“We’re the only country in the world that thinks art is a luxury. It’s not a luxury. Art is a necessity of life.” – Steve Van Zandt
Little Kids Rock recognized Lady Gaga with its “Big Man of the Year” award – named for its first recipient, the late Clarence Clemons, saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. Check out this story about the award presentation at LKR’s rocker-studded fundraising dinner last Thursday. Forbes (Lady Gaga’s $13,000 Dinner) reports that “Lady Gaga outdid herself last night. More specifically, she outbid herself. The pop icon, who ranks #1 on Forbes Celebrity 100 and #11 on the Forbes Power Women list, placed the top bid of $13,000 at a charity auction last night, winning a dinner with Steve Van Zandt (of the E-Street Band) and Maureen Van Zandt, along with a bottle of wine signed by James Gandolfini. The dinner is to be at a restaurant of Lady Gaga’s choosing, and she announced her plans to go to Parma, a restaurant where she waited tables at age 19, serving Van Zandt himself.”
“I used to stand on the corner and go, ‘Daddy! Steve was here – he wants gnocchi!’ ” said Gaga. Read more.
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