The next LCCC Coffee Concert, scheduled for 3 pm Sunday, Jan.
20, will present two talented young vocalists, Emily Roberts and
Jaden Stanfill. These aspiring singers will be accompanied by Rita
Warton, on the center's Mason and Hamlin grand piano.
The doors to the auditorium, inside the Lincoln City Cultural
Center at 540 NE Hwy. 101, will open at 2:30 pm. Admission, $10 per
person at the door, includes dessert and coffee from Paul Mistretta
of Strung Out on Beads and Coffee. All proceeds from ticket
sales go toward the operations of the LCCC.
Jaden Stanfill, a senior at Taft High School
7-12, has been studying music for several years. He enjoys the
songs of Frank Sinatra, among others, and will be performing
several at this concert.
Emily Roberts is an eighth grader at the
Lincoln City Seventh Day Adventist School. She has been singing
since she was 3 years old, and has competed in many talent shows
and competitions (including Lincoln County's Got Talent, Oregon
Fairs Talent Search, 4-H performing arts and last year's Texaco
Country Showdown). She is also the winner of the recent Toledo Idol
competition. Emily said she does not know if she will head into a
career in music, but will always live life with a sweet song in her
heart. On Jan 20, at the LCCC, she'll be performing some of her
favorite Country Western songs.
Rita Warton is a New Zealander who emigrated to
the United States with her husband, Michael, in 1965. She raised
four musical children and, after moving to Lincoln City in 1988,
worked for Lincoln Shelter and Services. She then joined the OMTA
and has been teaching piano and voice for the last 19 years. She
has played locally for many churches, accompanied the Lincoln
Community Chorus for many years, THS choir, talent shows, and much
These Coffee Concerts, organized by Warton, offer local
musicians of all ages a chance to perform while raising money for
the center's operating fund. In 2012, Warton and her musical
friends raised more than $2,000 for the LCCC. If you would like to
be considered as a Coffee Concert performer, call Rita Warton at
The Lincoln City Cultural Center offers performances, fine arts,
art classes and visitor information inside the former Delake School
at 540 NE Hwy. 101. The upcoming schedule includes Dancing With the
Local Stars, a dinner and dance showcase fundraiser, on Jan. 26,
and the First Saturday Concert with Satori Bob, on Feb. 2. For
details or tickets, call 541-994-9994.
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