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The Music Center Announces $25 Million Gift from Philanthropists Tina and Jerry Moss to Benefit Programming and Enhance Access to Arts Experiences

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Music Center today announced it received a $25 million gift from Tina and Jerry Moss to benefit new programming initiatives. With this gift, the arts organization will establish an annual, free summer concert, open to all, to be held outdoors on the newly named Jerry Moss Plaza, located at The Music Center; sustain and enhance The Music Center’s commitment to free and low-cost events; and formally launch arts partnerships with community organizations to help uplift artists and their work, with an emphasis on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC ) artists. Jerry Moss, a longtime Music Center supporter since 1968, is the legendary music executive who co-founded A&M Records with partner Herb Alpert and guided the careers of major artists, including Quincy Jones, The Carpenters, Joe Cocker, Sting and Janet Jackson, among countless other music

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Variety Announces Initial Programming for Power of Women Conversations

Variety has reimagined its popular Power of Women luncheon as a virtual summit to take place on Oct. 28 and 29. The conversations will celebrate female executives, producers, and talent who create content that inspire and promote social good.

This year’s Power of Women issue, to be released on October 28th, will feature the Women of “Grey’s Anatomy.” The story will celebrate the show’s influence throughout the years. As part of the Power of Women conversations, Ellen Pompeo (Star and Producer); Chandra Wilson (Star and Director); Debbie Allen (Executive Producer, Director, Recurring Star) and Krista Vernoff (Executive Producer and Showrunner) will sit for a roundtable discussion on what’s to come for the upcoming season and how the show has always empowered dynamic female leadership – in front of and behind the camera.

Fair Fight Action Founder Stacey Abrams alongside award-winning filmmakers Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés will participate in the

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Give your kid (or yourself) the gift of $634 in programming books for $15

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Humble Bundle

My son has wanted to learn to code for years. Thanks to the folks at Humble Bundle, I know what I’m buying him for his birthday this week — programming books worth $634 total, for a mere $15. By now, you surely know about Humble Bundle, where you get to set your own price and buy awesome bundles at insanely low prices, while the proceeds are split between Humble, the publisher and charity. This week it’s 19 ebooks for aspiring coders. 

The bundle benefits the United Negro College Fund and the No Starch Press Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit created to support the worldwide hacker communities. The proceeds will go, in part, to providing scholarships to minority students and building a nationwide project to develop diverse STEM professionals.

There are three tiers to the bundle. You can pay as little as a dollar and get a half-dozen ebooks

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