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Victoria band to perform at Hospice of South Texas benefit concert

By Elena Watts
March 14, 2014 at 5:01 p.m.
Updated March 13, 2014 at 10:14 p.m.


If You Go

• W: Benefit Concert for Hospice of South Texas featuring the music of Dr. Yahagi and the Mended Hearts

• W: 6-9:30 p.m. Friday

• Where: Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts

• H: Purchase tickets for $25 each online at weldercenter.org or call the box office at 361-570-8587. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Three-piece band Dr. Yahagi and the Mended Hearts will play a benefit concert Friday to support compassionate end-of-life care in the Crossroads.

Proceeds will go toward the 12-bed Hospice of South Texas Inpatient Center, which will break ground this summer at 1005 Mallette Drive in Victoria.

"We are building a state-of-the-art inpatient center where a patient's family and personal medical end-of-life crisis can be faced with unequal care and compassion in a homelike setting," said Hilary Lucas, director of community relations and advancement for Hospice of South Texas.

On Friday, doors will open at 6 p.m. at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts.

Guests can bid on silent auction items, including a blue Ventura acoustic guitar donated by Tee's Music House, a Woodhouse Day Spa package and handcrafted items by Tommy Green and Curtis Kerth.

Light hors d'oeuvres will be served, and cocktails will be available at a cash bar.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. with a brief intermission.

Classic rock songs by bands such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles and Eric Clapton will entertain the crowd. The musicians also will perform original compositions.

Tickets are $25 each, and guests can reserve specific seats for the performance.

"Dr. Yahagi, Rick Collie and Don Tharp generously give so much of their time and talents to help the community organizations as well as individuals in need," Lucas said. "These gifted musicians truly have hearts committed to helping others."

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