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Oct
17

John 5, Joe Satriani, Others Contribute to Little Kids Rock Celebrity Guitar Auction

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John 5, Joe Satriani, Others Contribute to Little Kids Rock Celebrity Guitar Auction
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On October 5th 2010 guitarist John 5 (Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson) posted this tweet:
“Help @littlekidsrock put music education back in our schools by bidding on the one-of-a-kind guitar I decorated!”
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The link attached takes you to a celebrity guitar auction featuring John 5’s custom-decorated Fender Strat plus custom-art axes from musical artists like Gene Simmons, Slash, James Hetfield, and Joe Satriani as well as from noted graphic artists like Stan Lee (Spider-Man), Rob Prior (Spawn: The Impaler, Terminator 2 comics), and renowned pop art icon Kenny Scharf, among others.
Since 2002, Little Kids Rock has been dedicated to putting music back in schools. We provide students with free musical instruments and instruction that focuses on their favorite popular music styles, including rock, blues, rap and hip-hop. So far, over 1,200 schools in more than 24 cities nationwide have benefited from a Little Kids Rock program. The response from kids, parents and teachers has been phenomenal.

http://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/22744
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Place your bids on one-of-a-kind Fender® Stratocasters® personally decorated by rock royalty! Hurry because this Live Auction is October 21 at 8:15 pm EST and you won’t want to miss out. Bid now, and bid often!
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There are 30 guitars in all. The guitars themselves are Fender Standard Series Stratocasters, made in Ensenada, Mexico.
100% of the proceeds go to Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that restores and revitalizes music programs in underfunded public schools nationwide.

Buy music of JOHN 5 here now:

The Art Of Malice – John 5

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Oct
09

MAURICES STORE SUPPORTS RESCUES AND RUNAWAYS

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MAURICES STORE SUPPORTS RESCUES & RUNAWAYS

WITH OUTDOOR FASHION SHOW AND SILENT AUCTION

SATURDAY OCTOBER 9TH AT THE SALINA KS CENTRAL MALL PARKING AREA


Maurices Department Store at the Salina Kansas Central Mall is hosting a Rescues & Runways outdoor fashion show at 3 p.m. Saturday October 9th in the parking lot area grounds {where the old Verizon building had been}.

The fashion show will feature several models walking the runway wearing the latest fall looks from Maurices. Representatives of the Salina Animal Shelter will be on hand to answer questions from people about adopting pets and also volunteering at the shelter.  There is a Silent Auction at 1:30 p.m to help raise funds for the shelter.

The Salina, Kansas store is one of more than 700 Maurices stores in 44 states that will host pet-themed fashion shows and sponsor a fund-raiser event to support their local shelters.  This is truly a wonderful time to get outdoors to see what Maurices has to offer for the fall season and also help support the animal shelter!  These loving pets need to find good homes.  They need people like you to show them support!  Think of the lives you will be saving, and YOU can make a big difference for them!

Packages for the silent auction have been collected from various businesses in the area to show their support for the Salina Animal Shelter.  Some of these packages are worth over $200 as stated by one of the Maurices store employees.  “We wanted to make sure the packages were going to do well with the silent auction because of the worthy cause” said one employee.  “There are all sorts of baskets to bid on at the silent auction including one for romance.”

Afresh Entertainment Magazine staff photographer and writer Anne Shiever of Salina KS will also be taking photos of the event to send to Maurices headquarters as well as interviewing the public for another follow-up story!  The animal shelter will also be on the scene with some of the wonderful pets.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions to find out how you can help the shelter!

Maurices also is introducing a limited edition Friends for Life Charm. The Friends for Life charm is $5 and will be sold through Oct. 31. For every charm purchased, $2.50 will go to support the ASPCA and its national shelter outreach program.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!  GET OUT AND ENJOY THE SHOW

WHILE SUPPORTING A GREAT CAUSE!

http://www.rescuesandrunways.com/

Rescues & Runways is a national campaign created by Maurices, in partnership with the ASPCA® American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.   In its second year, the goals of this program have remained the same: to increase awareness of animal shelters, in turn, increasing pet adoptions through pet-themed fashion shows.  More than 750 Maurices locations across the U.S. are hosting the fashion shows along with raising supply and cash donations for our forever friends!

