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  1. Ravi Shankar - Idol of George Harrison, Estranged Father of Norah Jones - Dead at 92

    December 11, 2012 11:43 PM EST Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, has died. He was 92. The prime minister& ...

  2. Global Citizen Festival Aims to be 'Largest Syndicated Charity Broadcast'

    September 27, 2012 10:00 PM EDT With this weekend's Global Citizen Festival, AEG Digital Media (AEGDM) and AEG Network Live will attempt to go where no other digitally syndicated charity music festival has gone before. AEGDM head of business development Chris Roach believes ...

  3. John Legend Headlining Australia's 'End of Polio Concert'

    October 28, 2011 3:11 PM EDT Superstar American soul singer John Legend is heading Down Under to show his support for a global campaign that hopes to help wipe-out polio for good. Legend and chart-topping Australian hip hoppers Bliss N Eso will headline this Friday's &qu ...

  4. Shakira Joins Obama Commission on Educational Excellence

    October 06, 2011 5:00 PM EDT President Obama has asked Colombian star Shakira to be part of his Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Shakira, who has devoted much time and effort to providing and expanding early childhood care and education, will join ...

  5. Shakira to Be Honored As Latin Grammy Person of the Year

    September 26, 2011 8:37 PM EDT Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira will be honored as the 2011 Latin Recording Academy person of the year, the Latin Grammy organization has announced. The tribute gala for the songstress will be held Nov. 9, one day before the 12th annual awards ...

  6. Universal Signs Former Miss World Priyanka Chopra, Troy Carter To Manage

    August 05, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group Signs Bollywood Star Priyanka Chopra To Global Deal NEW DELHI -- Universal Music Group (UMG) and U.K.-based Desi Hits, an east-west entertainment platform, have signed a worldwide recording agreement with top Bollywood actres ...

  7. Stars Shine At Billboard Latin Music Awards, But Enrique Iglesias Rules The Night

    April 29, 2011 12:41 AM EDT Fire Walker: Enrique Iglesias won nine Billboard Latin Music Awards including Artist of the Year and Best Latin Pop Album By a Soloist. (Photo: Telemundo/Gary Rothstein) MIAMI -- There's no question that Enrique Iglesias ruled the 2011 Billbo ...

  8. Rethink Music: Our Favorite Tweets

    April 27, 2011 7:28 PM EDT If you weren't at the Rethink Music conference in Boston, you missed some great discussion about the future (and past) of the music business - although probably read about it, watched a livestream or simply followed attendees' thoughts o ...

  9. 50 Cent To Make UNICEF Donation In Wake Of Gadhafi Gig

    March 09, 2011 12:49 PM EST Cent is the latest artist to make a donation to charity after it was revealed he performed at an event linked to the clan of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. A statement released to The Associated Press on Wednesday said the rapper, who has his o ...

  10. Latin Stars Unite For City Of Hope

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Plácido Domingo and Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villarraigosa were among the VIPs who attended the official launch of "La Gota de la Vida" (The Drop of Life), the song and video recorded by 46 Latin stars -- including Enrique Iglesias, Glo ...

  11. Bjork To Release 'Moomins' Charity Song

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT No stranger to idiosyncratic behavior, Bjork has teamed up with animated children's characters the Moomins for her latest single release. Due for release Sept. 6 via digital outlets, "The Comet Song" is for the forthcoming Moomins 3 ...

  12. MySpace Readies Site Overhaul To Rekindle Growth

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST With shrinking audiences, deep layoffs and two management shake-ups, MySpace, the one-time leader in Internet social networking, has had a rocky year. Mike Jones, who took over as co-president last month with Jason Hirschhorn, said that even withi ...

  13. Bob Geldof Dismisses Live Aid Arms Claims

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Live Aid concert organizer Bob Geldof and the Ethiopian government have denied allegations that millions of dollars in aid for Ethiopian famine victims in the '80s went to buy arms. The BBC reported claims by former rebel leaders, who said th ...

