Mary J. Blige, Nelly Furtado and the Dixie Chicks will headline the second
annual Women Rock! Girls & Guitars breast cancer benefit in Los Angeles
The show will be taped on October 18 at the Wiltern Theater and air as a
two-hour special October 26 on Lifetime, the network said Tuesday.
India.Arie, Pat Benatar, Emmylou Harris, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Shea Seger
will also perform at the event. "The West Wing" star Allison Janney has been
tapped to host.
Women Rock! Girls & Guitars, which is sponsored by Marie Claire
magazine, is part of Lifetime's ongoing campaign, Our Lifetime Commitment:
Stop Breast Cancer for Life. Proceeds from the event will go to the National
Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations and the National Breast Cancer
Coalition, Lifetime said.
Last year's Women Rock! saw Destiny's Child, Sheryl Crow, Melissa
Etheridge, Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, Cyndi Lauper and Amy Grant perform
at the Wiltern.
Nine days after Lifetime's concert is filmed, Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan
Jenkins will host a breast cancer benefit show at the Greek Theater in Los
Angeles with performances by Billy Corgan, Deftones and Sugar Ray (see "Third Eye Blind Frontman Plans All-Star Breast Cancer Benefit").