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The inaugural Sound of Change concert, organized by Gucci’s Chime for Change charity organization, is set to air on NBC on Sunday, June 2nd.
ABC reveals on Thursday, “Highlights from next month’s Sound of Change Live concert in London, promoting improved education, health and justice for women and girls around the world, will be televised by NBC as a two-hour special.”
Headlined by Beyoncé, the concert will take place at London’s Twickenham Stadium on June 1st, featuring additional performances by Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, Florence + the Machine, Iggy Azalea, and John Legend.
Madonna, James Franco and Salma Hayek are among presenters for the evening.
Be sure to tune in to The Women’s Concert for Change: Live from London on Sunday, June 2nd at 9 p.m. Eastern on NBC.
Have you got style like Beyoncé? See what it's like to work backstage at the biggest tour of the year—The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour! Beyoncé invites you backstage as a VIP on her style team. You'll be a part of the Mrs. Carter Show as you spend the day in wardrobe with Creative Director of Wardrobe, Tina Knowles. See a major tour from behind the scenes, then meet Beyoncé before you take your 2 VIP seats for this year's biggest show!
• Winner and their guest will spend the day behind the scenes on July 1 in Los Angeles as part of the Tina Knowles' Styling Team on the North American leg of the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, 2013.
• Winner and their guest will receive a personal meet and greet with Beyoncé, as well as a photo opportunity back stage.
• Have lunch with award-winning designer, Tina Knowles!
• Take a personal tour of the wardrobe rooms and get an insider's perspective to learn what goes into designing all the incredible costumes and show-stopping stage looks!
• After your day, you can sit back and experience the biggest tour of the year with two VIP tickets.
• Receive a Mrs. Carter Show World Tour "gift bag" filled with music, tour memorabilia and some of Beyoncé's favorite things to have while she is on the road.
Some of the most powerful touring artists in the world -- including Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, Jay-Z and many more -- will unite behind the Global Poverty Project (GPP) through the Global Citizen Tickets Initiative, a new program launched today which is designed to incentive social activism with concert tickets.
Bruno Mars, Tim McGraw, Usher, Ke$ha, Foo Fighters, Neil Young, Black Sabbath, Gotye, Dixie Chicks, One Direction and Tony Bennett are also among the dozens of acts participating.
Music fans can register at Globalcitizen.org/tickets today, where they can take a variety of social actions, ranging from signing petitions to calling their representatives, to earn points they can use to win free tickets to concerts (with a minimum of two tickets per show to be offered). The effort will engage thousands to take action and shine a spotlight on issues related to extreme poverty, including polio, malaria, women's empowerment, education, and more. Global Citizen is an innovative online platform and mobile application, and its simplicity makes such a broad program feasible.
"It's Possible" introduces the 3 pillars of Chime for Change (Education, Health, Justice) and conveys that through technology and by rallying voices together, women have opportunities and possibilities like never before. The video features Arianna Huffington, Blake Lively, Evan Rachel Wood, Freida Pinto, Halle Berry, Jada Pinkett Smith, John Legend, Katy Perry, Li Bing Bing, Olivia Wilde and Zoe Saldana, alongside CHIME co-founders Salma Hayek Pinault, Frida Giannini, and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.
Goodwill Industries International is pleased to announce that Beyonce Knowles-Carter will lend her voice to help raise awareness about Goodwill's mission of transforming lives through the power of work. The announcement comes just as Beyonce gets ready to kick off The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour today in Serbia.
"Goodwill helps people get back to work by providing education, job training and placement. I wanted to team up with an organization that puts people first and works every day to help them improve and re-establish their lives," said Beyonce.
Beyonce will encourage fans to support Goodwill by promoting donation drives at her North American concerts beginning on Friday, June 28, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Goodwill will host a mobile donation center onsite at 28 tour venues in 24 North American cities, collecting clothing, electronics and small household goods. The revenue from the sale of these donations will directly benefit local Goodwill agencies in their work to help people with disabilities and disadvantages, and anyone facing challenges to finding employment.
Beyonce will also help build awareness of Goodwill's mission through in-concert education, social media and online ticket auctions. Global charity auction site Charitybuzz.com will auction special ticket packages for The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, with the revenue benefitting Goodwill.
