TUNE IN TO WATCH CIARA ANNOUNCE THE “2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS” NOMINEES

TUNE IN TO WATCH CIARA ANNOUNCE
THE “2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS” NOMINEES
FOR THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORLD’S
LARGEST FAN-VOTED AWARDS SHOW
SIX CATEGORIES TO BE REVEALED ON
ABC’S “GOOD MORNING AMERICA” THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017 FULL REVEAL OF ALL CATEGORIES TO FOLLOW VIA FACEBOOK LIVE ON THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS AND BILLBOARD PAGES 

 As the kick-off to the 45th anniversary of the legendary music awards show, international music sensation Ciara will announce the “2017 American Music Awards” nominations live on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Ciara will read six categories on air, starting at 8:30AM ET. Following the broadcast, all nominees will be announced via Facebook Live on the American Music Awards and Billboard pages, starting at approximately 9:50AM ET.The “2017 American Music Awards” will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

The “2017 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.

For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.

Facebook: Facebook.com/AMAs
Twitter: @AMAs
Instagram: @AMAs
Snapchat: TheAMAs
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About the American Music Awards
The American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, features performances from today’s hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the music genres of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM and Soundtrack, and the categories of Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year presented by T-Mobile, Collaboration of the Year presented by Xfinity, Tour of The Year and Video of the Year. The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists.  The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 200 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.theamas.comwww.dickclark.com or abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Miss America,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

Grammy Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Michael Bolton Performs at Cannery Casino Hotel Sept. 3

 

Grammy Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Michael Bolton Performs at Cannery Casino Hotel Sept. 3

 

Internationally renowned recording artist Michael Bolton will bring his soulful hits to Cannery Casino Hotel’s The Club on Sunday, Sept. 3.

Renowned for chart-topping hits like “When A Man Loves a Woman,” “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” and “How Can We Be Lovers,” Bolton has impressed fans from around the world with his iconic voice and timeless hits. With Grammy nods for his renditions of classics like “Dock of the Bay,” and “Georgia” as well as his originals “Said I Loved You… But I Lied” and “Time, Love and Tenderness,” the singer-songwriter has released nine “No. 1” singles and “Top Ten” albums to date.

Throughout his career, Bolton has sold more than 65 million records worldwide. Bolton has won two Grammy Awards for Best Pop Male Vocalist, six American Music Awards, the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Hitmakers Award and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Bolton has enjoyed broadcast success as a performer and producer, starring in his own Netflix Special “Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special,” featured in the Emmy-nominated YouTube viral video “Jack Sparrow” with more than 170 million views. Bolton has also appeared on primetime shows like “Two and a Half Men” and “Fresh Off the Boat.” Recently, Bolton was nominated for an Emmy award for his work with Honest Trailers on the popular Screen Junkies YouTube channel.

Bolton is also dedicated to social activism and has been honored with multiple humanitarian awards. In 1993, the artist formed Michael Bolton Charities, where he continues to advocate on behalf of women and children at risk.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $49.95 plus taxes and convenience fees, and are available online at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit www.CanneryCasino.com.

About Cannery Casino Hotel
Cannery Casino Hotel opened in 2003 as a premier entertainment and gaming complex at 2121 East Craig Road in North Las Vegas, Nevada, seven miles from downtown Las Vegas. The property offers a 72,000 square-foot casino with more than 1,700 slot machines, table games, a race and sports book, 300-seat bingo hall, a CAN Club loyalty card reward program; a 201 room hotel with a pool, jacuzzi and 24-hour fitness center; a variety of restaurants, bars and lounges; a 16-screen Galaxy Luxury+ movie-theater complex with power-reclining seats, and a beer, wine and sausage bar; complimentary WiFi; and a wide array of live entertainment options. More information on Cannery Casino Hotel can be found at www.cannerycasino.com, on Facebook and Twitter. Cannery Casino Hotel is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com. Boyd Gaming and Cannery press releases are available at boydgaming.mediaroom.com. For more information, visit http://www.cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

Brian McKnight to Perform at Star of the Desert Arena in Primm

Brian McKnight to Perform at Star of the Desert Arena in Primm

 

Tickets are on sale now for R&B singer songwriter and Grammy Award nominee Brian McKnight on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Star of the Desert Arena in Primm. The evening will be filled with soulful performances of hits including “One Last Cry,” “Back At One,” “Anytime” and “Love of My Life.” Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30.

With legions of fans across the world and more than 30 million albums sold, McKnight has solidified himself as an industry icon, receiving awards from the American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image and Blockbuster Awards, as well as Billboard’s “Songwriter of The Year.” A jack of all trades, McKnight has hosted his own radio and TV shows, performed on Broadway as Billy Flynn in the smash hit “Chicago,” and appeared on “Celebrity Apprentice.”

“One of R&B’s legends is gracing the Star of the Desert Arena as we welcome Brian McKnight,” said Shana Gerety, vice president of marketing at Primm Valley Casino Resorts. “Make the most out of the concert by coming in for the weekend to experience all Primm Valley has to offer.”

