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Volume 68, Issue 19, Friday, September 20, 2002

Arts & Entertainment

Country's Creager helps raise money for children

By Lindsey Bowers
The Daily Cougar

Country music artist Roger Creager is scheduled to perform a live concert at the Phi Kappa Theta house on 4450 South MacGregor Way, at 9 p.m. tonight. The event is designed to raise money benefiting Children's Miracle Network, Phi Kappa Theta's national philanthropy.

"We're hoping to raise $1,000 as a goal for our donation. All of our proceeds will be donated, so the more people that show up, the more money we can give to them," Phi Kappa Theta President Eric Fontanot said.

Children's Miracle Network is a charity organization that treats 17 million children every year by working in 170 hospitals across North America.

"It's great for the fraternity to be able to do something like this." Fontanot said. Our new members will be able to see that we all can have fun while doing something positive for the community at the same time."

This concert is the first of several philanthropic events the fraternity holds for Children's Miracle Network throughout the year.

"When Roger played at our house during Frontier Fiesta 2001, not only did we all have a great time, but it was a huge success as well. We have the connections so it's great that we can use them for such a worthy cause. This will definitely be the biggest party UH has seen in awhile," Tony Harris, PKT internal vice president, said.

"We're putting up sound walls, hired police officers for crowd control and even got a noise permit from the city," Harris said. "There won't be any alcohol sold at the event, so bring your own if you're 21. We're expecting 800 people, so we've done our best to make sure all these things are covered."

With two albums, I've Got the Guns and Having Fun All Wrong, Creager's popular singles like "The Everclear Song" and "Love" are no stranger to radio airwaves. On his Web site, Creager describes his music as "a little country, a little Texas and a little commercial. It's a little bit of all of the above, but at the same time it's none of the above."

Regardless of how the 27-year-old Corpus Christi native defines his musical style, tonight's show will go on, rain or shine. The concert is open to the public, and those 18 and older are welcome.

Admission is $15 at the door, but tickets are priced at $10 if you call ahead. Contact Tony Harris at 832-868-4177 or Eric Fontanot at 713-899-5550 for more information.

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