Jamie Foxx, Russell Simmons to Raise Millions for the Apollo

Jamie Foxx, Russell Simmons to Raise Millions for the Apollo

Other performers at the event included Alicia Keys and Jon Bon Jovi.

Published August 23, 2011

The show will continue to go on at the Apollo thanks to the generosity of several artists. Comedian/actor Jamie Foxx, singer Alicia Keys and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons were just some of the celebrities at a benefit event for Harlem's Apollo theater in the East Hamptons Sunday.

 

The fundraiser cost $100,000 to co-chair, $50,000 to sponsor and $2,500 per person to attend. Hundreds of guests attended the event, including Pharrell Williams and former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and together raised approximately $1,000,000 to benefit the iconic New York City theater.

 

Foxx, who performed a medley of his hits, noted a few guests who were feeling the music during the show namely Powell, Simmons and Epic Records CEO Antonio "LA" Reid. Other performers included Keys, Jon Bon Jovi, Bettye LaVette and Ben E. King.

Written by by Dorkys Ramos

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