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Love 4 Haiti': A Night of Art and Music to Raise Funds for People of Haiti

WHAT: Love 4 Haiti
WHEN: Jan. 23, 5 p.m. - midnight
WHERE: Random Row Books
315 W. Main St (Main St. and McIntire Rd.)
Admission $5

January 19, 2010 — A diverse lineup of Charlottesville's artists, musicians and students, with the support of local food and book vendors, are coming together for an art/music benefit event to raise funds for the people of Haiti on Saturday at Random Row Books.

"Love 4 Haiti" will be an evening of music and art offerings from local artisans. A silent auction of artwork, gift certificates and dance lessons will begin at 5 p.m. A kaleidoscopic program of Charlottesville's performing talent follows, including Fire in the Belly (belly dance), Dzian! (world surf rock), Jdavyd Williams and the Basement Bhaktis (kirtan), Natty Peeps (roots reggae), Shootin Moon (acoustic), Matt Jones (acoustic) and Secretly Y'all (storytelling).

Food donated by local restaurants also will be available for purchase.

All the proceeds will be donated to organizations behind the earthquake relief efforts, including Partners in Health, International Rescue Committee, UNICEF and GHESKIO.

The event is co-sponsored by Random Row Books, U.Va.'s Global Development Organization, The Bridge PAI, and HzCollective.

The event was organized by University of Virginia music graduate students Wendy Hsu and Peter Traub.

For information e-mail love4haiti.event@gmail.com, Hsu at wendy.f.hsu@gmail.com or Traub at ptraub@gmail.com.

— By Jane Ford

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