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Usher and The Roots will perform on Facebook Live telethon for the ACLU


BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

Usher and The Roots have signed on to perform during the “Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU” Facebook Live “telethon.”

The streaming event will take place on Facebook at 7 p.m. March 31 with a lineup that also includes Tom Hanks, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Amy Poehler, Padma Lakshmi, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, Jon Hamm, Uzo Aduba, Josh Charles and more.

The telethon to raise money and awareness for the American Civil Liberties Union will broadcast live from New York City via the Facebook pages of Stand for Rights 2017, Funny or Die and The Huffington Post. Original videos produced by Funny or Die will premiere throughout the broadcast, with clips available on The Huffington Post after the event.

Check out Usher’s video talking about his participation in the benefit.


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