Barbra Streisand, Ariana Grande & More Set for MICHAEL BUBLE’S CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK on NBC, 12/17 – BWWMusicWorld

From broadwayworld.com:

Multi Grammy Award-winning singer Michael Bublé celebrates the holiday season with his fourth annual NBC Christmas special, “Michael Bublé’s Christmas in New York,” airing Wednesday, Dec. 17 (8 p.m. ET/PT).

Barbra Streisand, Ariana Grande, Miss Piggy and The Rockettes join Bublé for an hour-long celebration of Christmas, his favorite holiday. Song selections include festive classics such as “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas,” “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and more. Bublé will be also accompanied by his band for an “unplugged” series of songs requested by his social media followers, including “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, “Cold December Night” and “Blue Christmas”. The show originates from the storied Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

“I could not be more excited to celebrate the Christmas holidays in New York with such a fantastic array of talented women. I think my 4th holiday special for NBC may be the very best yet. I can’t wait for everyone to see it,” commented Bublé.

“Michael Bublé’s Christmas in New York,” is produced by Brad Lachman Productions and Bruce Allen Talent. Executive producers are Brad Lachman, Bruce Allen and Michael Bublé. The special is directed by Emmy winner Gary Halvorson and the lighting designer is Emmy winner Bob Dickinson.

In 2011, Bublé released the album “Christmas” and hosted his first NBC special, “A Michael Bublé Christmas.” Bublé brought his special to his hometown of Vancouver, BC for “Michael Bublé: Home for the Holidays” in 2012 and “Michael Bublé’s 3rd Annual Christmas Special” in 2013.

For more information on “”Michael Bublé’s Christmas in New York,” visit http://www.nbc.com/michael-bubl%C3%A9s-christmas-in-new-york.

Source: Barbra Streisand, Ariana Grande & More Set for MICHAEL BUBLE’S CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK on NBC, 12/17 – BWWMusicWorld.

David Foster directed event support Israeli Defense Forces

From hollywoodreporter.com
6:16 AM PST 11/07/2014 by Tina Daunt

Haim Saban Raises $34M to Support Israeli Defense Forces
Barbra Streisand, Larry Ellison, Ben Silverman and Pamela Anderson were among the guests at the star-studded dinner

Billionaire mogul and master fundraiser Haim Saban brought the A-lists of Hollywood and tech together Thursday at the Beverly Hilton to raise $34 million for the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces.

Even by the standards of the always well-supported annual FIDF events, this year’s dinner raised a remarkable amount for a single fundraising event, with major support from Hollywood moguls and studios execs. Interest has run higher than in past years because of Israel’s recent struggle with Hamas terrorism in Gaza.

A tearful Saban told the crowd of more than 1,200 attendees that he discouraged anonymous donations this year because it was important for supporters to “stand with Israel publicly, vocally and very loudly.”

Notable donations made at the event included $10 million from Larry Ellison, co-founder and chairman of Oracle; $5 million from top Republican fundraisers Sheldon and Miriam Adelson (who received a standing ovation from the liberal westside crowd); $5.2 million from brothers Maurice and Paul Marciano of Guess Jeans; $3.6 million from Saban and wife Cheryl; $2 million from Steve Tisch, chairman and executive vice president of the New York Giants; $1 million from Leo David, founder of the Western Region of the FIDF; and $1.6 million from The Helmsley Charitable Trust. In addition, first-time attendees and donors Michael and Susan Dell gave $1.8 million to fundIMPACT! educational scholarship programs.

Other co-chairs and supporters included Marvel Studios founder and former CEO Avi Arad, Electus founder Ben Silverman, Alan Horn and wife Cindy, Barry Meyer, Israeli billionaire Vivi Nevo, Barbra Streisand, developer and Los Angeles Police Commission president Steve Soboroff, Maker Studios CEO Ynon Kreiz, David Foster, Pamela Anderson, Chris Tucker, Jordan Farmar and Spencer Hawes.

“This event is always one of the most inspiring and emotional evenings of the year,” said Streisand. “The soldiers of the IDF deserve our utmost respect and gratitude for all that they sacrifice to protect Israel, the only democratic state in the region.”

The Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces are, in fact, a unique organization with chapters across the United States. Under Saban’s longtime patronage, the western region chapter’s annual fundraiser for the group has become a multimillion dollar affair. The funds go to provide educational, cultural and recreational opportunities for serving IDF personnel, as well as to support the families of fallen soldiers and to injured veterans. The group also helps IDF members who are alone in Israel to maintain contact with their families in other countries.

“In my mind, there is no greater honor than supporting some of the bravest people in the world, and I thank FIDF for providing us with this opportunity year-after-year to celebrate and support these soldiers,” said the Oracle founder Ellison. “These men and women come together with indefatigable purpose, to defend Israel and strive to co-exist in peace.”

The Sabans helped fly in a number of young Israeli soldiers, who had received honors for serving in the recent war in Gaza, for the event. They also arranged for tearful reunions between “lone soldiers” and their parents.

