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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Rockin’ fundraiser planned to benefit Bobbi Otis Sept. 29

  • The Lake Region is in for a real treat this weekend as 1971 graduate from Devils Lake High School Mike Michalski returns for a one-of-a kind performance.
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  • The Lake Region is in for a real treat this weekend as 1971 graduate from Devils Lake High School Mike Michalski returns for a one-of-a kind performance.
    All to help out his friend Bobbi Otis who recently went through radiation treatments to shrink an inoperable, benign brain tumor.
    Otis’s medical challenges left her unable to work for several months and the community of Devils Lake has stepped up in a big way to help with the medical, travel and living expenses incurred during those months.
    Now Michalski is bringing his energy and talent back to where it all began, more or less, to his hometown to do a one-man performance of all his favorite tunes.
    Michalski will be performing on the K.C. Hall stage Saturday night, Sept. 29 starting at 8 p.m. At the door they will be taking a free will offering with the minimum cover charge of $5 per person.
    “I’m anxious to come home and to see everybody and to do this for Bobbi,” Michalski said from his home in the Twin Cities.
    Michalski is well-known throughout the area as a musician and founding member of the Nitro Brothers, the Convertibles and more recently played with the Robbie Vee Band when they performed in Devils Lake for the Devils Run in June of 2011.
    He says the evening will start off with a short solo concert, just Michalski and his guitar. Then after a break you never know what might happen as those who have jammed with him in years gone by just might hop up on the stage and give the crowd another treat.
    Jon Ziegler posted a message Tuesday via Facebook to, “Devils Lakers and friends,” he says.
    “Good friend and fellow Lakewood Dog Mike Michalski will be in Devils Lake this weekend to host a fundraising cocktail party at the K.C. Hall in downtown Devils Lake to raise money to help Bobbi Otis offset medical expenses.”
    “We will also celebrate the release of our new CD titled “Lakewood Dogs.”
    The Lakewood Dogs will donate half of the money they make from selling their brand new CD at the party to Otis. “We’ll consider it the CD launch party,” Michalski said.
    “If you can’t stay and enjoy the whole evening, stop in anyway and say ‘Hi,’ ” Michalski says.

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