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The Spirit of Haiti– the People

Singing with Faith in the face of tragedy

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First Lady Michelle Obama: ‘We Can All Do Something’

First Lady Michelle Obama has released a public service announcement telling people what they can do to help the situation in Haiti. (Jan. 15)
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George Clooney Haiti Relief Telethon Planned For January 22

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Update: On Friday, Jan. 22, George Clooney will host a live telethon to benefit earthquake victims in Haiti. Clooney’s rep says the telethon is now set to air on all of the MTV channels worldwide, along with ABC, NBC, HBO, and CNN. The show will air 8-10 p.m. ET.

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Actor & Activist George Clooney

MTV Networks is working with George Clooney to stage a telethon for Haitian earthquake relief. MTV spokesman Mark Jafar said Thursday that details are still being worked out. Thousands are feared dead after the massive earthquake, and the Caribbean island nation desperately needs aid.

Clooney’s representative Stan Rosenfield said the actor is in the process of helping organize the telethon, which likely would air on Friday January 22 on all MTV Networks – which include VH1, Comedy Central and CMT – as well as on ABC, NBC, HBO and CNN.

Clooney first mentioned the event to Roger Friedman of The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday night at a private reception for his movie Up in the Air.

Clooney has already secured producer Joel Gallen, the person who handled the famous 9-11 telethon on all the networks, to produce the upcoming show. As reported by Friedman, Clooney asked Sting to participate in the telethon. Sting agreed and simply asked, “Where do I go?”. Clooney is putting out the call today to all his celebrity friends and performers to participate from both coasts.

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Danette Herman Named Coordinating Producer for Oscar® Telecast

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Danette Herman will serve as coordinating producer for the 82nd Academy Awards®, telecast producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic announced today.

Danette is a key ally for Adam and me as we plan out the talent aspects of the show,” said Mechanic. ”She’s a wealth of knowledge and will be a great creative resource for us.”

I don’t think it’s possible to underestimate the challenges a show the size and scale of the Oscars®,” said Shankman. “Danette is a warrior.”

A specialist in live and taped television specials and events, Herman has served in various capacities on the Academy Awards telecast for more than 30 years. She served as co-producer for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ inaugural Governors Awards, held in November 2009, and subsequently completed her duties as coordinating producer for “The 32nd Kennedy Center Honors.” Also in 2009, Herman served as co-producer for “The 61st Primetime Emmy® Awards” and recently wrapped work on “CNN Heroes.”

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Miami Serves on Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend

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Town Park Village, a residential complex in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, will welcome seven hundred volunteers to landscape and green the community as a way of honoring the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.

This January 16th event is only the latest in a series of projects that Hands On Miami has coordinated in Overtown, one of Miami’s most underserved communities. Last year, Hands On Miami helped to create and furnish two community centers for the seniors and young people of Town Park Village, and two kindergarten classrooms at the neighboring charter school, among several other projects.

In honor of MLK Day, the volunteers at Town Park Village will tackle a variety of projects, including landscaping and “greening” the complex. Volunteers will landscape the areas between buildings and create community gardens, revitalize the buildings by adding fresh coats of paint to the numbers on the homes and buildings and add murals to the local school. In an effort to help make the community more environmentally friendly, the volunteers will work to add trashcans between every building, include rain barrels in the gardens, and change every porch light to an energy efficient light bulb.

In addition to revitalizing the housing complex, the volunteers will also help the community’s residents by providing each household in Town Park Village with first aid kits. Every elementary school age child in the Overtown community will also receive a school care kit to replenish the school supplies they received in August.

This is just an example of the many service projects taking place across the country in honor of the Jan. 18 MLK Day of Service – to find other volunteer opportunities like this one and have an impact in your community, visit serve.gov/MLKDay.

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