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Hank Sinatra headlines benefit concert for familes of tornado victims

For years, Tir Na nOg Irish Pub has hosted events to benefit local organizations like Hopeline, The Haven animal shelter, InterAct and countless others. Just Thursday they collected donations of food and $960 in cash for the Triangle chapter of the American Red Cross to help those affected by the tornadoes that ravaged Raleigh and other parts of the state April 16. The nOg Run Club also raised $600 on April 18 for the Triangle Red Cross.

Ten musicians/bands will grace the Tir Na nOg stage Tuesday to help raise money for burial costs and other necessities for the families of four children who were killed after a tornado hit the Stony Brook North Mobile Home Park – just five miles from the Pub. There is no cover charge for the event, but donations are strongly encouraged. According to a statement on the Tir Na nOg Web site, the restaurant will also be honoring storm victims and volunteers with free hamburgers (donations encouraged for all others).

The event begins at 5 p.m., with music to start at 5:30 and follow this schedule:

5:30 p.m. – Stella Lively
6:00 p.m. – Brett Harris
6:30 p.m. – Richard Bacchus
7:10 p.m. – This House on Fire
7:50 p.m. – Jack The Radio
8:30 p.m. – Maldora
9:10 p.m. – Anitbubbles
9:50 p.m. – The Olympic-Ass Kickin Team
10:30 p.m. – A Rooster for the Masses
11:10 p.m. – Hank Sinatra

If you are unable to attend this event, there are a number of other way to help tornado victims. From now until May 20, IndieNC is sponsoring an online fundraiser to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County. The Pour House has scheduled a two-night “We Are Raleigh” benefit for the Triangle Red Cross May 25 and 26, with details and performers to be announced. If you know of any additional benefit efforts, please post them in the comments below. You can also visit the City of Raleigh Web site for information on where to give and get help.

Full disclosure: WKNC and Tir Na nOg have been partners since March 2007 to present the weekly Local Beer Local Band free concert series.

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Benefit concert scheduled at White Collar Crime

23-year-old Steven Campbell has been battling Ewing’s Sarcoma for 13 years. Recently, his condition took a turn for the worse, and Jackie Campbell decided to take action. In celebration of Steven’s birthday and in order to help raise funds for medical expenses, etc., Jackie is organizing a concert at White Collar Crime in Raleigh on October 17. The show will begin at 7 p.m. and features local artists such as The Royal Nites, Hank Sinatra, Richard Bacchus & The Luckiest Girls, Hell No, and The “Infamous” Sugar. $10 is the suggested donation.

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EOT03 Student Government 9/7/09

Eye on the Triangle’s Labor Day show hopefully gave some of you something to listen to on your drive back from your various vacations. For those of you who missed it, you can listen to the segment’s podcasts. This week’s episode covered a variety of topics, some of which will continue to come up throughout the year, so stay tuned.

VIP:

In this week’s VIP, Saja Hindi interviewed Student Body President Jim Ceresnak, a newcomer to the Student Government scene, about what it was like to be a student leader during a time of uncertainty at the University, following the resignations of the University’s top officials. Ceresnak also spoke about the year ahead and the projects he hopes to push for the student body. To get an insider’s look on Ceresnak and his past, check out Technician’s profile on the new student body president when he first got elected.

Adam Compton interviewed the student body’s vice-president, more commonly known as the Student Senate president, Kelli Rogers for EOT’s VIP segment. Rogers, unlike Ceresnak, has been working in Student Government on what may have seemed to be the logical path to Student Senate president, from student senator her freshman year to Student Senate pro temp last year, to more involvement in between.

HEAR THIS:

This week, we gave you an extended version of Hear This, filled with interviews from Zach Terry about the Bike MS Benefit Show at Cat’s Cradle and information about Snuzzfest benefit concert at the Local 506. The Bike MS Benefit Show (to battle Multiple Sclerosis) featured Last of the Great Side Show Freaks, Tomahawks, Lafcadio and Zach Terry. Snuzzfest is a benefit concert for Snuzz who is uninsured and has to have lymphoma treatment. It featured, among others, Tres Chicas and the Desmonds.

WOLFPACKER OF THE WEEK:

Jacob Downey sat down with Russell Spencer Gentry, a junior in anthropology and history who is preparing for his role in the production of Amadeus in Thompson Theatre Sept. 18 to 20 and Sept. 23 to 27.

SOUNDBYTES:

And in this week’s Soundbytes, Caitlin Cauley and May Chung interviewed students around campus to see what they thought about the health care debate. The responses may seem somewhat surprising.

Tune into next Monday’s show at 7 p.m. about the Raleigh-Durham divide, and email us at publicaffairs@wknc.org if you have any ideas, gripes or want to suggest someone for the Wolfpacker of the Week.

Listen to episode three.