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Whoopi Goldberg Set for Angelique Kidjo's Tribute to Miriam Makeba at Carnegie Hall, 11/5Whoopi Goldberg Set for Angelique Kidjo's Tribute to Miriam Makeba at Carnegie Hall, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Angélique Kidjo will headline Carnegie Hall on November 5 in a tribute to 'Mama Africa,' the great South African singer and political activist Miriam Makeba-whom Kidjo cites as her own role model and career-long inspiration. In the preface to her autobiography Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music, out now on HarperCollins, Desmond Tutu writes, 'Angélique was herself inspired by Miriam Makeba, Mother Africa, and she in her turn is now an inspiration to others with her message that, yes, the sky is the limit, and she urges them to reach for the stars.' (more...)

Special Report: Grammy Winner Miri Ben-Ari Responds to Cancellation of Noble Peace Laureates' World SummitSpecial Report: Grammy Winner Miri Ben-Ari Responds to Cancellation of Noble Peace Laureates' World Summit
by David Fick - Oct 3, 2014

Grammy award-winning violinist, producer and humanitarian Miri Ben-Ari has released a statement in response to the announcement that the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in South Africa has been cancelled. (more...)

Grammy Winner Miri Ben-Ari to Headline 14th World Summit of Noble Peace Laureates, Oct 13Grammy Winner Miri Ben-Ari to Headline 14th World Summit of Noble Peace Laureates, Oct 13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Grammy award-winning violinist, producer and humanitarian Miri Ben-Ari will headline a special invite only concert opening the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates at Cape Town City Hall on October 13th. (more...)

Angelique Kidjo to Pay Tribute to Miriam Makeba at Carnegie HallAngelique Kidjo to Pay Tribute to Miriam Makeba at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Angélique Kidjo will headline Carnegie Hall on November 5 in a tribute to 'Mama Africa,' the great South African singer and political activist Miriam Makeba-whom Kidjo cites as her own role model and career-long inspiration. In the preface to her autobiography Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music, out now on HarperCollins, Desmond Tutu writes, 'Angélique was herself inspired by Miriam Makeba, Mother Africa, and she in her turn is now an inspiration to others with her message that, yes, the sky is the limit, and she urges them to reach for the stars.' (more...)

Angelique Kidjo to Headline Carnegie Hall in Tribute of Miriam Makeba, 11/5Angelique Kidjo to Headline Carnegie Hall in Tribute of Miriam Makeba, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Angelique Kidjo is set to headline Carnegie Hall on November 5 in a tribute to "Mama Africa," the great South African singer and political activist Miriam Makeba-whom Kidjo cites as her own role model and career-long inspiration. (more...)

Advertising and Marketing Industry Veteran Joins Keek Board of DirectorsAdvertising and Marketing Industry Veteran Joins Keek Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - Keek Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KEK) (OTCQX: KEEKF) announced today that Matt Scheckner has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Scheckner is President and CEO of Stillwell Partners, a boutique consultancy. Stillwell is best known as the producer of Advertising Week, the world's largest advertising, marketing and media industry summit. The Week is conducted in New York City and London home of Advertising Week Europe. Under Scheckner's leadership, which dates back to 2004, the B-to-B event has evolved into a vibrant, vital platform that advances the industry. The event is supported and attended by the world's premier players in creative, marketing, media and technology.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

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Vice President Biden, James Earl Jones, Scott Bakula, Debbie Allen, and More Come to Ford's Theatre GalaVice President Biden, James Earl Jones, Scott Bakula, Debbie Allen, and More Come to Ford's Theatre Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, President pro tempore of the Senate Patrick Leahy, House Majority Leader Elect Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, actress Debbie Allen, members of Congress and other distinguished guests attended the Ford's Theatre Annual Gala the evening of Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Ford's Theatre (511 10th Street NW). The gala performance was followed by a seated dinner at the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum (750 Ninth Street NW). The evening included the presentation of the Ford's Theatre Lincoln Medal to actor James Earl Jones and the U.S. House of Representatives' longest-serving member, The Honorable John D. Dingell. The award was given in recognition of their extraordinary character, service, accomplishments and work reflecting Lincoln's legacy of humanity, wisdom, eloquence and vision. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards DinnerPhoto Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
by Walter McBride - Jun 10, 2014

Musical theatre performers MARY LOU BARBER, EDWARD PLEASANT and BEN RAUCH performed dramatic readings of excerpts from The Very Reverend James Parks Morton's forthcoming memoir at the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards gala last week, June 5 at the New York Hilton Midtown. This is the first time in the history of the Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY) awards dinner that a theatrical event has been presented. BroadwayWorld brings youphotos from inside the event below! (more...)

Documentary Film CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT Premieres at Monte Carlo Television FestivalDocumentary Film CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT Premieres at Monte Carlo Television Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Archbishop and 1984 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu today celebrated the world premiere showing of the PeaceJam Foundation's documentary film "Children of the Light" at the Monte Carlo Television Festival (more...)

