Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle Headline Pet Rescue Concert Benefit at The Cutting Room Tonight
Tonight, December 4, 7PM-11PM, the inaugural "Halos and Heartbeats" at The Cutting Room, a holiday spectacular concert & fashion benefit show, will feature headline performances by legendary music icon Emmylou Harris and acclaimed Nashville singer-songwriter Steve Earle. Hosted by Tish and Snooky of Manic Panic, this benefit extravaganza will also showcase the talents of Blue Coupe, Joe Hurley, Eddie Brill (current warm-up comedian for The David Letterman Show), Michael Musto, Murray Weinstock, and other surprise appearances.
A Celebrity Silent Auction will include priceless items such as an autographed electric guitar by Joan Jett and signed one-of-a-kind dog collars by Betty White and custom designed collars by Todd Oldham. Tickets to Halos and Heartbeats are $100 for seating and $65 for standing room only. Tickets are available at ticketfly.com.
The event will benefit Frankie's Friends, a non-profit foundation dedicated to helping save pets when their families cannot afford life-saving veterinary care.
The opportunity to bid on silent auction items will be available throughout the evening and in advance of the event via bidding by text messaging. The auction will be a virtual red carpet with items including: "Lunch with a Hotshot Producer" with Rick Schwartz (BLACK SWAN, Gangs of NY); signed CD and personal phone call with Janis Ian; marketing consultation services by Maverick Events, custom clothing by Nashville's Katy K, as well as Jill Rappaport's dog clothing line; artwork by artist & founder of Emily the Strange Rob Reger; and autographed photos and signed posters by Bob Gruen, Leee Childers, Katy Winn, Katy Perry, Howard Stern, and Peter Max; jewelry, innovative lifestyle packages and swag including Tripp NYC, Hollywood Mirror, Sourpuss Clothing and Cosmic Debris.
Already celebrated as a discoverer and interpreter of other artists' songs, 12-time Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris has, in the last decade, gained admiration as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. On Hard Bargain, her third Nonesuch disc, she offers 11 original songs-three of them co-written with Grammy– and Oscar–winning composer Will Jennings-that touch on the autobiographical while reaching for the universal. On her track, "Big Black Dog," with its loping canine-like rhythms, is a true tale, about a black lab mix named BellA. Harris, who runs a dog shelter called Bonaparte's Retreat on her property, rescued Bella from the Nashville Metro pound and provided an especially happy ending to her story: "She goes on the tour bus with me now, along with another one of my rescues. I think of all the years on the road I wasted without a dog. They make it so much more pleasant. I'm making up for lost time now, that's for sure."