Newsapalooza

Richard Marx:  Awesome guy, eager to cure Cystic Fibrosis.

Richard Marx: Awesome guy, eager to cure Cystic Fibrosis.

Last year, I got to learn firsthand how news anchoring and reporting aren’t nearly as nervewracking as singing in front of a live audience.  So, I was more than happy to just be in the audience Saturday night for Chicago’s Newsapalooza, an annual charity event to benefit the Cystric Fibrosis Foundation. WLS Radio Host Roe Conn and Grammy-winning singer Richard Marx select news personalities to perform “out of their element”.  Indeed, the result is interesting and entertaining.

Roe and Richard are passionate about the cause.  Richard says, “Cystic fibrosis kills way too many people and a cure is imminent. We are very close!”  Soon, we may be even closer because their event raised more than $100,000 for new research.

Sondra Solarte & Jan Jeffcoat performed beautifully.  (Look, that's Walt Willey from "All My Children" behind Sondra!)

Sondra Solarte & Jan Jeffcoat performed beautifully. (Look, that's Walt Willey from "All My Children" behind Sondra!)

I was proud to cheer on my “Good Day Chicago” pals Jan Jeffcoat and Sondra Solarte as they sang “Heartache Tonight” by The Eagles.  They were awesome!

I’ll post the Newsapalooza highlights as soon as they’re available.  But here’s Richard Marx and his band performing at the after party at the Hard Rock Hotel:

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  1. 1

    I don’t think ANYTHING is quite as nerve-wracking as singing in front of people! And I am working on a Christmas CD:) But no… I will not be featured as a singer. I don’t think I could get up the nerve.

  2. 2

    That was an awesome Benefit with some of Chicago’s finest in the News!! I had a blast….Richard Marx—what a man/artist!



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