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Published August 17, 2011, 04:01 PM

Black Eyed Peas T-shirt Designed Specially For Minot Concert; LA Company Donating Proceeds

A T-shirt designed by a Los Angeles-based clothing company will be sold online in advance of the Sept. 3 concert by The Black Eyed Peas, whose performance is aimed at helping the city’s flood recovery efforts.

By: Forum Communications,

MINOT, N.D. – A T-shirt designed by a Los Angeles-based clothing company will be sold online in advance of the Sept. 3 concert by The Black Eyed Peas, whose performance is aimed at helping the city’s flood recovery efforts.

The shirts are available at www.MinotRising.com and at the concert while supplies last. All proceeds will go to the Minot Recovery Fund.

The clothing company, Tokidoki, donated the artwork. In 2009, Tokidoki helped Minot native Josh Duhamel, spokesperson for the Minot Area Recovery Fund, raise $100,000 for Japanese tsunami victims, according to a news release issued today by the Minot Area Community Foundation.

According to the release, the design “centers around the Minot magician, arm in a sling, being lifted up by hard-hatted volunteers. The background incorporates The Black Eyed Peas along with other Minot icons including the Minot State University Beavers, and the Ramstad Rockets.”

In addition to the shirts, concert tickets can also be purchased in advance online.

Duhamel, a Minot native and Hollywood actor, is the honorary chairman for the Minot Area Recovery Fund, which will help Minot and the surrounding area in its long-term flood recovery needs. Duhamel is married to Fergie, the lead singer of The Black Eyed Peas.

Earlier this summer, Souris River flooding topped the levees in Minot and several surrounding communities. About 12,000 people were forced to evacuate homes in Minot.

The release said 4,100 homes were affected by the flood. Of those, 2,376 homes sustained extensive damage, with six to 10 feet of water, and 805 homes were damaged beyond repair.

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