Salina Animal Shelter

329 N. 2nd Street
Salina, Kansas 67401
Phone: 785-826-6535
Fax: 913-826-6600

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Sep
29

COLDWATER CREEK STORES JOIN FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER

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Coldwater Creek Stores Across the U.S. Invite Women

from Coast to Coast to “Try It On for the Cure®” and

Join In The Fight Against Breast Cancer

Donations from the One Day, Fashion Based Fundraiser

to Benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

New York, NY – Coldwater Creek, the national, leading retailer of quality fashion for women, is gearing up to host the fall segment of their semi-annual, nationwide “Try It On for the Cure®” initiative.  The one day only event, hosted on Sunday, October 3rd, in every Coldwater Creek store across the U.S., encourages all women to stop in to their local Coldwater Creek and try on clothes as a fun and easy way to join in the fight against breast cancer.  Donations from the fundraiser will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and its local Affiliates.
Coldwater Creek’s “Try It On for the Cure®” is a simple program that has far reaching benefits for women throughout the country and no purchase is necessary to take part.  For everyone who enters a dressing room and tries on any item from Coldwater Creek’s extensive collection at her local store on October 3rd, Coldwater Creek will donate $1 to Komen for the Cure and its Affiliates. For those who choose to make anin-store purchase during the one day fundraiser, the retailer will also donate 10 percent of the day’s sales to Komen. Coldwater Creek has guaranteed a minimum donation of $50,000 up to a maximum $100,000.
“I’m so proud to be leading a program that is all about women helping women, right here in our own community,” said Terry White, store manager of Coldwater Creek in New York City.  “Try It On for the Cure allows us to connect with local women who share the same passion we have for this cause in a united effort.  They do the trying on, which allows us to do the giving.  It’s a perfect partnership for a great cause.”
“With one in eight U.S. women affected by breast cancer in her lifetime, it is immensely important that we continue to create awareness for this disease,” said Katrina McGhee, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Komen for the Cure. “We’re grateful for the longstanding and constant support of our friends at Coldwater Creek, who have done so much to advance Komen’s promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever.”
Supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has become a passion for Coldwater Creek.  In all of the company’s 300 plus stores across the country, they execute multiple programs that focus on raising funds that stay within each local community.
During the company’s last national “Try It On for the Cure®” event inSeptember 2009, Coldwater Creek donated more than $100,000 to Komen for the Cure and its Affiliates throughout the U.S. Whether individual stores are participating in the local Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® or hosting benefit fashion events, Coldwater Creek’s goal is to give back to the community.
For more information on “Try It On for the Cure®”, please visit your local Coldwater Creek store.
About Coldwater Creek

Founded in 1984, and headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho, Coldwater Creek is a leading specialty retailer of women’s apparel, gifts, jewelry and accessories.  The company sells its merchandise through premium retail stores across the country, online at coldwatercreek.com and through its catalogs.  Through its programs and partnership for the past six years, Coldwater Creek has donated over $6 million to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, Komen has invested more than $1.5 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-800 GO KOMEN.
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Sep
27

DRUMMERS HELP FIGHT HUNGER

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DRUMMERS HELP FEED THE HUNGRY

DRUM DAY TULSA

Who:  Drum Day Tulsa

Where:    John Q Hammons Arena  – U.M.A.C (Union Multipurpose Activity Center)

6836 S. Mingo Road,

Tulsa, Ok 74133

When:  Sunday November 7, 2010  Set-up begins at 11:00am

Why:  Our purpose is to do something about the continuing hunger problem that ranks Oklahoma high in the nation for the percentage of people that need assistance just to eat. We currently feed over 60,000 people a week out of the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Of those, nearly 40% are children, we need to fix this.

How:  Drummers helping fill the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.  So they can continue their work to eliminate food insecurity and hunger in our area.  Each drummer needs to bring 10 cans of food, with 100% of donations going to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

If there are more than 582 drummers playing together at the same time here in Tulsa, we could break a world record currently held by “Drumfest” in England.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://drumdaytulsa.publishpath.com/ or by going to http://www.drumdaytulsa.com

Sponsors  Contact:  Mike Depetriello , Drum Day Tulsa President

Phone:  918-810-9647 or by email: iuz2kix@yahoo.com

Direct food donations: http://www.cfbeo.org/

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Sep
23

ROBIN ROGERS SERIOUSLY ILL

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ROBIN ROGERS SERIOUSLY ILL
BENEFITS PLANNED, DONATIONS SOUGHT

Blind Pig recording artist Robin Rogers, who was admitted to the hospital on August 18th with serious liver problems, has now been diagnosed with liver cancer.  She was hospitalized for complications caused by Hepatitis C, and a CT scan prior to surgery revealed an untreatable cancerous tumor on her liver.  She is not a candidate for a liver transplant so she has been sent home for hospice care.
There has been a major outpouring of support and care since the announcement of the hospitalization by her husband Tony on Robin’s Facebook page.  Announcements were made of the establishment of a Robin Rogers Medical Trust Fund to cover medical expenses.
However, while this fund will help with astronomical hospital and medical bills, it does not cover other expenses such as hospice care and and basic living expenses.  Robin will not be able to return to the stage, and Tony, her musical partner, will be out of work for the foreseeable future.  Like most musicians, Robin and Tony do not have health insurance and depend on touring income for their livelihood.  Expenses for hospice care, medicine, and everyday living will be extremely high.

