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Actor Gary Sinise and his 'Lt. Dan Band' to Play in Alameda

All right, so this isn't Danville news. But, we couldn't pass up a story on the "Lt. Dan Band."

For me, when I think of Gary Sinise, I think of Lt. Dan from the Oscar winning 1994 flick Forrest Gump.

I might imagine that many of you out there do the same. So, when the "Lt. Dan Band" show in Alameda on Friday came across my computer screen, I couldn't help but post it. I know it's not about Danville, but it's a clever band name and it's for a good cause. Unfortunately, it's not open to the public.

It's a benefit concert headlined by actor and musician Sinise and is being held at Coast Guard Island in Alameda on Friday.

The "Lt. Dan Band," which got its name from Sinise's role as a Vietnam War soldier in the 1994 film "Forrest Gump," will play a free concert dedicated to military members, veterans and their families, U.S. Coast Guard officials said.

Sinise, who currently stars as a detective on the CBS television show "CSI: NY," moonlights as a bass player in the band, which has performed for thousands of military members stationed in the U.S. and overseas.

Sinise has veterans in his family and has been working with military groups since the 1980s, according to the Coast Guard.

The concert, which will be held in the base gym at Coast Guard Island, will not be open to the public.

Information about the band's public concerts are available on its website, www.ltdanband.com.

-Bay City News Service contributed to this report.

Correction: A previous version of this story alluded to the concert being open to the public, but it is not open to the public. This version of the story corrects the error.

Tom B March 01, 2012 at 08:41 PM
How can we check it out when the concert "will not be open to the public"?
Terry Parris Jr. March 01, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Tom: You can't, you're right. I corrected that sentence. The coast guard should get a good show, however.

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