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Sensation at Andrea Bocelli Concert: a Standing Ovation for Russian Singer Aida During the Intermission



MOSCOW, August 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —

At the concert on the 12th August in the pearl of the Italian riviera -Portofino, near Genoa – a Russian singer caused a sensation in an improvised musical competition hosted by the maestro.
On the 12th of August, Portofino hosted an open performance by the world-class tenor Andrea Bocelli. The concert producer was famous Canadian singer David Foster.
During the intermission, the maestro improvised the way he always does, decided to invite spectators to sing something. A young lady rose from the front rows where the VIP guests, famous actors, producers and musicians, including Michael Caine, Paul Anka and Mike Medavoy, were seated, and sung several bars of a pretty song. She turned out to be the daughter of Italian movie star Ornella Muti.

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David Foster and Michael Buble Headlines Heart Foundation Gala



Yolanda Hadid, David Foster and Gigi Foster – The Heart Foundation 2012 Gala – Arrivals – The Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Boulevard – Hollywood, CA, USA © Winston Burris / PR Photos


By Alesandra Dubin | Posted May 14, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT


The Hollywood Palladium was the backdrop for Thursday night’s Heart Foundation gala honoring Dr. P.K. Shah and Kimberly Shah. The event drew a major celebrity lineup, with Dana Carvey opening, Michael Buble headlining a 60-minute set with a 12-piece orchestra, musical director David Foster, a guest appearance by Paul Anka, and Ryan Seacrest serving as M.C...

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David Foster discusses how he discovers future music superstars

David Foster and Jackie Evancho

Robin Leach –

When hit-maker David Foster presents the second of his three monthly Mandalay Bay concerts Friday night, he’s going to introduce two unknown singers he believes will be America’s next superstars, just as he did when he ran a talent contest in Pennsylvania in 2008 and discovered tiny Jackie Evancho. She has become such a recording giant that she will co-star with him at his third concert here in December.

With David, you always get surprise guests on top of the announced lineup. This Friday, he presents “Glee” favorite Charice, Chaka Khan, Paul Anka and Philip Bailey of Earth Wind & Fire, plus the two he believes will deliver knockout performances.

In an exclusive interview, David told me: “This is actually now my fifth time at Mandalay Bay...

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Videos: David Foster and Friends – Mandalay Bay 5/9/09


Teenage star Charice Pempengco was one of the many performers who appeared at a concert organized by David Foster on Saturday, May 9.

The 17-year-old joined Cher, Clay Aiken, Donny Osmond, Brian McKnight and Paul Anka at the David Foster & Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas to raise money for the David Foster Foundation, an organization established by the legendary composer and music producer in 1986 to provide financial and emotional help to the families of children needing organ transplants.

During the show, Charice thanked Foster and Oprah Winfrey for their help in her career.

“I would like to mention these people who are very special in my life,“ she said. “First, he is my fan, my producer, my mentor...

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Video Interview: David Foster and Friends backstage


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ET was exclusively behind the scenes with producer and songwriter extraordinaire David Foster for his star-studded show in Las Vegas last week, and we’ve got video of Cher and Donny Osmond backstage! Plus, Clay Aiken opens up about the courageous Farrah Fawcett.
Special guests who performed at David’s May 7 extravaganza at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino included Cher, Donny, Clay, Brian McKnight, Katherine Jenkins, Charice and Paul Anka.
‘Hit Man: David Foster and Friends,’ a one-night-only concert featuring David with Josh Groban, Katharine McPhee, Celine Dion and many more singing stars, is available on DVD now.


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David and Paul Anka at Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

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Internationally renowned producer, songwriter and performer David Foster will accompany Canadian legend Paul Anka as he performs one of his classic hit songs at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 5th Annual Gala, taking place at the Toronto Centre for the Arts on March 1st, 2008. This recent addition to the talent line-up offers audiences a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness two celebrated performers side-by-side in an evening of musical tribute.

Other sensational performers announced include Serena Ryder, whose deep, bluesy voice has garnered international acclaim and songstress Jully Black,whose fame rose to new heights with her hit rendition of Etta James 7 Day Fool...

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