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    Thu, 01 Jul 2010 08:58:39

    Sonic Youth Teams Up With "9" Star Elijah Wood for Charity Compilation - Art of Elysium charity encourages artists to use talents to help seriously ill children

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    Actor Elijah Wood of Lord of the Rings fame has gotten artists like Sonic Youth and The Soft Pack to appear on Elysium: A Benefit for the Art of Elysium, a charity compilation that will raise funds for The Art of Elysium, which encourages artists and other assorted performers to use their time and talent to help children who suffer from serious illnesses and conditions. That's what I call the arts as therapy, no doubt.

    Wood has supported The Art of Elysium for some time now; other actors involved include Kirsten Dunst, and former actor-turned-rapper Joaquin Phoenix. (Where the fuck is he nowadays? Rapping still? Letting people in on the joke?) Wood is also heavily involved in music. He started his own Simian Records label in 2007, which released Travellers in Space and Time, the latest album from indie rock/college radio stalwarts Apples in Stereo.

    Would you buy this compilation CD for the music and to help the Art of Elysium cause?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    07.01.10




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