Boasting a mechanical bull and fast, loud rock music, the Las Vegas Country Saloon isn’t best known for philanthropy. But for LVCS talent buyer and local musician Roxie Amoroso, winter has truly been a season of giving. After a friend inspired her to raise money to build a well in Africa, Amoroso went to work with the idea of hosting a benefit show every Thursday in December. “It only takes $2,000 to build a well that will [provide] 900 people—900 babies, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers—with water,” Amoroso says. “So, I was like, ‘Hey, bosses. I want to build a well.’” Last Thursday’s LVCS show marked the final Compassion for Africa benefit with Dick Falcon, Viva Valhalla and Mad Mike and the Pistoleros. LVCS raised $1,400 for the Compassion for Africa organization, while Amoroso’s sister at Northwest Nazarene University raised $1,100 to help bring clean, safe water to Northern Ghana.
Leslie VenturaWed, Jan 5, 2011 (4:52 p.m.)