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Katrina benefits set 

Special events to aid the victims of the hurricane that hit New Orleans and the Gulf Coast are coming up this week. Here’s a list: Vino’s and KABF 88.3 FM will host a benefit on Saturday, Sept.10, from 6 p.m. until closing time at the venue. Local bands scheduled so far are the Magic Cropdusters, Johnny Mac and Kevin Kerby. Local visual artists will donate work for auction, with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross. Admission is $5, with additional donations excepted. For more information, call 375-8466. Sticky Fingerz will continue its Tuesday benefit series Sept. 13 when various New Orleans bands will play, including Silent Cinema. The band is stranded here until things dry up, according to club spokesperson Suzon Awbrey. She also said the club is trying to find dates there and around the area for Bonerama, another New Orleans band stranded here by Katrina. Admission will be $5 and proceeds will go to the venue’s relief fund for New Orleans musicians. There will also be donation bins to collect non-perishable food items as well as household and clothing items. In another event, Sara Thomas, Wildwood and Runaway Planet will donate their time on Thursday, Sept. 8, to help Little Rock native and talented guitarist Ben Harris and his family, who moved to New Orleans just a few weeks ago and lost basically everything in the flood. Admission is $5; all door proceeds will go to the Harris family. All clubs in the River Market have placed donation bins in their locations. Willie D’s, Gusano’s and Underground Pub have teamed up, and plans are in the works for a big benefit show in the upcoming weeks. Until then, they will waive any applicable cover charge for folks that bring in donations in the form of goods or money. Also in the works: River Market restaurants are planning on providing some meal service to local shelters in dire need of help at this time. The Arkansas Educational Television Network will hold a live telethon Thursday, Sept. 8, from 6:30-8 p.m. to raise money for the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Gov. Mike Huckabee and UCA President Lu Hardin, among others, will participate. Ericka Luckett, an award-winning musician who plays at 2nd Place Cafe, is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from her album, “New Orleans Sessions,” to relief efforts. The link to her web site is www.cdbaby.com/cd/luckett.
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