Desmond Tutu News

Angelique Kidjo to Headline Carnegie Hall in Tribute of Miriam Makeba, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 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 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


Vice 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 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 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 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, 6/5
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” 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” 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 Careers
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 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 Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 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 Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 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 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, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 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, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 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 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...)

Soweto Gospel Choir to Perform at Holland Center, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Omaha Performing Arts presents Soweto Gospel Choir at the Holland Center on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. The performance is part of Omaha Performing Arts' 13/14 Season. Tickets start at $20 and are available at TicketOmaha.com, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Office inside the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St. (more...)

Riverside Church to Screen Documentary INEQUALITY FOR ALL, 2/27
by Movies News Desk - Feb 20, 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,' on Thursday, February 27, 7:00 p.m. at the Church, 91 Claremont Ave., (bet. 120th & 122nd Sts.), Morningside Heights. (more...)

Microsoft welcomes youth to 4Afrika Advisory Council
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

ABIDJAN , Ivory Coast — Feb . 18 , 2014 — On Tuesday, Microsoft Corp. introduced the first four youth members to the 4Afrika Advisory Council to ensure the critical voices of Africa's large youth demographic are heard. The Microsoft 4Afrika Advisory Council, announced last October, is an external board of advisers tasked with guiding strategic investments undertaken by the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative. Microsoft 4Afrika was launched one year ago to facilitate Microsoft's active engagement in Africa's economic development. The four youth ambassadors will represent the issues facing Africa's rural and urban youth, including unemployment, education and access to technology. (more...)

Angelique Kidjo to Perform at Ridgefield Playhouse, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

The multitalented, internationally renowned, Grammy Award winning Angelique Kidjo doesn't do anything half way. In January 2014, she released a new studio album, Eve, as well as an autobiography entitled, Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music, which features a forward by Alicia Keys and a preface by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Kidjo's new album includes varied collaborations with artists such as Dr. John, Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg. She will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, February 20, at 8 p.m. demonstrating why she is one of Africa's most celebrated musicians and humanitarians. As Bill Clinton says, 'The only thing bigger than Angelique Kidjo's voice is her heart.' Boasting a 30-year musical career with countless awards and distinctions, Angelique has worked with Carlos Santana, Peter Gabriel, Alicia Keys, Josh Groban and many more to bring her uplifting music to the world. A free wine and cheese tasting and African Mask Art by African Heritage Collection will take place in the lobby at 7:15 p.m. This event is partially underwritten by African Heritage Collection and is part of the Doyle Coffin Architecture Singer/Songwriter and No. 109 Art, Wine and Jazz Series. Southwest Cafe (109 Danbury Rd., Ridgefield) will pour a free margarita with lunch or dinner the day of the show when tickets/stubs are presented. (more...)

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