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ETERNAL TELETHON: INFINITY + 24 | L.A. RECORD
"An ongoing series of collectively-organized, live web-casts, the Eternal Telethon raises money to establish a convalescent home for retired and ailing artists in need of a break. Founded in early 2009 by Akina Cox, Chad Dilley, Ina Viola Blasius, John Burtle, and Niko Solorio, the telethon is very pleased to have featured over 200 artists sharing their creativity to show solidarity for the creation of an artist retirement home. The telethon functions both as a showcase for artists to present new, experimental work in a low-pressure environment, as well as a demonstration of how a community can effectively define its needs and empower itself." This interview by Drew Denny. What is the Eternal Telethon? How long as it been around? Niko Solorio: The Eternal Telethon has been around since before the birth of zero and is working to introduce a scene meant to tear open the social envelope a little more with wit, talent, and lots of wonderful free spirit. It is a virtual platform for