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Artists For Peace and Justice Partners with Arcade Fire's KANPE

With the 50th running of the Canadian Grand Prix at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve underway, Artists for Peace and Justice held its inaugural charity event in Montreal June 8 at the Ritz-Carl

Artists For Peace and Justice Partners with Arcade Fire's KANPE

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With the 50th running of the Canadian Grand Prix at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve underway, Artists for Peace and Justice held its inaugural charity event in Montreal June 8 at the Ritz-Carlton, raising $250,000 for education initiatives in Haiti, in partnership with KANPE, the charity co-founded by Arcade Fire’s Regine Chassagne.


“After celebrating our tenth APJ anniversary in Toronto this past fall – and over $30M raised to build a high school that allows 3500 students annually a chance at an education they wouldn’t otherwise have had – we thought it was only fitting to expand our Canadian roots and bring this incredibly important evening to Montreal where the Haitian community is so strong,” Natasha Koifman, APJ Canadian board chair, U.S. board of directors member and gala co-host, said in a statement.

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The gala included a live auction that includes prizes like a private dinner catered by Chef Paul Toussaint, a three-day trip to New Orleans, including VIP access to Krewe du Kanaval parades and parties, which generated over $75,000 from a winning bidder, and a Kate Moss painting by artist Anthony Ricciardi.

Arcade Fire, who also performed for the event, received the Peace and Justice Activist Award for their work to support families in Haiti.  Past honorees include Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Jackson Browne, and “Property Brothers” Drew and Jonathan Scott.

– Continue reading Etan Vlessing’s feature on the Samaritanmagwebsite.

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Jay-Z and Alicia Keys perform onstage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 13, 2009 in New York City.
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Jay-Z and Alicia Keys perform onstage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sept. 13, 2009 in New York City.

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Alicia Keys and Jay-Z to Perform ‘Empire State of Mind’ on 2024 Tony Awards

The song always packs a special jolt of excitement when performed in New York City.

It was too perfect an opportunity to pass up: Alicia Keys and Jay-Z will perform “Empire State of Mind” during the 77th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 16. The show is set to air live on both coasts from the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/5:00-8:00 p.m. live PT) on CBS, and to stream on Paramount+ in the U.S.

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