Stars turn out for ADL 'Concert Against Hate'

The Anti-Defamation League showed off its star power Monday night at its “Concert Against Hate” at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. Actors Liev Schreiber (shown here with partner Naomi Watts) and Gabriel Byrne headlined the event, which featured selections performed by the National Symphony Orchestra.

The two actors -- who have starred in a number of Hollywood and Broadway productions -- read heartfelt personal accounts of several Americans who documented or were the victims of hate crimes. Schreiber and Byrne spoke on-stage between musical interludes from the orchestra.

A number of lawmakers representing the District, Maryland and Virginia were listed as “honorary patrons” of the event. ITK spotted NAACP President Julian Bond leaving the Kennedy Center with the rest of the crowd following the concert. Bond had on a brown blazer and multicolor tie with shades of orange and green.

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