Monday, April 22, 2024

Paul Simon Throws All Star Charity Show with Sting, Vince Gill, Tom Hanks, Stevie Wonder


You may not know this, but Paul Simon’s been behind a massive children’s charity for years called the Children’s Health Fund. They took trucks of medical supplies to New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and do all kinds of good works. Now Simon is putting on a 25th anniversary concert on October 4th at Radio City Musical Hall. Sting, Stevie Wonder, Vince Gill, Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, James Taylor and a bunch more A listers are set  to perform. Julianne Moore and Jane Pauley are going to host a VIP event before the show. If we’re lucky Artie Garfunkel will be drafted to sing with Simon. And Simon Fuller, creator of “American Idol.” is being honored. It’s the same night Jerry Seinfeld is playing the Beacon Theater and there’s a Broadway opening, too. New York fall season is here! Go to

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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