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Merchant, Osborne head lineup for anti-fracking concert at Egg

Merchant, Osborne head lineup for anti-fracking concert at Egg

A star-studded lineup of New York state musicians and actors are throwing their weight behind a rall

A star-studded lineup of New York state musicians and actors are throwing their weight behind a rally and concert titled New Yorkers Against Fracking: An Urgent Call to Action, which will take place Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. at The Egg.

Medeski, Martin & Wood; Natalie Merchant; Citizen Cope; The Felice Brothers; Joan Osborne; Tracy Bonham; Toshi Reagon; Dan Zanes; Ida; The Horse Flies; and The Ahkwesasne Women Singers will all perform at the show. Academy Award-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo, set to appear in next month’s “Avengers” film, and Academy Award winner Melissa Leo will host the event.

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney will be filming the entire event. In addition to musical performances and films, ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber will speak on the dangers of shale gas hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”

Tickets are $150, $40, or $20 for students and seniors, and are available now at the Egg box office or online at www.theegg.org. Visit www.nyagainstfracking.org for more information on the concert and New Yorkers Against Fracking.

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