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Cartoon Reunites for July 12 Show

by on July 02, 2014 1:45 PM

It's a blast from the past for area music lovers.

Three former members of local folk/rock band Cartoon will reunite for one show only next week.

The evening will feature solo sets by each performer to include some lesser-known material, as well as all three together for familiar tunes. Special guest and emcee for the evening will be songwriter Stacy Glen Tibbetts.

"We were delighted to have left the Arts Festival in 2012 with a fabulous final show at Schwab Auditorium, and I think we're all looking forward to playing in a more intimate, coffeehouse setting with each other," says Glenn Kidder, noted for his songs "In My Dreams Tonight," "Old Graves Lighthouse" and "Round and Round."

"We'll get a chance to explore some new songs, material that we didn't get a chance to do with Cartoon. But we'll be sure to revisit audience favorites as well," he says.

Cartoon, founded in 1980, has been well-known throughout Central Pennsylvania and beyond for its tight vocal harmonies, smart original folk/rock songs, and warm and engaging live shows. The band performed during the early 1980s across the state before solidifying around annual reunion concerts at the Central Pa. Festival of the Arts, which drew thousands of fans to Old Main lawn and eventually Schwab Auditorium.

The group's cassette and CD releases, some of which are available at include "Native State," "Reunion," "In The Living Room," "Hubba Hubba" and "The Chapel Sessions."

The reunion show will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, at Webster's Bookstore and Café in State College.

Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. They can be made by calling Webster's at (814) 272-1410. The event is BYOB, and the $8 cover will include a dessert buffet. Webster's is located at 133 E. Beaver Ave. in State College.

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