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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Russell Simmons' 12th Annual Art For Life East Hampton Benefit (PHOTOS)

By GlobalGrind Staff

Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons, founders of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, will celebrate their 12th annual Art For Life East Hampton benefit gala on Saturday, July 30 at Russell’s East Hampton estate.

The star-studded fundraising event will honor recording artist Mary J. Blige, President of JP Morgan Chase Foundation Kimberly B. Davis, world-renowned nutritionist and author Oz Garcia and actor/filmmaker Edward Norton for their career achievements and philanthropic works. This year’s annual gala will be hosted by Soledad O’Brien and Star Jones, with special performances by the Grammy award winning artist Jennifer Hudson.

Russell has always held a firm belief that art saves lives and Rush Philanthropic’s primary annual fundraising effort helps support many projects throughout the year dedicated to reaching out to New York City youth through the arts. The Art For Life East Hampton benefit receives a great amount of support from the entertainment and art communities.

For the fourth consecutive year, Rush Philanthropic will team up with online auction experts Charity Buzz to auction Works on Paper from some of the art world’s most celebrated names.

Gwyneth Paltrow, La La Vasquez, Uma Thurman, Maxwell, Denise Vasi, Jessica White and Anna Wintour are just some of the stars attending this year’s fundraiser.

Sag Harbor, Summer 2009

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