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Benifit Show For April Arcuri.COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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May. 22nd, 2007 | 12:49 pm

taken from dave (the booker of the benefit):

THE MEAN FIDDLER on 47th St. just East of 8th Ave. will host the first annual rock benefit for THE APRIL ANN ARCURI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND.......
This coming Saturday, May 26th.
We have gathered the best new female fronted bands to make this powerful statement of affectionate support for the fund and the family of our friend, April who died in an auto accident in December, 2006.
I will continue with the history after I give you the details of the show.
Denise Gerardi has jumped on board to help promote this event.
We will start early and stay until everyone gets what they came for.

LETALIS at 7:15
AFTER DAWN at 9:30
JEN URBAN & THE BOX at 11:45
and we finish up with MAHOGANY.

The Long Island based, female rock band MURR played a string of shows for us in 2004, 2005, and early in the year 2006 at CBGB's, The Continental, Pianos, Arlene's Grocery and The Munchaba Lounge. We all became fast friends.
Band members; April (drums), her Sister - Jeanine (vocals), Theresa (bass) and Christina (guitar) always came to shows with their self-appointed Manager, Jason, and the roadies......Al (Step-Dad) and Rosemary (Mom) in tow. The girls were friends in High School and had played together for several years doing shows on Long Island before eventually making their mark at rock clubs in Manhattan. Murr could playfully entertain...and....rock your ass.... all at the same time.
In mid-2006 we asked the band to do a show at Pianos for Kipp's Birthday. They declined, citing April's need to focus on her studies in an effort to graduate early with her Masters Degree by December.
Later in the year we asked if they wanted to be special guests at Meanyfest...and again...they declined.
On Christmas Eve, Jason called, saying that April and Jeanine were rehearsing... that they were ready to return to the stage and wanted us to look into getting some dates for them in 2007. He told me that April had walked in her cap and gown and received her Masters on December 10th. Of course my emphatic answer was "yes"!!
Then on December 31, Jason called again with the heartbreaking news that April had died as the result of injuries she suffered in an auto accident. At the wake I became aware of the formation of the Scholarship Fund in her name. I knew immediately that we would be doing this fundraiser and it is my hope that we continue to do them every year... on a date near April's birthday.
So...that's it for now. Spread the word and bring your friends. See you next week.

Check out this event: April Memorial Benefit Concert
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When: Saturday May 26, 2007
at 8:00 PM
The Mean Fiddler
New York, NY 10001
United States

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