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New group: The Station Fire Memorial discussion group at Yahoo
"will update victims' families and loved ones as to the progress
of building a Station Fire Memorial that celebrates their lives and assures
they will never be forgotten," according to Thomas A. Cahir, the
Membership in the West_Warwick_Station_Fire_Memorial
group is restricted; email
the group's owner to join it.
Email contact added to Station
Fire Memorial Foundation press release below.
Station Fire Memorial Foundation Formed: Here's the press release,
WEST WARWICK - Family members and friends of the Station Fire victims
recently registered with the Secretary State’s office as a nonprofit
group in order to gain ownership of the site of the tragedy, and to
build and maintain a memorial to their loved ones that would celebrate
their lives and not their deaths.
The Station Fire Memorial Foundation officers, Thom Cahir, President,
Rev. Susan Asselin, Vice President, Kimberly Jalette, Treasurer and
Lori St. Jean, Secretary, hope to raise funds to purchase the land at
211 Cowesett Ave. if it cannot be donated to the Foundation.
At this point the SFMF will be looking to work with other Station related
charities, the Red Cross, and other interested parties, in gaining a
consensus that a memorial at the site is needed. This tragedy has directly
or indirectly affected the entire state, has seen historic fire-prevention
legislation passed in its wake, and needs to be memorialized in a timely
fashion, unlike the Hartford Circus fire which killed 167, but took
the city 50 years to remember with a small plaque.
Plans are in the works to sell bumper stickers, baseball caps and compose
a memorial yearbook of those lost in the fire. The Foundation will also
be seeking out corporate donations and sponsors, willing to raise funds
for this effort.
The Foundation meets on a bi-weekly basis and welcomes any who want
to be of assistance. For more information please call Thom Cahir at
or Rev. Susan Asselin at 401-232-2063, (SolitaryRev@cox.net).
The fire, Feb. 20 during a Great White concert at The Station nightclub
in West Warwick, killed 100.
Upcoming DVD release party: The release party for
A Call For Action -- a DVD of benefit performances on Feb. 18 by
18 bands -- will be Wednesday, June 18 from 6 - 1 p.m. at Lupo's Heartbreak
Hotel, Providence. Eight of the bands that appear in the DVD concert film
will play, and there'll be a live auction of rock and roll memorabilia
hosted by comedian Charlie Hall, with proceeds going to the Station
Fire Relief Fund.
The event will kick off with the reggae band The Psycads,
followed by Mark Cutler and The Schemers (Bob Giusti, Emerson Torrey &
Jim Berger), Mr. Lincoln, Jon Tierney and The Truth, Ricky Valente, Fungus
Amungus, The Stereobirds and Green Tea.
Admission for the event is $10, with proceeds from the
sale of the DVD to benefit the Station Fire Relief Fund. For more information
or to purchase a DVD, go to www.acallforaction.com
or call (401) 861-4756.
preview of the DVD; tunes and bands on it are
Comeback, John Tierney & The Truth Four Minute Sneeze,
Jim James Band
Hey Shark, Betty Finn
Some Fun, Dino Club
Blackout, The Stereobirds (Formerly Known As The Mockingbirds)
A Long Song, Some Weird Band
Monkey Boy, Mr. Lincoln
Please Don't Leave Me This Morning, Green Tea
Ain't That Peculiar, Rick Mendes & The Nightbirds
Every Day Is Like A Holiday, Psycads
Uncle Sam, Fungus Amungus
Treat Her Right, Young Neal & The Vipers
I'm Old, But I Ain't Dead, Dave Howard & The Highrollers
Back And Forth, Turning Blue
The Dreamer, Ricky Valente
Victim's life on the Web: There's a website for
Joe Kinan, who
remains in Mass. General Hospital in fair condition.
