Sunday, April 21, 2024

Billy Joel Will Perform on The Secretive Robin Hood Foundation’s First Ever Public Virtual Fundraiser


Billy Joel will perform on the very secretive Robin Hood Foundation’s first ever virtual fundraiser next week. Robin Hood never ever lets in press or any outsiders to their annual fundraisers. Oh, the battles the press have had in the past with them. They’re a group that professes caring for the general public but would like to block them from any transparency. Until now.

Stuck with the corona virus situation, Robin Hood is going to do a virtual online fundraiser next week. I guess they couldn’t figure out a way to restrain outsiders. Of course, we don’t get the lavish meal, or speeches from the CEOs and billionaires who don’t want any press from the event. There will be no Dom Perignon.

Hosted by Tina Fey with special guest appearances from Lin-Manuel Miranda, @ChrisRock, @MariahCarey, @BetteMidler, and more, Rise Up New York! will be broadcast on all New York City TV stations, @iHeartRadio and @entercom broadcast radio stations, @News12, @NY1, @SiriusXM and nationally on @CNBC. ⠀


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New York needs you now more than ever. Tune in May 11 at 7:00 pm for Rise Up New York!: The Robin Hood Relief Benefit, a one-hour citywide virtual telethon to raise awareness and desperately needed funds for New Yorkers whose lives have been devastated by COVID-19. 🗽🌇 ⠀ With the help of special guests, we’re aiming to shine a light on the strength of our city and raise $100 million for frontline organizations serving NYC. Join us and millions of New Yorkers in rising up for our neighbors in need by showcasing a vision of the New York we love. ⠀ Rise Up NY! will be broadcast on local New York stations including @abc7ny, @cbsnewyork, @nbcnewyork, @pix11news, @fox5ny, @news12, and @msgnetworks, as well as @cnbc and @iheartradio stations. ⠀ Lineup and details to come. #NY4NY ⠀ Start by doing your part for New York – visit to give $10 today.

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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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