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Bruno Mars to headline Beloved Benefit Concert

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Two of the biggest names in music and entertainment are joining forces on March 21 to help raise funds to support nonprofit organizations working to revitalize the historic Westside of Atlanta. Steve Harvey will host and Bruno Mars will headline the inaugural Beloved Benefit, which will bring together all of Atlanta to honor and celebrate the legacy of the Westside and the great work being done there.

Entertainer, magnate and philanthropist Steve Harvey will serve as emcee for the evening, which will spotlight Atlanta’s powerful history as the cradle of the civil rights movement and its bright future as a city on the front lines of change. Grammy-winning recording artist Bruno Mars will headline the evening’s entertainment, and multi BRIT award-winning British singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé will perform “Hope,” her stunning song about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In addition, attendees will experience culinary delights, powerful speakers and a few surprise performances reflective of the city and the Westside.

“The Westside of Atlanta nurtured some of the most inspirational civil rights activists and pivotal moments in U.S. history,” Harvey said. “I’m excited to join the growing chorus of supporters lending their time, talents and treasures for one common purpose: to create a brighter tomorrow for this community.”

The inaugural Beloved Benefit, which was announced in October, will be hosted on the field of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. One hundred percent of proceeds will go back to area nonprofits. With the help of its star-studded lineup, the event will increase awareness of issues impacting Atlanta’sWestside, build support for those making a difference in the community, and unite all of Atlanta to rally behind the residents of the Westside.  

During the benefit, local nonprofits will be honored for their efforts in sustainable growth and development of the Westside. Following the event, the Beloved Benefit team will distribute proceeds to the following inaugural beneficiaries: The At-Promise Youth and Community Center, City of Refuge, Grove Park Foundation, The Westside Future Fund and Westside Works. Ten additional nonprofit organizations will also be recognized with Beacon Awards, which honor organizations’ resiliency and continued work to advance the Westside and current Westside residents.

Based on the idea of the Beloved Community amplified by Dr. King, the Beloved Benefit aims to nurture love, respect and trust among all Atlantans. To learn more about the Beloved Benefit, visit www.belovedbenefit.org.

Source: Beloved Benefit/PR Newswire

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Jay-Z to Re-Open New York’s Webster Hall

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Just when you thought Jay-Z couldn’t make any more business moves, he pulls out the big guns. The rap mogul is slated to perform the first concert at New York City’s newly renovated Webster Hall. The “B-Sides 2” show will take place on April 26.

The iconic venue owned by BSE Global and Bowery Presents underwent a lengthy 20-month renovation, reportedly adding an elevator among other modern advancements.

Tickets to Jay-Z’s “B-Sides 2” concert at Webster Hall “for Day 1 fans” go on sale on April 19 at 11 a.m. ET. A pre-sale for AMEX cardholders begins April 18 at 10 a.m. ET. Jay-Z held “B-Sides” concerts at New York City’s Terminal 5 in 2015.

Take a look at some of the upcoming show dates below.

Patti Smith on May 1
Sharon Van Etten on May 4
Broken Social Scene on May 16 and 17
MGMT May 22 – 24
Real Estate on June 14
Built to Spill on September 30
October 1
Chris Robinson Brotherhood on October 9

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REVOLT and AT&T partner for the REVOLT Hip Hop Summit

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Revolt and AT&T just announced the launch of the Revolt Hip Hop Summit, expanding the multi-city cultural event inspired by the former Revolt Music Conference to two new markets — Atlanta and Los Angeles — and re-imagining the event to include opportunities for young people to network and develop skills business owners desire.

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AT&T will serve as co-creator and exclusive presenting sponsor of the event, expanding its reach and providing greater access for those seeking to become future leaders.

“Now more than ever we need to own our culture,” Revolt chairman Sean “Diddy” Combs said in a press release. “At the Revolt Hip Hop Summit we will empower young people with sessions on the issues they care about. From entrepreneurship and economic empowerment to social justice, we’ll have the provocative conversations not happening anywhere else. With the support of AT&T, we will provide perspective on music and media that could only come from industry veterans committed to our future.”

The event will take place from July 25-27 in Atlanta and Oct. 24-26 in Los Angeles. In addition to showcasing performances from major and emerging artists, the Summit will be  an immersive experience in the world of Hip Hop and culture, offering young people real-life networking experience and helping them to develop and hone the crucial skills business owners need to grow their companies.

“One of the hardest parts of breaking into any field is building a network and making connections with people that can help inspire dreams into reality,” said AT&T SVP-advertising and creative services Valerie Vargas in a press release. “AT&T is a longstanding champion of mentorship across both business and entertainment and we hope the opportunities stemming from the Revolt Hip Hop Summit help young people find their place.”

Headliners and ticket sales for the Atlanta and LA events will be announced soon. 

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