Jibson, Bass, Bradford and More Will Sing Love Songs Feb. 11 at the Knitting Factory

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24 Jan 2008

A benefit for the Empty Space Ensemble will be presented Feb. 11 at the Knitting Factory in Manhattan.



Entitled Sex, Songs & Satisfaction, the concert will feature cast members from Wicked, Cry-Baby, Gypsy and The Lion King, who will belt out love songs in honor of Valentine's Day. Greg Brown will be the evening's musical director.

Those scheduled to perform include Carly Jibson, Brad Bass, Sean Bradford, Michael Buchanan, Nancy Braun, Travis Greisler, Auri Marcus, Rachel Frankenthal, Chris Yonan and Claire Wilmoth.

Proceeds will benefit ESE'S Young Writer's Forum, which is scheduled to launch in March. The forum, according to press notes, is an intiative "to foster the development and growth of new works by young composers."

The Knitting Factory is loacted in Manhattan at 74 Leonard Street, between Church and Broadway. Doors open at 9 PM. Tickets, priced $10, are available by visiting knittingfactory.com.

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Empty Space "provides unique performance opportunities for young, emerging artists. The ensemble seeks to discover new mediums of artistic expression through the exploration of new works and the re-imagining of established material." Visit www.emptyspaceensemble.com for more information.