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|Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:45 pm Post subject: MyGoodDeed organization 9/11 event clarification
From Jul 22, 2011 to Jul 24, 2011 (included)
|To Our Friends in the 9/11 Community:
Some of you may have seen reports in today’s press about a supposed 9/11 "bash" (i.e., concert) planned for NYC in Central Park on Saturday, September 10 (see article below).
This story, which raised more than a few eyebrows in the 9/11 community, is apparently not true, at least at this time. We have been told that this reported event on 9/10 was merely discussed and is not happening for a variety of reasons, including funding, appropriateness on the eve of 9/11, and the many challenges involving both security the night before the opening of the Memorial, and impact on Central Park's Great Lawn.
As some of you know, in observance of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 and the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, the MyGoodDeed organization has been collaborating with several nonprofit groups and other supporters to plan an intimate Tribute concert event at the Beacon Theater in NYC on Friday evening, September 9. This respectful event would benefit some 9/11-related charities and encourage Americans throughout the nation to pay tribute by dedicating part of the anniversary day to charitable service and reflection in remembrance and honor of the 9/11 victims, survivors and those who rose in service after the attacks. More details on this event will be announced soon.
We want to be clear, however, that the Tribute event MyGoodDeed is planning is not the “9/11 bash" that was reported today.
Please visit us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/911day) for the latest developments. And feel free to send us an email if you have any questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bon Jovi’s 9/11 bash
HBO would produce NYC show on eve of 10th anniversary
Friday, July 22, 2011
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in secret negotiations with HBO to produce a historic Bon Jovi concert in Central Park the night before the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Sources say John Sykes — the former head of VH1 who produced the 1999 charity event “Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert” — is spearheading the effort to organize the star-studded show.
It is believed HBO would pay to produce the multimillion-dollar event, as well as for security and cleanup, in return for the rights to cable-cast performances by Bon Jovi, John Legend and a dozen other top acts.
However, a rep for the cable network denied the behind-the-scenes wrangling last night.
The Central Park tribute to the fallen would be a prelude to the ceremonies the following day at Ground Zero, where the families of the nearly 3,000 victims will hear the names of their loved ones read out loud.
On Sept. 11, exactly 10 years after two jetliners were crashed into the Twin Towers, the 9/11 memorial — two waterfalls in the footprints of the destroyed skyscrapers — will officially open.
Don Mischer, the veteran producer of Oscar and Emmy award shows and previous 9/11 memorials, is lining up such talent as classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma for the audience at Ground Zero.