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Hurricane Sandy NYC Benefit Concert Will Air on HBO, AMC, Showtime, Sundance Channel, Hulu, Yahoo & AOL

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood November 27, 2012 at 5:02PM

On December 12, the Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden will be televised by HBO, AMC, Showtime and Sundance channels, among others -- including networks in Italy and Brazil.
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The Queensborough Bridge post-Hurricane Sandy
The Queensborough Bridge post-Hurricane Sandy

On December 12, the Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden will be televised by HBO, AMC, Showtime and Sundance channels, among others -- including networks in Italy and Brazil. The show will also be live streamed by Hulu, Yahoo and AOL. The show will benefit the victims of the storm across the East Coast through the Robin Hood Relief Fund.

Acts slated for the event include Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, the Who, Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder. Cablevision's James Dolan, Clear Channel's John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein are producing.

Additional networks are expected to join in.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.