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Sen. Buckner-Webb to sing Friday with Boise High orchestra

Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb, D-Boise, will perform at the 15th annual Boise High Chamber Orchestra benefit concert Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Boise High auditorium.

Proceeds will help Boise high musicians travel to Europe to perform. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, teachers and senior citizens.

A news release follows:

Boise High Chamber Orchestra Performance this Friday

The Boise High Chamber Orchestra will present its 15th Annual Benefit Concert this Friday, January 31, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Boise High School Auditorium.

This year’s concert will feature a special performance by Senator Cherie Buckner-Webb (voice) and Dr. Del Parkinson (piano), along with the Boise High Chamber Orchestra. In addition to these incredible soloists, this year’s performance marks the final Benefit Concert for Wendy Hartman, director of the Boise High School Orchestra, who is retiring at the end of the school year. From Mozart to Gershwin, there will be a little something for everyone.

Proceeds from the event will fund a tremendous learning and development opportunity for the students to travel and perform in Europe.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, teachers and senior citizens.  Tickets may be purchased in advance through the Boise High Orchestra website, www.boisehighstrings.com, or by phoning 208-854-4318. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Dan Popkey came to Idaho in 1984 to work as a police reporter. Since 1987, he has covered politics and has reported on 25 sessions of the Legislature. Dan has a bachelor's in political science from Santa Clara University and a master's in journalism from Columbia University. He was a Congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association and a Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan. A former page in the U.S. House of Representatives, he graduated Capitol Page High School in 1976. In 2007, he led the Statesman’s coverage of the Sen. Larry Craig sex scandal, which was one of three Pulitzer Prize finalists in breaking news. In 2003, he won the Ted M. Natt First Amendment award from the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association for coverage of University Place, the University of Idaho’s troubled real estate development in Boise. Dan helped start the community reading project "Big Read." He has two children in college and lives on the Boise Bench with an old gray cat.

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