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  Bono - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bono lives south of Dublin with his family and shares a villa in Èze in the Alpes-Maritimes in the South of France with The Edge, as well as an apartment in The Dakota, the same apartment building in which John Lennon lived in Manhattan.
Bono is on the board of the Elevation Partners private equity firm which attempted to purchase Eidos Interactive in 2005 and has since gone on to invest in other entertainment businesses.
Bono said "this is really, really, fucking brilliant" during the 2003 Golden Globe Awards, which was originally ruled neither indecent nor obscene by the FCC (see [11]), who later reversed the decision and found the sentence to be both indecent and profane (see [12]).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bono   (2550 words)

 Bono: Tutte le informazioni su Bono su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bono: Tutte le informazioni su Bono su Encyclopedia.it
Nell'intento di accendere i riflettori sulla crisi dell'AIDS in Africa, Bono andò alla Casa Bianca per un incontro privato col Presidente degli Stati Uniti George W. Bush, che aveva promesso 5 miliardi di dollari di aiuti per i paesi più poveri del mondo che rispettassero i diritti umani.
Bono accompagnò il Presidente per un discorso sul prato della Casa Bianca.
www.encyclopedia.it /b/bo/bono.html   (360 words)

 U2 biography: Bono (from @U2)
The best example of this was seen by millions during the 1980's...especially the Live Aid concert in 1985, when (mid-way through an epic rendition of "Bad") he leapt off the stage, over a security barricade to the floor of the arena, and pulled a woman from the crowd to dance with her.
Beyond U2, Bono has extended himself to other projects and causes, and has emerged over the years to be both a social animal and an activist...and has rallied numerous actors, artists and activists to his cause...most recently, his bid to end Third World Debt as spokesman for the Jubilee 2000 project and Netaid.
Bono was recently presented with the Free Your Mind Award at the MTV Europe Awards held in Dublin, Ireland, in acknowledgement for his work on behalf of the Jubilee 2000 project to end Third World Debt.
www.atu2.com /band/bono   (1202 words)

 Copyright Term Extension Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The act was named after the late Congressman Sonny Bono (who was killed in a ski accident more than nine months before the act became law), who had favored this position as a songwriter and filmmaker even prior to his entry into politics.
Opponents of the Bono Act consider the legislation to be little more than corporate welfare and have tried (but failed thus far) to have it declared unconstitutional, claiming that such an act is not "necessary and proper" to accomplishing the Constitution's stated purpose of "promot[ing] the progress of science and useful arts".
Oral arguments were heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on October 9, 2002, and on January 15, 2003 the court held the CTEA constitutional by a 7-2 decision.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sonny_Bono_Copyright_Term_Extension_Act   (1645 words)

 CNN Programs - People in the News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bono was born in May 10, 1960, in Dublin, Ireland, as Paul David Hewson.
Bono took time out of the band's busy touring schedule in 1982 to marry Ali Stewart, whom he met while they were both students at Mount Temple.
Bono adopted a persona called the Fly, which represented the ultimate rock star, and another one called the Mirrorball Man, which parodied television evangelists.
www.cnn.com /CNN/Programs/people/shows/bono/profile.html   (1687 words)

 Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly . WEB EXCLUSIVE . Bono Unplugged . February 3, 2006 | PBS
After Irish rock star Bono's address to the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday (Feb. 2), I was one of eight journalists invited to sit down with him for a private "on the record" conversation.
Bono's message to the prayer breakfast was a plea for more aid to fight famine, poverty, and disease, particularly in Africa.
Bono called it a "tithe," and he couched his call in religious terms that he spoke with an obvious passion.
www.pbs.org /wnet/religionandethics/week923/exclusive.html   (871 words)

 Sonny Bono page in Fuller Up, Dead Musician Directory
Bono's death came less than a week after Michael Kennedy, the 39-year-old son of Robert F. Kennedy, was killed when he hit a tree while playing football on a ski slope in Aspen, Colo. Michael Kennedy's uncle, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., said his family was "heartbroken" at Bono's death.
Bono was elected mayor in 1988 and served until 1992, when he ran unsuccessfully in the California Republican primary for a seat in the U.S. Senate that was eventually won by Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat.
Bono, who represented the state's 44th Congressional District -- a heavily Republican area that sprawls across the desert in Southern California -- defeated his Democratic opponent, Steve Clute, by 56 percent to 38 percent, and was re-elected in 1996.
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 Edward de Bono Encyclopedia Article @ ColorfulImaginations.com (Colorful Imaginations)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Edward de Bono (born May 19, 1933) is a psychologist and physician.
De Bono writes prolifically on subjects of lateral thinking, a concept he is believed to have pioneered and now holds training seminars in.
Born in Malta, Edward de Bono studied at St Edward's College and subsequently gained a medical degree from the Royal University of Malta.
colorfulimaginations.com /encyclopedia/Edward_de_Bono   (973 words)

