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- 7:20 - opening up the guest list for club x inside evolution at the woods!
- 8:00 - gallery of sound top 8 at 8 w/ kat deluna VIP passes!
- 9:15 - qualifying you to check out madonna's CD release party!
- 10:00 - can watching baseball w/ your other half help the relationship?
plus complete and total debauchary! the ralphie radio show - 7-12a est - online @ 97bht.com
seriously, how amazing is this?
97 BHT and The Weekender Present: "Concert For A Cause VI"
"Concert For A Cause VI: A Benefit Show For United Way Autism Programs" will take place on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at The Woodlands Inn & Resort in Plains Township. With 38 bands on the bill, it is the largest CFC event ever and will feature four stages: two in the Grand Ballroom, one in Club Evolution and one in the Streamside Bandstand. Music will run continuously from 6pm-2am.
Performing at the event will be Fighting Zero, Newpastlife, 40-Lb. Head, Lessen One, Owen's Grudge, The Five Percent, The Kermit Alphonso Project, Flaxy Morgan, k8, Music For Models, Giants of Despair with Bret Alexander, Spit Can, Original Black Dog Band, Bliss, The NonRefundables, popShop, OurAfter, Panacea, M-80, Remixtd, Ashfall, Go-Go Gadjet, Bad Hair Day, George Wesley, Dirty Water, The Drama Club, Lemongelli, Farmer's Daughter, VibeLine, Nicole Erin Carey, Morning Pride, Crush, Nowhere Slow, Destination West, The SilenTreatment, The Black Orkid, Cabinet and Iron Cowboy.
"Concert For a Cause" began in 1999 as "Concert For Karen" and became "Concert For A Cause" in 2003. Past beneficiaries have included the Leukemia Society of America, V.I.S.I.O.N, Children's Service Center, Luzerne County Head Start, Wyoming Valley Children's Association and Child Development Council of NEPA. The event began with seven bands on one stage and has since grown more than five times in size. Though the donation request for admission has never been more than $7, the event to date has raised more than $141,000 for these agencies. Last month, organizers and sponsors of the event met and, in consultation with the United Way of Wyoming Valley, decided that CFC VI would support local autism programs.
Joe Pantoliano, who won an Emmy for his role as "Ralph Cifaretto" on The Sopranos, calls in to The Ralphie Radio Show to talk about his choice for President - Senator Barack Obama. Don't think that Ralphie didn't ask him a question or two about his favorite TV show either.
Pantoliano also appeared in The Matrix, Bad Boys I & II, and lent his voice to an episode of The Simpsons.
Senator Hillary Clinton called in to The Ralphie Radio Show to talk about her plans to make higher education more affordable and her feelings on Primary Day in PA!
As the results rolled out - Senator Clinton's supporters celebrated in Wilkes-Barre at Bart & Urby's. Pookie from BHT's Street Team covered the festivities - and two Clinton supporters spoke with Ralphie about the Primary.
- Click here for Ralphie's interview w/ Alex, a senior at Wilkes University.
- Click here for Ralphie's interview w/ Michelle, a student at LCCC and lifelong PA resident.
Another location – The National Mall in Washington D.C., did not party with scheduled acts The Roots, Ne-Yo, and will.i.am. Despite a celebration of Earth, Mother Nature did not cooperate. Downpours brought thunder, lightening, and damage to the sound equipment. The day-long concert began at noon, but would not last much after. The only big act to perform a quick music set was American Idol runner-up Blake Lewis.
In yet another sign that this world is smaller than we all think, I ran into Lewis at the bar inside The Marriott on Pennsylvania Avenue later in the night. Turns out the Seattle-born singer did not find out that he would perform at the festival until 48 hours before hand. Of course, Lewis was disappointed that the dismal weather cut the event short.
“Like literally, right when I stepped on (stage), the rain started,” he told me over a beer. “It’s too bad, because there was a nice crowd too, and by the time I finished there was about 6,000 people there.”
Officials ended the event just after 3 pm. The large crowd never saw The Roots jam with will.i.am. or Doug E. Fresh. Even Lewis planned on jumping in on the action – but instead relegated back to his hotel room.
Meanwhile the lead emcee of The Black Eyed Peas packed his bags and hopped on the next first class flight to Los Angeles. After spending a mere few hours at home, will.i.am would jet off to London, supporting his CD, Songs About Girls, which is still receiving copious amounts of love overseas.
Lewis planned on spending the night in our nation’s capital – as unsexy as that might seem. After all, this was a Sunday night in a city filled with weekday warriors working the 9 to 5. A flight home awaited the Idol contestant in the morning.
And me? Well the weekend was a far cry from a disappointment. After an eventful Saturday evening in D.C. with one of my college roommates, I spend the early part of Sunday watching my Yankees defeat the Orioles in Baltimore.
Of course, the evening wasn’t so shabby either.