Friday, May 24, 2024

Help MusiCares Help Musicians This Christmas


Six music bloggers are competing for tickets to this year’s MusiCares Person of the Year dinner honoring Paul McCartney. Now you can read all their entries and vote to send some lucky writer to Los Angeles next February. Here’s the link: MusiCares is also running its Be A Part of the Heart campaign this Christmas, accepting donation from $1 up from all music fans. This is all to help musicians in need. The people who play on your favorite records don’t necessarily have health insurance, and often need assistance. They’re not Madonna. They’re the people who make Madonna’s–and other artists like Rihanna, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, and Carrie Underwood– sound so good.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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