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Benefit Wed Dec 22 2010

Benefit Show for Chicago House DJ Paul Johnson TONIGHT at Smart Bar

Want to warm up on the dance floor and help out a great cause this evening? Then head over to Smart Bar where they're throwing a benefit for Chicago House DJ Paul Johnson. Johnson,who was scheduled to play Smart Bar tonight, was seriously injured in a car accident this past weekend. He is currently in the hospital facing surgery. Prior to this accident, he already used a wheelchair because of an injury he sustained after being shot in the 1980s.So in order to help out, Smart Bar is turning his scheduled event into a benefit to help aid Paul's medical expenses. The line-up includes a large outpouring of love from the Chicago House community, showing just how much Chicago is one big musical family.

Wednesday December 22nd 2010 @ Smart Bar
5 Magazine hosts a benefit for Paul Johnson with DJs
Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, Glenn Underground, Stacy Kidd, DJ Gant-Man, Melvin Meeks, Eric Martin, Rees Urban, Czboogie

There is a $5 suggested donation (remember, all the money is going towards helping Johnson's medical expenses), and the show is 21 & over. Doors and Show kick off at 10pm.

Can't make it out tonight? You can still show you're support by sending a donations via Paypal to

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J Paul Getto / December 23, 2010 6:03 PM


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