Dave Matthews Band Saxophonist Headlines Unusual Dallas Fundraiser

The Friends of the Warren Center are staging the inaugural Art of Music Gala Friday featuring a performance by saxophonist Jeff Coffin of the Dave Matthews Band.The unusual fundraiser at Southside Ballroom in Dallas will auction artworks paired with five original pieces of music that will be performed by the composers.The writers are Emmy-winning Hollywoodtunesmith Mark Watters, world champion Burleson fiddler Brook Wallace, jazz, soul and R&B producer and arranger Jamar Jones, 20-year-old Dallas prodigy and classical composer Quinn Mason and 10-year-old Dallas performer and songwriter Maya Delgado.The corresponding artworks are by Dallas-based painter Daniel Padilla and wood artist Christina Yielding, sculptors Angela Mia De La Vega and Arazeli and Luis Torres and fashion designer Lucy Dang.The Warren Center provides therapies to children with developmental delays and disabilities. Event sponsors include:$25,000: Melody and Rick Rogers.$15,000: Fauxcades.$10,000: Lacy Fletcher and Methodist Richardson Medical Center.$5,000: Ann and Bill Dandridge, Erin and Andrew Hillman, Lacy Fletcher with Ebby Halliday and A&I Residential Designs LLC, and Toyota of Irving.$2,500: Nick Adamson, Ares, Katrina and Nathan Baker, The Barber Shop, David Call, Barb Gatti and Kirk Wilson, Hearts of Maya, Randy Jacobs, Sandy Kauffman, Kathy Alley and Pam Lemoine, Ricart Insurance Agency, and The Smithee Group.$2,000: Grecia Garza and Lesley Arbuckle of Rogers Healy & Associates, Hotel ZaZa, Mill No. 3, Courtney Edwards, Jordan Roberts, The Rustic and the Ray Johnston Band.Tickets starting at $200 are available at theartofmusicgala.com.  Continue reading...

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