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City Council thanks concert organizers

For the youth, a fundraising concert to benefit children deprived of music because of war and poverty in the Middle East is scheduled Saturday at Nevada City’s Pioneer Park.

For those against the war – and those claiming to support the troops by requesting U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan be brought home – Nevada City’s council was to consider a nonbinding anti-war resolution late Wednesday night.

The concert is set for 8 p.m. Saturday in Seaman Lodge but the anti-war resolution hadn’t come up as of press time Wednesday.



There was time for Nevada City leaders to offer their kudos with a proclamation for concert organizers – Gold Country Piano Institute, Music in the Mountains, Twin Cities Concert Association, Nevada County Composers Cooperative and the Grass Valley Friends Meeting.

Yet time for discussion of an anti-war resolution didn’t appear available for those who wanted to get home in time to watch a nightly news program.




Before Wednesday’s council meeting, some of the supporters of the anti-war resolution shared their thoughts.

“Our young people are being asked to fight and die for a war for which the reasons were obviously fabricated,” said Utah Phillips, a folksinger from Nevada City.

Donna Cobb of Grass Valley echoed Phillips comments.

“This war is based on lies,” Cobb said.

Saturday’s concert features 19-year-old pianist Pauline Yang.

The only people left in the room for Wednesday’s anti-war discussion were middle-aged and older.

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To contact Staff Writer Greg Moberly, e-mail gregm@theunion.com or call 477-4234.


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