On Thursday June 11, Los Angeles magazine supported City of Hope’s 11th annual Songs of Hope soirée at the beautiful estate of Ron and Stefanie Fair located in the hills of Los Angeles. The star-studded event included acoustic performances by Natalie Cole, Aloe Blacc, Priscilla Renae and Avery Wilson along with an award presentation hosted by Jimmy Jam. Music industry legend Clive Davis presented the “Legend in Songwriting Award” to Burt Bacharach and honorees Charli XCX received the “Vanguard Award”, Christophe Beck was given the “Electronic Arts Composer Award”, Natalie Cole received the “Songs of Hope XI Hitmaker Award” and Aloe Blacc was awarded the “Songs of Hope XI Contemporary Songwriter” honor. Guests mingled in The Bay Club pool lounge sipping on custom cocktails, while all night long enjoying savory and decadent bites from Tres LA catering. To date, Songs of Hope has raised nearly $3.5 Million supporting the research and treatments at City of Hope centers around the nation.
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