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Here and there: a Hillary Clinton benefit, a Shaq sighting, and more

Scott Benner with Liz Powers and Brian Cusack at Google Cambridge.
Scott Benner with Liz Powers and Brian Cusack at Google Cambridge.ArtLifting

Dozens of prominent African-Americans attended an event for Hillary Clinton hosted by attorney Mo Cowan and former Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston CEO Linda Whitlock. Actress Lynn Whitfield was the featured speaker at the event attended by Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, Adage Capital Management’s Demond Martin, attorney Marc Cumsky, Joyce Ferriabough Bolling, Colette Phillips, Darryl Settles, Roslyn Watkins, and Flash and Bennie Wiley, among others. . . . On Thursday, local artist Scott Benner — who ended up being temporarily homeless after losing his job as a steelworker during the recession — spoke about his work and story with Google industry director Brian Cusack and ArtLifting cofounder Liz Powers (ArtLifting is a local company that helps artists facing homelessness or disabilities) at Google Cambridge. . . . Shaquille O’Neal stopped by Charlestown’s Tangierino Brasserie on Friday with girlfriend Laticia Rolle and friends Ashleigh Peters, director of events at Gaslight Lynnfield, and Gabriel Moraga. . . . On Saturday, musicians Robert Plant , Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, and Milk Carton Kids duo Kenneth Pattengale and
Joey Ryan dined at Red Lantern.