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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:49 PM

Friends of IDF event spurned by Stevie Wonder raises more than $14 million

The singer had come under intense social media pressure to pull out of the event. An online petition calling on him to cancel his performance had garnered more than 3,600 signatures

The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces fundraiser that singer Stevie Wonder pulled out of raised more than $14 million.

More than 1,400 people attended the event in Los Angeles to aid Israeli soldiers. Entertainment mogul Haim Saban and his wife, Cheryl chaired the gala. Saban is a national board member of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.

Actor Jason Alexander emceed the event, which featured a performance by David Foster and Friends. Surprise musical performances were presented by by "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard and 10-time Grammy winner Chaka Khan.


http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/friends-of-idf-event-spurned-by-stevie-wonder-raises-more-than-14-million-1.483688

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Reply Friends of IDF event spurned by Stevie Wonder raises more than $14 million (Original post)
King_David Dec 2012 OP
King_David Dec 2012 #1
Enrique Dec 2012 #2
King_David Dec 2012 #3
holdencaufield Dec 2012 #5
azurnoir Dec 2012 #4
shaayecanaan Dec 2012 #6
King_David Dec 2012 #7
Dick Dastardly Dec 2012 #9
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #8

Response to King_David (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:50 PM

1. $ 14 000 000 nt

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Response to King_David (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:00 PM

2. 3,600 signatures doesn't sound like a lot

did Stevie really come under "intense pressure"? I didn't even hear about this.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:12 PM

5. Small -- but VERY vocal

 

The shrillest infant gets the teat.

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Response to King_David (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:17 PM

4. $14 million from 1400 people interesting $10,000 per person

nice someones troops have that sort of support guess they did not need the likes of Stevie huh? after all they got Chaka Khan

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:35 AM

6. you cant ask for much more than that (nt)

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Response to shaayecanaan (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:14 PM

7. 14 million ?

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Response to shaayecanaan (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:51 PM

9. Yes you can

How about 100 Billion dollars like Dr. Evil






How about Led Zeppelin reuniting for the gig.

You can ask for a lot more

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