Stone, Krall, Bocelli Set For Nobel Concert
Joss Stone, Andrea Bocelli, Diana Krall, Cyndi Lauper, Patti Labelle and several Norwegian artists are confirmed to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, to be held Dec. 11 in Oslo.Joss Stone, Andrea Bocelli, Diana Krall, Cyndi Lauper, Patti Labelle and several Norwegian artists are confirmed to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, to be held Dec. 11 in Oslo. The event will honor the 2004 laureate, Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai. Tom Cruise and Oprah Winfrey will host the concert.
The Nobel concert will be broadcast live in more than 100 countries, and traditionally draws some of the biggest names in show business. Last year, the event was hosted by Hollywood husband-and-wife Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
The 64-year-old Maathai, Kenya's deputy environment minister, became the first African woman to win the coveted peace prize, which was announced on Friday. She was honored as founder of the Green Belt Movement, which has sought to empower women, improve the environment, including by planting 30 million trees, and fight corruption in Africa for almost 30 years.
Maathai will receive the 10 million Swedish kronor ($1.3 million) prize at a solemn Dec. 10 ceremony in Oslo, followed by a torchlight parade and banquet in her honor, and, the next day, the Nobel concert.
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