More than 50 million Americans go hungry every day. With those despairing statistics, fashion designer Tina Knowles and daughters Beyonce and Solange joined forces with Bread of Life, Inc. to make a difference. The Houston-based non-profit organization founded by Rudy and Juanita Rasmus aims to fight for the needs of the less fortunate with the fundraising campaign Miss A Meal.
"When we say 'we are starving,' we have to remember that there are people who are literally starving. If everyone fed one person, one meal, we could make a huge difference," says Tina Knowles . "To miss one meal is a small sacrifice to make in the fight against hunger."
According to a recent study, Harris County families struggling to keep food on the table have a food budget shortfall of $12.97 per week, per person. To fill the meal gap, $277 million is needed annually to ensure that every person has three meals a day. The Miss A Meal initiative is designed to meet the needs of the hungry by encouraging people to miss a meal and pass the plate by donating the money they would have spent. The donation is then used to feed those who are less fortunate.
"I was 13 and my sister Solange was 8 when we started donating and serving meals to the homeless after church," says Beyonce. "There were people from all walks of life, even children, who needed a meal. We learned that we are all three paychecks away from poverty. It was a lesson in humility for all of us." Solange adds, "There are dozens of memories of me and my sister volunteering at Bread of Life, we got to see firsthand how grateful people were to receive a hot meal. For many people this was their only meal of the day and we learned early on not to take anything for granted. I'm passing on those same lessons to my son Julez."
What started as an idea sparked by indie recording artist Cy Jackson 's song "Heartbeat" has blossomed into a growing movement against hunger. Miss A Meal encourages people to donate as little as one dollar, which in turn can provide one well-balanced meal through Bread of Life.
Beyoncé have come out in support of equal marriage on the first day that the US Supreme Court has taken on two cases challenging same-sex marriage bans.
Posting on her official Facebook page, the singer made bold statement in favour of marriage equality.
Beyoncé joined thousands in posting a modified Human Rights Campaign logo which went viral yesterday on social media, in support of striking down equal marriage bans.
She wrote: “It’s about TIME!!! #EQUALITY #MarryWhoYouLove”, in the post which over 60,000 people liked on Facebook within the first hour that it was posted.
She accompanied the post with a hand-written note which read: “If you like it you should be able to put a ring on it, #wewillunite4marriageequality”, a reference to her lyric from the song Single Ladies.
Beyoncé Knowles will headline a global concert in London on Saturday June 1, as part of Gucci's international campaign Chime For Change which aims to raise funds for female empowerment. The event, which will be broadcast around the world, will also feature performances from Florence and the Machine, Ellie Goulding, Iggy Azalea, John Legend, Rita Ora, Laura Pausini and Timbaland. The news was announced this morning at a press conference in London.
"Our goal is to call for change for girls and women in the loudest voice possible," said Chime For Change co-founder and concert artistic director, Beyoncé Knowles. "I am excited for us to come together on June 1 to bring the issues of education, health and justice for girls and women to the world stage."
As well as music, the concert - entitled The Sound Of Change Live - will also show inspirational short films and stories highlighting women's global issues. The event, to be held at Twickenham Stadium, will be produced by Control Room's Kevin Wall and Aaron Grosky, who were behind Live Earth and Live Aid.
Gucci will provide financial assistance to put on the show, so that all ticket sales will go to towards charities fighting for better education, justice and health for women. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Wednesday March 27. There will also be the option to choose which charity ticket sales will be donated to.
"This is the emergency and the opportunity of today," said Gucci creative director and Chime For Change co-founder Frida Giannini. "We have reached a significant moment in the history of girls' and women's empowerment and now is the time for change. On June 1 at Twickenham Stadium, I hope that The Sound Of Change Live will help the voices calling for change to become so loud that they cannot be ignored."
More than 50 million Americans go hungry every day. With economic downtimes increasing and the unemployment becoming the norm for so many people, iconic entertainer and performer Beyoncé along with her mom, award-winning fashion designer Tina Knowles have joined forces with Bread of Life, Inc. the Houston-based non-profit organization founded by Rudy and Juanita Rasmus, to fight for the needs of the less fortunate with a fundraising campaign they call Miss A Meal.
Miss A Meal meets the Needs of the Hungry!
Every day people like you and I simply decide to Miss A Meal and then donate the money that we would have spent on that meal to feed someone less fortunate. With a nominal cost of $1.00 per person to provide one well balanced meal, Miss A Meal supporters are able to donate multiple meals through a single donation.
