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street roots benefit

From the open publishing newswire:
What: Benefit for street roots
When: 5 p.m., May 4
Where: BerbatiÂ's Pan, 10 SW 3rd St., Portland
Bands: Jeffrey Harrison, Stars of Track and Field, Upright Dub Orchestra
21 and up, 6 bones and up at the door

Street roots is having a inaugural benefit from 5 to 10 p.m. May 4 at BerbatiÂ's Pan. All proceeds for the event will go to support street roots, PortlandÂ's only street newspaper, in fulfilling its mission as an advocate for low-income and homeless people.

Headlining the night is the Portland indy rock band Stars of Track and Field. The evening starts off with an acoustic guitar performance by singer Jeffery Harrison, and finishes with the inspired reggae sounds of the UpRight Dub Orchestra. Event-goers can throw their ticket stubs into a raffle for free street roots T-shirts and other prizes. The night also includes a silent auction. Also featured at the event will be a trailer for the upcoming documentary by Kwamba about Dignity Village. [ Read More... ]