Posts Tagged ‘Bono’

Concern Celebrates 50 Years

On Tuesday, December 4, at Cipriani Wall Street, Concern Worldwide US held its 22nd Annual Seeds of Hope Award Dinner, which this year also marked the 50th anniversary of its founding in Dublin in 1968. Over 700 guests attended the international humanitarian organization’s largest fundraising event, helping raise more than $2 million to benefit Concern’sRead more..

Band Aid Donates Archives to Ireland’s National Library

Bob Geldof and the Band Aid Trust donated their archives to the National Library of Ireland in December, opening them to public viewing for the first time. The charity effort raised £8 million for famine relief in Africa with the release of the 1984 single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” The following year, the organizationRead more..

The Last Word:
Irish American Agitation in the Age of Trump

U2, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, and the Irish trying to save America. ℘℘℘ In autumn 2017, U2 released their 14th studio album, Songs of Experience. Critical reception on the album was mixed – was it a superstar older rock band’s attempt at political relevance, or a late-career classic infused with the urgency of Brexit, Trump, andRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Eve Hewson’s Fantasy Role

Another forthcoming fantasy epic of war and adventure is Robin Hood: Origins, featuring Jamie Foxx as Little John as well as Taron Egerton in the title role. And who will be playing Maid Marian but Eve Hewson? Bono’s daughter is slowly building up a solid film career for herself, having now appeared in Steven Spielberg’sRead more..

Bono Named Among Glamour’s Women of the Year

U2 lead and lifelong humanitarian Bono was named among Glamour magazine’s ten Women of the Year in November, breaking a 26-year-long precedent of honoring, naturally, women. The magazine wrote that, while for years the Women of the Year advisory board, which is made up of past winners and Glamour editors, “put the kibosh on namingRead more..

Reeve Carney: Spider-Man

Reeve talks about his Irish roots, the premiere of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, and his band Carney It started out as a highly anticipated but eyebrow raising idea: the transformation of a comic book into a Broadway show. Soon into the rehearsal process, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark made headlines with its mishaps, swellingRead more..

Bono and the Gateses are TIME’s Persons of the Year

“For being shrewd about doing good, for rewiring politics and re-engineering justice, for making mercy smarter and hope strategic and then daring the rest of us to follow,” Time magazine named Bono and Bill and Melinda Gates as its 2005 Persons of the Year. Editor-at-large Nancy Gibbs making the case for Time’s selection called theRead more..

Bono and Sachs at NYU

Glucksman Ireland House — New York University (NYU), presented its inaugural Daniel Patrick Moynihan Lecture on October 5. Musician and political activist U2’s Bono introduced Columbia University’s Professor Jeffrey Sachs, the author of the bestselling book The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time. Bono, whose intensive lobbying of politicians all over the worldRead more..

When Bono Met Jenna

Last May, a horde of celebrities showed up at Madison Square Garden in New York to enjoy a spectacular U2 concert (part of their Vertigo tour). Prior to launching into the song “Miracle Drag,” Bono gave a shout out to one of Irish America’s previous Top 100 honorees, Dr. Kevin Cahill, infectious-disease specialist and formerRead more..

U2 Prepares to Drop “Bomb”

After recording, and then misplacing (the demo disappeared during a photo shoot) their long-awaited new album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, U2 are finally delivering the goods. The band releases the record on November 23 and is reportedly collaborating with director Jim Sheridan on videos for the new songs. Four years have passed sinceRead more..