NEW YORK, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ABC Carpet & Home will host an intimate concert and conversation with iconic musician and poet Donovan on Tuesday, May 1st at 6:30pm. The event will celebrate Donovan's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with a reception and concert for 200 esteemed guests in Deepak HomeBase, a unique space for visual, sonic and spiritual collaboration. To conclude the evening, visionary futurist Dr. Deepak Chopra will lead an intimate discussion with Donovan about his inspired commitment to amplifying peace, love and divinity through music.
"Donovan has been an icon of the human potential movement in using lyrics and music to transform consciousness and promote peace and tranquility. I am looking forward to reconnecting and having a memorable conversation," remarked Deepak Chopra, a longtime friend and collaborator.
Widely recognized as a portal for education, exploration and creativity, ABC Carpet & Home is an iconic retailer that strives to represent collective creativity, wellness, education, and art. ABC Carpet & Home is honored to host visionary musician Donovan, in celebration of his newly released album, and his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction.
"We're just wild about Donovan. He has been an inspiration," added Paulette Cole, CEO and Creative Director of ABC Home. "At ABC, we seek to amplify visions we are passionate about, and to use creativity as a tool for positive change."
Deepak HomeBase, located on the mezzanine of ABC, is an emblematic space to host this truly unprecedented meeting of two spiritual and musical luminaries who have dedicated themselves to our communities as active advocates for peace. Deepak HomeBase serves as both a physical and virtual salon dedicated to illuminating the efforts of the most relevant, innovative individuals and initiatives of our time. Past guests have included President Barack Obama, Mark Ruffalo, Goldie Hawn, Russell Simmons, 50 Cent, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and Arianna Huffington. Echoing the words of Gandhi, Deepak HomeBase engages an aligned global audience to be the change they want to see in the world.
"My induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame needs a celebration of the inner journey to self-awareness," said Donovan.
In addition to Donovan's Hall of Fame induction, the event will celebrate the release of The Essential Donovan, a 36-song double-CD collection of his seminal recordings from 1965-1973. The album will be available for purchase at the event, as will the recently released David Lynch Foundation box set that features 34 exclusive tracks by world-renowned artists such as Donovan, Ozomatli, Maroon 5, Peter Gabriel, Iggy Pop and Moby.
The event will be broadcast on Livestream on May 1st starting at 7pm and can be found at www.livestream.com/abccarpetandhome.
Donovan was born Donovan Philips Leitch in Glasgow, Scotland, as part of the post-war baby-boom in 1946. On April 14, 2012, he took his rightful place among his peers when he was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is a legendary Poet, folk-rock & pop-troubadour that remains an important part of popular culture since his career began in 1965. He truly is one of the preeminent members of British Rock Royalty. His new CD release, THE ESSENTIAL DONOVAN, is a 36-song, double-CD collection of his seminal recordings from 1965 to 1973 on the Hickory and Epic Records labels, includes four tracks previously unissued on CD in the U.S. THE ESSENTIAL DONOVAN is available at all physical and digital retail outlets through Epic/Legacy, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. Between 1966-1969, Donovan scored a string of eleven Top 40 hits in a row: Mellow Yellow, Sunshine Superman, Epistle to Dippy, There is a Mountain, Wear Your Love Like Heaven, Hurdy Gurdy Man, Jennifer Juniper, Lalena, Atlantis, and Riki Tiki Tavi. He was a close friend of The Beatles and has shared the stage with many musical legends, including Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. Donovan has been honored as an "Officer of the Order of Arts & Lettres of the French Republic" in recognition of his contribution to poetry and songwriting.
ABC Home is a portal into collective creativity integrating healing, education, sanctuary, theater, art, and interconnectivity to create the experience of a three-dimensional living magazine and interactive museum. ABC supports continuous improvement in minimizing our collective environmental footprint and maximizing social justice. They aspire to manifest a universal exchange where spirit, sustainability, culture, currency and creation coexist. Through the expression of passion with beauty as a tool, ABC presents commerce as a vehicle for insight and for action in the aid of creating a better world.
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