For tickets, visit primmvalleyresorts.com or call the Star of the Desert Arena Box Office at 702.386.7867. Box office hours of operation are Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Be social! Keep up with Primm Valley Casino Resorts events and news on Facebook at facebook.com/primmvalley and Twitter @PrimmValley.

About Primm Valley Casino Resorts:
Primm Valley Casino Resorts, located 25 minutes south of Las Vegas on Interstate 15 at the Southern Nevada/California state line, includes Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino, Primm Valley Resort & Casino, and Whiskey Pete’s Hotel & Casino. The properties’ amenities offer something for everyone including 24-hour dining, The Spa at Primm, shopping at the Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas, and two championship golf courses designed by Tom Fazio. With The Desperado Rollercoaster, Adventure Canyon Log Flume, Video Game Arcade, Buffalo Bill’s Movie Theatre and the Star of the Desert Arena, a venue for the best live performances, Primm Valley Casino Resorts offer entertainment and recreation at an affordable price for each member of the family. For more information, visit primmvalleyresorts.com.

Dolly Parton Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Her Debut Album, ‘Hello, I’m Dolly’

DOLLY PARTON CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HER DEBUT ALBUM, ‘HELLO, I’M DOLLY’

Contained Hits “Dumb Blonde” and “Something Fishy”

 50 years ago today, Dolly Parton released her first full-length album, Hello, I’m Dolly. The album, which debuted on Monument Records, contained Parton’s hits “Dumb Blonde” (written by Curly Putman) and “Something Fishy” (written by Parton). Both singles reached the top twenty on the country singles charts, and the album itself reached #11 on the country albums chart.

Produced by Fred Foster, Hello, I’m Dolly caught the attention of Porter Wagoner, who ultimately invited Parton to become a member of his band and appear on his popular weekly television show. These appearances led to Parton’s rise to superstardom and she became a bonafide household name.

“I can’t believe it’s been 50 years since I did my first album,” Parton recalls. “What a wonderful 50 years it has been. Thanks to my Uncle Bill Owens and Fred Foster for believing in me early on. And thanks to all the fans out there…I hope to have at least another 50 years!”

The album contained Parton’s versions of three songs she wrote that had already been hits for other artists: “Put it Off Until Tomorrow” (Bill Phillips), “Fuel to the Flame” (Skeeter Davis), and “I’m In No Condition” which charted by Hank Williams Jr.

To learn more about this American icon, visit www.DollyParton.com.

About Dolly Parton:
An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of entertainment. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her illustrious career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, Dolly has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. Dolly has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. Making her film debut in the 1980 hit comedy “9 to 5,” Dolly earned rave reviews for her performance and an Oscar nomination for writing the title tune, along with her second and third Grammy Awards. Roles in “Steel Magnolias,” “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “Rhinestone,” and “Straight Talk” followed. Dolly saw a cherished dream become a reality in 1986 with the opening of her own theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. In 1988, Dolly began the Dollywood Foundation which funds Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library across America and in Canada by giving every preschool child a book each month from the time he or she is born until the child reaches kindergarten. Currently 80,000,000 books are mailed to children in the US, Canada and throughout the UK. In 1999, Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2004, the U.S. Library of Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. In December 2015, more than 13 million tuned into “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” and was the most-watched film on broadcast networks since May 2012. The sequel, “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Christmas Colors: Circle of Love,” was equally as successful garnering 14 million viewers. In December 2016, Dolly’s humanitarian efforts shined once again, as she created the Smoky Mountains Rise telethon which helped raise close to $10 million to benefit the victims of the East Tennessee wildfires.

LUKE BRYAN, KAREN FAIRCHILD, CHARLIE PUTH AND MEGHAN TRAINOR TO PERFORM AT THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS”

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AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCES ALL-STAR DUETS

LUKE BRYAN TO DEBUT “HOME ALONE TONIGHT”
FEATURING KAREN FAIRCHILD OF LITTLE BIG TOWN

MEGHAN TRAINOR TO PERFORM HER PLATINUM-SELLING SONG
“LIKE I’M GONNA LOSE YOU” AND WILL BE JOINED BY
CHARLIE PUTH TO PERFORM HIS HIT SINGLE “MARVIN GAYE”

Jennifer Lopez Will Host the Live Broadcast
 on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd at 8:00pm ET on ABC

 

dick clark productions and ABC announced today two spectacular duets to be performed at the “2015 American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. Luke Bryan will perform the world premiere of “Home Alone Tonight” featuring Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town. Meghan Trainor will treat the audience to a performance of her platinum-selling song “Like I’m Gonna Lose You,” and will be joined by Charlie Puth to perform his hit single “Marvin Gaye.” They join previously announced host and performer Jennifer Lopez, as well as 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, One Direction, Carrie Underwood and WALK THE MOON. The “2015 American Music Awards” will broadcast live on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

Luke Bryan is a three-time Favorite Male Artist – Country winner (2012, 2013, and 2014) and is nominated again this year. Bryan is also nominated as Artist of the Year, his second nomination in that category. This is Bryan’s second appearance on the AMA stage; he first performed in 2013, singing his hit single “That’s My Kind of Night.” Fairchild will take the AMA stage without her band mates for the first time but Little Big Town is nominated for their first American Music Award this year in the category Favorite Duo or Group – Country.

