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Skynyrd, WAR tapped for 2010 MDA telethon

Rock-themed Broadway musicals also will be featured during annual fundraiser airing next month
Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd

The 2010 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon will have its share of musical performers, with Lynyrd Skynyrd and WAR among the artists booked to appear over the course of the two-day event, which will originate from Las Vegas.

Also on the schedule for the telethon (which will air Sept. 5 and 6; click here for a list of TV networks) are numbers from the Broadway musicals “Memphis,” “Rock of Ages” and “Million Dollar Quartet.”

“There's nothing like our telethon,” said longtime Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon producer Lee Miller in a statement released Aug. 25. “Every hour offers moments you'll remember for the whole year. We produce the equivalent of an entire television season in one weekend, and you simply can’t find a better live television show that marries an outstanding network feed with lively local television segments.”