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Tickets for Taylor Swift's Tornado Benefit Concert on Sale Thursday

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Tickets for Taylor Swift's Speak Now...Help Now benefit concert in Nashville, Tennessee on May 21 go on sale Thursday at 11:00 a.m. ET at and

Tickets are $50 each, and 100 percent of the proceeds goes to tornado relief in the southeast through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

The concert is actually the final dress rehearsal for the North American leg of Swift's Speak Now tour, launching May 27 in Omaha, Nebraska.  Everyone who goes to the show will also receive a complimentary T-shirt commemorating the event.

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Lady Gaga to Perform Live at 'MTV Video Music Aid Japan'

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Lady Gaga will perform live Saturday, June 25 at an event called MTV Video Music Aid Japan, which will take place at a venue just outside Tokyo.

Gaga is the first performer to be announced for the show, which is being staged as a live international TV event.  It'll benefit the Japanese Red Cross, raising money for its relief efforts after the earthquake and tsunami that hit last month.

The show will air live in more than 30 million homes on MTV Japan, Korea, China and Southeast Asia.  A one-hour version of the show will air later on all MTV channels, as part of MTV's World Stage weekly music series.

Additional celebrity performers and attendees will be announced at a later date.

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Musicians Unite for Concert to Benefit Tucson Shooting Victims

Tom Willett/Getty Images(TUCSON, Ariz.) -- Alice Cooper joined Jackson Browne, Nils Lofgren, David Crosby, Graham Nash, and other musicians Thursday night in Tucson, Arizona for a benefit concert to raise money for the victims of the Jan. 8 shootings there that left six people dead and 13 wounded, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Organizers say an estimated 5,000 people attended the event at the Tuscon Convention Center in support of the new Fund for Civility, Respect, and Understanding.  The fund aims to promote civility and respect in public discourse and also increase awareness of mental health issues.

Browne, one of the concert organizers, says the theme of civility, respect, and understanding all boils down to being mannerly and polite to your fellow men and women.  For his part, Cooper says music helps bring people together and makes them feel better.

Other artists participating included Sam Moore of Sam and Dave, Jennifer Warnes, and Dar Williams.

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