  14. 'Hope for Haiti Now' Telethon Raises $57 Million

    January 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, led by George Clooney and Haiti-born rapper Wyclef Jean, has raised more than $57 million for relief to the earthquake-ravaged country, organizers said on Saturday. They called the $57 million a record ...

  15. Springsteen, Jay-Z, Urban Join Haiti Telethon

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST The music world's top stars are signing on for Friday's "Hope for Haiti" telethon. Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban and Alicia Keys are just a few of the performers who will be featured, ac ...

  16. Bono, Timberlake To Perform At Haiti Benefit

    January 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST George Clooney says the "Hope for Haiti" benefit for victims of the earthquake in Haiti will include performances from Bono, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys. Speaking to The Associated Press at the Golden Glo ...

  17. MTV Networks Reveals Haiti Relief Plans

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks on Friday revealed details about the Haiti relief telethon it is mounting with actor George Clooney. The two-hour telethon to support the victims of this week's devastating earthquake will be called "Hope for Haiti." It ...

  18. Latin Stars Give 'Life' To City Of Hope Project

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group will promote and distribute an original song, "La Gota de la Vida," ("the drop of life") to benefit Los Angeles cancer research center City of Hope and its Hispanic outreach campaign for bone marrow donati ...

  19. Latin Briefs: Kudai, Live Nation, Jose Feliciano

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Chilean pop group Kudai has begun a series of trips to indigenous communities in Latin America under the auspices of UNICEF. The group's visits, which will be filmed for an MTV Latin America special to be shown next year, began this month i ...

  20. Montaner, UNICEF Team On Latin America Project

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Ricardo Montaner, winner of Billboard's 2007 Spirit of Hope Award for his humanitarian work, will produce a far-reaching film that will document the state of children throughout Latin America. Co-produced with UNICEF as part ...

  21. Latin Stars Debate Social Responsibility

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Communal and social responsibility were central themes during a celebrity panel on philanthropy that included Latin super stars Ricky Martin and Mana bandmates Fher Olvera (singer) and Alex Gonzalez (drummer). The panel, which also included actor ...

  22. Carlos Vives Set For Montaner Benefit

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Ricardo Montaner, recipient of Billboard's 2007 Spirit of Hope Award for humanitarian work, has revealed a star-studded show to benefit his foundation, La Ventana de Los Cielos. The concert will take place December 19 at the ...

  23. Madison Square Garden To Honor Harrison

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Walk of Fame' plaque to be presented Aug. 1. Madison Square Garden in New York City will mark the 35th anniversary of George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh by installing a permanent plaque in the famed arena’s "Walk of Fame.” Th ...

  24. Ricky Eyes Taj Mahal Charity Gig

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ricky Martin will kick off the 8th Wonder of the World Concert series with a Feb. 25 performance at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. The event will benefit Unicef's "Unite for Children, Unite Against AID Ricky Martin will kick off the 8th W ...

  25. Aussie Wave Aid DVD Due June 5

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT All profit donated to charity. Virgin Australia will release the official DVD of the Wave Aid tsunami benefit concert on June 5. Virgin says all profits from the four-hour Australian DVD release will be donated to charities Oxfam Community Aid Abr ...

  26. Aussie Wave Aid DVD Due June 5

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Australia will release the official DVD of the Wave Aid tsunami benefit concert on June 5. All profits from the four-hour Australian DVD release will be donated to charities. Virgin Australia will release the official DVD of the Wave Aid ts ...

  27. Keys, Clarkson Confirmed For MTV Asia Aid

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys, Good Charlotte, Kelly Clarkson, Hoobastank and Simple Plan are among those set to perform at MTV Asia Aid on Feb. 3 at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. Jennifer Lopez will contribut Alicia Keys, Good Charlotte, Kelly Clarkson, H ...

