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Steel drum concert set for Friday night at Festival Hall, Racine, Wisconsin

The Journal Times

Members of the Steel Doves steel drum band rehearse. The Steel Doves are scheduled to perform at a steel drum concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Festival Hall along with Angel Lawrie, John Patti and other special guests.Racine, Wisconsin, USA - Racine’s Festival Hall will become an island oasis on Friday, Oct. 6, when steel drummers from near and far fill it with the unmistakably tropical tones of their music, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The steel drum concert scheduled to be presented that evening by Angel Lawrie will feature national guest artists including John Patti — an internationally touring steel pan artist — as well as the local steel band the Steel Doves. And its purpose, in addition to being entertaining, is to share Lawrie’s passion for steel pan drums and the healing effects they can have on at-risk youth.

Lawrie, who has been playing steel drums for more than 30 years, is also an educator, clinician and an advocate for students dealing with autism, emotional challenges, learning differences and ADHD.
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