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Oct. 25, NYC – U2 frontman Bono was honored by the Keep a Child Alive charity at Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom, who acclaimed the singer’s “groundbreaking and crucial work in the AIDS movement” at the organization’s annual fundraising ball. Sheryl Crow, David Bowie, Gwen Stefani, Jay-Z, veteran record executive Clive Davis and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong were among the notables in attendance, while event musical director Alicia Keys livened up the evening by previewing a slate of songs from her upcoming As I Am album after Zulu drum ‘n’ dance troupe Juxtapower fired up the crowd with their rousing rhythms. Bono’s fellow honorees at the event were actor Nick Reding, founder of Sponsored Arts For Education, Kenya, and Dr. Pasquine Ogunsaya of Uganda’s Alive Medical Services. --Jerry McCulley