Nighttown’s ‘Concert for Japan’ raises $10,000

Nighttown held a Concert for Japan on Monday, March 21 to raise money for the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami.

According to Steve Fumkin, who handles public relations for Nighttown, "The evening was spectacular. Both concerts were jammed and the atmosphere was electric."

Northeast Ohio artists who performed included Dave Thomas, Joe Hunter and Jackie Warren on piano; Paul Samuela and Jamey Haddad on drums; bassists Kurt Kottheimer and Peter Dominguez; vocalists Evelyn Wright and Kai Allen; and Ernie Krivda on sax.

Dominick Farinacci came in from New York City to organize the concert. He was the master of ceremonies for the event, as well as a performer.

According to Fumkin, the highlight of the evening was a Skype broadcast, on a large screen, with three of Farinacci's friends in Japan. They shared their insights into the situation and their own experiences.

Nighttown raised $7,500 in donations at the door, and then added an additional $2,500 to bring the total amount raised to $10,000. The monies are being sent directly to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake/Pacific Tsunami and Development Fund.

Heights Observer Staff

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