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Sept. 22-24, 2011

LA Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015



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Thursday Night

Lionel Richie

Featured performer

Lionel Richie

  • Singer-songwriter, producer, humanitarian
  • 5-time Grammy Award Winner
  • Winner of 11 American Music Awards


Patti Austin

Patti Austin

  • Acclaimed performer with 17 solo albums
  • Grammy: Best Jazz Vocal Performance
Ramsey Lewis, American Jazz composer, pianist, and radio personality.

Ramsey Lewis

  • 3-time Grammy winner with 7 gold records
  • Advocate for youth involvement in music

Friday Night
The World's Greatest Ice Cream Social Performers

Cuban-American singer/songwriter Jon Secada, 2-time Grammy award winner.

Jon Secada

  • Two-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban-American singer, songwriter and performer
  • Has sold 20 million albums since his debut album was released in 1992
Poncho Group

The Poncho Sanchez

Latin Jazz Band

  • Influenced by conga master Mongo Santamaria and jazz vibraphonist Cal Tjader
  • 25-year musical partnership with Concord yielding two dozen recordings
American soul/R&B singer and songwriter Eddie Floyd

Eddie Floyd

  • R&B singer/songwriter inspiration for the Temptations and the Four Tops
  • Co-wrote and sang the 1966 R&B chart-topper, “Knock on Wood”

AARP Foundation Presents
Tony Bennett Live in Concert

When: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles


Life@50+ attendees had the opportunity to watch Tony perform his greatest hits with some of today's biggest stars in celebration of his 85th birthday. Appearing with Tony were:

  • Carrie Underwood
  • Stevie Wonder


This concert benefited Drive to End Hunger, supporting the hunger solutions of AARP Foundation. Learn more about Tony and his album, Duets II, on his website.

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