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Posted on Sunday, October 12 @ 14:21:04 MST by admin2

When: Sunday, November 23, 2008 3PM-8PM
Where: The Headliner, 1401 State Route 35 S, Neptune, NJ

Why: "Coming Together in Love to Call for Peace". The purpose of the event is unity, love, peace and charity.

October 12, 2008 - The nonprofit organization, Bridges of Peace will host a ?Jersey Shore Jam? benefit concert...



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bridges of Peace ?Jersey Shore Jam? Benefit Concert

When: Sunday, November 23, 2008 3PM-8PM

Where: The Headliner, 1401 State Route 35 S, Neptune, NJ 07753

Why: "Coming Together in Love to Call for Peace". The purpose of the event is unity, love, peace and charity.

Contact: Diane Eleftheriades, President, Email: contact@bridgepeace.org, Cell#:848 203-6277
Address: Bridges of Peace P.O. Box 66, Parlin, NJ 08859, Website: www.bridgepeace.org

October 12, 2008 - The nonprofit organization, Bridges of Peace will host a ?Jersey Shore Jam? benefit concert at The Headliner in Neptune City, New Jersey on Sunday, November 23, 2008 from 3 - 8 PM. Headlining the show is the legendary Rock and Roll artist, Gary U. S. Bonds and the Roadhouse Rockers. This is Gary?s only area appearance. Also on the bill are many well known local bands who are generously lending their great talents to this show are: Bob Burger, Jody Joseph and the Average Joes, Boccigalupe and the Bad Boys, The Intentions, Ray Korona, The Rock&Roll Chorus. There will also be exciting special guests appearing.

Tickets are on sale now for $25.00 in advance and can be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com and at other site locations that can be found at www.bridgepeace.org. Patrons must be 21 and over with ID. We are also seeking companies or individuals interested in becoming our event sponsors and program advertisers starting at $25.00. More information can be found at our website at www.bridgepeace.org.

Bridges of Peace feels that the Power of Music is so great that it can move people to new ways of thinking. We wish to reach the souls of people through music. The artists are the ones to reach them and open their hearts, we are just the ones to bring them all together for a unified purpose of love, peace and kind acts of charity. Kind celebrity support includes Pete Seeger who cowrote "Toys For Peace" for our "Help a Child through a Soldier" Drive Project.

Proceeds to benefit the Bridges of Peace and our "Help a Child Through a Soldier" Drive Project which supports the troops and children whose lives have been adversely affected by war and poverty.

A Bridges of Peace ?Help a Child Through a Soldier? drive will be taking place at the event. We will be collecting stuffed toys and other items for children that will be sent to Iraq. They will be distributed to the Iraqi children by our U.S. military stationed in Iraq. The project's goal is to help a child in need and to bridge relations between the US soldiers and the local people. This is a Humanitarian effort. All donations will help to build those Bridges of Peace. Items suggested to bring include stuffed toys, clothes, new shoes, school supplies, children's books, soccer balls, dolls, and art supplies.

BRIDGES OF PEACE'S MISSION:
Bridges of Peace is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Charity Organization.

Bridges of Peace is an inclusive organization that invites everyone to get involved with it's mission. Our mission is a simple one: to open hearts through a strong message of love. Our goal is to build Bridges of Peace between people, one life at a time, through our charity projects and awareness concerts. We invite volunteers to sponsor drives by collecting items for children to be sent to our U.S. military in war torn countries who distribute them to the local children.

To raise awareness for peace and love through music and the arts;
To help children whose lives have been adversely affected by war and poverty;
To foster projects to build Bridges of Peace between people through charity efforts.
To support other 501(C) 3 charities to help those whose lives have been adversely affected by conflict and poverty;


ABOUT BETH MIRIAM
Part of the proceeds from this concert will benefit the establishment of a much needed Beth Miriam ?House of Hospitality? located in Jersey City. The House of Hospitality will serve women of all denominations throughout the state of New Jersey, who are being released from prison. The goal of Beth Miriam will be to take the desperation out of the lives of these women by providing not only physical shelter, but also emotional and spiritual support. Women who are in the program will have a safe, secure and welcoming environment to live in while transitioning back into life with family, work and society. Without access to a program like this these women will be released from prison and back onto the streets without any help or hope and most likely back into the life that got them into trouble in the first place.

GARY U.S. BONDS BIOGRAPHY
As America?s baby boomers moved into their mid teens, Gary began his professional career. For his first hit, "New Orleans", attention was brought to the record by having promotional copies sent to radio stations in sleeves inscribed "Buy U.S. Bonds" - hence at age 19, Gary Anderson became Gary U.S. Bonds.

The follow-up was the now legendary 'party' record, ?Quarter to Three?, a number one hit with a spirit and energy that would eventually inspire and influence a generation.

Over the next three years, Bonds co-wrote and recorded hit after good-time hit: ?School is Out," "School is In," "Dear Lady Twist," "Twist, Twist Senora," "Seven Day Weekend" and others. He performed throughout the world, rising to a status so high that on a 1963 tour of Europe, he headlined above a group of relative newcomers?the Beatles.

A rare distinction for Gary is that he managed to transcend the decades with hits. His inspiration for Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt, who had grown up on Bonds' music led to a chance meeting in 1980. A friendship developed and, shortly after, a musical collaboration which resulted in Bonds' "Dedication" and "On the Line" LP's, with singles: "This Little Girl Is Mine,? "Out of Work," "Jole Blon" and "Daddy's Come Home". Reviews noted ??His gritty, soulful and powerful vocals?.even better than before?.?

While he has continued to perform, Gary also keeps active as a songwriter. His success as a songwriter even garnered him a nomination for the Country Music Association's "Songwriter of the Year".

Gary is an honoree of the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, a ?favorite son? of the Blues Brothers and a highly respected golfer, often invited to play at celebrity/PGA events.

Music critics know Gary U.S. Bonds as??A wonderful performer?.? and, as Rolling Stone magazine writes, ??with a unique and expressive voice..?, ??rock combo raunch with impassioned, scorched soul singing??, ??some of America?s best rock and roll??

Gary tours with his group, the very highly-regarded and powerful, Roadhouse Rockers, performing his hits, some new songs, some rockin? R&B Blues and generally thrilling all audiences.

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