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| October 22, 2021 1:00 AM

Over $30,000 was raised for the Coeur d’Alene Symphony’s 43rd season at their Blazing Fiddles Gala on Oct. 9 at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort events center.

"This was more than a fundraiser; it was a multicultural experience for all who attended," said Jack Powers, managing director at Veritas Consulting Firm and symphony donor and organizer. "It is great to see different cultures come together in brotherhood to celebrate the power of music in our community."

The evening was hosted by actress and singer Abbey Crawford, with performances by the Native American Rose Creek Singers, Fancy Dancers from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and string players from the symphony orchestra playing western themes.

Co-Chair Cora Powers said one of the highlights of the evening was when young tribal dancer Miss Looking Glass asked to be photographed with the orchestra. Powers said conductor Christopher Grant obliged and handed her the baton, and the audience burst into applause.

The evening paddle raise was kicked off with a $10,000 donation by Dan Pinkerton, founder and CEO of the Coeur d’Alene-based Pinkerton Retirement Specialists.

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