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Some articles on benefit concerts, concert, concerts:

Blackoutsabbath - Benefit Concerts - 2009
... The second annual Blackoutsabbath concert with Wainwright and friends, took place on March 4, 2009 in City Winery in NYC ...
San Jose Youth Symphony - Ensembles - Philharmonic Orchestra - Benefit Concerts
... The Phil is also known for performing in benefit concerts, in which the net proceeds from sold tickets (and, if present, auctions) are donated to welfare causes ... groups in SJYS performed in charity concerts for Kenya Dream, a program that is raising a minimum of $100,000 to be donated to a secondary school in Kenya ... In March 2010, the Phil dedicated their second set concert to Chile, which had suffered a massive earthquake weeks before the concert ...
David E. Smith - Haight Ashbury Free Clinic Benefit Concerts
... The Clinic was initially funded through proceeds of benefit concerts, many of which were organized by Bill Graham (promoter) ... The first of such benefit concerts took place on July 13, 1967 at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, CA ... These benefit concerts, organized by Smith and Bill Graham in the early years of the Clinic, included bands such as Big Brother and the Holding Company, Creedence Clearwater Revival ...

Famous quotes containing the words concerts and/or benefit:

    If you love music, hear it; go to operas, concerts and pay fiddlers to play to you; but I insist on your neither piping nor fiddling yourself. It puts a gentleman in a very frivolous, contemptible light.... Few things would mortify me more than to see you bearing a part in a concert, with a fiddle under your chin, or a pipe in your mouth.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    Often they benefit who suffer wrong.
    Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)