Memorial items: There's a CafePress
shop selling T-shirts, mugs, teddy bears and household items bearing
a photo of the Station fire memorial. "All proceeds will go to one
of the fire burn victims, to help alleviate rising medical costs."
fundraiser: 'great party, worthy cause': From the Narragansett
Times yesterday, "The music of Brass Attack sizzled right
along with the grille late into Saturday evening at Canonchet Beach Club."
Concert tonight: Local Bands Remember features The Unibrows,
The Amazing Mudshark and Moments Of Imagination, playing rock
at J.R.'s Bourbon Street Rock House, Mardi Gras Complex, 1500 Oaklawn
Ave., Cranston. 463-3080. 7 p.m-1 a.m.
Angels bike run:
There's a bike run Saturday sponsored by Maddog Saloon, 98 Main St., Pascoag.
Riders will leave at 3 p.m. for for a small memorial service at the site
of The Station, then ride back to Maddog's for food and music. Donation:
$10. For ticket information, call Mike or Angel, 567-9244 or 678-0571,
or Geno or Brenda at 568-4394.
A Night of Softball, featuring the West Warwick Fire Department
and The Score radio personalities, including Andy Gresh, Scott Cordischi,
John "The Coach" Coletto and John Crowe, will be held today
at 7 p.m. at Amby Smith Field, behind the Maisie Quinn Elementary School,
in West Warwick. All proceeds will benefit The Station Nightclub Victims
Concert Sunday: Kickin' Brass, rhythm and blues, noon-1:30 pm,
6ft between, rock, 2-3:30 pm, Mary Day and Terri, 4-5:30 pm,
and Rumours, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, 6-8 pm, Chelo's Waterfront
Bar and Grille, 1 Masthead Drive, Warwick. 884-3000. Donations.
The 11th annual Eleanor Slater Hospital Bike Ride, sponsored by
the "Patients for Progress" advocacy council will be held Sunday.
There will be two rides, both beginning and ending at the Margaret Walsh
Park, on West Road, at the John O. Pastore Campus in Cranston (behind
Eleanor Slater Hospital). Endurance and professional bikers begin at 8
a.m. Beginner and amateur bicyclists begin at 9:30 a.m. Registration is
$20 in advance, $25 the day of the ride. All proceeds from this year's
ride will be donated to a fund benefiting victims of The Station fire.
A memorial tree-planting is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the park. For information,
call Kellie Capobianco at 462-3454.
Friends of Kathy Sullivan will hold a "Cruise Night"
with classic cars at Sam's Club, Route 6, Seekonk, on Friday, June 13,
from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be music and a 50/50 raffle. Admission
is free, but donations will be accepted on her behalf. For more information,
call (508) 336-3381. Rain date is Friday, June 20.
benefit auction on eBay: The Station Fire page at hereinreality.com
points to a Celebrity Charity Auction going on through May 25 at eBay.
On the block are "items donated by Patti LaBelle, Pete Rose, Jamie-Lynn
Sigler, Arianna Huffington, The Harlem Globetrotters, Mimi Kennedy, Greg
Palast, Dr. James Zogby, Dan Briody and more. Free shipping, no reserves."
All proceeds are to be donated to the Station Nightclub Fire Relief Fund.
The actual auction
page is here.
fire victim returns home: The Hartford Courant catches up with
"Most people went home to a husband or wife, but I went to rehab,"
she said. "It's the first time I regretted not being married in
Her father, 72-year-old Navy veteran Waldo Noyes, has become "her
second half" during her recovery. He drove her home from the hospital,
and turned off her utilities while she was hospitalized. His girlfriend
stocked the kitchen with groceries for her return.
But while the home looks the same as it did, her life will be different.
During the past several years, Noyes took on 40 clients in her housecleaning
business. Because of her injuries, she won't be able to handle it anymore.
Noyes said she will receive $552 in disability payments, just enough
to cover her $535 monthly rent, but it won't cover groceries and other
expenses. She didn't have insurance, and she said she is terrified by
the medical bills that haven't been added up yet.
