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Russian Punk Band Pussy Riot to Perform in Brooklyn

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

AP

Two members of the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot who were recently released from prison will appear at an Amnesty International concert in Brooklyn February 5th.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina are scheduled to appear during the Bringing Human Rights Home concert at the Barclays Center.

Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina were released from prison last month after serving 21 months for hooliganism after a March 2012 arrest for giving an unauthorized performance in Christ The Savior Cathedral.  Calls for their release came from around the world and from top music stars.

The lineup for the concert, aimed at raising human rights awareness, includes The Flaming Lips, Imagine Dragons and Lauryn Hill, with more to be announced.

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Comments [1]

Lex from Brooklyn

Great news! For once!

Jan. 22 2014 12:34 PM

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