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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...

2010-03-01 09:00:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixteen-year-old Teen pop star and youth advocate "Chani" has executive produced the youth version of the original 80's international hit song originally recorded by the supergroup USA for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and co-produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian for the album We Are the World. "We Are The World The Next Generation," along with a music video set to be released worldwide March 2010,...

2010-02-12 21:08:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The entire seven minute "We Are The World 25 For Haiti" music video will be broadcast for the first time tomorrow, Saturday, February 13 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT on NBC as part of NBC's Winter Olympic coverage and part of an unprecedented international "roadblock simulcast" on broadcast and cable networks. Saturday's "roadblock simulcast" follows this evening's world premiere broadcast of a specially created three minute video of "We Are The World 25...

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...

2009-07-15 04:27:00

VIENNA, Austria, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- - Television Show From the Nuclear Power Plant Zwentendorf in Lower Austria With the Motto "HEAL THE WORLD" - Jermaine Jackson Will Receive the SAVE THE WORLD AWARD on Behalf of his Late Brother Michael and Perform "Smile" in his Honor - TV Special to be Broadcast in More Than 50 Countries Around the World Jermaine Jackson, brother of the "King of Pop" Michael Jackson who passed away so unexpectedly two weeks ago, will attend...

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2009-07-07 15:51:18

Figures from the worlds of sports, entertainment, politics and activism honored Michael Jackson at a public memorial service in Los Angeles Tuesday. Jackson died of cardiac arrest after a suspected prescription drug overdose June 25. He was 50. Just days before his death, the pop star had rehearsed at the Staples Center for a planned London concert series. Those who knew him and were touched by his music flocked to the Los Angeles arena Tuesday for an event billed as a final goodbye to the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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