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This week in notable events – Mary J. Blige sets Hollywood ablaze for a good cause

Posted on February 13 2012

Mary J. Blige performs onstage

Who: Queen of Soul, Mary J. Blige headlined a mini concert at Avalon, Hollywood on Friday night as part of the (BELVEDERE) RED pre-Grammy party. Celebs like Malin Akerman, Sophia Bush, Forest Whitaker, Paris Hilton, Kelis, Natasha Bedingfield, and Sheila E. all showed up to support Belvedere’s commitment to fighting AIDS/HIV in Africa.

What: They don’t call her the “Queen of Soul” for nothing. Mary J. took over the stage with confidence in a one shouldered leather top, black leggings, thigh high leather boots and retro chic hair. With a booming voice that reverberated through out the entire room, the R&B superstar sang her heart out on hits like “No More Drama” and “You Bring Me Joy.” As a special tribute to (RED), the Hip Hop icon performed a rendition of Bono’s “One.”

When: Friday, February 9th, 2012

Where: Avalon, Hollywood

Mary J. Blige arrives at the Belvedere RED Pre-Grammys Party

Actor Forest Whitaker and singer Mary J. Blige attend the after party for the Belvedere RED Pre-Grammys Party with Mary J Blige held at Avalon

Sophia Bush arrives at the Belvedere RED Pre-Grammys Party with Mary J Blige held at Avalon

Chelsea Handler also came out to support

Malin Akerman arrives at the event

Natasha Bedingfield also attended the event

Notable: Free Belvedere infused cocktails spiced up the party mood and you can get in on the action too. Below are a few recipes from the night’s most served drinks.

(BELVEDERE)RED Crimson Squeeze

1.5 oz (BELVEDERE) RED

3 oz Pomegranate juice

3 oz Fever Tree Ginger Ale

Build in a highball glass over cubed ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge

Belvedere Pink Mojito

1.5 oz Belvedere Pink Grapefruit

½ grapefruit juice

½ simple syrup

Handful fresh mint

Build over crushed ice. Garnish with a pink grapefruit slice and a

sprig of mint

Belvedere St Clements

1.5 oz Belvedere Citrus

3 oz San Pellegrino Aranciata

Build over cubed ice into a highball glass. Garnish with an orange

and a lemon slice

(BELVEDERE) RED Crush

1.5 oz (BELVEDERE) RED

Handful chopped strawberries

3 oz Fever tree Tonic

Build over cubed ice into a highball and garnish with chopped strawberries

 

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