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Alicia Keys raises $1.3M at gala, honors Winfrey

December 7, 2012 • Entertainment


Angelique Kidjo attends Keep a Child Alive’s ninth annual Black Ball on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — During the auction portion of Alicia Keys’ Black Ball Redux, one man was ready to jump his bid from $100,000 to $250,000 for a trip to South Africa — if Keys would join him and his friends.

“I’ll go for a little more,” Keys said Thursday night at the Apollo Theater, where her charity’s annual gala was held.

The man — pharmaceutical billionaire Stewart Rahr — didn’t raise his bid, but he later pledged $1 million to Keep a Child Login to read more

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