VH1 ‘Save the Music’ Concert Back to NYC

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VH1 will bring its "Save the Music: A Concert to Benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation" back to New York for the first time in four years, the network said Monday.

The concert will take place at the Beacon Theatre April 11 and will air on VH1 Sunday, April 17 at 9 p.m. Performers will include Bon Jovi, Queen Latifah, John Legend, Joss Stone and Rob Thomas.

VH1 also announced that its VH1 Save The Music Foundation donated more than $1 million worth of new musical instruments to the New York City Public School system.

Since its inception eight years ago, the foundation has restored instrumental music programs in 166 New York City Public Schools, providing nearly $4.5 million worth of new musical instruments, VH1 said.

“Music education is an important part of growing up,” New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said in a prepared statement. “It teaches discipline, creativity and an appreciation for the arts. That's why, for the first time, our administration has established a comprehensive citywide arts curriculum in kindergarten through 12th grade.”

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