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2011-02-23 07:40:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ken Kragen has signed on with Home Aid, a virtual fundraising benefit event to help America's homeless families, children, and veterans, to be held November 18-19, 2011 in Nashville, TN and New Orleans, LA during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. "This is the single biggest charity event to focus on these issues since 'We Are the World,' and 'Hands Across America,'" said Kragen, who had raised millions to fight hunger with those two...

2009-07-05 00:10:16

Rocker turned philanthropist Bob Geldof became editor-for-a-day Saturday of La Stampa, an Italian newspaper, helping prepare a special edition on Africa. The Sunday paper is part of the run-up to the Group of Eight meeting scheduled for next week in L'Aquila, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. Mario Calabresi, editor in chief of the Turin daily, said Thursday Geldof's responsibilities as his co-editor would include assisting with page design, choosing photographs and writing headlines....

2009-02-08 14:32:15

Irish musician Bob Geldof's 19-year-old daughter Peaches is divorcing her husband of six months, the couple have revealed. The BBC reported Sunday the daughter of the Live Aid organizer is splitting from Max Drummey in a friendly and mutually decided breakup. After much soul-searching we have made the mutual decision to end our marriage and have agreed to go our separate ways, the couple said in a joint statement. Our parting is amicable and both of us still respect and care about each other...

2008-10-06 15:00:23

Washington, Hollywood and music elite were on hand Friday night at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner for the 2008 "Power of Music" YouthAIDS Gala. Global Ambassador Ashley Judd hosted the star-studded affair which raised over $1.2 million in the fight against the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. The event was presented by Salamander Hospitality, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., Viacom and MTV Networks. A private reception for VIPs was hosted by Cartier and Hard Rock and Gibson Guitar...

2006-09-03 20:57:56

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tori Amos' radical reworking of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and the camp rendering of "Dancing in the Street" by David Bowie and Mick Jagger are among the tracks collected for a covers compilation CD that will benefit a medical charity. Also included on "Between the Covers," which Sony BMG will release in the United States on September 12 to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation, are Lenny Kravitz's take on "American Woman," Madonna's reheated "American Pie" and...

2005-10-25 18:11:49

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Irish rock star Bob Geldof said on Tuesday that the Live 8 concerts in July had been successful in motivating the young to care about Africa's woes. "It was a bizarre confluence of politics and populism," the rocker turned activist said of rock 'n' roll's greatest line-up ever, designed to pressure world leaders to alleviate poverty. However Geldof said: "Some people may, perhaps correctly, view Live 8 as the blink of an eye. Five days later, the...

2005-10-25 10:29:06

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Bob Geldof said on Tuesday that the Live 8 concerts in July were "not the blinking of an eye but a devastating bomb" that could motivate the young to care about Africa's woes. "It was a bizarre confluence of politics and populism," the rocker turned activist said of rock 'n' roll's greatest line-up ever, designed to pressure world leaders to alleviate poverty. Leaders of the Group of Eight industrial nations -- meeting shortly after the concerts...

2005-10-25 10:23:38

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Bob Geldof said on Tuesday that the Live 8 concerts in July were "not the blinking of an eye but a devastating bomb" that could motivate the young to care about Africa's woes. "It was a bizarre confluence of politics and populism," the rocker turned activist said of rock 'n' roll's greatest line-up ever, designed to pressure world leaders to alleviate poverty. Leaders of the Group of Eight industrial nations -- meeting shortly after the concerts...


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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