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Friday
Jun102011

Black Eyed Peas' All-Star NYC Concert Canceled Due to Weather

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- The Black Eyed Peas' benefit concert at New York's Central Park Thursday night, which was also to feature Taylor Swift and Natasha Bedingfield, among others, was a washout.

The show was supposed to start at 7:30 p.m. but was delayed for an hour and then canceled due to severe thunderstorms that swept across the New York/New Jersey area.  It's unclear if the concert will be rescheduled.

The show, which was expected to draw over 60,000 people, was also scheduled to include Debbie Harry, Carole King, LL Cool J, and MC Hammer. Actors Whoopi Goldberg, Zach Braff, and Jimmy Smits were also scheduled to make appearances throughout the night.

The concert was going to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation, which fights poverty in New York City.

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Thursday
Jun092011

Black Eyed Peas, Others Ready to Rock NYC's Central Park

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Over the years, superstars ranging from Elton John to Diana Ross to Garth Brooks to Bon Jovi have given concerts in New York City's famed Central Park -- and Thursday night, the Black Eyed Peas will become the latest act to rock the park's Great Lawn.

More than 60,000 people are expected to attend the show, the bill for which also includes Taylor Swift, Natasha Bedingfield, Carole King, Debbie Harry of Blondie, and MC Hammer.  Actors Whoopi Goldberg, Zach Braff, and Jimmy Smits will also make appearances throughout the night.

The whole shebang is designed to raise money for, and raise awareness of, the Robin Hood Foundation, which fights poverty in New York City.  The Robin Hood Foundation is also supporting the opening of three music and art schools in New York City for the Peas' own charity, the Peapod Foundation.

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Tuesday
Jun072011

Taylor Swift to Join Black Eyed Peas for NYC Central Park Concert

TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Black Eyed Peas are welcoming a special guest to their massive concert in New York City's Central Park on Thursday. Broadway World reports that Taylor Swift will be joining the lineup, which already includes Carole King, Natasha Bedingfield, Debbie Harry, LL Cool J, and MC Hammer.

The concert is a fundraiser for the Robin Hood Foundation, which fights poverty in New York City, as well as for the Peas' own Peapod charitable foundation.

In a statement, Fergie said, "We are thrilled to have Taylor on board to benefit two very important causes. Not only will she will be an amazing addition to our lineup, she is an incredible inspiration to people of all ages and her music gives a voice to those who feel left behind."

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Thursday
Jun022011

Black Eyed Peas Add Multiple Artists to NYC Charity Concert Bill

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- The Black Eyed Peas won't be taking the stage alone for their charity concert in New York City's Central Park on June 9.

The New York Post reports that Natasha Bedingfield, LL Cool J, MC Hammer, Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry, and even legendary singer/songwriter Carole King have joined the bill for the event, at which Whoopi Goldberg, Zach Braff and Jimmy Smits will also make appearances.

The concert, at the Park's famous Great Lawn, will benefit the Robin Hood Foundation, which works to fight poverty in New York City, as well as the Peas' own Peapod Foundation.  Fifty-four thousand tickets have been given away by lottery, reports The Post, and another 6,000 are for sale at RobinHood.org.

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Wednesday
May112011

GMA's Summer Concert Series 2011: Lady Gaga, Beyonce & More

Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Lady Gaga will kick off Good Morning America's annual Summer Concert Series on ABC, but beyond that, this year's lineup has something for everyone, from pop to R&B to country to '80s nostalgia.

Among the highlights will be a show by Beyonce, the first-ever joint onstage TV performance from 80s pop princesses Debbie Gibson and Tiffany, a performance by all top 11 American Idol contestants, and appearances by Selena Gomez, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Taio Cruz, The Go-Go's, Nicki Minaj, Florence & The Machine, the Goo Goo Dolls and country stars Miranda Lambert and Brad Paisley.

GMA's summer concert series starts with Gaga on May 27.  That show will be the only ticketed event -- details on how to get those tickets will be coming soon. The series continues with free concerts each Friday at Rumsey Playfield in New York City's Central Park.

For more details about attending the summer concert series, visit ABCNews.go.com/GMA.

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Monday
May022011

Black Eyed Peas Announce Free Concert in NYC's Central Park

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- The Black Eyed Peas have announced a free concert in New York City's Central Park on June 9.  The show will benefit the Robin Hood Foundation, which fights poverty in New York City, and the Peas' recently-launched music academies for at-risk youth in the city.  Despite the fact that the show is free, tickets will be required.

In a statement, Fergie said, "We are thrilled to follow in the footsteps of icons such as Simon & Garfunkel and Diana Ross by performing a free concert for our fans in Central Park. But more importantly, we are performing to benefit Robin Hood's efforts to help those living in poverty in New York City and to help disadvantaged youth in New York with the launch of our Peapod Academy."

The last major free pop/rock concert in Central Park was Bon Jovi in 2008.  Others who have performed include The Dave Matthews Band, Garth Brooks and Elton John.

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Friday
Sep242010

John Lennon Documentary Screening on 70th Birthday

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- On Friday, in front of Strawberry Fields in Central Park, Yoko Ono invited John Lennon fans to a screening of a new film about her late husband's life in New York City.  The documentary, entitled LennonNYC, shows how Lennon was enticed by the city and enjoyed the freedom it offered.  The screening will be held Oct. 9 in Central Park, on what would have been Lennon's 70th birthday.  He was shot dead in front of his apartment building, located across the street from the park, by a man who had been denied parole for the sixth time.  The film is set to premiere Sept. 25 at the New York Film Festival, and will air Nov. 22 on PBS.

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