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2009-02-27 16:28:39

Rocker Bono has denied he is a hypocrite for moving part of his band U2's business to the Netherlands to avoid paying higher taxes in Ireland. The Times of London said Oxfam, Concern and several Catholic missionary orders claim U2 has deprived its homeland of revenue for social services and overseas aid by taking its financial affairs to Holland where the tax rate on royalty earnings is lower than it is in Ireland. There is nothing illegal about what they have done in taking advantage of more...

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2009-02-12 14:53:27

The Irish rock band U2 has agreed to perform an unprecedented five consecutive nights on Late Show with David Letterman in New York, CBS said Thursday. The group is slated to perform March 2-6. This marks the first time a musical guest has been booked for a week's worth of shows, the network said. U2 is set to release its 12th album, No Line on the Horizon, March 3. The band last performed on the Late Show Oct. 29, 2001. Frontman Bono was also interviewed on the broadcast.

2009-01-29 13:11:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Pro Bono Net, a national non-profit organization that works to increase access to justice through innovative uses of technology and increased volunteer lawyer participation, today announced it has received sponsorship from KPMG LLP as part of the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm's commitment to corporate citizenship. Over the past 10 years, Pro Bono Net has created a broad and powerful network of non-profit legal aid providers, courts and bar associations...

2009-01-28 07:00:00

Trajectory Develops Pro Bono Ad Campaign for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America to Aid Recruitment PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Eric Brody, President of Trajectory, an integrated brand development and marketing firm in Morristown, NJ, and a Big Brother once himself, partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters to create a dynamic, multi-media ad campaign to encourage men to get involved and help young boys realize their full potential. Inspired by his own Big Brother experience, Brody...

2009-01-16 07:00:00

In a publishing 'first' 30 Editions of Elle magazine team up with Bono, Gisele Bundchen and Scarlett Johansson in the fight against AIDS in Africa. NEW YORK, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In just over 2 years, (PRODUCT)RED(TM) partners and events have generated over 120 million USD to help eliminate AIDS in Africa. Now, the ELLE network will simultaneously feature (RED)(TM) in more than thirty editions globally, with content provided by Gisele Bundchen, Scarlett Johansson and Bono. (Photo:...

2009-01-10 15:24:29

Irish singer Bono, front man for the rock group U2, says he is going to write an occasional opinion column for The New York Times. The 48-year-old rocker said he was honored to write for the U.S. newspaper, but warned his writing and punctuation skills have never been a strong suit, the BBC reported Saturday. He also will provide a podcast to complement his written work. Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal credited the singer for his international humanitarian efforts, calling him an...

2008-11-30 23:01:00

MSN HOSTS EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH EVENT TODAY AT RED.MSN.COM iLIKE CHOSEN EXCLUSIVELY TO UNLEASH VIRAL DISTRIBUTION VIA ARTIST-TO-FAN SOCIAL NETWORKING PREMIER ISSUE DEBUTS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10 NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, World AIDS Day, many of the greatest artists on the globe will world-premiere exclusive songs to mark the launch of (RED)WIRE, the innovative new music service from (RED). Throughout the day, visit red.msn.com to see performances from U2, Jay-Z, Coldplay, John...

2008-09-24 15:00:35

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Center City Film & Video (http://www.ccfv.com/) has won a prestigious 2008 Mid Atlantic Emmy for a documentary shown on ABC-TV during the opening ceremony of the National Constitution Center's 2007 Liberty Medal Awards honoring Bono and DATA. Narrated by George Clooney, the video focused on the rock star's work with the advocacy group DATA and their achievements toward ending poverty and AIDS in Africa. CCFV was commissioned by the National...

2008-09-08 18:00:18

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Sandy Scott of Corporation for National and Community Service, +1-202-606-6724, sscott@cns.gov A Billion + ChangeCampaign Bolstered by New Pledges, New Research, and New Branding Seven Months after Pro-BonoSummit WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than seven months after challenging corporate America to deliver $1 billion in pro-bono volunteering support for nonprofits, Corporation for National and Community Service CEO David Eisner hailed...

2008-09-06 09:00:11

By Richie Taylor U2 FANS are going to have to wait until next year to hear their new album because the band is going through a self-imposed 'perfectionist phase', according to frontman Bono. Recording is still ongoing for what will be their 12th studio album - the follow-up to 2004's How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. It is expected to be called No Line On The Horizon. It was originally set for a late November release but now won't see the light of day until early 2009. The band are...