October 10, 2013 (New York, NY) – Theatre Within, the grassroots non-profit behind the annual celebration of John Lennon in NYC, today announced the line-up for the 33rd Annual John Lennon Tribute on Friday, December 6 at 8pm at Symphony Space in New York City,
Performers confirmed for this always exciting event include Steve Earle, Raul Malo (lead singer of the Mavericks), Marc Cohn, Teddy Thompson, Dana Fuchs ("Sexy Sadie" in the hit film, Across The Universe), returning fan favorites Joan Osborne, R&B great Bettye LaVette, Toshi Reagon and Rich Pagano (of the Fab Faux). Lennon Tribute creator and MAD Magazine Senior Editor Joe Raiola will be appearing for his 33rd consecutive year. Plus, The Buffers, an a cappella group from Hamilton College, NY has planned a special all vocal medley honoring the music legend. “It’s beautiful that Theatre Within continues to honor John’s memory and have such a powerful and positive impact with its annual Tribute to him,” said Yoko Ono. The Tribute, produced in association with Music Without Borders, brings together nearly four generations of artists to celebrate John Lennon’s music, life and timeless message of peace and love. Fittingly, proceeds will be shared with Spirit Foundations, established in 1978 by John and Yoko as a vehicle to support charities that address the problems of the aging, abused women and children, and victims of terrorism and natural disasters. Theatre Within is dedicated to furthering the performing arts as a positive social force through concerts, theatrical productions and workshops. In recent years, the non-profit’s Annual John Lennon Tribute has raised money to fund education programs for homeless children, feed the hungry, build music schools in the Third World, and support Hurricane Sandy relief.
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