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Stephen King Will Be The Keynote Speaker At 826 Boston’s 9th Annual Gala Night of 1,000 Stories 

826 Boston’s 9th annual Night of 1,000 Stories gala will celebrate the many incredible stories of 826 Boston student authors and raise critical funds for 826 Boston’s youth writing and tutoring programs. 

This year 826 Boston is thrilled to welcome Stephen King as their keynote speaker. All of the funds raised during the event and through ticket sales go directly to support 826 Boston free writing programs. The event will start at 5:30 PM with a cocktail reception followed by dinner at 7:00 PM and program featuring the work of 826 Boston student authors and of course, Stephen King.

Tickets start at $500. A limited number of individual tickets are available for purchase online.

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Seth Rogen’s Hilarity For Charity Announces All-Star Cast

Today, Netflix has announced the all-star guest lineup for Seth Rogen’s upcoming special, Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity, where Rogen and friends combine stand-up, sketches and music into an outrageous comedy special that could only come from the mind of Seth.

Guests that will appear in the special include Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Wolf, John Mulaney, James Corden,The Muppets, Post Malone, Nick Kroll, Kumail Nanjiani, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Che, Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious.

This marks the sixth annual Hilarity for Charity event put together by Seth and Lauren Rogen. The event will be filmed Saturday, March 24 at The Hollywood Palladium and is the first time that is has been broadcast.

“We started the Los Angeles variety show six years ago in order to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s, a disease that has touched so many families including my own. Our goal is to educate a younger audience and ultimately create the next generation of advocates for the cause,” said HFC Co-Founder Lauren Miller Rogen. “I am so thrilled to be able to share this year’s show with an even larger audience through our partnership with Netflix and are proud to have them as a partner.”

In 2012, Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen founded Hilarity for Charity as a resource for the millennial generation, to help bridge the gap in understanding the landscape of Alzheimer’s disease. Using this unique approach, HFC aims to significantly improve outcomes for all family members contending with Alzheimer’s disease by 2020.

Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity will stream globally on Netflix in April.

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Red Nose Day, Actually

Which member of the Love Actually cast has aged most gracefully? Find out for yourself! Watch The Red Nose Day Special on Thursday, May 25 at 10/9c on NBC.

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Crackle Celebrates Second Season of “The Art of More” By Participating With Bidding For Good To Auction Commissioned Pieces To Benefit Movember Foundation

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In anticipation of the November 16th launch of the second season of Crackle’s critically-acclaimed, scripted original, “The Art of More,” the network has commissioned 10 original works from up-and-coming artists that will be auctioned off through BiddingForGood.com, the e-commerce charitable site. Bidding on the pieces, all inspired by well-known and iconic works of art, runs from November 1st  through Wednesday, November 1 6th , timed to the season two debut of the Crackle series.  All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Movember Foundation, the leading global men’s health organization, which raises both funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and overall men’s physical and mental health.

Series stars Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth, Cary Elwes and Christian Cooke, will participate in the campaign with original PSA’s encouraging fans to support the work of the selected artists and the not-for-profit organization, which encourages men to grow moustaches and MOVE throughout November in an effort to “change the face” of men’s health.  All 10 original pieces, which were created by members of the Poster Posse, a platform where a global network of diverse artists can showcase their original works to a broader audience, will be on display at the New York premiere event which will be attended by the series cast and notables from the art community. The pieces are:

– “The Big Scream” –By Mike Mahle (Morton, IL)- based on “The Scream” by Edvard Munch, 1893
– “La Preciosa” –By Orlando Arocena (Bronx, NY)- based on The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, 1504
– “The Three White Dukes” –By Matt Needle (Cardiff, Wales)- based on The Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso, 1921
– “Luncheon of the Molting Party” –By Berkay Daglar (Istanbul, Turkey)- based on “Luncheon of the Boating Party” by Renoir, 1881
– “One Last Game” –By Salvador Anguiano (Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico)- based on “The Card Players” by Paul Cezanne, 1895
– “Harvest Moon” –By Daniel Nash (Bedfordshire, England)- based on “The Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh, 1889
– “Triple Abduction” –By Maria Suarez-Inclan (London, England)- based on “The Three Dancers in Exercise Hall” by Degas, 1880
– “The Philosopher’s Throne” –By John Aslarona (Queens, NY)- based on “The Thinker” by Rodin, 1902
– “Girl with the Ceramic Earring” –By Tracie Ching (Washington, D.C.)- based on “Girl with the Pearl Earring” by Vermeer, 1665
– “Venus di Moderno” –By Robert Bruno (Brooklyn, NY)- based on “Venus de Milo” by Alexandros of Antioch, 101BC

