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The Betty Strong Encounter Center will present the popular duo Brian Mathers and Julie Hlas from Play It Forward, with their offering of  “He Sang, She Sang”  2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2019. Admission will be free; a reception will follow.

This presentation is about Point of View - his and hers. Brian and Julie will look at such topics as; parenting, romance, disillusionment, gender roles, and the way those are portrayed in popular music, musical theatre, and film songs. The audience may hear songs including; Can’t Help Loving That Man of Mine (Showboat), Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell), When I Was Seventeen (Frank Sinatra).

The Play It Forward duo, composed of Siouxland vocalists Brian Mathers and Julie Hlas, will take the Encounter stage delighting our audience. Their unique blend of music, satire, commentary and audience interaction is designed to entertain all ages and tastes. The two performers, local favorites, know exactly how to create an afternoon of entertainment.

Play It Forward was formed to support local charitable causes and organizations. It has performed in and around Siouxland for the past decade contributing to fundraisers that have generated more than $250,000 for local non-profits. The group’s tag-line, "Music on a Mission," reflects its desire to use art to support good works in our community.