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Haiti Benefit Show Tomorrow

The public has a pretty short attention span for big news stories that don’t have to do with Tiger Woods or health care. When the earthquake in Haiti struck almost three months ago, we were urged by Michelle Obama and others to donate and help out. For the most part, we did a lot to immediately respond, but there’s still a lot left to be done. To that end, there will be a benefit concert tomorrow in the HUB to support further relief efforts in Haiti.

The show will take place in Alumni Hall, and last from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Five different bands will perform, and there will be a guest speaker. Here’s the lineup:

11:00     Exclusive Document

11:30     North of Nittany

12:00     British Phil

12:30     Speaker Alain Bonny

1:00       Zak Sobel Band

1:30       Papa Papaya

The suggested donation is $3, and there will also be t-shirts on sale for $10. The idea behind the show started in Alex Bruce’s CAS 100 class, where he had to examine an issue posing moral and ethical dilemmas. He and ten other students rallied behind the cause of supporting Haiti, and the idea grew into a pretty remarkable production.

Instead of a nighttime marquee blowout, Bruce said he intended the concert to be “more of a day-long, fun event for people to hang out at” between classes or if they have some free time on their hands. No word on how many people they might expect to show up or how much money they might raise, but then again, it’s not about getting big attendance numbers or writing a seven-figure check. People don’t have to make a ton of effort to go out of their way to enjoy the concert; it’s just a fun diversion during your day, to support a worthy cause.


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Dan McCool

Dan is a senior and has been writing for Onward State since January 2010. Did you miss him? Nah, neither did we. He's returning after a semester abroad in England and will be serving as Arts Editor. Favorite things in life include references to The Big Lebowski.


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