Emmylou Harris & Steve Earle - Concert Benefit for Frankie’s Friends Charitable Pet Foundation

Emmylou Harris & Steve Earle - Concert Benefit for Frankie’s Friends Charitable Pet Foundation

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New York, NY – On Tuesday, December 4, 7PM-11PM, the inaugural “Halos and Heartbeats” at The Cutting Room, a holiday spectacular concert & fashion benefit show, will feature headline performances by legendary music icon Emmylou Harris and acclaimed Nashville singer-songwriter Steve Earle. Hosted by Tish and Snooky of Manic Panic, this benefit extravaganza will also showcase the talents of Blue Coupe, Joe Hurley, Eddie Brill (current warm-up comedian for The David Letterman Show), Michael Musto, Murray Weinstock, and other surprise appearances. A Celebrity Silent Auction will include priceless items such as an autographed electric guitar by Joan Jett and signed one-of-a-kind dog collars by Betty White and custom designed collars by Todd Oldham.

The event will benefit Frankie’s Friends, a non-profit foundation dedicated to helping save pets when their families cannot afford life-saving veterinary care.

The opportunity to bid on silent auction items will be available throughout the evening and in advance of the event via bidding by text messaging. The auction will be a virtual red carpet with items including: “Lunch with a Hotshot Producer” with Rick Schwartz (Black Swan, Gangs of NY); signed CD and personal phone call with Janis Ian; marketing consultation services by Maverick Events, custom clothing by Nashville’s Katy K, as well as Jill Rappaport’s dog clothing line; artwork by artist & founder of Emily the Strange Rob Reger; and autographed photos and signed posters by Bob Gruen, Leee Childers, Katy Winn, Katy Perry, Howard Stern, and Peter Max; jewelry, innovative lifestyle packages and swag including Tripp NYC, Hollywood Mirror, Sourpuss Clothing and Cosmic Debris.

Emmylou Harris

Already celebrated as a discoverer and interpreter of other artists’ songs, 12-time Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris has, in the last decade, gained admiration as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. On Hard Bargain, her third Nonesuch disc, she offers 11 original songs—three of them co-written with Grammy– and Oscar–winning composer Will Jennings—that touch on the autobiographical while reaching for the universal. On her track, “Big Black Dog,” with its loping canine-like rhythms, is a true tale, about a black lab mix named Bella. Harris, who runs a dog shelter called Bonaparte’s Retreat on her property, rescued Bella from the Nashville Metro pound and provided an especially happy ending to her story: “She goes on the tour bus with me now, along with another one of my rescues. I think of all the years on the road I wasted without a dog. They make it so much more pleasant. I’m making up for lost time now, that’s for sure.”

Steve Earle

Stephen 'Steve' Fain Earle is an American singer-songwriter known for his rock and country music as well as his political views. He is also a published writer, a political activist and has written and directed a play. When he first came to prominence in 1986, he was viewed as a savior of country music (along with the likes of Randy Travis and Dwight Yoakam) and hailed by some as the "new Bruce Springsteen". In 1975, Earle moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he met and worked with Guy Clark and his wife Susanna. Clark was active in Earle being employed as a songwriter. Earle did backing vocals on "Desperados Waiting for a Train" (together with Emmylou Harris) on Clark's first album Old No. 1. In 2011, Earle released a folk-rock project that he titled after a Hank Williams song, “Never Get out of This World Alive.” In July 2012, Earle hosted an event called Woodyfest, in celebration of Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday, in New York City. Today, Steve Earle is regarded for successfully bridging the rock-country music gap, blending the two genres to create a new, beautifully unique style that few musicians have been able to replicate.

