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Recher Theatre to end run as a concert venue on Sunday

On Sunday, Towson's Recher Theatre will host its final concert, a charitable show titled "The Last Hurrah!" Fittingly, the venue will host more than 15 local bands for the all-day event.

Bands scheduled to play include The Hint, American Diary, Thin Dark Line, Dropout Year, All Mighty Senators, Warren Boes/Andy Belt, Burning Rosewood, Shane from Valencia, Evan Michael, The Everlove/Adelphi, Hectic Red, Technicolor Minivan, Oh the Story, Brighter Shades, Rob Fahey & Pieces, Monday Night Social Club Band, Serena Miller & Riot, The Regal Begals and Ashes Remain. Recher's website also mentions "very special guests."

All proceeds will be donated to Catherine's Fund For Cystic Fibrosis, which donates money through the Maryland Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Doors open at 1 p.m., and the first band goes on an hour later. It's an all-ages event, and tickets are $5 (unless you're under 21, and then they're $7). Check back Monday -- We plan to have a photo gallery from the show on Midnight Sun next week.

After Sunday, the Recher Theatre will close, likely until fall, according to co-owner Brian Recher. The plan is convert the venue into Torrent Nightclub. The club will focus on electronic dance music DJs and similar acts.

The planned conversion has met controversy in the Towson community. Most recently, The Sun's Alison Knezevich reported a Towson law firm plans to challenge the Recher's liquor license renewal in an attempt to stop the establishment from turning into a nightclub.

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