Former US presidents, musicians hold benefit concert to raise money for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria victims in Texas

All five of US' living former presidents took the stage at a benefit concert in Texas to raise money for victims of the hurricane-ravaged southern US and Caribbean.

FP Staff October 22, 2017 17:06:23 IST
All five of America's living former presidents took the stage at a benefit concert in Texas to raise money for victims of the hurricane-ravaged southern US and Caribbean. Reuters
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All five of America's living former presidents took the stage at a benefit concert in Texas to raise money for victims of the hurricane-ravaged southern US and Caribbean. Reuters
Former presidents (from right) Barack Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton, George HW Bush and Jimmy Carter on Saturday appeared together onstage to say a few words, stand for the national anthem, then took their seats in the front row at the concert. Reuters
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Former presidents (from right) Barack Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton, George HW Bush and Jimmy Carter on Saturday appeared together onstage to say a few words, stand for the national anthem, then took their seats in the front row at the concert. Reuters
The effort by the three Democrats and two Republicans has raised over $31 million from 80,000 donors for the victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, George HW Bush's office said. Reuters
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The effort by the three Democrats and two Republicans has raised over $31 million from 80,000 donors for the victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, George HW Bush's office said. Reuters
President Donald Trump did not attend the concert, but praised the effort in a video message released earlier, terming it a "wonderful" and "vital effort." Reuters
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President Donald Trump did not attend the concert, but praised the effort in a video message released earlier, terming it a "wonderful" and "vital effort." Reuters
Lady Gaga was among the many singers and musicians who performed at the concert. Others included Robert Earl Keen, The Gatlin Brothers, Stephanie Quayle and Sam Moore. Reuters
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Lady Gaga was among the many singers and musicians who performed at the concert. Others included Robert Earl Keen, The Gatlin Brothers, Stephanie Quayle and Sam Moore. Reuters