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Free Speakers to Speak Freely for Free Speech

Many free words will be spoken:

    Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Shawn Colvin, and Public Enemy frontman Chuck D are among the artists set to appear at the Creative Coalition’s Seconding The First Gala Concert at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom October 29. The event celebrates freedom of artistic expression.

    Others appearing include Bob Costas, Carl Bernstein, Bebe Neuwirth, Caroline Rhea, Cynthia Nixon, Danny Glover, Hector Elizondo, James Gandolfini, Liev Schreiber, Marlo Thomas, Peter Boyle, Giancarlo Esposito, and Afghan musician Quraishi. Paul Shaffer will serve as the musical director.

    As well, late-Billboard Editor-in-Chief Timothy White will be honored with the Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award. Previous recipients have included Walter Cronkite, National Endowment For The Arts chairperson Jane Alexander, and Playboy publisher Christine Hefner.

See the Creative Coalition’s site here.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014.Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted.Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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