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Kitchen Concert at the Sonoma Community Center

Carolyn Alioto, Maureen Baker, and Ilene Briggin set to perform

This month’s Kitchen Concert, on Sunday, May 29, at the Sonoma Community Center, promises to be another hot night of musical performances. Cynthia Tarr, chair of the center’s vocal department, will once again showcase three of her talented singers.

Carolyn Alioto, Maureen Baker, and Ilene Briggin have been long-time members of Cynthia’s gospel choir, the Free Spirits, and have performed in her popular recitals held twice a year.

Alioto can often be seen singing while driving her famous pink Thunderbird convertible around town. Her sophisticated set includes an array of her favorite songs, including Broadway show tunes and popular songs. Baker, once referred to as “the Canary” in her former musical life, will serenade the audience with her unique interpretation of old standards and contemporary songs. Briggin abandoned her career as a singing exotic dancer in New York and relocated to Sonoma, where she will perform a more dignified mixture of songs including jazz, blues, and a little bit of country.

The concert begins at 6 p.m. in room 110 at the Sonoma Community Center, 276 E Napa St., Sonoma. Wine and cookies will be available before the show and at intermission. Tickets are $15 dollars at the door, with the proceeds going to the Sonoma Community Center’s music program.

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