White Turns To Fans For Legal Defense Help: At antiMusic.com;
although two attorneys have said they won't name Great White in their
...lawyer Ronald J. Rasmini (said),"It would be a huge transgression
not to include Great White. I don't care if they've got five cents to
contribute to this case. If they're negligent, they should be in there."
More lawsuits are expected, so with that in mind, Great White’s
attorney is calling upon fans to help raise money for the group’s
According to KNAC.com, Ed McPherson, the attorney who represents the
band, issued the following letter to fans, asking for help:
Dear Music Fan,
We are sure that you were shocked by the events of February 20, 2003
in West Warwick, Rhode Island, and there are no words that can express
how everybody, especially Great White, feels about it. The loss of
life was beyond any worst nightmare, and the suffering that ensued
has affected not hundreds, but thousands of people.
As the investigations proceed, the music community appears to become
one, with many people offering their support for the members of the
band. The legal proceedings will in reality go on for years, which
brings with it unheard of legal costs for the individual members of
It was suggested that a defense fund be set up that would assist
them in covering the exorbitant costs of dealing with the ongoing
criminal proceedings and the numerous lawsuits that have only just
begun to be filed.
This was a very hard working, touring band that has brought a lot
of joy to fans everywhere. When the band is able to perform again,
they will be donating all of the proceeds of their shows to the victims
of the fire for some time. They will not be able to even come close
to meeting the basic costs involved in the legal proceedings.
It is with this in mind that THE GREAT WHITE TRUST was set up. The
sole purpose of this Trust is to allow friends and fans of Great White,
music fans in general, and other musicians to donate to a legal fund,
to at least allow the band to have proper representation so that they
can defend themselves.
This Trust is not to be used for any purpose other than covering
costs associated with the criminal and civil proceedings. If any funds
are left after the legal costs are covered, they will be disbursed
to one or more of the charities set up to benefit the victims and
If you feel comfortable contributing to this fund, please send donations
THE GREAT WHITE TRUST
c/o 17609 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA 91316
Any questions or comments may be directed to Ed McPherson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrity turnout: N.Y.
Daily News reported Sunday,
Tony Bennett, who's usually onstage, played the adoring fan the other
night at The Cutting Room, where he showed up, camera in hand, to hear
daughter Antonia sing. She was back at the club, co-owned by Chris Noth,
on Saturday to perform at Stanley Jordan's CD-release party, a benefit
for victims of the Rhode Island nightclub fire ...
A Block Island Music Fest will be held Saturday, May 17 from
7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the historic Spring House. Featured performers will
be Sweeter Than Wine, Dave Howard and the High Rollers and Freerange.
Amy Hagan, of WHJY, will be the emcee. Tickets are $20 and will be available
at the door and in advance at Esta's Too, 257 Thayer St., Providence.
All proceeds will benefit victims and their families and will be distributed
through the Catholic Charity Fund of Providence. Checks should be notated:
West Warwick Fire Emergency Fund.
Oasis Salon and Spa, 1037 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, will hold
a cut-a-thon Sunday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Haircuts, mini-facials
and manicures, children's manicures, facial waxing and massages will be
offered. The first $1,000 raised will go toward the Gina Marie Andreozzi
Scholarship Fund, named for a founding member of the salon who was killed
in a 1996 car accident. All remaining money raised will go to The Station
Nightclub Fire Relief Fund. For information, call 846-4444.
The West Warwick FOP Lodge 6 presents Power League Wrestling's
Power-Fest 2003 on Sunday, May 18, at 4 p.m. at the West Warwick Civic
Center, Factory Street, West Warwick. Admission is free, but donations
to WHJY's Doc Fund can be made at the door. Featured matches include the
World Title match between champion Dr. Heresy vs. West Warwick's own Gary
Kick Start Poker Run in memory of the late Tracy King. Sunday,
May 25, Sal’s R&B Club,
200 George Waterman Rd., Johnston. Rain or shine. Sign in: 9-11am at Cowesett
Inn, 226 Cowesett Ave., West Warwick. $20 for rider, $10 for passenger,
all others welcome for a $20 donation collected at the door. Last stop
is at Sal’s 3 p.m. with music by Loaded Dice featuring Doug James,
Sugar Ray Norcia and Mr. Breeze (a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band.) To volunteer,
or for more info, contact Ray Cappelli, 255-5761, or Jody King, 864-5549.
