Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Elton John Oscar Party to Feature Hot New Group The Gabriels, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Benefit Will Honor Concert Guru


The two best charities for AIDS research are going to busy this winter and spring.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation will have it annual Oscar party in West Hollywood on March 10th. The very hot new R&B rock group The Gabriels are going to perform. You know every year the musical guest is on the edge of taking off big time.

Sir Elton, David Furnish, Neil Patrick Harris, and David Burtka are the co-hosts along with Tiffany Haddish. Iris and Michael Smith for serving as the evening’s Co-Sponsors. Presenting sponsors are A+E Networks, Chopard, Gilead Sciences, Health Care Advocates International, Robert and Dana Kraft, Bob and Tamar Manoukian,and Cheryl and Haim Saban.

“As a father and an AIDS advocate for over three decades, I want to see my sons grow up in a world where AIDS, and the stigma and inequality that drives it, are history,” says Elton John, Founder, Elton John AIDS Foundation. “Everyone deserves to live a healthy life, free from violence and discrimination. I’m so grateful to my big-hearted friends Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka and Tiffany Haddish, and one of my favourite fresh acts, Gabriels, for stepping up to help us raise funds at this year’s Oscar Party to further my Foundation’s mission.”

Please visit www.eltonjohnaidsfoundation.org for additional information.

Then, on May 8th at the Rainbow Room, the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation will honor Live Nation concert guru Arthur Fogel. Arthur’s official title is President, Global Touring and Chairman, but to everyone who knows him Arthur is a magician who keeps all the A list stars from Lady Gaga to Madonna to U2 selling out arenas and stadiums in complex, brilliantly conceived shows. Presumably he’s got a few of his stars taking the legendary Rainbow Room stage.

Tickets are available at info@etaf.org

So two nights of great music for an important, each on a different coast. Go to both!

Roger Friedman
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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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