Fans who are interested in providing help directly to the family can donate by sending a check (made out to Tony Rogers) to: Robin Rogers c/o Piedmont Talent Agency, P.O. Box 680006, Charlotte, NC  28216.   In addition, the Charlotte Blues Society has set up a PayPal account, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Robin. PayPal donations can be made on the following webpage: PayPal.

Fans can also help by purchasing CDs from her website: www.robinrogers.com.  Benefits and fundraising efforts are also being organized, and fans can follow developments on a newly created Facebook page: Robin Rogers Benefit Central.
A benefit and silent auction being organized by producer Jim Brock and friend Scott Cable will be held at the Double Door Inn in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 24th. The day long event will feature performances by Jim Brock, Bob Margolin, the Voodoo Brothers, WSNB, and special guest Sheila Carlisle.
Tickets are only $20.  For further information on starting times or to donate items for the auction, please see the Facebook Benefit page referenced above.  An earlier benefit will also be held at the Double Door, on September 26th, featuring the Cary Sims Trio, Part-Time Blues Band, House on Fire & Monday Night All -Stars.
Rogers is an accomplished singer and talented harmonica player who has emerged over the past few years as a major player in the blues world.  Following the release of her national debut CD, Treat Me Right, she won the 2009 Blues Blast Award for “Best Female Artist.”   Her new CD, Back In The Fire, will be released on September 14th.

For more information visit www.blindpigrecords.com.

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Jun
27

ACTOR’S FUND AUCTION

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The Actors Fund Auction of 1,000 Stars offers

experiences with Harry Connick, Jr., actress Angela

Lansbury, Tony Award® winning stars Nathan Lane

and Bebe Neuwirth and LA Dodgers’

Manager Joe Torre

Plus set visits to “Glee”, “Desperate Housewives” and “The Good Wife”, VIP Tickets to Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and LA Dodgers

New York, NYThe Actors Fund’s Auction of 1,000 Stars is now live for online bidding. This celebrity auction features exclusive VIP entertainment packages and once-in-a-lifetime celebrity experiences through June 28.

All proceeds benefit The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that helps everyone in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition.
Distinctive celebrity experiences include:
  • Meet Emmy® and Grammy® award winning actor/signer/musician Harry Connick, Jr.
  • Lunch with stage, screen and television legend Angela Lansbury
  • See The Addams Family on Broadway and meet Tony Award® winning stars Bebe Neuwirth and Nathan Lane
  • VIP tickets to the LA Dodgers, batting practice and meet Manager Joe Torre
  • Visits to award winning TV shows “Glee“, “Desperate Housewives” or “The Good Wife”
  • VIP tickets to the 2010 US Open and Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and exclusive after-party
  • And more…
For more information or to place a bid, visit www.actorsfund.org.

About The Actors Fund
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone – performers and those behind the scenes – who works in performing arts and entertainment, serving nearly 12,000 people annually. Programs include social services and emergency assistance, health care and insurance, housing, and employment and training services.  Visit www.actorsfund.org.
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May
10

REGINA SPEKTOR–fund raiser

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REGINA SPEKTOR TO RELEASE

RADIOHEAD COVER “NO SURPRISES”

ARTIST AND LABEL PROCEEDS TO GO TO

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

AVAILABLE NOW EXCLUSIVELY ON THE ITUNES STORE

Burbank, CA – Following the success of her March 23rd Doctors Without Borders benefit concert in New York City, which was inspired by the recent earthquake disasters in Haiti and Chile, Sire/Warner Bros recording artist Regina Spektor announces the release of an exclusive, fund-raising iTunes single. Today, Tuesday April 27th, Spektor released her cover of Radiohead’s song “No Surprises,” with 100% of artist and label proceeds benefiting the Doctors Without Borders’ Emergency Relief Fund.
Fans can find the song here: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=367375590
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, natural disasters, or exclusion from health care in nearly 60 countries.
Spektor is currently on tour in Australia in support of her latest album, Far.
For more information on Doctors Without Borders, please visit:
http://doctorswithoutborders.org
For more information on Regina Spektor, steven@bighassle.com and/or:
http://reginaspektor.com
http://myspace.com/reginaspektor
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