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Kate Flannery supports great cause at Concert for America

By Cameron Peek
Posted On May 25, 2017
Kate Flannery supports great cause at Concert for America

If you’ve ever seen The Office, you’ll know who Meredith Palmer is, and you’ll know just how hilarious she is. If you haven’t seen The Office, you are missing out because Kate Flannery, (Meredith Palmer on The Office) is an absolute stitch. NEW YOU caught up with Kate at the Concert for America in Los Angeles at Royce Hall.

The concert featured Kate, Jane Lynch, Keesha Sharp and many others. However, this wasn’t the first Concert for America event. Back in January, the first edition of Concert for America: Stand up, Sing out premiered at the Town Hall in NYC. Their motto is: “A star-studded benefit concert highlighting the diversity and hope that is America at its best.” Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley created the event with the intent of going around the country every month for the foreseeable future with the mission to raise funds and inspire Americans to become more active citizens. Kate’s relationship with Co-founder, Seth Rudetsky goes back to 1996 where they worked on a set workshop together.

All of the performers did a special tribute to all those affected by the recent Manchester bombing. They sang “What the world needs now is Love sweet Love” and it sounded simply inspiring. As for Kate, she was happy to tell NEW YOU, “Jane and I have been performing for almost three years now… and it’s such a great cause so we had to say yes.” The duo was recreating the Barry Sister’s version of “Far from the Home I love” a piece from Fiddler on the Roof on the Ed Sullivan show back in 1962. Kate was quick to say, “Hang on everybody, it takes you for a little ride.” When we asked her about health tips, she said “Take care of yourself, and girls, women, take care of your bodies. You don’t need to understand it all, you just need to go (to the doctor’s).” Great advice Kate, you can never be too careful about looking after your body!