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

City Needs Extra $3.5 Million to Cover Healthcare Costs

Health

It appears health care costs for city of Springfield employees went over budget by more than three million dollars this fiscal year.

in Local

Lincoln Woman Gets Prison Time: Embezzles Two Million Dollars

money

A Lincoln woman will serve nearly 4 years in prison for embezzling two million dollars over 17 years.

in Local

Rauner Pushes “Right to Work” Zones

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says one of his priorities for his first year in office will be creating so-called “right to work zones.”

in Local

Lawmaker Introduces Measure to Cut GA, Officer Salaries

money

An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cut the pay of elected officeholders by 10 percent.

in Local

Portions of MacArthur Blvd. Closed due to Sewer Cave In

road construction

Portions of southbound MacArthur Blvd. are down to one lane due to a sewer cave in.