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White House dinner and patriotic concert set for May 2

The Livingston County Concert Band presents a Civil War Sesquicentennial event on Saturday, May 2, at Parker Middle School, 400 Wright Road in Howell.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The event features a White House dinner at 5 p.m., followed by a free concert at 7 p.m. A free Civil War exhibit is open from 4:30-8 p.m.

The dinner is $35 for adults, $30 for children 12 and under, and $30 for seniors 60 and over. President and Mrs. Lincoln are hosting the pre-concert dinner that will include stories of life in the White House and the Civil War, and feature chicken fricassee, roast beef and molasses whipped sweet potatoes. Music during dinner will be rpovided by the Huron Valley String Quartet.

The Livingston County Concert Band performance begins at 7 p.m. Directed by Dale Marzewski, the band will play a selection of patriotic and Civil War-themed music, as well as special narration by Fred Priebe as President Lincoln of Aaron Copland’s moving composition, “A Lincoln Portrait.”

Tickets are available at the Howell Chamber of Commerce, 123 E. Washington St. in downtown Howell or online by clicking here.

For more information, click here or email

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