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Music Weekend: "One World," Soul Asylum, David Guetta, DMAs and more...
Music luminaries such as Paul McCartney, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Celine Dion and Billie Eilish join forces this weekend for "One World: Together at Home," a global fundraising show for novel coronavirus pandemic relief taking place at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18.
Curated by Lady Gaga and co-hosted by late-night TV personalities Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert, the show will air on NBC, ABC and CBS and their attendant other platforms, along with Disney, Bravo, E!, Syfy, USA, Freeform, Nat Geo, BET, MTV and MTV2, VH1, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land and others. It will also stream online on a variety of outlets.
Other performers include John Legend, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, Lizzo, Shawn Mendes, Keith Urban, Chris Martin of Coldplay, J. Blavin, Kacey Musgraves, FINNEAS, Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Burna Boy, case members from "Sesame Street" and more. Other artists will perform during a six-hour streaming event prior to the broadcast.
A joint project of the World Health Organization and Global Citizen, "One World" will raise money for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund run by the UN Foundation to support and equip healthcare workers around the world as well as local charities.
Other music events this weekend:
• The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Watch Parties on Facebook Live continue with the world premiere of two pieces -- Christopher Cerrone's Violin Concerto along with pieces by Mozart and Anna Clyne at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16 and the world premiere of Kristin Kuster's "Dune Acres," conducted by Musical Director Emeritus Leonard Slatkin, at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19, along with Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7. This week's Educational Concert is "Happy, Sad, Silly, Scary" conducted by Michelle Merrill. More details and other events at dso.org/keepplaying.
• The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's video vault this weekend spotlights the inductee class of 1995, with performance highlights from Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith, the Allman Brothers Band, Al Green and Willie Nelson, Martha and the Vandellas, Melissa Etheridge and more. The videos can be found at rockhall.com and on the Rock Hall's YouTube channel.
• Soul Asylum is celebrating the Friday, April 17, release of its new album "Hurry Up and Watch with a number of online events: A listening party at 2 p.m. on Facebook; A "Requests Live" show hosted by the band's Dave Pirner and Ryan Smith at 9:30 p.m., also on Facebook; And a trivia contest at 10:30 p.m. on Instagram. Soul Asylum also kicks off the Grammy Museum's new public programs series on Saturday, April 18 at grammymuseum.org.
• Tom Everett Scott, Steve Zahn, Jonathan Shaech and Ethan Embry, who played the Wonders in 1996's "That Thing You Do" — will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, April 17, on the group's YouTube channel (bit.ly/3ep7F6e) to raise money for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund for music professionals. Adam Schlesinger, who wrote the film's title song, died from COVID-19, while film co-producer Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, who both appeared in the movie, contracted the disease in Australia earlier this year.
• The Pickathon festival's Concert a Day Series, supporting MusiCares, continues with recorded performances by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy on Friday, April 17, Divine Fits on Saturday, April 18 and Vieux Farka Toure on Sunday, April 19. The shows are streamed at 4 p.m. each day on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch.
• Pink Floyd launches a new series of weekly concerts at noon Friday, April 17 on YouTube, starting with a 1984 concert from London's Earls Court during the band's Division Bell Tour.
• Lake Orion singer-songwriter Steve Taylor plays "Live From the Quarantine Episode IV: A New Soap" at 7 p.m. Friday, April 17, via Facebook Live on his Steve Taylor Acoustic page.
• Members of the hard rock troupe Five Finger Death Punch, whose Little Caesars Arena show in May has been postponed, talk about their past music videos in the new "Quarantine Theater 2020," inspired by "Mystery Science Theater 3000," on Friday, April 17, via its social media.
• Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro streams an hour-long live performance at 6 p.m. Friday, April 17, on Facebook.
• Detroit rockers Sponge host their fourth "Beer Sessions" show at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 18, on Facebook.
• DJ David Guetta livestreams a performance from Miami at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 18, on his social media channels to benefit the World Health Organization, Feeding South Florida, Feeding America and the France's Foundation Hopitaux de Paris.
• "Austin City Limits" pays tribute to the late John Prine by re-airing his concert for the program at 11 p.m. Saturday, April 18, on PBS (Detroit Public Television, Channel 56).
• The Detroit Music Awards moves online at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 19, via detroitmusicawards.net and nrmstreamcast.com. The ceremony features performances by the MC50, the Velvelettes, the Muggs, Audio: Birds, Gangster Fun, Dude and James Simonson Realities, along with the world premiere of singer-songwriter Audra Kubat's new video for "Mother" and a special clip from Alice Cooper. Cooper, Kirk Gibson and other celebrities will present awards during the show.
• Singer-songwriter Judith Owen offers songs and humor at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 19, on YouTube. accompanied by bassist Leland Sklar and percussionist Pedro Segundo.
• AXS TV will be rockin' on Sunday, April 19, with a part of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Sammy Hagar kicks off the fifth season of his "Rock & Roll Road Trip" at 8:30 p.m., hanging with Def Leppard during the group's latest Las Vegas run. Then at 9 p.m. Daryl Hall's acclaimed "Live From Daryl's House" begins a 14-episode run with CeeLo Green, with shows scheduled most Sundays through Aug. 2.
• This weekend's Lullabies From Detroit series will feature songs from Cye Pie on Friday, April 17, Anthony Retka on Saturday, April 18 and Lu Fuki on Sunday, April 19, all at 10 p.m. on Facebook.
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