Hudson and Brolin to Perform at MusiCares Gala Honoring Diamond

News   Hudson and Brolin to Perform at MusiCares Gala Honoring Diamond Academy Award-winning "Dreamgirls" star Jennifer Hudson will perform during the upcoming 2009 MusiCares Person of the Year gala honoring musician Neil Diamond on Feb. 6, 2009, in Los Angeles.

MusiCares will fete Grammy winner Neil Diamond for his artistic and philanthropic achievements, including his relief efforts in Texas for areas affected by Hurricane Ike.

Other performers will include Josh Brolin, Adele, Coldplay, the Foo Fighters, Tim McGraw, Raul Malo and honoree Diamond. The gala includes a silent auction, dinner, performances and the award presentation.

Previous MusiCares honorees include Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Sting, James Taylor, Brian Wilson and Stevie Wonder.

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Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.

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