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    Thu, 27 Sep 2012 15:51:54

    Beyoncé + Carole King Set for Ninth Annual Black Ball - It's for Alicia Keys' Keep a Child Alive charity

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    Two female titans of music from different eras will be part of an amazing charity event this November and their names are Beyoncé and Carole King! They will both appear (separately) at the KCA Black Ball this November!

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    Keep a Child Alive (KCA) CEO Peter Twyman announced that the ninth annual Black Ball, taking place on November 1, 2012 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, will feature performances by the incomparable Beyoncé and the legendary Carole King.

    These multi-Grammy Award-winning artists will share the stage with the remarkable Angélique Kidjo, and Alabama Shakes along with KCA co-founder and event host, Alicia Keys. The evening, in honor of Oprah Winfrey and Angélique Kidjo, will be emceed by Whoopi Goldberg. The Black Ball is a special benefit event where celebrity and philanthropy walk hand in hand, raising hopes, dreams and millions of dollars to help children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. Past performers have included Jay-Z, Adele, Sade, Bono, Usher and many more incredible artists.

    "Carole King is an inspirational musician who blazed the trail for women in the music industry and I'm honored to have her perform at the Black Ball," said Alicia Keys. "With the amazing Beyoncé, Angélique Kidjo, the female-led group Alabama Shakes, and Whoopi Goldberg as our emcee, women will be rocking the house this year."

    The ninth annual Black Ball will celebrate the power of women and the promise of an AIDS-free Africa. The legendary global media leader Oprah Winfrey and Grammy Award-winning Beninoise singer-songwriter and activist Angélique Kidjo will be honored for their philanthropic contributions in Africa and worldwide.

    It was also announced that celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, owner of Red Rooster Harlem and New York Times Best-Selling Author of Yes, Chef will be designing the menu for the special evening. Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits, a premier Upper East Side fixture for over 75 years, is generously providing Champagne, wine and spirits to be enjoyed by Black Ball guests.

    Founded in 2003, KCA provides lifesaving AIDS treatment, care and support to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. Proceeds from the event will help KCA fund clinical and orphan projects in India, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa. To date, KCA has served over 300,000 people.

    How can you support this charity? Visit Keep A Child Alive for more info. Also, view the Black Ball invite.

    —Amy Sciarretto
    09.27.12



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