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The Purgatory Players

Location: Strange Brew, 5326 Manchaca Rd.
Start date: July 2012
Run time: Sunday, 11am-1pm
All ages? Y

Every Sunday morning for the last three years, Scrappy Jud Newcomb, my father Jon Dee Graham, Jeff Plankenhorn, Jon Greene, Seela Misra, and special guests from Carolyn Wonderland to Ruthie Foster and Matt the Electrician take the stage at Strange Brew Lounge Side to sing gospel songs of hope and inspiration. Plankenhorn overheard a barista describe it best as "non-denominational spiritual music." Donations go to the Capital Area Food Bank, whose buying power can turn each $1 into $6 worth of food. The band takes $20 for gas. The room's packed, coffee and mimosas flow, and the crowd bursts into a rag-tag choir.

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