Stevie Wonder

Event Spurned By Stevie Wonder Raises More Than $14 Million

Musician pulled out of Friends of Israel Defense Forces fundraiser, citing recommendation from UN.

12/10/2012

The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces fundraiser that singer Stevie Wonder pulled out of raised more than $14 million.

More than 1,400 people attended the event in Los Angeles to aid Israeli soldiers. Entertainment mogul Haim Saban and his wife, Cheryl chaired the gala. Saban is a national board member of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.

Stevie Wonder warmed up the crowd during an Obama trip to Ohio during his presidential campaign. Getty Images

Stevie Wonder Backs Out Of LA Friends Of IDF Event

11/30/2012

The head of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces expressed his regret that Grammy-winning singer Stevie Wonder has pulled out of performing at a fundraiser for the group.

The "Superstition" recordng legend was scheduled to headline the Friends of the IDF annual gala in Los Angeles on Dec. 6. The event raises millions of dollars to support the Israeli military.

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