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DENTON, TX -- If you want to hear some good music while helping out a worthy cause this weekend we've got just the thing.  

Lisapalooza starts at noon Saturday Aug. 23rd at Dan's Silver Leaf in Denton and will run until 6pm.  

Proceeds from the concert will benefit Denton native and journalist Lisa Rollins who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer last summer.  

Featured artists include Andy Timmons, former "Great White" guitarist Mathew Johnson, and many more.

There will also be an art auction.

Dan's Silver Leaf is located at 103 Industrial St. in Denton.

In addition to Johnson and Timmons, regional music favorites Steve Wilson and hot-shot drummer April 

Samuels will perform, as well as the rock lineup New Voodoo, Denton native Les Black, Cliff Temple, Cody 

Culberson and singer-songwriter Dakoda Rollins, Lisa's son.

Tickets and auction info: Tickets to the daylong music event are $15 at the door or $10 in advance via

www.prekindle.com. The event is open to all ages. Auction items, which include art by several locally based 

artists, such as Randall Good, Sam Brown, Stacey Medler, Missy Tansey Ormand and Cathy Bruce Bishop, as 

well as frame-worthy nature photographs by George Krieger and Kevin Grant, are available for bidding and viewing at 

http://lisapalooza.eflea.ca/view. The auction will conclude at the August 23 event.

The auction also features hand-crafted jewelry and quilts, autographed music memorabilia/CDs and books, Billy 

Bob's Texas gift certificates, a brand-new Brinkmann gas grill from Home Depot and local merchant gift 

certificates from Abbey Inn, Cartwright's Ranch House, Salerno Restaurants, Chintatown Café, El Matador, 

Hoochie's Oyster House, Bet the House BBQ, and Queenie's Steakhouse, as well as studio time from Hummus 

Studios in Denton and guitar lessons with Matthew Johnson, among many more items.

Lisapalooza is the first event sponsored by the newly-formed Denton High School Family Assistance Foundation, 

a Section 501(c)(3) public charity formed with the mission of providing financial assistance to Denton High 

School alumni and/or their families in times of health or other crises.  Donations are tax deductible.

For more information or directions to Lisapalooza, please call Dan's Silver Leaf at 940-320-2000.

About Lisa …

Born in Denton, Lisa grew up in Argyle and Denton, Texas, where she attended public schools. A member of the DHS Class 

of '83, she majored in journalism at the University of North Texas, where she served as a staff writer, entertainment editor 

and managing editor of The North Texas Daily student newspaper.

A former music columnist and page editor for the Denton Record-Chronicle, Rollins also created and published a monthly 

entertainment magazine, Lone Star Beat, while still in college, in addition to working in the features department of the Fort 

Worth Star-Telegram, where she served as an entertainment writer. 

A former writer and editor for Metroplex music magazines JAM and Buddy Magazine, Rollins went on to write as a 

freelancer for Country Weekly, RIP Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, Twang and American Profile, among many other 

publications, and earned awards for feature writing and interviewing, as well as broadcasting, from the Texas Press 

Association and several Tennessee-based organizations.

After a successful internship in Nashville, where she conducted tour press for Reba McEntire, Rodney Crowell, Vern Gosdin 

and Ricky Van Shelton, among other country artists, Rollins opted to pursue work as an entertainment PR representative for 

artists such as Ricky Lynn Gregg, Asleep At the Wheel, Eric Durrance and Tobacco Road and hit-makers Little Texas, to 

name a sampling.

Rollins earned a Master of Science degree in mass communication, with an emphasis in media management and cultural 

theory, as well as an Education Specialist degree in higher education/administration and supervision, from Middle Tennessee 

State University, where she also taught journalism and served as the director of broadcast communication for 14 years. She 

received her Ph.D. from Capella University and went on to serve as the chairwoman of the communication program at a 

public university in Oklahoma.

At present, Rollins—who was named a Master Teacher of Honor by Kappa Delta Pi—serves as a journalism professor for 

Ashford University, where she teaches online. A member of the Society of Professional Journalists since 1987, she currently 

is the founding faculty adviser for AU's student SPJ chapter, the first-ever SPJ chapter to be founded by and for online 

learners.

About Lisa …

Born in Denton, Lisa grew up in Argyle and Denton, Texas, where she attended public schools. A member of the DHS Class 

of '83, she majored in journalism at the University of North Texas, where she served as a staff writer, entertainment editor 

and managing editor of The North Texas Daily student newspaper.

A former music columnist and page editor for the Denton Record-Chronicle, Rollins also created and published a monthly 

entertainment magazine, Lone Star Beat, while still in college, in addition to working in the features department of the Fort 

Worth Star-Telegram, where she served as an entertainment writer. 

A former writer and editor for Metroplex music magazines JAM and Buddy Magazine, Rollins went on to write as a 

freelancer for Country Weekly, RIP Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, Twang and American Profile, among many other 

publications, and earned awards for feature writing and interviewing, as well as broadcasting, from the Texas Press 

Association and several Tennessee-based organizations.

After a successful internship in Nashville, where she conducted tour press for Reba McEntire, Rodney Crowell, Vern Gosdin 

and Ricky Van Shelton, among other country artists, Rollins opted to pursue work as an entertainment PR representative for 

artists such as Ricky Lynn Gregg, Asleep At the Wheel, Eric Durrance and Tobacco Road and hit-makers Little Texas, to 

name a sampling.

Rollins earned a Master of Science degree in mass communication, with an emphasis in media management and cultural 

theory, as well as an Education Specialist degree in higher education/administration and supervision, from Middle Tennessee 

State University, where she also taught journalism and served as the director of broadcast communication for 14 years. She 

received her Ph.D. from Capella University and went on to serve as the chairwoman of the communication program at a 

public university in Oklahoma.

At present, Rollins—who was named a Master Teacher of Honor by Kappa Delta Pi—serves as a journalism professor for 

Ashford University, where she teaches online. A member of the Society of Professional Journalists since 1987, she currently 

is the founding faculty adviser for AU's student SPJ chapter, the first-ever SPJ chapter to be founded by and for online 

learners.