Why Christina Aguilera Wants to Charge You $5000 per Ticket

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Can you spare $5,000? That’s the starting ticket price for a gala fundraiser that Christina Aguilera is headlining on September 25. The money benefits special exhibitions and programming at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

The 29-year-old pop star will perform at the opening party of the museum’s brand-new Lynda and Stewart Resnick Pavilion, which opens to the public in October. Designed by Italian “starchitect” Renzo Piano, the 45,000-square-foot building is described by LACMA as “the largest purpose-built, naturally lit, open-plan museum space in the world.”

And if you’re wondering how the Grammy Award winning singer became involved, just look back to the June/July issue of Latina magazine. According to the cover story written by Senior Editor Angie Romero, Xtina is a big arts patron. In her home recording studio, she has prints by Shepard Fairey, a canvas by street artist D*Face and an original Banksy.

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Grace Bastidas, Deputy Editor

Born and raised in Queens, New York, where more languages are spoken than anywhere in the world, Grace Bastidas is Latina’s Deputy Editor. She oversees lifestyle content, including topics as diverse as career, health and relationships, and occasionally writes about her own experiences in The Good Life section. As a writer, Grace’s work has appeared in The New York TimesNew York magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure. She is fluent in Spanish.

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