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Events to Remember 140th Birthday Party ~ February 22, 2013

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Encore: Lobero Club 140

Mayor Schneider celebrates the Lobero’s 140th birthday with Executive Director David Asbell (left) and Board Member Jim Morouse

Access Theatre Endowment Fund David Asbell & Denise Dannemiller Anonymous (2) Giuseppe Bonfiglio Sheri Broedlow Camille Cimini-Fruin Nancy Rutterer Clark Gregory Corso Mrs. Frank Crandall Taylor Dannemiller Taylor Micaela Davis Gwen T. Dawson Leslie Dinaberg Jim & Sallie Dougherty In honor of the Blair and Purdy Families Rose Hill Lisa Horner & Eric Shiflett Naseem Hyder Ann Kale Assoc. Mitchell Kriegman Casey Marks Ava Morouse Tyler Moselle Nancy Lou Murdock Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Najera Kristi Newton & Joseph Beban Meg & Dan Purdy Jane H. Roney Jeff & Cherry Sadler Michele & Andre Saltoun Leslie & Mark Schneiderman Perry Simpson The Skidmore Family Slide Marketing Erika Smith Craig & Kirsten Springer Elizabeth Vos Sylvia Weller Dona & Paul Wieckowski Anne & Bill Williams Dawn Ziemer

2013 has been an exciting year at the Lobero Theatre, and the fun isn’t over yet! In February we took the Encore: Lobero Campaign public in a big way, celebrating the theatre’s 140th anniversary with a party on-stage. More than 100 friends and supporters came together in the festively festooned theatre to mix, mingle and enjoy the bluegrass sounds of The Mobile Homeboys (Double-Wide). Dozens got caught up in the fun and bought raffle tickets or made generous donations to the campaign, earning membership in the exclusive Club 140 and moving us even closer to our fundraising goal line. The apex of the evening came when Mayor Helene Schneider made a declaration in celebration of the Lobero’s long history, and Campaign Chair Jim Morouse led guests in a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” to this grand old community theatre.

Jeff Bridges with Brian Juliano, Jeff Bridges performs with the Abiders and special guest, David Crosby

An evening with Jeff Bridges and the Abiders ~ March 28, 2013 In March, a sold-out audience was treated to an intimate performance with Jeff Bridges and the Abiders and yes, indeed, the Dude does abide. To add to this fantastic performance, Bridges generously donated a beautiful guitar, complete with original artwork drawn on the guitar body by the Dude himself. When the first guitar was bid up and purchased in record time, Bridges bounded on stage with a second custom instrument, doubling the auction proceeds. All of this just in the first half of the evening! For the second set, David Crosby– in a treat the audience won’t soon forget–joined the band for a rare collaboration. Following the show, 100 VIP ticket holders attended a party in the Courtyard with Bridges and Crosby, where both icons generously shared their time in support of the theatre. Our thanks go out to two legendary performers who truly love the Lobero.

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