08.04.04 Humanitarian Award for Sting...


Sting was selected by the American Screenwriters Association (ASA) to receive the prestigious David Angell Humanitarian Award. The award is named in honor of David Angell, an admired and respected Emmy-winning writer/producer for such loved television shows as 'Cheers', 'Wings' and 'Frasier', who perished with his wife Lynn in the September 11 attacks. The award was established by ASA with the permission of the Angell family to honor individual(s) in the entertainment industry who contribute to global well being through their selfless donation of time, expertise, or other support to improve the human condition.

"Sting personifies the principles of the David Angell Humanitarian Award through his contributions to the world as a humanitarian and environmental advocate," said John E. Johnson, Executive Director of the American Screenwriters Association. "His compassion is immeasurable."

"Sting's strength of character as a human being is evident in the way he lives his life and sets a standard for us all to follow," said Johnson. "We are pleased to recognize him with this honor.
The 52-year old rocker has been at the top of the music industry for over two decades. There are few other songwriters who've composed as many hits, or croon as beautifully as Sting. Born Gordon Matthew Sumner, Sting grew up in a rough neighborhood in Northern England. He says he always loved music and dabbled in it a bit, but it was the formation of "The Police" in 1977 that changed his life forever.The group was considered one of the most progressive and sophisticated of its time...
"I'm happy to make people pay up...£ Film producer Trudie Styler talks to Christa D'Souza about life and love with Sting, jokes that backfire and her passion for her latest fundraising project. There are all sorts of ways to spend a sunny summer's day in London. I'm spending this one with Trudie Styler, looking at a picture of a dump site in Equador. "I'll tell you, this one I went to made me dry retch," says Styler, who has just been appointed national ambassador for Unicef UK's End Child Exploitation fundraising appeal...
Two strong voices share one stage - Annie Lennox and Sting discuss their tour together. Sting and Annie Lennox, besides sharing British roots, are two of the most enduring artists of their generation. Each started in a band that sold millions of records - Sting with the Police, Lennox with Eurythmics - then both left for solo careers that soared as well. Each became beloved stars on MTV as Sting sang "I want my MTV" while Lennox became a synth-pop queen. Each later developed a social conscience that made other performers understand that record sales and video exposure need not be the only goals of the music business...