Friday, March 28, 2014

Rocking Out For Worthy Causes


Local rock critic and 89.1 FM Lakeshore Public Radio personality Tom Lounges will be the emcee for the annual Pet Rock Gala tomorrow, March 29th from 5:00 to 11:00 PM at County Line Orchard’s Big Barn in Hobart, Indiana. The event is a fundraiser for The Humane Society Of Northwest Indiana and will feature live rock from Jim Peterik And Friends, The Fabtones, and Ripley Street. There will also be a silent auction on autographed books, photos, guitars, and other items.
  
Heart is living up to its name these days, in terms of pitching in at charitable events. The Ann and Nancy Wilson-fronted band will be among the 20 artists taking part in The Music Of Paul Simon at Carnegie Hall on this coming Monday, March 31st. The event will help youth-centered music programs in the New York City area. Judy Collins, John Doe from X, Bettye LaVette, Madeleine Peyroux and Jon Herrington, Joy Williams of The Civil Wars, and Allen Toussaint will also be interpreting the works of Mr. Rhymin’ Simon for this worthy cause. 

On Earth Day, April 22nd, Heart, with special guests Graham Nash and Jami Sieber, and Joan Jett And The Blackhearts will headline Kiss The Sky! The Orca Freedom Concert at the  EMP Museum’s Sky Church in Seattle. Other acts involved include guitarist Arielle, Woodstock veteran Country Joe McDonald, and musician/activist Andrew Morse. 

According to a recent post on the Nerdist website, Ricky Gervais planning on doing a rock documentary based on his Brent character from original UK version of The Office

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