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Can DonorsChoose.org Raise $50 million for Classroom Projects in 2011?

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THIS is the kind of breakout chart I like to see… a push in organic social media and a dose of virality and DonorsChoose can equal the economic impact it’s had in it’s first 10 years, next year alone.

Let’s make it happen. Check out all the data here. (Thanks for the heads up, Fred Wilson).

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Video: TOMS Shoes 1 Millionth Pair Drop at Andresito School, Argentina, 17 Sept 2010

Three short videos from our first shoe drop on the One Millionth Pair trip. Andresito School was one of the original sites TOMS visited in 2006 after Blake Mycoskie and Alejo Nitti launched the movement and made the first shoes in Argentina.

Read more coverage of the trip on the #TOMS1M WordPress blog.

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Blogging TOMS Shoes One Millionth Pair Drop in Argentina

Thanks to AT&T. Follow along at http://toms1m.wordpress.com.

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Honoring Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew on its 40th Anniversary

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Don Cheadle, Jeremy Sole, Henry Rollins, Maggie Lepique, Bennie Maupin, Vince Wilburn, Jr., and Erin Davis discuss Bitches Brew on its 40th anniversary at the GRAMMY Museum. Photo: Earl Gibson.

When Bitches Brew came out in 1970, the critics were split and many fans were turned off to hear Miles Davis turn toward a definitively more electric sound. But it became Davis’ first gold record — probably because so many people just had to hear it for themselves.

Bitches not only marked a major turning point in Miles Davis’ sound but also laid the foundation for the jazz-rock “fusion” sound to come while featuring grooves and sequences that would inspire the hip-hop generation. It’s 40th anniversary is an ideal time to honor the record and Sony and the Davis family have done just that, capped by last week’s panel at the GRAMMY Museum and Sony Legacy’s release of a deluxe edition featuring a bonus DVD of the group performing in Copenhagen a couple months after the recording sessions (see a clip from it below).

The 40th Anniversary of Bitches Brew has been celebrated in many ways including last month’s remix performance featuring J-Rocc at Sunset Junction and Dogfish Head Brewery even released its own special edition Bitches Brew.