Tina Knowles and Beyoncé have decided to take charge of passing the plate with the simple premise that one person has the power to help many. Miss A Meal today; It Only Takes One Plate!
Beyoncé Knowles, Salma Hayek and Frida Giannini have launched a new Gucci global campaign for female empowerment, Chime For Change. The initiative aims to raise funds and awareness in support of projects for girls and women around the world, through sharing "powerful stories" about inspiring females.
"I have always felt strongly about equal opportunity for women. Girls have to be taught from early on that they are strong and capable of being anything they want to be," said Knowles. "It's up to us to change the statistics for women around the world. I'm honoured to be in the company of women who live fearlessly and set an example for the next generation of young ladies."
The campaign will be officially announced at the TEDxWomen luncheon today by Salma Hayek, who will present a short film detailing the aims of the scheme - narrated by the actress, and set to new music by Knowles (watch below). The video is the first in a series of ten Chime For Change short films featuring inspirational women's stories.
"I am proud to be joining the growing international movement on behalf of girls and women around the world," said Hayek. "I believe that by working together we can change the course of history to ensure that girls and women are empowered to realise their potential and thrive."
The Chime for Change campaign is also joined by an advisory board of experts and global advocates - including Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Jada Pinkett Smith, Francois-Henri Pinault, Gordon and Sarah Brown and Arianna Huffington. Gucci has a history of supporting women's rights movements - including a seven-year partnership with UNICEF in support of girls' education - as well as founding two female film awards; the Spotlighting Women Documentary Award and the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema with the Venice Film Festival.
"This is the emergency and the opportunity of today," said Giannini. "We have reached a significant moment in the history of girls' and women's empowerment and now is the time for change. I think it is essential for girls and women to see and celebrate what is possible. I hope that through Chime we can help the voices calling for change to become so loud that they cannot be ignored."
We’ve long admired Lorraine Schwartz’s beautiful jewelry, spotted on stars including Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus. But the pieces these four celebs most recently sported have us dazzled for reasons beyond carats: Schwartz created them with help from pediatric patients at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
To honor her late mother, who died of lung cancer, Schwartz partnered with Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation to teach the patients, ages six to 15, how to create jewelry. They then designed pieces inspired by their favorite celebrities as a form of art therapy.
“One of the most memorable times for our family was when my mother made jewelry during her treatments,” Schwartz says. “It was so therapeutic for all of us. We still have those pieces and cherish them.”
And Schwartz had a big surprise in store for her students: Their creations would actually be worn by the A-list star for whom they had designed their jewelry.
Beyoncé posed in the bright, flower-inspired gems created for her by Jozlyn, 12, which prominently feature the color blue for Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy. “There was a lot of thought put into that,” Schwartz tells PEOPLE. “Beyoncé couldn’t have been more touched.” She adds that Jozlyn is “obsessed” with the superstar, saying “She’s the biggest star in the world to her … and was beyond excited to find out she wore her jewelry.”
On the same day as the NRA’s press conference and a week after the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., celebrities are coming together with a simple message: “Enough.” In a new PSA, Elizabeth Banks, Jason Bateman, Will Ferrell, Selena Gomez, Peter Dinklage, Conan O’Brien, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Reese Witherspoon and 44 more lent their voices for a Mayors Against Illegal Guns PSA that speaks about the need for a new plan regarding guns.
“How many more colleges? How many more classrooms? How many more move theaters? How many more house of faith? How many more shopping malls? How many more street corners? Enough. Demand a plan right now,” the PSA declares.
One of Beyoncé's music video costumes has been donated to a charity sale. The gold tuxedo suit - worn for 2011 release Love On Top - will go on sale this weekend.
The Douglas Hannant silk two-piece will form part of the Park Avenue Garage charity sale in Manhattan - which raises money in aid of New Yorkers for Children - and will carry a price tag of $750 (£465). The suit originally cost around $5,600 (£3,470).
The suit jacket has had the sleeves re-sewn on due to Beyoncé ripping them during one of her signature energetic dance routines, reports The New York Post. Other pieces to feature in the nearly-new sale include a Dolce & Gabbana dress donated by actress Patricia Clarkson. The charity event is open to the public and will be held on Friday and Saturday in New York.