Keep a Child Alive's Black Ball Redux

$2.7 Million Raised

The Night

December 6, 2012 | Apollo Theater | New York City
Celebrating the power of women and the promise of an AIDS-free Africa.
Host & Musical DirectorAlicia Keys
EmceeWhoopi Goldberg
HonoringOprah Winfrey
Angélique Kidjo
Featuring live performances byAlicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Angélique Kidjo,
Bonnie Raitt, And Brittany Howard Of Alabama Shakes

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Keep a Child Alive Gratefully
Acknowledges Support From The Following




  • Black Ball Event Committee:
  • David Wirtschafter, Chair
  • Glenn Bozarth
  • Mike J. Brzostowski
  • Joe Cristina
  • Nicole David
  • Lance Donenberg
  • Kevin Farr
  • Michael Guido
  • Lisa Hernandez Gioia
  • Gayle King
  • Wendy Laister
  • Padma Lakshmi
  • Ellen Healy Pietropaoli
  • Desiree Rogers
  • Erika Rose
  • Evan Vogel
  • Susan Willis
  • Airline Sponsor:
  • United
  • Champagne, Wines & Spirit Sponsor:
  • Sherry-Lehmann Inc.
  • Black Ball Supporters:
  • AEG Live
  • American Express
  • Bento Box Entertainment & Bento Box Interactive
  • BET Networks
  • Cornelia Cain-Heard
  • Citi
  • Claude Kelly & Michael Mentore of Carousel Entertainment
  • Clear Channel Media & Entertainment
  • Mr. Clive Davis
  • The Steven A. & Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation
  • Discovery Communications
  • Ear Goggles Productions, LLC
  • Sean & Robin Fahey
  • Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman LLP
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Gucci
  • Paul Hastings LLC
  • HBO
  • Hearst Entertainment & Syndication
  • Lisa Shields
  • Ruth & Stephen Hendel
  • HisVision, Inc
  • Ken & Eileen Jacobs
  • Rebecca Jones
  • Martin Lawrence Galleries
  • Material World Charitable Foundation
  • Nonfiction Unlimited/Brownstone Prod.
  • O. the Oprah Magazine/ Hearst Co. Magazines
  • Linda Perry & Katrina Sirdofsky
  • PepsiCo
  • Tyler Perry
  • RCA Records
  • Red Light Management
  • Rising Moon, Inc.
  • Leslee & David Rogath,
  • John J. Rosenberg, Rosenberg & Giger PC
  • Safari Sundays
  • Schultz Family Foundation
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing
  • Starbucks
  • Target
  • The Prasperity Group; Carline Balan & Pras Michel
  • The Stewart J. Rahr Foundation
  • Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch
  • Translation
  • Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation
  • Viacom
  • WME
  • Keep a Child Alive Co-founders:
  • Leigh Blake
  • Alicia Keys
  • Honorees:
  • Angélique Kidjo
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Artists & Management:
  • Alicia Keys
  • AK Worldwide
  • Red Light Management
  • Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes
  • Red Light Management
  • Angélique Kidjo
  • Red Light Management
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • AGPS Mgmt.
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Kathy Kane
  • Emcee:
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Alicia’s Crew:
  • Chris Huetz (Backline Tech)
  • Tony Luna (Monitor Engineer)
  • Dave Mejia (Backline Tech)
  • Cody Orrell (Backline Tech)
  • Dennis Thompson
    (FOH engineer)
  • Eli Ward
    (Production Manager)
  • AK Worldwide:
  • Vanessa Arnone
    (General Manager)
  • Chris Costello
    (Road Manager)
  • Ana Lara
    (Admin. Asst. to Erika Rose)
  • Erika Rose (President)
  • Jennifer Sencion
    (Admin. Asst. to AK)
  • DJ Walton
    (Director of Operations)
  • Danielle Almeida
    (Assistant to DJ Walton)
  • Alicia’s Band:
  • Pablo Batista (Percussion)
  • Al Carty (Bass)
  • Whitney Keaton (BGV)
  • Jermaine Parrish (Drums)
  • Miles Robertson (MD / Keys)
  • Hanan Rubinstein (Guitar)
  • Raphael Smith (BGV)
  • General Production:
  • Special thanks to Yamaha for their decade of world-class support...
  • and Clair Bros for donating all of the audio gear for the event
  • Event Production:
  • Empire Entertainment & their incredible team
  • Production/ Creative Agencies:
  • Cutting Room Films
  • IDC Digital
  • Light of Day
  • My Active Driveway
  • NightAgency
  • Production Glue
  • Q Department
  • Graphic Design:
  • David Calderley
  • Graphic Therapy
  • Teneka King
  • Printer:
  • Earth Enterprise
  • Creative Director:
  • Earle Sebastian
  • Creative Producer:
