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Second annual PIA Benefit Concert set for September 24

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA—The Public Interest Advocates (PIA) at the West Virginia University College of Law is hosting its second annual benefit concert at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 24, at 123 Pleasant Street in Morgantown.

The PIA Benefit Concert will feature the musical talents of several WVU professors, students, and alumni. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Donations will also be accepted.

PIA is a law student organization that offers free legal services to clients in need around the state. Proceeds from the concert will be used to help fund summer and post-graduate fellowships for law students to work in West Virginia’s public interest organizations

The concert line-up this year includes Noodles and the Soup, covering classic rock; Deak and the Freaks, offering a unique blend of folk and pop; Apollo, covering rock music from the 1960s-90s; and Leah LeFaye, performing solo on guitar and ukulele.

Noodles and the Soup band members include WVU Law professors Arthur Rizer and John Taylor, and Professor Jeffrey Carver of the WVU College of Education and Human Services. Morgantown resident Chris Wade is also in the band.

Deak and the Freaks members are third-year law students Deak Kersey and Owen Reynolds, College of Law graduate Jim Rector ‘14, and Grant Jacobs, a WVU graduate student.

The band Apollo consists of second-year law students Austin Lewis, Eric Petrozino, and Eric Haught.

LeFaye is the sister of third-year law student Beth Lebow.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the PIA Benefit Concert, contact Jenny Thomas at



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