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Elton John, Jennifer Hudson and More Performing at Agassi’s Grand Slam for Children

 

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From AceShowBiz.com:

The star-studded gala held at Las Vegas’ Wynn Hotel and Casino has raised more than $8 million with all proceed benefiting Andre Agassi’s charities.

Some big stars have been pictured taking the stage of Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas over the weekend. Elton John, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Mraz, Peter Cincotti, Canadian Tenors, Bill Cosby and Rob Thomas came to the event that night.

Wearing floor-length purple gown, Hudson shared stage with David Foster in one set and was joined by AJ Green in another. Their performances were part of Andre Agassi Foundation for Education’s 15th Grand Slam for Children benefit concert.

Held on Saturday night, October 9, the charity gig raised more than $8 million...

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Andre Agassi Foundation Announces Line-Up For 2009 Grand Slam For Children

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14th Annual Concert Benefits Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy and Supports Foundation’s Work to Transform Education.

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 31, 2009 — The Andre Agassi Foundation (AAF) today announced that Dane Cook, Daughtry, Tim McGraw and Brian McKnight will headline its 2009 Grand Slam for Children benefit concert, under the musical direction of David Foster. The annual event supports the Foundation’s efforts to transform education and benefits the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, a K-12 public charter school in Las Vegas that strives to provide children with a first-class education. Hosted by tennis legend and philanthropist Andre Agassi and presented by Genworth Financial, the 2009 Grand Slam for Children will take place Saturday, Sept...

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America’s Great Songwriters to Perform at 2nd Annual Concert to Benefit the Fulfillment Fund

David Foster

The Songs of Our Lives, Volume II concert to benefit the Fulfillment Fund will take place on Monday, June 1, 2009 at the Wadsworth Theatre. This one night only show will feature countless award-winning songs performed by their songwriters. It promises to be another great evening you won’t want to miss.

Los Angeles (PRWEB) May 12, 2009 — The Songs of Our Lives, Volume II concert to benefit the Fulfillment Fund will take place on Monday, June 1, 2009 at the Wadsworth Theatre. The artist lineup includes: Jeff Barry (“Chapel of Love”, “I Honestly Love You”), Bob Crewe (“Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You”, “Walk Like a Man”), David Foster (“After the Love Has Gone”, “Glory of Love”), Charles Fox (“Ready to Take a Chance Again”, “Killing Me Softly”), Kenny Loggins (“Footloose”, “Whenever I Call...

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Foster will serve as Starry Night’s musical director

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From EarthTimes.org:

The GRAMMY Foundation® announced today that it will honor Sir George Martin, a GRAMMY® Trustees Award recipient, six-time GRAMMY Award winner and one of music’s most successful and influential producers, at its annual signature gala Starry Night — an intimate benefit concert and dinner — on July 12, 2008, at the University of Southern California. Martin will be the recipient of the Foundation’s Leadership Award, which salutes noteworthy humanitarians whose charitable work and contributions align with the mission of the Foundation. This prestigious award is being presented to Martin in recognition of a lifetime of commitment and dedication to social, cultural, economic and educational issues spanning the globe...

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Interview: Working with Andre

David Foster and Andre Agassi

WORKING WITH ANDRE

By Jerry Fink, Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas Sun

Tennis superstar Andre Agassi retired a year ago, but his foundation and the charitable event that helps support it and other organizations are as busy as ever.

The Andre Agassi Grand Slam for Children returned to the MGM Grand Garden Arena with a cast that included Carlos Santana, Tony Bennett, Kelly Clarkson, Matchbox Twenty and comedians Jerry Seinfeld and George Wallace.

The Grand Slam, which began in 1995 and took 2000 off, has raised more than $60 million for charities. It’s a perfect marriage between Agassi and music impressario David Foster, who returned for the 12th time as the benefit’s musical director.

Foster, a winner of 14 Grammy Awards, is a brilliant musician and songwriter who has discovered and nurtured pe...

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Crescendo: a three-day event to raise money for The David Foster Foundation

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Foster promises Crescendo of talent for charity
Hints at Groban, Buble or Collins to headline March show

by HEATHER SAWERS
The Daily News

March is normally a blah, slushy month, but Halifax will be treated to a sparkling Hollywood event six months from now.

Famed Canadian music producer David Foster was in town to announce a flashy three-day event called Crescendo to raise money for The David Foster Foundation. The weekend will feature a showcase of local talent at Casino Nova Scotia on March 28 and a charity gala and concert at the World Trade and Convention Centre on March 29.

The foundation – which Foster started back in 1986 – provides support for Canadian families with children undergoing organ transplants, and has helped more than 340 Canadian families to date.

“When (families) ...

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