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Sting, John Legend To Help Lead Earth Day Rally

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By BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) Sting and John Legend are set to headline an Earth Day rally on the National Mall, along with "Avatar" director James Cameron and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Organizers are announcing the initial lineup for the April 25 climate rally on Monday. Billy Demong, who won a gold and silver medal in Nordic combined in the winter Olympics, is scheduled to appear, along with musicians and elected leaders.

The group Earth Day Network is planning a week of events April 17 to April 25 to press for climate change legislation. Melissa Etheridge will headline an event April 21. Another gathering will mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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