Monday, December 20, 2010

Jon Bon Jovi becomes White House official

Washington DC (ANTARA News/RIA Novosti) - U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated famous rock star Jon Bon Jovi as a member of a newly-founded White House Council for Community Solutions.

The White House announced on Tuesday that the new body "will provide advice to the President on the best ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to work more effectively together to solve specific community needs."

Bon Jovi, 48, is the lead singer of the Grammy Award winning group Bon Jovi, which has sold more than 120 million albums and performed more than 2,600 concerts for more than 34 million fans.

The rock star, who is a strong Democratic supporter, also runs his own charitable organization, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the lives of poor and homeless in the United States.

"To date, Mr. Bon Jovi and the Soul Foundation have provided affordable housing to hundreds of low-income individuals and families," the White House said in a statement.

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