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Richard Gere Helps Carnegie Hall Raise Money for Ukraine

This image released by Carnegie Hall shows a performance fundraiser at Carnegie Hall in New York on Monday, May 23, 2022, that raised $350,000 for Ukrainian relief efforts. (Chris Lee/Carnegie Hall via AP)
This image released by Carnegie Hall shows a performance fundraiser at Carnegie Hall in New York on Monday, May 23, 2022, that raised $350,000 for Ukrainian relief efforts. (Chris Lee/Carnegie Hall via AP)

New York (AP) -- Actor Richard Gere hosted a benefit concert for Ukraine at Carnegie Hall that raised $360,000 for Direct Relief, a humanitarian organization providing medical aid.

Soprano Angel Blue, mezzo-sopranos Denyce Graves and Isabel Leonard, pianist Evgeny Kissin, violinists Midori and Itzhak Perlman, Tony Award-winner Adrienne Warren, singer Michael Feinstein, jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, mandolinist Chris Thile and Broadway actress Jessica Vosk were among the performers Monday night during a program whose themes included prayer and dreams.