BREAKING NEWS–Johnny Depp and the Kids perform at the Sheila Witkin Memorial Reunion Concert in Florida
Johnny’s longtime partner Vanessa Paradis and their daughter Lily-Rose were present to cheer him on. People.com reports that “Depp had two of his biggest fans in the audience watching him: girlfriend Vanessa Paradis and their 9-year-old daughter Lily-Rose, who sat together in the venue’s box seats as Depp smiled up at them from the stage (son Jack, 6, was not at the show).”
This weekend’s concerts (the Kids will close the show again tonight) are fundraisers for the Sheila Witkin Foundation and the Dan Marino Foundation. Our readers who would like to aid the cause can make a donation via Paypal to the Sheila Witkin Foundation at their website. The late Sheila Witkin, mother of Bruce, was a driving force in the south Florida music scene in the 1970s and 80s, and is fondly remembered for her tireless promotion of local bands and her nurturing nature; she was “everybody’s mom” and “a friend who would open her door to anyone at anytime,” as her Foundation website explains. The concerts carry Sheila Witkin’s kindness forward to the next generation by supporting childrens’ charities–a fitting tribute to a beloved mother and musical pioneer.
The Zone thanks Bonnie and Carasun for sharing photos of Johnny in concert: to see a larger version of our photo at left, CLICK HERE, and to see another photo of JD with his guitar, CLICK HERE. You can read much more about the Witkin concerts on the Zone’s News & Views forum and on the Pit. –Part-Time Poet