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Katy Perry, Mavis Staples & Norah Jones Announced for David Lynch Foundation Benefit Concert

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (CelebrityAccess) – The David Lynch Foundation has announced that Katy Perry, Mavis Staples and Norah Jones will headline this year’s Silence the Violence benefit concert at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. on October 11.

The event, which will be aimed at helping to bring Transcendental Meditation to 10,000 people in the D.C. area, will benefit the Meditation Center and the humanitarian mall THEARC. THEARC provides access to high quality educational, health, cultural, recreation and social service programs to the D.C. area.

“Young people today are literally under attack from an onslaught of trauma and stress. Their brains literally cannot handle the stress, which can stunt cognitive development, undermine health, and fuel anxiety, depression, even suicidal ideation,” David Lynch Foundation CEO Bob Roth said in a statement. “Much is needed to help our kids navigate through these turbulent times, but research shows that a few minutes twice a day of Transcendental Meditation can have enormous benefits to mental and physical health.”

Roth continued, “We are launching our ‘Silence the Violence’ initiative in Washington, D.C. during the October 11 concert to teach 10,000 kids and their parents meditate in the District. They will promote their own resilience and, at the same time, transform the atmosphere of the city from one of divisiveness and fear to collaboration and harmony.”

Silence the Violence will also feature appearances from The Celebration Gospel Choir and Jeremy Elliot.

Presale for Silence the Violence begins today August 20. General admission tickets will be available on Friday, August 23, at 10 a.m. EST.

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