Robert F. Kennedy News

Health eVillages raises nearly $50,000 to serve world's 'healthcare deserts'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

READING, Mass., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Health eVillages, a program founded by Donato Tramuto and Physicians Interactive in partnership with the not-for-profit Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights (RFK Center), raised nearly $50,000 at its Second Annual 'Apps Save Lives' Golf Tournament in New Jersey. (more...)

CBS News Veteran Bruce Morton Dies at 83
by TV News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Bruce Morton, an award-winning political correspondent for CBS News who also covered the Vietnam War and the space program, died today at his home in Washington, D.C., after a battle with cancer. He was 83. (more...)

The Library of Congress National Book Festival Kicks Off in DC, 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

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MY FAIR LADY, THE LITTLE MERMAID & More Set for Theatre By The Sea's 2015 Musical Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Bill Hanney has announced the lineup for the 2015 Summer Season at the historic Theatre By The Sea (TBTS). The four show subscription season will feature SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, MY FAIR LADY starring Charles Shaughnessy, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID and the Mel Brooks musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. Season subscriptions are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (401) 782-8587, order forms can be downloaded online at theatrebythesea.com, or ordered in person at the Box Office located at 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield, RI 02879. (more...)

Physicians Interactive Chairman and CEO Donato Tramuto to Receive Inaugural 'PharmaVOICE Magazine' Red Jacket Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

READING, Mass., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Donato Tramuto, the CEO and Chairman of Physicians Interactive Inc. (PI), has been selected as an inaugural recipient of the Red Jacket Award from PharmaVOICE Magazine. The Red Jacket Award recognizes a select and distinguished group of leaders who have been lauded by their colleagues and peers for their many contributions to their companies and the life sciences industry at large. (more...)

Ultrarunner Lisa Smith-Batchen Runs Record-Breaking 584 Miles to Benefit Cleaner Water
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Renowned ultra-distance runner Lisa Smith-Batchen finished a 584 mile run in California's Death Valley last week, becoming the first female ultramarathoner in the world to cross the famed Badwater-to-Mt. Whitney course four times back-to-back in an effort to fundraise for cleaner, healthier water across the world. (more...)

Brian Childers to Star in AN EVENING WITH DANNY KAYE at TACT, 7/18-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The American Century Theater (TACT) will welcome Helen Hayes Award-winner Brian Childers back to the stage for An Evening with Danny Kaye. This production, to be performed as part of the Robert M. McElwaine Reflections series, pays tribute to one of Broadway and Hollywood's greatest showmen - Danny Kaye. Stephen Nachamie directs and Jeff Biering is the Musical Director. (more...)

Broadway's Kenita Miller and More to Star in PROPAGANDA! THE MUSICAL at NYMF, 7/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presents Propaganda! The Musical a world premiere musical Book, Music, and Lyrics by Taylor Ferrera & Matt Webster. Nathan Brewer directs a cast of 10, including MaryJoanna Grisso (Nat. Tour: West Side Story), Nick Mason, Kenita Miller* (Bway: Xanadu, The Color Purple), Kenny Morris* (Bway: Hairspray, Les Miserables), Benjiman Dallas Redding (Nat. Tour: West Side Story), Shaun Repito (Nat. Tour: West Side Story), Dale Sampson*, Beth Cheryl Tarnow*, and Jillian Wallach (Nat. Tour: Legally Blonde). Propaganda! The Musical is being staged at PTC Performance Space, 555 West 42nd Street (bet. 9th & 10th Avenues) in NYC for five performances from Wednesday, July 23 through Sunday, July 27, 2014. (more...)

Meet Bryan Cranston, Vanessa Williams and More Via Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights 2014 Spring Auction
by Movies News Desk - May 05, 2014

Landing a role in an Oscar-nominated film is a difficult feat for any aspiring actor or actress, but some coaching and insider tips from top casting directors Ellen Chenoweth and Lora Kennedy might help make it easier. Both women, who have casted Oscar winning or Oscar-nominated actors, have donated exclusive meetings with the lucky winners in the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights 8th Annual Spring Auction. The auction includes more than 100 of the world's most recognizable figures spanning business, entertainment, sports, and politics and is open to bidders internationally through May 13 at www.rfkauction.com. (more...)

Providence Performing Arts Center Announces Winners of ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Jo-Ann Ragosta, Chairperson of the ARTS Scholarships 2014 program, along with the members of the Community Outreach Committee of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), have announced the winners of the ARTS Scholarships 2014 program, sponsored by the Textron Charitable Trust and PPAC Annual Fund Donors. This year's program will award scholarships to 33 talented Rhode Island students, ages 11 - 14, each of whom will receive a scholarship of up to $500 to attend local summer arts education programs that will expand their experiences in a chosen area of study (please see below for the list of ARTS Scholarships 2014 winners). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Keegan Theatre's HAIR Provides Rollicking Fun, Food for Thought, and Disturbing Images
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 21, 2014

HAIR, at Washington, DC's Keegan Theatre, features an exuberant cast, clever staging and direction, rollicking music, and nostalgia, but some of the directors' choices are questionable. (more...)

