Josh Groban - Josh Groban And Paul Simon Perform At Newman Benefit

Josh Groban, Paul Simon and Trisha Yearwood took to the stage to honour late movie icon and philanthropist Paul Newman at a star-studded benefit on Monday (02Apr12).
Elvis Costello also performed at the Celebration of Paul Newman's Dream concert at New York City's Lincoln Center to raise money for Hole In The Wall Camps, a charity founded by the actor for kids with serious illnesses.
Hollywood stars including Jake Gyllenhaal, Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon also made appearances at the event.
But the evening's most poignant moment came as Newman's widow, 82-year-old actress Joanne Woodward, stepped onstage to issue a heartfelt plea for donations and support.
She told the crowd, "This is the legacy of my husband, Paul, and he considered it to be his most important one.
"It is for that very reason that I find this delicate way, in my best manners, to ask friends and supporters to come together to help raise money, it's about helping the children who need it."


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@Straightarrow372 I disagree with you and think Joanne's speach though I've not seen it was the most moving moment of that fundraiser.
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@Straightarrow372 I disagree with you on that and Believe Joanne's speach though I've not seen it to be the most moving as it's her late husbands legacy the event was celebrating and at root she's always been a gentlewoman from the south. I can almost hear the emotional cracking in her voice without having seen her speach
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Did your reporter actually attend this concert? It doesn't sound like it.The most poignant moments were when the kids performed. There was a very disabled young man who was a brilliant speaker: articulate, funny. He got the most enthusiastic response. Also there was a young woman who played the piano and sang, who was extremely moving. Also the finale with NaTasha Yvette Williams, a relatively obscure Broadway Singer, singing "Firework" was totally amazing -- much better than Katy Perry does that song.You guys are missing the boat here.
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