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Archive for November 15th, 2007

I heard today is National Philanthropy Day. Now you can shop and make a difference.

7th on Sale

7th on Sale is back with a one-of-a-kind fashion experience that offers shoppers thousands of items direct from the world’s top designers between November 15 and December 6. You can shop online or in person at the New York shopping days. For the second time, a worldwide audience can bid online for celebrity-worn gowns, magazine-worthy home goods, brilliant jewelry and more. Look for new items daily. Once again, 100% of the money raised goes to services and housing for those living with HIV and AIDS.

Shop 7th on Sale now! Click here for more detailed information on 7th on Sale.

Some statistics from their site:

While incredible progress has been made in the fight against the epidemic, HIV/AIDS remains a constant global threat. AIDS is the world’s deadliest infectious disease among adults and is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide.

  • The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) estimates that there are now close to 40 million people living with HIV or AIDS worldwide.

  • Since the beginning of the epidemic, AIDS has killed more than 30 million people worldwide, including more than 550,000 Americans.

  • In 2002, HIV/AIDS was the leading cause of death among New York City women between the ages of 25 and 34.

  • 61 percent of young people living with HIV/AIDS are girls.

  • Around the world, 95 percent of people living with HIV do not know it.

  • By 2010, India will have between 20 and 25 million AIDS cases, the highest in the world.

*Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, UNAIDS, U.S. Centers for Disease Control

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I’m telling you, I adore boys who can sing. At this very moment my iPod is heavily weighted towards acoustic male singers.

EHutch

My latest obsession (easy now – there’s no stalking involved) is Eric Hutchinson.

Originally from the east coast, this twenty something performer has been called one of the most talented singer-songwriters that Boston has to offer and made the top 10 best album sellers on iTunes in September of 2007 (without a label!).

I had downloaded Hutchinson’s latest album, Sounds Like This, back in September and played it incessantly for 2 weeks. I knew I was pushing it when Fattie groaned in his cute accent, “Really? Again? Maybe we could hear something else tonight?”.

So, I’ve been patient for a couple months, laying low, mixing in other artists, but now it’s time to rekindle the love for this CD….His voice is spectacular.

 

Here’s a snippet of an editorial review:

‘You haven’t listened to Eric Hutchinson yet? Oh, you must not be a fan of intelligent pop music. Or is it that you hate hearing new music that is modern yet schooled in the prime of pop music’s yesteryears? For the last 3 years Eric Hutchinson has been cultivating his own brand of acoustic green-eyed soul. Now it is time for you to hear it. Notice the painstakingly placed lyrics, brimming with sarcasm and wit. Turn your attention to his carefully crafted, yet effortless melodies. He sings! He plays guitar! AND piano! He may very well be the next Stevie Wonder! …but probably not. ‘

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