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Sneak peek at Nevada County’s 2014 Paint the Town Pink Breast Cancer event

Brett Bentley
Staff Writer
Physicians affiliated with Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital have always been a popular fixture of the annual Paint the Town Pink Fashion show.
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Call it an eight-year itch. It was time to make a change.

For the annual Paint the Town Pink event next month, organizers have booked a new entertainment act — the Dueling Piano Show by 2 Grand Entertainment. This will be the first time The Union and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital — who co-produce the benefit event — have had live musical entertainment. In the past, a fashion show and disc jockeys have provided the on-stage entertainment.

“We just felt it was time to shake things up, add something new to the event,” said Mary Anne Davis, events manager for The Union.

The Dueling Pianos will perform throughout the evening and will provide the background music during the annual fashion show. The fashion show, which has served as the primary entertainment for the past seven years, will remain a fixture at the event, but with a few changes as well, Davis said elusively. It will still include the ever popular doctors, she added.

As for the Dueling Pianos, Davis said they were drawn to the group’s act.

“We liked the energy that they bring. They’re funny, talented and get the crowd involved,” she said.

There will be jars on stage for the audience to pay for song requests. All money will be donated to the event, Davis said.

The eighth annual Paint the Town Pink will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 23. It’s a benefit to support breast health care through Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door and are available at BriarPatch Co-op, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation, SNMH Gift Shop, The Union or online at http://www.theunion.com/Pink.

For more information about the event, contact Davis at 530-477-4241.

Go to TheUnion.com/entertainment to see a video of the Dueling Piano performers.

Features Editor Brett Bentley can be reached at bbentley@theunion.com or by calling 530-477-4219.

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