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Published: 2011/03/19

JoJo Hermann, Michael Stipe, North Mississippi Allstars Part of Live Webcast Today to Aid Japan

R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, Widespread Panic’s JoJo Hermann, the North Mississippi Allstars, The Boxer Rebellion, Hanson, Johnny Polygon, Andy Grammer, Stephen Kellogg, Anna Nalick, Jackson Harris, Charlie Mars, Bowling For Soup, An Horse, AWOLNATION, The Parlotones, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, Rayland Baxter and many other artists will participate in a Livestream Telethon to support victims of the magnitude 8.9 earthquake on March 11, 2011. The earthquake and resulting tsunami has left countless dead and homeless across Japan and the Pacific region.

Organized by the members of Hanson, the event will be filmed in Austin during SXSW and will run from 12 p.m. Saturday to 12 a.m. Sunday. Artists will both perform and discuss the music conference. All proceeds from the event will go directly to the American Red Cross. Featured songs from the event will be sold as a part of a benefit project. The stream is now available on the video blog.

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