Tom Petty-inspired event aims to help musicians in need

The proceeds from the event beneit AMFM. (Courtesy AMFM)

WASHINGTON — When Annapolis musician Dean Rosenthal got sick, he found himself hospitalized and without insurance.

He knew he would miss some gigs and he had bills, but before he could worry too much, non-profit Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians stepped in to help him financially.

“They have personally helped me. I had some serious health ailments and I didn’t even have to ask. They showed up at the hospital with a checkbook,” says Rosenthal, a musician who has more than 40 years of experience in the industry.

Now, Rosenthal says he is excited about an opportunity to give back to AMFM at its first ever showcase series titled “In the Vane of


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