Edward Alley carries on June LeBell’s legacy

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The husband of the late radio personality and music critic June LeBell will take her place as the host of the 2018 SILL Music Monday lecture series.

Like many great ideas, Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning’s Music Mondays started with a group of people who found something missing in their community.

And all they needed to fill that gap was a New Yorker with a commanding voice and impressive resume.

Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning began in 1972 as a group that wanted to get together to talk about current events. The Global Issues lecture series was formed, and quickly grew in popularity. Organizers soon realized, however, that the interests of the community reached beyond politics and other global issues. Like many Sarasotans, SILL audiences cared about the arts.

In response, SILL formed a new lecture series around the topic of music appreciation in 1999 — but it wasn’t until June LeBell moved to Sarasota several years later that the program began its transformation into the series it is today.

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