Mary Lou Barber, Edward Pleasant and Ben Rauch to Perform at 2014 Interfaith Awards Gala, 6/5Mary Lou Barber, Edward Pleasant and Ben Rauch to Perform at 2014 Interfaith Awards Gala, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Musical theatre performers MARY LOU BARBER, EDWARD PLEASANT and BEN RAUCH will be performing dramatic readings of excerpts from The Very Reverend James Parks Morton's forthcoming memoir at the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards gala on Thursday, June 5 at the New York Hilton Midtown. This is the first time in the history of the Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY) awards dinner that a theatrical event has been presented. (more...)

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Helps Launch PeaceJam Foundation's "One Billion Acts of Peace" CampaignHill+Knowlton Strategies Helps Launch PeaceJam Foundation's "One Billion Acts of Peace" Campaign
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

PeaceJam Foundation is a global leader in developing young activists and engaging them in their local and global communities. The organization aims to address the root causes of some of the world's most pressing problems by encouraging average citizens to work together and create one billion high-quality projects between now and Dec. 31, 2018. The movement is led by 13 Nobel Peace Laureates including the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. (more...)

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Helps Launch PeaceJam Foundation's "One Billion Acts of Peace" CampaignHill+Knowlton Strategies Helps Launch PeaceJam Foundation's "One Billion Acts of Peace" Campaign
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

PeaceJam Foundation is a global leader in developing young activists and engaging them in their local and global communities. The organization aims to address the root causes of some of the world's most pressing problems by encouraging average citizens to work together and create one billion high-quality projects between now and Dec. 31, 2018. The movement is led by 13 Nobel Peace Laureates including the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. (more...)

Golden Key Partners with Collegefeed to Help its Two Million Honor Society Members Start their CareersGolden Key Partners with Collegefeed to Help its Two Million Honor Society Members Start their Careers
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

With recognized members from over 400 schools globally, including honoraries like Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel and Bill Clinton, Golden Key carries an esteemed legacy of achievement. Starting today, hiring managers and employers will be able to quickly recognize those Golden Key members by special “Golden Key” badges, enabling job-seekers to stand out and highlight their success. (more...)

Bob Costas, Anjelica Huston And Mariano Rivera Receive 35th Annual Common Wealth AwardsBob Costas, Anjelica Huston And Mariano Rivera Receive 35th Annual Common Wealth Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del., April 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Three renowned achievers were honored for their lifetime accomplishments with the 35th Annual Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service. The awards recognize individuals who have enriched modern culture through their professional and personal endeavors. (more...)

Anjelica Huston Receives 2014 Common Wealth Award for Dramatic Arts TodayAnjelica Huston Receives 2014 Common Wealth Award for Dramatic Arts Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

Three renowned achievers will be honored for their lifetime accomplishments with the 35th Annual Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service. The awards recognize individuals who have enriched modern culture through their professional and personal endeavors. (more...)

Journalist Ron Suskind Writes REACHING MY AUTISTIC SON THROUGH DISNEY in This Weeks New York Times Sunday MagazineJournalist Ron Suskind Writes REACHING MY AUTISTIC SON THROUGH DISNEY in This Weeks New York Times Sunday Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

In advance of the release of his new book on autism, Life, Animated (publishing April 1st on Kingswell), Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Ron Suskind penned a heartfelt, revealing essay in this week's New York Times Sunday Magazine which focused on how this neurological disorder has impacted his family. Titled 'Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney,' Suskind's article follows the author and his family as they struggle to understand and communicate with his autistic son, Owen, and their eventual breakthrough into Owen's world through the magic of Disney animation. Through his exclusive speaking engagements with American Program Bureau, Suskind is now bringing this remarkable and triumphant story to life in front of audiences around the country. (more...)

Anjelica Huston to Receive 2014 Common Wealth Award for Dramatic Arts, 4/5Anjelica Huston to Receive 2014 Common Wealth Award for Dramatic Arts, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Three renowned achievers will be honored for their lifetime accomplishments with the 35th Annual Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service. The awards recognize individuals who have enriched modern culture through their professional and personal endeavors. (more...)

Craig Ferguson Performs Stand-Up Show 'Hot & Grumpy' at The Capitol Center for the Arts, 3/24Craig Ferguson Performs Stand-Up Show 'Hot & Grumpy' at The Capitol Center for the Arts, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

The Capitol Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce that Scottish comedian, festival favorite, and star of The Late Late Show, Craig Ferguson, will be coming to Concord with his witty and hilarious stand up performance titled Hot & Grumpy on Monday, March 24, at 7:30pm. (more...)

Riverside Church Screens Documentary INEQUALITY FOR ALL TodayRiverside Church Screens Documentary INEQUALITY FOR ALL Today
by Movies News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

As part of its newly established economic justice initiative Now is the Time: Justice for All and a nationwide Grassroots campaign, The Riverside Church is presenting a screening of former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich's Sundance award-winning documentary, 'Inequality for All,' tonight, February 27, 7:00 p.m. at the Church, 91 Claremont Ave., (bet. 120th & 122nd Sts.), Morningside Heights. (more...)

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