  • Natalie Galazka
  • Creative Director Motion Graphics:
  • Andrea Scaglione
  • Event Designer:
  • Jerry Schwartz
  • The Garden Party NYC
  • Event Designer Assistant:
  • Alex Egan
  • Portraits by:
  • Barron Claiborne
  • Lighting Designer:
  • Bryan Barancik
  • Associate Lighting Designer:
  • Edward Motts
  • Media Server Programmer:
  • Dawn of Man
  • Cocktail Music by:
  • Devi Mambouka
  • Awards Designed by:
  • Helena Starcevic
  • Honoree Films Editor:
  • Sean McGrath
  • Cutting Room Films
  • Post Production Producers:
  • Stacy Suplizio
  • Cutting Room Films
  • Web Designer:
  • Will Adams
  • Composer:
  • Zack Rice
  • Music & Sound:
  • Q Department
  • Sound Mixer:
  • Walter Bianco
  • Dance Installation:
  • An adaptation of Tuplet originally created for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, premiered January 31, 2012
  • Choreographer:
  • Alexander Ekman
  • Costume Design:
  • Nancy Haeyung Bae
  • Original Lighting Design
  • Amith A. Chandrashaker
  • Music and Sound Design:
  • Mikael Karlsson and Alexander Ekman score includes "Fly Me to the Moon" by Victor Feldman from the album Jazz at Ronnie Scotts
  • Video Design:
  • Alexander Ekman
  • Earle Sebastian
  • Video Director of Photography:
  • Gerald Wenner
  • Video Editor:
  • Bruce Ashley
  • Good Penny
  • Postproduction Producer:
  • Rasha Clark
  • Good Penny
  • Cedar Lake Founder:
  • Nancy Laurie
  • Cedar Lake Artistic Director:
  • Benoit-Swan Pouffer
  • Ballet Master:
  • Alexandra Damiani
  • Cedar Lake Production Stage Manager:
  • Renata Braga de Almeida
  • Cedar Lake Wardrobe Supervisor:
  • Lydia Frantz
  • Dancers:
  • Billy Bell
  • Jon Bond
  • Nickemil Concepcion
  • Vânia Doutel Vaz
  • Joseph Kudra
  • Guillaume Quéau
  • Matthew Rich
  • Ida Saki
  • Joaquim de Santana
  • Rachelle Scott
  • Ebony Williams
  • Navarra Novy-Williams
  • Conductor:
  • Kenyatta Hughes
  • Drummers:
  • Tierra Allen
  • Aaron Barres
  • Robert Fabien
  • Jasmine Gillespie
  • Kenyatte Hughes - Band Director
  • Kevin Latham
  • Jonathan Rodriguez
  • William Sheppard - Conductor
  • Donnell Tribble
  • Public Relations:
  • 42 West
  • Menu Design:
  • Marcus Samuelsson
  • Catering:
  • Creative Edge Parties
  • Wine & Spirit Contributors:
  • Belevedere
  • Chateau Montelena
  • Groth Vineyards
  • Nolet Gin
  • Johnnie Walker
  • Don Julio Tequila
  • Bulleit Bourbon
  • Beverages:
  • The Coca -Cola Company
  • Cupcakes:
  • Millie Peartree Cupcakes & More
  • Auctioneer:
  • Andrea Fiuczynski of Christie’s
  • Security:
  • Big Rob McNulty
  • Worldwide Projection Inc.
  • Edward Troiano
  • Knight Security
  • Walter Steel
  • Live Auction:
  • Ellerman House
  • Gucci
  • The Oyster Box
  • Peermont D’Oreale Grande
  • Singita Game Reserves
  • United Airlines
  • Balcony Silent Auction:
  • Nicole David
  • Diane von Furstenberg
  • Epicuren
  • LAFCO New York
  • LittleMissMatched
  • Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits
  • Venue:
  • Apollo Theater
  • THANK YOU:
  • Amy Alfonzo
  • Artist Direct
  • Terria Augello
  • April Aviles
  • Swizz Beatz
  • Ashley Bekton
  • Bono
  • Drazen Bosnjak
  • Will Botwin
  • PJ Bowers
  • Mia Brady
  • Kelly Bush
  • Laura Chaser-Hison
  • Andrew Chason
  • Steven Choo
  • Staci R. Collins Jackson
  • Tayla Colton
  • Dominick Conde
  • Cole Cook
  • Felicia Daniels
  • Digital Society
  • Deborah Diocohea
  • Noelle Esquire
  • E-Z Ryder Limousine LLC
  • Lisa Falcone
  • John Fego
  • Friedman LLP
  • Danielle Gaier
  • Jesse Gilmer
  • Shyda Gilmer
  • Great Performances
  • HARPOSTUDIOS
  • Robert Hilton
  • ID Public Relations
  • Ian Jopson
  • Charles Imbelli
  • J Records
  • Melissa Julien
  • KCA Community Members, Interns & Volunteers
  • Kiehl’s
  • Ilana Landsberg-Lewis
  • Valeria Lauria
  • Stephen Lewis
  • The Stephen Lewis Foundation
  • Alvina Lim
  • Deidre Lind
  • Melissa Lubin
  • Mattel Children’s Foundation
  • Monique Moody
  • Sarah Mudho
  • Katie Nodland
  • Jackie Nichols
  • Charles Nordeen
  • Marc Pritchard
  • Ramona Selvarajah
  • Shareen Singh
  • Sony Music
  • Amy Taylor
  • Arlene Thompson
  • Toys R Us
  • Rhett Usry
  • Elizabeth Vautour
  • Paul Weiss, Rifkin, Wharton and Garrison LLP
  • Chuck Willis
  • WireImage
  • Matt Wong
  • Kim Yu
  • Shao Zhou

  • As of 10/15/12