Amazing' concertHear a unique, live rendition of "Amazing...

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August 27, 1998|By Lori Sears

Amazing' concert

Hear a unique, live rendition of "Amazing Grace" as 188 Maryland singers and musicians take the stage Saturday in Patterson Park. Musical acts including Deanna Bogart, the Charlie Parker Band, Fat Apple Band, Lloyd Marcus, Sir Rod, Toby Hurwitz and others, joined earlier this year, in the name of charity, to record a 3 1/2-minute version of "Amazing Grace" that incorporated rock, gospel, country, pop, rap and jazz singing.

All of the original performers will play their own music in the concert in Patterson Park and then join together for a stirring finale of "Amazing Grace." Copies of "Amazing Grace" will be available for purchase, and all proceeds from the sale of the song benefit the Julie Community Center, an organization that works with at-risk children.

The concert takes place Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. in Patterson Park, Eastern and Patterson Park avenues. Free admission. Cassette tapes of "Amazing Grace" will be available for $5 at the concert or at the Julie Community Center, Toyz Recording or by calling 410-789-3326. Browse the shops, peruse the flea market, play games, listen to music and enjoy the charm of the Belair-Edison Marketplace Saturday. The neighborhood festival will offer the music of Mambo Combo, the dance of the Gardenville Steppers, Irish music from Baltimore city councilman Martin O'Malley, U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, children's activities, food, bargains and more.

The festival takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Belair-Edison community at 3300 Belair Road at Erdman Avenue. Free. Call 410-485-8422.

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