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5th Annual Rock and Read Benefit

By: Darrin Snider (darrin at indyintune dot com)
Monday, April 5, 2010 12:00:00 PM


Okay, so we all know there's a recession. We all know there's a budget shortfall. We all have opinions about how the state should make up the money and whether or not cutting $300 million from education was a good idea or not. This isn't really the venue for the political stammering. What is important is that, in lieu of laying off teachers, the powers that be in Bloomington, Indiana have instead cut the budget for a number of vital programs, including library books.

Now, as a former geek who once complained to his 4th grade librarian that he had read all of the good books in his "age appropriate section," I completely sympathize with the frustrations those educators are no doubt feeling. Fortunately, the local music scene is stepping up to lend a had. Tuesday, April 6th, 6:00 PM marks the 4th annual Summit Elementary "Rock and Read" benefit. The show features a poetry reading by the students, followed by a concert from our very own Jenn Cristy (and band). In addition, my friend Ben Strawn has sent me the list of this years' silent auction items, and there are definitely some excellent finds in there you need to be checking out. So get out there, help the kids, and support a worthy cause.

BOOKS (All Books Are Signed by the Authors)

  1. Shutter Island – Dennis Lehane
  2. Mystic River – Dennis Lehane
  3. Coronado – Dennis Lehane
  4. Gone Baby Gone – Dennis Lehane
  5. The Given Day - Dennis Lehane
  6. Prayers For Rain – Dennis Lehane
  7. Sacred – Dennis Lehane
  8. A Drink Before the War – Dennis Lehane
  9. Darkness Take My Hand – Dennis Lehane
  10. Dennis Lehane pack - Prayers For Rain, Sacred, A Drink Before the War, Darkness Take My Hand, and Gone Baby Gone all together
  11. The Poet – Michael Connelly
  12. 9 Dragons – Michael Connelly
  13. City of Bones –Michael Connelly
  14. Crime Beat: A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers- Michael Connelly
  15. The Silent Hour – Michael Koryta
  16. A Welcome Grave – Michael Koryta (2 hardback copies)
  17. Tonight I Said Goodbye – Michael Koryta (hardback copy)
  18. Tonight I Said Goodbye – Michael Koryta (paperback copy)
  19. Sorrow's Anthem – Michael Koryta
  20. Envy the Night – Michael Koryta (2 copies)
  21. Michael Koryta pack – A Welcome Grave, The Silent Hour (AUSTRALIAN EDITIONS)
  22. Ready for Anything –Keiko Kasza
  23. Badgers Fancy Meal – Keiko Kasza


  1. John Mellencamp package – Signed CD, Art book and Photo
  2. Jenn Cristy Package – 2 T-Shirts, 3 CD's (signed), Photo (signed), lyric book, buttons, and more!
  3. Basketball – signed by Tom Crean
  4. Framed Art Work from local comic book artist Andy Young (signed)
  5. Football – signed by Bill Lynch
  6. Poster – signed by Jan Brett
  7. 10 pounds of Fresh Roasted Gourmet Coffee from Quarrymen's Coffee Roasting (Will be sold in individual pounds)
  8. Sausage – provided by Steve Love and Loveland Farm
  9. 2 Indianapolis Indians tickets, with lunches at McAlister's

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