Beyonce, John Legend, Jewel, Rob Thomas, John Mayer And Ciara Help The VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC Foundation Gear Up For 10th Anniversary
Celebrities to Be Featured in New VH1 Save The Music Public Service Announcements Touting Importance of Music Education
Esquire House Benefit, VH1′s Big in ′06 Shopping Day, and "Dreamgirls" Online Auction Cap-off The Foundation′s 9th Year
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is turning up the music and churning out the celebs with new public service announcements (PSAs) -- all in the name of music education -- in an effort to gear up for The Foundation′s 10th Anniversary beginning in January 2007.
Beginning on yesterday, (Thursday, November 9) the VH1 Save The Music Foundation will premiere the first of its series of new public service announcements (PSAs) featuring Beyonce, John Legend, Jewel, Rob Thomas. Each PSA will feature one of these artists as they speak about the importance of music education. Additional PSAs featuring John Mayer and Ciara will roll-out in 2007.
In addition to new PSAs, The Foundation will close out its 9th year by hosting high-profile events and initiatives to raise awareness and funds for music education across the country including New York and Los Angeles.
VH1′s Big Night for a Big Cause: A Benefit for The VH1 Save The Music Foundation
For the fourth consecutive year, Esquire magazine has created the world′s most lavish bachelor pad Esquire House 360. This 17,000 square-foot Italian villa in Beverly Hills was built to mirror the editorial range of Esquire magazine and to reflect the lifestyle of today′s modern man.
On Friday, December 1, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation will host an intimate cocktail party and concert fundraiser at Esquire House 360. The exclusive event will be hosted by Keifer Sutherland, Jaime Pressley, Wilmer Valderama, Tyrese Gibson, Omar Epps, Gary Dourdan, VH1 general manager Tom Calderone and Brain Graden, President, Entertainment, MTV Networks Music Group and will feature an intimate performance by Columbia recording artist Mat Kearney and Ironworks Recording Artists Rocco DeLuca and the Burden.
To expand Esquire House 360 beyond Los Angeles, an online charity auction hosted by Esquire and benefiting VH1 Save The Music will give visitors to the house and the general public the chance to bid on guitars signed by musical artists including Nick Lachey, Bon Jovi, Rob Thomas, Shakira, The Dixie Chicks and many more. Online users can bid on their favorite items through December 5th by visiting www.charityfolks.com.
VH1′s Big in ′06 Shopping Day
VH1 Save The Music, along with Robertson Blvd. boutiques Agnes B, Anya Hindmarch, Adriano Goldshmeid, Camper, Chan Luu, Curve, Diavolina, Erica Courtney, George Smith, Kalologie Skincare, Horn, Kiehls, Kitson, Kitson Kids, Kitson Men, LF Stores, Lisa Kline, Lisa Kline Kids, Lisa Kline Men, M.A.C., Madison, Nanette Lepore, Paige Premium Denim, Poleci, Scott Hill LA, Sky, Ted Baker, Tory Burch, Vionnet, WESC, and Yellowman, will host the second annual "VH1 Big in ′06 Shopping Day" in Los Angeles on Saturday, December 2 from 11:00 AM through 4:00 PM. Hosted by Cynthia Garrett, Courtney Jane Semel, Perez Hilton, Rebecca Bloom, Samaire Armstrong and Tova Bonem the event will be open to the public and will feature guest DJs and entertainment as well as activities, food a refreshments.
A percentage of the day′s sales from each store will benefit VH1 Save The Music′s work to restore instrumental music programs throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District.
"Own a Piece of the DREAM" With A "Dreamgirls" Online Auction
Beginning November 20, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation is teaming up with Gibson/Baldwin Music Education, Paramount, and Dreamworks for the "Own a Piece of the DREAM" online auction in conjunction with the premiere of the film "Dreamgirls" which stars Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, and Eddie Murphy. Fans can bid on items from an "Ultimate Fan Package" where a winner and guest will be flown to New York City to attend the premiere of "Dreamgirls" to customized Gibson guitars signed by the cast of "Dreamgirls." Online users can bid on their favorite items through December 20th by visiting www.premiereprops.com.
Since it was established in 1997, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation has donated $34 million worth of new musical instruments to 1,400 public schools in 80 cities, improving the lives of more than 800,000 children.
About to launch its tenth year, the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in America′s public schools by restoring music education programs in cities across the U.S. and raising awareness of the importance of music participation for our nation′s youth. VH1 Save The Music′s many honors include the Governors′ Award (a special Emmy Award), the George Foster Peabody Award for broadcast and cable excellence, and many Beacon Awards. VH1 Save The Music Foundation′s Platinum sponsors include Anheuser-Busch, Curve Fragrances by Liz Claiborne, Grey Goose Vodka, JetBlue, and Nikon.