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Debbie Harry, Ben E. King, Marshall Crenshaw to perform at John Lennon tribute concert in NYC

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2014 file photo, Blondie, also known as Debbie Harry, performs on stage during V Festival 2014 at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex, in England. Harry will perform at the 34th annual John Lennon charity tribute concert in New York City in December. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
October 08, 2014 - 12:14 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Debbie Harry will perform at the 34th annual John Lennon charity tribute concert in New York City in December.

The announcement Wednesday by the non-profit Theatre Within came a day before what would have been Lennon's 74th birthday.

Other performers include Kate Pierson of the B-52s, Joan Osborne, Marshall Crenshaw and Ben E. King. The event will be held Dec. 5 at Symphony Space.

Yoko Ono said in a statement: "I share Theatre Within's belief that music and the performing arts have a special power to bring people together and inspire us to make a positive difference. It's beautiful that the Tribute continues to have such a powerful impact in John's memory."

Rock photographer Bob Gruen, who photographed Lennon during the years he lived in New York, will be honoured with the first-ever John Lennon Real Love Award.

Proceeds will benefit Lennon and Ono's Spirit Foundation. Ticket prices are $65, $85 and $105.

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Online:

http://lennontribute.org/

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