The Tenor and the Holidays
Busy Bocelli: Tenor Andrea Bocelli (born September 22, 1958 - he shares a birthday day - if not year - with a BeansTalk staffer) appears on NBC's "Tribute On Ice" on December 18, 2004, "Fox & Friends" (air date to be decided) and a Christmas day performance of "Silent Night" on ABC's Good Morning America.
The December 18, 2004 special Andrea Bocelli "Tribute On Ice" will feature his signature hits as well as songs from the new Andrea (Sugar/Philips). Olympic gold and silver medalists appear in a show that was filmed on location in Bridgeport, Connecticuts Arena at Harbor Yard in November. The program features Olympic skaters Brian Boitano, Brian Orser, Todd Eldredge, Michael Weiss, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Nicole Bobek, Caryn Kadavy, Shae Lynn Bourne, Silvia Fontana. The ice dancing pair Renee Roca and Gorsha Sur complete the cast. The special will air at 2 p.m. ET.
On December 16, 2004, The Jane Pauley Show features an interview and performance by Bocelli.
He'll also perform at the Nobel Peace Prize concert on December 11, 2004 in Oslo, which is set to air on E! on December 23, 2004. At the celebration, hosted by Tom Cruise and Oprah Winfrey, Bocelli sings D'ellAmore Non Si Sa (translation "With Love You Never Know") and In-Canto from the new album. Joining Bocelli are Tony Bennett, Chris Botti, Diana Krall, Patti Labelle, Cyndi Lauper, Polyphonic Spree, and Joss Stone. The event honors 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai of Kenya, the first woman from Africa ever to receive the honor.
November's Andrea, has held the No. 1 position on the Billboard Top Classical Crossover chart since its release. The album debuted at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 chart. In American Way, James Mayfield wrote that the album is "full of beautiful notes, operatic moments, and a little pop flair thrown in for perfect measure."
Create Some Real Cheer:
Hosts 4th Annual "Project Santa"
A Volunteer Funded Christmas Day Event for Children and Families in Need
Over 40 Families and 100 Children Expected to Attend
Steam is accepting monetary, clothing or toy donations for this event.
314 North Harper Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Toy or Clothing Drop Off
Tuesday - Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The children and families whose letters are answered will meet Santa and his
elves on Christmas Day at Steam. They will open presents selected specifically for them, take a family photo with Santa and be treated to holiday refreshments, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information please contact: Margaret Schell or Keelin Czellecz