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    Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:56:18

    Bands for Bears Benefit Set for NYC in October - We have details

    Bird Courage, Forge the Bell and Carl Banks will perform at Animals Asia's "Bands for Bears" benefit next month.

    Special guest emcees Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan of Our Hen House will appear.

    The event is set for Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 6PM at Rockwood Music Hall, located at 196 Allen Street, New York, NY.

    Tickets are just $15 and must be purchased in advance by visiting bandsforbears.bpt.me or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

    Now, what's the animal welfare benefit about? We're glad you asked.

    International animal welfare nonprofit Animals Asia presents "Bands for Bears," an evening of fantastic live music spanning experimental folk melodies to powerful bluesy refrains to benefit the organization's crucial work to put an end to bear bile farming in Vietnam and China.

    "Bands for Bears" will feature performances by New York City based artists Bird Courage, Forge the Bell, and Carl Banks, as well as a personal introduction to Animals Asia's work by the organization's founder and CEO Jill Robinson, MBE. Audiences will also hear from Animals Asia US Director Morgan Lance, and the directors of the organization's China and Vietnam Bear and Vet teams, who will talk about the bear residents of Animals Asia's sanctuaries.

    What can you do to help this organization if you can't attend the event? Look out for the animals! If we don't, who will?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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