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Alzheimer's Tennessee to Benefit from Eclectic Music

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Country musician Logan Murrell will perform at the benefit concert

A benefit concert to benefit Alzheimer's Tennessee will be held at the Grove Theater in Oak Ridge on Friday, February 3.

Country, classical and bluegrass music will be featured at the Eclectic Evening of Music, planned and hosted by The Courtyards Senior Living in support of Alzheimer's Tennessee. Oak Ridge Mayor Tom Beehan will emcee the concert at 7 p.m. at the theater, 123 Randolph Road, in Grove Center. Area talent from Knoxville and Oak Ridge will perform, as well as a classical pianist from Florida.

Featured performers are country musician Logan Murrell, with Jim Clayton; classical pianist Harry Mursten; and the bluegrass and Americana band Ridge City Ramblers.

Tickets for the concert are $20. For tickets, call The Courtyards Senior Living, (865) 481-6009. Tickets may be picked up between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at The Courtyards at 300 Briarcliff Ave., Oak Ridge, or held for pick up the evening of the concert.

Logan Murrell, talented teen singer, songwriter and musician, will perform country music, with Jim Clayton, founder of Clayton Homes and Clayton BanCorp, Inc., joining her for a few numbers on guitar and vocals.

Harry Mursten, Julliard-trained pianist from Florida, will present a program of classical music during the concert. Mursten presents a salon-style classical performance, playing pieces by such composers as Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and Beethoven. His son, Mike Mursten, is President of The Courtyards Senior Living.

The Ridge City Ramblers will entertain with bluegrass and Americana music. The Oak Ridge-based band features Steve Reddick on guitar, harmonica and vocals, Scott Linn on mandolin and vocals, Gary Coleman on bass, Abbie Wilmore on fiddle, Mary Tuskan on guitar, mandolin and vocals, and Mayor Beehan on guitar and banjo.

Alzheimer's Tennessee, Inc., founded in 1983 by East Tennessee families, advocates for top research initiatives and provides services for more than 22,000 individuals and families facing Alzheimer's disease and dementia in East Tennessee and the Cumberlands.

The Courtyards Senior Living offers assisted living and memory care in warm and caring communities designed to create a home environment for those in need of elder care services. Specializing in Alzheimer's and dementia care, The Courtyards currently operates the only dedicated Alzheimer's facilities in Oak Ridge, Knoxville and Johnson City. Its senior living communities are concentrated in the southern United States.

Published January 25, 2012

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