Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Bono Responds to PEPFAR Announcement

Today,Rock Star and global humanitarian Bono released his statement in response to President George Bush's five(5) year, $30 billion dollar plan for AIDS Relief to Africa.
On May 30, 2007, President Bush announced his intention to work with Congress to reauthorize the President' Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (Emergency Plan/PEPFAR). The five-year, $30 billion proposal would double the United States initial $15 billion commitment made in 2003. Assuming Congress meets the President's request for Fiscal Year 2008, and with the new $30 billion proposal, the American people will have committed $48.3 billion across 10 years to fight HIV/AIDS(more...)

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

John Mayer At the Comedy Cellar NYC and Going Green

John Mayer, multi-platinum, grammy award-winning recording artist, is often a performer in benefit concerts promoting humanitarian relief efforts, which have included helping out good friend Alicia Keys in her performance at the Annual Black Ball Event for the Keep A Child Alive Foundation raising funds and attention about the AIDs crisis in Africa. He has also performed in the Tsunami Aid Concert of Hope and VH1 React Now benefit for survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

In a recent addition to his growing list of activities engaged in for the common good, he recently announced on his website's blog his plans to "go green" gradually with his "Light Green/Another Kind of Green" project,in which he encourages fans to contribute a little at a time in efforts to combat Global Warming. Mayer will heighten perspective among his fans about Global Warming through the design and manufacture of shopping bags and other environmentally friendly products. A designer himself, he will have a hand in that aspect of the project as well.

Here, he shows off his comedy skills at a recent show at New York City's Comedy Cellar. Mayer frequents the club, hanging out with comic friends like Sherrod Small and to occasionally check out comic superstars such as Chris Rock ,who is among a cadre of superstar comedians who from time to time test out new material there.

Mayer has become respected among his fans as a ballsy and original humorist and probably figured that it was time to take his "stand up act" on the road. Not only does he perform live comedy at the Cellar, but he also gives his music concert fans a healthy dose of clever and witty banter in between grammy award-winning songs at sold out arenas throughout the country and around the world.