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Tyrone Wells to headline benefit concert

Singer-songwriter Tyrone Wells will play a stripped down, acoustic show Friday, April 2, at 8 p.m. to benefit Linfield’s Alternative Spring Break program (pictured).

The concert, featuring songs from Wells’ new album, Remain, will help provide scholarships to students who have financial need, but want to participate in the volunteer project.

Linfield’s Alternative Spring Break program is a week-long immersion for student volunteers who perform meaningful service, learn about pressing social and environmental issues, and grow as engaged leaders and citizens. Students volunteer at the local, national and international levels in partnership with schools and community-based organizations.

In March, 30 Linfield students, faculty and staff comprising two teams, the Northwest Sustainability Challenge Team and the Habitat Collegiate Challenge Team, will spend spring break in service focused on sustainability projects, including green building projects and affordable housing initiatives. Partner organizations hosting Linfield volunteers include Tacoma Area Habitat for Humanity of Washington, Westwind Stewardship Group, and Tryon Life Community Farm of Oregon.

The Northwest Sustainability Challenge Team will also collaborate with Linfield College Facilities Services during the week to construct a campus bike shelter that will serve as a community demonstration site for green roof and solar energy technologies, and encourage alternative modes of transportation.

Since 2004, more than 115 students have volunteered with the spring break program, contributing more than 4,300 hours to the community.

The concert will be held at 8 p.m. in Ice Auditorium, and tickets are on sale through Brown Paper Tickets, at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/103295. Advance ticket prices are $5 for Linfield students with college ID and $10 for the general public. Tickets will be available at the door on a first-come first-serve basis for $10 and $15 respectively. Seating is general admission, and doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Opening talent includes Roy Jay and Tony Lucca.

Tyrone Wells

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