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Monterey County Chapter of GNG to be Honored at California Nonprofits Day Celebration

The Monterey County, CA, chapter of Guitars not Guns has been chosen to be honored at the second annual California Nonprofits Day celebration On Wednesday, June 28, as a nonprofit of the year! The celebrations will be held at the State Capitol in Sacramento. The chapter has been selected by State Senator Bill Monning as…

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dweezil zappa on chopped to support guitars not guns.

Dweezil Makes Guitars not Guns Proud!

On Tuesday August 18th, Dweezil Zappa appeared on Food Network’s “Chopped” in an attempt to win $10,000 for our charity, the Guitars not Guns Music Program. Dweezil sailed through the appetizer and entre rounds to face Foreigner’s Kelly Hansen in the dessert round. Unfortunately, Dweezil was just edged out by Kelly’s dessert. No worries, Dweezil!…

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Oakland is BACK!

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.


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

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

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