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The 39th Annual John Lennon Tribute with Natalie Merchant • Symphony Space • 12.6.19
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

The 39th Annual John Lennon Tribute with Natalie Merchant • Symphony Space • 12.6.19

The 39th Annual John Lennon Tribute

with a special performance by Natalie Merchant

Presented by Theatre Within and Music Without Borders

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Symphony Space

John Lennon Tribute Music Without Borders

Theatre Within’s Annual John Lennon Tribute charity concert joyfully celebrates John Lennon’s life, music and timeless message of peace, love, social justice and activism.

This year’s Tribute will feature a special performance by Natalie Merchant, who will be honored with the 2019 John Lennon Real Award. Recent honorees include Rosanne Cash, Patti Smith and Donovan.

“With her beautiful songs, social activism, and support of charitable causes, Natalie Merchant has truly brightened our world and our hearts. Natalie’s outspokenness on the environment, domestic violence, and special-needs children shines light on these vitally important issues. I am so happy that Theatre Within is honoring her with this year’s John Lennon Real Love Award.” — Yoko Ono

Proceeds from the long-running Tribute help fund Theatre Within’s ongoing free workshops, including the John Lennon Real Love Project songwriting workshop, at Gilda's Club, NYC for children who have lost a parent to cancer and adult cancer survivors

Staring in the spring of 2020, in commemoration of John Lennon’s 80th birthday, Theatre Within will offer the John Lennon Real Love Project to public schools and libraries in the New York tri-state area.

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Joan Osborne • Benefit for Ben's Lighthouse • 9.14.19
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Joan Osborne • Benefit for Ben's Lighthouse • 9.14.19

Joan Osborne

Benefit for Ben's Lighthouse

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the home of Adam and Lara Wheat 

Joan Osborne Music Without Borders

Ben’s Lighthouse is honored to invite you to a uniquely memorable evening with Joan Osborne on Saturday, September 14th — a rare opportunity to enjoy her music in an intimate house concert setting. 

Joan Osborne has been called “the most gifted vocalist of her generation and a singer who understands the nuance of phrase, time, and elocution” by AllMusic. 

While she may be best known for the 90’s hit “One of Us”, Osborne has been nominated for numerous awards including a 2013 Grammy nomination for Best Blues Album. She has played the Grand Ole Opry and toured alongside the Grateful Dead, the Dixie Chicks, the Funk Brothers, and many more. 

In 2017, Osborne released the critically acclaimed album “Joan Osborne Sings The Songs Of Bob Dylan”. As she put it, “...there's a lot of uncertainty and fear about what's happening in the world...We need to hear our great writers and poets talking about these times.”

We hope you will join us and Joan Osborne on September 14th for what is sure to be a meaningful and memorable event.

Ticket price includes cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres, performance and meet & greet with the artist.

About Ben’s Lighthouse: Ben’s Lighthouse, based in Newtown, Connecticut, began as a grassroots organization following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Founded to honor 6-year old Benjamin Wheeler, Ben’s enthusiasm for life – and his love of lighthouses – is the energy that is carried on through the work of the organization.

Our mission drives us to foster all children’s potential to build a more compassionate and connected world.  Ben’s Lighthouse provides programs and opportunities that help kids and teens develop empathy, self-awareness and social connection.  The lighthouses that Ben loved provide the perfect metaphor that guides our work. From local mentoring programs to national outreach service trips, participants are encouraged to find and share their own light – to stand tall and shine bright!

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