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Courtesy of VH1 Save The Music

Last night, Manhattan Digest was front and center on the red carpet for the third annual Save The Music event, which raised over 1 Million Dollars which will directly benefit the Foundation’s work of restoring music education in public schools across the country.  Two big reasons why this was a success was because of pop superstars Fifth Harmony and the world renowned DJ Cassidy, who were in attendance and got the party going!

Credit: Ryan Shea
Credit: Ryan Shea

The event took place out in The Hamptons, more specifically Sagaponack, which was greenery 101 throughout!  The blazing heat eventually wore off as the sun went down and the stars started to arrive.  I was able to chat with the lovely Selenis Levya, who is one of the amazing stars of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”.  On top of supporting this amazing cause, Selenis also discussed her love of music and particularly the decade in which she would love to go back to.  “That’s a good question!  i think the 70’s disco era, give me some Donna Summer!”  I was just watching “The Get Down” on Netflix, and it is a great show!  The music in that era is so good, so I would love to be part of that time!”

Credit: VH1 Save The Music
Credit: VH1 Save The Music

Real Housewives of New York superstar and Save The Music host committee member Ramona Singer was also on hand last night, looking absolutely stunning in a blue number.  Besides being friends with co-host Julie Macklowe, there was a bigger reason for Ramona to attend. “Save The Music is very important for children to have arts and performing in their school, so its a big reason why I come out here in the first place”. 

Credit: VH1 Save The Music
Credit: VH1 Save The Music

The biggest stars there last night were Fifth Harmony, who have had quite the busy weekend not only with Save The Music but of course the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, which they were a big part of last night!  This was the first time any of them had ever been to The Hamptons, and clearly it was not only worth their while but the foundation itself as they helped raise 1 million dollars and also performed some of their biggest hits including “Work From Home” and “Worth It” while DJ Cassidy spun tunes that kept the crowd dancing the night away under the stars.

Credit: Ryan Shea
Chatting it up with Fifth Harmony! Credit: Ryan Shea

Dinah Jane talked about her experience about why she fell in love with music in the first place during her time in school.  “Well, I went to a performing arts school, so I was around it every day.  What is really cool is that you are surrounded by people that just express themselves and you accept their differences, so everything was just natural.” Camila Cabello broke down the tea on why they were really there as well.  “We are here supporting Save The Music, which is something that is so important to us because we are all music lovers.  Save The Music is doing incredible things bringing music education into schools everywhere, district by district, to make sure it is part of the everyday curriculum”.

For more information on VH1’s Save The Music, check out their official site.