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Alicia Keys honours Oprah at Black Ball

07 December 2012, 14:25

New York - Alicia Keys raised more than $1m for her charity and honoured Oprah Winfrey for her humanitarian efforts on Thursday.

Keys' Keep a Child Alive celebrated its annual Black Ball - dubbed Black Ball Redux - at the Apollo Theatre.

The R&B singer performed alongside Bonnie Raitt, Jennifer Hudson, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes and Angelique Kidjo, who was also honored.

Keys raised about $1.3m from pledges and auctions. $1m came from billionaire Stewart Rahr.

Keep a Child Alive assists those affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.

Winfrey launched the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa in 2007. She says she was honoured to receive an award from Keys, and that it confirms she's "moving in the right direction."

- AP


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