  28. Keys, Clarkson Confirmed For MTV Asia Aid

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys, Good Charlotte, Kelly Clarkson, Hoobastank and Simple Plan are among those set to perform at MTV Asia Aid on Feb. 3 at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. Jennifer Lopez will contribut Alicia Keys, Good Charlotte, Kelly Clarkson, H ...

  29. Brit Video Biz Backs Comedy Fundraiser

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britain's home video distribution business said today (Jan. 13) that it will release a special comedy DVD in a bid to raise £1 million ($1.89 million) to aid UNICEF's Tsunami Children's Appeal. Britain's home video dis ...

  30. Reunited Oils Lead Oz Tsunami Benefit

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian rockers Midnight Oil will reunite to headline the country's second major fund-raising concert to benefit victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami. Details of the Jan. 29 "Wave Aid" concert at th Australian rockers Midnight Oil ...

  31. Reunited Oils Lead Oz Tsunami Benefit

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australian rockers Midnight Oil will reunite to headline the country's second major fund-raising concert to benefit victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami. Details of the Jan. 29 "Wave Aid" concert at th Australian rockers Midnight Oil ...

  32. MTV Asia Throws Support To Tsunami Aid

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Members of the Asian music industry -- who, like everyone else in the region, are still trying to come to terms with the Dec. 26 tsunami and its aftermath -- are doing their bit to support disaster re Members of the Asian music industry -- who, li ...

  33. MTV Asia Throws Support To Tsunami Aid

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Members of the Asian music industry -- who, like everyone else in the region, are still trying to come to terms with the Dec. 26 tsunami and its aftermath -- are doing their bit to support disaster re Members of the Asian music industry -- who, li ...

  34. Canadian Stars, Sting To Play Tsunami Benefits

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Leading Canadian acts and Sting are among the artists planning benefit events for the relief effort in the wake of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Leading Canadian acts and Sting are among the artists planning benefit events for the relief effort ...

  35. Ethiopia To Host Marley's 60th Birthday Festivities

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bob Marley's 60th birthday will be celebrated with a month-long program of events in Ethiopia in Feb. 2005. The program, titled "Africa Unite," will be spearheaded by a globally-televised concert feat Bob Marley's 60th birthday ...

  36. Ethiopia To Host Marley's 60th Birthday Festivities

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bob Marley's 60th birthday will be celebrated with a month-long program of events in Ethiopia in Feb. 2005. The program, titled "Africa Unite," will be spearheaded by a globally-televised concert feat Bob Marley's 60th birthday ...

  37. Int'l Managers Plan Sudan Benefit Shows

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The International Music Managers' Forum (IMMF) is spearheading a series of charity concerts worldwide to raise funds for the stricken people of Darfur, western Sudan. The International Music Managers' Forum (IMMF) is spearheading a serie ...

  38. Int'l Managers Plan Sudan Benefit Shows

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The International Music Managers' Forum (IMMF) is spearheading a series of charity concerts worldwide to raise funds for the stricken people of Darfur, western Sudan. The International Music Managers' Forum (IMMF) is spearheading a serie ...

  39. High-Profile Duets Stud Olympics Album

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Duets by Earth Wind & Fire and Roots Manuva, Sting and Mariza, and Moby and Public Enemy will be featured on the official Athens 2004 Olympics pop album, details of which were announced this week. Duets by Earth Wind & Fire and Roots M ...

  40. High-Profile Duets Stud Olympics Album

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Duets by Earth Wind & Fire and Roots Manuva, Sting and Mariza, and Moby and Public Enemy will be featured on the official Athens 2004 Olympics pop album, details of which were announced this week. Duets by Earth Wind & Fire and Roots M ...

  41. Lang Lang To Be Named U.N. Ambassador

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pianist to perform at ceremony. Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang will be appointed the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador in a ceremony May 20 at the U.N. headquarters in New York. At 22, he will become UNICEF's ...