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Las Vegas: Concert to benefit victims of Sandy Hook massacre

January 01, 2013|By Jay Jones
  • The Lon Bronson Band will be part of the benefit concert on Sunday for victims of the Sandy Hook slayings.
The Lon Bronson Band will be part of the benefit concert on Sunday for victims… (Lon Bronson Band )

Bands and tribute artists will gather Sunday in Las Vegas for a concert to raise money for those affected by the Newtown, Conn., shooting spree that killed 20 students and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

“Our Town for Newtown — a Concert for Sandy Hook Elementary School”  will run from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Railhead inside Boulder Station on Boulder Highway near East Desert Inn Road.

The list of acts is long and still growing. Concert organizer Brody Dolyniuk said among those already signed up are tribute bands the Fab, Yellow Brick Road, Zeppelin USA and Zowie Bowie.

The Las Vegas Tenors will also perform, as will the Lon Bronson All-Star Band, which has backed up such big names as Celine Dion, Diana Ross, and Frank Sinatra.

The concert is the upshot of an entry that Dolyniuk posted on his Facebook page.

“I put a vague comment on my Facebook page … to count me in if there’s a fundraiser,” he said. “About a hundred people came together and said, ‘Yeah, let’s do it.’ ”

A minimum $10 donation is requested at the door. Dolyniuk said proceeds will be channeled through a couple of charitable groups, including the United Way of Western Connecticut.

“In spite of the evil that’s left in the world, it’s nice to know there are so many good people that want to come together and help,” Dolyniuk said. 

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