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Lakewood Cemetery starts concert series

Lakewood Cemetery kicked off a concert series in its historic Memorial Chapel with a capacity crowd. The Anonymous Choir, led by Nona Marie Invie, performed an hour-long set of re-imagined songs by Kate Bush, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and others in the chapel, which is one of the finest examples of Byzantine Revival architecture in the country. "Why we do this?" Lakewood president Ron Gjerde asked the crowd during his introduction. "Because we believe that Lakewood was intended as a civic institution for public use. This is where the community can come together and engage in some refined activity that you otherwise wouldn't experience in the cemetery." The two upcoming concerts scheduled for May and June are already sold out, though there will likely be more scheduled based on the response.