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Alabama Shakes, Ben Harper and others honor Philip Glass

Tibet House Gala Brings out Iggy Pop to Tom Chapin

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Chart-topping band Alabama Shakes and musician, songwriter, guitarist, producer and activist Ben Harper will join Artistic director and curator Philip Glass for the Tibet House US 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrating Philip Glass’s 80th birthday.

March 16th, at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall, icons Laurie Anderson, Iggy Pop, New Order’s Bernard Sumner, Phil Cunningham, and Tom Chapman, Patti Smith and her Band, Sufjan Stevens, Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith, Scorchio Quartet, Lavinia Meijer and more will join the extraordinary line-up.

The evening will also honor 30 years of Tibet House US, a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy founded in 1987 at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Proceeds from the event will support the work of Tibet House US, to ensure the survival of the unique Tibetan civilization. Uma Thurman, Chuck Close, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard and Arden Wohl are Honorary Chairpersons.


Tickets for the concert are on sale now — visit to purchase,

Special gala packages starting at $500 that include prime concert tickets and an elegant dinner reception with the performers and a who’s who of New York City society. To purchase these packages, visit or call Tibet House US at 212.807.0563.

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