Posted by: Cory | October 13, 2008

VHS or Beta: A Concert for St. Joe’s Children’s Home

VHS or Beta are playing a benefit hosted by Leo Weekly for St. Joe’s Children’s Home on Saturday, November 29th at Headliners.  Joining them will be The Broken Spurs and Frontier(s). $1 from the $14 admission tag is going to the Star Duck Charities, a division of St. Joe’s. I’m excited to see concern on a local level, but can’t help but think a little more than $1 of the cut could be put to the kids. Nevertheless, something is better than nothing.

While I haven’t taken the opportunity to see Frontier(s), the Broken Spurs are one of the most energetic and fun bands in Louisville with a stage presence that has to be seen to be believed.  No words needed to get you to see VHS or Beta…

The show is 18+, $14 and is going off on Nov. 29 at 9pm. Tickets can be purchased at can be purchased at ear X-tacy or TicketWeb.

For more details on the organizations,

Star Duck Charities

For over 15 years the members of Star Duck Charities have volunteered at St. Joseph Children’s Home located on Frankfort Ave. in Louisville, Kentucky. Originally, members volunteered their time and effort every second Saturday in August to operate the “Duck Pond” booth at the Home’s annual fund raising picnic. Now, its members have formed Star Duck Charities as a way to do more for needy children in the Greater Louisville area year-round. With six founding board members and more than 50 volunteers, Star Duck Charities, a nonprofit group, aims to provide much needed items and services to some of Louisville’s youngest in need. Visit www.starduckcharities.org

 

 St. Joseph Children’s Home

Since opening our doors in 1849, St. Joseph Children’s Home has provided a home to more than 70,000 children throughout our community, 60,000 of whom were orphans in every sense of the word. The families we serve have changed since our inception, but our mission remains the same: Giving Children a Home. Today, we care for children who have been removed from their home due to neglect, abuse, domestic violence and substance abuse.They have been denied their innocence and childhood years, and in many cases the basic needs of life. At St. Joe’s, we teach self-reliance and responsibility, and offer compassion and counseling to the children as we prepare them to return to their biological families, or be placed with foster care or adoptive families. St. Joseph Children’s Home is located at 2823 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Ky. For more information, call 502-893-0241 or visit. www.sjkids.org

 

LEO Weekly is Louisville’s only alternative newsweekly. Since 1990, the newspaper has sought to provide an intelligent, detailed analysis of the everyday, establishing a working history of Louisville culture along the way and asserting itself as the preeminent voice of and for smart, engaged and active people, both young and old — about 85,000 of them a week, last we checked. In its 18 years, LEO has captured more than 300 Metro journalism awards for a broad range of reporting, news writing, commentary, arts, music and cultural criticism and analysis. LEO has also been a consistent award-winner for its unique editorial design and photography. In 2008, LEO won 19 Metro Journalism Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, as well as a 2008 Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Award for Cover Design. It is the newspaper’s second AAN award in the past three years.

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