The Mercury is co-sponsoring a just-announced benefit show this Thursday, January 21. The show, co-produced by former Merc arts writer Stephen Marc Beaudoin, aims to raise upward of $25,000 for Mercy Corps' relief efforts in Haiti.

WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, January 21, 2010, 7:30 pm at the Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, Portland.
Call 503-234-9694 for more information. Tickets go on sale 10 am Tuesday, January 19

WHO: Featured artists include pianist Thomas Lauderdale (of Pink Martini), hip-hop artist Cool Nutz, Portland Cello Project, Grammy-nominated pianist Janice Scroggins, Oregon Symphony concertmaster Jun Iwasaki, singer-songwriter Holcombe Waller and the legendary Storm Large, among others.

TICKETS: $30, all seats (general admission). Call 503-234-9694 or go to for more information — tickets go on sale 10 am Tuesday, January 19.

See Beaudoin's website for more info.