HEAR YOUNG VOCALISTS, AT THEIR BEST:
ROBERTS, STANFILL HEADLINE JAN 20. COFFEE CONCERT
Story from Nikki Price, LCCC
The next Lincoln City Cultural Center Coffee Concert, scheduled for 3 pm Sunday, Jan. 20, will present two talented young vocalists, Emily Roberts and Jaden Stanfill. These aspiring singers will be accompanied by Rita Warton, on the center’s Mason and Hamlin grand piano.
The doors to the auditorium, inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center at 540 NE Hwy. 101, will open at 2:30 pm. Admission, $10 per person at the door, includes dessert and coffee from Paul Mistretta of Strung Out on Beads and Coffee. All proceeds from ticket sales go toward the operations of the LCCC.
Jaden Stanfill, a senior at Taft High School 7-12, has been studying music for several years. He enjoys the songs of Frank Sinatra, among others, and will be performing several at this concert.
Emily Roberts is an eighth grader at the Lincoln City Seventh Day Adventist School. She has been singing since she was 3 years old, and has competed in many talent shows and competitions (including Lincoln County’s Got Talent, Oregon Fairs Talent Search, 4-H performing arts and last year’s Texaco Country Showdown). She is also the winner of the recent Toledo Idol competition. Emily said she does not know if she will head into a career in music, but will always live life with a sweet song in her heart. On Jan 20, at the LCCC, she’ll be performing some of her favorite Country Western songs.
Rita Warton is a New Zealander who emigrated to the United States with her husband, Michael, in 1965. She raised four musical children and, after moving to Lincoln City in 1988, worked for Lincoln Shelter and Services. She then joined the OMTA and has been teaching piano and voice for the last 19 years. She has played locally for many churches, accompanied the Lincoln Community Chorus for many years, THS choir, talent shows, and much more.
These Coffee Concerts, organized by Warton, offer local musicians of all ages a chance to perform while raising money for the center’s operating fund. In 2012, Warton and her musical friends raised more than $2,000 for the LCCC. If you would like to be considered as a Coffee Concert performer, call Rita Warton at 541-994-8585.
The Lincoln City Cultural Center offers performances, fine arts, art classes and visitor information inside the former Delake School at 540 NE Hwy. 101. The upcoming schedule includes Dancing With the Local Stars, a dinner and dance showcase fundraiser, on Jan. 26, and the First Saturday Concert with Satori Bob, on Feb. 2. For details or tickets, call 541-994-9994.