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Singer to return to Lawrence for LMH fundraiser

July 11, 2010

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Country Music star Sarah Buxton will perform July 22 at the Granada to benefit the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association. This year’s show is expected to raise about $25,000.

Country Music star Sarah Buxton will perform July 22 at the Granada to benefit the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association. This year’s show is expected to raise about $25,000.

Past Event
Sarah Buxton and Jedd Hughes

  • When: Thursday, July 22, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Granada, 1020 Mass., Lawrence
  • Cost: $25 - $100
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Country music star and Lawrence native Sarah Buxton was born at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. So were her mom and little brother.

As such, returning to help support LMH is a natural fit for Buxton, who, along with Australian musician Jedd Hughes, will perform July 22 at the Granada to benefit the LMH Endowment Association.

“I have a strong connection with them,” said Buxton, 29, rehearsing in Nashville and currently on the Country Throwdown Tour. Buxton’s first single, “Innocence,” was released in 2006, and she’s been climbing up the country music charts since.

Buxton said she hopes to please the hometown crowd.

“Give them a little taste of what I’m doing now,” she said.

Her performance is expected to make a big impact for LMH.

“It’s fabulous,” said Kathy Clausing-Willis, vice president and chief development officer for the hospital’s endowment association. “Her willingness to support the hospital where she was born makes a big difference.”

Two years ago, Buxton came back to Lawrence for a show that raised about $35,000 for the endowment association, which assists medical programs, education and research. Clausing-Willis said this year’s show is expected to raise about $25,000.

What should fans expect from the family-friendly performance?

“A lot of fun,” Buxton said, adding that performing in Lawrence is a relief from some of the stress of the road.

“There’s no judging,” she said. “I can celebrate how far I’ve come in the past 10 years.”

Comments

Jaylee 3 years, 9 months ago

Hopefully some of this money goes into acquiring new anesthesiologists! At least get Tremors McHandsashakin over there needs some new tri-focals or somethin, geeeeeeeeez

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macon47 3 years, 9 months ago

nice to have some one come back and give back

today, larryvillians live in their parents basements and post on the ljw webiste untill it is time to go out and get drunk , cause they aint go no job walmart wont even hire them regardless of their ku degree they have no talent, no one wants them and mom is getting tired of feeding them and making excuses

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tange 3 years, 9 months ago

“There’s no judging,” she said. “I can celebrate how far I’ve come in the past 10 years.”

Considering the ( scant ) commentary above, apparently she spoke too soon.

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Robert Rauktis 3 years, 9 months ago

So an old TV passes for "soul" or "roots" now?

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