fire survivors launch fund to fill gap in relief efforts: Today
in The Providence Journal
Saying that those involved in The Station nightclub fire are "slipping
through the cracks" of current relief efforts, a coalition of family
members and survivors have formed their own assistance fund.
They are calling their organization
The Station Family Fund, and have applied for nonprofit status,
Jonathan Bell, a Providence lawyer who is assisting the group, said
The fund will provide "prompt assistance" to victims and
family members for housing expenses, fuel bills, medical costs, car
payments, and groceries, said Victoria Potvin, a West Warwick resident
who was named president of The Station Family Fund. ...
If offered, the group would likely accept money from Great White, which
recently announced a charity tour: "They're musicians first,"
Potvin said, "and if this is the only way they know how to contribute,
to give back, who are we not to take the money? People need money."
One of the frustrations of the group has been that money cannot go directly
to survivors and the famlies of the deceased without their potentially
incurring tax liabilities.
Jody King, the vice president of the new Station Family Fund, said
the fund would also, under nonprofit rules, be unable to give money
out directly to families. But the process would be more intimate, he
said. If a mother called and said she needed groceries, "we would
take her to Stop & Shop." King said the Family Fund already
has $12,000, which has been kept in a safety deposit box until it was
There's more info and contact information on The
Station Family Fund website.
F. Van Deusen III, the last of 43 patients admitted to Rhode Island
Hospital after The Station nightclub fire, was released this morning.
It was hell. End of story," he told reporters. He's headed for a
rehab facility in New Bedford, Mass. Story
White has trouble donating its tour proceeds: (ProJo, reg.req)
Local nonprofit foundations say they are restricted in the way they
handle donations, and the band wants to give proceeds from its tour to
victims and families who need it.
Interesting story about how hard it is just to give money away.
Great White had planned to give tour proceeds to the Feinstein Foundation
but, by law, the foundation can only give money to other nonprofit organizations.
As an alternative, tour organizers tried to make arrangements with
The Station Nightclub Fire Relief Fund, which is now under the umbrella
of the Rhode Island Foundation.
But the Rhode Island Foundation rejected their proposal, citing the
difficulties and potential pitfalls of handing out cash in the manner
envisioned by the band. For one thing, the foundation noted that cash
would be considered taxable income, and families could be bounced off
In general, I'm not blogging day-to-day developments in the investigation
and litigation; Providence
Journal staff reports (reg. req.) cover these in detail. Selected
items below that relate to these matters are perhaps of wider interest.
Online discussion groups: There are now several
Yahoo groups dealing with The Station fire. One is only for survivors,
"a safe haven for people (survivors, family/friends of the injured
or just those who care) to discuss the tragedy." These are moderated,
with messages readable only by members.
I recently learned of two more groups.
A new group, just beginning, is open to all, with its archives public,
meaning you don't have to join the group to read messages, only to post.
It's called WWSFFriends;
click the "Join this group" button on its page to join
This is an inclusive open community coalition comprised of all those
who were affected by the West Warwick Station Fire, in Rhode Island
on 2/20/03. Our goal is simply to help each other and preserve the memory
of those who perished in this tragedy.
Celebrating the Life of Ty C. Longley, 1971-2003. Pictures, Videos,
Media Articles, Personal Tributes, and the Song "Mothers Eyes"
performed by Great White's Jack Russell and Mark Kendall at the Ty Longley
Benefits held at the Hard Rock Cafe-Beverly Hills on April 17, 2003
and the Key Club-Sunset Strip on April 29, 2003; along with Special
Tribute Sections to the "guy who's heart was as big as his hair"
Ty C. Longley * If you have anything you would like to contribute, please
send it to email@example.com and we would be happy to post it
for you, with contribution credit attached.
