Spinner: Crosby, Stills & Nash Raise $250,000 for Autism Speaks: 'It Reminds Us of Why We Do What We Do'

Spinner: by Chris Epting

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On Saturday, April 13, Crosby, Stills and Nash performed a rare small-theater show (their only Los Angeles-area concert this year) at Club Nokia. The performance was part of Light Up The Blues, a benefit for Autism Speaks, one of the world's leading autism science and advocacy organizations. The evening featured many other artists as well and raised over $250,000 for the organization.

Before the show, Spinner had a chance to speak with Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and David Crosby about the event. Stills, who has a child on the "autism spectrum," said, "Shows like this have a different meaning for us because it involves doing something good for kids. And not just because these kids have afflictions. It's obviously good to raise money to help organizations that help with the afflictions, but these are also still just kids and to be able to play with them and hear them sing something, that helps us as well. It reminds us of why we do what we do."

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