Saturday, November 16, 2013

Musical Duo Entertain At Hilliard Ranch

A Night of Gratitude and Entertainment

CLEWISTON, FL. -- On November 14th, the trustees and staff members of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation hosted an “Evening of Gratitude” event at the Hilliard Ranch/Cottage in Clewiston.

The evening included delicious hors d’oeuvres and fabulous performances given by singer Zack Dobbins and pianist Yasuhiko Fukuoka in appreciation of donors and the communities they serve and to announce the recent donation of $50,000 to the Hendry County Library System.

Zack is the son of Pat Dobbins, the Administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties. 

Zack has been deemed by Grammy-nominated song-writer Earl Wilson Jr, “perhaps the most passionate singers of his generation.”  Zack is happy to now call Ft Myers and New York City as his home and has traveled extensively for his work as a conceptual artist, singer and actor. 

Zack was the youngest adult cast member in the world premiere of Elton John’s show called “Aida”.

Yasuhiko (Yaz) Fukuoka is a composer, pianist and music arranger. He has played at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center in New York as well as many other venues in the United States.

“The entertainment was absolutely phenomenal” said Arlene Bettencourt, President for the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle and the Manager of the United Way Office in Hendry and Glades.

-photo and article courtesty of Brenda Barnes

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