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The Global Search for Education: A World of Oppi-tunities!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.20.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The Oppi Festival pops up at Leman Manhattan School in NYC on May 15 and 16. When Quincy Jones was chosen to produce "We Are The World" in 19...

Me and Mr. (and Mrs.) Jones -- Keeping Up the American Way

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Randee Mia Berman

Keeping up with the Joneses is supposedly as American as July 4 and apple pie. But it wasn't something I ever worried about, especially since: a) I'...

The Secret Chaos Behind Lionel Richie And Michael Jackson's Iconic Song

OWN | Posted 06.20.2014 | OWN

In 1985, producer Quincy Jones gave Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson the assignment of a lifetime. To help fight famine in Africa, he wanted them to ...

One Woman: 25 Musical Artists for UN Women

Beth Blatt | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Beth Blatt

I believe in the power of popular song to change the world.

Love Is in the Air, and Not Just at the CIA

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

Upon securing reelection, President Obama reminded us that voting was only the beginning -- the down-payment on citizenship. We must now address all that divides us -- "We are to be guided by love, charity, duty, patriotism."

Why Music, Part 3: Music and Diplomacy

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

During a television interview following the recording, the show's host asked me this essential question: "In a region wrought with a history of so much war and hatred, can a song really make a difference?" My response was, "If music can't make a difference, I don't know what can."

United Nations Assignment: How Do You Create "We Are the World" for Women?

Beth Blatt | Posted 12.05.2011 | Impact
Beth Blatt

We also want women from villages all over the world to sing along on the refrain of the song, "We Shall Shine." No idea how to make that happen. But we will.

The Question for John Lennon's 71st Birthday: Did Yoko Ono Really Break Up the Beatles?

Mario Almonte | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home
Mario Almonte

Approaching what would have been John Lennon's 71st birthday, it is finally time to look back through more sober eyes, and to finally acknowledge that Yoko Ono did not destroy the Beatles.

African Famine, Wall Street and All of Us

Richard Walden | Posted 10.11.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

It's more than a bit disconcerting to look at the low level of the African famine relief response -- especially when you've been around long enough to remember the 1984 Ethiopian famine and its massive tug on the hearts of the world.

PLAN ForYourArt: December 2-8

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

For the final Engagement Party project, Heffington Moves MOCA presents the punk-rock dance event Heavy Metal Parking Lot: The Musical.

WATCH: 'We Are The World' Sung By 'Weird' Al, Sarah Silverman & Other Comedians (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

It's been over 25 years since the original "We Are The World" was recorded, and while earlier this year it was remade by today's hottest stars to bene...

Using Michael Jackson's Legacy to Open Can of Whoop Ass on Youth Work Ethic

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

Let's hold the legacy of the passionate, hardworking Michael Jackson up to today's youth all over the world and open a can of whoop ass on the massive, pathetic atrophy of their work ethic

The Japanese Remake 'We Are The World' And It's Glorious (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The Japanese have not only outdone themselves on this one, they've outdone us. Remember when America recorded a remake of "We Are The World" and it wa...

Lisa Lavie's 'We Are The World: YouTube Edition' Keeps Focus On Haiti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Diane Sawyer conducted an online interview today with Lisa Lavie, producer and editor behind the YouTube phenomenon, We Are The World: YouTube Edition...

We Are The World 3: SNL Raises Awareness Of Disastrous Charity Song (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The rerecording of "We Are The World" was meant to raise awareness of the Haiti earthquake disaster. But according to Quincy Jones (Kenan Thompson), "...

The Best Charity Singles For Haiti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Since the earthquake struck Haiti back on January 12, millions have asked what they can do to help. Some of the biggest names in music stepped forward...

Winter Olympics: Thanks, but Snow Thanks

Kelly Conaboy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Kelly Conaboy

If everyone in the world has to watch the Olympics for months at a time every year, it should at least be somewhat entertaining. Here are a few ideas.

Huey Lewis Records SOLO Version Of "We Are The World" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Though a gaggle of pop stars recently rerecorded the classic charity song, "We are the World," none of the original performers were invited to take pa...

The Challenges Not Addressed By We Are The World

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Danny Schechter

Twenty-five years later, We Are The World is back, this time with 80 artists and a corporate sponsor. It is star studded and sentimental, conjuring up memories, and echoing a mission that matters.

We Are The World, "Nou Se Mond La"

Nick Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nick Demas

The chorus of "We Are The World," of course, is instantly recognizable to anyone over 30, and now too by all Haitians, as it has been translated into the Creole "Nou Se Mond La."

Quincy Jones and Lionel Ritchie Remake "We Are The World" for Haiti

Mira Veda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mira Veda

The song is its own public service announcement. It brings public awareness to a massive global problem through the use of the universal language of music.

We Are The World, Haiti (VIDEO): New Version For Haiti Earthquake Victims

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP)- The revamped "We Are the World" made its world premiere Friday during NBC's coverage of the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympic...

En Route Back to Haiti for "We Are the World"

Nick Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nick Demas

I'm really looking forward to returning to Haiti. The fatigue forces you to take a break from it all, but I am excited to reconnect with the many wonderful people I met on my trip.

'We Are the World' Rerecorded For Haiti

AP | SOLVEJ SCHOU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The charity anthem "We Are the World" has been rerecorded by 80 artists who came together in the same Hollywood studio where the o...

'We Are The World' Haiti Edition: Quincy Jones To Remake Classic Song For Charity

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

LOS ANGELES — Quincy Jones is re-recording the charity song "We Are the World" and sending the proceeds to Haiti. The 76-year-old music legend ...