Alicia Keys, Sara Bareilles, En Vogue, DJ Khaled and More Honor Sylvia Rhone at City of Hope Gala

Last week, City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center, raised more than $4 million at a black-tie gala honoring Epic Records Chairwoman and CEO Sylvia Rhone.

Alicia Keys and Sara Bareilles

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The funds will go toward the nonprofit biomedical institution’s research to find improved treatments for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Held at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar, the annual event featured a one-of-a-kind duet performed by Alicia Keys and Sara Bareilles, as well as performances from Yolanda Adams and En Vogue. Eric H. Holder Jr., 82nd attorney general of the United States, presented Rhone with the prestigious Spirit of Life award.

Yolanda Adams opened the ceremony with a heartfelt performance, wowing the crowd with a medley of her favorites including “Just a Prayer Away”, “Open My Heart”, and “Someone Watching Over You.”

Mega-producer Kuk Harrell thanked the
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