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Oakland is BACK!

http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_28636703/guitars-not-guns-program-provides-youths-creative-alternatives

The Alameda County chapter of GNG is striking all the right chords with kids in Oakland. Andrea President leads the chapter which is showcased here in a nice story by Inside Bay Area News. Check out the story and video included in the link.

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Dweezil Zappa Helps GNG!

We are excited to announce that guitarist extraordinaire, Dweezil Zappa, will appear on a rock celebrity edition of “Chopped” on the Food Network in an attempt to win $10,000 for our charity!   Premiering Tuesday, August 18th at 10pm – “Rock Stars” Four rock stars with a passion for cooking (Lita Ford, Kelly Hansen, Eddie Ojeda and Dweezil Zappa) take…

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A Journalist’s Story

Twelve children. Jeans, cargo shorts, scuffed shoes, dimpled cheeks. At the start of the program, none knew how to play a chord let alone hold a guitar. Now, eight weeks later, the participants strum an electrified rock tune in front of members of their community. The audience applauds. The children grin with newly-acquired pride. They are noticed.…

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Special Spotlight on DC

http://dcmusicdownload.com/2012/04/10/special-spotlight-local-music-making-a-difference/

Website DC Music Download shares a special interview about Guitars not Guns with DC’s chapter president, Gregg Hammond.

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