The New Zealand-born writer, who penned more than 120 books throughout her career, passed away in Christchurch on Monday (23Jul12) after being diagnosed with a cancerous jaw tumour in April (12).
The former librarian's best-known books include A Lion in the Meadow and Bubble Trouble, and among the slew of awards she received for her work were two Carnegie Medals and the Order of New Zealand - the country's highest honour.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is leading the tributes to Mahy, calling her "one of this country's finest authors, and one of the world's greatest writers of children's and young adults' stories".
Channing Tatum is a man of many talents, but the only ones we're aware of are acting, modeling, and stripping. Apparently you can add singing to that list, because the 21 Jump Street star is set to take the stage at Carnegie Hall for Sting and his wife Trudie Styler’s biennial Rainforest Foundation concert.
Tatum will be joined by another performer who isn't known for her musical talents: Meryl Streep. However, it isn't as much of a stretch to picture Streep crooning onstage. The three-time Oscar winner belted out tunes in several films, including Silkwood, A Prairie Home Companion, and Mama Mia!.
In addition to Channing and Streep, quite a few musicians will be on hand. Elton John, James Taylor, Rosanne Cash and Jennifer Hudson, are all set to perform at the April 3 concert.
Source: Huffington Post