Musical star Alfie Boe headlining Utah’s Stars & Friends Benefit Concert

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The Str!ke will be one of the local bands performing at the Utah's Stars & Friends Benefit Concert on Saturday, March 14. (Photo courtesy Utah's Stars & Friends)

The Str!ke will be one of the local bands performing at the Utah’s Stars & Friends Benefit Concert on Saturday, March 14. (Photo courtesy Utah’s Stars & Friends)

The stars will be out at the annual Utah’s Stars & Friends Benefit Concert presented by Clarke Capital Partners on Saturday, March 14 — and we’re talking about more than those stars in the sky.

This year’s concert features singing star Alfie Boe. Boe is best known for playing Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables.” The tenor sang with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in 2012.

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If you go

When: Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m. (Pre-show begins at 6:30 p.m.)
Where: UCCU Center
Cost: $25–$100
Site: utahsstars.com

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“I think the concert is a wonderful opportunity to highlight new and upcoming Utah artists with amazing celebrity talent such as Alfie Boe,” said Ed Smart, the vice president of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation. “This concert series can be a highlight entertainment for Utah.”

The Utah’s Stars & Friends Benefit Concert was created to raise funds for the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, which aims to help abused children. This year, the funds will also help support Operation Underground Railroad, a program that rescues children trafficked for sex.

“The benefit concert has helped in two ways,” Smart said. “First, it has given us an opportunity of creating awareness  of the issues through the publicity, and secondly it is helping us raise funds for future missions, intervention programs and prevention.”

The show also features singers, musicians, dancers and guests (some local) including Larry and Shawn King, The Str!ke, GENTRI, Lexi Walker, Kendra Lowe, Jenny Oaks Baker, One Voice Children’s Choir and a 50-piece philharmonic orchestra directed by legend Ray Smith.

Get a taste of Boe’s music from his video singing “Bring Him Home” from “Les Miserables” with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir below.

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Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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