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In Their Own Words: Giving Back for Autism

This Saturday, November 10, our original home in the Lehigh Valley, PA will host Beer, Wine & Swine, a fundraiser for the Love Ran Red Foundation, which provides programs and services adults with autism and developmental disabilities.

We checked in with some of the performers on this benefit — namely, Sean Liebert and Corey Costa — who will join award-winning Americana band Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway and others on the bill. The trio shares their thoughts on supporting the cause and what’s in store this Saturday.

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Lizanne Knott’s ‘Anthology’ a Highly Personal Account of Life’s Different Stages

Pennsylvania native Lizanne Knott is a lifelong songwriter with plenty of life experience from which to draw. She has married twice, raised four daughters, released four albums, and has gained a sizable following in the U.K. — and that, it would seem, is just the tip of the iceberg.

Lizanne’s newest release, “Anthology,” is a collection of remixed and remastered songs from throughout her career; songs that speak to different points and experiences in the singer-songwriter’s life. We caught up with Lizanne to learn more.

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Matt Wheeler: Playing at Musikfest ‘A Goal for Years’

Every year, in addition to Musikfest veterans, new artists come into the fold every year at the nation’s largest free outdoor music festival.

One of those, Matt Wheeler of Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart, hails from Lancaster. Matt has the opportunity he’s been waiting for, set to perform a solo set at Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz on the festival’s final day, Sunday, August 12 at 7 p.m.

We caught up briefly with Matt to get his thoughts on the gig.

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Ceramic Animal on Musikfest: “Soak it all in”

Philly-based indie rockers Ceramic Animal are no strangers to the Lehigh Valley or Musikfest. The foursome will perform at their fourth Musikfest this year, with three performances (and a main stage opening slot for Kesha) on tap.

We caught up with the guys, to get a veteran perspective on the nation’s largest free outdoor music festival.

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Scott Marshall: ‘Helping Others… Helps Me Cope’

Scott Marshall is known regionally for his contributions to numerous charitable causes. That includes organizing musicians for this Saturday’s Wings & Strings American Caner Society benefit at Hellertown’s Dimmick Park.

A cancer survivor himself, Scott had plenty to say about why he supports the cause. Take a look below.

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Lou Franco: ‘I Think We’re All Affected’ by Cancer

Saturday’s Wings & Strings American Cancer Society benefit is fast approaching at Hellertown’s Dimmick Park, and we still have to hear from some of the performers who will grace the stage this weekend.

Enter Lou Franco, one of the Valley’s most sought after and enduring musicians, who briefly shares his thoughts with us on the importance of the event.

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Glenn Wasserman: ‘It’s important to support positive things that help to benefit the lives of others’

Our series highlighting the musicians on this Saturday’s upcoming Wings & Strings American Cancer Society benefit at Hellertown’s Dimmick Park continues with Glenn Wasserman. Wasserman will perform alongside his band, The Mississippi Pig Farmers, which is comprised of veteran musicians who all believe in coming together for a cause.

Learn more about the band’s support of the American Cancer Society, as well as their future plans, below.

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Kristen Morgenstern: ‘I Have Many Close Family Members That Have Gone Through the Battle’

We are now within a week of the American Cancer Society’s Wings & Strings benefit on Saturday, July 28. The day-long event will feature local food, local beer, and local music from an all-star lineup of the Valley’s performers.

One of those performers, Kristen Morgenstern, typically sings with soul group Desire. This Saturday, she’ll briefly join Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway onstage, and took some time out to chat about the cause with us.

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