Lance Williams, Patrick Hoge, Chronicle Staff Writers Published 4:00 am PDT, Sunday, July 13, 2003 7/13/03 | Color | 3star | full | A1 | A-Section | burr, 8437 | WOMEN-C-17APR01-SZ-LA 7/13/03 | Color | 3star | full | A1 | A-Section | burr, 8437 | WOMEN-C-17APR01-SZ-LA Photo: Lacy Atkins Photo: Lacy Atkins Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 7/13/03 | Color | 3star | full | A1 | A-Section | burr, 8437 | WOMEN-C-17APR01-SZ-LA 7/13/03 | Color | 3star | full | A1 | A-Section | burr, 8437 | WOMEN-C-17APR01-SZ-LA Photo: Lacy Atkins LOVE AND MONEY / Mayor's fund-raiser got millions 1 / 3 Back to Gallery Carolyn Carpeneti, Mayor Willie Brown's fund-raiser and mother of his 2-year-old … [Read more...] about LOVE AND MONEY / Mayor’s fund-raiser got millions
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Brian McCollum Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Jan 10, 2019 A full list of upcoming concerts follows Brian McCollum's highlights below: Thursday Kacey Musgraves Musgraves' decade-long climb to Nashville success culminated with last year's "Golden Hour," the musically expansive, game-changing album full of songs the singer herself has dubbed "galactic country." The album dominated critics' year-end lists, and with four Grammy nominations in hand, Musgraves is a strong bet to walk away with something at the Feb. 10 ceremony in Los Angeles. Seven months after playing Little Caesars Arena with Harry Styles, she's headed to Royal Oak for the second night on the latest leg of her Oh, What a World tour. Opening is Natalie Prass. 7 p.m., Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. 248-399-2980. $39.50-$65. Friday Brothers Osborne Country music's Osborne brothers — vocalist T.J. and guitarist John — carry on in support of their sophomore album, … [Read more...] about Detroit concerts: Kacey Musgraves, Brothers Osborne, High Strung, more
PUBLISHED: 08:00 12 July 2015 | UPDATED: 09:19 13 July 2015 The Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium on July 13, 1985, was a defining moment. Photo credit should read: PA. Archant These days, it’s easy to be cynical about celebrities lining up to sing a few lines for Africa while simultaneously promoting their careers. But it didn’t feel like that 30 years ago, writes Sheena Grant. Mama Ngina’s orphanage a state run orphanage where abandoned babies and children are taken to by the authoritiesIn 1985, Live Aid seemed to embody the purest of motives: a desire to help and a belief we really could make a difference. There was both a touching innocence and an electrifying energy about that July day three decades ago, when a global audience of 1.9 billion watched some of the biggest stars perform at simultaneous concerts in London and Philadelphia.Whether you were lucky enough to be among the 72,000 at Wembley or, more likely, spent the day glued to your TV, you knew … [Read more...] about Live Aid raised millions of pounds but, 30 years on, what is its legacy?
The Ekal Vidyalaya , known for its innovative single teacher school in remote rural and tribal parts of India, has raised more than USD 12 million this year so far through over 50 fund-raising concerts and three galas across the US. This past week alone, Ekal Vidyalaya raised USD 5.5 million through its three mega galas in Houston, Maryland and New York, with the last one alone accounting for USD 3 million, a media release said Wednesday. This is the highest in the 30-year history of Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation. Funds this year has been raised for its literacy, healthcare, village-development movements for rural and tribal areas. The more than 50 musical concerts across the country raised USD 7.5 million. The Houston gala raised USD 1.5 million and USD 1.1 million was raised at its Ekal-Washington gala in Maryland. In a statement Ekal Vidyalaya said that this unprecedented support from patrons has also given confidence to it to revise and aggressively pursue its developmental … [Read more...] about Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation raises over USD 12 million for rural, tribal India
O'Rourke delivered an impassioned stump speech brimming with his trademark optimism. He promised to fight for teacher pay raises, for universal health care, to address climate change, to protect LGBTQ people and a woman's right to choose whether she wants an abortion. Minutes before Nelson, an unabashed pot smoker, took the stage and as the smell of weed lingered in the air from the crowd, O'Rourke said it was time end the prohibition on marijuana and expunge minor possession charges from people's records. He lamented that the "war on drugs" disproportionately hurts people of color. O'Rourke, in his remarks, presented himself as the anti-Trump. "We will be defined, not by our fears -- when we allow that to happen we build walls, we ban people based on their religion, we describe the press as the enemy of the people," he said. "We should be defined by our ambitions, our aspirations." Along with beer stands and food … [Read more...] about Willie Nelson, Beto O’Rourke sing together at Austin concert and Nelson unveils new election song