Top bidders for each of the 10 pieces will also receive an auction paddle signed by “The Art of More” cast. Bidding for Good auction will be available via web at www.biddingforgood.com/theartofmore and mobile (https://bforg.com/theartofmore)

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How You Can Get A Pair of Nike Mag “Back To The Future” Shoes

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Nike announced plans to release 89 pairs of the “Nike Mag” shoe through an online draw. The shoes light up and feature adaptive lacing—which lets a wearer push a button to tighten or loosen a shoe—making it a true replica to the footwear from the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II.

Contestants can pay $10 to enter the drawing, which will count as a donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. There’s no limit to the amount of tickets one can buy, so buying more gives the aspiring sneakerhead a greater chance of winning.

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All of proceeds from the 2016 drawing—which runs from Oct. 4 through Oct. 11—will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and one pair of Nike Mag shoes will also be auction live in three locations: Hong Kong, London, and New York.

You can sign up for the online draw HERE

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Hands: A Song For Orlando

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Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Juanes, P!nk, Mary J. Blige, Selena Gomez and Britney Spears are among 24 artists featured on a new recording to raise money for victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre.

The all-star release, “Hands” — a charity single from Interscope Records with support from GLAAD — was conceived by hit songwriter Justin Tranter, co-writer of Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and hits for Gomez, DNCE, Fall Out Boy and Stefani.

Funds from the song will aid families with medical care, counseling and will also be used for education.

Available now exclusively on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/HandsTribute

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Broadway Stars To Record ‘What The World Needs Now Is Love’ To Benefit LGBT Community After Orlando

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Broadway’s biggest stars are rallying together to support the LGBT community in wake of the Orlando gay nightclub shooting. A slew of theater and Hollywood stars – dubbed Broadway for Orlando – will record a cover of Jackie DeShannon’s 1965 hit “What the World Needs Now Is Love”. People and Playbill will exclusively release the music video of the A-list chorus on Friday; and the track will be available Monday. 100 percent of the proceeds from sales of the song – available to download for $1.99 on BroadwayRecords.com – will go to benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida.

Sara Bareilles, Roger Bart, Kristen Bell, Wayne Brady, Matthew Broderick, Michael Cerveris, Gloria Estefan, Sutton Foster, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Joel Grey, Sean Hayes, Heather Headley, Megan Hilty, Bill Irwin, Carole King, Jane Krakowski, Nathan Lane, Zachary Levi, Andrea Martin, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, Rosie O’Donnell, Kelli O’Hara, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rosie Perez, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Chita Rivera, Lillias White, Marissa Jaret Winokur, BD Wong and more stars will join together their voices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami on Wednesday to record the benefit single.

SiriusXM Radio host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, decided to organize the musical tribute and fundraiser – which was inspired by the 1985 charity track “We Are the World” – on Monday morning and moved quickly.

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Batkid Begins Trailer

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November 15, 2013 was a pretty momentous day for Gotham City as thousands gathered to cheer on five year old “Batkid” Miles who, as part of a Make-A-Wish Foundation event, saw San Francisco transformed into the DC Comics city. Donning a cape and cowl, five-year-old Miles took on the Penguin, saved a damsel in distress and was presented with the key to the city. thanks to an intense outpouring of spontaneous support reverberated around the world. Now, Miles’ story comes to the big screen in the new documentary, Batkid Begins, which has today released its trailer.

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Miles’ wish and this role as a little caped crusader resonated so deeply with filmmaker Dana Nachman that she was inspired to explore what happens when a small scale event aiming to fulfill one wish goes unintentionally viral, ultimately revealing surprising truths about what happens when someone inspires our society in a digital age.

