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July 19, 2010

Washington, D.C. Benefit Concert

If you're in Washington, consider going to a benefit concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 1st at the U Street Music Hall for the Stone and Holt Weeks Foundation. Stone and Holt Weeks were 24 and 20 when they were struck by a tractor trailer and killed a year ago this Friday. A Washington Post obituary about them and what happened is here.

Washington Post readers and NPR listeners may be familiar with their father, Linton Weeks, who was a writer for the Post and now works for NPR. Here's how the foundation website describes them:

Stone and Holt not only believed, but proved -- through their volunteerism and incredible vitality -- that you can do good and have fun at the same time.

They very much wanted to make the world a better place for all. And they both had the gift of making everything they did a lot of fun—with creativity and originality.

They were young, energetic and inseparable.

They were humanitarians, activists and idealists.

Here's a picture of the two of them together:


The concert will feature Greta of Gold Motel & The Hush Sound; Tennis System; Matthew Hemerlein; and DJ KnoxBox. Check it out.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at July 19, 2010 03:00 PM

That's every parent's nightmare and just heartbreaking.

Posted by: N E at July 19, 2010 11:10 PM