Thursday, November 8, 2007

Elton Plans New York Memorial Concert


Pop superstar Elton John is planning a memorial concert for slain celebrity real-estate agent Linda Stein, with the proceeds going to breast-cancer research.

According to Hope Faith Consolo, another high-powered New York real-estate broker and friend of Stein, John wants to do the show in April.

"He's doing that just for Linda Stein, because Linda was a big supporter for Elton John's AIDS foundation," Consolo said. Stein was stricken with breast cancer in the mid-1990s.

Yesterday, Stein's friends and family gathered for a final day of mourning as stumped detectives again visited the crime scene.

Four detectives made the trip to Stein's Fifth Avenue apartment building where she was found in a pool of blood by her daughter Mandy on Oct. 30.

In recent days, police removed a portion of Stein's 18th-floor penthouse doorframe along with her bathtub drain in a search for clues.

The show Elton is dedicating to Linda will take place at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation's annual soiree at the Waldorf-Astoria.

The Hot Pink Party will be held on Tuesday, April 8. Individual tickets range from $2,500 Bronze to $10,000 Platinum.

Besides a 9 p.m. concert, the function includes cocktails at seven, followed by dinner at 7:45 p.m.

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