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    Ben Folds Performs for "SXSW 4 Japan" to Support Red Cross Relief Efforts in Japan

    As Japan continues its recovery efforts following the earthquake and tsunamis that hit two weeks ago, people from all walks of life and countries around the world have responded in support of those efforts. One such response came out of last week's SXSW conference in Austin, Texas: SXSW 4 Japan, an impromptu, 12-hour telethon, organized by the band Hanson and featuring a series of performances streamed live online, which met and surpassed its goal of raising $100,000 for the Red Cross. Ben Folds was among the artists to perform for the fundraiser, via his home in Nashville. You can watch his performance below.

    As Folds has reminded his Twitter followers, one simple and easy way to donate $10 to the relief efforts is to send a text message with the word "REDCROSS" to 90999. You can also donate directly at redcross.org.

    Here is the video of Folds's SXSW 4 Japan performance:


    As previously noted in the Nonesuch Journal, Laurie Anderson and Philip Glass will join John Zorn, Lou Reed, and others performing at the Concert for Japan, a 12-hour event on April 9 presented by Japan Society in New York City to benefit organizations that directly help people affected by the earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan.
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Ben Folds Performs for "SXSW 4 Japan" to Support Red Cross Relief Efforts in Japan

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As Japanese recovery efforts continue, people from all walks of life and countries around the world have responded in support of those efforts. One such response came from SXSW last weekend: SXSW 4 Japan, a 12-hour telethon, organized by the band Hanson and streamed live online, which raised more than $100,000 for the Red Cross. Ben Folds performed via his home in Nashville. You can watch his performance here and donate at redcross.org.

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As Japan continues its recovery efforts following the earthquake and tsunamis that hit two weeks ago, people from all walks of life and countries around the world have responded in support of those efforts. One such response came out of last week's SXSW conference in Austin, Texas: SXSW 4 Japan, an impromptu, 12-hour telethon, organized by the band Hanson and featuring a series of performances streamed live online, which met and surpassed its goal of raising $100,000 for the Red Cross. Ben Folds was among the artists to perform for the fundraiser, via his home in Nashville. You can watch his performance below.

As Folds has reminded his Twitter followers, one simple and easy way to donate $10 to the relief efforts is to send a text message with the word "REDCROSS" to 90999. You can also donate directly at redcross.org.

Here is the video of Folds's SXSW 4 Japan performance:


As previously noted in the Nonesuch Journal, Laurie Anderson and Philip Glass will join John Zorn, Lou Reed, and others performing at the Concert for Japan, a 12-hour event on April 9 presented by Japan Society in New York City to benefit organizations that directly help people affected by the earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan.
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