Local singer Alison Scott lends her voice to support LHSC

Alison Scott

Perched atop a hill overlooking Lake Harriet, Alison Scott, one of the Twin Cities’ most popular voices in the local music scene, will sing her heart out under a silver dome — all to help out a neighbor in need.

Alison Scott and guitarist Kevin Bowe will be performing a fundraiser at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in the stained-glass sanctuary of Lake Harriet Spiritual Community in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Southwest Minneapolis. All proceeds will go toward Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, a vibrant, non-denominational spiritual center located in a gleaming, 100-year-old historical building.

Like nearly every non-profit organization, LHSC was hit hard as a result of the recession, seeing decreased donations and vacant rental spaces. However, through aggressive fiscal management, radical organizational changes and marketing ingenuity, LHSC is back on its feet once again and better than ever. To keep its momentum going toward becoming the preeminent transformational center in the Midwest, LHSC is continuing to look for creative ways to bring new people in the door and increase financial support.

Last year, LHSC’s Spiritual Director Theresa Rose invited Scott to sing at one of her Sunday morning services and noticed an instant correlation between Scott’s music and LHSC’s mission to become a center for conscious living. As a result, Rose reached out to Scott once again to ask for help. Since Scott hails from the quaint Minneapolis neighborhood and thoroughly enjoyed her previous experience in the one-of-a-kind venue, she immediately accepted.

“The first apartment I ever had all on my own was in Linden Hills,” Scott said, “and I hope to move back someday. It’s a wonderful community in Minneapolis and it sets a great example for other neighborhoods. I’m happy to contribute to it whenever possible, especially in conjunction with such a great performance space.”

Rose is delighted with the collaboration.

“Alison has an enormous heart and her talents are unlimited,” she said. “Her energy is exactly what we want for LHSC, and we are so grateful for her contributions to help us sustain and grow in this tough economic climate.”

While LHSC is not paying a fee for Scott’s appearance, they will be encouraging sales of Scott’s CDs and will have a bank of computers at the ready to give each attendee an opportunity to instantly “Like” Scott’s newest Facebook page. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $10 each.

For more information, visit LakeHarrietSpiritualCommunity.org or contact Theresa Rose, spiritual director, at 612.922.4272 or [email protected]. For information on Alison, visit AlisonScott.com. Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, a Center for Conscious Living, is located at 4401 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis.

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