Don Law, the veteran concert promoter and president of Live Nation New England, was in his office when he learned about the Boston Marathon bombings.
It wasn’t long before his phone started ringing. Among the first to call him was Jared Paul, the manager of New Kids on the Block, who suggested some sort of event to raise money for the victims. Law, whose power and reach have run deep within the entertainment industry during a four-decade career, sprang into action. He called his old friend James Taylor, who immediately signed on, and next Law got an e-mail from Jimmy Buffett asking how he could help. And then the wheels really started to turn.