Charlie Puth is nominated for his first American Music Award for Song of the Year and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile. This will be Puth’s first performance at the American Music Awards. Meghan Trainor is a four-time American Music Award nominee and first-time performer. This year Trainor is nominated in the categories of Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock and Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary.

Luke Bryan

 

Luke Bryan – Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke Bryan has placed 14 singles at #1 and sold nearly 8 million albums with 30 million digital tracks from his five studio albums. He has been named Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music (twice) and the Country Music Association. Bryan’s recent album Kill The Lights recently debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts. This is Bryan’s third consecutive album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. Kill The Lights is the third-largest-selling album debut in 2015 at the time of its release, after R&B / hip hop releases from Drake and Kendrick Lamar. Kill The Lights is also the highest country album debut in the last two years, since Bryan’s Crash My Party debuted at #1 in August 2013.

Karen Fairchild

Karen Fairchild (Little Big Town) – GRAMMY Award-winning country super group Little Big Town, comprised of Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook, is one of country music’s most iconic foursomes. The multi-Platinum-selling band is currently the reigning ACM and CMA (3x) Vocal Group of the Year, and they are the most recent inductees into the famed Grand Ole Opry. Little Big Town is responsible for some of the format’s biggest hits including “Day Drinking,” “Pontoon,” “Little White Church,” “Boondocks” and their most recent record-breaking smash, “Girl Crush.” Little Big Town is now out on the PAIN KILLER TOUR in support of their latest Capitol Nashville release, Pain Killer. For more information, visit www.LittleBigTown.com.

Charlie Puth

Charlie Puth – Charlie Puth has fast become a worldwide star thanks to the international smash hit, “See You Again,” by Wiz Khalifa (Feat. Charlie Puth). The 4x RIAA platinum certified track, which was co-written and co-produced by Puth, is featured on Atlantic Records’ FURIOUS 7: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK. It has entered the history books as one of the decade’s biggest singles, topped Billboard’s “Hot 100” for a stunning 12 weeks, hit No. 1 on the iTunes Store’s “Top Songs” chart in a remarkable 101 countries, and shattered Spotify records by becoming the most streamed track ever in a single day (with 3.18 million global streams on April 8th alone) and in a single week (a stunning 21.9 million worldwide streams). Puth is also seeing huge success with his hit single “Marvin Gaye” feat. Meghan Trainor, which is featured on his upcoming debut album NINE TRACK MIND along with current single “One Call Away.” As if that weren’t enough, Puth recently teamed up with Lil Wayne for “Nothing But Trouble,” the new single from Big Beat Records’ hugely anticipated soundtrack for 808, the landmark documentary chronicling the incredible story of the influential Roland TR-808 drum machine. A Berklee College of Music graduate, Puth has found himself among modern pop’s most in-demand co-writers and producers – recent credits include two tracks on Jason Derulo’s acclaimed new album Everything Is 4, the R&B chart-topping single “Slow Motion” by Atlantic’s own Trey Songz, and further collaborations not yet announced.

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Meghan Trainor – The Nantucket-born pop singer and songwriter earned superstar status in 2014 the old-fashioned way—with infectious, inimitable, and inescapable music. Her debut single “All About That Bass” went 9-times RIAA platinum, eventually received two Grammy® Award nominations, won Billboard Music Awards for “Top Hot 100 Song” and “Top Digital Song,” held #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks, and received over 1 billion YouTube/VEVO views in less than a year. However, she didn’t stop there. Her full-length debut, TITLE [Epic Records] crashed the Billboard Top 200 at #1 in early 2015 and broke records as the “biggest-selling debut for a female artist’s first full-length album in more than five years” and “the biggest-selling debut for a solo artist’s first full-length in more than three years.” The critically acclaimed album also produced the double platinum hits “Lips Are Movin” and “Dear Future Husband” and platinum “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” featuring John Legend.  Meghan sold out every date of her first national tour and went on to pack venues during Summer 2015’s THE MTRAIN TOUR. However, this star has only just started to shine, and you’ll be hearing more about her soon.

To help fans express their passion and excitement for the show, the American Music Awards and Twitter are launching custom Twitter emojis for all performers.  All performers will have featured Twitter emojis to celebrate their appearances as they are announced. Viewers will be able to activate the Twitter emojis by Tweeting any of following hashtags from today through the end of the show on November 22:

  • Luke Bryan and Karen Fairchild: #LukeKarenAMAs
  • Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor: #MeghanCharlieAMAs

Already announced performer Twitter emojis include 5 Seconds of Summer (#5SOSonAMAs); Selena Gomez (#RevivalAMAs); Nick Jonas (#NickJonasAMAs); Demi Lovato (#DemiOnAMAs); One Direction (#AMAs1D); Carrie Underwood (#CarrieonAMAs); and WALK THE MOON (#WTMonAMAs). Additional Twitter emojis will be available soon.

Taylor Swift leads the “2015 American Music Award” nominations with six nominations. Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd tie with five nominations each, while Sam Hunt, Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor and Walk the Moon earn three nominations each.  Additionally, Jason Aldean, Chris Brown, Luke Bryan, Drake, Fetty Wap, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Charlie Puth, Rihanna, Mark Ronson and Wiz Khalifa each receive two nominations.

