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Denim & Diamonds 2015: The Concert Fundraiser for St. Jude This Friday [Video]

We are so excited!  Denim & Diamonds, our annual concert fundraiser for St. Jude, is coming up THIS FRIDAY, January 30th, at Theatre Workshop's Empress Theatre in downtown Owensboro.  The theme of this year's show is "country and gospel" and we have an amazing line-up of entertainers.  Check this out!  We have photos of all of our acts, plus a few videos for good measure.  You'll get an idea of what you can expect at Friday's awesome show.

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Nadia Wilkes/Facebook
Nadia Wilkes/Facebook
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Kentucky Wesleyan Singer Nadia Wilkes Featured in WBKR’s Denim & Diamonds Concert [Video]

Denim & Diamonds, our annual concert fundraiser for St. Jude, is coming up Friday, January 30th at Theatre Workshop's Empress Theatre in downtown Owensboro.  And I am personally thrilled this young lady is joining us.  Oddly enough, I first heard Nadia Wilkes singing at the KWC tennis courts.  Lol!  Not lying.  My friend Craig and I were playing tennis and, all of a sudden, we heard this voice just booming from across the parking lot.  Turns out, it was Nadia and she was ripping the song "I Am Changing (from Dreamgirls) a new one.  I literally chased her across part of KWC's campus and invited her to be a part of this year's show.  Here's a sneak preview of what you can except.  This girl can sing her face off.

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Danny Beeler/Heart of the City Design
Danny Beeler/Heart of the City Design
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The Josh Merritt Band Headlines WBKR’s Denim & Diamonds: The Concert Fundraiser for St. Jude

Denim & Diamonds, our annual concert fundraiser for St. Jude, is coming up Friday, January 30th at Theatre Workshop's Empress Theatre in downtown Owensboro.  The theme of this year's show is "country and gospel" and The Josh Merritt Band, for the first time ever, will be our house band.  The show is going to be awesome.  Here's the complete line-up!

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Denim & Diamonds 2015: The Concert Fundraiser for St. Jude [Line-Up]

We are so excited!  Denim & Diamonds, our annual concert fundraiser for St. Jude, is coming up Friday, January 30th at Theatre Workshop's Empress Theatre in downtown Owensboro.  The theme of this year's show is "country and gospel" and we have an amazing line-up of entertainers.  Check this out!

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St. Jude/Facebook
St. Jude/Facebook
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Town Square Mall Hosting St. Jude Fundraiser Saturday

Center court in Town Square Mall will be hosting a St. Jude Charity Event on Saturday, November 15, 10:00am-2:00pm. They will be selling teddy bears and puppies, all proceeds go to help St. Jude and the fight against childhood cancer.

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St. Jude/Soul Pancake via YouTube
St. Jude/Soul Pancake via YouTube
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St. Jude Patient Update: Markell [Video]

Our next St. Jude Radiothon is coming up in March of 2015, but, over the last couple of weeks, we have been getting some updates on some of our patients.  In 2014, Jaclyn and I introduced you to Markell.  Known around St. Jude as "Mr. Hollywood," Markell is a 15-year-old cancer warrior.  Suffering relapse after relapse, Markell has been in the fight of his life repeatedly.  In fact, it's his fight that inspired our 2014 St. Jude song "Undefeated."  Though it's tried repeatedly, cancer has not been able to keep this young fighter down.  And, now, Markell is the subject of Unstoppable, a four-part series profiling St. Jude patients and their unwillingness to surrender.  Watch this.  Markell's spirit will uplift and inspire you!

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KWC Up ‘Til Dawn Holding Benefit Concert For St. Jude

This is really neat. Our friends from Up 'Til Dawn over at Kentucky Wesleyan College are holding a benefit concert on Thursday, October 9th and they will be raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!

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Facebook/St. Jude
Facebook/St. Jude
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St. Jude Patient Update: Ella Dreamer [Video]

If you have ever tuned into the WBKR/Poole's Pharmacy Care St. Jude Radiothon, you are very familiar with the name Ella Dreamer.  A couple of years ago, Jaclyn and I introduced you to Ella and her mother Jeanna and we revisit and update their story each year.  In fact, the two were the inspiration behind our original St. Jude song "Dreamer."  Since 2010, Ella has been battling a rare cancer called Adrenalcortical Carcinoma and has been declared terminal.  But you won't believe the latest news!  There has been a miraculous and unexplained development.

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Photo from Randy Halbig
Photo from Randy Halbig
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Fundraiser This Sunday for Local St. Jude Patient Ben Halbig

His family is calling it the Ben-efit.  And Sunday at Maloney's in Owensboro, the extended family of Ben Halbig is throwing a fundraiser for him.  Since February, Ben has been battling cancer at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

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Fetta Specialty Pizza via Facebook (This is the back patio)
Fetta Specialty Pizza via Facebook (This is the back patio)
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Fetta Specialty Pizza To Host Monthly St. Jude Benefit

I'm torn between the Mashed Potato and the Margaritaville pizza as my favorite... you? Oooh, don't forget those awesome bread knots! I'm, of course, talking about the awesome food at Fetta! If you haven't tried Fetta Specialty Pizza in downtown Owensboro, now's the time. Starting this Thursday, June 5th, Fetta will host a St. Jude benefit, and will continue the first Thursday of every month.

Here's how it's gonna work...

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Photo by Jordan Winders
Photo by Jordan Winders
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Final Break and Total From the 2014 St Jude Radiothon (Video)

So first let me send out a HUGE thank you to everyone who was a part of our 2014 St Jude Radiothon. This year was an amazing success and it took everyone's help. If you haven't heard by now, we raised an unbelieveable $185,000 for St Jude!

If you were listening at the final break and big total reveal, then the you heard how emotional it was

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YouTube
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Dave Spencer Chats with Jerry Morris [VIDEO]

I don't much go in for clichés, but in this case I'll make an exception. Jerry Morris has a heart as big as all outdoors. And that extends to his Angels for Ashley cooking team, comprised of family members and friends.

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