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Zimmerman Ragtime Piano Concert to Benefit Storm Victims

Original post made by Nan Bostick, Menlo Park: Felton Gables, on Sep 24, 2008

Tues., Oct. 7 at 7:00 p.m. Richard Zimmerman, the grand wizard of ragtime piano, returns from Illinois to perform at the First Baptist Church of Menlo Park at 1100 Middle (corner Arbor) very near where his ragtime career began in 1956 while a student at Stanford University. Suggested donation is $20. Proceeds will benefit Samaritans Purse in assisting recent storm disaster victims. For information, contact Carol Maslin (650)323-8544 or cfjmaslin@juno.com or visit www.firstbaptis.com.

Zimmerman played his first professional ragtime concert in Palo Alto 52 years ago while studying mechanical engineering at Stanford. A consummate entertainer, ragtime historian, recording artist, and a professional magician – musically and otherwise – he has since earned the title "Champion Ragtime Performer of the World." He is also noted for his historical writings as editor of The Rag Times, for co-founding the Maple Leaf Club in Los Angeles, and for serving as music director for countless ragtime festivities, including the International Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival in Sedalia, MO.

Reservations are not required for the Oct. 7 concert. Doors open at 6:30. The church is wheelchair accessible and free parking is available behind the church on Arbor. Zimmerman performs in San Francisco and other locations on his tour of his home state of California. For information on other concerts, please contact Nan Bostick at (650) 328-5792 or rtnan@earthlink.net.

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Posted by Nan Bostick
a resident of Menlo Park: Felton Gables
on Sep 24, 2008 at 1:53 pm

Nan Bostick is a registered user.

Typos in above (sorry). E-mail for Carol is: cjmaslin@juno.com
Web site for church (which includes map) is: www.firstbaptist.com

Can't figure out how to edit the original posting. Sorry. Ragtime Nan Bostick