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Local Plans Sandy Relief Concert

Jackie "The Jokeman" Martling will host the event planned by Kings Park resident Christina Spano.

 

Planning a benefit concert for 1200 people is not something Christina Spano ever thought she would do, but this Kings Parker decided to forgo fear and forge ahead in her pursuit of helping those affected by Supestorm Sandy.

Spano has planned “One Voice Becomes Many”, a benefit concert being held later this month at the Emporium in Patchogue. Headline acts include Tommy Byrnes of Billy Joel and  Randy Jackson of Zebra fame. Jackie the Jokeman Martling, formerly of the Howard Stern Show, will host.

“The day after the hurricane I felt so devastated  for these people,” said Spano.

“Long Island is changed forever. I was crying, it just touched me. The next day I thought one voice can become many.”

Spano planned the entire concert herself and said friends are helping her navigate the unfamiliar terrain. The venue holds 1,200 and she hopes to fill them all.

“I’m new at this,” said Spano. “I have been working until 2 a.m. and up at 7 a.m.”

The concert isn’t the only effort she has been working on to help Sandy victims. Spano has put together several clothing and food drives over the weeks since the storm hit. She held a drive for cleaning supplies and toiletries this past Sunday.

“I thought we need to do this fast id felt willed to do it. I’m n a mission trying to help as many people as possible.”

One voice Becomes Many takes place at the Emporium in Patchogue on Dec. 17 and 6:30 p.m. Click here to find out more about the event and to purchase tickets.

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