ALICIA KEYS Holds 11th Annual Star-Studded Black Ball for Keep A Child Alive

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alicia_keys_NICEFounded in 2003, Alicia Keys held her annual KCA (Keep A Child Alive Black Ball) just yesterday, in NYC where dozens of friends and A-listers attended the shin-dig—which is in its 11th year going strong.

imagesMore than just a formal star-studded gathering, KCA is a charity begun by Alicia to raise money for families stricken with, and for children of women born with HIV from all over: India, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa.

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HEADER_NICELike the nature of a humanitarian Aquarian Alicia Keys’ celebrity far extends living celebrity lifestyle and fancy parties-Alicia makes music but parties with a purpose.

Often revered and known for extending her time and talent, the We Are Here singer took bringing awareness far beyond a #BringBackOurGirls hashtag to tangible lengths by organizing a protest in front the Nigerian consulate in New York. to mark the six month anniversary of the 219-Nigerian schoolgirl kidnapping tragedy by Boko Haram militants.

Along with approximately 30 other women, seven months pregnant Alicia rallied to raise awareness-while holding signs that read: “We Are Here To Bring Back Our Girls Now.”

Alicia’s 11thAnnual event was attended to by the likes of: Diddy, Madonna, Riccardo Tisci, Estelle, Padma Lakshmi, LaLa Anthony, Po Johnson, Selita Banks, Russell Simmons, Angela Simmons,  Kanye West, rapper Angel Haze, Aretha Franklin, J Records’ Clive Davis, Joan Smalls, Gayle King, Lala Anthony, model Alek Wek, Marina Abramovic, and more.

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…As well, non other than Nas showed his support and too, performed in front of the star-studded crowd at the even that is more than just a formal bur too, a gathering of another one of Alicia’s first loves: music

This went crazy tonight @nasnyc @aliciakeys #keepachildalive #Blackball #nyc

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10693425_503569196449581_119615333_nAs we reported, Alicia was slated to perform with David Byrne of Talking Heads, and we are told it did go down-the Girl on Fire singer did indeed perform with Byrne singing “Burning Down the House” where the entire audience at the Hammerstein Ballroom was brought to their feet.