The Lantern Tour: Concerts for Migrants and Refugee

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The Lantern Tour: Concerts for Migrants and Refugees

The Lantern Tour brings together art and advocacy to stand with families seeking safety at the U.S. border and the nightmare that has become their existence. From separating families to detaining them to making it harder for people to claim asylum, migrant and refugee families – including children – are under attack by the Trump administration. The Women’s Refugee Commission is at the front lines – at the border and in detention centers – to protect the rights and lives of women and children fleeing danger and crisis. The concerts will feature an evening of acoustic music by legends in the music industry that will allow us all to unite our voices in song and solidarity. Proceeds will help the Women’s Refugee Commission.

Nashville and New York tickets go on sale this Thursday July 26th
D.C., Collingswood, and Boston tickets go on sale this Friday, July 27th

The musicians appearing will vary at each show on the tour.

 

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What recording to buy next?

Easter 2011 has come and gone. My Lenten promise was not to buy any new music recordings. If you know me at all, I trust you’ll agree that was not an easy 40 day sacrifice for me.  I buy 70+ recordings a year between CD, vinyl and digital download 😉  I was only able to honor Record Store Day 2011 in principle, not practice.  This was the biggest Record Store Day yet!

I am looking at my short list for what recording I should buy first. My short list of recordings includes:

  1. Paul SimonSo Beautiful or So What? (We are scheduled to see him at MGM Foxwoods on May 29)
  2. Foo FightersWasting Light (Heard Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins on the Howard Stern Show)
  3. RadioheadKing of Limbs
  4. Steve EarleI’ll Never Get Out of this World Alive (Available tomorrow April 26th, which is when I am hoping to listen to it on Zune).
  5. Ray DaviesSee My Friends
My next step is to give each of these a listen on Microsoft Zune. The beauty of a Microsoft Zune subscription is that I can listen to any recording available on Zune. Each month I get to download 10 tracks free. So it’s time to start listening and making a selection 😉 Teeing up Paul Simon first…
Peace,
Ed