Patti LuPone hit a high note for the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Two hundred fans of the Broadway musical star spent $100 a ticket to help benefit the organization, which provides free and low-cost civil legal assistance to people with low incomes.
At the wine-and-cheese reception after the concert, MVLS board member Francine Stokes and her 10-year-old daughter, Tinsley, declared that their favorite song of the concert was "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina," Lupone's signature number from the play "Evita." Also favoring that number were Albert Matricciani Jr., Baltimore City Circuit Court judge; Susan Elgin, president of the Women's Law Center; MVLS volunteer attorney Bill Hylton and his wife, Carol, a social worker at the Hospice of Baltimore. Miriam Hutchins, domestic equity master in the Baltimore City Circuit Court, ruled on the side of the songs from classic musicals of the '50s and '60s.
Bonnie Butler, event chair; Robert Brennen, corporate sales chair; and Steven Silverman, ticket sales chair, all decreed the benefit a big success. It raised $25,000 for MVLS.
Pub Date: 03/14/99