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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Kanye West said his piece; lots of discussion about that at Chicagoist. Now, another local hip-hop star is suggesting folks hush up and put their money where their mouths are. AllHipHop.com reports that Twista, citing the need to "stop pointing the finger of blame and help our fellow brothers and sisters in their time of need," is working to put together a concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. Although the event doesn't yet appear on the House of Blues calendar, it's said to be set for September 19th. The show will feature Da Brat, Do or Die and others, and admission will be free, but fans are encouraged to donate funds, food and clothing. Speak up about other ways to help out in today's Fuel.

 
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