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Jackson Browne to play benefit for Redford Theatre

By Gary Graff
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Veteran singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will play a benefit for Detroit’s Historic Redford Theatre and its surrounding neighborhood on Aug. 10.

Browne will be accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz, with proceeds from the concert going to support not only to the theater in northwest Detroit but also the Old Redford Re-Development Group and Echopark Guitars as part of an effort to form an Old Redford Community Arts Foundation.

Tickets for the show are $25-$75 with some higher priced Gold Circle seats. They go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 23, via Ticketmaster.com.

In a statement, Browne says Echopark Guitars owner Gabriel Currie, who comes from the same Los Angeles neighborhood that Browne grew up in, pitched him on the benefit. “For a while now, I’ve been hearing that Detroit is ‘coming back.’ I like the idea of it -- Detroit has given us some much -- some of my favorite cars, and a lot of my favorite music -- Motown, Glenn Frey...At the heart of this project is a strong belief in community, and the power of art to motive and inspire.”

The Redford, located at 17360 Lahser Road, regularly shows vintage movies and is also the home of the historic Barton Theatre Pipe Organ, which is played before screenings and during intermissions. Visit redfordtheatre.com for more information.

Web Site: redfordtheatere.com

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