Kent for Japan Benefit Tonight at Stone Tavern in Kent

Kent for Japan Benefit Party

Kent, Ohio – April 2, 2011 – Kent for Japan will hold a benefit party for Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami disaster relief.

The event will be held Saturday evening, April 2 at the Stone Tavern in Kent. Doors will open at 7pm. Admission is $5.

The first portion of the evening, 7 to 10pm, is open to anyone 18 and older. There will be food at the beginning of the evening. Musical artists include singers Saori Ogawa and Pamela Chen, cellist Anthony Jopp, erhu player Ming‐Yen Lee, and pianists Sofia Chaves, Ying Han Gan, Joanne Chang, and Danny Millan. KSU Jazz Combo #1 will also play. This portion of the evening will close with the Nexus String Quartet, grand prize winner of the 2010 Plowman Chamber Music Competition.

The second portion of the evening, 10pm to 2am, will be for people 21 and older, only. Isaac’s Jazz Ensemble will play, followed by Steal the Spotlight. Evan Evolution will close the evening. Justin Roberts will be live painting.

There will be an ongoing raffle throughout the evening. Prizes have been donated by Kent Outfitters, Guy’s Pizza, Defiance Tattoos, Kent Plaza Theater, Einstein’s Attic, Silver and Scents, Evergreen Chinese Restaurant and Buffet, All‐Pro Sports, Rockne’s, Little Caesars, Scribbles Coffee Company, McKay Bricker Framing/Black Squirrel Gallery & Gifts, Christabel Devadoss Photography, and painters Jeff Pasek, Ciaran O’Keefe, and Justin Roberts. Raffle tickets will be 1 for $1 and 7 for $5.

Luna from Empire will be henna painting in kanji for $1. Kent International Mentors will be giving away origami and selling Japan wristbands for $1. David Steinberg and Saori Murai will be hosting the event. Video of the event will also be streamed live at

Kent for Japan is a volunteer organization created by Zach Drenski, David Steinberg, and Ben Marquis and built up by a host of others. It was created with the intention of throwing a benefit party to raise money for Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami disaster relief.

Contact: Zach Drenski

Ph: 330‐974‐8412

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