Local musicians and artists host benefit for Hurricane Maria victims

The trifecta: live music, artwork, and film

Marshall Street Records and Syracuse University Records have teamed up with the ‘ONE LOVE’ movement to present the event “Spark After Dark: Benefit Music and Arts show for Puerto Rico” on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

The event is being held in order raise funds for families that are still being affected by Hurricane Maria; these funds will go towards purchasing resources for those in need. The event is being hosted at the Spark Contemporary Art Space on East Fayette Street in Syracuse.

The benefit presents music, artwork, and film, creating a unique event for everyone. “We thought it would be a really interesting collaboration, something that people would definitely be interested in,” said SU senior Margot Somers, a member of the Marshall Street Records team. “Spark is the perfect venue for this sort of show so it should all come together nicely.”

The doors will open at 7:30 pm and the music will kick off a half hour later. All musicians record with either Marshall Street Records or Syracuse University Records. Music will be performed by The Mandarins, Jordan Reynoso, Kyle Micho, Todd Anastos and Gillian Pelkonen, all students at SU.

Students from Syracuse University’s college of Visual and Performing Arts have volunteered to present select pieces of artwork and films at the event. Artwork and Films are being presented by Kevin Tsai, Ohemaa Dixon, Lauren Wilson, Liam Larson, Cory Souto, and Jamie Pershing.

Somers is hoping for a large turnout. “We’re raising money for really important cause and the show is not one to miss," she said.

Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door. Yes, you can pay with Venmo. Additional donations are welcomed at the ‘ONE LOVE’ movement’s website.

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