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Benefit concert to support new cooperative housing

April 3, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Six Michigan bands will perform in a benefit concert, the Reuse-a-Ball, to support cooperatively owned housing in Kalamazoo. Performances begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the Star Building (formerly Kraftbrau), 402 E. Kalamazoo Ave., in downtown Kalamazoo.

The cover charge is $5 and additional contributions are encouraged. Western Michigan University student organizations Kalamazoo Collective Housing and Students for a Sustainable Earth are sponsoring the fundraiser.

Bands and musicians include The Skin Tones, Kalamazoo; Luke Winslow-King, Earthwork Music; Susan Fawcett, Earthwork Music; The Touch-Me-Nots, Kalamazoo; Darlene, Earthwork Music; Head and Toe, Earthwork Music.

Homemade or eco-friendly formal attire that is made of reused or recycled material is encouraged. Proceeds will help Kalamazoo Collective Housing create new affordable community housing cooperatives. Prizes will be given to those with the best outfits. A silent auction of local goods and services will be held.

Visit kzoocoop.org and ssewmu.org, respectively, for information about Kalamazoo Collective Housing and Students for a Sustainable Earth.

Contact Michael Gregor at michael@kzoocoop.org with questions about the Reuse-a-Ball.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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