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Fundraiser show featuring John Denver music Sunday
Fundraiser PP 2 19 2016 WEB
Jim Curry (far left), a well known and nationally acclaimed performer who is the premiere John Denver tribute artist in the country plays a special concert this Sunday at Camden High School. Proceeds from ticket sales for the concert will go to support Kershaw County Habitat for Humanity. The special event is sponsored by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, Camden High School, Joe and Sandy Shull, and a number of other friends of Habitat for Humanity.

Jim Curry, whose performances of John Denver’s music have drawn nationwide acclaim, comes to Camden this weekend to play a special fundraiser concert for Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County. The concert will take place at the Camden High School Performing Arts Auditorium in Camden this Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 general admission and are available at the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center (FAC) and online at fineartscenter.org. Sponsors include Joe and Sandy Shull as well as several other friends of Habitat for Humanity.

Tribute artist Jim Curry, whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, has performed Denver’s music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits.

Jim’s uncanny ability to mirror John’s voice and clean-cut look takes audiences back to the time when "Rocky Mountain High" "Sunshine" "Calypso" and "Annie’s Song" topped the charts, and his popular music had the heartfelt message of caring for the earth and caring for each other, note Joe and Sandy Shull, contributors to this special production.

"We saw this group in the mountains this summer as a treat for our anniversary," the Shulls said. "They were fabulous. The music was entirely faithful to John Denver and included members of Denver’s own band. Also included is a beautiful media presentation during the performance. The soaring quality and fullness of the arrangements reminded us of just how inspirational his music was and remains."

Immediately after the concert, in the lobby, the Shulls said they began talking with Curry and the band about the possibility of them coming to Camden

"With the considerable help from Kristin Cobb and the staff of the Fine Arts Center, as well as the cooperation and encouragement of Dr. Frank Morgan of the Kershaw County School District we have the opportunity to raise funds to support the Board’s mission of construction of homes for Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County," they said. "Three county agencies coming together for such an event is as inspirational as John Denver's music itself."

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat is founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, decent, affordable place to live in dignity and safety. Habitat has an open-door policy: All who desire to be a part of this work are welcome, regardless of religious preference or background. Habitat for Humanity has always had a policy of building with people in need regardless of race or religion, and Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.

For more information or tickets call the FAC at 425-7676 extension 300 or visit the FAC website at www.fineartscenter.org. The FAC is at 810 Lyttleton Street, Camden. Box office hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door of the Camden High School Performing Arts Auditorium located at 1022 Ehrenclou Drive in Camden the evening of the performance beginning at 6 p.m.

The Fine Arts Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.