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Stevie Wonder's Private Show Boosts Donation for Paul Newman's Charity

October 25, 2010, 8:49 am GMT

The soul icon helps to raise fund for the New York benefit for Paul Newman's Hole after one mystery buyer agrees to pay $100,000 for his intimate performance.



Stevie Wonder helped to boost donations for Paul Newman's summer camp organization by an extra $100,000 on Thursday, October 21 - when a private bidder handed over the staggering amount for an intimate performance by the soul icon.

Hollywood stars including Meryl Streep, Bette Midler, Renee Zellweger and Bill Cosby all turned out for the New York benefit for Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camps last week, raising more than $3 million over the course of the night.

But charity organizers received an unexpected "afterhours" donation after the event wrapped, with the mystery buyer digging deep to land the private one-song show from Wonder, according to the New York Post's Page Six column.

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