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January 8, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Music Rising is expanding its reach again to provide instruments and other aid to musicians in the Northeast whose livelihoods have been disrupted by Superstorm Sandy , much like the organization did for those affected by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast region in 2005 and for those affected by flooding in and around Nashville in 2010. The organization has announced it will broaden its mission to encompass all of the U.S., starting with a $250,000 donation to help rebuild school music programs in the tri-state area hardest hit by Sandy.
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September 11, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
And here we thought we had some hard-core Kristen Stewart fans following us on  Twitter - turns out one Middle Eastern prince was willing to donate a half-million bucks to charity for a 15-minute chat with the "On the Road" actress. The story comes from mega-producer Harvey Weinstein, who helped organize 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief and was at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday to screen the documentary "12-12-12. " The concert reportedly helped raise at least $50 million in storm relief money for those affected on the East Coast, administered by the Robin Hood Relief Fund.
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December 19, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
The clearinghouse for the money raised from last week's "121212: The Concert for Sandy Relief"  concert and telethon has announced it is ready to distribute the first $50 million to various organizations aiding victims of the superstorm that devastated large sections of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in late October. "The money raised to date is going right to hundreds of organizations in the tri-state area serving those who need it most,” David Saltzman, executive director of Robin Hood Foundation, said in a statement issued Wednesday.
NEWS
February 1, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
New York restaurateurs are a generous lot: Witness the way the city's chefs and restaurateurs pulled together to feed 9/11 workers a decade ago. Now, Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group and wine director and Master Sommelier John Ragan have organized an online wine auction to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts by the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City . The New York wine community of sommeliers, restaurateurs, chefs, importers, distributors...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2012 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
On Wednesday night a heavyweight lineup of marquee acts will cram New York's Madison Square Garden for a relief concert to benefit areas devastated by October's Superstorm Sandy. Billed as "12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief," the event will feature performances by the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, the Who, Roger Waters, Eddie Vedder, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel and Eric Clapton. As previously reported , Paul McCartney is expected to perform alongside Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic -- surviving members of pioneering grunge band Nirvana.
SPORTS
November 2, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
NASCAR and five-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, along with Johnson's team and one of his main sponsors, are helping send relief to victims of super storm Sandy. Johnson, who's racing for a sixth title this season, felt the impact of Sandy first-hand because the lower floors of his New York apartment were flooded and the building remained closed. "So it's impacted us in a small way, to many others in a much greater capacity," Johnson told reporters Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, site of Sunday's next Sprint Cup race.
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September 11, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
And here we thought we had some hard-core Kristen Stewart fans following us on  Twitter - turns out one Middle Eastern prince was willing to donate a half-million bucks to charity for a 15-minute chat with the "On the Road" actress. The story comes from mega-producer Harvey Weinstein, who helped organize 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief and was at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday to screen the documentary "12-12-12. " The concert reportedly helped raise at least $50 million in storm relief money for those affected on the East Coast, administered by the Robin Hood Relief Fund.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES Arrow: Oliver (Stephen Amell) learns that Moira and Thea (Susanna Thompson, Willa Holland) stopped celebrating Christmas after he and his father disappeared, so he decides to throw a holiday party. Colin Donnell, Katie Cassidy, Paul Blackthorne and David Ramsey also star in this new episode (8 p.m. KTLA). Border Wars: This new episode heads for the Texas-Mexico border, where federal and local law enforcement recruit the best and the brightest to help stem the flow of drugs into the U.S. (9 p.m. National Geographic)
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January 8, 2013 | By August Brown
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Hollywood Palladium Pierce the Veil / All Time Low, May 9; STS9, March 2 (Fri.) Orpheum Theatre Yes, March 6 (Fri.) OC Fair & Events Center MUSINK with Bad Religion and more, March 8-10 (Fri.) El Rey Theatre Lotus, March 22; Living Colour, March 30 (Sat.) Roxy Terror and H20, Feb. 14 (now) Fonda Theatre Feed Me, Feb. 16-17; Daedelus, March 29 (now)
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January 8, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
“The Daily Show” returned Monday after an unusually newsy holiday hiatus that included the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary and the manufactured drama of the fiscal cliff negotiations. In his first broadcast of 2013, Jon Stewart chose to direct his attention at another big story that took place over the break: the failure of the outgoing House of Representatives to approve (or even vote on) a relief package for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Regular “Daily Show” watchers may recall a couple of years ago when Stewart launched a crusade against conservative lawmakers who were reluctant to provide health benefits for 9/11 first responders . Thanks in part to the public shaming, the bill eventually passed.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2013 | By August Brown
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Hollywood Palladium Pierce the Veil / All Time Low, May 9; STS9, March 2 (Fri.) Orpheum Theatre Yes, March 6 (Fri.) OC Fair & Events Center MUSINK with Bad Religion and more, March 8-10 (Fri.) El Rey Theatre Lotus, March 22; Living Colour, March 30 (Sat.) Roxy Terror and H20, Feb. 14 (now) Fonda Theatre Feed Me, Feb. 16-17; Daedelus, March 29 (now)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Music Rising is expanding its reach again to provide instruments and other aid to musicians in the Northeast whose livelihoods have been disrupted by Superstorm Sandy , much like the organization did for those affected by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast region in 2005 and for those affected by flooding in and around Nashville in 2010. The organization has announced it will broaden its mission to encompass all of the U.S., starting with a $250,000 donation to help rebuild school music programs in the tri-state area hardest hit by Sandy.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
“The Daily Show” returned Monday after an unusually newsy holiday hiatus that included the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary and the manufactured drama of the fiscal cliff negotiations. In his first broadcast of 2013, Jon Stewart chose to direct his attention at another big story that took place over the break: the failure of the outgoing House of Representatives to approve (or even vote on) a relief package for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Regular “Daily Show” watchers may recall a couple of years ago when Stewart launched a crusade against conservative lawmakers who were reluctant to provide health benefits for 9/11 first responders . Thanks in part to the public shaming, the bill eventually passed.
