LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 24, in the presence of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, one of music's most powerful female voices Beth Hart performed a benefit concert for Monaco Aide and Presence Foundation (MAP) at Salle Garnier, the world famous Opera House in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The occasion marked the first time the Opera House has ever hosted a rock concert – and what a concert it was, garnering rave reviews all over the French press for this, the most exclusive audience in Europe.
Saturday night's charity show starred Hart and her band who rocked the famous landmark, entertaining the who's who of Monaco society with a stunning performance. The event raised over 200,000 Euros with all proceeds going to Monaco Aide and Presence (MAP), a Monaco-based charitable organization founded in 1979 by Grace Kelly and now under the patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II. It is one of Monaco's leading foundations.
MAP is now headed by Donatella Campioni as president and has begun to develop a contemporary music series in support of the Foundation's activities. MAP provides schools, hospitals, homes for orphans, medical care and basic necessities for children in developing countries world-wide.
Beth Hart's latest album Don't Explain – out today on J&R Adventures – is an album of soul covers made with guitarist Joe Bonamassa. Don't Explain features scorching versions of ten classic songs first made famous by artists including Billie Holiday, Etta James, Tom Waits, Ray Charles, Delaney & Bonnie, Bill Withers, and Aretha Franklin.
USA Today named the track "I'll Take Care of You" as their "Pick of the Week," calling it a "thrilling reworking of the Brook Benton soul classic."
Beth Hart can take care of you too when you get a free download of her song at www.hartandbonamassa.com/download.
SOURCE J&R Adventures