29th Annual John Lennon Tribute at Symphony Space
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The last date listed for 29th Annual John Lennon Tribute was Friday December 4, 2009 / 7:30pm.
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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.”