Instructions for joining are at the link above.
"4-30-03 Gina starts Rehab and is moved to a new hospital. Please
send her a get well card at
Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island
116 Eddie Dowling Highway
No. Smithfield, RI 02895-0924
Ongoing reports of her
medical progress are here. Here's an excerpt:
It has been a long road and she still has far to go. I have not mentioned
the extent of her injuries out of respect for her privacy. Gina told
me that it was OK to let her friends know. She received burns over
70% of her body. Unfortunately Gina lost her left arm bellow her elbow,
all the fingers on her right hand were partially amputated. But still
has the same smile. And hasn't lost her sense of humor. Gina remembers
what happened the night of the tragedy. That is something I'll let
her share with you. Gina did say she had on clean underwear! She said
"she doesn't have a hand but, SHE'S ALIVE!" Gina is a talented
artist and we know she'll find a way to express her art. Still Gina's
attitude is very positive.
F. VanDeusen III: "Not alot to report today, but I wanted
you all to know that John has been upgraded from "fair" to
"good" condition. 'Atta boy, Johnny!!"
You may send encouragement to
John F. VanDeusen III (make sure you put "III")
c/o Jack & Janet VanDeusen
7 Roosevelt Ridge
Carver, MA 02330
weeks after R.I. fire, 100th victim dies: From the Boston Globe,
After surviving infections, operations, and the amputation of her hands,
the 100th victim of the Rhode Island nightclub fire died late Sunday,
her condition so grave during the two-and-a-half months she spent at
a Boston hospital that she was never able to speak to her parents.
Pamela Gruttadauria, 33, had lingered in critical condition at Massachusetts
General Hospital since Feb. 21, arriving there just hours after flames
gutted The Station roadhouse in West Warwick, R.I. She died at 10:30
Ann and Joseph Gruttadauria, who kept a bedside vigil each day, made
the decision Sunday that after witnessing the steep deterioration of
their daughter's health, and with her prospects for survival so slim,
they would disconnect the medical machinery that had kept their daughter
alive. She lived four more hours.
''I said: `Pam, if you want to stay, stay. If you want to leave, you
can,''' said Ann Gruttadauria, her voice clear and strong a day after
her daughter's death. ''She decided to leave.'' ...
Over Rhode Island Club Fire Tribute Plan: Originally published
in the New York Post, May 5,
The owners of the land where a Rhode Island nightclub fire killed
99 people said they'd like to give the property over to the town for
a memorial, but are facing fierce resistance from victims' families
who say it's a ploy to duck future litigation. The West Warwick site
where The Station once stood has been valued at around $300,000, but
owner Triton Realty Ltd. has been in talks with city officials about
giving up the land for free so a memorial can be built, the town manager
Several victims' families argue the land should remain in private hands
until the civil actions - which are expected to reach $1 billion - are
"Some lawyers feel it is an asset. If it's contributed at no cost,
the asset won't be there for their clients," Town Manager Wolfgang
White Dropped From First Nightclub Fire Lawsuit: MTV reports (May
A lawyer representing 16 plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed in the wake
of the Station nightclub fire that killed 99 people in February has
dropped Great White from his list of defendants.
Brian Cunha, the first attorney to file suit following the February
20 disaster (see "Victims' Families File Suit Over Rhode Island
Club Fire Disaster"), said he decided not to target Great White
because five of his clients are friends of the bandmembers and requested
they not be named, and more importantly, his clients would have nothing
to gain financially from suing Great White, whose pockets are not terribly
fire survivor attends fund-raiser: From the April 28 Fall River
SWANSEA -- Kathleen Sullivan had tears in her eyes, but she was smiling
and she said she felt good Sunday when she entered the Venus de Milo.
The 31-year-old Swansea woman is recuperating from burns and injuries
she suffered in the Station nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., Feb.
