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The Real Yacht Rock: Inside the Lavish, Top-Secret World of Private Gigs

One-percenters worldwide are hiring everyone from Beyoncé to Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath to play their homes, parties, or weddings. Experts say the trend is just getting started. By David Browne, Rolling Stone

“Some artists are more selective and want to know all about who they’re performing for, more so for the private events,” says Adam Grayson of the talent booking agency GrayRock Entertainment, which helps arrange for musical acts to play for clients. “They’re not going to just blindly go into something, and often they do want to know the politics. Some don’t care, some do.”

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Cabaret Raises $3.5 Million To Benefit NewYork-Presbyterian And Weill Cornell Medicine

NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine’s annual Cabaret benefit dinner raised $3.5 million to support the institutions’ ongoing work in patient care, research and medical education. The event, which took place on Nov. 9, drew over 1,000 guests to Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.

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New York Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine Annual Cabaret Benefit Dinner

NEW YORK – NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine’s annual Cabaret benefit dinner raised more than $4 million to support the institutions’ ongoing work in patient care, research and medical education. The black tie event, which took place on Thursday, November 15 drew more than 750 guests to the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan.

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A Fixture of Wall Street Nightlife Returns, With a Few Tweaks

The evening after that, Peter Zhou, in a T-shirt and jacket, and a more conservatively dressed Martin Brand attended a “Reawakening” performed by a gold-clad Jon Batiste and singers wearing angel wings. It was part of the Park Avenue Armory’s program at its benefit, which also included a poem by artist Carrie Mae Weems and carb loading. Each place setting had a bag of freshly made potato chips; later waiters passed cornbread madeleines and beignets.

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Rochester Regional Health’s annual gala goes virtual

2020, Rochester, N.Y. – Rochester Regional Health’s annual gala is going virtual this year because of the pandemic.

The event is also getting some star power. Kristen Chenoweth, Andy Grammer and Colbie Caillat are some of the big names that will be virtually joining the event.

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Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s Collaborating For A Cure 20th Anniversary Gala Raises $2.5 Million

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) hosted its 20th Anniversary Collaborating for a Cure Benefit Dinner & Auction at Cipriani Wall Street, posthumously honoring William S. Gorin, former CEO of MFA Financial, Inc., and featuring a musical performance by The Avett Brothers.

Photo Credit: Annie Watt

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Roger Daltrey Performs At 19th Annual Collaborating For A Cure Benefit Dinner And Auction

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) hosted its 19th Annual Collaborating for a Cure Benefit Dinner & Auction, posthumously honoring footwear industry icon Vince Camuto and featuring a musical performance by the legendary Roger Daltrey of The Who on Thursday, November 10th, 2016, at Cipriani Wall Street.

Credit/Copyright: Patrick McMullan

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19th Annual Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation COLLABORATING FOR A CURE Benefit Dinner & Auction

Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation held its 19th Annual Benefit dinner & Auction called “Collaborating For A Cure” on November 10th at Cipriani Wall Street. Chris Wragge co-anchor of CBS 2 This Morning acted as master of ceremonies and auctioneer Hugh Hildesley, Vice President of Sotheby’s Auction House presided over the auction.

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John Varvatos Honored By Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation

Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) hosted its ‘Collaborating for a Cure’ Benefit Dinner and Auction, honoring fashion designer John Varvatos, and featured a special musical performance by legendary American Singer-Songwriter John Fogerty, on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Cipriani Wall Street.

Credit/Copyright: Jared Siskin PatrickMcMullan.com

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Black Tie International: UJA-Federation of New York’s 23rd Annual Summerfest Concert

JENNIFER HUDSON PERFORMS IN UJA-FEDERATION OF NEW YORK’S 23RD ANNUAL SUMMERFEST
Funds from the concert benefit UJA-Federation of New York

A record-breaking 1,700 people attended a performance by Jennifer Hudson at UJA-Federation of New York’s 23rd Annual Summerfest Concert on Wednesday, August 7, 2013.  The concert was held at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Westbury, NY.

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