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Jackson Browne will be among the performers at a March 10 concert to benefit people affected by the Jan. 8 shootings in Tucson.
msnbc.com staff and news service reports
updated 2/17/2011 6:20:48 PM ET 2011-02-17T23:20:48

Jackson Browne, Alice Cooper, David Crosby and Graham Nash will perform in Tucson to benefit a charitable fund established after the shooting there that killed six people and wounded 13 others.

Other acts at the March 10 concert that Browne and Cooper announced this week include Sam Moore, Nils Lofgren, Keb' Mo', Jerry Riopelle, Dar Williams, Ozomatli and Calexico.

Astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, plans to speak at the event, which will be held at the Tucson Convention Center.

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It will benefit the Fund for Civility, Respect, and Understanding. Wounded Giffords aide Ron Barber started the fund to support people affected by the Jan. 8 shooting and to hold events promoting community unity.

"When I was in the ICU, I thought a lot about what it would take to help our community heal and unify," Barber said in a statement. "There was a huge outpouring of goodwill, kindness and compassion after the shooting, such a contrast to what happened that day. My family and I wanted to find a way to harness that goodwill to do meaningful things in the community."

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

Video: Green speaks out in Tucson shooting

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    >>> the stream of encouraging news about congresswoman gabrielle giffords continued today. a family friend says she's able to laugh at jokes, she can recognize visitors, and when her husband asked how she was doing, she said, simply, better. for the family. youngest victim in that deadly shooting in tucson, however, there's only sadness. 9-year-old christina taylor green's grandfather, as you may know, is dallas green , a legend in the baseball world. he broke his silence at the phillies spring training camp in florida, saying his family was overwhelmed by the condolences they received. here now dallas green in his own words.

    >> you know, i'm supposed to be a tough sucker and i'm not very tough when it comes to this. she was our angel. called her tina. of course her mother insists on christina taylor. she embodied what's good about kids, what's good about growing up in the united states . she wanted just to be a little girl that loved doing what she did. she said she was going to be the first major league gal. that's 9 years old. but she was pretty good. she was pretty good. and i did see her swing the bat a couple times and i guess the one thing that i can't get through my mind, even though i'm a hunter and i love to shoot and i love to have my guns, i don't have a glock or whatever it is and i don't have a magazine with 33 bullets in it. i just don't understand that. we hope we can all get through it and maybe get through it with the help of baseball. it's helped me because it -- you know, obviously you sink yourself into the work and you don't -- you don't see a little girl with a hole in her chest as much. we just miss the hell out of her.

    >> baseball veteran and grandfather, dallas green , in his own words here tonight.

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