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29th Annual John Lennon Tribute
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4.4 average rating
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34 events
15 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 04 2009

interesting mix of performances in a small venue.

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5 reviews
15 stars
attended Dec 04 2009

It was a great lineup. Bettye LaVette and Joan Osborne, in particular, were amazing.
I could have lived without the comedians, and why do they do a tribute around the time of his killing instead of his birthday? I don't get that.

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 04 2009

We loved the John Lennon Tribute and look forward to next years event, which will be on John's 70th birthday. Symphony Space is a great venue, lots of great talent and the price was right!

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Theatre Within presents the 29th Annual John Lennon Tribute, featuring an all-star line-up spanning four generations, ranging from legendary vocalist Bettye LaVette to rising star Nicole Atkins — plus acclaimed artists Joan Osborne, David Bromberg, Dan Bern, Lucy Kaplansky, The Angel Band, The Kennedys, Sonya Kitchell, Rich Pagano (of the Fab Faux), web sensation Chris Bliss, Wendy Osserman Dance and MAD Magazine’s Joe Raiola. The show is a benefit for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.

Empowered by the overwhelming interest in the newly remastered Beatles catalogue and the debut of “Beatles: Rock Band,” this year’s Tribute will be the largest in its colorful history. The Annual John Lennon Tribute, the longest running event of its kind and the only ongoing Lennon Tribute show to have earned the support of Yoko Ono, was established in 1981 shortly after Lennon’s death. Continuing in its tradition of raising money for children’s charities, proceeds from this year’s Tribute will support the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF.)

“It’s tremendously gratifying to bring together such a talented and diverse group of performing artists to celebrate John Lennon,” noted the Tribute’s creator, Joe Raiola, who will be performing in the show himself for the 29th consecutive year. “I remember in the early days it was such a sad event, but over time it’s transformed into a joyful celebration – not just of John, but of the ideals for a better world that meant so much to him.”