WHERE: Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 N. Pack Square
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 10, 3 p.m. $25/$15 for ages 15 and under. Info: dwtheatre.com or 257-4530.
WHY: The music and words of John Denver will ring out across the country roads of the Blue Ridge Mountains as musician Tom Donnelly, Celtic guitarist Robin Bullock and the Carolina Day School Fifth Grade Chorus perform a concert that benefits local nonprofit MemoryCare, which offers treatment and support for those suffering from Alzheimer's and other memory disorders.
This is not the first time Donnelly and his band have performed this tribute to the legendary folk artist at the Diana Wortham Theatre, playing for the first time at this venue in 2010. “It was a wonderful experience,” says Woodie Dyches, a caregiver with MemoryCare who attended the show with his wife. “My wife had gotten to where she didn’t talk much, but she sang along with the whole show. It really surprised me. I didn’t even know she knew some of those songs.”
All proceeds from the event will go directly to the funding of MemoryCare and the MemoryCaregivers Network, which provides support groups and advice for those caring for a loved one with a memory disorder, to ensure the continuation of the organization's much-needed services to the Asheville area for years to come.
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