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2000-May-22: News Update

Signed Poster Auctioned

Matt Hurwitz of GDS tells us:

Classical radio station KDFC-FM in San Francisco is auctioning off a "Working Classical" poster autographed by Paul McCartney. The auction benefits The Garland Appeal, which also benefits from the sale of EMI Classics' new CD, "a Garland for Linda," featuring 9 British classical composers' new works in tribute to Linda (including Paul's new "Nova"). The Garland Appeal benefits cancer research, as well as healing through music.

You can have a look by visiting KDFC's website at: www.kdfc.com

Just click on the auction link in the upper right. The auction, which is run through Yahoo, closes on May 24.

Paul at New York "Garland" Premiere

Matt Hurwitz of GDS tells us:

Just a reminder, tickets are still available for the New York premiere of "a Garland for Linda" at The Riverside Church on Saturday June 3. A number of the composers will attend, including Paul McCartney, David Matthews (who worked with Paul on "Standing Stone"), Judith Bingham, Roxanna Panufnik.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. In the New York area, call (212) 307-4100, or, if outside New York, call (800) 755-4000 or visit their website at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices are $30, $50, $100 and $250. The $250 tickets are for Gold Circle seats, which include premium seating, a pre-concert champagne reception & vegetarian dinner in the Assembly Hall at 6pm, and a souvenir program, and, of course, a chance to mingle with the composers and other important guests.

The performance benefits The Garland Appeal, which assists in cancer research and works with music in healing the sick. For more information and "a Garland for Linda," visit www.garlandappeal.com.

"a Garland for Linda" was released by EMI Classics on April 25, and has already reached No. 7 in the Billboard Classical charts. The disc features Paul's new choral selection, "Nova."

Various Items

On April 25, various items that belonged to Brian Epstein were auctioned off - amongst them a four page handwritten letter from Paul.
On April 27 Paul appeared at a benefit dinner in New York which coincided with the US release of "a Garland for Linda." The media wrote a lot of nonsense on a "new Paul" with "short hair" and "wearing a suit." - as if this was new!
On May 4, Paul and Heather (Mills) were seen arm in arm at Heathrow airport on route to New York.
The following week Paul has joined the campaign to ban landmines. ""This is a very serious issue that we should all try to do something to sort out. It's all the more important when you realise more than 80 per cent of victims are women and children."
On May 11, Richard Porter of the London Beatles Fan Club spotted Paul with nearly his entire family, including Heather Mills, nearby his London offices. They were all dressed in suits and nice dresses.


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