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Sia, No Doubt to play May 16 benefit for L.A.'s LGBT Center

#Sia and #NoDoubt to perform at fundraiser for the L.A. LGBT Center

Sia and No Doubt will be joined by comedian Sarah Silverman on May 16 at the Hollywood Palladium as the headliners for the 2015 “An Evening With Women” gala benefiting the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Australian singer-songwriter Sia and Southern California band No Doubt are each slated to play acoustic sets, and Silverman will perform her stand-up comedy for the event, which raises funds to provide services to underserved seniors, women and girls.

“This is going to be a really cool show for us,” members of No Doubt said in a joint statement, “different than the big plugged-in shows we’ve done over the years. It’ll be exciting to switch it up and play a select handful of songs and bring a scaled down, acoustic vibe to them. … We applaud the tremendous work Los Angeles LGBT Center has done over the years in striving to create a community where all people are equal and treated with fairness and dignity.”

Other participants and honorees will be announced in coming weeks, organizers say. Updates and additional information on the event is available at its official website.

“An Evening With Women,” begun in 2002, was reconfigured in 2009 by songwriter-recording artist Linda Perry, who once again will co-chair the program.

"Our goal is to raise $1 million dollars this year, which would mark the highest single event fundraiser in the center’s history,” producer and co-chair Brent Bolthouse told Pop & Hiss.

Previous performers have included Perry, Silverman, Christina Aguilera, Cyndi Lauper, Heart, Pink, Joan Jett, Ozzy Osbourne, Courtney Love, Kathy Griffin, Margaret Cho, 4Non Blondes and Milla Jovovich.

The annual beneift has raised more than $4.65 million for the center since 2002. The L.A. LGBT Center has assited members of the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community since it opened in 1969.

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