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Young Audiences Goes to Town! Fundraiser

Wed. 10. 6pm. Town Ballroom, 681 Main Street. (852-3900/townballroom.com). $50 general admission, $150 patron table tickets.

 Since it’s election season, you’ve probably either met your four-year quota for fundraisers already or have been harassed at clipboard-point by a door-to-door volunteer to go to one.  But why should politicians be the only ones with direct access to your wallets?  Why not give your hard-earned money to something that matters instead?  Here’s a suggestion: head downtown tomorrow (October 10) to the Town Ballroom to support Young Audiences of Western New York, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of the area’s youth through involvement in the arts.  The fundraising event will feature, among other things, small plate hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Current Catering, a juggling performance by Nels Ross, and a performance by Buffalo’s own contemporary dance troupe, LehrerDance.  The general admission price of $50 might seem a little steep to some, but when you consider it’s 1/25,000,000th of Mitt Romney’s estimate worth and a mere $50 more than what General Electric paid in federal taxes last year, it becomes pretty clear that the cost of admission (to say nothing of supporting a good cause) is worth every penny. —edward a. benoit