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Arts and Entertainment

Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert Raises $1M for Silverlake Conservatory

Backstage at the benefit: (L-R) Lee Zeidman (Sr. Vice President & General Manager, STAPLES Center), Skip Paige (Vice President, Goldenvoice), Paul Tollett (President, Goldenvoice), Anthony Kiedis and Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Tim Leiweke (President & CEO, AEG). (Photo by Gary Leonard/Courtesy AEG)
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It was rock for the cause of rock on Wednesday night when the Red Hot Chili Peppers played a show at Club Nokia at L.A. Live and raised $1 million for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music.

The goal of the Conservatory, which opened in 2001, is pretty simple: The community and the lives of youngsters are enriched by music. The school offers affordable private lessons, and for kids in need they offer scholarships and access to instruments at no charge. The Conservatory's co-founder happens to be Michael Balzary, better known to most of us as Flea, legendary bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Also on the Conservatory board is RHCP frontman Anthony Kiedis.

Wednesday's fundraiser concert was sold-out, and fully sponsored by Goldenvoice and the STAPLES Center Foundation. The band rocked a 2-hour set. Check out the photo set from the show via losanjealous.

All proceeds from the event go right back to the school to fund operational costs and the scholarship program.