iggy pop and more to perform in tibet house benefit
    • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2010

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    To most of us, "free Tibet" is just an inside joke or a backhanded reference in Family Guy.

    But the reality is that Tibet is a cultural prisoner of China (since the fifties), and The Tibet House in New York City is dedicated to protecting that endangered culture, outside of the PFC's reach. They hold an annual benefit concert, and this year, the lineup is extensive. Iggy Pop recently joined the ranks of Regina Spektor, Patti Smith, Jesse Smith, Michael Campbell, Bajah and the Dry Eye Crew, Gogol Bordello, and Pierce Turner... all performing under the artistic direction of legendary American composer Phillip Glass.

    The 20th annual Tibet House fundraiser will be held at Carnegie Hall on 2/26. The event helps keep the institution alive, by providing the funds to continue to act as a resource for Tibetan culture, heritage, and art. You can do your part to support this important organization by attending the show, or the reception to follow. Details:

    Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling Carnegie Charge at 212.247.7800 or in person at the Carnegie Hall Box Office (57th Street and Seventh Avenue). Tickets to the concert and a fundraising reception with the event's Honorary Chairpersons and artists (following the performance) are available through Tibet House US. Please note: Concert only tickets are not available through Tibet House US. For more information or to reserve tickets for the concert and reception call Tibet House US Monday- Friday, 10 A.M.- 5 P.M. at 212.807.0563 or visit www.tibethouse.org.

    Now get educated. -joe puglisi

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