Jay-Z to play in Carnegie Hall in February
December 8, 2011
There’s an old joke about Carnegie Hall where someone asks another person on the street how to get to Carnegie Hall, and the answer was “Practice!” The old music hall, probably the most prestigious in New York and one of the most in the world, isn’t a place for nobodies or even up-and-comers, and you need a certain status to grace its stage. Jay-Z apparently passes that test with flying colors. The hall, built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, will host two benefit dates on February 6 and 7, with proceeds going to his and his mother’s scholarship foundation and the United Way. It’s not the first time Carnegie has seen hip-hop (the honor belongs, fittingly, to Afrika Bambaata), but it’s still a rare occasion for the hall, usually populated by classical and jazz musicians.
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