Entries in Charity Concert (3)


Black Eyed Peas' All-Star NYC Concert Canceled Due to Weather

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- The Black Eyed Peas' benefit concert at New York's Central Park Thursday night, which was also to feature Taylor Swift and Natasha Bedingfield, among others, was a washout.

The show was supposed to start at 7:30 p.m. but was delayed for an hour and then canceled due to severe thunderstorms that swept across the New York/New Jersey area.  It's unclear if the concert will be rescheduled.

The show, which was expected to draw over 60,000 people, was also scheduled to include Debbie Harry, Carole King, LL Cool J, and MC Hammer. Actors Whoopi Goldberg, Zach Braff, and Jimmy Smits were also scheduled to make appearances throughout the night.

The concert was going to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation, which fights poverty in New York City.

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Black Eyed Peas Add Multiple Artists to NYC Charity Concert Bill

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- The Black Eyed Peas won't be taking the stage alone for their charity concert in New York City's Central Park on June 9.

The New York Post reports that Natasha Bedingfield, LL Cool J, MC Hammer, Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry, and even legendary singer/songwriter Carole King have joined the bill for the event, at which Whoopi Goldberg, Zach Braff and Jimmy Smits will also make appearances.

The concert, at the Park's famous Great Lawn, will benefit the Robin Hood Foundation, which works to fight poverty in New York City, as well as the Peas' own Peapod Foundation.  Fifty-four thousand tickets have been given away by lottery, reports The Post, and another 6,000 are for sale at

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Slew of Performers Join Justin Timberlake for Charity Concert 

Photo Courtesy - Shriners Hospitals for Children(LAS VEGAS) -- Justin Timberlake has lined up quite the impressive cast for his charity concert this Saturday night in Las Vegas, which will benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children.  The bill includes Lady Antebellum, Christina Aguilera, Elton John, Selena Gomez, Diddy and Dirty Money, Salt-N-Pepa and T-Pain, among others.

People magazine quotes Timberlake as saying, "I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Elton John is going to bring the house down."

The concert at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino caps off Timberlake's week-long charity golf tournament, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

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