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ShowCASE continues philanthropic streak with live campus-centric music

Melanie Sayre

Issue date: 1/21/11 Section: Focus
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Following their successful event in November that raised over $600 for the AMSA Sex and Gender Group, ShowCASE has put on yet another event for a good cause. Replicating the setup of the last event, it was held again at the Jolly Scholar on Jan. 14 with many performers from the medical school and elsewhere.

Repeat acts such as the ShowCASE band and Evil Elite showed up to perform, as well as memorable performances from Johnny "Max" Milligan, Wells Addington, and Laine Seliga. The hammered dulcimer again made an appearance with the talented Matthew Abelson. Music aside, the evening was filled with food deals courtesy of the Jolly Scholar, and many drinks coming out of the reportedly last keg of Great Lakes Christmas Ale available in the city.

This time, the group performed to support the City Mission. Boris Block, ShowCASE's manager, said, "We wanted to find a local charity that could help the homeless during the nasty Cleveland winter. The City Mission came highly recommended by friends so I reached out to their marketing and communications manager, Michaela Kekedy, and she was more than happy to work with us."

With another event fast approaching in March and several events already under their belt, the group is working on improving attendance. There have been three outlined goals: getting more undergraduates involved, getting local businesses involved, and raising more money for local charities.

"Our hope is that as we get more exposure, we can meet with the leaders of other communities and work with them to develop similar organizations and pass this on to the next generation of entrepreneurial students so that they can experiment with new ways to bring people together and provide value to the community," said Block.

"ShowCASE is a great way to relax, enjoy an entertaining show, and help some great charities," he said. "Everyone contributes by donating, drinking, eating, cheering, and being there for a good cause."
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