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365Singer-songwriter Cassandra Kubinski, John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, and Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs, recorded a new version of Kubinski’s song “Not So Different” to benefit the college’s Institute for Autism Research.

The newly-recorded single is now available for download on iTunes and Google Play.

“Not So Different” will also be available for purchase on CD on April 16 during Record Store Day at Record Theater in Buffalo. Rzeznik, Ramsey and Kubinski will be available to sign autographs.

All proceeds from the download and CD sales of “Not So Different” benefit the IAR.

The re-recording of Kubinski’s single was the vision of famed music producer Armand Petri, whose credits include work with the Goo Goo Dolls, 10,000 Maniacs and Sixpence None the Richer. Petri’s son, AJ, is autistic and participated in one of the IAR’s programs. After seeing great improvement in his son’s social and communication skills, Petri wanted to help create greater awareness for this community resource.

After hearing Kubinski’s song, “Not So Different,” Petri thought it would provide a tuneful vehicle to shine a light on the need for additional autism research. Petri reached out to close friends to record a new version of the song. Rzeznik, Ramsey and Kubinski offered their full support and recorded the new version of “Not So Different.”

The recording is in collaboration with the Music Industry Program at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Submitted by Public Relations