For a full list of nominees please visit http://www.theamas.com/2015-nominees/
The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. There are three key voting windows:

  • October 13 (9:30am ET) – November 11 (11:59pm ET)
    • Voting period for all categories, excluding New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, and initial voting period for the ten Artist of the Year nominees.
  • November 12 (12:01am ET) – November 19 (11:59pm ET)
    • Voting period for the final five Artist of the Year nominees.
    • Note: The Artist of the Year winner will be determined by the total votes received through the entire voting period.
  • November 1 (12:01am ET) – November 22 (9:00pm ET)
    • Voting period for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile.
Fans can vote for each category once per day per platform with the exception of New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, for which fans can vote 100 times per day per platform. Here are the ways you can vote:
  • Via AMAvote.com – Voting available for all categories
  • Posting a status on Facebook that includes the nominee’s name and the category’s hashtag within the post(s) – Voting available for all categories except New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile
  • Via Twitter
    • All categories except Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile: A Tweet that includes the nominee’s name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s)
    • Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile: A Tweet that includes the collaboration title, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s)

For more information on how to vote, please visit http://www.theamas.com/vote/voting-faq/

As always at the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Song of The Year, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Artist of the Year.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The data covers the reporting period of September 15, 2014 to September 13, 2015.

Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 7th consecutive year will be the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2015 AMAs” pre-show. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00pm ET / 2:00pm PT on November 22nd at Yahoo, this year’s official digital distributor of the American Music Awards pre-show. The live stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com and ABC.com.

The “2015 American Music Awards” sponsors and partners include Coca-Cola, Cumulus Media / WestwoodOne, Kohl’s, Music Choice, Samsung, Shazam, T-Mobile, Time Warner Cable and Yahoo.

The “2015 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.

For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.

Facebook: Facebook.com/AMAs
Twitter: @TheAMAs
Instagram: @TheAMAs
Snapchat: TheAMAs
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Vine: TheAMAs

Tickets are now on sale at www.axs.com.

About the American Music Awards
The American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, features performances from today’s hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Song of The Year, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Artist of the Year.  The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists.  The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.theamas.comwww.dickclark.com or abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp; “World’s Funniest” from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as “BOOM!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group and DC Media, the parent company of dcp.  dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, SELENA GOMEZ AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO PERFORM AT THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS”

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5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, SELENA GOMEZ AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD
 TO PERFORM AT THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”
 
These Artists Join Previously Announced Host and Performer Jennifer Lopez
Live on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd at 8:00pm ET on ABC
 


dick clark productions and ABC announced today that 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez  and Carrie Underwood will perform at the “2015 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show. They join previously announced host and performer Jennifer Lopez. The “2015 American Music Awards” will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.

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Hailing from a small town in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia, 5 Seconds of Summer blazed onto the scene and the charts, with their self-titled debut album entering the Billboard 200 at No. 1, selling 260,000 units in the U.S. in its first week of release, marking the biggest debut for a new act in 2014. It topped the iTunes charts in a total of 76 countries.  Their sophomore album, Sounds Good Feels Good, will be released on October 23 via Hi or Hey Records/Capitol Records. 5 Seconds of Summer took home the trophy for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s at the “2014 American Music Awards.”

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Multi-platinum singer and actress Selena Gomez redefines her role as a pop artist on her new album Revival which recently debuted at #1 on Billboard’s album chart.  Powerful and passionately charged, thrilling and sophisticated, Revival has also earned Gomez a host of rave reviews. Entertainment Weekly called it “one of fall’s sleekest albums” and “as fresh and forward-thinking as the music of indie darlings Tove Lo and FKA Twigs,” while Rolling Stone raved “this is the sound of a newly empowered pop artist growing into her strengths like never before.” USA Today noted that “Gomez is bound to get at least a few skeptics off of Instagram and onto the dance floor” with her “cool, groovy and electro-savvy” album. “Gomez arrives with a pop vengeance throughout the record, as ear-sucking hooks and telling lyrics lay the groundwork for ’80s-infused dance riffs and head-rushing genre-hopping that saturates all 14 tracks,” raved Complex. The first single from Revival, “Good For You” featuring A$AP Rock is Gomez’s biggest hit to date.  It is her fastest-ever platinum seller and spent three consecutive weeks at #1 at Top 40 radio.  Revival  marks the latest chapter in a career that’s brought Gomez from starring on television at age 15 to taking a central role in Harmony Korine’s 2012 cult classic “Spring Breakers” — all while selling more than 22 million singles worldwide. Gomez announced that she will embark on her worldwide “Revival Tour” in 2016. The first leg will find Gomez traveling to 41 cities across the United States and Canada. The tour kicks off in Las Vegas on May 6th at Mandalay Bay and hits major markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and more.

