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Swingin' Sweet Cabaret Saturday

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Swingin' Sweet Cabaret, will be staged from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 5, at the Oncenter complex, 800 S. State St., downtown.

The dining-and-dancing event, which features the Mario DeSantis Orchestra, was started in 2001 by the Rev. Joseph Champlin to raise money for the Guardian Angel Society. Msgr. Champlin died in 2008.

Singing with the DeSantis Orchestra will be Keith Condon, Maria DeSantis, Isreal Hagan, Doug Moncrief and Joe Whiting.

Sweet Cabaret's food features a made-to-order pasta extravaganza, an antipasto bar and a mouth-watering chocolate fountain with fruits and sweet treats.

Tickets cost $75 per person or $125 for two. For information, call 422-7218.

Luba Lesser sings Sunday

Russian-born vocalis, Luba Lesser will perform a recital of love songs and arias by composers such as, Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Rossini and Rachmaninov on Sunday at 2 p.m., at the Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., in Fayetteville.

The talented mezzo-soprano will be acomanied by pianist Maryna Mazhukhova. The performance is sponsored by The Fayetteville Free Library Motto Sheet Music Collection and the Friends of the FFL. Admission is free; 637-6374.

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