Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Grammy award winning Norah Jones has been confirmed for the late night show at John Zorn’s Japan Benefit Concert (to be held on April 8th at Abrons).

Norah gained recognition in 2002 for her album Come Away With Me that sold over 20 million copies and earned her 5 Grammy Awards.

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Today was a good day for Japan in terms of celebrities’ charitable donations. As Japan continues to count their dead – a number that could reach 18,000 – some caring people are coming to their aid.

R & B Singer, Ne-Yo, is in Japan and today he announced that he has designed a charity T-shirt that is available at his website. The caption says:

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Who would have thought that Justin Bieber’s auctioned locks would find their way to another charity event – to raise charitable donations for Japan.

In February, the boxed locks (autographed by Bieber) were given to Ellen DeGeneres to be auctioned for charity. They then went on loan to Stone Rose who made them available to Bieber’s fans at the Lucky Strikes Lanes & Lounge in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Major League Baseball owners and players will make charitable donations of $500,000 to UNICEF in support of relief efforts in Japan. There are 11 Japanese players in the Major League, as well as 29 Japanese players on contract. The league is also encouraging its fans to make charitable donations to Japan’s relief efforts.

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People continue to witness the aftermath of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, and are moved to make charitable donations. Celebrities are often best placed to do so, and Lady Gaga makes the effort again and again.

Lady Gaga is making charitable donations of…

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It is now more than two weeks since the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan; but it is only the beginning of the five year clean-up and rebuilding. (Click here for the ‘Definitive List of Celebrities’ Charitable Donations to Japan’, which is updated regularly.)

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Eight former employees of Madonna’s Raising Malawi project are suing the celebrity for unfair dismissal and non-payment of benefits.

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This is an update from our previous summary of donations to Japan.

As the aftermath of the earthquake disaster in Japan continues to unfold, celebrities and the entertainment/fashion industry have been very generous in making charitable donations. (Click here for all our stories related to celebrities donating to Japan.)

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Prince Harry is to trek to the North Pole for charity. He will join servicemen who were wounded in Afghanistan.

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The death toll from the Japan disaster is now over 10,000, with over 17,000 people still unaccounted for. This is truly a disaster of phenomenal proportions.

Each week celebrities from all walks of life are showing their generosity with charitable donations. (Click here for the ‘Definitive List of Celebrities’ Charitable Donations to Japan’.)

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