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Did you hear about the other star-studded event happening Sunday night?

In Los Angeles, Hollywood is celebrating the 88th Academy Awards. But not every A-lister is in attendance at the Dolby Theatre — some are in Flint, Michigan, instead.


Singer Janelle Monae. Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images.

Several celebs made their way to Flint to throw a free concert for residents and to raise funds for the ongoing water crisis there.

The event, #JusticeForFlint, is presented by activist group Blackout for Human Rights and takes place at the city's Whiting Auditorium downtown.

Lots of big names are there, like the director of "Creed," Ryan Coogler.


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And "Grey's Anatomy's" Jesse Williams.


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The event is being hosted by funnyman Hannibal Buress...


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...and "Selma" director Ava DuVernay has also thrown her support behind the effort.

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#JusticeForFlint's goal is to highlight the dire issue of the city's water crisis, a world away from the glitz and glamour of the Oscars.

What's happened in Flint is a downright disaster — and a completely preventable one at that.

After the city switched its water source to save money under the authority of the state of Michigan in 2014, lead began seeping into the city's waterways. What's most alarming, however, is that all the red flags raised by residents were dismissed.

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The crisis has led to calls for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to resign and brought the conversation of America's crumbling infrastructure — particularly in struggling cities and communities of color — into the spotlight.

That's why you could argue what's happening in Flint tonight is probably more important than who wins Best Picture.

As celebrities paraded down the red carpet in Hollywood, young people and activists were taking to the stage in Flint and sharing their stories.



It's incredibly powerful stuff, and though most people are tuning in to the Oscars tonight, the crisis in Flint is not one that should be so easily brushed from our minds.

You can help Flint by watching the event live here on Revolt TV and by texting JUSTICE to 83224 to donate $5 or by throwing your support behind the efforts to get more clean water to residents in need.

Because if any folks deserve justice, it's those in Flint.

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Ho ho ho, happy humans!

It's that time of the week again, when we gather together the most smile-worthy tidbits of the past seven days and share them with you all. As the lucky person who gets to wrap them up in a nice, shiny, virtual bow, I'm delighted to tell you that this week's list is awesome. They always are—that's kind of the point—but this week I can practically guarantee you're going to be brimming with joy by the end.

Right out of the gate, we've got baby giggles. I mean, come on. Who can resist baby giggles?

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Tenacious D performs at the Rock in Pott festival.

The medley that closes out the second side of the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album is one of the most impressive displays of musicianship in the band’s storied career. It also provided the perfect send-off before the band’s official breakup months later, ending with the lyrics, “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”

In 1969, “Abbey Road” was the last record the group made together, although “Let it Be,” recorded earlier that year, was released in 1970.

At first, the medley was just a clever way for the band to use a handful of half-finished tunes, but when it came together it was a rousing, grandiose affair.

Arranged by Paul McCartney and producer George Martin, the medley weaves together five songs written by McCartney, "You Never Give Me Your Money," "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window," "Golden Slumbers," "Carry That Weight” and "The End," and three by John Lennon, “Sun King," "Mean Mr. Mustard" and "Polythene Pam."

Fifteen seconds after the medley and the album’s conclusion, there is a surprise treat, McCartney’s 22-second “Her Majesty,” which wound up on the record as an accident.

Jack Black and Kyle Gass, collectively known as Tenacious D, recently reimagined two of the songs in the medley, "You Never Give Me Your Money" and "The End," for acoustic guitars for a performance on SiriusXM's Octane Channel. Like everything with Tenacious D, it showed off the duo’s impressive musical chops as well as their fantastic sense of humor.

The truncated version of the medley was also a wonderful tribute to the incredible work the Beatles did 53 years ago.

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