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Find Out What’s on 12-12-12 – Biggest Live Event

December 12, 2012

It is December 12, 2012 officially, Manila Time. I got an important announcement. No, it is not yet the end of the world – and I have not changed carreers and started predicting the future.

On 12-12-12 (December 12, 2012) 7:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (that’s December 13, 2012 8:30 AM, Manila Time), tune in to Star World as there would be an explosion. There is a big event happening and being aired live from Madison Square Garden. A live Benefit Concert for the benefit of victims of Hurricane Sandy and Star World is delivering this most widely distributed live musical event in history.

A little story about Hurricane Sandy – it was not in the news when I received the information about Hurricane Sandy (I seriously didn’t have time to watch the news). It was in the office. The big boss sent an urgent note advising us to call our assignees in the affected area to ensure that they are safe, and if they needed any help. I was glad that I was back in Manila; as I heard that the storm was also badly felt in Toronto. The goal is to account each and every one of our assignees. We were happy to know that everyone was safe, even my relatives, friends and families. BUT there are some who got badly affected. So here comes the music bringing good deeds for good benefits.

The 12-12-12 features Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who, and Paul McCartney (the real Paul McCartney?! yeah, I once got addicted reading stories about the Faul and Paul McCartney). – I heard this guy will do the closing.

To know which celebrities are taking part, click Read More..

There are not just musicians, but celebrities too –

Sean Combs
Chelsea Clinton
Jake Gyllenhaal
Steve Buscemi
Jessica Chastain
Billy Crystal
Leo DiCaprio
Jimmy Fallon
Karlie Kloss
Seth Meyers
Bobby Moynihan
Chris Rock,
Adam Sandler
Susan Sarandon
Jon Stewart
Kristen Stewart
Quentin Tarantino
Brian Williams

They would not just present the programs but also answer calls so viewers can call and make donations to  Robin Hood Relief Fund for the affected states (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut).

The concert is presented by Chase Bank,and produced by James Dolan, Executive Chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company; John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises; and Harvey Weinstein, Co-Founder and Chairman of The Weinstein Company.

Where are you in the world? Where can you watch 12-12-12?

The concert will be seen in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. For those in China, NBA’s television and online streaming channels will make the concert available to viewers in China. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment will broadcast the concert live on its radio stations across the US, and will also video stream live on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s digital radio service, and across the websites and Facebook pages of its 850 stations. The concert will be given a live simulcast on Clear Channel Outdoor digital billboards in Times Square, New York City and in London and Paris. Meanwhile, YouTube, AOL, Yahoo, Hulu, and other online video service companies will provide live streaming of the concert to their millions of unique users worldwide to ensure an unprecedented distribution.

In Asia, it would be brought to you by Star World. 

Don’t forget – 12-12-12 (December 12, 2012) 7:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (that’s December 13, 2012 8:30 AM, Manila Time

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