Monday, June 27, 2005

Cause. And effect? - The Boston Globe - - Living / Arts - News

Cause. And effect? - The Boston Globe - - Living / Arts - News: "Cause. And effect?
This time, the musicians behind Live 8 want to open minds, not wallets
By Joan Anderman, Globe Staff | June 26, 2005
On Saturday, several million people will attend the Live 8 concerts: a worldwide series of star-studded shows organized by Live Aid founder Bob Geldof to bring global attention to economic and social crises in Africa.
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Sign up for: Globe Headlines e-mail | Breaking News Alerts Another billion will watch the largest concert event ever staged on television, listen on the radio, or stream it online.
And then what?
Unlike Live Aid, the groundbreaking pair of 1985 concerts that raised $200 million for famine victims in Ethiopia, and Farm Aid, which funds programs that support family-based agriculture in the United States, Live 8 is an awareness-raising event. Tickets are free. Phone banks are nonexistent."

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