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Jay-Z to play Carnegie Hall

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    Two of New York City’s most famed institutions — Jay-Z and Carnegie Hall — will finally meet early next year. According to RapRadar, the rapper will play a pair of charity shows at the venue on February 6th and 7th. Tickets will be sold privately on December 12th, with a limited supply then going on sale to the general public on January 30th at 11:00AM ET.

    The shows will benefit both his own Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation and the United Way, which has a program aiming to improve graduation rates among New York City teenagers.

    Says Hov in an issued statement:

    “Its every artists dream to play a venue as legendary as Carnegie Hall. The fact that I can use the arts and my talent to benefit the education of the next generation of artists, entrepreneurs, and great thinkers makes for a legendary night. I’m proud to be a part of the continuing work of United Way of New York City and expanding the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.”

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    Before then, Jay-Z has a few remaining dates left with Kanye West. Check out the schedule below.

    The Throne 2011 Tour Dates:
    12/09 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
    12/10 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
    12/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
    12/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
    12/16 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
    12/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
    12/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena

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