Anniversaries, films, and fashion
March 13-22, ????
Mister D: I’m not really sure how old this article is….there is no date. But the cause never is outdated:
(Robert Daly, Bette, Deepak Chopra, Carole Bayer Sager)
Last Thursday night at Lincoln Center, Save the Children celebrated its 75th anniversary of service to children and families. The evening paid tribute to President George H.W. Bush, President William J. Clinton, and Melinda Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for their global humanitarian work and support of Save the Chldren and its programs which reach 12 U.S. states as well as more than 50 countries worldwide.
Samuel L. Jackson was Master of Ceremonies. Throughout the evening Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars told their inspirational stories through music and dance. The All Stars are a group of talented musicians who were forced to flee their homeland of Sierra Leone during its horrific civil war. They provided a stirring musical interpretation of life in the refugee camps, the horrors of war, and the universal need for peace. The SLRAS’s story has been documented in an award winning film that debuted this summer on PBS.
Who was there: Presidents Bush (Sr.) and Clinton, Mrs. Gates, Mr. Jackson, Bette Midler, Julianne Moore, Drew Carey, Mischa Barton, Ellen Barkin, Edie Falco, Blythe Danner, Robert and Eva Cavalli, Cokie Roberts, Deepak Chopra, Christopher Plummer, Idina Menzel, Anna Deavere Smith, Liza Edelstein, Charles MacCormack, President and CEO of Save the Children, Mark Kennedy Shriver, Vice President and Managing Director of Save the Children’s US Programs.