Posts Tagged ‘VH1’

VH1 Do Something Awards Tonight

Tonight is the broadcast, on VH1, of the 2012 Do Something Awards. This is a national award for community service, honoring those under the age of 25 who are committed to making big changes in our world, and already moving mountains to do so. A whole lot of entertainment powerhouse performers will be on hand for the show to present awards and keep the evening moving along. Some of the big names on tonight’s star roster are Ben Affleck, Kristen Bell, BeyoncĂ©, Will Ferrell, Kelly Osbourne, and Dax Shepard. The young finalists are an amazing and inspiring group of people who have created foundations and programs in their own back yards or across the world, to have a positive impact on the environment and social issues that are most pressing right now. Some of this year’s finalists are taking on issues in the Sudan, hunger, homelessness, arts education, artisans and sustainability, health in Nepal, international micro-grants, brain tumors, at-risk urban youth, classroom environmental education, and more. is a website I hope the young folks in your life already know about–it is a huge information clearinghouse that makes volunteering and being of service cool to teens and tweens, providing inspiration and direction for ways to get involved in your community, or maybe even start your own movement, like the people receiving awards tonight. Find out more, watch with a young person. Giving back really is the best thing going on right now.

Matthew Morrison, VH1, and Glee are Saving the Music

Mister Schuester is well known to Gleeks around the world who tune into the latest episode of Glee each week (and re-watch online over and over and over and download the songs in record-setting numbers) as the benevolent, sometimes too enthusiastic Glee Club advisor/teacher. The actor playing him is Matthew Morrison, long familiar to Broadway audiences before high school show choirs ever appeared on the cultural radar. Matthew has a new album out (released yesterday), and is going on tour this summer, and at the city stops for his tour, he is partnering with VH1 to host Glee Club competitions to help the Save the Music Foundation. This foundation is committed to keeping the arts alive in public schools in the face of brutal budget cuts. As we know, the football team is unlikely to be shut down in a high school with financial woes, but the arts are too often seen as dispensable. On Morrison’s concert tour, local glee clubs can compete to be his opening act…and most importantly, support music education.

Do Something Awards

Tonight at 9:00 on VH1, Jane Lynch hosts the Do Something Awards, honoring young people who are committed to making a difference in the world. There are young finalists who created their own charities, but the competition is the least of it–the inspiration is the point. Watch. It’s VH1, so it’ll be rebroadcast, but I’d set the VCR, DVR, high def recorder, Tivo, or really fast bird who draws pictures a la the Flinstones…if I were you.