Alicia Keys will be hosting a concert next month in New York City that will benefit her charity, Keep a Child Alive, and honor late Beatles guitarist George Harrison. The Black Ball will be held on Nov. 3.
The event will bring out some incredible talent from the music industry including will.i.am, Usher, Norah Jones, Mary J. Blige and Jay Sean.
Keep a Child Alive will be honoring Harrison for his philanthropic work in India.
Before passing on in 2001 from lung cancer at the age of 58, Harrison was actively involved with raising money for those in need and running his charity the Material World Charitable Foundation.
His foundation launch coincided with the release of his 1973 album Living in a Material World. Royalties from the album still go to support the foundations goals of, “to encourage the exploration of alternate and diverse forms of artistic expressions, life views and philosophies as well as a way to support established charities and people with special needs.”
Keys Black Ball event will mark the eighth anniversary of Keep A Child Alive. Her charity helps children in Africa and India affected with HIV/AIDS by providing treatment, care, nutrition, and support services necessary in the fight against AIDS.
All proceeds from the Black Ball event will go to the charity so it can continue in the global fight against AIDS. Keep A Child Alive is running a contest for those who wish to attend. Two prize packages are being offered to donors chosen randomly who donate $10 to the charity and join the Black Ball VIPs. One winner will get 2 tickets for dinner and the performances on the main floor for the concert. 2 second prize winners will receive 2 tickets for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and the performances in the balcony area.