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Elton John World News: Elton Was Among The Notables Serving on Armenian Relief Committee

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Monday 23 May 2011 @ 16:06 - GMT

On May 20 in New York City, the Fund for Armenian Relief held an event to celebrate both the 20th anniversary of Armenia's independence and honour songwriter and philanthopist, Charles Aznavour.

The gala tribute was at New York's elegant Cipriani Wall Street venue. Introducing Aznavour was Liza Minnelli, and Master of Ceremonies was Eric Bogosian, both of whom were some of the many dignitaries and friends of the honoree on the "Honorary Committee of Tribute to Aznavour." Other known personalities on the committee were singers Sir Elton and Celine Dion, film producer Atom Egoyan, and the Ambassadors of France and Armenia to the United States and the United Nations.

The evening's proceeds were to benefit the disadvantaged elderly people of Armenia, including the Vanadzor Old Age Home in Armenia. 

"FAR and Aznavour share the same mission of working to have Armenia become a prosperous, democratic country insuring a comfortable life for its people," said FAR Executive Director Garnik Nanagoulian.