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Kiss Legend GENE SIMMONS Visits American Junkie to Support Umbrellas For Peace
Gene Simmons was rocking out for a cause at American Junkie last night. The River North venue hosted the KISS rocker as he supported Umbrellas for Peace. He talked about his daughters charity Sophie’s Place, and how it’s crucial that we help people, especially children, that are less fortunate than us. He took photos with EVERYBODY! Guests, staff. Stuck out his signature tounge. Ate American Junkie food. Left in an Uber! His security team says he prefers that over a driver and he sat in the front seat!. Wore all black, sunglasses, steel towed cowboy boots.
Event: Join rock legend Gene Simmons of KISS and Sophie’s Place and hip-hop artist K.W.O.E. (Kareem owner of Flow Entertainment) for cocktails to celebrate the worldwide accomplishments of Sophie’s Place and Matt Lamb’s Umbrellas for Peace.
About Gene Simmons and Sophie’s Place:
Gene Simmons (founder and bass player for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted, multi-platinum recording legend KISS) and his daughter Sophie are integral partners of Sophie’s Place, a multi-disciplinary center assisting children who are victims of abuse in Surrey, British Columbia. Sophie’s Place serves children 0-12 utilizing an innovative, child friendly approach to abuse investigations.
About Umbrella’s for Peace:
Chicago artist Matt Lamb’s Umbrellas for Peace is a global art movement established after September 11, 2001. The project aids participants in working through grief and conflict. Individuals heal negative experiences and explore positive messages by painting them on umbrellas. The project teaches peace, hope, love, tolerance and creativity instead of war and aggression.
Level Next Music recording artist K.W.O.E. (Kareem owner of Flow Entertainment) kicked off his Helping Other People Excel “H.O.P.E.” campaign in Chicago this summer. His new E.P. “Alright” is the centerpiece of the H.O.P.E. campaign, which encourages young people to end the cycle of violence plaguing neighborhoods in Chicago. K.W.O.E.’s music and motivational speaking inspires at-risk youth to focus on hope, love and positive thinking in order to make good life decisions.