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Julianne Johnson and Michael Allen Harrison Headline
L’Arche Portland’s 4th Annual Benefit Concert
October 18, 2014
Portland, OR, – L’Arche Portland announced today it will host its fourth annual benefit concert featuring renowned Northwest artists Julianne Johnson and Michael Allen Harrison. The concert, on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Madeleine Parish at 3123 NE 24th Avenue, will directly support L’Arche Portland’s work of creating home and building community for people with and without intellectual disabilities. The concert will celebrate L’Arche International’s 50th Anniversary, joining festivities in 146 communities around the world to honor this golden “Jubilee.”
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The event will also feature a raffle for a 7-day stay at a condo in Las Vegas, including airfare.
The concert will showcase a new song by Johnson in honor of the 50th Anniversary of L’Arche, as well as guest performances by the Portland Community College choir Voices of Soul.
About the Artists
Julianne R. Johnson has astonished Northwest audiences for more than 25 years. This past year Johnson continued to amaze with her performance in “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” reprising the role she played on the national tour. She performs a wide range of musical genres including jazz, R & B, Motown, Broadway, Gospel and Blues. What sets Johnson apart is not only her enormous talent, but also her ability to connect deeply with her audience.
Michael Allen Harrison touches his audience with his passionate renderings of jazz and classical piano. Harrison is the founder of the Snowman Foundation, which has raised more than two million dollars for music education.
About L’Arche
The Portland L’Arche community is a part of an international federation, with 146 communities in 35 countries, L’Arche International, founded in 1964 in France, is a global leader in engaging, honoring, and celebrating people with intellectual disabilities. L’Arche differs from conventional group homes in that caregivers live as family with adults with intellectual disabilities. The community creates a culture of equality, founded on a belief in the unique value of every person and our need for one another.
There are many ways to support the work of L’Arche Portland – purchase tickets and attend the annual benefit concert; make a financial contribution; provide an in-kind donation (please see online Wish List); invite a member of the Speakers Bureau to present at your community group, church or school; volunteer. For more information, please visit or call L’Arche Portland at 503.251.6901.
Contacts: Tamara Yates, Director of Development and Communications, L’Arche-Portland
Sean Ducey, Event Coordinator, L’Arche-Portland
971.303.8239 |
Jaime Smith

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