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Western Mass. benefit concert will send funds to Haiti

2010 February 8

Sarah Lee and Arlo Guthrie

Sarah Lee and Arlo Guthrie

Martin Sexton

Martin Sexton

Martin Sexton, The Guthrie Family, Meg Hutchinson and a half-dozen other artists will perform a benefit concert for the people of Haiti on Feb. 14 at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Mass.

This Valentine’s Day show, called “A Concert for Loved Ones in Haiti,” will send 100% of the net proceeds to the United Nations Foundation’s Help Us Help in Time: Central Emergency Response Fund. The UN fund is designed to help provide rapid relief to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Also performing will be Tift Merritt, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Bobby Sweet, Vetiver, Kris Delmhorst, Jay & Molly, The Mammals and others.

For more information, visit the Colonial Theatre web site, email or call the box office at 413-997-4444.

If you cannot go to the show, consider clicking below to donate to the United Nations Foundation:

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  1. February 18, 2010

    Unfortunately, Arlo had other plans.

    The musical nighlight of the evening did not happen in the concert hall, rather about 5pm in the lobby when Chris Merenda’s band, Circle, was playing when out of the green room to join them came his brother Mike, sister-in-law Ruthy Ungar and Tao Rogriguez Seeger, representing 4/6 of the Mammals, one more than played inside billed as the Mammals (Chris did not play inside). Also joining the lobby band were Jay Ungar (Ruthy’s dad) and just-turned-two year old Willy Merenda, on tambourine and shaker egg.

    Photos at!/album.php?aid=2049360&id=1539290790

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