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September 12th, 2012

Molland, Williams take stage at March of Dimes kick-off benefit

Former New York Yankees all-star centerfielder Bernie Williams played guitar as part of the March of Dimes’ recent “Bikers for Babies” kick-off event. For the Hudson Valley Press/ED MCCARTHY
By Reneé Ruwe
WHITE PLAINS - Lynne Versaci, Community Coordinator for the March of Dimes, recently hosted a “Bikers for Babies” kick-off benefit concert on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at the Elements Lounge in White Plains, NY.

The high energy event featured a number of well-known musical acts, including a highlight performance by former New York Yankees centerfielder Bernie Williams. Williams performed with the Gil Paris Band to a delighted audience.

Artists on the bill included Ritchie Scarlett (Ace Frehley Band) and  Joey Molland of Badfinger, as well as a variety of local talents who donated their time and artistry to the March of Dimes benefit.

Ritchie Scarlett and Joey Molland even performed an impromptu duet jam to a surprised crowd. Molland is in the area recording.

Various raffles were held during the event to raise funds for the March of Dimes. The grand prize of the evening was a guitar that had been autographed by all of the participating performers.

The main event “Bikers for Babies” concert is scheduled for September 30, 2012 and will feature rocker Dee Snider of the band Twisted Sister. In addition to his long-running career as a rockstar, Snider is also a popular radio personality and was recently featured on this past season of the Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump.

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