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February 19, 2013 > Curtain Call presents 'Live with The Shawn Megofna Band'

Curtain Call presents 'Live with The Shawn Megofna Band'

Submitted By David Ojakian

Curtain Call Performing Arts is proud to present Live with the Shawn Megofna Band, the second concert as part of CCPA's Unplugged Concert Series. The Shawn Megofna Band (TSMB) is composed of talented, fun, and energetic individuals from the Bay Area. TSMB fuses island, reggae, acoustic, and rock genres into one complete sound, and will perform covers and original works, while also raising funds for two deserving Bay Area organizations: San Leandro Relay For Life (2/22) and the Bay Area Fight Academy (2/23).

Proceeds from the Friday night performance of Live with the Shawn Megofna Band will benefit the San Leandro Relay For Life. Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society's signature fundraising event. San Leandro has hosted a Relay event for the last 10 years and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for cancer research. CCPA Founding Artistic Director Andrea Gorham, lead singer Shawn Megofna, and the band's manager Tiana Santos, all share a special connection to Relay For Life as their families have been impacted by cancer, braving the loss of loved ones to forms of the disease, and celebrating survivors and caregivers.

Saturday night's proceeds benefit the Bay Area Fight Academy. Megofna Band's drummer and backup vocalist, Anthony Francisco is a member of Bay Area Fight Academy (BAFA), a local mixed martial arts, kickboxing, and jujitsu gym based in Hayward. The local gym specializes in kickboxing, mixed martial arts, strength and conditioning, amateur and pro training, and caters classes to first time enthusiasts and those interested in the health benefits of MMA training. BAFA provides a safe family environment and encourages parents to train alongside their children. Saturday's show will feature an exciting display of live demonstrations by students of BAFA, in addition to the band's eclectic concert.

The CCPA Concert Series is gaining steam, and by adding a charitable aspect this month the concerts are primed for continued growth.

"Unplugged has become a huge hit. Shows sell out quickly. What we are most excited about is introducing local, professional musicians and artists to new audiences. We're thrilled about the variety of music and following The Shawn Megofna Band will bring to the concert series," said Andrea Gorham, CCPA Founding Artistic Director.

Live with The Shawn Megofna Band runs February 22 and 23, and will be held at the newly refurbished setting of the California Conservatory Theatre (CCT). For tickets and information visit www.curtaincallperformingarts.org, or call the box office at (510) 909-9516.

Live with The Shawn Megofna Band
Friday, Feb 22 and Saturday, Feb 23
Friday: 8 p.m., Saturday: 7 p.m.
California Conservatory Theatre
999 E 14th St., San Leandro
(510) 909-9516
www.curtaincallperformingarts.org
Tickets: $10 - $25

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