NATIONAL
January 2, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Northeast lawmakers, including a Republican, blasted the House GOP leadership Wednesday for delaying action on a multibillion-dollar Superstorm Sandy measure they say is critical to the recovery of their states. President Obama called on the House to take an immediate vote on the aid, saying in a statement that "our citizens are still trying to put their lives back together. Our states are still trying to rebuild vital infrastructure. " The House GOP leadership offered no explanation for putting off a vote on the recovery bill.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2012
Taylor Swift's "Red" appeared to be the music gift of choice among last-minute shoppers, posting a sixth week in the No. 1 slot on the pop music charts in the final week before Christmas and adding 276,000 copies to its total, which is closing in on 3 million. Rapper T.I. came in with the highest chart debut of the week, his new "Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head" landing at No. 2 with 179,000 copies, just edging out Bruno Mars' "Unorthodox Jukebox," which dropped one slot to No. 3 on second-week sales of 178,000 copies.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
The clearinghouse for the money raised from last week's "121212: The Concert for Sandy Relief"  concert and telethon has announced it is ready to distribute the first $50 million to various organizations aiding victims of the superstorm that devastated large sections of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in late October. "The money raised to date is going right to hundreds of organizations in the tri-state area serving those who need it most,” David Saltzman, executive director of Robin Hood Foundation, said in a statement issued Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2012 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy and Todd Martens
How's this for rock history in the making? Paul McCartney is expected to front a Nirvana reunion tonight, according to a flurry of online reports. McCartney will reportedly step in for late frontman Kurt Cobain as surviving members of the pioneering grunge band reunite for Wednesday night's Sandy relief concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.  The 70-year-old Beatles icon is said to have been secretly working with Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic following a recent studio session, according to The Sun . THE ENVELOPE: Grammy Awards 2013 Cobain and Novoselic formed Nirvana in the late 1980s, with Grohl joining as drummer in 1990.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2012
Taylor Swift's "Red" appeared to be the music gift of choice among last-minute shoppers, posting a sixth week in the No. 1 slot on the pop music charts in the final week before Christmas and adding 276,000 copies to its total, which is closing in on 3 million. Rapper T.I. came in with the highest chart debut of the week, his new "Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head" landing at No. 2 with 179,000 copies, just edging out Bruno Mars' "Unorthodox Jukebox," which dropped one slot to No. 3 on second-week sales of 178,000 copies.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2012 | By David Ng
In the days following Superstorm Sandy, Dutch photographer Iwan Baan snapped a startling aerial image of the darkened New York skyline. The photograph, which depicts Lower Manhattan plunged into a black out, was featured on the cover of New York magazine's Nov. 12 issue. Baan is now planning to sell limited-edition copies of "The City and the Storm" to benefit the relief effort in New York. The edition of 10 will be sold for $100,000 each to benefit the Mayor's Fund To Advance New York City in support of Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.
NEWS
December 12, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn
A massive designer sample sale, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in downtown Los Angeles, is being staged for the benefit of East Coast communities affected by Superstorm Sandy. Just in time for some fashion-forward holiday shopping, a charitable organization called Fashion Girls for Humanity has organized the two-day sale at the Cooper Design Center, with 100% of proceeds -- that's the admission fee as well as all funds generated from the sale of items -- going to two nonprofit groups working to rebuild the affected areas; Architecture for Humanity and Waves for Water . We're told more than 100 designers' wares will be on offer, and judging by the impressive roster of luxury brands on the list, the event could raise some serious dough.
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