Area musicians will donate their time and talents to entertain while raising money for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. The Katrina Benefit Concert will be held Friday, Dec. 2, 2005 from 6- 10 p.m. in the Tamarack Hall Theatre at IU Northwest. Cost is a $10 donation, and all seating is open.
Local talent scheduled to perform that evening includes Keenan Baxter, Nick Carter and Guests, Mike Pancini, Wallace, Georgia Street Band, Red Desert and the Crawpuppies. Nearly all genres of music will be performed, ranging from techno and rap to folk style and rock ní roll. 100% of the proceeds from the concert will be donated to aid victims who are still suffering from the total destruction wrought by the hurricane. Although itís been three months since the storm, thousands
of people are still displaced from their homes and livelihoods and are continually in need of support. The government announced this week that effective December 1, they will no longer pay motel costs for survivors who are still without permanent homes. This illustrates the lingering affect the storm will have on their lives, and their continued dependence on those who are fortunate enough to be able to help them.