November 17, 2005
Anne stars as guest vocalist at big Canton benefitOpening with her poignant After All These Years, Anne was joined by Mike Eldred to achieve fabulous fusion with a medley of love songs and a Destiny duet at a fund-raising Jim Brickman benefit for a new Performing Arts Theater in Canton OH, Nov 12th. Lila McCann added her touch of country with Amazed and Elephant Fly, titles from Jim's new Disney album. And the entire Brickman troupe treated the audience to an upbeat encore and preview of the holiday program, set to roll after Thanksgiving, with Simple Things Christmas.
The ecstatic crowd of 2,000 not only came for the artists, but also to honor the memory of Abbey Foltz, lost to cancer at 19. Thanks to her family's generosity and proceeds from the show, there will be a new theater named after Abbey at the Glen Oaks school in Canton.