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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...

2010-02-10 19:51:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Quincy Jones, producer, and Lionel Richie, co-writer, of the iconic 1985 philanthropic anthem "We Are The World," today announced details surrounding the world premiere and global distribution of the contemporary version of the song and accompanying video We Are The World 25 For Haiti. Recorded on February 1st in the same studio as the original 25 years earlier (Henson Recording Studios, formerly A&M Recording Studios) the new version, in which...

2010-02-02 01:33:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Producer Quincy Jones and singer/songwriter Lionel Richie, the producer and co-writer of the iconic 1985 philanthropic anthem We Are The World, have confirmed that they have teamed with producer/musician Wyclef Jean and Grammy-winning producer RedOne and producer/musical director Ricky Minor in association with Randy Phillips, President & CEO, AEG Live to record a contemporary version of the song to benefit the Haitian earthquake relief efforts on...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.