facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Texas stars donate to scholarship fund

Jan. 26, 2007 at 6:18 PM   |   Comments

DALLAS, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Some of Texas' biggest names in entertainment are providing memorabilia to raise scholarship funds for students wanting to pursue artistic careers.

Singers Willie Nelson, Jessica Simpson and Kinky Friedman, actor Larry Hagman and world renowned painter Peter Max are among those donating items to The Aetheria Foundation for auction Feb. 10; the money will go to The Aetheria Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas, the foundation said in a news release.

Some of the items up for bid include original art from Cirque du Soleil; Hagman's signature hat worn as the character JR Ewing from "Dallas," a pair of boots signed by Simpson and a guitar from country singer Nelson. Max also will contribute an original piece designed specifically for the Aetheria event, organizers said.

© 2007 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara depart 'MythBusters'
2
Jennifer Lopez declares she doesn't 'whore around'
3
Kelly Clarkson makes first post-baby appearance in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
4
Iggy Azalea: 'Call me Iggy or I will kill you'
5
Benedict Cumberbatch doused five times in Ice Bucket Challenge
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback