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    Tue, 15 Jun 2010 10:24:01

    Staind's Aaron Lewis Announces Benefit Show - Major concert will benefit It Takes A Community Foundation

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    • Aaron Lewis - In some ways, Staind's triumphant set at "Epicenter 2011" is emblematic of their journey. They were never into press posturing, awards show bullshit, or trying to be something they're not. They write timeless songs like "Eyes Wide Open", "Spleen", "Mudshovel", and "Something to Remind You" and kick teeth in when they hit stage. Isn't that everything a hard rock band should do? Well, they do it better than anyone… - Rick Florino
    • Aaron Lewis - In some ways, Staind's triumphant set at "Epicenter 2011" is emblematic of their journey. They were never into press posturing, awards show bullshit, or trying to be something they're not. They write timeless songs like "Eyes Wide Open", "Spleen", "Mudshovel", and "Something to Remind You" and kick teeth in when they hit stage. Isn't that everything a hard rock band should do? Well, they do it better than anyone… - Rick Florino
    • Aaron Lewis - In some ways, Staind's triumphant set at "Epicenter 2011" is emblematic of their journey. They were never into press posturing, awards show bullshit, or trying to be something they're not. They write timeless songs like "Eyes Wide Open", "Spleen", "Mudshovel", and "Something to Remind You" and kick teeth in when they hit stage. Isn't that everything a hard rock band should do? Well, they do it better than anyone… - Rick Florino

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    Aaron Lewis, the acclaimed singer for Staind, has unveiled details of a major benefit concert presented by his own It Takes A Community Foundation. Lewis will be joined at the show by a number of very special friends for acoustic performances, including Brad Arnold and Chris Henderson of 3 Doors Down, Brendan Kelly, and Lo Pro. "Aaron Lewis & Friends" is scheduled for Saturday, August 14, at The Pines Theater at Look Park in Northampton, Massachusetts, which is Lewis' home state and in any other case but this one, I'd jokingly refer to him as a "masshole" but not when he is rocking out for a good cause.

    Pre-sale tickets for the concert will go on sale beginning today, Tuesday, June 15, as well an exclusive VIP ticket package available to Dysfunctional Fan Club (www.dysfunctionalstaind.com). All remaining tickets will then be made available to the general public on Friday, June 18. Tickets will be available on that day at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. Locally, tickets will be available at Faces, 175 Main Street in Northampton.

    Want to know more about the It Takes A Community foundation? That's what you got me for: to serve as an information oracle. The foundation was founded by Lewis and his wife Vanessa with a focus on reviving rural communities throughout the greater New England area. The charity works with local leaders and community organizations that have firsthand knowledge of the needs of their communities. It strives to raise funds and support these community groups who strengthen, engage and enrich the communities they are in, sustain diminishing public services and provide assistance to communities in crisis. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ittakesacommunity.

    For its initial launch, ITAC's goal is to raise funds in support of the Community Education Center in Worthington, Massachusetts. Funds raised will help open the school's doors and provide a seamless transition from a district run facility to a community school. "My family has been directly affected by school closures in our rural area due to state budget cuts," said Lewis in an official statement. "We have seen firsthand the necessity for smaller communities to have a voice and to determine their own local needs and priorities. Our foundation strives to do just that—to build a collective of local community members and empower them to take charge of their own community's future."

    What is your favorite charity?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    06.15.10




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