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    Jennifer Hudson performs at annual Dana-Farber celebration in Palm Beach

    Jennifer Hudson performing at the Dana-Farber event over the weekend.
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    Jennifer Hudson performing at the Dana-Farber event over the weekend.

    Grammy-winning singer Jennifer Hudson dazzled a crowd of more than 600 with her rendition of “Alleluia” Saturday evening at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s 27th annual Discovery Celebration at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Fla. Phyllis and Paul Fireman , Tom Quick , and Roberta and Stephen Weiner were among the co-chairs of the event. Other locals in attendance included the CEO of Suffolk Construction Co., John Fish ; Russell Robbat and wife Laura ; hotelier Bob Sage ; former Partners HealthCare chairman Jack Connors ; Howard Kessler and wife Michele ; publicist George Regan ; and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s CEO, Dr. Laurie Glimcher . The event, chaired by Phyllis Krock, a Dana-Farber trustee, raised $2.8 million to support patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber.

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    Maddie Kilgannon can be reached at maddie.kilgannon@globe.com.