Filk and folk singer Joe Bethancourt and his wife Cher suffered a house-destroying fire on April 30. The Bethancourts’ pets and musical instruments were rescued from the fire, but nearly everything else was destroyed. AMAZ Radio is sponsoring a benefit concert and raising funds to help the Bethancourts.
Len Wein and Christine Valada suffered a house fire that has destroyed everything. Wein, Valada, and Valada’s son escaped the house and are safe, although their dog ran back into the house and did not survive. According to Harlan Ellison, several hundred thousand dollars worth of art was destroyed in the fire.