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School of Rock Paying Tribute To Live Aid

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The School of Rock All Stars - File / Photo: School of Rock

The School of Rock All Stars – File / Photo: School of Rock

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Do you remember Live Aid? It was the worldwide charity concert, that is 25 years old this year.

Well, teenage students at the School of Rock will be performing songs from that event Thursday night in their own evening of giving back – this time to benefit Haiti. It is being called “Live Aid Remade.”

“Our All Stars’ performance this year is a tribute to Live Aid because it’s the 25th anniversary,” the School of Rock’s Alyson Shapero told WCBS 880’s Pat Farnack. “They’re going to be singing and kind of paying homage to all these great songs and all these artists that participated in that event. It’s tied into Haiti and we’re working with the foundation Music for Relief. So, a lot of the proceeds are going towards Haiti relief.”

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Pat Farnack with School of Rock’s Mark Biondi and Alyson Shapero

The performance is set for Thursday night, August 19, at the Blender Gramercy Theater on East 23rd Street in Manhattan.  Doors open at 7 pm. To buy tickets, CLICK HERE.

It should be noted that these students are not only giving back but learning what it is to go on tour and perform classic rock on stage.

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