Grande hon­ored by Manch­ester

Los Angeles Times - - CALENDAR - — Emily Mae Cza­chor

Ariana Grande is set to be­come Manch­ester, Eng­land’s first-ever honorary cit­i­zen, fol­low­ing what its City Coun­cil has deemed a “great many self­less acts and demon­stra­tions of com­mu­nity spirit” in the af­ter­math of the May 22 ter­ror at­tack at Manch­ester Arena.

Just 13 days af­ter a sui­cide bomber killed 22 con­cert­go­ers out­side of Grande’s con­cert, the singer re­turned to the city, where she hosted the “One Love” ben­e­fit con­cert. The event raised more than $3 mil­lion for the Red Cross. She also vis­ited a num­ber of in­jured chil­dren in the hos­pi­tal ear­lier this month.

Manch­ester City Coun­cil leader Richard Leese told BBC News that the grace and benev­o­lence with which Grande re­sponded to the at­tack led the city to “up­date the way we rec­og­nize those who make note­wor­thy con­tri­bu­tions to the life and suc­cess of our city.”

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