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Rocking and Bowling for a Good Cause

April 20, 2007 - Jim Price

A special day-long benefit event will take place this Saturday, April 21, in Gallitzin to help an area woman in her fight against cancer.  Proceeds from the day of bowling at Spare Time Lanes, and the evening benefit concert downstairs at Dignan’s Firehouse Bar, will help out local cancer patient Lisa (Sherry) Baum.


The day of bowling will feature a 9 pin no-tap scratch bowling tournament at Spare Time Lanes, with three shifts taking place at 1, 4 and 7 PM.  Participants can bowl in one, two or all three shifts.  The cost of the tournament is $20 per person per shift.


Beginning at 7 PM, the benefit concert at Dignan’s Firehouse Bar will feature performances from five area bands: Ruff Rodes, Acoustic Bliss, Acalasia, Beyond Reason and Tie Down.  The donation will be $5.


Acalasia is an up-and-coming Altoona-based group featuring Krystal Shore on vocals, Ryan Sheehan and Neil Deyarmin on guitars, Stephen Wells on bass and Cory Aboud on drums.  Their sound is high-powered female-fronted modern rock of the Evanescence variety.


Formed several years ago, Beyond Reason has become established on area stages with their mixture of new and classic rock, oldies, surf rock and blues.  The Gallitzin-based group features Dan Myers II on lead vocals and guitar, Tom Urbain on rhythm guitar and vocals, Jamie Smith on bass and vocals, and Chris Myers on drums and vocals.


Cambria County’s Tie Down features a high-powered mixture of classic, current and metal rock.  Surfacing on area stages early last year, Tie Down features singer Scott Walk, guitarists Brett O’Donnell and Tim Eckenrode, bassist Bob Gailey and drummer Jason Grodis.

     Spare Time Lanes and Dignan’s Firehouse Bar are located at 400 Main Street in Gallitzin.  For more information, call 886-5200.

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