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Broadway Visits Clearwater at the Scientology Information Center

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CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday September 8th the Scientology Information Center hosted a concert with performer, Joanie Sigal from “Broadway and Beyond.” The concert covered a selection of favorites, Broadway as well as a mix of romantic ballads, pop music, blues and country music.

Ms. Amber Skjelset, Center Manager, welcomed guests and provided them with a brief history of the century old icon, the Historic Clearwater Building.

Ms. Sigal then performed songs including: Bring Him Home from ‘Les Miserables,’Memory from Cats, Defying Gravity from Wicked, New York State of Mind and Walking in Memphis.

Ms. Sigal’s performance received two standing ovations.

“It was an incredible way to spend an evening,” said Karen.  “I grew up going to jazz lounges and loved listening to the familiar songs. To have that feeling recreated here was amazing. Joanie’s voice range, song selection, and presence/presentation really bring you to another place.”

Rita said, “I am so glad we came came. We had a beautiful evening. I liked Joanie’s spirit, the environment and the atmosphere was great. She’s obviously been preparing for this for some time – every nuance, the song choices – everything! I am a singer myself and performed for 10 years and I can really appreciate her talent.”

The Center regularly hosts free concerts for the community. The upcoming events are:

Sept 22nd – “Sip and Learn” – A Tea Social with Education
Sept 23rd – Kathy Roberts piano concert
October 26th – The L. Ron Hubbard East Coast Theatre Performance of Shadows from Boot Hill.

“Since the Information Center opened in 2015 we have hosted over 150 events, several of which are musical concerts,” said Ms. Skjelset. “The Center is here to answer questions for those curious about Scientology and it’s Founder – L. Ron Hubbard. The Center also serves as a gathering place for community meetings and events. We enjoy providing uplifting entertainment that brings people together from the community.”

The 100 year-old historic Clearwater Building was purchased by the Church of Scientology in 1975. Built in 1918, the property originally served as the Bank of Clearwater. On July 15th, 2015, it was re-opened to the public as the Scientology Information Center.

For more information about the Scientology Information Center or to attend upcoming event, please contact Amber Skjelset, the Scientology Info Center Manager, at (727) 467-6966 or by e-mail: amber@cos.flag.org

The Scientology Information Center:
The Scientology Information Center, located in the century-old Clearwater Building in downtown Clearwater, opened on July 11, 2015, and currently houses a gallery of audiovisual displays with some 400 videos. The Center is open to all and provides a self-guided tour showing basic Scientology beliefs, Churches around the world, ongoing social programs and the life of L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology’s founder. The Center offers tours to the broad public and civic leaders; holds concerts, theatrical performances and receptions for the community; and opens up the use of its conference room to social, civic and non-profit groups.

For more information on Scientology, visit www.scientology.org or the Scientology Network on DirecTV channel 320, or streaming at www.scientology.tv or apps at appleTV, fireTV and ROKU.

Contact Amber Skjelset
(727) 467-6966

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/5b34b6bf-f044-4843-bd2e-d516edf7b387

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