Monday, May 21
Essential daily information at a glance, including a benefit Tuesday for the JP Music Festival featuring the music of Levon Helm.
1. Forecast: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers, mainly this afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.
2. I'm glad the North won the Civil War, but as a Southerner I can't listen to Levon Helm belt out "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" without getting goosebumps (and crying a little.) If the music of the recently-departed drummer for the Band gets to you too, you've got to be at the Midway on Tuesday night for "Life is a Carnival: Songs of Levon Helm and The Band." And besides, it's a fundraiser for the JP Music Festival.
4. Here's a bit of good news on the crime front. Police recently arrested three men and charged them with street robbery. Street robberies had spiked lately in the neighborhood.
5. Want to contribute to the nation's oldest community theater, even if acting isn't your thing? The Footlight Club is looking for new trustees with non-stage skills in areas like fundraising, construction and communications. Info session tonight at 7 p.m. at the Footlight Club.