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January 31, 2014

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For Feb. 1-2

NEW ALBANY

Lovers Lane ball scheduled

The Lovers Lane Ball will be held at the Calumet Club - Bliss Ballroom. Doors open at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 with dinner being served at 7:30 p.m. and a night of dancing beginning at 9 p.m. Celebrate the theme of the evening by coming dressed as your favorite couple in love. Do you prefer Lucy & Ricky or maybe Fred and Ethel? How about Joanie and Chachi? Mork and Mindy? Archie and Edith?

Tickets are $75 per person. All tickets must be purchased before Sunday, Feb. 2. Table sponsorships are available for $500. Contact Develop New Albany at 812-941-0018 for more information.

Book, gift basket auction set

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9, the Friends of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will hold its annual Book and Gift Basket Auction in the library’s auditorium.

While enjoying light refreshments, you can bid on books ranging from a rare 200-year-old leather-bound volume to books autographed by best-selling authors like Pat Conroy, Elizabeth George, Amy Tan and Khaled Hosseini.

Gift baskets include the ever-popular chocolate, tea and coffee baskets — and of course, the wine basket.

The Book Lovers basket combines bestsellers with a one-pound box of Schimpff’s book-shaped chocolates and a $20 gift certificate to Carmichael’s Bookstores.

Aebersold Jazz Quartet to perform

Jamey Aebersold Jazz has once again generously made it possible for members of our community to experience a concert of the Aebersold Jazz Quartet.

The Quartet will perform for free in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. In addition to Aebersold, who will be playing alto saxophone, the group includes Steve Allee on piano, Tyrone Wheeler on bass and Jonathan Higgins on drums.

Aebersold, a native of New Albany, is an internationally-known jazz musician who has produced jazz educational materials used around the world. For more than 10 years, the Quartet has brought jazz performances to schools in the Southern Indiana/Louisville area.

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