You can buy it HERE on iTunes!
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Bill Clinton, Marlee Matlin, Doug Pitt and Randy Hogan will be honored at this year’s Starkey Hearing Foundation So The World May Hear Awards Gala.
Each year, the Foundation’s So the World May Hear Awards Gala recognizes those who have made a commitment to helping others and affect positive change in the world. The Starkey Hearing Foundation joins forces with celebrities and athletes alike to raise awareness and deliver the gift of hearing to those in need around the world.
The So the World May Hear gala will feature performances by Reba, Meat Loaf, LIBERA and Miley Cyrus, along with two surprise performances. Additional celebrities currently scheduled to attend include: Patricia Arquette, Hilary Swank, Whoopi Goldberg, Maria Bello, Verne Troyer, Buzz Aldrin, Kevin Sorbo, Gary Busey, Kevin Costner, Phil Hellmuth, Larry Fitzgerald, Santonio Holmes, Roy Williams and many more.
Last year’s 2010 Starkey Hearing Foundation So the World May Hear gala successfully raised $7 million, every dollar of which contributed to helping change the lives of people around the world.
The Starkey Hearing Foundation is striving to change the social consciousness of hearing and hearing loss prevention. Hearing loss affects one in 10 Americans, and 63 million children worldwide, yet many do not have access to the hearing devices that can help correct that disability. The Foundation now delivers more than 100,000 hearing aids through hearing missions in countries stretching from the U.S. to Vietnam. Since 2000, the Foundation has supplied more than 500,000 hearing aids to people in need and is striving to achieve its goal of distributing over one million free hearing aids in this decade. In addition to giving the gift of hearing, the Foundation also works diligently to promote ‘safe hearing’ through two unique programs – the recently launched Listen Carefully campaign, aimed at preventing hearing loss among teens and young people; and the Sound Matters program, which with the help of partners such as Best Buy, the Grammy Foundation and others within the music and entertainment industry, seeks to raise social awareness of healthy hearing, prevention of hearing damage, and regular hearing check-ups.
The gala takes place on July 24 at the St. Paul River Centre, 175 Kellogg Blvd West, St. Paul, Minnesota. Find out more HERE.
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Seventeen contributing editor Demi Lovato gives you the story behind her single, and talks about why it’s so special—and personal—to her.
Hey Guys! I can’t tell you how long I have been waiting to share this news with you! If you haven’t heard, the name of my new single is…SKYSCRAPER!! You can get it on iTunes starting tomorrow, July 12.
This song is so special to me because it’s inspired by my journey and the struggles that I’ve dealt with this past year. I hope people are able to relate to it and realize that they are able to rise above and overcome any obstacle, no matter the circumstances, and shine like a skyscraper. I am still on a personal journey dealing with my own issues each and every day, but the best advice I can give to anyone going through a rough patch is to never be afraid to ask for help.
Recording this song was such an amazing experience for me. It was such an incredible and emotional process, and I couldn’t have asked for a better producer to work with than Toby Gad. Toby is one of the sweetest people I know and I am so proud of the work we did together.
My biggest wish for this song is that it’s able to inspire others and urge them to keep moving forward no matter what the odds.
I hope you all love the song as much as I do!
“Skyscraper” is available on iTunes on 7/12.
Video premieres on E! on 7/13.
Directed by Marc Pellington.
AHHHHH!! This looks so good and she looks so pretty! I can’t wait to see it!
Music Video Shot by Acclaimed Director Mark Pellington
Hollywood Records recording artist Demi Lovato will world premiere her highly anticipated “Skyscraper” music video exclusively on E! News and on E! Online on Wednesday, July 13 at 7PM ET/PT and 11:30 PM ET/PT, along with an exclusive interview with Ryan Seacrest. July 14 marks the VEVO premiere. Produced by Toby Gad (Beyonce, Fergie, Kelly Clarkson), the emotionally resonant “Skyscraper” illustrates Lovato’s personal journey of overcoming challenges by staying strong and believing in herself. The music video for “Skyscraper” was shot by acclaimed director Mark Pellington (Pearl Jam, Michael Jackson, The Fray). This past weekend, Demi posted her single image and title on her social networking sites, instantly becoming a worldwide Twitter Trend drawing over 2 million impressions on Facebook within 24 hours.
The long-awaited release follows an important year for Demi Lovato. After confronting personal issues head on, Lovato made the proactive decision to seek treatment and regain focus on her music career. Additionally, Lovato is currently partnering with the JED Foundation and Seventeen magazine on the “Love is Louder Than the Pressure to Be Perfect” campaign, addressing the various pressures many young people face. She has also joined Seventeen as a contributing editor, submitting regular pieces advising readers to “stay strong” and sharing strategies for maintaining a positive outlook.
Lovato’s forthcoming album, to be released this fall, is the long-awaited follow-up to the # 1 debut of 2009′s Here We Go Againand the #2 debut of 2008′s Don’t Forget. She has performed to arena crowds across the world, been nominated for an ALMA award, won both People’s Choice and Teen Choice awards and appeared on Good Morning America, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, American Idol and Dancing with the Stars.
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Source: Hollywood Records & PRNewswire