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  • Jim Gardiner Highlight at Montalvo Arts Center by KennyG

    Jim Gardiner Highlight at Montalvo Arts Center by KennyG

    Gardiner Music Mentoring Rare combination of teaching, composition, producing and engineering expertise. James Gardiner is an award-winning composer, arranger, orchestrator, producer and recording engineer with two Grammy nominations and 42 gold and platinum awards to his credit. Early recognition. Born in Monroe, Louisiana, Gardiner moved with his family to Seattle, where he was discovered during his first solo trombone performance by heiress Lulu Fairbanks of Fairbanks, Alaska. She sponsored Gardiner to perform with the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and study at the […]

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  • Nathan Ross Freeman’s  Nonprofit gets rent-free home in new North Carolina Center

    Nathan Ross Freeman’s Nonprofit gets rent-free home in new North Carolina Center

      The Winston-Salem Center for Education and the Arts officially opened last week, giving local nonprofits a place to call home. A ribbon-cutting was held at the “John 3:16 Building” (624/630 W. Sixth St.) on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Years ago, it housed the N.C. Employment Security Commission. First Baptist Church Fifth Street had purchased the building and planned to raise it for a parking lot. The church ended up signing it over to make way for the Center for Education […]

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  • Black Eyed Peas Peapod Adobe Youth Voices  academies at work

    Black Eyed Peas Peapod Adobe Youth Voices academies at work

    About i.am angel Foundation Founded by will.i.am in 2009, the i.am angel foundation is focused on its mission to do its part and make a difference by transforming lives through education, opportunity and inspiration. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, will.i.am, with The Black Eyed Peas, has sold 31 million albums and 58 million records worldwide. The Black Eyed Peas are an American hip hop group (originally an alternative hip hop group, they have since added R&B,pop, dance, electro and techno influences). Though founded in Los Angeles, California in 1995, it was not […]

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  • American Idol

    American Idol

    American Idol http://www.usatoday.com/money/graphics/Idol/flash.htm was created based on the British show Pop Idol, which was in turn inspired by Popstars, a show TV producer Nigel Lythgoe saw in Australia and brought over to Britain.[4] Using the idea from Popstars of employing a panel of judges to select singers in audition, and adding other elements such as telephone voting by the viewing public, which at the time was already in use in shows such as the Eurovision Song Contest, Simon Fuller then created the show Pop Idol. The show debuted […]

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  • Facebook CEO unveils foundation, $100M donation

    Facebook CEO unveils foundation, $100M donation

    Zuckerberg makes friends with more than 40,000 students in Newark, N.J. Following a day of frenzied reports about an upcoming $100 million donation to a struggling school system, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg today announced the creation of a new foundation called Startup: Education. Zuckerberg is seeding the foundation with the “initial gift” of $100 million to the Newark, N.J. school system. Zuckerberg is scheduled to announce his donation later today on the Oprah Winfrey Show. And the Facebook founder isn’t alone in […]

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  • Pepsi One People Commercial 2010

    Pepsi One People Commercial 2010

    America can cast their votes at www.refresheverything.com for the refreshing consumer-generated ideas that they believe will make a positive impact on their communities. This is the first of eleven opportunities for the public to win grants from $5,000 up to $250,000 throughout the year. The first voting session ends on February 28 and the ideas that receive the top votes will be announced on Monday, March 1, 2010. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/pepsirefreshproject/41854/ The Pepsi […]

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  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Launches $250 Million sFund Initiative for Social Web Entrepreneurs

    Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Launches $250 Million sFund Initiative for Social Web Entrepreneurs

    October 21, 2010 – Palo Alto, Calif. – Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) today announced the sFund, a new $250 million initiative to invest in entrepreneurs inventing social applications and services. Amazon.com, Facebook, and Zynga, the leading companies defining today’s social and online environment; entertainment and media leaders Comcast and Liberty Media and Allen & Company, LLC, have committed to invest in the sFund and serve as strategic partners. The sFund will provide financing, counsel, and relationship capital for […]

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