As one of the program’s highlights, U.S. Marine Core Sgt. Greg Grutter, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, talked about how his life was changed when he went to Israel where he met with IDF veteran Zvika Comay as part of the FIDF’s Heroes to Heroes program, which brings together Israeli and American military heroes. Sharing similar combat experiences, the two became close friends. Comay, who made a surprise visit to the US for the gala, came out onto the stage where he and Grutter embraced.

With David Foster at the helm, the evening also featured a number of musical performances, with sets performed by Ricky Martin, Canada’s Tenors, and members of the crowd, including a 22-year-old female Israeli solder who wowed the audience with her rendition of Sarah McLachlan’s song “Angel.”

“It’s a humbling experience to be here amongst these brave men and women who have sacrificed so much for their country,” said computer magnate Dell, “Susan and I are honored to be able to support their higher education” Tisch expressed similar sentiments, adding that “The men and women of the IDF sacrifice so much to ensure that our history is safeguarded and our future is bright. It is the least we can do to celebrate and support them here tonight.”

Said Arad: “After spending my own time defending Israel, I know that now more than ever the soldiers of the IDF need our support. This summer we experienced the worst bloodshed and devastation that we have seen in recent history. Our community of civilians has a moral responsibility to rise up and show our gratitude for these soldiers’ bravery as they fight terrorism and defend our frontlines.”

Source:Haim Saban Raises $34M to Support Israeli Defense Forces.

Oct 11: Mercedes Benz presents “Carousel of Hope”

From westsidepeoplemag.com

37 Years After Its Founding, Celebrity-Supported Children’s Diabetes Foundation Has Raised Over $80 Million From Star-Studded, Biennial Charity Ball

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The Carousel of Hope, the world’s premiere charity event benefiting childhood diabetes and designated #1 benefit in southern California by BIZ BASH magazine, hosted biennially by Barbara Davis and presented by Mercedes Benz, is set for its 27th gala on Sat., Oct. 11, in Beverly Hills, Calif., at the Beverly Hilton.

The legendary, star-studded gala benefits the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, voted the country’s #1 leading care and research center for type 1 diabetes.

The event’s blue ribbon committee has included Sir Michael Caine, Barbra Streisand, Denzel Washington, Sumner Redstone, Les Moonves, Paul and Maurice Marciano, Jane Fonda, Berry Gordy, Richard Gere, Carey Lowell, David Geffen, Brad Grey, Scarlett Johansson, Maria Shriver, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Goldie Hawn, Sir Sidney Poitier and Sir Elton John.

Jay Leno will encore as Master of Ceremonies and David Foster and George Schlatter will, respectively, reprise their roles as music director and producer.

For the sixth consecutive time, Mercedes-Benz will be the presenting sponsor and on Sunday, September 28, under the banner of “Kids Helping Kids,” premier developer Rick Caruso is turning over The Grove in West Hollywood to the Carousel of Hope for a day of family activities, special lunch fare and diabetes testing.

Known for its lavish silent auction, among the biggest on the planet, the Carousel of Hope will once again feature a sumptuous menu of once-in-a-lifetime auction items, including globe-trotting trips, luxury hotel suites and consultations with unique experts, such as wedding guru and event planner Mindy Weiss.

The Carousel of Hope has featured once-in-a-lifetime performances by Elton John, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Ricky Martin, Beyoncé, Rod Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Bette Midler, Josh Groban, Jennifer Hudson and B.B. King.

Since its founding 37 years ago by Marvin and Barbara Davis, in honor of their daughter Dana Davis (Founder of Dana Davis footwear), who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 7, The Carousel of Hope has raised over $80 million on behalf of the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Denver, Colo. Over 6,000 children and adults with type 1 diabetes from around the globe visit there annually for specialized care. The Center also cares for children with type 2 diabetes. Both forms of the disease are increasing at an epidemic rate.

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Check out one of my favorite girls, Barbra Streisand

Check out one of my favorite girls, Barbra Streisand, who is still killing it after all these years. This new album ‘Partners’ feat Bublé, Wonder, Legend, Billy Joel and Elvis is absolutely incredible … a must have! -DF

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Sony Music Releases ‘The Best Of Celine Dion And David Foster’

 

 

“The Best Of Celine Dion & David Foster” is a collection of 17 songs produced by David Foster includes The Power Of Love, All By Myself, When I Fall In Love, The Colour Of My Love, What A Wonderful World, Because You Loved Me, The Prayer, To Love You More, Tell Him, All The Way, I Surrender, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, If I Could, I Hate You Then I Love You, The Power Of The Dream, If I Can Dream and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman…

Track List includes:

01.The Power Of Love
02.All By Myself
03.When I Fall In Love (Duet With Clive Griffin)
04.The Colour Of My Love
05.What A Wonderful World
06.Because You Loved Me
07.The Prayer (Duet With Andrea Bocelli)
08.To Love You More (Feat. Taro Hakase)
09.Tell Him (Duet With Barbra Streisand)
10.All The Way (Duet With Frank Sinatra)
11.I Surrender
12.The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
13.If I Could
14.I Hate You Then I Love You (Duet With Luciano Pavarotti)
15.The Power Of The Dream
16.If I Can Dream (Duet With Elvis Presley)
17.(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

Label: Sony Music