Proceeds will benefit
Trinity Jubilee Center

AUBURN — Concerts for a Cause, the new series at the First Universalist Church, Unitarian Universalist of Auburn, will host singer-songwriter, lecturer and cultural ambassador Reggie Harris on April 7.

The show is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the church at 159 Pleasant St.

Steeped in the tradition of African-American spirituals, folk, gospel, rock and the music of civil and human rights, Harris is recognized as a vibrant force in the acoustic music realm, and in educational and historical circles.

“It is my great privilege to return to Maine, a state that has provided great opportunities of joy for me every summer, to bring stories and songs of hope and joy alive,” Harris said. “My show is a celebration of all that we are and hope to be … a community of people who use the arts to realize that dream that Martin Luther King Jr. left in our care.”

As a founding artist in the John F. Kennedy Center’s “Changing Education Through the Arts” program, Harris is a committed teacher and advocate for lifelong learning. His songs cover topics ranging from his own personal journey to world issues and history.

The concerts are produced by local musician and church choir director Dave Rowe, with help from church members.

The concerts benefit area charities. This one supports the Trinity Jubilee Center, a nonreligious organization in downtown Lewiston. The center’s meals program, food pantry, day shelter, resource center and refugee integration work serve more than 1,000 people every week.

Tickets for the concert are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit <http://www.uuconcerts.org> or call the church at 207-783-0461.

Reggie Harris, a highly regarded performer of African-American spirituals, folk, gospel, rock and the music of civil and human rights, will perform in the Concerts for a Cause series at The First Universalist, Unitarian Universalist Church in Auburn on Friday, April 7. Proceeds from the concert will go to the Trinity Jubilee Center.

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