Rainforest Foundation Announces 12th Carnegie Hall Benefit Concert Line-up: Bette To Appear

Stars Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Billy Joel, Bette Midler, andMainstays Elton John, James Taylor, Sting Plus … ”

NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire/ — The Rainforest Foundation announces its
12th Carnegie Hall Benefit Concert at 7pm, April 21, 2004 in New York. The
list of performers include mainstays Elton John, James Taylor and Sting plus
Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Billy Joel, Bette Midler and … ” Ellen Barkin, Ronald O. Perelman and Revlon will sponsor what the Guinness Book of World Records, Millennium Edition, has deemed “The Biggest Environmental Fundraising Event” in the world.

The theme is “Singin’ in the Rain ‘Forest’: Great Songs from the Movies.”
According to Rainforest Foundation Co-founder and Concert Producer Trudie
Styler: “The combination of some of the greatest performers of today and
classic songs from the silver screen is going to result in a truly unforgettable evening for a cause that must never be forgotten.”

The Rainforest Foundation was founded in 1989 by Trudie Styler and her husband, Sting. Over the past 15 years, the Foundation has been working with
Indigenous peoples to help them assert their rights and make their voice
heard. To date, the foundation has projects in rainforest countries in three
continents and has raised over 19 million dollars to support its mission.

“In too many countries the voices of Indigenous people are still smothered by the darkness of intolerance and neglect. The threat to their home is part of a larger threat to the planet and our common future. While forests and its peoples are gaining greater global attention, deforestation and forest degradation are continuing at an alarming rate and Indigenous peoples’ land
and rights are at risk. Our work is more crucial than ever,” comments
Rainforest Foundation Fund Chairperson Franca Sciuto.

The concert will be the culmination of various awareness-building and fundraising events in New York known as “Rainforest Awareness Week.” For more information, please click on http://www.rainforestfoundation.org.

A limited number of “good” concert only seats are available at $600 each as well as some “super” seats for $2,500 that include admittance to the post-show gala and dinner. For benefit ticket information, please contact Event Associates at 212-245-6570.

For press information regarding the Rainforest Foundation, please contact Myra Scheer at 212-472-6441 and for Trudie Styler, Rob Shuter at 212-981-5235.

SOURCE The Rainforest Foundation
Web Site: www.rainforestfoundation.org

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