 

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Carrie Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television and film.  A seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner, she has amassed nearly 100 major honors, sold 58 million records worldwide, and recorded 21 #1 singles, 11 of which she co-wrote.  The first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year, Underwood was recognized as Pollstar’s top female country touring artist for her headlining tours in 2008, 2010, and 2012.  Her four studio albums, Some HeartsCarnival RidePlay On, and Blown Away – each certified multi-Platinum or Platinum, and each an American Music Awards winner as Country Album of the Year – tallied 38 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with songs that have been streamed more than 1.5 billion times worldwide.  In 2013, she starred as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s three-hour holiday blockbuster, the Emmy®-winning The Sound of Music Live!, whose airings attracted 44 million viewers.  In late 2014, the Grand Ole Opry member released her first hits collection, Greatest Hits: Decade #1.  Celebrating her first 10 years of music, the 25 songs included two new hits co-written by Underwood: the Platinum-certified, GRAMMY-winning “Something in the Water,” as well as the #1 smash “Little Toy Guns.”  In September of 2015, she began her third season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football, and on November 4, she’ll return for an eighth consecutive year as co-host of the CMA Awards.  Underwood is at radio now with her record-breaking single “Smoke Break,” the first single released from her fifth studio album, Storyteller, out worldwide on October 23, 2015.


 

To help fans express their passion and excitement for the show, the American Music Awards and Twitter are launching custom Twitter emojis for all performers, starting with 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez and Carrie Underwood. All performers will have featured Twitter emojis to celebrate their appearances as they are announced. Viewers will be able to activate the Twitter emojis by Tweeting any of following hashtags from today through the end of the show on November 22:
  • 5 Seconds of Summer: #5SOSonAMAs
  • Selena Gomez: #RevivalAMAs
  • Carrie Underwood:  #CarrieOnAMAs
Nominations for the “2015 American Music Awards” were announced last week by Joe Jonas and Charlie Puth, revealing that Taylor Swift leads this year’s nominees with the chance to take home six trophies. Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd tie with five nominations each, while Sam Hunt, Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor and Walk the Moon earn three nominations each.  Additionally, Jason Aldean, Chris Brown, Luke Bryan, Drake, Fetty Wap, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Charlie Puth, Rihanna, Mark Ronson and Wiz Khalifa each receive two nominations.

The Song of The Year nominees are Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “See You Again,” Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk!,” Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud,” Taylor Swift “Blank Space” and The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face.”

The Artist of the Year nominees are Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and The Weeknd.

The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. There are three key voting windows:

  • October 13 (9:30am ET) – November 11 (11:59pm ET)
    • Voting period for all categories, excluding New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile, and initial voting period for the ten Artist of the Year nominees.
  • November 12 (12:01am ET) – November 19 (11:59pm ET)
    • Voting period for the final five Artist of the Year nominees.
    • Note: The Artist of the Year winner will be determined by the total votes received through the entire voting period.
  • November 1 (12:01am ET) – November 22 (9:00pm ET)
    • Voting period for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile.

Fans can vote for each category once per day, per platform in any (or many) of the below ways:

  • Via AMAvote.com – Voting available for all categories
  • Posting a status on Facebook that includes the nominee’s name and the category’s hashtag within the post(s) – Voting available for all categories except New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s and Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile
  • Posting a Tweet on Twitter that includes the nominee’s name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs within the post(s) – Voting available for all categories
For more information on how to vote, please visit http://www.theamas.com/vote/voting-faq/
As always at the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Song of The Year, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Artist of the Year.

 

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The data covers the reporting period of September 15, 2014 to September 13, 2015.
Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 7th consecutive year will be the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2015 AMAs” pre-show. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00pm ET / 2:00pm PT on November 22nd at Yahoo, this year’s official digital distributor of the American Music Awards pre-show. The live stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com and ABC.com.

 

The “2015 American Music Awards” sponsors and partners include Coca-Cola, Cumulus Media/ WestwoodOne, Kohl’s, Music Choice, Shazam, T-Mobile, Time Warner Cable and Yahoo.
The “2015 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.
For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.

 

Facebook: Facebook.com/AMAs
Twitter: @TheAMAs
Instagram: @TheAMAs
Snapchat: TheAMAs
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Vine: TheAMAs

 

Tickets are now on sale at www.axs.com.

 

About the American Music Awards
The American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, features performances from today’s hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Song of The Year, Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile and Artist of the Year.  The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists.  The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.theamas.comwww.dickclark.com or abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp)
is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp; “World’s Funniest” from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as “BOOM!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group and DC Media, the parent company of dcp.  dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

 

15 Reasons To Experience Hard Rock Hotel & Casino During Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! Residency, February 25-March 14

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15 REASONS TO EXPERIENCE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO DURING 
RASCAL FLATTS VEGAS RIOT! RESIDENCY, FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 14

The band celebrates its 15th anniversary along with 15 No. 1 singles in 2015

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This month, Rascal Flatts will make history as the first country group to take up a residency in Las Vegas. The band will perform nine shows, deemed Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot!, at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from Wednesday, February 25 to Saturday, March 14. As the trio celebrates its 15-year anniversary with 15 No. 1 singles, here are 15 reasons (in no particular order) why locals and visitors alike should stay on property and see a Rascal Flatts show:

