Saw this today:
Robin Williams, Paul Simon and a host of other entertainers took the stage in New York at a benefit for the American Civil Liberties Union, which forfeited money from a federal fund drive because it refused to screen its employees against a suspected terrorist “watch list.”
Emily Whitfield, a spokeswoman for the ACLU, said the event raised over $300,000.
The benefit was produced by composer Philip Glass and featured about two dozen performers, including Richard Gere, Sarah Jones, Tony Kushner, Jake Gyllenhaal and his sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Simon played “America” and a gospel song, and Lou Reed played “Walk on the Wild Side.”
Of course he did. Good ol' one-hit-wonder Lou Reed.