Performances by Natasha Bedingfield, Kristen Chenoweth (shown below), Paul Williams, Jason Meraz, Joel and Benji Madden added to a stellar opening act by the Public School 58 Orchestra. Also on stage to make special introductions and presentations were Billy Burke, Common, Lauren Conrad, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, John Sykes, Pete Wentz and VH1 President - John Calderone.
The Gala program included stories of how music has played an important role in the lives of the events sponsors including Zoya Reyzis, Founder of Zoya Nail Polish. Gift Bags containing the beautiful new holiday red nail polish, Sarah by Zoya and other sponsor goodies were presented to all stars and attendees prior to the after party at BLT in the W Hotel Downtown.
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About the VH1 Save The Music Foundation
Since 1997, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation has successfully restored and sustained instrumental music programs in 1,700 public schools in more than 100 cities across the country, including Memphis, Houston, Chicago, New York, Denver, Baltimore and Milwaukee. Through their work, the Foundation has impacted the lives of over 1.6 million students. With the support of people across the country and the 2010-2011 Ambassador Class including: OneRepublic, Chrisette Michele, Nick Lachey, Mandy Moore, Kelly Clarkson, Jason Mraz, Fall Out Boy, Colbie Caillat, it is The Foundation's renewed commitment to donate one hundred million dollars worth of new musical instruments to ensure that even a greater number of students receive a comprehensive music education in the coming decade. Get involved and learn more at www.vh1savethemusic.com.