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Pair of concerts benefit area tornado relief

Pair of concerts benefit area tornado relief
Performer Floyd Patterson onstage June 21 at the benefit concert at West Springfield's Majestic Theater to raise funds for West Springfield families affected by the tornado.

Photo courtesy of Lee Chambers

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Proceeds from two concerts at the Majestic Theater have raised $10,358 to aid families in that town that suffered due to the tornado strike that occurred on June 1.
The concerts, which took place June 20 and 21, both sold out within days of their announcement. Some of the Majestic’s most popular entertainers from the past 15 years were on hand to perform.

According to Majestic Theater Producing Director Danny Eaton, “We will be dividing the proceeds into thirds. Two-thirds will go directly to the families of Angelica Guerrero and Sergey Livchin, the two West Springfield residents who were killed during the storm, and the remaining third will go to a tornado relief fund managed by the West Springfield Park and Recreation Department to aid those in town who experienced hardships from the storm.”
Eaton expressed gratitude to all who participated, including the entertainers, technical crew and Majestic Theater staff, all of whom donated their services both nights, and to all who donated to the cause.
The concerts, which took place June 20 and 21, both sold out within days of their announcement. Some of the Majestic’s most popular entertainers from the past 15 years were on hand to perform, including Mitch Chakour, Floyd Patterson, Frank Manzi, Ray Guillemette, Jr (“A Ray of Elvis”), Ben (“Buddy Holly Story”) Ashley, Kenny LaBelle (The Diamond Collection) and many others. Tickets to the show were free, so that anyone could attend and donate whatever they could afford to the fund.
For additional information, visit www.majestictheater.com.
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