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A last goodbye

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Jeffry Ellis was a bartender at the Burgundy Room until earlier this year when he got very sick very fast; he died two weeks ago. And apparently the Burgundy Room doesn't give its employees a fat health insurance package, because Jeffry's illness left his family with a pile of hospital bills. Tonight, to raise funds and celebrate what would have been his 31st birthday, friends are going to be donating $10 or more to get in to the Dragonfly for performances by Josie Cotton and Faster Pussycat and more. The bar will even be throwing in part of the night's take, so if you go, be sure to raise a glass to Jeffry Ellis.