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Unity Center Launches Lecture and Cabaret Series

In previous years, the Unity Center, in Norwalk, produced benefit concerts at Town Hall featuring local talent alongside entertainers from Broadway, cabaret, television, and film. The Center’s newest endeavor is the presentation of a lecture and cabaret series in its own space at 3 Main Street, Norwalk. On Saturday, September 7, Rev. Yolanda’s Old Time Gospel Hour – A Gender Bending Gospel Celebration will kick off the cabaret series with a five-piece band and featuring Joyful Noise. Kenneth Gartman (pianist/singer) hosts a monthly Open Mic Night on the third Saturday of every month with a different co-host/featured entertainer. Poets, singers, musicians, actors, and comedians are all welcome. 

The lecture series began August 23 with Lucie Arnaz delivering the first lecture, entitled Surviving Success. In addition to these new series, the center will offer a four-week stand-up comedy class facilitated by comedian and radio personality ( Shawn Moninger.  The class begins on Saturday, September 14 and will culminate in a comedy-themed Open Mic Night on Saturday, October 19, with special guest Nancy Witter, a comedienne, author and TV and film actress.

Unity Center provides quality entertainment in an alcohol-free, family-friendly environment. Its their goal is to build community while empowering and inspiring others through entertainment. 


Location: Unity Center, 3 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Norwalk. For more information and to purchase discounted tickets in advance, call 203-855-7922 or visit See ad, page 9.

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