Debbie Harry to headline Lennon tribute concert

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Posted: Oct 08, 2014 3:13 PM
Debbie Harry to headline Lennon tribute concert

NEW YORK (AP) — Debbie Harry will perform at the 34th annual John Lennon charity tribute concert in New York City in December.

The announcement Wednesday by the nonprofit Theatre Within came a day before what would have been Lennon's 74th birthday.

Other performers include Kate Pierson of the B-52s, Joan Osborne, Marshall Crenshaw and Ben E. King. The event will be held Dec. 5 at Symphony Space.

Yoko Ono said in a statement: "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. It's beautiful that the Tribute continues to have such a powerful impact in John's memory."

Rock photographer Bob Gruen, who photographed Lennon during the years he lived in New York, will be honored with the first-ever John Lennon Real Love Award.

Proceeds will benefit Lennon and Ono's Spirit Foundation. Ticket prices are $65, $85 and $105.

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Online:

http://lennontribute.org/