Assistant professor Mark Volman, member of The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie and the coordinator of the Entertainment Industries program, will be performing in an “Evening with Gavin Friday and Friends” on Sun., Oct. 4 at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The event will feature U2 and many others, including Laurie Anderson, Antony, Elizabeth Ashley, Andrea Corr, Flo & Eddie, Joel Grey, Bill Frisell, Guggi, Scarlett Johansson, Courtney Love, Lydia Lunch, Patrick McCabe, Maria McKee, Shane MacGowan, Eric Mingus, JG Thirlwell, Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright and Chloe Webb.
The event is part of the (RED) NIGHTS concert series sponsored by the (RED) organization, with portions of the proceeds from the concerts going to help buy and distribute AIDS medication to people living with HIV. (RED) was created by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2002 with the mission to help eliminate AIDS in Africa. The Turtle’s hit song, “Happy Together,” was recorded in 1967 and helped launch Volman’s career as an American pop, psychedelic and folk/rock band member.