  1. Because… it’s Rascal Flatts.
    • Rascal Flatts remains the most-awarded country music group of the past decade with eight consecutive studio albums debuting at No. 1. Since its musical debut in 2000, the group has sold more than 22.8 million albums, 29 million digital downloads and has earned more than 40 trophies from the American Country Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, People’s Choice Awards and more. In 2012, the band reached a new milestone with more than 7 million concert tickets sold.
  2. First country band to have a residency in Las Vegas.
    • Rascal Flatts is not only the first country band to take up a residency at The Joint, but it is the first country band to take up a residency in Las Vegas.
  3. Opening with Craig Wayne Boyd.
    • Kicking off the show each night will be season seven winner of NBC’s “The Voice” Craig Wayne Boyd. The future country superstar already has a No.1 single, “My Baby’s Got a Smile on Her Face,” under his belt just two months after his big win.
  4. Country nightlife.
    • Throughout the Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! residency, Dee Jay Silver will perform a mix of Top 40 hits with light infusions of country at Body English Nightclub. Silver has been a top-touring DJ for more than 10 years and has traveled with many legendary country artists including Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.
  5. Place a bet on “Fast Cars and Freedom.”
    • While on property, head over to the Race & Sports Book powered by CG Technology to place a bet on NASCAR. Rascal Flatts will be singing the national anthem and Boyd will be performing during the pre-race festivities at the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 8.
  6. There’s no bad seat in the house.
    • The Joint is an unparalleled entertainment destination that features a state-of-the-art sound system, superior video projections and tailor-made production packages. The venue will offer Rascal Flatts fans the best of both worlds with general admission pit access and reserved seating maxed at a 3,200 capacity to create a more intimate show for concertgoers.
  7. Two shows for the price of one.
    • As Rascal Flatts wraps up, music fans can head straight to Vinyl for a free show with Elvis Monroe. The band, comprised of members from Lifehouse, Matchbox Twenty and Emerson Drive, is known for its eclectic mix of alternative country, classic Americana and modern flavor. The group will perform at Vinyl at 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25; Wednesday, March 4; Friday, March 6; and Saturday, March 7.
  8. Rascal Flatts-themed menus.
    • Hard Rock Hotel’s restaurants are revamping its menus with Rascal Flatts-themed food and beverage specials, available throughout the residency. Images can be downloaded here. A sample of items include:
      • 35 Steaks + Martinis’ “My Wish” Surf & Turf ($58), an 8-ounce Black Angus Filet Mignon and U-4 Tiger Prawn drizzled with garlic butter;
      • Culinary Dropout’s “Come Wake Me Up” cocktail ($10), a mixture of Stolichnaya Premium Vodka, muddled strawberries, fresh-squeezed lemon juice and Shock Top Belgian White Wheat Ale;
      • Fuel Café and Fuel Café Express’ “Sunrise” Coffee Cake ($4.25);
      • Lucky’s “I Won’t Let Go” Country Farm Burger ($14), served on Texas Toast with pork sausage patties, a fried egg, American cheese, country gravy and tater tots on the side;
      • Pink Taco’s “Take Me There” Quesadilla ($12), macaroni and cheese and carnitas melted in a quesadilla and served with chipotle BBQ sauce and salsa verde on the side; and more.
  1. Join the “Riot” with a Rascal Flatts-themed cocktail at all casino bars.
    • Get in the action and enjoy a Rascal Flatts-themed cocktail available at all of Hard Rock Hotel’s casino bars throughout the residency. Sip on “Broken Road” ($8), a libation made with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, triple sec, sour mix and Sprite; “Prayin’ for Daylight” ($8), a mixture of Herradura Blanco, pineapple juice, cranberry juice and Sprite; or “Life is a Highway” ($8), Woodford Reserve, pear puree, two dash bitters and ginger beer served over ice.
  2. Unbeatable room and show packages.
    • Concertgoers can take advantage of Hard Rock Hotel’s exclusive room and show packages starting at just $200. The all-encompassing bundle includes two tickets to a Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! show at The Joint and a one-night stay on property the same evening. Guests can book online or by phone using the code TRAFLGC for a gold circle package, TRAFLFB for a front balcony package or TRAFLGA for a general admission package.
  3. Best rate guarantee.
    • Those who opt for a longer stay and find a lower published rate within 24 hours of booking online will be honored the same price for a room upgrade at Hard Rock Hotel.
  4. Suite life.
    • Bowling alleys, plunge pools, secret vaults with provocative trappings, iridescent-tiled hot tubs and amazing views of the Strip are just some of the key characteristics offered inside Hard Rock Hotel’s suites. Choose from Paradise Penthouse, Provocateur Suite, Altered States Ultra Lounge, Penthouse Real World Suite and more to live and party like a true rock star in Las Vegas.
  5. Get pampered at the spa.
    • Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon is offering guests pre- and post-show Rascal Flatts-themed treatments. Whether it’s “I Melt” ($135), a body scrub, Vichy shower and body moisturizer application, or “Take Me There” ($205), a Swedish massage with a hydrating facial, patrons will leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and ready for a night full of entertainment.
  6. $4 million worth of memorabilia.
    • Perfect for music or history fanatics, Hard Rock Hotel showcases more than $4 million worth of rare memorabilia around the property. Guests can see clothing, instruments and collectibles displayed in carefully hand-crafted cases from some of the biggest musical icons such as The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Guns N’ Roses, CeeLo Green, Imagine Dragons and many more.
  7. Get a Backstage Pass.
    • Earn rockin’ rewards for every dollar spent on and off the casino floor. Based on the tier, certain Backstage Pass Rewards Club Members will receive priority entry at property hotspots such as The Joint, Body English Nightclub and all restaurants.

