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Charity concert raises nearly $200,000

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CHICAGO -- The third annual Hot Stove Cool Music Chicago Benefit Concert on Friday night raised an estimated $200,000 for Cubs Charities and Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein's Foundation To Be Named Later.

The event featured Epstein, Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons and Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper, who joined an all-star lineup of musicians and personalities.

Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine was the headliner for the event. Future Monarchs and the Chicago Hot Stove All-Stars -- Jimmy Chamberlin of Smashing Pumpkins, John Stirratt of Wilco, Scott Lucas of Local H, and Eddie "King" Roeser of Urge Overkill -- were among others showcasing their talents. The event ended with a surprise performance by Cheap Trick.

Hot Stove Cool Music, which was founded in 2000, has raised more than $6 million for the Foundation To Be Named Later and the Jimmy Fund. Epstein and his brother, Paul, started their foundation in 2005 to create positive opportunities for disadvantaged children and families.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. Joe Popely is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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