Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Good news about Durham's bad news:
Kate Campbell Benefit

Many media report on the bad things happening in Durham...and many of their constituents' comments reflect prejudice against the city and its people while wondering why no one's doing anything to address social ills.

Non-denominational Urban Ministries of Durham does address these issues by providing services to Durham's down and out. UMD shelters persons without homes, feeds the hungry, provides clothes, offers counseling and vocational training.

UMD's neighbors include the Durham County Main Library, WTVD and St. Philip's Episcopal Church. From its century-old site in downtown Durham, St. Philip's helped start UMD and remains committed to its work. To that end, in 2003, St. Philip's launched Strings Attached Productions, a concert series presenting top names in acoustic roots music.

After a nearly two year construction hiatus, in which St. Philip's received a much-needed expansion, the concert series returns with talented Nashville-based singer/songwriter Kate Campbell performing the UMD benefit Friday, April 18, at 7 PM, in the Parish Hall of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 408 E Main St, Durham (see www.stphilipsdurham.org for more information).

The always in-demand artist offers a perfect complement to the mission of UMD and the St. Philip's concert series. Campbell writes smart and sublime; her points deftly made with reflective reasoning rather than pugnacious preaching. From admiring everyday heroes, marveling at eccentrics, examining human rights, lamenting changing landscapes, summoning spirituality and reflecting on youthful views, Campbell's memorable melodies and insightful lyrics stay in the psyche, uplifting and inspiring long after the last song.

So, please consider responding to your constituents' demands that someone do something by reporting on the good news of UMD, St. Philip's Strings Attached Productions benefit concert series and/or Kate Campbell.

Please spread the word:
Urban Ministries of Durham Benefit Concert:
Singer/Songwriter Kate Campbell
Friday, April 18, at 7 PM
Parish Hall of St. Philip's Episcopal Church
408 E Main St, Durham

  • Tickets $15 advance, $20 at door ($8 children 5-12; younger childcare available)
  • Refreshments (beer/wine/sodas/water/coffee/mini-moonpies/etc.) availabe
  • Free monitored parking
We appreciate the generous support of:
  • David Ball & Susan Chapek
  • Koroberi
  • Rick Tufts, Triangle Brewing Company

More info: www.stphilipsdurham.org