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Beyoncé and JAY-Z will Headline a Hurricane Benefit Concert in Brooklyn

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Beyoncé and JAY-Z will Headline a Hurricane Benefit Concert in Brooklyn

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the destruction wrought on the country, Beyoncé and JAY-Z, have announced a hurricane relief concert next month at the Barclays Center.

We have all searched our soul (and wallets) in search of a way to help the hurricane-ravaged cities trying to overcome the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. As Hurricane Maria ravages Puerta Rico and heads towards the Bahamas even the most uncharitable people are finding new altruistic tendencies. Quite right too, the only silver lining in all the devastation is how it has brought out our best, and most charitable impulses.

The cities celebrity residents are no different. THE New York Power couple, Beyoncé and JAY-Z, recently announced a hurricane relief concert at the Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn) on October 17. Bey-Z are expected to be joined by many other Roc Nation artists.

Beyoncé is herself a Houston native, a city that was hammered by Hurricane Harvey at the end of August. The 36-year-old superstar has been very active in the relief effort. On September 12, during the Hand in Hand telethon, she delivered this passionate plea to donors in a video message:

“During a time where it’s impossible to watch the news without seeing violence or racism in this country, just when you think it couldn’t possibly get worse, natural disasters take precious life, do massive damage and forever change lives, leaving behind contaminated water, flooded hospitals, schools, and nursing homes, […] come together in a collective effort to raise our voices, to help our communities, to lift our spirits and heal.”

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