Stars Rock Safety Harbor Kids 10th Annual Concert Fundraiser

On Sunday October 29th, Topa Mountain Winery hosted the 10th Annual Concert Fundraiser for local nonprofit, Safety Harbor Kids (Shk) to support music education programs for orphans, foster and homeless children.

The event, sponsored by Ventura Land Rover Jaguar and Maserati of Bakersfield, was emceed by actor/comedian Hal Sparks and featured music by Chicago co-founder and drummer Danny Seraphine, Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer, Jeff Beck bassist, Phil Chen, singer Tony Grant of Az Yet and Shk Music Director and band leader, Edward Roth.

The evening began with a special performance by Italian actress/singer, Maria Elena Infantino whose infectious personality and song got people out of their seats to dance. Then, as the sun set creating an Ojai “pink moment”, American Idol top four finalist Jessica Meuse took to the stage to keep the crowd going for the All Star Band to follow.

Enter The All Star Band with Danny,
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Doobie Brothers To Perform At Playing For Change Foundation Concert

Playing For Change, the multimedia company responsible for the popular ‘Songs Around The World’ video series, has announced it will host We Are One, a concert benefitting the Playing For Change Foundation and celebrating 10 years of positive change through music.

Official partners for the event include Los Angeles’ premier rock radio station 95.5 Klos, La Weekly, and Japan-based music app Nana. The concert will take place on Tuesday, October 3, at the historic Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles and feature performances from The Doobie Brothers members Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, and John McFee; as well as Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett from Little Feat; The Playing For Change Band, that features 10 respected musicians from 10 different countries; world-renowned drummer James Gadson; The Ambassador of Soul, Ellis Hall; legendary harmonica player Lee Oskar; and more. Ticketing options include an exclusive VIP experience with a pre-show meet and greet reception with The Doobie Brothers and musicians,
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Comedians To Perform At Bill Of Rights Concert

A host of comedians and performers will come together for The Bill Of Rights Comedy Concert benefitting the creation of America’s first monument honoring the Bill of Rights on Sunday, May 13th at Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona.

Among those scheduled to perform are Lewis Black, Chris Bliss, Bill Engvall, Bobcat Goldthwait, Dick Gregory, Kathleen Madigan, Tommy Smothers, Steven Wright, along with Little Feat musicians Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett.

“I am doing this because from what I have seen in the news from time to time, it seems that some of the folks in Arizona, and the rest of America, need a little bit of a reminder of what our founding fathers really said. Because those words in The Bill of Rights are important,” Lewis Black said. “And it’s going to be nice to see the cornerstone of our democracy on real stone. It also seems
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"All Wood And Doors" - July 12, 2011

From acoustic guitarists, James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt comes "All Wood And Doors", available on DVD, July 12, 2011, featuring original "Doors" band members, John Densmore (percussion) and Robby Krieger (lead guitar) with Peter Tork ("Monkees"), Timothy B Schmit ("Eagles"), Laurence Juber ("Paul McCartney & Wings"), Paul Barrere ("Little Feat"), Scott Breadman ("Lindsay Buckingham") and a whole lot more :

"...can you imagine what 'The Doors' songs would have sounded like if they had been created with acoustic guitars? Would 'Light My Fire', 'Riders On the Storm' or 'Touch Me' been as powerful played on acoustic guitars and filled with vocal harmonies? James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt, have been purveyors of acoustic rock music for decades. They took 12 'Doors' classics and turned them into something totally unthought amazing collection of 'Doors' tunes laden with soulful vocals and joyous harmonies..."

Tracks include "Break On Through", "Love Me Two Times", "Take
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