Saturday, February 20, 2010

Condi To Perform Expensive Piano Recital Near Modesto

PSP flashback to 07-27-06, Reuters Photo.

This just in from the Associated Press:

SALIDA, Calif. (AP) -- Officials with a California nonprofit group say former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has agreed to play the piano at a benefit concert to raise funds for a local school.

The Salida Performing Arts Foundation says the concert at a private residence March 27 will also include cellist Michael Reynolds and tenor Dennis McNeil.

Tickets cost $500 a person, or $5,000 for a table of eight.

Salida Performing Arts Foundation co-founder Brad Friley says he hopes to use the money to purchase additional violins for fourth-graders at Salida's Sisk Elementary School.

Rice, who was secretary of state under President George W. Bush, is an accomplished pianist. She is currently a fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

Well, that's just fine. I can't find anything wrong with that. Good for Condi. It's nice to see that she's staying busy.


Persimmons said...

Strange that there's a group price-increase rather than a group discount (8 x $500 < $5,000). Is the extra money for the table? $500 means you have to stand?

Lulu Maude said...

What's with her legs?

Lulu Maude said...

p.s. Is that a French twist I espy with my little eye?

Time to nudge the alert?

Peteykins said...

Lulu, why would I nudge the alert for something that happened four years ago?

samael7 said...

Yay! Charity!

And your response, it's funny because, although I'm pretty sure you meant it unironically, it could otherwise have totally come out of a bag marked "Stock responses to having ex-lovers (whom I'm totally over) uncomfortably mentioned by the unwitting in my presence at a party."

Granted, it's probably not your bag, but it's someone else's bag, sure enough.