Reprinted from the Tucson Weekly, City Week section, December 13, 2007                   

You’d probably recognize John Corbett from his role in Sex and the City or My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but the actor is also a musician. On Sunday, Dec. 16, he’ll be rocking the Maverick to raise money for a couple of great causes around Tucson.

Corbett and his band will hit the stage at 8:30 p.m., performing country jams from their debut album, released in 2006. The concert is a fundraiser for two nonprofit organizations, the Southern Arizona Community Diaper Bank and Junior Achievement of Arizona.

“J.A.’s mission statement is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy,” said Rita Weatherholt, Junior Achievement’s Southern Arizona executive director.

J.A. began in 1919, and has since provided thousands of children with a school-based curriculum, taught by volunteers in the business world, to encourage future success. In grade school, the optional program is five weeks; in middle and high school, classes range between six and eight weeks in length.

“It’s a field trip in the classroom for them (the students),” Weatherholt said. “We want to make sure they can dream about the future and be successful.”

The Southern Arizona Community Diaper Bank provides diapers and incontinency supplies around Tucson.

“We’re thrilled,” said Kirsten Grabo, executive director of the diaper bank. “(The concert) will create some awareness, and I think it’s wonderful that he’s (Corbett) able to do this concert for charity. And he’s not bad to look at, either.”

General admission is $25. VIP tickets, which include exclusive seating, private bar and an afterparty with Corbett, are available for $40. Buy online or at the Maverick. –D.P.

John Corbett Band in Concert
8:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16
Maverick, 6622 E. Tanque Verde Road