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3RD ANNUAL CHARITY FUNDRAISER CUT-A-THON BENEFIT

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Back in September I had the honor and pleasure of performing for the second time a the 3rd Annual Charity Fundraiser cut-a-thon to benefit the Citrus Valley Hospice. The Citrus Valley Health Foundation and the city of Covina co-host Dare to Care, a charity cut-a-thon. Stylists volunteer their time to provide the haircuts at the event. The fund-raiser is held in memory of Patricia Allen, the Wife of Walt Allen III, the former mayor of Covina, CA. It is also co-founded by Albert Cortez and participated by the local salons in Covina’s historic downtown district.All the proceeds benefit Citrus Valley Hospice.

Pat Allen, a longtime Covina resident who supported many community organizations and causes, died at Hospice on may 19, 2010 after a 16-yeat battle with cancer. She was 57. If you would like to make a donation in the memory of Pat Allen, please call the Citrus Valley Health Foundation at 626.814.2421 or donate online by visiting www.cvhf.org.

The following salons are participating in the Cut-a-thon:
Uptown Image Salon & Spa   221 N. Citrus Ave.   (626) 967-4247
Tantrum Salon   131 N. Citrus Ave.   (626) 732-9444
Salon Lavish   147 S. Citrus Ave.   (626) 732-5813
Imara Hair Salon   127 W. Badillo St.   (626) 915-3388
Salon Cielo   125 N. Citrus Ave.   (626) 332-4210
Studio 116   116 E. Badillo St.   (626) 485-3240
Velia Boutique & Skin Care   147 S. Citrus Ave.   (626) 732-5813
Entourage   445 N. Azusa Ave.  W. Covina   (626) 858-2326

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Providing Music For The Event:
It is always an honor to perform at this event. Walt Allen and I share a very common thread and purpose in life. Below is pictured, myself, Walt Allen (right) and Brian Shyer on Keyboard (bottom). I also must say that it was a pleasure to perform with Brian Shyer. Brian is an awesome pianist. I mean, this guy can play. There is no song that he does not know.  Look for Brian on my Artists Master Class in the near future.

 

Walt Allen:
I must say that I am very blessed to know Walt. I first met Walt at an event I was doing for the Chamber in West Covina. He saw me and I saw him, but we never really connected. A week or so later, I received a call from him asking if I could fill in for his birthday celebration, as another group has canceled out. I eventually played at his birthday event and thus a wonderful friendship began. Last year in 2010, Walt asked me to perform at the 2nd Annual Cut-A-Thon, a relationship that continues to this day.

Walt, let me just say… you are a true ‘Gem’ of a person and I am glad to know you and honored to call you my friend. B-Blessed my friend!

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About: Antonio Jackson

Antonio Jackson is an american contemporary and jazz saxophonist, producer, composer and arranger. He is best known for his lively and engaging performances where he usually found off the stage performing in the audience to his fans. He is also known for his eclectic style of original music in which he blends traditional jazz, r&b, gospel, pop, funk and dance music with the saxophone, calling it "AJMUSIC". He is most recognized on the curved soprano saxophone.