20. She arrived at the Venus, where a benefit was held for her, in a
wheelchair with her parents, Paul and Mary Sullivan, beside her. A few
minutes later she was out of the wheelchair and walking to a table.
Several hundred people attended the benefit and broke out in applause
when Rick Santos of Rick’s Music World announced that Sullivan
In the last two weeks, Santos said Sullivan went from being in critical
condition at Massachusetts General Hospital to being in good condition
at Health South Rehabilitation Center in Braintree. Santos said he couldn’t
believe Sullivan was able to attend the benefit. ...
Stone on last night's L.A. benefit:
It was pretty clear that the haze surrounding the stage arrived via
smoke machine, but it appeared ominous anyway, considering the setting
was a benefit concert for Ty Longley, the late guitarist of Great White.
The band is at the center of the controversy surrounding the West Warwick,
Rhode Island, club fire on March 12th that left ninety-nine dead and
many injured. ...
The nearly sold-out Key Club event featured seven bands -- Samantha
7 (a side project from Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille), XYZ, 5 Cent Shine,
Gravy, Maestro Alex Gregory (featuring Nick of Megadeth), and the Christy
Baerle Band -- many of whom featured Longley at one time.
The show's most anticipated moment, however, was the rumored Great
White reunion, which turned out instead to be a chair-bound, one-song
set from Great White singer Jack Russell and guitarist Mark Kendall.
Introducing "Mother's Eyes," a somber ballad of loss from
Great White's 1994 album Sail Away, an overcome Russell paused frequently,
tears running down his face.
"Words could never express the pain and sorrow of losing our guitarist,
Ty Longley, and ninety-eight of our other Great White family members,"
said Russell. "It's been very hard on us, needless to say. If this
has taught me anything, it's taught me how fragile life is. We're going
on a benefit tour this summer to help families of this tragedy, and
this is just the beginning of the help that these people are going to
get from Great White. This night is for the people we've lost, not Great
Wants To Stop Great White Tour: At Channel 10; Diane Mattera,
whose daughter, Tammy Mattera-Housa, 29, died in the fire, wants to circulate
a petition to stop benefit performances by Great White; survivor Laurie
Run (fixed link)sponsored by Maddog Saloon, 98 Main St., Pascoag,
Sat. June 7, 3 p.m.
Update: John van Deusen III, the last remaining patient at RI
Hospital from the fire, is in fair condition, eating and was able to take
couple of steps. You can follow
his progress here.
fire victim pulls out of coma, talks with family: About Donovan
Williams, in the Westerly Sun.
Benefit for Donovan Williams (victim of The Station fire)
to be held at the Westerly Elks #678
Sunday, April 27, 2003 1PM to 9PM
Buffet from 1PM to 4PM
For tickets, donations or information call 596-9157
(tickets also available at the door)
All-ages benefit Sunday at Wareham biker bar: Sunday afternoon (April
6) there'll be an unusual benefit for The Station fire victims -- an all-ages
show at The Raven, a biker bar in Wareham, Mass.
It's the first of several events planned by Matt Moniz of Wareham, whose
website, Rock 'n' Roll Din 4 Skin (http://www.rocknrolldin4skin.com/),
is also the home of a non-profit organization called MAXAM, which Moniz
set up to help pay for artificial skin, pharmaceuticals, bandages and
other medical supplies for those injured in the fire.
Moniz, of Wareham, is a soundman by night at The Raven, a scientist by
day, and a burn victim himself. He works as an analytical chemist at Shuster
Laboratories in Canton, Mass. A year ago, Moniz spilled a container of
95 percent pure nitric acid in his lap. "My pants melted, the coins
in my pocket fused and I watched my skin rolling off in sheets as I ran
to the shower," he recalls. Three months of treatment followed, which
makes him very familiar with the ordeal The Station fire victims face,
and the supplies the treatments require.
