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AMAs 2011: Musicians to Gather in Support of Occupy Wall Street

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Russell Simmons speaks at Occupy Boston

Members of the occupations, along with several music artists, will hold a discussion about the movement's relationship to the entertainment community after the awards show.

A group of musicians are planning to show their support of the Occupy Wall Street at an event timed to start after Sunday night's American Music Awards.

After the show, which takes place at Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles, a discussion will take place at Villa Lounge in West Hollywood related to the movement's relationship to the entertainment community.

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Members of the Los Angeles and Wall Street occupations -- including journalist-activist David DeGraw, one of the Occupy organizers and organizers -- will be present, along with musicians who support the movement against corporate greed. Doors are set to open at 8 p.m.

Dozens of recording artists have already appeared or performed at OWS and other Occupy demonstrations nationwide, including former Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, Michael Franti, Russell Simmons, Joan Baez, David Crosby and Graham Nash.

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Several are developing projects in solidarity with the Occupy movement, which started Sept. 17 in New York and has since spread to more than 2,000 cities nationwide as well as other countries. It is estimated that 9 million people are occupying public spaces worldwide.