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Folds to perform at Ringo Starr tribute

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The David Lynch Foundation, a charity founded by the namesake filmmaker/TV producer/musician, has announced a concert honoring former Beatle and occasional railway conductor Ringo Starr with the foundation’s Lifetime of Peace and Love Award at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre on Monday, January 20. The concert will feature performances by Ben Folds, Joe Walsh (WB6ACU), Brendan Bensen, Ben Harper, Bettye LaVette and Dave Stewart. The show is being produced by veteran musician/producer Don Was, a Detroit-area native and co-founder of the iconic band Was (Not Was).

The event is part of DLF Live, a performance arts initiative sponsored by the foundation, which provides scholarships so endangered youth, the homeless, survivors of domestic violence and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to experience transcendental meditation therapy in an effort to make their lives better. Starr is a longtime proponent of transcendental meditation; his interest dates back to the late sixties when the Beatles studied under the storied Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and which influenced the Beatles’  transformation from the teeny-bopper genre to making magically mysterious music.

Folds has teamed up with Lynch previously, contributing a track to a DLF video and music compilation released on iTunes in 2011.

Individual tickets (at $1,000) are sold out, but tables and sponsorships are still available as of today.

Note: Due to an editing error, an incorrect date appeared for this show in the listing below and on the Tour Dates page. It has been corrected. The Magical Armchair regrets the error.

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