Bright Eyes Visit Tibet House

Ray Davies, Yo La Tengo on board for benefit concert

January 23, 2004 12:00 AM ET

Bright Eyes, Yo La Tengo, David Byrne, Keb' Mo' and Nawang Khechog will inject some new blood into the annual Tibet House Benefit Concert, set for Carnegie Hall in New York City on February 25th.

Ray Davies and Philip Glass, the concert's artistic director, are the only return performers from last year's show. David Bowie, a perennial Tibet House performer, won't make this year's show, as he's scheduled to tour Australia next month. A few unannounced "special guests" are also expected to round out this year's lineup and celebrate the Tibetan New Year, the Year of the Paper Monkey.

Tibet House performs a variety of tasks and functions to preserve Tibetan culture. In addition to running a cultural center, library, gallery and archive, the organization also develops and runs educational programs and traveling exhibitions.

Tickets are available through the Carnegie Hall box office.

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