article below was excerpted from the Viet Economy Daily,
Issue #1368, January 2, 1999, U.S.A. Originally in Au lac Language)
WORLD OF PEACE ...
CHARITY CONCERT FOR LESS FORTUNATE
Friday evening, December 18, 1998, "One World Of Peace ... Through
Music," a benefit concert organized by the Supreme Master Ching
Hai International Association, was held at the Shrine Auditorium in
Los Angeles. The event was hosted by actress Debbie Reynolds and actor
The two above-mentioned
performers are tireless humanitarians. Ms. Reynolds is a supporter
of Girl Scouts and Thalians; Mr. Moschitta has raised more than four
million dollars for charity organizations. All proceeds from the evening's
benefit concert went to charities serving children with disabilities
and terminal illnesses. Starlight Children's Foundation, presided
by Mr. Marc Cohen, received $100,000. Ms. Shoshana Grammer and Mr.
Mike Driebe, representatives from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,
accepted on behalf of their organization a $150,000 contribution from
the Supreme Master Ching Hai.
Accompanied by a
60-piece orchestra, the program included the performancers of singers,
composers, and actors from Hollywood, such as Samantha Hunt, Shep
Lonsdale (from Gaelic Storm), Kerry Walsh, Anne Marie Ketchum, Mel
Kubik, Steven Cooper, Bill Conti, Peter Boyer, Fred Karlin, George
Thatcher, Maria Newman, Nicole Campbell, and the Pasadena Boys Choir,
just to mention a few.