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Philip Glass, The Roots, Michael Stipe head Carnegie Hall Tibet House Benefit

on January 10, 2011, 11:00am

Over the last 20 years, composer and co-founder of Tibet House Philip Glass has gathered musicians at Carnegie Hall in support of Tibet House and the preservation of that region’s culture. Last year’s impressive lineup included Iggy Pop, Gogol Bordello, Regina Spektor, and many others. The 21st edition of the Tibet House Benefit concert looks to be equally spectacular now that this year’s lineup has been released.

As always, Glass himself will perform and act as artistic director. The Roots, R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, and James McCartney, son of Paul McCartney, are all scheduled to play the benefit. Singer-songwriter Patti Smith will also participate in her fifth straight appearance, this time with her daughter Jesse and Michael Campbell. Beninese world musician and activist Angelique Kidjo will round out the eclectic lineup.

The annual event is known for its unique collaborations, and this group of artists certainly has some intriguing prospects. Considering the lineup and the good cause, the $33 to $95 price tag seems downright reasonable. Tickets for the March 3rd event are on sale starting today at the Carnegie Hall box office. For more information on the Tibet House, click over to their website.

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