Tish and Snooky of Manic Panic

Tish & Snooky helped ignite the late ‘70s PUNK scene with MANIC PANIC and its evolution as the internationally renowned hair color and cosmetics company it is today. It all began in 1977 when two New York born sisters Tish and Snooky, (at the time singers in the original Blondie lineup) added some extra ambition to their rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle and opened America’s very first punk-style boutique on NYC’s infamous St. Mark’s Place. Tish and Snooky watched their hair dye worn proudly by high fashion models and celebrities of all kinds. Suddenly MANIC PANIC exploded in the magazines, television, and major motion pictures. With the millennium came major international distribution for the line. The sisters still continue to rock out with their punk band Sic F*cks reuniting for special occasions. Tish & Snooky also make frequent guest appearances accompanying greats like Robert Gordon, Ronnie Spector, Tony Visconti, and Patti Smith.

Blue Coupe

The three iconic rock stars in Blue Coupe are the angry orphans of Blue Öyster Cult and the Alice Cooper group, and they're out to prove something to the world with show-stopping performances and a wall shaking sound that keeps their legion of fans calling for more.

Blue Coupe's multi-talented entertainers include Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Dennis Dunaway bassist of the legendary Alice Cooper group, along side multi-instrumentalist, Joe Bouchard who founded Blue Öyster Cult with his brother Albert Bouchard master of the drums. These revolutionary originals were the heartbeat of several of the best known songs in the history of rock. And note for note, their full-throttle expertise hits you over the head and grabs you by the heart in Blue Coupe.

With the original Alice Cooper group, Dennis co-wrote smash hits including "I'm 18," "School's Out," and "Under My Wheels" while Albert and Joe were co-writers and arrangers of many of Blue Öyster Cult's biggest hits including "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll," "Hot Rails to Hell," and "Astronomy" (covered by Metallica). Joe, Albert and Dennis have sold over 15 million albums and have been awarded over 30 gold and platinum records worldwide.

Joe Hurley

Joe Hurley is a London-bred, Irish-Blooded New Yorker who has performed over 1,000 shows in the USA. Called “the best singer of vowels in rock since Shane Macgowa”' by the Village Voice, he is widely heralded for both the emotional delivery in his gravel-throated baritone, and his finely-tuned sense of lyrical detail. The critically acclaimed singer songwriter is the leader of two NYC groups, Rogue's March, and Joe Hurley & The Gents. A long time leader in Celebrating Irish Culture in America!, on July 29 2012 presented In Partnership with The Gathering Ireland 2013 and In Association with The Consulate General Of Ireland and in association with Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Joe directed a full day of Irish Culture. The Allstar Irish Rock Revue is an annual musical-literary collaboration founded and curated by Hurley. The Revue takes place in New York City in celebration of St. Patrick's Day and is a famed New York City event. The Revue has been called, "The most celebrated musical event of the St. Patricks's season in New Yorkand '" drawing rave reviews every year as the biggest St. Patrick's party in town. National Geographic Traveler rated the Revue "the #2 Star Attraction" in the article "The Best 10 Places to Spend St. Patrick's Season in America"

Eddie Brill

For the last sixteen years Eddie Brill has been the warm-up comedian for The Late Show with David Letterman. A three time MAC award winner for Outstanding Male Comedian in NYC , Eddie has performed over 100 TV shows in six different countries including ten appearances on The Late Show and the FX series Louie.

ABOUT Frankie’s Friends

Frankie’s Friends is a 501(c)(3), non-profit foundation dedicated to finding cures and saving pets with cancer and other life-threatening illness and injuries. The foundation was started in 1998 by veterinarian Neil Shaw who found that few alternatives exist for the large number of pets from loving and responsible families who simply are unable to pay fully for an unexpected illness. Based on each individual case, families always provide some contribution of funds for their pets’ care. Funds raised through Halos & Heartbeats will assist families who demonstrate substantial financial need and whose pets have a good prognosis for recovery to a normal quality of life for a reasonable period of time. In the NYC metropolitan area, pets being assisted by Frankie’s Friends are treated at BluePearl Veterinary Partner in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. BluePearl further discounts the cost of treatments for pets funded by Frankie’s Friends.

$65.00 - $100.00

Tickets Available at the Door

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