The money raised by the Din 4 Skin events will go to a fund that doctors
and hospitals can invoice directly to cover the cost of these supplies
for the many Station fire victims who had little or no health care insurance,
as well as to offset costs not covered by insurance for those that are,
according to Moniz.
Here's how Moniz describes Sunday's event on his site:
First Din for Skin event scheduled
The first Din for Skin event will be held where it first come to mind,
"The Raven" on Rroute 28 in Wareham Mass. It will be held
on April 6th from noon to 6 p.m. and will be an all ages show. This
first show is more for the younger generation (high school age) and
is geared to give them the power to help, and the chance come to grips
with what happened by allowing them to take over (not literally) a
real-life biker bar that would be normally be off limits to them,
if only for a brief time, united only with the wish to help and love
of music. The tickets at the door are only $10 and there will only
be 150 of them. That is the limit of the club.
Here is the lineup:
In My Sorrows 1:10-1:40
Mind Fed Violence 2:00-2:30
Down Drive 3:20-3:50
Six Months Silence 4:40-5:10
Avengeful Heart 5:20-6:00
And, "All proceeds will go to direct aid of those injured and in
need of lifelong treatments."
The Raven is at 2691 Cranberry Highway (Route 28) in Wareham. For directions,
call the club at (508) 295-6666. Moniz hopes to have a map on his site
this weekend. For more information, email Moniz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other benefits this weekend:
Tonight: Mappari, Labb, Decadence, Missing Joe, Mobius Band, Chauncey,
Drop Out, Averi and No Ones Kind, rock, Merrimack College, Sakowich Campus
Center, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover, Mass. (978) 837-5388. 7 pm-1
am. $15, $20. Benefit for The Station fire victims.
Sunday: The Blues Benefit features The Doug James Big Band, Bad
Luck 'N Trouble, The Dave Howard Band, Rackey Thomas, The Lois Greco Band,
The Kim Trusty Band, Fatwall Jack, The Vegas Lords and Minus Linus, rhythm
and blues and swing, Sal's Rhythm & Blues Club, 200 George Waterman
Rd., Johnston. 965-0849. 1-11 pm. $20 contribution includes buffet. Benefit
for The Station fire victims.
Sunday: John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band, Steve Smith and
The Nakeds, Young Neal and The Vipers and The Becky Chace Band, rock and
rhythm and blues, Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet, Rhodes Place (off Broad Street),
Cranston. 5-9 pm. $10; $25 family. Benefit for The Station fire victims.
Virtual gathering: There is an ongoing
discussion of the Station Fire at Yahoo Groups.
"List owner" Susan Asselin, who lost her cousin, Michael Kulz,
in the fire, describes it: "It's a safe haven for people (survivors,
family/friends of the injured or just those who care) to discuss the tragedy."
If this describes you and you want to join the group, send
an email to Susan.
The ground rules, from the group's description: "Kindness toward
each other is required as many of us have lost family, friends, have relatives
friends among the injured or are survivors of the night of hell."
Two-state tragedy: There are still quite
a few patients at Mass. General, Bob Krasinskas, father of Adrian
Krasinskas, reminded us this week.
Condition updates: Gina
Van Deusen III, Philip
Barr. If there are other pages tracking the progress of the injured,
please let me know.
Benefits: In memory of Skott Greene, Sunday, April 13th, 2 - 8
pm, Warwick Firefighters Club, 750 Warwick Ave., Warwick, R.I. $15.00
donation; proceeds to Skott's widow, Sandi Greene. Many other local benefits
here at WHJY.
Faraway benefits: Ty
Longley Foundation benefits, including one song by Great
White April 29, Key Club, West Hollywood, Calif. Others, including
one in London, are also listed. (Langley was a guitarist for Great White.)
Proceeds go to his girlfriend, Heidi Perata, and as-yet-unborn child.
More info: Great
White Regroups for Benefit.
page: The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County, Calif., created
a page in honor of the late Derek Johnson.
Previous issues of the Station Fire Web log:
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