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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 Redst...

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David Foster Master of Ceremonies for 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year: Bruce Springsteen

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Source: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/09/springsteen-honored-in-warm-up-to-the-grammys/

February 9, 2013, 5:12
Springsteen Honored in Warm-Up to the Grammys
By JAMES C. MCKINLEY JR.

Bruce Springsteen was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year at an annual concert in Los Angeles on Friday, where an all-star lineup of performers did songs from his catalogue to raise money for indigent musicians.

The Recording Academy puts on the MusiCares concert and charity auction every year two nights before the Grammy awards. The charity is a subsidiary of the Recording Academy, and the gala is one of the major parties leading up to the awards ceremony on Sunday.

Mr. Springsteen got into the spirit of a charity auction held just before the event...

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Video: Yamaha’s 125th Anniversary Concert with David Foster and more

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Yamaha’s 125th Anniversary Concert full coverage:

Earth, Wind & Fire: Fantasy-Boogie Wonderland-September
USC Trojan Marching Band: Fight Song-Tusk-Exit music
David Foster: 1988 Winter Olympics Theme
Chaka Khan: Tell Me Something Good / I’m Every Woman
Lucy Schwartz: You Are / Darling I Do (w Landon Pigg)
Amy Grant: House of Love / Baby Baby / Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell cover)
Leogun: Let’s Be Friends / There’s Just No Way
Dave Grusin with Lee Ritenour: Grusin solo-Jazz jam
David Foster with Dave Koz: Love Theme from St. Elmo’s Fire



 

With Toto, Michael McDonald, Sarah McLachlan, Elton John.

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Celebrating YAMAHA’s 125th anniversary – David Foster live with a blockbuster line-up of music industry stars

From http://eltonjohn125.usa.yamaha.com/:

Thanks to Yamaha’s groundbreaking DisklavierTV™, powered by RemoteLive™ technology, Elton’s performance on the Yamaha Disklavier reproducing piano onstage with a 60-piece orchestra will be streamed live over the Internet and simultaneously to remote Disklaviers in many countries around the world, such as United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Australia and Singapore.

His actual piano keystrokes are then faithfully recreated, note for note, in real time on each of the remote instruments, while the entire orchestra is seen and heard on adjacent monitors, in perfect sync with the remote piano performances.

Where can I join the broadcast?
We will be broadcasting the whole concert from Friday January...

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THE TENORS Second Album ‘Lead With Your Heart’ to Be Released 1/15

 

 

Wednesday, Nov, 14 – by Music News Desk

 

Multi-platinum-selling vocal group The Tenors (formerly known as The Canadian Tenors), featuring Clifton Murray, Fraser Walters, Remigio Pereira and Victor Micallef, will release their highly anticipated second studio album, LEAD WITH YOUR HEART, on January 15, 2013, via a U.S. deal with multi-Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster, Chairman of Verve Music Group, it was announced today.

“I’m thrilled to welcome The Tenors as members of the Verve family. These amazing performers have established themselves here and abroad, and are a true international success story,” said Foster. “I am extremely proud to be associated with such great Canadian talent.”

The group has already garnered a brilliant response in their native Canada, where LE...

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Robert Smith Appointed General Manager, Verve Music Group

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From SacBee.com:

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 3, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Furthering the label’s commitment to the growing adult contemporary and pop music markets, Verve Music Group has appointed respected industry marketing veteran Robert Smith to the position of General Manager. The announcement was made today by Grammy Award winning producer and Chairman of Verve, David Foster, to whom he reports. Mr. Smith will be based in Santa Monica.
Mr. Smith will oversee label activities including marketing, digital, social media and promotional initiatives as Verve continues to expand and develop new artists whose appeal reaches an adult-oriented audience. Upcoming releases for the label group, which includes non-classical artists from sister label Decca Records, are a David Foster-produced...

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Elton John, Jennifer Hudson and More Performing at Agassi’s Grand Slam for Children

 

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From AceShowBiz.com:

The star-studded gala held at Las Vegas’ Wynn Hotel and Casino has raised more than $8 million with all proceed benefiting Andre Agassi’s charities.

Some big stars have been pictured taking the stage of Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas over the weekend. Elton John, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Mraz, Peter Cincotti, Canadian Tenors, Bill Cosby and Rob Thomas came to the event that night.

Wearing floor-length purple gown, Hudson shared stage with David Foster in one set and was joined by AJ Green in another. Their performances were part of Andre Agassi Foundation for Education’s 15th Grand Slam for Children benefit concert.

Held on Saturday night, October 9, the charity gig raised more than $8 million...

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