Theatre Within's Annual John Lennon Tribute Set for December 5 in NYC
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:04:48
Good music x good cause. Those are two of our fave things.
Theatre Within, the grassroots non-profit dedicated to furthering the performing arts as a positive social force, will stage its 34th Annual John Lennon Tribute on Friday, December 5 at 8PM at Symphony Space in New York City.
Rock icon Debbie Harry (Blondie) tops a stellar line-up featuring Kate Pierson (The B-52s), David Johansen (New York Dolls, Buster Poindexter), Joan Osborne (six-time Tribute performer), Marshall Crenshaw, Amy Helm, Rich Pagano (Fab Faux) and Ben E. King, who along with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller wrote the pop anthem "Stand By Me," famously covered by John Lennon in 1975.
Wow. Just wow with that lineup of participants.
Additionally, legendary rock photographer Bob Gruen, who captured John Lennon's years in New York, will be honored for his artistry and charitable impact with the first ever John Lennon Real Love Award.
"I share Theatre Within's belief that music and the performing arts have a special power to bring people together and inspire us to make a positive difference," said Lennon's widow Yoko Ono. "It's beautiful that the Tribute continues to have such a powerful impact in John's memory."
If Yoko supports it, it's gotta be good.
In recent years, the Tribute has raised money to help feed the hungry, build music schools in the Third World and support Hurricane Sandy relief. Proceeds from this year will benefit Theatre Within's John Lennon Real Love Project, a new mobile songwriting program for children and teens undergoing long-term medical treatment. The program launched in September and is ongoing at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx.
All good things, all good things. We love music x charity!
Tickets for Theatre Within's 34th Annual John Lennon Tribute are on sale at LennonTribute.org or by telephone at 212-864-5400.
To help fund the Tribute and insure ongoing support, Theatre Within recently launched Friends of the Annual John Lennon Tribute. Contributors of $25 or more receive John Lennon and Beatles' CDs and DVDs courtesy of Capitol Records and Eagle Rock Entertainment. A limited edition of Double Fantasy Stripped Down, autographed by Yoko Ono and the album's producer Jack Douglas, is also available. For more info, visit LennonTribute.org.
Anyone plan to attend this NYC event for very good causes?