by Frank Lewis
Saturday April 18, spiritual songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman headlines the ExtravaGathering. Held at Public Hall (500 Lakeside Ave.), the event is a benefit for The Gathering Place, a community that supports and educates cancer patients and their families and friends. Chapman's songs include Martina McBride's "Happy Girl, Faith Hill's "The Kiss,"
and Elton John's "Sand and Water."
The night kicks off with a cocktail and dinner event at 6 p.m., followed by a 9 p.m. concert. Tickets range from $35-$225. Visit TouchedByCancer.org for tickets or information. — D.X. Ferris