Monday, March 16, 2015

Benefit Concert on April 17 in Nashville to Raise Funds for Family of Late Musician/Actress J.Karen Thomas

            NASHVILLE – Lance Hoppen, Ester Nicholson, Jill Colucci, and other musicians will perform at the Center for Spiritual Living Nashville at 7 p.m. April 17 (Friday) to help raise funds for the family of the late J.Karen Thomas

          The acclaimed singer, songwriter and actress died recently from a rare form of blood cancer. All proceeds will go to her surviving partner/wife, Colette Divine, to help offset memorial costs, temporary loss of income, and living expenses. Admission to "Cause de Célèbre: Honoring the Late J.Karen Thomas" is $35, with VIP tickets available for $100. VIP tickets include special seating and a meet-and-greet with performers before the show.  

          To learn more or to buy tickets for the fundraising concert, visit .

          CSLN is located at 6705 Charlotte Pike in West Nashville. Individuals with questions can call (615) 356-0174 or send an e-mail inquiry to

          A Memorial Service honoring the artist will occur in the church sanctuary at 2 p.m. April 18 (Saturday).

           Thomas was a Nashville native who starred in a recurring role as Audrey Carlisle on ABC-TV’s hit series "Nashville". She guest starred on more than 40 other TV shows including "Criminal Minds".  She appeared in the 2014 feature films "The Identical", starring Ashley Judd; "Captive", starring David Oyelowo; and "Boulevard", starring Robin Williams.  Thomas is the 2013 recipient of The Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress as Shug Avery in "The Color Purple Musical".  Locally, she sang with Keb’ Mo', Jimmy Church, The Time Jumpers, and many others. Her CDs, "Love Just Happens" and "Live @ CSLN", are available at  

          To make a donation to the "J.Karen Eternal Love" fundraising campaign, visit

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