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10/30/05

The Arts Make Comeback At Saenger

For perhaps the first time since Hurricane Katrina, the arts have returned to South Mississippi and it fortunately made a comeback in a big way.

KNS and Friends sponsored two-hours worth of music, theatre, and dance - all in the name of relief.

"Ive seen so many other fundraisers across the country, I thought well heck we need to do something here. We're in the theater world so I called my friend Laurie, and we started calling Gulfport Little Theatre, Biloxi Little Theatre, the symphony, Biloxi City Ballet, our friends and everybody said yes, so we just did little snippets of music and we had a great time getting over the Katrina Blues as you say," said event co-producer David Delk.

Performances by the Four Part Angels along with about 20 other local groups helped to raise money for a good cause.

"We love to perform and having a place to do it after that awful storm is a blessing. And then also to do it to raise money for the American Red Cross and the Mississippi Theatre Association. It just feels darn good," said Delk.

And it appears the audience felt good as well, knowing that something they love is now back in business.

"Support the arts along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We're here to help and to make you laugh and cry and everything else," said Delk.

Delk says the show was so wonderful, organizers may bring back the multi-group show in the spring.

By Karla Redditte

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