Will.i.Am, John Legend to Headline 100,000 Strong Show in Beijing

Well, how about this for morning news?
Remember that exchange initiative between the US and China talked about a few months ago under the leadership of Clinton? Well, it looks like it MIGHT bear some fruit if this report from PR Web is to be believed:

Los Angeles is the latest city to throw its support behind 100,000 Strong, a program launched in 2010 to dramatically increase the number of American students studying in China over the next four years. The Beijing concert, through the support of generous corporate sponsors, will help 100,000 Strong raise the money necessary to send U.S. students to China.
“Los Angeles couldn’t be more pleased to partner with 100,000 Strong,” Mayor Villaraigosa said. “This program will create life-changing opportunities for our Los Angeles’ young people to travel to a new country, learn about a new culture and meet new friends.”
will.i.am, the front man for The Black Eyed Peas, will headline the Dec. 17 concert along with several other prominent Chinese and U.S. artists including apl.de.ap, also of The Black Eyed Peas, the Bucky Johnson Band and singer-songwriter John Legend. Legend is a nine-time Grammy award winner.

Interesting… Let’s see if this actually comes through.. it’s supposedly gonna take place on december 17th which doesn’t leave much time for them to get ready.

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3 Responses

  1. Jaime says:

    This is real as far as I can tell. I know some of the people working on it.

    • Beijing Daze says:

      yeah, seems like it’s gonna go through! I’m not sure how much money they’re gonna be able to raise though with probably a bunch of tickets going to VIP sponsors

  2. Sarahplusone says:

    Worth the price of admission for John Legend alone… hope they pull this off.