Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Club Jaeb opens

As most of you know, The Center started a new music series last night called Club Jaeb.

About 220 people laughed, screamed, sang along and -- perhaps a few -- winced when Christine Lavin kicked off The Center's new Club Jaeb music series tonight. Oh, yeah, and a few of them knitted, too.

Lavin's the first act in the monthly series that resumes in November with Jen Chapin and continues with David Jacobs-Strain in December, Patty Larkin in January, Catie Curtis in February and, just announced tonight, Americana Music Association Emerging Artist of the Year Mary Gauthier (pronounced Go-shay) in March. Tickets for Gauthier aren't available yet.

Club Jaeb's first night drew an enthusiastic and varied audience downtown on a Monday night. At least one of the attendees at the "Baby, Please Don't Go" artists discussion next door in the Shimberg said the Jaeb series is exactly what he envisioned when he moved to Tampa.

That's what we hoped.

-Michael K.

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