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Friday Night Love Songs to Raise Money to Fight Hunger

 Josh Lava, a Chicago-based singer-songwriter who is the church's accompanist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday as part of Friendship Presbyterian Church's monthly Friday Night Love Songs concert series.
Josh Lava, a Chicago-based singer-songwriter who is the church's accompanist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday as part of Friendship Presbyterian Church's monthly Friday Night Love Songs concert series.
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NORWOOD PARK — The sound of trains rumbling through the Norwood Park Metra Station Friday night will be accompanied by a mix of classical, jazz and pop music as part of Friendship Presbyterian Church's Friday Night Love Songs program.

The 7:30 p.m. concert at the Norwood Park Metra Station, 6088 N. Northwest Highway, is free, but a collection will be held for the Northwest Side Hunger Walk, which raises money for New Hope Community Food Pantry in Norwood Park, Catholic Charities and Heifer International, said Ralph Intagliata, who helps organize the five-year-old concert program.

Josh Lava, a Chicago-based singer-songwriter who is also the church's accompanist, will perform "an eclectic mix of original songs and compositions, instrumental improvisations and established pieces from the classical, jazz, and pop canon."

"We are definitely in for a hot August night of really cool music," Intagliata said.

Last month's concert with Stu Frank raised $182 for Heifer International, Intagliata said.

The program — with drinks and snacks provided by the church — has raised more than $11,000 for a variety of charities, including the Night Ministry, the Taft High School music department and the New Hope Food Pantry, Intagliata said.

For more information, call Friendship Presbyterian Church at 773-631-8262.

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