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2001-Dec-10: Playing for Peace

A week of Nobel Peace Prize centennial festivities, including a three-day symposium attended by the Dalai Lama and 27 other peace laureates, will to culminate tomorrow with a concert headlined by Sir Paul McCartney.  Sir Paul says it will be a privilege to perform for this year's honoree, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, at the star-studded concert for peace which will be held on Tuesday in Oslo, Norway:
"I have always felt that the strength of peace and love can give the world hope upon which to build our future.  It is my honor to help celebrate 100 years of the Nobel Peace Price. It is also a privilege to perform for Kofi Annan.

"Peace has long been the theme of many of my songs and although I believe that the world could not simply ignore the events of September 11, I remain a pacifist and am happy to play for peace. "

Sir Paul will perform songs from his new Driving Rain album at the concert.

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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