News

Artists will ‘jam’ for music education

Artists will ‘jam’ for music education

JAM SESSION: G.E. Smith during a 2012 show. Smith will be a part of the second annual Guitar Mash charity event. Photo: Associated Press

Artists from a variety of genres will pick up guitars for a charity jam session next month.

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ star Chad Smith will swap his drum sticks for a guitar pick during the second annual fundraiser.

Smith joins other, including Paul Simon bandmember Mark Stewart, former Hall & Oates musician G.E. Smith and Israeli singer/songwriter David Broza, and Captain Kirk Douglas from The Roots, for the Guitar Mash Benefit Concert and Jam at New York’s City Winery.

The event, scheduled for Nov. 17, will help raise funds for music education programs.

The benefit will also feature an auction of signed memorabilia from stars such as Ben Harper, Jack Black, Steve Earle and Stephen Stills. Attendees can also get a chance to play a selection of “one-of-a-kind” guitars, organizers said.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Illinois Awards $25.8M in Health Outreach Grants

Health

Most of the same Illinois organizations that helped consumers sign up for insurance in the first year of the Affordable Care Act will receive additional funding for a second year.

in Local

Quinn: No Point in Plan B for Pension Overhaul

pension

Amid signals that Illinois' pension overhaul could be found unconstitutional, Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan.

in Local

Durbin Envious of Scottish Independence Vote Turnout

dickdurbin1

Not because it almost separated from the United Kingdom through a vote rather than a war, but because of how many voters turned out.

in Local

SUV Rollover Crash at 11th/Jefferson Causes Injuries

medical

The crash happened around 12:45 Friday afternoon.

in Local

Man Arrested in Connection With Rochester Body

BRADLEY PERKINS 120238

Bradley D. Perkins is being held in the Sangamon County Jail on $250,000 bond.