WINDY CITY TIMES
||Bonnie Raitt in Chicago for safe-energy benefit
From a news release
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ChicagoLegendary singer Bonnie Raitt and her band will be performing at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago on Saturday, May 19th. She will hosting a special benefit reception following her show with singer songwriter Marc Cohn, in support of the Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS).
Preferred Gold and Green Circle seating tickets for the concert and the special dessert "meet-and-greet" reception with Bonnie Raitt go on pre-sale Thursday, February 9th at noon EST, only at www.guacfund.org . Public tickets will go on sale Saturday, February 11th at regular outlets. Tickets for the "meet-and-greet" are partially tax deductible.
Bonnie Raitt is touring again in 2012 after a two year respite and will premiere her new album Slipstream, which will be released on April 2nd. Bonnie is a nine time Grammy winner and inductee into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. She has an amazing 58 other recordings. She is a well known, long time social change activist and is a founding member of The Blues Foundation and Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) among others. Bonnie's web site: www.bonnieraitt.com , is very complete and up to date with information on Bonnie and all of her work, including her activism. She has been a supporter of NEIS for over 20 years.
"Bonnie is not only well known as a great musician, but a dedicated social activist," notes Dave Kraft, director of NEIS. "We are grateful that she would support NEIS so generously to carry on work for something so personally important to her -- a less nuclear world."
NEIS ( www.neis.org ) is a Chicago based 30-year old nuclear power watchdog organization that promotes safe energy alternatives to nuclear power. "We're thrilled that Bonnie would pick Chicago — the birthplace of the Nuclear Age — to highlight the safe-energy anti-nuclear message," Kraft continued. "She's been supporting this message for over 30 years, and all the events — Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and now Fukushima — have proven her right. NEIS is honored by Bonnie's support to continue to promote this vision for a safe-energy future, a vision we both share."
The Guacamole fund has worked with Bonnie and other members of the musicians' community for over 35 years for peace with justice, the environment and a non nuclear future. More information is available at www.musiciansunited4safeenergy.org, www.nukefree.org and www.guacfund.org
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