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Joseph, the Old Testament Bible hero known best for his bold fashion sense, could have benefited greatly from the Community Legal Center (CLC). The nonprofit organization, which provides counseling and legal representation in civil matters to working clients who can't afford a lawyer, could have helped poor Joseph to understand his rights after 11 jealous brothers threw him into a pit and sold him into slavery. The CLC could have advised him when he was falsely accused of sleeping with another man's wife and then imprisoned. They even might have helped Joseph find representation for a defamation suit after Donny Osmond was cast as the titular character in the film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's popular musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

After some 4,000 years, Joseph and the CLC finally are working together. On Wednesday, June 2nd, the center hosts its 10th annual fund-raiser at Theatre Memphis. A silent auction begins at 6 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., attendees have a chance to be among the first to see Theatre Memphis' lavish revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Webber's Joseph, a pop-operetta inspired by early rock-and-roll, improves on the original Bible story by depicting Pharaoh as an Elvis impersonator.

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" Fund-raiser for the Community Legal Center, Theatre Memphis, Wednesday, June 2nd, 6 p.m. Tickets are $40, $25 for students. For tickets, call 544-7000. For more information on the Community Legal Center, visit clcmemphis.com.

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