The International Festival of Aegean sets the mood before its launch on Sunday, July 16, with some pre-festival events. On Friday, the island's capital, Ermoupoli, welcomes three American choirs from Berkley, Pocatello and San Antonio at the Church of Virgin Mary at 9 p.m. The following day, there will be a big Broadway Parade featuring music from American musicals, starting at 8 p.m. at the Megaron Cafe. Both events are free and open to the public. On Sunday, the grand opening will take place at the Apollo Theater.
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