SOLACE to host concert

By Wayne Allen

October 4, 2013

Wayne Allen

PDT Staff Writer

SOLACE (Surviving Our Loss And Continuing Everyday) will be hosting a concert from the group RWR and Fam Click. The event will be held on Oct. 12 at the 17th Street Armory in Portsmouth at 7 p.m.

According to Jo Anna Krohn, SOLACE Director the concert has been dubbed the ‘740—Revive our Greatness’ concert.

RWRs song “740” has received high praise from several people in the community.

Krohn acknowledged the song has also received it’s fair share of criticisms because of the way it portrays the area.

“The song is very powerful and critical about our community. The song is done in a way that’s inspirational and the core message is that, we as a community need to revive our greatness and have unity in the community,” Krohn said.

Krohn acknowledged there are two versions of the song, one clean and the other not so clean.

“Some people are not going appreciate the words of the song because it paints a bad picture of the area, though it is unfortunately true. We are the second poorest county in Ohio, we do have a high hepatitis rate and a number of other things that are not good,” Krohn said. “What these guys are doing is acknowledging the truth of the area and inspiring people to come together to do something. The words are powerful and I think its an awesome song. I really think this might be the next thing we need to unite us again to do something more about our problems.”

Krohn said, she has received a lot of encouragement from the community host this concert and little criticisms.

She said the event is more than the groups that will be performing. She said throughout the event there will be speakers telling of their inspirational stories.

“We are also going to talk about what our next steps should be, to further make positive changes in the community,” Krohn said.

Tickets for the event can be purchased for $10 at the SOLACE office on 11th street, Hilltop Market on Grandview Ave. and the Sixth Street Carryout.

For more information about SOLACE visit them on facebook.

Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 228, or tallen@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Wayne on Twitter @WayneallenPDT.