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Goo Goo Dolls to headline ‘Artists for Autism’ benefit

The Goo Goo Dolls have been confirmed to headline “Artists for Autism,” a concert to benefit the Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College. The show, which will also feature performances by Cassandra Kubinski and Mary Ramsey (10,000 Maniacs, John & Mary), is scheduled for 8 p.m. April 16 in the Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall, SUNY Buffalo State.

“Artists for Autism” was created by renowned producer Armand John Petri, who has worked with the Goos, 10,000 Maniacs,and Sixpence None the Richer. Petri’s son is autistic, and his participation in a community program at the Canisius Institute for Autism Research led him to round up friends John Rzeznik, Ramsey and Kubinski to record a new version of Kubinski’s 2013 song “Not So Different.” The new version will be released on the same day as the “Artists for Autism” concert.

Tickets ($30, $35, $125 VIP) go on sale at 9 a.m. March 16 through the Rockwell Hall box office, and by calling 878-3005.

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