Help Haiti Heal: Benefit concert in Black Mountain tonight offers live video/audio sreaming


Benefit concert tonight at the White Horse in Black Mountain with Nikki Talley, Dave Turner, Sirius B, Laura Blackley, Kim Hughes, Every Mothers Dream, and WSNB (We Sing Nasty Blues). $12 admission; starts at 7 p.m.

Last month, a two-day showcase of WNC talent called Help Haiti Heal raised over $6,000 for earthquake relief. As Help Haiti Heal Vol. 2 takes place this Saturday, Mountain Xpress again joins with the White Horse Black Mountain to host a live concert webstream. 

Watch the webstream here on March 13 beginning at approximately 7 p.m.

All donations and proceeds from ticket sales go to Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), a non-profit organization working directly with the people of Haiti. Tickets are $15 and are available online here.

The White Horse is located at 105c Montreat Road in Black Mountain.

Below is the webstream feed (please note that the video stream runs only during the concert). Viewers can also watch the webstream at the official webcast site here.

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About Jeff Fobes
As a long-time proponent of media for social change, my early activities included coordinating the creation of a small community FM radio station to serve a poor section of St. Louis, Mo. In the 1980s I served as the editor of the "futurist" newsletter of the U.S. Association for the Club of Rome, a professional/academic group with a global focus and a mandate to act locally. During that time, I was impressed by a journalism experiment in Mississippi, in which a newspaper reporter spent a year in a small town covering how global activities impacted local events (e.g., literacy programs in Asia drove up the price of pulpwood; soybean demand in China impacted local soybean prices). Taking a cue from the Mississippi journalism experiment, I offered to help the local Green Party in western North Carolina start its own newspaper, which published under the name Green Line. Eventually the local party turned Green Line over to me, giving Asheville-area readers an independent, locally focused news source that was driven by global concerns. Over the years the monthly grew, until it morphed into the weekly Mountain Xpress in 1994. I've been its publisher since the beginning. Mountain Xpress' mission is to promote grassroots democracy (of any political persuasion) by serving the area's most active, thoughtful readers. Consider Xpress as an experiment to see if such a media operation can promote a healthy, democratic and wise community. In addition to print, today's rapidly evolving Web technosphere offers a grand opportunity to see how an interactive global information network impacts a local community when the network includes a locally focused media outlet whose aim is promote thoughtful citizen activism. Follow me @fobes

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