United Press International - January 25, 2012
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Foster the People has been booked
to perform at the Elton John Aids Foundation's 20th annual
Academy Awards viewing party in Los Angeles, organizers said.
In addition to the performance by the indie pop trio, the
fundraising dinner will feature a menu by celebrity chef Cat
Cora, the foundation said in a news release Wednesday.
John and his husband David Furnish are to serve as hosts of the
Feb. 26 event at West Hollywood Park. The Academy Awards are to
be presented that evening for the best in film for 2011.
The money raised is intended to be used to increase EJAF's
investments in its grant-making initiatives, which support HIV
prevention and treatment programs, stigma reduction efforts and
direct services to persons living with HIV/AIDS -- especially
marginalized populations with special needs -- the foundation