Batkid Begins was directed by Nachman, who also produced the documentary with Liza Meak. The film was written by Nachman & Kurt Kuenne (Batkid Begins). Ian Reinhard & John Crane served as executive producers.

Batkid Begins hits theaters June 26, 2015.

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Books To Benefit Announces Faithful: The 10th Anniversary Special Edition By Stewart O’Nan & Stephen King

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Early in 2004, two writers and Red Sox fans, Stewart O’Nan and Stephen King, decided to chronicle the upcoming season, one of the most hotly anticipated in baseball history. They would sit together at Fenway. They would exchange emails. They would write about the games. As it happened, they would also witness the greatest comeback ever in sports and the first Red Sox championship in eighty-six years. What began as a Sox-filled summer like any other became a fan’s notes for the ages. And now, ten years later, this special edition will allow fans everywhere to relive that magical season one more time.

Faithful: The 10th Anniversary Special Edition is the debut title from Books to Benefit, a new specialty press that works with bestselling authors to publish collectible Limited Edition books to raise funds and awareness for good causes.

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A minimum of thirty percent of the retail price from this special edition will be donated to The Haven Foundation and to organizations that promote cancer care and research. The Haven Foundation gives financial assistance to provide temporary support needed to safeguard and sustain the careers of established freelance artists. The authors also support cancer care and research organizations such as The Jimmy Fund in Boston, Massachusetts. You can donate directly to The Haven Foundation via their website and to The Jimmy Fund via their website.

Limitation Information:

– Slipcased Deluxe Hardcover Gift Edition: Limited to a one-time printing of only 1,500 copies printed on a high quality acid free paper stock and featuring a fine Smyth-sewn binding, two-color printing throughout the book, a sewn-in ribbon page marker, illustrated endpapers, and housed in a deluxe slipcase featuring two-color hot foil stamping ($85)

– Signed & Traycased Deluxe Hardcover Limited Edition: Limited to a one-time printing of only 448 hand-numbered copies personally signed by Stewart O’Nan, printed on a high quality acid free paper stock and featuring a fine Smyth-sewn binding, two-color printing throughout the book, a sewn-in ribbon page marker, illustrated endpapers, and housed in a custom deluxe traycase featuring two-color hot foil stamping ($225)

– Signed & Traycased Deluxe Hardcover Lettered Edition: Limited to a one-time printing of only 52 hand-lettered copies signed by Stewart O’Nan, printed on a high quality acid free paper stock and featuring a hand-bound “three piece” binding with a special Japanese book cloth and a fine leather, two-color printing throughout the book, a sewn-in ribbon page marker, imported French marbled endpapers, and housed in a deluxe hand-made custom traycase featuring two-color hot foil stamping ($750)

For more information about this very special publcation please go to: http://www.bookstobenefit.net

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Something to Take on the Trip Charity Anthology eBook Now Available

Something to Take on the Trip ($3.99) is loaded with short stories for people who have a limited amount of time to read a bit of something everyday.

Aimed at commuters and people on journeys short and long, each story is just the right length for your trip. Comedy, romance, drama, mystery, science fiction and everything in between, there is something here for you whatever your mood!

This is no ordinary anthology. Aimed at readers 18 – 80 it contains a variety of genres from a variety of authors. The writers who contributed to this book come from locations across 4 continents, and kindly donated their work in aid of a children’s hospital charity.

Contributing Authors: Kevin J. Anderson, Aditi Bathia, Graham Brand, Donald R. Broyles, Cora Burhlert, Neil Bursnoll, Jamie Campbell, Michael Carmella, T.L. Champion, Helen Cho, Samuel Clements, J. David Core, Cate Dean, Stephen Drivick, Dan Fiorella, Erin Garlock, David Gerrold, Edward M. Grant, Sheila Guthrie, Jamie Horyski, Mary Kincaid, Paul B. Kohler, Paul Levinson, Kevin A. Lyons, Kelly Lytle, Ron McLarty, John L. Monk, Lindy Moone, E. Percy Muove, Debadatta Pati, Dario Solera, H.S. Stone, Joe Tannian, Vincent Trigili, Karen Tucker, Rich Walls, Stella Wilkinson, Richard Wolanski and Frank Zubek.

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