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Have you been enjoying Celebrate Brooklyn’s offerings at the Prospect Park band shell this summer? Did you boogie with Dr. John or the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra or at the screening of "Jailhouse Rock" or the daylong African festival? Although their motto is "Keep it great, give $3 at the gate," that donation is not enough to sustain this summer-long, international extravaganza of talent.

On Aug. 24-25 - Celebrate Brooklyn’s final performance dates - you have a chance to give back to Brooklyn Information and Culture, which has given you so much. Purchase tickets ($37.50) to the benefit concerts featuring "folk-hip-hop-soul-country-funk-alterna-rockers" Cake (pictured), Modest Mouse, Flaming Lips (of "She Don’t Use Jelly" fame), De La Soul and Kinky and enjoy a smorgasbord of cult groups. This lineup, the Unlimited Sunshine tour, will perform on both days.

"There’s an interesting mix of alternative and cult music that appeals to kids as young as 16 to 18," Celebrate Brooklyn co-producer Jack Walsh said of the Sunshine tour. "Yet Flaming Lips is a much more mature act that appeals to people as old as 35. In fact, they have an extraordinarily successful new record ["Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" (Warner Bros.)] out now and an interesting video component to their live show. Cake is just a great, fun pop-rock group; Modest Mouse is an alternative rock group from the Pacific Northwest; De La Soul is a fun, hip-hoppy thing; and Kinky is another one of those rocking Espanol bands from Mexico."

As part of their Brooklyn show the tour has hired the local Hackensaw Boys, who play regularly at Two Boots, to do a few short sets, said Walsh.

The performances will take place at 4:30 pm at the Prospect Park band shell, located near Ninth Street and Prospect Park West. For more information, call (718) 855-7882 ext. 45. To purchase tickets call Ticketmaster at (212) 307-7171 or visit the Web site at Rain or shine.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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