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Comedian and actor Dave Chappelle put together a celebrity-filled show in Dayton, Sunday, Aug. 25, in response to the deadly mass shooting there earlier this month. On the specially erected stage at the edge of the Oregon District, where the shooting occurred, Chappelle invited the 20,000-some strong crowd, which was projected on the giant screen behind him, to raise their lighted cell phones in unity. (Photos by Carol Simmons)

Comedian and actor Dave Chappelle put together a celebrity-filled show in Dayton, Sunday, Aug. 25, in response to the deadly mass shooting there earlier this month. On the specially erected stage at the edge of the Oregon District, where the shooting occurred, Chappelle invited the 20,000-some strong crowd, which was projected on the giant screen behind him, to raise their lighted cell phones in unity. (Photos by Carol Simmons)

Chappelle, friends perform benefit show in wake of Dayton mass shooting

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Comedian, actor and Yellow Springs resident Dave Chappelle put together a celebrity-filled show in Dayton’s Oregon District on Sunday, Aug. 25, in response to the deadly mass shooting there earlier this month.

Billed as “Gem City Shine,” in reference to Dayton’s nickname as the Gem City, the free outdoor event featured a lineup of high-profile national performers, including headliner Stevie Wonder.

More than 20,000 people, including many Yellow Springs residents, attended the five-hour benefit, which raised money for victims and their families through donations and T-shirt sales.

For a story about the event, see this week’s Yellow Springs News. For a gallery of photos taken throughout the day, see below.

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