Ani DiFranco To Play Benefit

Punk-folkie Ani DiFranco will be joined by Spearhead leader

Michael Franti, funk singer Me'Shell Ndegeocello and Native

American poet/singer John Trudell for a Saturday (Sept. 19)

Berkeley, Calif., concert at the Berkeley Community Theatre. The show,

entitled "Critical Resistance: Music and Solidarity," is a preview of a

Sept. 25-27 conference that will feature appearances by former Black

Panther Angela Davis and Ms. magazine founder Gloria Steinem. The

concert will raise funds for the prison-rights groups Prison Activist

Resource Center and the California Coalition for Women Prisoners.