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It's a red-hot celebration: Anthony Kiedis joins Flea for the 16th anniversary of Silverlake Conservatory of Music

It's a red-hot celebration: Anthony Kiedis joins Flea for the 16th anniversary of Silverlake Conservatory of Music

After becoming aware of the drastic funding cuts to music education in California’s public schools, musician and actor Michael “Flea” Balzary co-founded the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, which offers affordable — and in some cases, free — music education to children.

“For me, if you have something beautiful to express and you’re not able to express it, that’s the most tragic thing that could ever happen,” Balzary told The Times in a conversation before the school’s Sept. 9 gala in East Hollywood, honoring the superstar bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


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