Neil Young tribute set for Winter Olympics

Broken Social Scene, Iron & Wine confirmed for concert

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NEW YORK -- Members of Broken Social Scene, Iron & Wine, Sun Kil Moon, Ron Sexsmith and Joan As Police Woman are among the artists confirmed to appear at a concert celebrating the music of Neil Young as part of the upcoming Vancouver Winter Olympics.

The event will be held Feb. 18 at the city's Queen Elizabeth Theatre and will be produced by Hal Willner, a veteran organizer of multi-artist tribute shows. The concert will dig "deep into Young's massive catalog to illuminate hits and obscurities alike with magical pairings of song and singer," according to planners.

A host of other notable concerts are on tap in conjunction with the Olympics, including Phoenix on Jan. 22, Steve Earle on Jan. 23, Stars on Feb. 19 and Martha Wainwright on March 18.

In addition, Feist will make a rare recent concert appearance on Feb. 17 at the Orpheum. As a pre-teen, the artist performed as a dancer in the opening ceremonies for the 1988 Calgary Winter Games.

For a complete list of Winter Olympics cultural events, visit vancouver2010.com.
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