Last Chance to Purchase Tickets for "Vintage-chic Band" Pink Martini Performance at 2009 Candlelight Dinner to Benefit PACE

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Time is running out to reserve your seat at the upcoming performance by Pink Martini, the twelve-piece ensemble described by The New York Times as "a vintage-chic band" based in Portland, Ore. This legendary group will perform at the Act One Guild's Candlelight Dinner fundraising gala to benefit Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE) on November 7, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in the new Grand Ballroom.

Pink Martini to Perform at Act One Guild Event for PACE

As we get closer to the groundbreaking and eventual debut of PACE, incorporating internationally-recognized performers such as Pink Martini into our fundraising events is a logical next step.

Time is running out to reserve your seat at the upcoming performance by Pink Martini, the twelve-piece ensemble described by The New York Times as "a vintage-chic band" based in Portland, Ore. This legendary group will perform at the Act One Guild's Candlelight Dinner fundraising gala to benefit Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE) on November 7, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in the new Grand Ballroom.

2009 Candlelight Dinner--A Toast to PACE: An Evening With Pink Martini is presented by the Act One Guild, a group of more than 40 women who have dedicated themselves to raising community awareness and support for the future performing arts center in downtown Bellevue.

"The sixth annual Candlelight Dinner will be a wonderful event, and it is a natural place to begin showcasing entertainers and performances one might enjoy at PACE in the near future," says Christina Greene, development associate for guilds and special events at PACE. "As we get closer to the groundbreaking and eventual debut of PACE, incorporating internationally-recognized performers such as Pink Martini into our fundraising events is a logical next step."

This year, funds to benefit PACE will be raised through underwriting and table sponsorships, ticket sales, and a Raise-The-Paddle to fund a special need. Contact Christina Greene, development associate for guilds and special events, for more information at 425.462.0099 or visit http://www.actoneguild.org/events.

About Pink Martini:
Founded by classically-trained pianist Thomas M. Lauderdale in 1994, the Portland, Oregon-based "little orchestra" has performed its eclectic repertoire on concert stages throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, including Carnegie Hall and the Walt Disney Concert Hall during its grand opening celebration. The band's fresh sound - a blend of golden-era Hollywood melodies, multilingual lyrics, and diverse rhythm patterns - is achieved through its masterful use of a wild array of instruments interwoven with the intoxicating lilts of lead vocalist China Forbes. The internationally-acclaimed ensemble has three albums to its credit, including Amazon No. 1 bestseller "Hang On Little Tomato."

About Performing Arts Center Eastside:
With a 2000-seat Concert Hall and a 250- seat cabaret-style performance space, Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE) will bring renowned musicians, dancers, actors, and entertainers to Puget Sound audiences. Its mission is to enrich cultural life with a wide diversity of live entertainment, arts, and education. PACE will stimulate the arts region-wide; attract new audiences; heighten arts awareness and education; provide a performance home for select area arts organizations; and serve as a cultural center for the Eastside. PACE will be located in downtown Bellevue on the corner of NE 10th Street and 106th Avenue NE. The Campaign For PACE has raised more than $32 million to date. For more information about PACE visit our website at http://www.pac-eastside.org.

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