One of the biggest efforts is by AOL Music, which will host live feeds of the concerts in six cities: London, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Toronto and Philadelphia. Anyone can log on and watch the shows for free, not just AOL members.
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Live 8 is an effort to raise awareness about poverty and to encourage leaders of the G8 nations to forgive the debts of poorer nations, increase aid to Africa and embrace fair trade. The event is timed to coincide with the G8 summit in Scotland on July 6.
Many bloggers are flying there right now; our own John from AmericaBlog: About to board the plane to Scotland. Met and had a great talk with Melissa Fitzgerald, the woman who play's CJ Craig's secretary on West Wing (dark hair, very pretty)...read on
I wish I could go but I can't travel or play right now. My good friend is playing with Crosby, Stills and Nash and he told me they tried to play in Germany, but their own show started too early for them to make it. What a gift music is to the living condition and hopefully this event will do some good in Africa while laying the ground work for future world events such as these.