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Clarkson to headline Sands Cares benefit

Grammy-winner Kelly Clarkson will headline the Sands Cares Inspire 2019, the signature fund-raising event for the Sands Cares Accelerator Program, on May 24 at the Venetian.

The charity concert, underwritten by Las Vegas Sands, will raise funds for the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation (ICF) and the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY). Both are affiliated with the Accelerator Program’s goal of investing nonprofit organizations with resources to make an impact in Las Vegas.

Kelly Clarkson

Clarkson, who is slated to host a new NBC daytime talk show in the fall, has sold more than 25 million albums and 36 million singles, including the hits “Miss Independent” and “Because of You.” In addition to snaring three Grammy awards, she has also won four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, two American Country Awards and a Country Music Association Award. She is also the author of two children’s books and is a featured judge on The Voice.

Previously hosted by artists including Jewel and Jason Mraz, the Sands Cares Inspire event donates all of its ticket and VIP package sales to local nonprofit organizations. This year’s beneficiaries, ICF and NPHY, are devoted to putting at-risk youth on a positive path for the future. NPHY provides services to stabilize the lives of homeless teens, and ICF helps them realize their potential through mentoring, apprenticeships, academics and athletics.

Inspire is a do-good, feel-good opportunity for the community,” said Ron Reese, senior vice president of global communications and corporate affairs at Las Vegas Sands, in a statement. “The chance to see someone as powerful as Kelly Clarkson in a more personal venue like the Venetian Theatre, combined with knowing your ticket purchase is going directly to helping at-risk youth, should make for a remarkable evening.”

General admission tickets for the concert are available beginning at 10 a.m. on March 22 at www.Venetian.com/INSPIRE, the Venetian box office or Ticketmaster.

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