 The Observer | Comment | Pro Bono
In rock'n'roll terms, that halo once meant that Bono, and his group U2, were initially greeted by a degree of suspicion by the critical cognoscenti, who prefer their icons to be tarnished or, better still, dead.
Bono married young to his teenage sweetheart, Ali Stewart, now herself a seasoned campaigner on behalf of the victims of the Chernobyl disaster.
That same faith, though seldom articulated outside their songs, remains Bono's creative and moral raison d'être, and may be the defining element in why he is the biggest rock star on the planet and, perversely, why rock alone cannot contain him.
observer.guardian.co.uk /comment/story/0,6903,1312872,00.html   (1712 words)

 Biography of U2's Bono Vox
Bono was born Paul David Hewson in Ballymun, Dublin on May 10th 1960, a second son to Bobby and Iris, and a younger brother to Norman.
His mother died in 1974 (within days of the death of her own father) when Bono was just 14 years old, an event that was to have a strong influence on his later songwriting.
Bono was recently awarded the 1999 MTV Free Your Mind award for his charitable work, particularly with the Jubilee 2000 campaign.
www.threechordsandthetruth.net /u2bios/u2bonobio.htm   (783 words)

 Elevation Partners : : Investment Team
Bono is the lead singer and co-founder of U2, one of the most successful bands in the history of the recorded music industry.
Bono is also an active and successful leader in global politics and development policy.
Bono's efforts contributed to the U.S. decision to significantly increase foreign assistance to Africa.
www.elevation.com /EP_IT.asp?id=112   (278 words)

 Bono | U2 Lead Singer | The Activist & Environmentalist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In '95 Bono was joined by Pavarotti and released the Passengers Soundtrack, for the benefit of the War Child charity and the Cradle Foundation.
Bono also had a big part in organizing the tribute song What's Going On, which was originally done to benefit AIDS, but was modified so that some of the proceeds would also benefit the Sept. 11th Fund.
One minute Bono's working a room full of wealthy socialites, then next he's chatting on the street with fans or handing out cash to the homeless.
www.kidzworld.com /site/p437.htm   (406 words)

 Bono - Uncyclopedia
Bono (formerly known as Boner), is the superhero of the pulp fiction comic series U2.
Bono is known to some as to as "the human fly" as the resembelance is uncanny.
Bono was born on September 31st, 1956 to Bill Gates and Melinda Gates.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Bono   (1167 words)

 AskMen.com - Bono
Bono is the kind of guy we wouldn't mind switching lives with.
Bono is also known for his activism and charity work.
Before Bono was born, a fortuneteller told Bono's mother, as if by premonition, that she would have a son that would be famous.
www.askmen.com /men/entertainment/31_bono.html   (360 words)

 Rolling Stone : Bono   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The story of Bono and his band is a story of commitment to one another -- after twenty-nine years, they remain a remarkably stable unit -- and to the greater causes of social justice on which Bono has staked his reputation.
Bono is the rare major artist who speaks of his life and work with candor and transparency.
But for Bono, that conversation never ends -- he means to involve his audience in it for as long as he can, and we are all the better for it.
www.rollingstone.com /news/story/8651280/bono   (1509 words)

 Independent Online Edition > Profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bono is the only person to have been nominated for a Grammy, a Golden Globe, an Oscar and the Nobel Peace Prize
In the private meeting Bono promised Schröder, who was facing a general election, that he would endorse the Chancellor from the stage at every gig on the U2 tour of Germany.
Bono had made a speech during the inauguration of Paul Martin as prime minister of Canada, in return for a promise of action on global poverty.
news.independent.co.uk /people/profiles/article364606.ece   (1785 words)

 World Bank President: Bono Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
John Snow probably meant to rule him out of the running in yesterday's comments to ABC - but he's set of a flurry of speculation that Bono's next gig will be in Washington...
Bono - "the most eloquent and passionate spokesman for African aid in the Western world." more...
Bono - "the most eloquent and passionate spokesman for African aid in the Western world."...
www.worldbankpresident.org /archives/cat_bono.php   (671 words)

 Salon.com People | Bono
At 41, Bono is at an age when many rock musicians start exploiting bygone successes to keep feeding at the trough of fame.
Bono's humanitarianism has always been purchased on the credit line of U2's fame, which is precisely why it has made a noticeable return in the last year.
As Bono has become a prominent spokesman for Third World debt relief and the related African AIDS epidemic, there's no doubt it recalls countless pet causes of years past.
archive.salon.com /people/bc/2001/10/02/bono   (1032 words)

