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Photo Gallery: “Light Up The Blues” in LA with Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Beck, Patti Smith, Sheryl Crow and More…

Photo Gallery: "Light Up The Blues" in LA with Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Beck, Patti Smith, Sheryl Crow and More...
On April 21, 2018, “Light Up The Blues” in LA spotlighted Light It Up Blue, Autism Speaks’ annual global awareness and fundraising campaign celebrated by the international Autism community. Proceeds benefited Autism Speaks. Hosted by Kristen and Stephen Stills, the evening promoted understanding and acceptance (Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com).  

"Light Up The Blues" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
“Light Up The Blues” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

Musicians Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Burt Bacharach, Judy Collins, Sheryl Crow, Beck, Patti Smith, Chris Stills, Oliver Stills, Benmont Tench, Mike Campbell, Steve Ferrone and Very Special Guests teamed up for the 5th Annual Light up the Blues Concert on April 21 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

"Light Up The Blues" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
“Light Up The Blues” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

Actors on hand included Jack Black (emcee), Christina Applegate, Amy Brenneman and Sarah Silverman.

"Light Up The Blues" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
“Light Up The Blues” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

Now in its fifth year, Light Up the Blues is an evening of music to benefit Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. Hosted by Kristen and Stephen Stills and produced by Nederlander Concerts, LUTB has featured artists including Crosby, Stills & Nash, John Mayer, Ryan Adams, Brandi Carlile, Don Felder, Jakob Dylan, Nikka Costa, The War On Drugs, and more. The events, which began in 2013, have raised over $1.8 million for Autism Speaks.

"Light Up The Blues" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
“Light Up The Blues” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. We now know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, and each person with autism can have unique strengths and challenges. Most are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental influences, and many are accompanied by medical issues such as GI disorders, seizures and sleep disturbances. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 1 in 68 children is on the autism spectrum.

"Light Up The Blues" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
“Light Up The Blues” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. They do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. They empower people with autism and their families with resources, online tools and information.

"Light Up The Blues" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
“Light Up The Blues” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

"Light Up The Blues" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
“Light Up The Blues” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

"Light Up The Blues" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
“Light Up The Blues” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

"Light Up The Blues" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
“Light Up The Blues” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

"Light Up The Blues" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
“Light Up The Blues” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

"Light Up The Blues" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
“Light Up The Blues” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

"Light Up The Blues" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
“Light Up The Blues” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

"Light Up The Blues" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
“Light Up The Blues” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

"Light Up The Blues" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
“Light Up The Blues” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

"Light Up The Blues" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
“Light Up The Blues” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

"Light Up The Blues" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
“Light Up The Blues” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

"Light Up The Blues" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
“Light Up The Blues” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

"Light Up The Blues" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
“Light Up The Blues” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

"Light Up The Blues" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
“Light Up The Blues” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com

"Light Up The Blues" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
“Light Up The Blues” at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com