Fundraiser honoring Libby Serber tonight

About a month ago, I wrote a story about Libby Serber, the daughter of local actress Cara Serber and her husband Jeff. Libby has been struggling with cancer and her story has inspired many in the theater community and beyond.

Apparently, well beyond. The 2nd annual Peace, Hope and Butterflies kick-off party — a fundraiser sponsored by the Miracle Players Foundation to bring music to children in the hospital — is tonight at Mason Bar in Uptown, and little Libby is being honored. The event, from 5:30 to 7:30, will feature live music and complimentary drinks and apps. And you can of course make a donation, and maybe make a difference in the lives of Libby and kids like her.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Resounding Harmony gives $25K to Children’s Medical Center, bestows Life Member Awards

Check presentation. (Photo courtesy of Chad Whyrick)

Resounding Harmony awarded the Palliative Care Unit of Children’s Medical Center $25,275 on Monday. The money was raised from the chorus’s June 8 concert at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Each Resounding Harmony concert raises money for a different community organization.

The chorus also gave its first three Life Member Awards — to Timothy Seelig, Sam Caine and John Maloney. Seelig was the founder of the chorus who left Dallas late last year to become the new artistic director of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. Caine is the owner of Card Payment Systems in Frisco.

“He [Caine] has been a valuable asset to Resounding Harmony and through his company has made sure that the chorus has had reliable low cost credit card processing,” said Board Chair Mark Knight. “He has also been a major contributor to the chorus and its beneficiaries.”

Maloney is the owner of Maloney Strategic Communications in Dallas. He and his staff have provided all of the marketing and PR pieces for Resounding Harmony since its founding. “This includes all of our graphics and the award winning logo that we use today,” said Knight.

The 2012-13 season begins rehearsals on Sunday, Aug. 21 at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church. Auditions for new members will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22 at the church. Resounding Harmony’s fall concert on Tuesday, Nov. 22 will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the spring concert will benefit the American Heart Association.

More information is available at ResoundingHarmony.org.

—  David Taffet