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June 19, 2008

Employees at New York City's Department of Sanitation are seeing the rewards of treating those who work beside them well, no matter who they are or what their fashion choices might be. Boy George announced that he will perform a concert this summer for the sanitation workers, saying he wants to express his appreciation for the kindness they showed him while he completed his court-ordered community service for the department in 2006.

In a press release, Boy George, lead singer for Culture Club, said he will perform a concert for 5,000 NYC Department of Sanitation workers and their families at the department's Family Day on August 17, 2008.

"New York's Strongest are delighted that Boy George will join us at our Family Day outing in August and perform some of his fabulous hits for our hard-working men and women and their families," says First Deputy Commissioner Michael A. Bimonte, who coordinates the DSNY Family Day event. "Keeping New York City safe and clean is a daunting challenge--as Boy George well knows--and we welcome his generous offer to entertain those who have made our City the cleanest it has been in more than 30 years,"

The court-ordered community service stemmed from a 2006 guilty plea George entered after he was accused of making a false burglary report to police. The judge ordered him to complete 5 days of community service for the department.

The department's Family Day is an annual event for workers and their families to enjoy a picnic and entertainment at the Department of Sanitation training facility in Brooklyn .

George and Culture Club sold over 100 million singles and 50 million albums and penned the hits "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?" and "Karma Chameleon," according to the press release.

Source: Press Release via Radar Online

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