Ziggy performs at benefit gala honoring Linda Perry, others’ work with DTLA homeless community

Photo by Zach Weinberg (courtesy of Tuff Gong Worldwide).

Article by Ellen Olivier via the Los Angeles Times.

Saturday’s Chrysalis Butterfly Ball raised $1.5 million to help lift people out of poverty and homelessness by providing them with the necessary tools to find and keep jobs. Held at the private Mandeville Canyon estate of Susan Harris and Hayward Kaiser, the 18th affair honored singer-songwriter-record producer Linda Perry; film and television producer Suzanne Todd; and Chrysalis clients Suzette and Antonio Donaldson.

“I looked up the attendees, and there are some Hollywood hotshots here,” said Adam Devine (“Pitch Perfect”) of the guests, who included as event co-chairs: Paramount Chief Executive Officer Jim Gianopulos, Evolution Media’s Rick Hess, Universal Pictures Chairwoman Donna Langley, Creative Artists Agency’s Josh Lieberman, Activision Blizzard’s Stacey Sher and WME’s Richard Weitz. Devine was on hand to present the award to Todd.

Marsai Martin (“black-ish”) hosted the evening, while Sara Gilbert (“The Conners”) presented the award to her wife, Perry. Also, eight-time Grammy winner Ziggy Marley and pop singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield performed, and guests also included Jordana Brewster (“The Fast and the Furious”), Jennifer Morrison (“Once Upon a Time”), Sara Rue (“Will & Grace”), Zoey Deutch (“Beautiful Creatures”), actress and TV personality Soleil Moon Frye and TV personality Maria Menounos.

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