Seventh Annual “ICC Presents: Jim Maloof’s Legacy of Love for the Arts in Central Illinois” Returns to the East Peoria Campus April 15

Family-friendly event showcases the outstanding talent of Central Illinois
               Illinois Central College welcomes the Peoria Ballet, The Penguin Project, Illinois Youth Symphony, ICC Vocal Jazz and Hard Bop Jazz Band, the family of former Peoria Mayor Jim Maloof, and more to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This one-night only event, “ICC Presents:  Jim Maloof’s Legacy of Love for the Arts in Central Illinois,” returns to the ICC Performing Arts Center on Mon., April 15 at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 6 pm.
               The family-friendly entertainment extravaganza, in its seventh year, is designed to highlight Maloof’s local and national legacy with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and his love for the arts in central Illinois. The entire event is planned and executed by ICC students and volunteers each year, with all proceeds going toward St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
               Tickets are $8 per person, and seating is limited. Purchase tickets online at or through the ICC box office at (309) 694-5136. All proceeds will benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
               This spectacular evening is filled with entertainment suitable for all ages and celebrates Maloof’s significant contributions to Peoria area arts and in the founding of the St. Jude Peoria Affiliate. The ICC Hard Bop Jazz Band will offer a boisterous opening to the evening. The Peoria Ballet, Penguin Project, Peoria Civic Chorale, Pride of Peoria barbershop quartet, Youth Music Illinois, and ICC Vocal Jazz also will be featured. The Maloof Sisters, Markie and Michy Maloof, will round out the evening with a special closing performance.
               Special guests include ICC Board of Trustees member Gale Thetford, members of the Maloof family, and former St. Jude patient Tori Lodge. There will be a cookie and punch reception at the close of the event.
               For more information, please contact Brent Goken at (309) 694-5107, or Tony Voss at (309) 981-9044.  Visit the event's Facebook page at or the Instagram page


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