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Kate Winslet Launches Exclusive Watches To Be Auctioned For Charity

Jun 13, 2017 01:30 pm
In its boutique located at Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris last week, the Swiss watchmaker Longines, with the participation of its Ambassador of Elegance Kate Winslet, presented the Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet watch.

3 models of the Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet are being auctioned online for the benefit of The Golden Hat Foundation
3 models of the Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet are being auctioned online for the benefit of The Golden Hat Foundation

Three models of this exclusive gold watch, which was produced in a very limited edition and named after the brand ambassador, will be auctioned online for the benefit of The Golden Hat Foundation, a charity co-founded by the British actress.

On Saturday 10 June 2017, in its boutique located at Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, Longines, together with its Ambassador of Elegance Kate Winslet, presented the exclusive and very limited new timepiece: The Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet, featuring the same dial as The Flagship Heritage – 60th Anniversary 1957-2017.

The Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet watch is the result of a common project for the benefit of the Golden Hat Foundation, a charity co-founded by Kate Winslet, which is dedicated to changing the way people on the autism spectrum are perceived. During a visit to the brand’s headquarters in Switzerland last year, the actress chose the dial, the case and strap of the watch. Five gold pieces have been produced and named after the brand ambassador.

The models numbered 2/5, 3/5 and 4/5 will be auctioned for the Foundation. The auction will take place online here from 10 June at 6pm CEST to 30 June 2017 at 5:59pm CEST. The first remaining timepiece will be presented to Kate Winslet and the second will be kept in the Longines museum, located at the company’s headquarters, in Saint-Imier, Switzerland.

The award-winning actress, who joined Longines in the French capital to unveil the new watch model, shared her enthusiasm about their common initiative for the Golden Hat Foundation: “I was given the permission to choose a watch, which was designed specifically for the Golden Hat Foundation. The style of the model really appealed to me and I instantly fell in love with it. All the profits of the selling of the model are going directly to the Foundation. This project with Longines is helping raise awareness about a particular cause dear to my heart. Thanks to Longines’ involvement and the generosity of the donators, the Foundation will keep on working towards achieving its goals.”


Rihanna And Global Citizen Call On The G20 To Prioritise Education

Jun 13, 2017 12:00 pm
In July, the G20 will meet in Hamburg, and Rihanna and Global Citizen need your help in the coming month to make sure education is at the top of that list.

Last year, Rihanna asked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to step up in support of education. She then tweeted with former French President Francois Hollande, a public discussion where he ultimately declared ‘education is my number one priority’.

And now she’s at it again, but this time she has not one or two, but 20 of the world’s most powerful leaders in her sights.

As GPE’s Global Ambassador, Rihanna is standing with the Global Partnership for Education and its Chair, Julia Gillard, to call for an historic step-change in financing for education, and on the G20 and other donors to step up and #FundEducation at GPE’s next replenishment so it can raise $3.1B between 2018 and 2020.

That’s $3.1B that can build new classrooms, fund books, teachers, water sources, fees, uniforms and, most importantly, a higher quality of education for over 870 million kids.

To join Rihanna and Global Citizen’s call for education, click here.

Earlier this year Global Citizen had the opportunity to partner with Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation and the Global Partnership for Education to travel to Malawi for a learning trip. It was an opportunity to spend time with key educators, government officials, mentors, and students who are working collaboratively to build a better future for the next generation of Malawians.

Video: Inside Rihanna’s Trip to Malawi for Education

Stephanie Sigman Earns Her Wings In New PETA Latino Ad Campaign

Jun 13, 2017 10:30 am
Sitting in a sunny park adorned with angel wings and hugging her dog, Paloma, Spectre and Narcos star Stephanie Sigman appears in a new PETA Latino ad that proclaims, “Be an Angel for Animals. Always Spay or Neuter.”

Stephanie Sigman PETA Latino Ad Campaign
Stephanie Sigman PETA Latino Ad Campaign

“Beautiful, lovable dogs just like my Paloma end up in animal shelters by the millions every year,” says Sigman. “PETA and I urge everyone to spay or neuter because every ‘fixed’ dog prevents countless puppies from being born into a world already filled with homeless animals.”

PETA Latino — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” — notes that more than 6 million unwanted dogs and cats enter animal shelters every year in the U.S., and roughly half of them have to be euthanized because there simply aren’t enough good homes. Countless more suffer on the streets throughout the U.S. and Latin America.

Prevention through spaying and neutering is the best way to combat the homeless-animal overpopulation crisis — plus, sterilized animals live longer and happier lives, are less likely to develop cancer of the reproductive system, and are less prone to roaming, fighting, and contracting deadly contagious diseases.

In addition to her recent roles in the Netflix series Narcos and as a “Bond girl” in Spectre, Sigman will next appear in the hotly anticipated CBS series S.W.A.T. She joins a long list of celebrities — including George Lopez, Eva Mendes, Aislinn Derbez, Alfonso Herrera, and Kate del Castillo — who have teamed up with PETA Latino to promote kindness to animals.

