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April 7


"Music for Life" Concert Starring Sara Hickman and Mayor John Cook

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Time: 7:30 p.m.

WHAT: "Music for Life," a concert starring Austin singer-songwriter Sara
Hickman and featuring El Paso Mayor John Cook with his guitar.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9.

WHERE: Club 101, 3233 North Mesa Street

WHY: To promote dialogue about the death penalty in Texas. Sara Hickman
says: "This isn't a 'you must join the anti-death penalty movement' so
much as it would open and start the dialogue."

Sara Hickman's press kit and photos are available at

Austin singer-songwriter Sara Hickman will perform at Club 101 Wednesday,
April 9, at 7:30 p.m. Hickman, who has twice been a guest on NBC's Tonight
Show, is touring twelve cities in the concert series "Music for Life," in
cooperation with the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. Each
show features local speakers and musicians. Mayor John Cook will sing and
play guitar. Two El Pasoans who have been affected by murder will address
the audience.

"My thought was that this isn't a 'you must join the anti-death penalty
movement' so much as it would open and start the dialogue," Hickman wrote.
The tour is truly about raising the dialogue in Texas on the death
penalty. Concerts have already happened in Austin, San Antonio, Corpus
Christi, Houston, Beaumont, and Huntsville. The tour will continue on
after El Paso to hit Waco, Ft. Worth, Dallas, San Angelo, and the finale
in Austin in October.

Hickman has recorded 14 albums. The San Antonio Express-News called her "a
singing poet." Rolling Stone said, "Her uplifting perspectives have the
power to heal."

Tickets, $10 for adults and $5 for students, are available at the door,
from El Pasoans Against the Death Penalty members, and from Proceeds benefit TCADP. For information call (915)

(source: Newspaper Tree)