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February 9th In NYC: amfAR Gala With Elton, Dionne, Gladys, And Stevie Wonder

On February 9th, amfAR will host its New York City gala where Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, and Elton John will reunite for a performance of their Grammy-winning smash single That's What Friends Are For, which was recorded 25 years ago as a fundraiser for amfAR. To date, the single has raised more than $3M for AIDS research. Honorees at the 2011 black tie gala will be former President Bill Clinton, Elizabeth Taylor, and Diane von Furstenberg. The evening is a special tribute to amfAR founding chairperson, Dr. Mathilde Krim. Also performing: Liza Minnelli and violinist David Garrett.

Get tickets here.

That's What Friends Are For was written by longtime Dionne Warwick collaborator Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager. It was first recorded by Rod Stewart in 1982.

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