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Tickets to the residency start at $39.50 (plus applicable service fees) and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel box office, online at www.axs.com/rascalflattsvegas or by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX. For VIP ticket packages including premium seating options, please contact jointvip@hrhvegas.com. For groups of 12 or more, please contact darnson@hrhvegas.com or call 702.693.4017.

 

For more information on the property or to book a reservation, please visit www.hardrockhotel.com or call 702.693.5555.

 

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses and KISS have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the HRH All-Suite Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing the world-famous pool party REHAB; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú; a fitness center; and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones and Rocks The Jewelers. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

 

About The Joint

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,500-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination. The Joint features seven luxury suites, a VIP studio level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort. It has received numerous accolades including “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the Pollstar Awards, “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best awards, “Best Rock Residency Program” by Las Vegas Weekly, “Best Concert Venue” by Las Vegas Review-Journal and more. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and groundbreaking artists including Paul McCartney, the Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Imagine Dragons, Prince, Arcade Fire, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue has been home to successful residencies with Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, KISS and Tiesto. In 2015, it will add two new residencies when it hosts Rascal Flatts in February and Journey in April. Follow The Joint on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

THE 73RD ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS WILL AIR LIVE ON NBC ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016

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HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION AND
PRODUCER DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS WILL BRING THE
73RD ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS
LIVE COAST-TO-COAST ON NBC ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions (dcp) will present the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 10, 2016. The ceremony will air on NBC LIVE coast-to-coast from 5-8 p.m (PT) and 8-11 p.m. (ET) from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Produced by dick clark productions in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 160 countries worldwide and are one of the few awards ceremonies to include both motion picture and television achievements.

“We look forward to follow this year’s successful Golden Globe Awards by celebrating what looks like another exceptional year in both film and television” said Theo Kingma, president of the HFPA.

The 2015 “Golden Globe Awards” on NBC averaged a 5.8 rating, 16 share in adults 18-49 and 19.3 million viewers overall in “live plus same day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research on Sunday night, Jan. 11, making it the top-rated primetime entertainment program on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 since ABC’s Academy Awards the prior March.  It was also NBC’s highest rated primetime entertainment telecast in 18-49 and total viewers in the year since the 2014 Golden Globes. Versus NBC’s non-sports average in the Sunday 8-11 p.m. time period the prior season, this year’s “Globes” telecast was up 314% in 18-49 rating (5.8 vs. 1.4) and +269% in total viewers (19.3 million vs. 5.2 million).

About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
Founded in the 1940s during World War II, the HFPA was originally comprised of a handful of LA based overseas journalists who sought to bridge the international community with Hollywood, and to provide distraction from the hardships of war through film. Seventy years later, members of the HFPA represent 55 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world’s most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe® Awards, which have enabled the organization to donate more than $20 million to entertainment related charities and scholarship programs. For more information, please visit www.hfpa.org and www.goldenglobes.com and follow us on Twitter (@goldenglobes) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/goldenglobes).

About dick clark productions:
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards” and “The PEOPLE Magazine Awards.”  Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dcp; “World’s Funniest Fails” from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as the 2015 debut of “Boom!” (FOX) from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dcp.  dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

FERGIE, LORDE AND ONE DIRECTION TO PERFORM AT THE 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®

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FERGIE, LORDE AND ONE DIRECTION TO PERFORM AT
THE 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®
The Show Will Broadcast Live SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC

dick clark productions announced today that Fergie, Lorde and One Direction will join the growing list of superstars set to perform at the 2014 American Music Awards.  Fergie will take to the stage to make her worldwide television debut performing her first single, since 2006, “L.A. LOVE (la la),” from her upcoming album. After stealing the music scene in 2013, Lorde will be performing for the first time at the 2014 American Music Awards. International sensation One Direction will perform a song off of their highly anticipated album, FOUR. In just four short years, the band has achieved a staggering 94 number one tracks and over 46 million records sold. Also scheduled to appear at the world’s biggest fan-voted award show are previously announced 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith and the evening’s host, Pitbull. The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.  Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.

Fergie recently announced that she has been in the studio working on the follow-up to her 2006 solo album The Dutchess, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 and spent 94 weeks on the chart.  The album went on to sell 6.2 million copies and 28.5 million tracks worldwide and spawned three No. 1 hits on the Hot 100: “London Bridge,” “Glamorous,” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” as well as the Top 5 singles “Fergalicious” and “Clumsy”.  Since The Dutchess’ release, Fergie has also released two multi-Platinum albums, The E.N.D. and The Beginning, with The Black Eyed Peas– with whom she has sold 31 million albums and 58 million singles worldwide. The Black Eyed Peas’ videos have been viewed over 1.8 billion times on their YouTube channel.

