Las Vegas is a celebrity hotspot on any given weekend, but Sin City exploded with stars this Friday and Saturday for the IHEARTRADIO Music Festival. Some of the biggest musical acts of the year performed during the epic 2-night event.
The MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas was the place for most of the noteworthy performers to take the stage, which included New York natives Alicia Keys and Jay-Z along with Bruno Mars, The Black Eyed Peas and more.
Soon-to-be daddy Jay-Z and Alicia Keys performed their hit single “Empire State of Mind”. The two also performed solo as Keys premiered her new single “A Place of My Own”. Later on Jay-Z also performed by himself and once more with fellow New Yorker Memphis Bleek.
Another big performance of the night was the one that The Black Eyed Peas and Bruno Mars did for a huge crowd of screaming fans.
It’s been over two weeks since Hurricane Fiona, a category 1 storm, left much of Puerto Rico without electricity or clean water. In response to the devastation caused by Fiona, Biden has promised a $60 million relief package. Yet, given the failed U.S response after Hurricane Maria in 2017, some remain skeptical that the aid will be distributed efficiently, and in a way that will protect the island from future storms. “Less than 3% of infrastructure money allocated for storm recovery after Maria has actually been used, ” says Carla Minet, executive director of the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico.