Nashville, TN - May 17, 2011 -- Home Improvement actor and comedian Jim Labriola will act as Master of Ceremonies at the 2nd Annual Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Concert on Saturday, June 12th, 2011. The concert will be held at the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, OH near Dayton. The show promises to be a fabulous event, long to be remembered by music fans.
"As we gather to support the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope concert, we join a family that never gave up," says Labriola. "This organization is one with a great cause to help other families protect the sanctity of life. It's an honor to be part of this event with such music legends, The Beach Boys and The Letterman. The night will be one to remember."
Tickets are on sale now through the Fraze Pavilion Box Office and online at www.ticketmaster.com. Terri and her legacy continue to touch and change lives every day thanks to the work of Terri's Life & Hope Network, a 501(c) (3) tax exempt organization, established to educate and assist families. Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships for this event will allow Terri's Life & Hope Network to continue advocating for the lives of vulnerable persons by serving as a resource for families needing counsel and support in the United States and throughout the world.
For more information on Jim Labriola, visit http://www.hahajim.com and http://www.facebook.com/jimlabriola.
About Jim Labriola:
Jim Labriola, born and raised in Queens, New York, always had a natural flair for comedy. During his youth, he spent hours a day listening to his favorite comedy records like Pat Cooper, George Carlin and, his personal idol, Don Rickles. In 1989, Jim opened for Tim Allen at Governor's comedy club on Long Island. This fortuitous meeting sparked a close friendship and a big boost for Jim's career when he was offered a character on the hit show, Home Improvement. He soon landed guest spots for several network sitcoms and motion pictures, including Disney's huge hit, The Santa Clause. His role on Home Improvement grew from his first guest appearance to the very popular recurring character of Benny Baroni. Jim now travels the country speaking at business meetings and motivational seminars, and he continues to have appearances on television and film.
About The Beach Boys:
The Beach Boys are the most successful and important American band of the rock music era. Their harmonies and infectious rock beats combine into memorable hits about teenage life in California in the 60s - surfing, cars, and girls. They first rode the waves of success in 1961 with their regional debut hit "Surfin," By 1966 they had emerged as one of America's top pop groups by releasing eleven top 10 singles in five years including, "Help Me Rhonda," "Surfer Girl," "California Girls," "Good Vibrations," and "I Get Around." The band's biggest selling hit came in 1988 with "Kokomo." The Beach Boys were honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2001 Grammy Awards, and 1966's "Pet Sounds" has been listed by VH-1 as the #3 album in Rock & Roll History.
About The Letterman:
By the early 60's, The Lettermen had already had a few hits, and were a tremendous success. In almost every poll in the early 60's, The Lettermen were named Best New Group or Best Vocal Group. The 60's and early 70's saw The Lettermen score over 25 chart hit singles, including "Theme From A Summer Place," " Goin' Out of My Head," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," and "Hurt So Bad."
About Terri's Life & Hope Network:
The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network was established by the family members of Terri Schiavo to protect the rights of people with cognitive disabilities. It has communicated with and supported more than 1,000 families, and has been involved in hundreds of cases since Terri's death. Terri's Life & Hope Network was the recipient of the Gerard Health Foundation Life Prizes Award for their efforts in protecting the value and dignity of the profoundly brain- injured. Learn more about Terri's Life & Hope Network by visiting www.terrisfight.org. Please visit www.lifeandhopeconcert.org to stay updated on all upcoming Terri's Life & Hope concert news.
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