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Live at the Library Series Continues Tonight

Tickets for benefit shows being held at the Main Library and organized by the Alameda Library Foundation have been selling fast. However, the group says it will try to accommodate as many guests as possible.

This year’s series of Saturday-night concerts includes cabaret performers Wesla Whitfiend and Mike Greensillm who perform tonight, October 22, and jazz and cabaret singer Amanda King on November 19.

“Tickets for the shows have been selling extremely well,” said Ruth Belikove, who put together the program with Luzanne Engh and Eileen Savel of the Alameda Library Foundation. “We will have a limited number of tickets available at the door.”

Greensill, who performs for the weekly public radio show “West Coast Live,” is married to his co-star Whitfiend. “They performed for the first season of Live at the Library and were so popular that we asked them to do a second show,” Belikove said.

Doors open at 7 p.m., with music starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are priced at $30 each.

The events’ main sponsors are Perforce Software, First Community Bank and Bank of Alameda.

In late February, library benefactors will present a concert with Alameda opera star Frederica von Stade and the Cal Young Musicians at the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex.

“She’s always there for young artists, developing the next generation, which will be proud to showcase on stage,” said Belikove. “For all our shows, we have worked hard to share a very exciting program,” she added. “We have brought some tremendous talent to town and hope to continue to do so for the sake of our libraries.”

Janet Levaux