 TIME.com: TIME Magazine--Can BONO Save the World?
Yet as big a rock star as Bono is—and he has no rival—he has grown even larger over the past three years, molding himself into a shrewd, dedicated political advocate, transforming himself into the most secular of saints, becoming a worldwide symbol of rock-'n'-roll activism.
Bono's involvement with Africa began in typical celebrity-dilettante fashion.
While many of Live Aid's participants played their sets and moved on to the next cause, Bono and his wife Alison Stewart decided to find out just how bad the African famine was.
www.time.com /time/covers/1101020304/story.html   (892 words)

 Bono And The Christian Right, Ed Bradley Profiles U2 And Its Activist Frontman - CBS News
Bono has said when fans are screaming, it's not about the band, it's about them.
And during the performance, Bono sings of social justice and argues for religious harmony.
Bono’s passions are shared and supported by the band, drummer Larry Mullen, Jr., bassist Adam Clayton and the guitarist who calls himself "The Edge."
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/11/17/60minutes/main1053542.shtml   (850 words)

 Bono, 08/05 - Interviews - Christian Music Today
The two men were discussing how terrorism is often carried out in the name of religion when Bono turned the conversation to Christianity, expressing his preference for God's grace over "karma," offering an articulate apologetic for the deity of Christ, and giving a clear presentation of the gospel message.
Bono: You see, at the center of all religions is the idea of Karma.
Bono: No, it's not farfetched to me. Look, the secular response to the Christ story always goes like this: he was a great prophet, obviously a very interesting guy, had a lot to say along the lines of other great prophets, be they Elijah, Muhammad, Buddha, or Confucius.
www.christianitytoday.com /music/interviews/2005/bono-0805.html   (1863 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | How Bono wooed Washington
And when Bono appeared alongside President Bush last week at the announcement of a historic $5bn aid package for the world's poorest countries - declining to remove his blue shades and matching the president's chummy wave with a peace sign - it might have looked like another standard-issue photo opportunity.
But Bono - working in collaboration with Geldof - has pioneered a new kind of celebrity activism: he is a lobbyist, not a fundraiser.
Bono has done his fair share of the old-style rock politics, helping Geldof with Live Aid and supporting Greenpeace and Amnesty International.
www.guardian.co.uk /bush/story/0,7369,669349,00.html   (1865 words)

 IGM: Bono: 'You've got to deal with the devil'
Bono may have good intentions, but sadly it's a case of style over substance and when I see Bono and Art in the same paragraph, I get nuaseous.
No, I guess not, but Bono did, did to the extent that he copied pretty much all of Gav's nuances and style and was lucky enough to have the break that most bands don't, to catapult him & u2 into stardom and enormous wealth.
Bono is heading down the Pavorotti route; a little plump perhaps but nothing a good truss wouldn't sort out.
www.insanely-great.com /news.php?id=4911   (2632 words)

 U2 @ Macphisto.net - Bono on Larry King Live
BONO: It's just -- you know, you understand when a child is born and you're watching the child born and you have all of these feelings as a man of -- you know, for me, I've kind of -- I just felt completely -- I was reduced to, you know, to nothing.
BONO: I think -- I mean, if you ask a big question like that, and you have to look into -- you have to be responsible and to follow those questions through to the people and study the people who have asked them over eons, over centuries.
BONO: You know, the pope was great on the debt issue, you know, because we're still holding these countries to ransom a lot of times for the mistakes their grandparents made -- you know, borrowings that they couldn't live up to.
www.macphisto.net /article509.html   (6039 words)

 Bono Online - www.bonoonline.com - 1# Fansite for Bono the singer of U2 - Newspaper, Fan forum, Images, Downloads
Bono was attending the Sarajevo Film festival and we have four pictures from the event.
Here are all the pictures you have been waiting for, Day 5 Part 1 and part 2 of the Dublin trip, which saw us at Bono's house.
Well we are back from our Dublin trip expect hundreds of pictures very soon, keep a watch on the newspaper to find out what happened when we visited Bono's house, what we did in the Clarence Hotel and what did happen to the scrapbook...
www.bonoonline.com   (669 words)

 BBC NEWS | Politics | 'Get real' on Africa, urges Bono
Bono, lead singer with the Irish rock band U2, has urged Labour to "get real" and deal with the problems of world poverty and the Aids crisis.
Tony Blair and Gordon Brown were the John Lennon and Paul McCartney of the global development stage, he said praising their achievements.
Bono is the latest in a string of high-profile speakers from around the world to address the annual gathering in recent years, following on from Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton and Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/3699234.stm   (580 words)

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