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Rosanne Cash Will Be Honored at 38th Annual John Lennon Tribute

Rosanne Cash Will Be Honored at 38th Annual John Lennon Tribute

Theatre Within, the grassroots non-profit behind the Annual John Lennon Tribute charity concert since 1981, will honor acclaimed singer-songwriter and country music legend Rosanne Cash as the fifth recipient of the "John Lennon Real Love Award" at its 38th Annual John Lennon Tribute on Friday, November 30 at Symphony Space, NYC.

Ms. Cash, who will play a set of her favorite John Lennon and Beatles classics, said, "In songwriting, in activism and in trying to live a fearless life, I can't begin to count the times I've thought to myself, 'What would John do?' I am deeply honored to receive the John Lennon Real Love Award from Theatre Within."

In a statement, Yoko Ono said, "Rosanne Cash, with her passionate voice as an artist and activist, has enriched American folk and country music traditions, while speaking out against gun violence and urging her fellow country musicians to take a stand for gun control. These are values that John would truly embrace and I think it is beautiful that Theatre Within is honoring Rosanne with this year's John Lennon Real Love Award."

In addition to Ms. Cash, the Tribute will feature performances by Grammy Award-winner Marc Cohn, sixties icon Jesse Colin Young (the Youngbloods), Willie Nile, Deva Mahal and Rich Pagano (Fab Faux), who is returning as Music Director for the tenth year. More artists will be announced.

The Tribute will also feature a multi-artist celebration of "Lennon '68," spotlighting John Lennon's memorable contributions to The White Album such as "Dear Prudence," "Julia" and "Revolution."

Proceeds from the Tribute will support Theatre Within's ongoing free workshops in creative expression and mindfulness for those whose lives have been impacted by cancer at Gilda's Club NYC. Programs include the John Lennon Real Love Project, a songwriting workshop for children who have lost a parent and adult cancer survivors.

"John Lennon's legacy does not mean anything unless it inspires us to have a positive impact in the world," said Tribute creator and producer, Joe Raiola. "With her artistry and activism, Rosanne Cash is doing just that."

Tickets for Theatre Within's 38th Annual John Lennon Tribute will go on sale Friday, September 21 at 1pm and will be available online anytime at or by telephone at 212-864-5400, Tuesday - Sunday, 1pm - 6 pm. A limited number of VIP packages are available at

Theatre Within, a 501(c)3 non-profit, relies on contributions from supporters to produce the Tribute. John Lennon and Beatles fans are invited to join "Friends of the Annual John Lennon Tribute" at VIP packages are available at

Theatre Within's Annual John Lennon Tribute is produced in association with Music Without Borders. It is the only ongoing John Lennon Tribute concert in the world that is sanctioned by Yoko Ono.

Photo Credit: Michael Lavine

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