Report: Patti Smith to Headline East Village Relief Benefit at Theatre 80
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Patti Smith at Webster Hall, December 2014
Patti Smith has been chosen to headline the benefit at Theatre 80 this Sunday for victims of the East Village explosion, according to EV Grieve. An apt choice, given the artist’s deep connection to the neighborhood.
Spearheaded by author Alan Kaufman, and long-time East Village resident and visual artist Jim Storm, the fundraising event will feature a host of performers and celebrities (TBD) from an array of creative worlds; music, literature, and drama. Also involved with event execution are model Jennifer Pugh, Roderick Romero of the band Sky Cries Mary, and local photographer Clayton Patterson.
All money collected from the fundraiser will go to Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES), the local organization on the front lines providing assistance to those affected by the tragedy. As previously reported, Sting and Trudie Styler donated an unconfirmed $36,000 to the cause.
The benefit is happening at Theater 80 St. Mark’s Place, on Sunday, April 12, at 8pm. Prior to the event, a community rally is scheduled for 5pm in the theater. Tickets range from $20-$150, and can be procured by visiting the theater’s website or by calling 212-388-0388.