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Koko Taylorís Celebrity Aid Foundation Fundraiser & Blues Extravaganza at

Gary, Ind., March 11 Ė Koko Taylor is considered "Queen of the Blues" for many reasons. Her singing is legendary and so is her dedication to the music industry. Taylor and her family started a foundation to provide services for indigent, physically or mentally challenged musicians and their families. Social services, counseling, financial assistance, crisis intervention for children and educational guidance are just some of the services provided. Among the speakers on the foundationís schedule is former soul singer Joe Simon, now Bishop Joe Simon. Taylorís foundation addresses vital issues, and her goal is to make the public aware of the foundation by providing a fundraiser.

On Saturday, March 20, in the Buffington Harbor South Shore Events Center, Bobby Rush and Nellie Tiger Travis will play 2 shows: 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. The cost for general tickets is $25 and preferred tickets $30. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster and at the door.

Bobby Rush a.k.a Emmit Eliis Jr., writes and sings funky Blues, R&B and soul songs. Rush has received many awards and honors including "Best Live Performer of the Year," "Best Blues Entertainer of the Year," and "Best Soul/Blues Albums of the Year."

Nellie Tiger Travis was lead vocalist for the Mississippi based group "SSIPP" during the mid 80ís. Since relocating to Chicago in 1992, she has entertained fans at many blues clubs. She is known for her interactive, lively style and often leaves the stage to get audience members involved in the show.

To learn more about the Koko Taylor Celebrity Aid Foundation, call 708-612-1978, mail: PO Box 2545 Country Club Hills, IL, 60478 or log onto Taylorís website:

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