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Haywire band reunion inspired by cancer recovery

The Pittsburgh-based band Haywire, pictured above performing in the 1980s, will be reuniting for two concerts. Submitted Photo

Members of the original Haywire Band will be reuniting for two concerts in celebration of three members’ recovery from cancer.

The concerts are both scheduled at 7:30 p.m., with the first held on Friday, Sept. 29, at the New Kensington Quality Inn’s main ballroom, and the other held on Sunday, Oct. 1, at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale.

T-shirts featuring Haywire and “Change for Cancer” logos will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the “Change for Cancer” nonprofit.

Haywire Band members, from left, are Howard "Hutch" Hockenberger, Arte Tedesco and Jim "Slim" Varhola. Submitted Photo

The concerts are a reunion of all five original band members, and in recognition of Pete LaCava (bass), Steve Juffe (drums) and Arte Tedesco (lead singer/songwriter) recovering from cancer.

Tickets are $20 in advance on, or $25 at the door of Quality Inn’s show.

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