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October 26, 2017WXYZLocal concert with Sean Blackman to benefit Puerto Rico after hurricanes
Sean Blackman and Waterford Regional Firefighter Javier Martinez are teaming up to raise money for Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico with a special concert on Thursday, Oct. 26. The concert is at The Garden Theater and will celebrate the Puerto Rican culture as part of their monthly world music concert series with music, dan, art & cuisine. All tickets are available at seanblackman.com/live and all proceeds will be given to relief efforts in Puerto Rico and be hand delivered in person by both Blackman and Martinez.learn more
October 26, 2017WXYZ
October 17, 2017Fox 2Michigan firefighter raising money for Puerto Rico
(WJBK) - A Michigan firefighter is on a mission to help those left devastated in his childhood homeland.
Pontiac firefighter Javier Martinez is raising money and going to deliver it to hard hit areas in Puerto Rico himself.
He joins FOX 2 with Sean Blackman to talk about a special fundraiser.learn more
October 17, 2017The Oakland PressPontiac firefighter reunites families in Puerto Rico, how to help those affected
Not more than four days after Hurricane Maria hit his hometown of Aguirre, Puerto Rico, Hector Martinez was on a plane to the island.
The Waterford regional firefighter of 14-years spent a week in Puerto Rico, reuniting families over the internet, delivering much needed supplies to those without food, water or electricity and putting his skills as president of a tree trimming company, Trees & Co., to use in freeing those trapped in their homes by fallen trees.
After witnessing the devastation first-hand, Martinez and his close friend, Sean Blackman, a well-known metro Detroit musician, decided to take action in the form of collecting funds and goods to be delivered by hand to Puerto Rico on a military cargo plane.learn more
September 26, 2017Fox 2Flamenco musicians from Spain to perform with Detroit artists at Garden Theatre
This week, live music concert series Detroit in Transit features a journey to Spain.
Flamenco musicians and dancers will perform with local jazz and rock artists at the Garden Theatre.learn more