Got bills? If you have 40 Gs lying around and are one of the Illuminati you can attend a distinguished gathering at Jay’s 40/40 Club to raise funds for the Obaminator. Beyonce will be there and if the stars are in alignment you may be able to squeeze yourself into a Beyonce, Hov and Obama photo sandwich for your Facebook page.
British indie darling Florence Welsh of Florence and the Machine nearly burned down her hotel after a night on the town with Kanye West in New York City. The two along with Lykke Li had been drinking downtown, Florence reports that she had around 17 dirty martinis, when she returned to her room and passed out. Upon awakening, she noticed she had chipped a tooth and the wall of the Bowery Hotel where she was staying was charred to a crisp. Her book had caught fire from a tea candle, there was a bucket of water on the floor and the drink bill for Welsh, Yeezy, Lykke and apparently the entire bar was enough to make the fire seem meager. Shake it out Florence!
Anyone who has followed Jay Z knows that there is nothing more near and dear to his heart than his beloved hometown of New York. Hov has given back time and again to the city that raised him and now the city is giving back by welcoming him to one of its most esteemed venues, the legendary Carnegie Hall.
In one of Jay’s typical grand gestures, proceeds from the performance will go to the United Way of New York City and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. Two shows will take place on February 6, 2012 at 8:00pm and February 7, 2012 at 9:30pm. Private packages of Jay Z Carnegie Hall tickets will go on sale Monday, December 12th through www.unitedwaynyc.org or www.shawncartersf.com.
A limited number of single Jay Z Carnegie Hall tickets will go on sale Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 11:00 AM (EST) via the Carnegie Hall Box Office.