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Lehigh Valley concert event raises awareness about pit bulls

Published On: Apr 28 2013 06:49:45 PM EDT

Breed and the Blues

A Lehigh County organization is looking to spread awareness about pit bulls and the blues.

A benefit concert titled "Misunderstood: The Breed and the Blues" was held today at Pitchers Sports Bar and Grille in Allentown.

The goal of the event was to educate the public on both the musical genre of the blues and Pit-bulls -- a breed organizers say often receives an unfair wrap.

Event organizer Les Houck said,"They're actually quite lovable dogs. A matter of fact, the pit-bull terrier was one of the most decorated war dogs back in WWI or WWII."

Proceeds from the event will benefit local animal and music charities.