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The Local Girls Annual Benefit Concert


Join the Local Girls with their special guest Sarah Hart on Sunday, December 10th starting at 2pm for their annual Christmas concert here at the History Center, 24 W. State St., photo of the local girls

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for 12 and under. Tickets sold at the door. Program will last approx one and a half hours.

Brenda Catania, Gay Dalzell and Mimi Hart make up the Athens, Ohio-based trio known far and wide as “The Local Girls.”.  Three-part harmony and engaging delivery have won them fans across the Midwest and even at the White House. The Local Girls have opened for Chubby Checker, accompanied David Bromberg, performed at the White House, and provided music for two award-winning series, one on women’s suffrage aired on NPR and a PBS-TV series on rural communities. In April, 2000 they appeared at Town Hall in New York City as guests of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. In the summer of 2004, The Local Girls performed throughout Germany, Austria and France and busked on the streets of Vienna.  The Local Girls’ swinging backup consists of guitar accompanist, Mike McGannon and upright bass player, Terry Douds, along with many other fine musicians.

Sarah Hart has built a career that has taken her worldwide and you don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear her music.  Hart most recently released Til The Song Is Sung, her ninth album as a solo artist. That collection of songs, captured with Nashville producer Paul Moak, comes during a fruitful songwriting season for Hart. Amy Grant, Celtic Woman, Matt Maher, Laura Story, Audrey Assad and The Newsboys are among those who’ve recorded her songs, and Grant’s recording of “Better Than a Hallelujah” earned Hart a Best Gospel Song Grammy nomination. She has also had several song placements in film and television, and her songs appear in hymnals all across the world.

Please join us as we celebrate music, the season and the joy of living!

Proceeds benefit the Southeast Ohio History Center and local charities.


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