The 7:30 PM concert will be held in Mr. Howard's hometown, Burlington, IA, at the Pzazz! Entertainment Complex. Rex Reed will host the evening, which will feature performances by KT Sullivan, Steve Ross, Allan Harris and Joyce Breach. James Gavin will also offer a lecture about the late composer and cabaret music.
Proceeds will go toward a new archive in Burlington devoted to Mr. Howard, who penned more than 300 songs and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Bart Howard died Feb. 21, 2004, age 88.
Pzazz! Entertainment Complex is located at 3001 Winegard Drive in Burlington, IA. Tickets, priced $50, can be purchased by sending a check to Bart Howard Gala Tickets, P.O. Box 583, Burlington, IA, 5260l. For more information call (319) 572-6637.