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Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars pre-party raises $3M
2021-04-26

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The 29th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards® Pre-Party hosted by Emmy- and Tony-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris alongside Sir Elton John and David Furnish, raised $3 million for the global effort to end AIDS, a press release announced.

The foundation's first-ever virtual gala took place April 25 and featured a stripped back performance by Grammy-winning recording artist Dua Lipa along with appearances by very special guests including Lady Gaga, Cynthia Erivo and the cast of It's a Sin, among others.

Guests were also treated to a duet with John and Lipa performing "Bennie and the Jets" and "Love Again." Following the pre-party, the live Oscars telecast portion of the evening was hosted by Emmy-winning actor Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) and featured a performance by country singer MacKenzie Porter.

Fans can still purchase tickets to view additional streams of the Oscar Pre-Show special for $19.99 via Ticketmaster at shops.ticketmasterpartners.com/elton-john-aids-foundation .


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