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    Vampire Weekend, Patti Smith Rock for Tibet

    The idea behind the annual Tibet House Benefit Concert is really quite simple: "You get as many talented people in the room and then you get out of the way!" Or so explained composer Philip Glass as Vampire Weekend prepared to take the stage last night at New York City's Carnegie Hall for the 19th Annual event, which raises funds to help preserve Tibetan culture The Ivy League-bred quartet was just one of 11 acts performing; everyone from LA bluesman Keb' Mo' and Tibetan folk-singer Techung to Brooklyn's own afrobeat provocateurs Antibalas and its most beloved indie-rockers, the National, appeared at the event. The problem facing Glass -- the vice president of New York's Tibet House organization -- wasn't so much ensuring he and his audience stayed out of the artists' way, as it was maintaining momentum through such a diverse line-up and doing so amid the somewhat stultifying environs

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