Celebrities Will Help Fund State Arts Grants With License Plate Sales


Mar 15, 12 Celebrities Will Help Fund State Arts Grants With License Plate Sales

The California Arts Council, the grant-making agency whose funding (currently 13 cents per capita) had landed it in last place nationally for eight consecutive years before Kansas saved it from the cellar this year by stopping all arts spending, aims to harness the Golden State’s bounty of celebrities and motorists in hopes of relieving its dearth of arts grants. The arts council announced Wednesday that it has enlisted a bevy of stars in a bid to bring a more glamorous touch to its primary funding mechanism: selling special arts license plates (pictured) to motorists whose purchases are in fact charitable contributions to arts grants.

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Harrison Ford to Present the “Harrison Ford Aviation Legacy Award”


Jan 17, 12 Harrison Ford to Present the “Harrison Ford Aviation Legacy Award”

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The “Living Legends of Aviation”® is presenting the 9th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards to be held January 20, 2012, at the Beverly Hilton.

Every year the attendees describe the evening as a “WOW event.” This year’s awards program promises to be another unforgettable experience. This year’s gala will feature a special “Flown West” tribute to founding Legend Cliff Robertson. Other honorees include Burt Rutan who recently joined with Paul Allen to revolutionize space travel. Morgan Freeman will receive the “Aviation Inspiration and Patriotism Award.”

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Kirk Douglas and Harrison Ford Shared the Thanksgiving Spirit Feeding Homeless


Nov 21, 07 Kirk Douglas and Harrison Ford Shared the Thanksgiving Spirit Feeding Homeless

Kirk Douglas, Harrison Ford and other celebrities served Thanksgiving Meals to Los Angeles homeless people on Skid Row.

Wearing red aprons and plastic gloves, they stood alongside volunteers at the annual feast at downtown’s Los Angeles Mission, doling out turkey drumsticks, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, vegetables and pumpkin pie.

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