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Originally posted 01/22/2013 07:50PM
President Barack Obama celebrated his second inauguration Monday night with a private party following his very public day.
The Obama family – including wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha – headed to the White House later on in the evening for a black tie affair, which included celebrities and political stars, as well as a late night buffet of desserts.
The Obamas were surrounded by 300 family and friends, including Bill Clinton (without his wife Secretary of State Hillary Clinton), John Kerry and Colin Powell. Lucky celebs who landed an invite were Swizz Beatz and wife Alicia Keys – who shared her inauguration photos with PEOPLE – Usher, John Legend and fiancée Chrissy Teigen, Jennifer Hudson, Katy Perry and John Mayer (who were "quite cute," says a source), Kelly Clarkson and her fiancé Brandon Blackstock, Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington and country star Brad Paisley.
Originally posted 01/11/2013 10:30AM
Talk about a lot of talent in one place!
The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Friday that Usher, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley and Katy Perry will be performing for the Kids' Inaugural and official inaugural balls in Washington, D.C., to celebrate President Barack Obama's being sworn in for a second term.
The kids' concert (Jan. 19) continues a tradition started by First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden's wife, Dr. Jill Biden, four years ago during the President's first inaugural celebration.
Originally posted 12/13/2012 11:00AM
Let's hear it for New York!
On Wednesday night, some of music's biggest stars came together for the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden.
The concert – which included performances from Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, Kanye West and more – raised money to benefit those affected by the superstorm in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Originally posted 12/13/2012 09:35AM
It's made the musician "made me more open, more connected to myself, more happy, and more creative"
Originally posted 12/07/2012 06:35PM
Alicia Keys was definitely on fire Thursday night.
The Grammy-winning singer hosted, performed – and was nearly auctioned off – at the Black Ball "REDUX," an annual event for her organization Keep A Child Alive, which assists those affected by AIDS in Africa, held at New York's legendary Apollo Theatre. The event, which was rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy, honored Oprah Winfrey for her work in Africa and India and raised $2.9 million.
Originally posted 12/07/2012 02:20PM
A benefit concert to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy will showcase both hometown talent, such as Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, and stars from abroad, including Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton.
The event – 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief – will be held at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday and will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which offers assistance to those in the tri-state area who have been impacted by Sandy, the devastating storm of historic proportions that has left thousands homeless and caused millions of dollars worth of damages.
The event is set for broadcast Dec. 12 and will be live-streamed right here on PEOPLE.com as well as at 121212concert.org.
Other artists set to perform include: Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and more.
Originally posted 11/28/2012 09:00AM
With her Girl on Fire album officially out, Alicia Keys took a break from her busy promotional schedule to honor superstorm Sandy first responders and volunteers in New York City on Tuesday.
The singer took to the iHeartRadio stage in lower Manhattan, singing several songs from her new album for the small group. Keys's son, 2-year-old Egypt, joined mom on stage for a bit, too, sitting comfortably in her arms as she belted her new tunes.
"Thank you again to all of the amazing first responders who continue to help with hurricane #Sandy," Keys wrote on Instagram after her show. "It was such a special night to perform for you all at the @iHeartRadio Theater!" – Melody Chiu
Originally posted 11/20/2012 02:45PM
When Alicia Keys gave birth to son Egypt two years ago everything changed.
"To have this type of love in my life at this time in my life, it means so much. Perspectives change, priorities change," she tells Lara Logan on CBS' Person to Person, airing Friday, Nov. 23 (10:00 p.m. ET).
But motherhood has been a welcomed change for Keys, 31, who tied the knot with rapper-producer Swizz Beatz, 34, in July 2010.
Originally posted 09/07/2012 03:30PM
She and Swizz Beatz just successfully trained their 23-month-old son Egypt, she tells PEOPLE at the VMAs
Originally posted 06/06/2012 04:20PM
Someone's been working on their fitness.
Alicia Keys, 31, flaunted a perfectly toned physique in a teeny, weeny red and black two-piece bikini on Instagram this week.
Showing off her famous curves, the mommy to son Egypt – who will be 2 years old in October – is photographed by her hubby Swizz Beatz for a retro post that he captions, "My Bond Girl:) 007 AK47."
The hip-hop producer, 33, has a habit of posting pictures of his lady love. Just a few messages before the bikini shot, he showed off his wife's flawless, makeup-free face.
– Dahvi Shira
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