 

Questlove To Present John Batiste With ASCAP Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award

Jun 13, 2017 09:00 am

The Roots: Profile

On Tuesday, June 13th, WhyHunger will host its annual Chapin Awards to honor grassroots organizations and artists making a difference in the fight to end hunger and build social justice for all.

This year’s event celebrates two local trailblazers that are nourishing communities and creating change in New York City and beyond.

Honorees include musician and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert bandleader Jon Batiste, who will receive the ASCAP Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award presented by percussionist, DJ and co-founder of The Roots Questlove, for his commitment to mentoring young musicians and building community. Batiste is known for his signature sounds as an international performer with the band Jon Batiste and Stay Human and is the Artistic Director at Large of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. WhyHunger grassroots partner, Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, will receive the WhyHunger Chapin Award, presented by Barbara Turk, NYC’s Director of Food Policy, for their innovative food justice work in providing nutritious food with dignity for their clients while combatting the root causes of hunger as one of the largest food access organizations in New York City.

Join the honorees and 300 guests committed to ending hunger and building social justice for a celebration of music, food and grassroots power.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
· 6:00pm Cocktail Hour
· 7:00pm Red Carpet Photos
· 7:30pm Ceremony Begins
· Musical Performance, Jon Batiste and Stay Human

WHERE: The Edison Ballroom, 240 W 47th St, NYC

TICKETS & INFO: www.whyhunger.org/awards.

Artist Ambassadors For Make Music Day 2017 Announced

Jun 13, 2017 07:30 am

Charles Esten: Profile

Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music occurring each June 21 and featuring over 4,000 free, outdoor concerts, music lessons and jam sessions in over 60 U.S. cities, today announced its lineup of artist ambassadors.

The all-day musical celebration on the summer solstice brings people of all styles, ages and skill levels together to make music.

Make Music Day ambassadors include (in alphabetical order) Carmine and Vinny Appice, Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Peter Cincotti, Charles Esten (Nashville on CMT/Hulu), Philip Glass, Daniel Ho, Mandy Jiroux, Glenn Kotche (Wilco), Lenka, Christian McBride, Ian Mellencamp, Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless), Graham Nash, OK Go, Lee Oskar, Alex Skolnick, Tokyo Police Club, Us the Duo, Suzanne Vega, Vintage Trouble, and Bernie Williams (former New York Yankees centerfielder and Latin Grammy nominated artist), along with many others to be found across the global celebration.

“What I love about Make Music Day is that it brings music out to the public with no barriers or boundaries,” said Christian McBride. “On June 21, you never know what you might hear – a jazz trio on a train platform, a funk band in a prison, or a string quartet on a porch. They’re celebrating every kind of music and bringing people together.”

“By uniting music makers from every walk of life, it reminds us that music is bigger than any one culture, viewpoint or experience and that we can revel in being humbled by it,” said Dave Monk of Tokyo Police Club.

“Why do we love Make Music Day?” asked OK Go. “Because for one day of the year music gets to run free in the streets in all of its most insane and mundane permutations.”

Us the Duo added that “Although music is constantly happening all around us, Make Music Day celebrates it in one glorious day of sound-making in the streets of a city or town near you.”

Charles Esten noted: “You think you’re someone who ’can’t make music?’ I think you might just be someone who hasn’t explored all the ways that you could. Spend a couple hours in a music store. Try instrument after instrument. Don’t be self-conscious. Just have fun. You’re not playing for anybody else. You’re playing for yourself. So keep trying.”

The artist ambassadors will be sharing their love of music, and music making, with their fans and the public in the days leading up to Make Music Day.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day celebrates and promotes the natural music maker in all of us, regardless of ability. Every kind of musician – from bucket drummers to opera singers – pours onto streets, parks, plazas, porches, rooftops, gardens and other public spaces to share their music with friends, neighbors and strangers.

Make Music Day national highlights include Sousapaloozas that bring together hundreds of brass and wind musicians to play the music of John Philip Sousa, Street Studios that feature DJs and producers bringing gear and engaging passersby in the spontaneous, collaborative production of original music on the street, and more than 175 Mass Appeal events that bring together musicians of all levels and ages to make music in large, single-instrument groups led by experienced facilitators.

Cities hosting major celebrations include New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Fullerton, Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Portland (OR), St. Louis, San Jose, Seattle and the entire states of Vermont and Rhode Island, with smaller festivities taking place in other communities nationwide.

Make Music Day, which began in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, has since grown to more than 750 cities cross 120 countries, and is presented in the U.S. by The NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. The NAMM Foundation is a non-profit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its 10,300 members around the world. The NAMM Foundation works to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs.

All Make Music Day events are free and open to the public. For the full schedule of events in each city and to register to perform or host musical events, please visit makemusicday.org.


Spotlight: Kate Linder’s Charity Work

Jun 13, 2017 07:00 am

Kate Linder

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Spotlight: War Child’s Celebrity Supporters

Jun 13, 2017 06:00 am
A network of independent organisations, working across the world to help children affected by war, and advancing the cause of peace through investing hope in the lives of children caught up in the horrors of war.

Celebrity supporters

War Child has 46 known supporters, including Elton John, Paul McCartney, and Bono

Areas of work

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