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Help raise funds for arts education by attending the Table Inspirations event at the Lied Center March 21-22, 2017, sponsored by the Friends of Lied. View 31 creatively decorated tables assembled by Nebraska interior designers and business owners.  The featured speaker for the event is Ty Leslie from Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Rex Cadwallader, a jazz pianist, composer and educator with strong Nebraska ties, will provide the music.

On March 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. experience the beauty of the tables along with great conversation at the Cocktail Party “Snackin’ Southern Style.” Enjoy an evening of music by Rex Cadwallader, along with tasty refreshments and lovely table settings. Cadwallader served as chair of the Performing Arts Department at Greens Farms Academy in Westport, Connecticut; assistant director of Jazz Studies at the University of Texas; and associate director of Jazz Studies at the University of Northern Colorado. He taught at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England, and at Southern Connecticut State University and Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, Connecticut, where he continues to teach jazz piano.

On Wednesday, March 22, the main Table Inspirations event takes place.  From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. guests can view the beautifully decorated tables. At 11:30 a.m. renowned freelance designer Ty Leslie, from Charleston, South Carolina, will present unique ways to decorate with a Southern flair.  Leslie has served as a member of the Charisma Design Team that created the floral designs for the Academy Awards presentations in Hollywood, California. He designs signature weddings and events in historic Charleston. Enjoy the luncheon at 12:30 p.m. after his program.

Tickets are on sale until Tuesday, March 14. To order tickets to any or all of the parts of this event, visit www.liedcenter.org.