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Steppin' Out For Dimock 19! New Orleans Style

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Dimock Community Health Center Announces Full Lineup For
Among Artists Performing November 4 at Sheraton Boston Hotel

Boston, MA--Dimock Community Health Center has just announced the full lineup of its 19th annual glamorous Steppin' Out fundraising gala taking place this year at the Sheraton Boston Hotel [39 Dalton Street in Back Bay] on Saturday, November 4 at 8:00 pm. The event begins with an elegant pre-gala reception and dinner from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm for Star Patrons.

This year's New Orleans-themed lineup will feature R&B/gospel vocal stars Kenny Lattimore & Chanté Moore, legendary New Orleans' pianist/vocalist Dr. John, Latin timbales king Tito Puente Jr. and his big band, jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and his band, rhythm and blues vocalist Cuba Gooding, Sr. his band The Main Ingredient, R&B songwriter, producer and vocalist Dwele, heavy New Orleans brass funk titans Rebirth Brass Band, the diva of jazz and blues Lavay Smith & The Red Hot Skillet Lickers, the New Orleans' swing, funk, second line, R&B, hard bop, Latin, blues and calypso ensemble known as the Henri Smith - Nat Simpkins Band with saxophonist Charles Neville, singer/songwriter Digney Fignus and his Cajun Band, jazz tenor saxophonist Paulo Danay and his Jazz Quartet, tuba player Kendrick Oliver and his gospel-tinged big band New Life Orchestra, jazz and gospel/R&B pianist George Russell Jr. and group his band featuring vocalist Wannetta Jackson, jazz pianist Hey Rim Jeon, New York-based-Tobago-born island/gospel singer Wendy Mitchell, and Boston's own Silver Lining Gospel Singers. These artists will be performing all evening, alternating continuously in eight different "nightclubs" at the Sheraton Boston Hotel beginning at 8:00 pm and ending at 2:00 am. Food and cash bars will be available throughout the evening in each room.

In addition, one more artist or group will today be chosen from the annual Steppin' Out Talent Search. Three finalists narrowed down from more than 30 applications will perform for 10 minutes each at Scullers Jazz Club beginning at 7:30 pm in conjunction with the press announcement party. A panel of judges will determine which group will join the 2006 Steppin' Out lineup.

Steppin? Out for Dimock is Boston?s liveliest and most highly anticipated annual gala fundraising event. Staged to mimic Boston's legendary and historic jazz clubs of the 30?s through today, this one-of-a-kind charity music-fest-party attracts more than 3,000 of the city?s glitterati for an evening of music, dancing, food, cocktails, friends and fun. Steppin' Out will transport this year's partiers to a world of New Orleans music and masked balls; the diverse group of party goers? snappy suits and fancy dress have given Steppin' Out its reputation for great people-watching. Partiers will be dazzled by the array of nationally-recognized jazz headliners who set toes a-tapping and lift audience members out of their seats to join the crowd dancing in the aisles!
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