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Photos: Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, et al. at the 2012 Music Cares Gala

The 22nd annual MusiCares tribute gala  took place on February 10th, honoring Paul McCartney. McCartney has been selected as the 2012 MusiCare Person of the Year in recognition of his artistic and philanthropic efforts. The star-studded tribute took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center's West Hall. The gala featureD a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, and concert of McCartney's music, played by a variety of guest musicians as well as McCartney himself. The annual event is held to raise funds and awareness of the Recording Academy's philanthropic wing, with proceeds benefitting MusicCares' emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery programs.

Check out photos from the big event below!

MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.

Photo Credit: Jay Valena / Retna Ltd.


Tamara Braun 

John Stamos 

Corinne Bailey Ray 

Christina Perri 

Randy Jackson 

Hugh Hefner 

Neil Young 

Joe Walsh and Majorie Walsh 

Bonnie Raitt 

Allison Krauss

Steve Vai 

Steven Van Zandt 

James McCartney 

Nancy Shevell and Paul McCartney 

Carla Ortiz 

The Foo Fighters 

Yoko Ono 

Rita Wilson 

Katy Perry 

Alicia Keys 

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