Saturday, April 30, 2011

Jon Bon Jovi meets with at-risk youth in New Orleans

Obviously all the focus in Joviland right now is on Richie Sambora entering rehab and Bon Jovi touring without him. But against that backdrop, there IS a tour, and it resumes with Jazzfest in New Orleans tonight (April 30). As part of his White House Council duties, Jon took part in a roundtable discussion there in the leadup to the show:
Singer, philanthropist and sex symbol Jon Bon Jovi was the center of much of the attention today during a roundtable with at-risk young people at Cafe Reconcile, which hosted the event with other youth-program strongholds in the city: Liberty's Kitchen, the Youth Empowerment Project and the Tulane Youth Drop-In Center.

But despite a near mob scene afterward, when kids and their advocates posed with the star for photo after photo after photo, the rock star was quick to shine the spotlight on those he'd just listened to as part of his work for the White House Council for Community Solutions.
Read the full article here. Nice story.

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