02.14.12 Rainforest Foundation BBC Radio 4 Appeal...


If you're in the UK, please tune in to the Rainforest Foundation's BBC Radio 4 appeal on Sunday, February 26 (7:55AM & 9:26PM) as co-founder, Trudie Styler explains the groundbreaking mapping work being carried out by the organization. Check out
RainForestFoundationUK.org/Forest_voices_on_the_airwaves for more information and to see exactly how your support can help strengthen forest communities...

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On June 25, Sting will perform at the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, backed by a 5-piece band including Dominic Miller (guitar), David Sancious (keyboards), Vinnie Colauita (drums), Peter Tickell (electric fiddle) and Jo Lawry (vocals). Fan Club presales will begin at 10AM (local time) tomorrow, Tuesday, February 14. Tickets will go on sale to the public Friday, February 17 at 10AM (local time)...
The invitation to the "development performance" of the "theatrical event" The Last Ship at Live Theatre, Newcastle, made no mention of world famous Geordie singer-songwriter Sting, who'd announced he was writing the project to celebrate his 60th birthday way back in September. So it was no surprise to find the ex-Police star meeting and greeting familiar faces as he tried out his 20-song creation on an audience of invited guests on Friday night. It was a complete surprise to his New York co-producers who discovered that the man once known as Gordon Sumner wanted to test out his creation - with a book by Broadway musical genius Brian Yorkey - back in his home city...
One of Wallsend’s most famous exports has given his backing to one of the town’s oldest community buildings. Sting has agreed to become a cultural patron of Wallsend Memorial Hall, known locally as the Mem, almost 130 years after it first opened its doors. His support comes at the perfect time for the hall as it is currently undergoing a £1.4 million transformation that will restore it to its original Victorian splendour and bring its facilities up to date. The 60-year-old, christened Gordon Sumner, said: "The Mem is a local landmark I remember well from my boyhood in Wallsend. It’s such an important social, cultural and educational service that I’m very happy to support it..."
We are pleased to announce that Sting will perform at the Odense Festival in Odense, Denmark on June 21 and at Les Deferlantes Festival in Argeles-Sur-Mer, France on July 8! For both performances, he will be joined by a 5-piece band featuring Dominic Miller (guitar), David Sancious (keyboards), Vinnie Colauita (drums), Peter Tickell (electric fiddle) and Jo Lawry (vocals). Fan Club presales for the Odense Festival will begin at 10AM (local time) Sunday, February 12. Tickets will go on sale to the public Tuesday, February 14 at 10AM (local time). Fan Club presales for Les Deferlantes Festival will begin at 10AM (local time) Tuesday, February 14, with tickets going on sale to the public Friday, February 17 at 10AM (local time)...

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It is possible Sting's musical The Last Ship will never leave the harbour, yet alone dock in a major theatre. It will certainly never again be seen as I saw it on Friday night at Live Theatre when the actors had the script in their hands. Even the following night's second try-out performance on Saturday was different, by all accounts. This, then, cannot be a review of a finished product. A work of progress it was at the weekend and a work of progress it will remain for quite some time. Having said that, The Last Ship has more going for it than most embryonic musicals...