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Man of a Thousand Voices Performs in Clearwater to Benefit Youth

Actor Jim Meskimen (Apollo 13, Frost/Nixon and TV's Parks and Recreation amongst others) is appearing in Clearwater FL on February 9th to perform his one-man show - "Jimpressions," a showcase of celebrity impressions from Barack Obama to James Bond.

 
PRLog - Jan. 7, 2013 - CLEARWATER, Fla. -- CLEARWATER, FL: Master impressionist Jim Meskimen will perform in Clearwater on Saturday, February 9th. Meskimen’s acting credits include Friends, Apollo 13, The Grinch and Frost/Nixon. His unique comic genius is showcased in JIMPRESSIONS, a two-act homage to the art of vocal mimicry. Ticket sales will benefit two local charities for youth in need, Nourish to Flourish and Beth’s Closet. The event will be held in the auditorium of the Fort Harrison Hotel, starting with a catered reception at 6:30pm, for an 8:00 pm curtain.
 
Meskimen is known for his TV work in Whose Line is it, Anyway?, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Castle, Rules of Engagement and Parks and Recreation, and films such as The  Punisher, Not Forgotten and There Will Be Blood. His viral video, ‘Shakespeare in Celebrity Voices’ recently topped three-quarters of a million views and his array of hilarious impressions videos have cemented him as a major YouTube talent.
 
JIMPRESSIONS is a 90-minute tour de force in which Meskimen portrays his observations and experiences with over 65 different celebrities, including George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, William Shatner  Morgan Freeman, and even Flipper.
 
JIMPRESSIONS was performed to a sellout crowd last year at the historic Capitol Theater. Meskimen is donating his time for this February 9th performance.

Tickets cost $35 for general admission and $50 for VIP seating. VIP ticket holders will have the opportunity to meet Mr. Meskimen at a special dessert reception and meet and greet.

The show’s beneficiaries – Nourish to Flourish and Beth’s Closet assist children and young women in Pinellas County.

Nourish to Flourish, is a partnership with the 6th Circuit Public Defender's Office and the Beth Dillinger Foundation to feed chronically hungry children in this area.  There are over 7,000 chronically hungry children in Pinellas County alone.  A chronically hungry child is defined as a child who goes to bed hungry or who has insufficient food on the weekends (when they are unable to receive free or reduced cost lunches from their school).Their goal is to feed these hungry children. (For $150 a school year, a chronically hungry child can be fed every weekend).

Beth's Closet is located at PACE Center for Girls in Pinellas Park, Florida. This clothes closet is a source of both necessity and fun for the girls at PACE, who are at-risk girls ranging in age from twelve to eighteen. Inside Beth's Closet, the girls can find dresses, jeans, T-shirts, blouses, skirts, pajamas, shoes, jewelry, purses and just about anything else a teenage girl needs.

For more information, or for tickets, please call 727-467-6860.

The Fort Harrison has served as a hub for the Clearwater community since the 1920s and continues to do so today. In addition to the Scientologists who avail themselves of the religious retreat's accommodations while in Clearwater for religious services, the community at large also enjoys the Fort Harrison. Since re-opening following an extensive renovation in 2009, thousands from across the Tampa Bay region have gathered there for open house brunches and community events, such as the Sunscreen Film Festival’s annual "Night on Broadway" concert, Harlem Nights Jazz events and other benefits for the arts.

Scientology is an applied religious philosophy developed by philosopher and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. To find out more, please go to www.scientology.org.

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