Local actor/singer Danny Cox and five members of his family lost their home in a fire in Kansas City, Kan., on Sunday. Everyone is alive and safe but the home was destroyed, and Cox lost all of his belongings, including nearly all of his many instruments and recording equipment.
He still has a bounty of friends, though, and some have already come to his assistance. The first of several benefits for Cox and his family will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut St. Brewer & Shipley will headline the show, which will also include "assorted friends of Danny," according to Bob Walkenhorst, the benefit organizer and one of those many assorted friends. Tickets will be $20. You can get them at the door. Stay tuned for word on where to pick up advance tickets and for news on future benefits.