July 22, 2008

Conde Nast Media Group Celebrates the Fifth Anniversary of Fashion Rocks(TM) at Radio City Music Hall(R)

NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Fashion Rocks first took New York Fashion Week by storm in 2004 and it still remains the hottest ticket of the season. Conde Nast Media Group celebrates the fifth anniversary of Fashion Rocks with an unprecedented line-up of performers including: Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown, Duffy, Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban, Kid Rock, Mariah Carey and Rihanna among others.

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The legendary Radio City Music Hall will once again play host to the star-studded live event on September 5, 2008, celebrating the powerful relationship between fashion and music. The concert will air the following Tuesday night, September 9, 2008 in a two-hour special on the CBS television network (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). Proceeds from the event will benefit Stand Up To Cancer.

"In just five years, Fashion Rocks has become one of the most exciting multi-media events of the year," said Richard Beckman, president of Conde Nast Media Group. "Whether on stage at the live event, during the show's broadcast or in the pages of the magazine, Fashion Rocks uniquely celebrates the intersection of two of the most sexy cultural paradigms; fashion and music. This year, we have a spectacular line-up of talent and performances that will take the show to a whole new level."

New to the mix is producer/director Don Mischer. Mischer, who was at the helm of Movies Rock(TM), has won 13 Primetime Emmy Awards and a record nine Directors Guild of America Awards. Don Mischer Productions' credits range from The Kennedy Center Honors, Baryshnikov by Tharp and the 100th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall to Super Bowl halftime shows, the Emmy Awards, and the opening ceremonies of the Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games.

The Fashion Rocks magazine will also return this year bigger and better then ever. Slated to reach over 60 million readers and filled with even more editorial content, Fashion Rocks magazine will accompany the September issue of 16 Conde Nast titles. Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and Contributing Editor Jonathan Van Meter will again take the helm as editor-in-chief and editorial director, respectively.

Fashion Rocks is a production of Conde Nast Media Group in association with Don Mischer Productions. Richard Beckman, president of Conde Nast Media Group and Don Mischer serve as Executive Producers.

Fashion Rocks is sponsored by five key advertisers: Chevrolet * Citi * CoverGirl * Kohl's * Nivea * Verizon Wireless

Fans looking for more information on Fashion Rocks can log onto fashionrockslive.com

Conde Nast Media Group is a unit of Conde Nast Publications which includes corporate sales, marketing, interactive and direct sales efforts for all of Conde Nast's consumer magazines and websites. Conde Nast Media Group is recognized as an industry leader for its creation and execution of large-scale, integrated, multi-platform advertising programs and events.

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and was established by a group of media, entertainment and philanthropic leaders, whose lives have all been affected by cancer in significant ways. Stand Up To Cancer is bringing industry resources -- people, as well as mediums such as television and the web -- to bear in the fight against cancer as never before. The SU2C leadership team includes Katie Couric; the Entertainment Industry Foundation, represented by Board of Directors Chairperson Sherry Lansing (who is Founder of the Sherry Lansing Foundation) and CEO Lisa Paulsen; Laura Ziskin; the Noreen Fraser Foundation and its executives Noreen Fraser (who is also a cancer survivor), Woody Fraser, Rusty Robertson and Sue Schwartz; and nonprofit executive Ellen Ziffren.

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CONTACT: Susan Portnoy, +1-212-286-6047, or [email protected];or Zoe Farrell, +1-212-286-4619, or [email protected], both of CondeNast Media Group

Web site: http://www.fashionrockslive.com/