Art For Life Gala
Where: Russell Simmons’ East Hampton Estate
Who Was There: Russell Simmons, Nick Cannon, Tyler Perry, Mariah Carey, Betsy Z Cohen, Tamia and Grant Hill, Marc J Leder, Soledad O'Brien, Star Jones, Anita Baker, Salt N Pepa, Melanie Fiona, Diggy Simmons, Kimora Lee Simmons, Joseph " Rev Run" Simmons, Justine Simmons, Angela Simmons, Vanessa Williams, June Ambrose, Rosci Diaz, Babyface, LA Reid, Tika Sumpter
Other Details: Raising over $2 million dollars for the Art For Life foundation, Russell Simmons and his brother Danny Simmons threw a celeb studded benefit on Saturday evening. With dinner and performances by Anita Baker, Salt-N-Pepa, Melanie Fiona and Diggy Simmons, in addition to an auction lead by Star Jones, there was plenty to keep guests entertained. Soledad O'Brien was the host for the evening, where Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, Betsy Z Cohen, Tamia and Grant Hill and Marc J Leder were honored.
[Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey, Russell Simmons via]
Tuesday, June 18
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.