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Friday, November 14, 2008


Alicia Keys, Co-Founder of KEEP A CHILD ALIVE ORGANIZATION hosted their fifth annual black ball a benefit for children and families in Africa with HIV/AIDS held at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City last night, November 13th. The evening festivities began with a cocktail party followed by a seated dinner with extraordinary live performances by Alicia keys, Justin Timberlake, Emmanuel Jal.

Other notables were Jessica Alba, Tyra Banks, Michael Kors, Clive Davis, Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi John Mayer, Iman and David Bowie, Queen Latifah, Elijah Wood, Chris Daughtry, Swizz Beatz, and Timberland to name a few!

How, you might ask, can you get Justin Timberlake, John Mayer and Jessica Alba to show up at one of your events? Have Alicia Keys work the phones.
"I bat my eyes and I wink," she said. "And we have great conversation, and they show up. It's a very important event."

This was a wonderful event, for a wonderful cause and a they handed out a few Humanitarian Awards to:

Simon Fuller, CEO & founder of 19 Entertainment Limited for spearheading the Idol Gives Back phenomenon and mobilizing Americans to take action

Queen Latifah, for being one of the pioneers in the fight against AIDS

Jackie Branfield, founder of Operation Bobbi Bear for being a true hero in the lives of children in South Africa

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zen said...

Emmanuel Jal is a great guy, what a story he has to tell,

I ve just bought Emmanuel's album WAR CHILD and what a powerful album it is.

Check this link out for more info