Friday, February 12, 2010

Rise up Haiti -- TONIGHT (Feb. 12)

If you don't have plans for tonight, Now you do!

Join us at the Carnegie in Covington for "Rise Up Haiti", a rock & photography fundraiser for the children of Haiti.

This is more, than just another fundraiser. If you decide to join us, you'll get plenty for your money. There will be great live music, including one of my favorite local singer/songwriter Kim Taylor.

There is also a moving photography exhibition about the childrend of Haiti, by my friend Jonathan Willis.

Jonathan has been involved helping the children of Haiti for several years and the recent earthquakes, only make the need of help more urgent.

I don't know how to sing or how to use a camera, so my contribution for the evening will be to bake waffles. 100% of the sales will go to the Restavek Foundation in Haiti.

The more you eat, the more you help.

I hope to see you tonight,


Here is the press release.

At 6:45 pm, Friday, February 12 at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, Kentucky, the Greater Cincinnati creative community will come together for "Rise Up Haiti," a fundraising celebration to help end child slavery in Haiti.

There are approximately 300,000 children living in slavery in Haiti, where they are known as "Restaveks." All funds raised at "Rise Up Haiti" will go to ending this practice.

"Rise Up Haiti" will feature a unique collaboration of music and visual arts, with four local bands performing live, a photography exhibition with actual images of Haitian child slaves, and a silent auction of 10 commissioned, one-of-a-kind pieces done by area artists.

The photography exhibition will feature the works of Jonathan Robert Willis, and his touching personal expression of beautiful Restavek faces. The concert will include Ric Hordinski and Friends, Rob Fetters, Kim Taylor and Me or the Moon.

The silent auction will present a lively artistic range of views of hope and inspiration, spoken through the artists' original talents.

The event will also feature a full cash bar and The Taste of Belgium Waffles.

All proceeds benefit the Jean Cadet Restavek Foundation, dedicated to abolishing child slavery in Haiti. For more information about the foundation, check out

The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center is at 1028 Scott Street, in Covington. Call 859.491.2030 to learn more.

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