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The “Madonna Jam” at Covington Landing

Ginny McCabe

On Friday evening, August 3 at 7 p.m., Brian White and friends will be hosting a special benefit concert called the “Madonna Jam” at Covington Landing on the River. (Covington, KY is within the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.) The concert hopes to bring awareness to Angelman Syndrome and will feature Blessid Union of Souls frontman Eliot Sloan, Inpop Christian Recording artist Karyn Williams and singer-songwriter Regie Hamm, along with White.

Penny Jusko, a Cincinnati resident, created the event in honor of her daughter, Madonna, age 8, who has Angelman Syndrome. The purpose of the event is to increase awareness and to raise monies for the Angelman Syndrome Foundation.

Individuals with Angelman syndrome require life-long care. According to the www.angelman.org Web site, “Angelman syndrome (AS) as a neuro-genetic disorder that occurs in one in 15,000 live births. AS is often misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy or autism. Characteristics of the disorder include developmental delay, lack of speech, seizures, and walking and balance disorders.”

Gates open at 6 p.m. The concert will go from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Covington Landing is located at 1 Madison Way in Covington. Tickets are $25 (plus applicable service fees.) and may be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, or at www.333seat.com. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the show. For more information, visit www.angelman.org.

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