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New York City. Music Fest. Carnegie Hall. In Defense of Animals. September 2008.

If you're a music lover and an animal lover as well, you're in luck. On September 27, 2008, Saturday, at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City, you can enjoy the World Flute Fest Concert and help the animals at the same time. This musical event will benefit In Defense of Animals (IDA), a super organization founded in 1983 by Dr. Elliot M. Katz, DVM. It is based in San Rafael, California. Here are the musicians who will be performing: flutists Carol Alban, Marco Granados, Robert Dick, Bassam Saba, James "Nyoraku" Schlefer, Skip Healy, Nancy Tyler and Ann Licater. They will be joined by pianists Taylor Eigsti, Matt Herskowitz, Elaine Kwon, bassist Harish Raghavan, didjeridoo player Paradiso, vocalists Alvenson Moore and Jacquelyn Familant, guitarists Bert Lams and Joshua Dukes, and many more.

What: 2008 World Flute Fest Concert - Benefit for IDA
When: Saturday, Sept. 27th, 2008 at 8:30pm
Where: Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and Seventh Ave., New York

It will cost you $40 while students and seniors have to pay only $30. Heck, I am nearly 51 years old. Does that make me a senior? For more info:
www.carnegiehall.org or 212-247-7800. For more information visit www.worldflutefest.com, or Email: worldflutefest@aol.com

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