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I just caught the musical ONCE last night and was blown away by the music. Since I’m a fan of Damien Rice (one of the few musicians that can communicate the pain of heartbreak through song), I thought the lyrics and tunes were brilliant. Now it appears I’m ratcheting up my ‘envy’, since both Damien Rice and the stars of that film — artists Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova — will be performing along with Michelle Branch next week at Global Green’s 5th Annual Pre-Oscar Party. Our lucky Ecorazzi field reporters are in for a treat.

But it’s not just the music that will be making the evening. According to GG’s latest media alerts we can expect Salma Hayek, Adrien Grenier, Alicia Silverstone, Val Kilmer, Sophia Bush, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dana Delany, Balthazar Getty, Josie Maran, Chris Kattan, Nia Vardalos, Q’orianka Kilcher, Vanessa Branch, and many others to make an appearance. No word yet on Bloom or DiCaprio — a couple Global Green regulars — but keep your fingers crossed.

Saving Oscar week from completely being overtaken by GM’s fleet of pseudo-green SUVs, the organization will also have on hand the latest green cars –from those on the road today to those pushing the envelope. Line-up includes the Tesla Roadster, Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid (one of only two production vehicles), other plug-in Hybrids, Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles and more. They’ll also have a lineup of green design showcases that demonstrate the latest in sustainable building that “improve the health of families, lower energy costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

Should be an exciting evening. We look forward to bringing you all the what-went-down details.

Hit the official event site here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Emily

    LOVED that movie. And the songs are all by Glen and Marketa, which rocks my world. Sad that I’m missing the pre-party. Seeing those two live would be awesome.

  • http://www.simpleandgreen.net matt

    Now that is a performance I’d like to see! Once is such a great film (with great music). Thanks for the heads up.

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  • Artemis

    I LOVE that movie. And I listen to the soundtrack almost daily (um, a wee bit obsessive…). I want to see pictures from the party!

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  • me

    anybody know which songs damien rice played? thanks