COFFEE, DESSERTS AND GREAT LOCAL MUSIC:
LCCC COFFEE CONCERT SET FOR FEB. 19
Provided by Niki Price, Exec. Dir. Lincoln City Cultural Center
The new Sunday matinee concert series at the Lincoln City Cultural Center will resume on Sunday, Feb. 19. The Coffee Concert program will feature piano, bell and vocal music by the Beard family – Paul and Barbara Beard, and their daughter, Paula – and solo guitar/vocal arrangements by Perry Gerber. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. at the cultural center, 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City.
Admission will be $10 at the door, and includes fresh coffee, hot tea and tasty desserts, provided by Strung Out on Beads and Coffee.
The Beard family, originally from Eugene, moved to Lincoln City in 1986 when Barbara was employed at the Inn at Spanish Head. She worked in several positions at the Inn, and is presently the pastry chef and weekend hostess. Paul is an accompanist, piano teacher and performer, who plays for the Lincoln City Community Chorus and in churches throughout Oregon. He was the house pianist for Portland’s downtown Meier & Frank for 11 years, and for several fine dining restaurants in the Portland and Eugene areas. Presently, he’s the holiday pianist in the Fathoms dining room, at the Inn at Spanish Head. Paul and Barbara began playing handbells in the 1970s, and have played all over the West Coast.
Their daughter, Paula, is a graduate of Taft High School who now resides in Eugene, where she is studying vocal music at Lane Community College. She began performing on handbells at the age of 5 – playing the only small bell that her hand could hold – and since the age of 9 has assisted her parent in workshops, conferences, school assemblies and festivals.
Perry Gerber s a local recording artist with 38 years of performance history on the Oregon coast. Perry performs locally with The Ocean band, on the internet as Rockstar “Shadez Rhapsody” and is well known as a bass player and backup singer for most every band in the area. He has recently found his own voice and style of songwriting, and has produced his own CD of original songs, “I Dare You to Love Me.” It’s truly a local effort, recorded on a one-of-a-kind Tom Dollar Acoustic Guitar (built in Lincoln City). And, some of the tracks were recorded at the musician’s business, Gerber Tire & Service Center. His new CD called “In My Secondlife” is in the works and these unreleased songs will be the focus of his performance at Lincoln City Cultural Center on Feb. 19.
The Lincoln City Cultural Center offers performances, fine arts, art classes and visitor information inside the Delake School at 540 NE Hwy. 101. Other upcoming events include Siren Saturdays (with female vocalists playing March 3, 10, 17 and 24) and the Festival of Illusions, March 28-31.
For tickets and information, call 541-994-9994, head to lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or become a friend on Facebook.