02:23 AM EDT 08/25/2014
Originally posted 05/05/2008 09:25AM
A watchdog group has slammed Sting's high-profile rainforest charity
– but the rocker's wife, Trudie Styler, says the critics cannot see the forest for the trees.
Charity Navigator, which rates the financial standings of thousands of nonprofit organizations, claims that only 41 percent of the money raised by a celebrity-studded 2006 Carnegie Hall concert actually funded tree-saving programs, Monday's New York Post reports.
The benefit featuring Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow and Will Ferrell brought in more that $2.1 million.
Styler points out that "The Rainforest Foundation is celebrating its 20th year. We wouldn't still be in business or have given out millions of dollars over the years if we'd spent everything we made immediately after it came in."
Originally posted 04/20/2005 09:00AM
Sting, who once taught school, reverted to his old profession in Chicago this week, serving as a surprise musical mentor to a group of college students.
Originally posted 01/06/2005 08:15AM
Sting will play a Feb. 10 benefit concert at the 6,000-seat Leeuwin Estate Winery in Perth, Australia, with every penny of the net proceeds going to the relief efforts in Southern Asia following the Dec. 26 quake and tsunamis.
Originally posted 06/02/2004 08:35AM
SET: Sting says "people know they are going to get quality" when he and Annie Lennox team up for their summer concert tour. The former Police man, 52, who is currently organizing his set list (which will include songs from his latest album, Sacred Love, as well old classics), tells the Associated Press that the pair also will perform a song together. Lennox, 49, will concentrate on material from her most recent album, Bare, though she will also tap into old solo and Eurythmics material. Their tour kicks off June 27 in Philadelphia.
Originally posted 04/16/2004 01:00AM
Which star is next on the "Punk'd" prince's hit list? PEOPLE ponders the pranks, while delivering the scoop on what's happening in the coming week:
Originally posted 01/05/2004 01:00PM
HONORED: Tony Bennett, Elvis Costello, Elton John and Dave Matthews are among the artists who will pay tribute to Sting, 52, when the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences honors him Feb. 6 as the MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year, reports Billboard. The gala will be held at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. Other acts paying tribute will include Black Eyed Peas, Dido, Diana Krall, k.d. lang, John Mayer, Rufus Wainwright and Wynonna. Proceeds from the evening will go to the MusiCares financial assistance program, which aids people in the music industry financially and medically.
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