Friday, April 11, 2008


Hey there, gang. Lindsay Baker is a wonderful young woman I work with who organized this event, and it would be swell if you could make it or pass the info along to anyone else interested.

“Rock F.O.R. the Arts: Benefit Concert” to Aid Father Ryan Arts Center Renovation

Pittsburgh, April 9, 2008 -- “Rock F.O.R. the Arts” is an upcoming concert featuring a line-up of local indie-rock bands to benefit the Father Ryan Arts Center In McKees Rocks. The all-ages show will be held at the Diesel Club Lounge, 1601 East Carson Street in the heart of the South Side, Thursday, May 15, 2008.

Headlining the 8:00 p.m. show are School of Athens, Donora, Triggers and Meeting of Important People. Emceeing will be local comedian Gab Bonesso.

Sto-Rox High School graduate Lindsay Baker orchestrated the charity event for the McKees Rocks venue, named after one of the town’s most ardent supporter of the arts: Father Regis Ryan. “McKees Rocks needs a home for its growing arts programs, and I am so happy I can help make that happen,” says Baker.

Tickets are $10 in advance of $12 at the door. There will be do or prizes and a silent auction prior to musical entertainment. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Fore more information or to purchase tickets, contact The Exchange at 412-788-7001 or Pat Moran, Father Ryan Arts Center Director at 412-771-3052.

Focus on Renewal (F.O.R.), a nonprofit health and human service agency in McKees Rocks, has a 40-year history of empowering neighbors through services and integrated community participation. F.O.R. is now pioneering a new arts-based initiative with the Father Ryan Arts Center, designed to strengthen its community through artistic and cultural activities. All proceeds will benefit the Father Ryan Arts Center renovation effort in McKees Rocks, which is scheduled to open fall 2008.


  1. I heart you Ms. Monongahaela!!!


    Your OT/PT partner in crime!!!!