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At Carniege Hall in New York, a gala of celebrties came together to raise funds for the Rainforest Foundation.

Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Jennifer Hudson, Roseanne Cash, Esperanza Spaulding, Vince Gill, Bruno Mars, opera great Bryn Terfel, Rita Wilson, Meryl Streep and Channing Tatum with his gorgeous dancer wife Jenna were all present. The special guest for the evening was former US President Bill Clinton.

According to the Belfast Telegraph, the main attractions of the night were Elton John singing "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" and Jennifer Hudson performing "And I'm Telling You" from her Oscar-winning role in Dreamgirls.

The money raised from the function will be used for preservation of the rainforest and its indigenous people.

Check out photos of the evening's stars...