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Jim Bianco

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

7pm

Hollywood, CA

Heroes for Autism -         CHECK IT OUT!!!!

Avalon

1735 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028

website: www.heroesforautism.com

My friend Greg is throwing a very big benefit for a very important cause:

HEROES for AUTISM

www.heroesforautism.com


Though I wont's be playing this star-studded event, I'll be there to support and enjoy the festivities which look like this:

5-7 - VIP- open bar, Rainn Wilson welcomes all. 7pm,

7:30 - Rainn welcomes all, and Music! (see details below)

8:30 - Wendy & Lisa play with Nikka Costa and Sheryl Crow   special guests. They'll play until 10ish.

10pm - Auction results


Autism is the fastest growing serious disorder in America today.
It affects more people than pediatric cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined,
and occurs in all racial, ethnic, and social groups.
1 in 150 children born today will be diagnosed with autism.
The cause is unknown, and there is no cure.

Heroes For Autism is a one-night only, high-profile celebration of art and music in the name of autism.  NBC's HEROES and Autism Speaks have come together to host a silent auction, featuring mixed media artwork by its cast and crew alongside artwork by twelve of the world's most celebrated artists with autism.  Emceed by Rainn Wilson, the evening includes a VIP cocktail hour as KCRW's Jeremy Sole spins.  Taking the stage first is the celebrity Band From TV, featuring Hugh Laurie, Greg Grunberg, Adrian Pasdar, and James Denton, among others.  Headlining the evening is Wendy & Lisa's all-star band, including Sheryl Crow and Nikka Costa, with surprise guests! The star studded event is designed to raise awareness about the epidemic. All money raised will go to Autism Speaks.
When: Sunday, April 19th   Where: The Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine Street, LA, CA 90028.  
Tickets: VIP $200, GA $70.  For more info and to buy tickets: www.heroesforautism.com
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The Heroes For Autism benefit will feature 24 artists, with over 80 works of art for silent auction.  Twelve artists from the cast and crew of HEROES include eleven photographers and Tim Sale, Heroes' iconic graphic novel artist. The twelve artists with autism will complete the exhibit, showcasing a range of mixed media including colored pencil, oils, pastels, charcoal, and animation.  Galleries in London, New York, Seattle, Vietnam, California, and Malaysia are donating pieces for the cause.  All proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks, with a focus on art therapy.

Links:
The video on the Heroes site - http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/autism/

http://weblogs.variety.com/on_the_air/2009/04/heroes-for-autism-art-auction-for-a-great-cause.html

http://www.accesshollywood.com/heroes-cast-teams-up-with-autism-speaks-f or-all-star-benefit-concert_article_16388

http://weblogs.variety.com/on_the_air/2009/04/heroes-for-autism-art-auction-for-a-great-cause.html

http://www.artslant.com/la/events/show/49830-heroes-for-autism-fundraiser


Hope to see you there!

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