Where to Find A-Listers this Month
By James Clark
On December 5, The Imagine: John Lennon’s 75th Birthday Concert at Madison Square Garden will feature performances by Aloe Blacc, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Brandon Flowers (The Killers), Peter Frampton, JUANES, Kris Kristofferson, Pat Monahan (Train), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Willie Nelson, The Roots, Chris Stapleton, and Steven Tyler. Part of the proceeds from this concert will benefit the Robin Hood Foundation, New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization. The performance will air on AMC on December 19.
Also On December 5, Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund will have its fifth annual Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays star-studded benefit concert at the Beacon Theater. The night’s hosts include Carson Kressley, Boy George, Cam, Judy Gold, Sharon Osbourne, Richie Sambora, and more. The benefit aims to raise awareness about LGBT youth homelessness.
On December 7, Debbie Harry and Blondie Keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen will perform at Lincoln Center for an evening honoring Valentino. Valentino Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli will be presented with The Women’s Leadership Award. Alice Tully Hall will also host an exclusive installation of Valentino’s Mirabilia Romae Fall 2015 Haute Couture collection. The evening is a fundraiser for the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund, which raises crucial unrestricted financial support for 10 resident arts organizations on the Lincoln Center campus.
On December 11, Demi Lovato, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Alabama Shake’s Brittany Howard, Kelsea Ballerini, Fifth Harmony, and Lana Del Ray will be honored at the Billboard’s Women in Music event at Cipriani Midtown in NY. The event will be aired via Lifetime on December 18.