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Music, comedy show to raise money for Crescent clinic

Comedian Ron Feingold performs a blend of stand-up comedy, a cappella and impressions. He’s been performing since the ’90s.

Ron Feingold

Comedian Ron Feingold performs a blend of stand-up comedy, a cappella and impressions. He’s been performing since the ’90s.

SPRING HILL — As the summertime humidity and thunderstorms continue, what better time for an evening indoors listening to great music and comedy — especially for a great cause?

Though a limited number of tickets remain, "A Casual Evening of Music and Comedy" will take place Saturday evening at the Lake House in Spring Hill. Guests will be treated to the jazz sounds of guitarist Tim Glover, a show by Orlando comedian and entertainer Ron Feingold, and dancing to music provided by Big Daddy DJ.

"We've done other fundraisers for the (Crescent Community Clinic)," event organizer Bev Reso said. "But we really wanted to do something a little different this time."

Reso said guests will be pleasantly surprised by the entertainment.

"Tim Glover is unbelievably talented," she said. "We had him for (another benefit), and he was phenomenal. We really wanted him back."

Glover is the reason she wanted music at the event, Reso said. And the decision to add comedy was because it's something that's not offered much in Hernando County.

Feingold's show offers a blend of traditional stand-up comedy and a cappella music, and he is an accomplished impressionist. He has been performing since the 1990s in casinos, comedy clubs, colleges, cruise ships and other venues throughout the United States. He has opened for concerts by artists such as Loverboy, Grand Funk Railroad and REO Speedwagon.

"We don't have a lot of comedy shows," Reso said, "so we thought this would be different and fun."

Proceeds from the show will go toward supplies and upgrades to the dental services offered at the Crescent clinic, where Reso volunteers as the dental coordinator.

The nonprofit clinic, located in Winchester Plaza in Spring Hill, provides medical, dental and mental health services to uninsured adults ages 18 to 64 who meet federal poverty guidelines.

Reso said the dental area, which sees more than 100 patients a month, is constantly in need of supplies, such as suction tips, sutures, cold packs and sewing materials.

"With this event, we wanted to do something to help with the dental instead of pulling funds from the (medical) clinic," she said.

Reso also hopes the event will give a little exposure to those who are not familiar with the clinic.

The facility is run solely by volunteers, including doctors, dentists, technicians, nurses and other professionals.

"It's amazing how there are still a lot of people who have never heard of (Crescent) and don't realize how much good it does," she said. "There really are some great people there."

>>if you go

"A Casual Evening of Music and Comedy"

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday

Where: Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill

Admission: $30

Tickets and information: Contact Bev Reso at [email protected] or call (352) 634-1637. Visit

Music, comedy show to raise money for Crescent clinic 07/23/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:49pm]
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