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Life and Death with Quincy Jones

Chance TV spent a few moments with “Q” on the red carpet at Petra Nemcova’s Happy Hearts Fund Gala.  New York City International musician Quincy shared his philosophy on life and death, chemical vs. spiritual. Chance Spiessbach was honored to speak with the legend.

New York City International music producer Quincy Jones Jr.(born March 14, 1933) is an American music conductor, record producer, musical arranger, film composer, television producer, and trumpeter. During five decades in the entertainment industry, Jones has earned a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, 27 Grammies, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. He is best known as the producer of the album Thriller, by pop icon Michael Jackson, which has sold over 110 million copies worldwide, and as the producer and conductor of the charity song “We Are the World”.

In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. That same year, he became the first African American to be nominated twice within the same year when he was nominated for Best Original Score for his work on the music of the 1967 film In Cold Blood. In 1971, Jones would receive the honor of becoming the first African American to be named musical director/conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony. He was the first African American to win the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in 1995. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the most Oscar-nominated African American, each of them having seven nominations. At the 2008 BET Awards, Quincy Jones was presented with the Humanitarian Award. He was played by Larenz Tate in the 2004 biopic about Ray Charles, Ray.

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Karolina Kurkova and model chasing monkeys !!!

Chance and Karolina Kurkova play polo at 3 yrs old  ?


Petra Nemcova, Quincy Jones, The Edge of U2, Jennifer Hudson, Russell Simmons, Karolina Kurkova,  a model crazed monkey and other celebrity guests kicked off the holiday season at Petra’s Happy Hearts Fund (HHF) at the annual benefit titled “Happy Hearts Fund Land of Dreams: Thailand” on Saturday, Nov 20th at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. This meaningful, fun and educational event is part of a series that will travel to different countries where Happy Hearts Fund rebuilds happy, self -sustaining schools after natural disasters. This year we will take 500 guests on a journey to Asia, where they will experience the magic of Thailand without ever leaving New York through simulated sights, authentic cuisine and traditional Thailand entertainment.

This year, Happy Hearts Fund honors champions of business and entertainment who have shown exemplary generosity even through the toughest of economic times. This year’s “Heart of Gold ” confirmed honorees are:

Piriya Knempon, Consul General, Kingdom of Thailand.:

Quincy Jones, Grammy Award winning music icon (He will receive a Lifetime Humanitarian Achievement award):

Edith Lutnick, Esq, Executive Director, The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund

John Forte, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer

Jennifer Hudson, Academy Award and Grammy Award winning artist who starred as “Effie”  in Dreamgirls and rocked American Idol

Victoria’s Secret chose her to be a part of 2000’s fashion show webcast, though she was only 16 at the time. Yves Saint Laurent signed Kurková to contracts, while print campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, John Galliano, Chanel, Christian Dior, Hugo Boss, Versace, H&M, and others helped expose her even more. In the 2002 Victoria’s Secret fashion show, she wore the multi-million dollar fantasy bra, worth almost $10 million and designed by Hearts on Fire. Other runway credits of hers include Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Karl Lagerfeld, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, and Vera Wang.

Kurková was named “Model of the Year” at the 2002 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, in part for her work ethic, having worked twenty-three weeks straight.

Kurková has appeared in almost twenty Vogue magazine covers internationally, including the French, Italian, UK, German, Russian, Greek, and Korean editions, and has also appeared in international editions of Elle, Vanity Fair, and The Face. She has worked with noted fashion photographers like Steven Klein, Mario Sorrenti, and Mario Testino.

After being contracted as a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2005, she was featured in the 2006 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, showcasing the $6.5 million fantasy bra decked with almost 2000 diamonds weighing 800 carats (160 g) and a centerpiece diamond brooch weighing 10 carats (2.0 g). As an Angel, she received a star on the Hollywood “Walk of Fame” prior to the 2007 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, appeared on the February 2008 cover of Esquire, re-creating the classic 1966 Angie Dickinson cover for the magazine’s 75th anniversary.