Anthony Kearns to Perform at 113th Annual St. Patrick's Day Banquet in Chicago, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

World-renowned tenor Anthony Kearns, of The Irish Tenors, will be a featured entertainer at the 113th Annual St. Patrick's Day Banquet hosted by the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago on Friday, March 14, 2014, it was announced. (more...)

Abtech Holdings Adds Former Maryland Governor and Former Secretary of the Army to its Strategic Advisory Board
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: ABHD) ('AbTech'), a full-service environmental technologies and engineering firm addressing issues of water pollution and contamination, is proud to announce the appointment of Governor Parris N. Glendening, former governor of Maryland, and Dr. Francis J. Harvey, who served as 19 th Secretary of the Army, to its Advisory Board, joining Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Congressman James Saxton and Governor Edward G. Rendell. (more...)

Philomena Lee, Subject Of Oscar Nominated Film, Presented Los Angeles Mayoral Certificate Of Recognition For Project To Rejoin Mothers/Children Separated By Forced Adopti
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Philomena Lee, whose search for the son taken from her for forced adoption as a toddleris the subject of the Academy Award nominated feature film 'Philomena' was honored Tuesday (Feb. 11) by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti with a Certificate of Recognition for her compassionate campaign to aid 2000 other women dealing with the same tragedy. 'I am proud to welcome Ms. Philomena Lee to Los Angeles,' he stated in the proclamation, 'I am inspired by her story. We hope that this recognition helps in some way to raise awareness of the issue of forced adoptions and to shine a light on the past to open the way for healing of so many mothers and their lost children.' (more...)

VIDEO: Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Equal Rights in Speech at Auburn University
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

In its 20th year of recognizing people and partnerships that make significant and lasting contributions to people's well-being locally and around the world, Auburn University's College of Human Sciences honored Apple CEO Tim Cook and Howard G. Buffett at the annual International Quality of Life Awards on Tuesday, Dec. 10 in New York City. Watch Cook's acceptance speech below! (more...)

Lunch with Sarah Jessica Parker, DAILY SHOW Tickets & More Up for Bid in 7th Annual RFK Center Ripple of Hope Holiday Auction
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFKCenter.org) launched its Seventh Annual Ripple of Hope Holiday Auction with support from some of the world's most recognizable celebrities spanning entertainment, sports, music, and politics. The online auction is open to bidders internationally through December 17 at RFKAUCTION.COM. Proceeds will support the RFK Center's work to empower fearless human rights defenders and inspire a new generation of defenders through its human rights curriculum. (more...)

Kick Kennedy to Star in ANTIGONE Off-Broadway, Begin. 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Kick Kennedy, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy has been announced to play the title role in the Blackfriars Repertory Theatre and Storm Theatre's production of Antigone, by Jean Anouilh adapted by Louis Galantiere. The production, under the direction of Peter Dobbins will play an engagement starting January 10, 2014 and running through February 15th, 2014 at The Theatre of the Church of Notre Dame (Morningside Drive between (more...)

Seth Rudetsky & Seth Greenleaf Set for THEATRE CHAT, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

Tune in this Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 12:35 PM (ET) to join in the celebration with 'Mr. Showbusiness' on Jimmy Ferraro's THEATRE CHAT AND THIS 'N THAT, broadcasting live on WWJB -- regionally and nationally on the world wide web:www.wwjb.com/pages/4395150.php. This week's guests are Seth Grenleaf and Seth Rudetsky. (more...)

ReelzChannel Debuts Documentary JFK: THE SMOKING GUN Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 03, 2013

ReelzChannel announced JFK: The Smoking Gun will make its U.S. premiere tonight, November 3 at 8pm ET/ 7pm PT. (more...)

Joel Grey, Brooke Shields & More to be Honored as 2013 Living Landmarks on 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

Each year, the New York Landmarks Conservancy recognizes distinguished New Yorkers who have made extraordinary contributions to the City and honors them as Living Landmarks at a gala in the fall. This year The New York Landmarks Conservancy will honor Ann L. Buttenwieser, Joel Grey, Robert I. Grossman, MD, William vanden Heuvel (Lew Rudin Award), Mary Wells Lawrence, and Brooke Shields on November 14, at the Plaza. The special celebration will be hosted by Living Landmark Liz Smith. (more...)

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