Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan dance to raise money for Sting's Rainforest Fund

Yesterday evening, stars gathered and showed off their talents at Carnegie Hall in New York City to benefit the Rainforest Fund founded by Sting and wife Trudie Styler.

It was a star-studded affair where celebs danced and sang to raise millions for rainforests all over the globe. Meryl Streep, Jennifer Hudson, Bruno Mars, James Taylor and former President Bill Clinton were among many of those in attendance at the concert.

Many memorable events occurred throughout the evening, including Channing Tatum and Sir Elton John dirty dancing while the 65-year-old legend sang “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.”

Tatum had the chance to show off his stripper moves from back in the day when he used to strip, which can also be seen in his upcoming flick “Magic Mike.” The heartthrob actor also showed off his classier dance moves when he danced with wife and actress Jenna Dewan.

“It’s probably one of the most fun things you could ever do. What kind of event would you expect to see Meryl Streep singing with Jennifer Hudson and Bryn Terfel and Channing Tatum dancing, and Rosanne Cash and Vince Gill, you know?” Elton John told reporters.

“It was just such a program – and Bruno Mars, who is astonishing, and Esperanza Spalding. It’s like a wish list of people you’ve never played with. It’s the most fun thing to do.”

For almost 25 years, Sting and his wife have been advocating on behalf of rainforests worldwide. In 1989, after the couple visited the Amazon rainforest and saw its destruction, the two took action by founding the Rainforest Fund. Sting and Styler also hold benefit concerts to raise money.

Browse through this photo gallery of highlights from the night. Looks like a fun way to raise money for a good cause.

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