The Script to headline Long Island Sandy benefit
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The Script is set to headline the "Strong Island Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert" at The Paramount on Thursday, with all ticket proceeds going to the Long Island Red Cross.
"As fellow Long Islanders, The Paramount wants to help our neighbors devastated by this terrible hurricane," owners of the Huntington theater said in a statement. "We would like to thank The Script, and the other special guests, for responding to our request in creating this amazing benefit show."
The Irish band moved up its Dec. 5 show at the Huntington venue to Thursday in order to do the fundraiser. Tickets for the show are $49.50-$89.50 and available through Ticketmaster. Tickets for the show's original date will be honored Thursday. Those who can't make the new date can receive a refund at the point of purchase.
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Organizers are working to complete the slate of performers for the benefit. The show, which was previously handled by WALK-FM, is now being promoted by stations throughout the area -- including WALK, WBLI, KJOY, WRCN, WPLJ and "Party 105."
Other benefits for victims of superstorm Sandy are also starting to come together. Billy Joel's 20th Century Cycles in Oyster Bay is hosting a benefit on Saturday with an appearance by Tom Cotter, author of "Rockin' Garages," and rocker J. Geils, whose garage is featured in the book.
'SHORE' FUNDRAISER. Meanwhile, MTV, home of the "Jersey Shore" reality show, plans to air a fundraising special to help rebuild New Jersey's devastated shoreline, The Associated Press reports. The one-hour program will air Nov. 15 from MTV's Times Square studio in Manhattan. It will feature the cast of "Jersey Shore" along with other guests. The network said Monday that the program will solicit contributions for the rebuilding of Seaside Heights, the principal setting for the show.