New Zealand native and multiplatinum GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist Lorde splashed on to the scene last year with her debut single “Royals,” which became an international hit landing her atop the Billboard Hot 100 and made her the youngest solo artist to achieve a U.S. number one since 1987, as well as holding the longest standing #1 for any female artist in the Billboard Alternative Chart history.   In September 2013, following her single’s success, Lorde released her debut studio album PURE HEROINE with Lava/Republic Records. The record sky-rocketed on the charts and has sold more than 1.5 million records to date.  Other singles from the album include “Tennis Court” and “Team” which both became top-ten worldwide hits.  On September 29th, Lorde released “Yellow Flicker Beat” the first single from the soundtrack of the greatly anticipated film THE HUNGER GAMES:  MOCKINGJAY – PART 1.  Upon impacting airwaves, the song made history by becoming the #1 Most Added song at Alternative Radio and set a new record for “Most Adds on a Female Artist” in Mediabase History.  Not only is “Yellow Flicker Beat” the #1 iTunes Soundtrack Song currently, it entered the Top 10 at Alternative Radio in just 3 short weeks.

One Direction has gone from energetic pop upstarts to international superstars. As the band’s song writing becomes more personal with each record, FOUR is set to be their most stunning and evolved yet. The album follows the global success of their huge sell out WHERE WE ARE stadium tour and the 3-D film documentary THIS IS US. Fans also had the opportunity to relive this summers’ tour with the release of their second film WHERE WE ARE: THE CONCERT FILM, which broke records as the largest audience across one weekend ever seen by Event Cinema theatres. The WHERE WE ARE: THE CONCERT FILM DVD will be released on December 2. Add all this to their 3 billion YouTube views, 109 million combined Twitter followers and 33 million Facebook fans and it’s clear that Liam, Harry, Louis, Niall and Zayn genuinely are a worldwide phenomenon. FOUR will be released globally on November 17, 2014 via Syco/Columbia Records and includes the lead single “Steal My Girl.”

The 2014 American Music Award nominations were announced earlier this month, revealing that Iggy Azalea is up for six awards–the most of any artist.  Other top contenders include John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, who each earned five nominations, and Lorde who earned four.

As always at the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative Rock, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational, Electronic Dance Music, as well as categories for Top Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Artist of the Year and Single of the Year. For a full list of nominees visit AMAvote.com.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity.  These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.

The American Music Awards is voted on by the fans. Winners will be determined through online and Twitter voting.  Voting begins on October 13 for all categories except New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s. Fans can vote once per day at the Coca-Cola AMA voting site, AMAvote.com, as well as once per day via Twitter by including the nominee’s name, category name and #AMAs within a tweet.

Voting for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s will open on November 1 and will remain open throughout the first hour of the ABC live broadcast on November 23, with the winner being announced in the final hour. Fans can vote via AMAVote.com and Twitter.

Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 6th consecutive year will be the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 AMAs” pre-show. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT on November 23rd at Yahoo Live, this year’s official digital distributor of the American Music Awards Experience. The live stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com and ABC.com.

The 2014 American Music Awards® is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.

For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.

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About the American Music Awards
The American Music Awards features performances from today’s hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, Single of The Year, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, and Artist of the Year.  The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists.  The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.theamas.com, www.dickclark.com or abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards
.About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Weekly television programming, includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as “Rising Star” and the upcoming “Boom!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards (CBS) and “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s most  unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

Superstar Chris Brown Added to Halloween Weekend Heroes Lineup at Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell

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SUPERSTAR CHRIS BROWN ADDED TO
HALLOWEEN WEEKEND HEROES LINEUP AT
DRAI’S NIGHTCLUB AT THE CROMWELL

Four Nights of Superheroes and $200,000 in Cash and Prizes Including a Ducati Giveaway Beckon Partygoers to Escape Civilian Life 11 Stories Above the Strip

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Following the massive announcement of the four day Halloween Weekend Heroes extravaganza, Drai’s Nightclub welcomes the addition of award-winning, multi-talented creative artist Chris Brown to the lineup on Sunday, Nov. 2.

A recipient of accolades from virtually every major music awards program, including the most recent 2014 American Music Awards nomination for “Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B” and six Soul Train nominations for his new album X released in September, Brown will take over the rooftop nightclub for a Chris Brown Superhero themed finale. The A-lister is planning a full takeover of the club and fans can expect an all-night party that will bring justice to an otherwise criminal world of Halloween lineups on the Strip. Hosting Brown will be a rare first-time event for the Drai’s empire in Las Vegas, conjuring a legendary night that guests won’t soon forget.
Halloween Weekend Heroes occurs Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, where thousands of revelers will ascend into the club ready to share their superhero costumes on the dance floor. With $200,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs throughout the weekend including a high-performance Italian Ducati motorcycle, it’s evident no other venue will compare. Giveaways are scheduled nightly through special events and costume contests for Hottest Heroine, Best in Theme and Best Overall, with the highest cash prize being delivered to the Sexiest Vixen.

The full Halloween weekend entertainment lineup includes: DJ Irie on Thursday, Oct. 30; Quintino on Friday, Oct. 31; MAKJ and 3LAU in a rare dual-headlining set on Saturday, Nov. 1; and the best Sunday party in town – SunDrai’s – delivers a dramatic finish to its Halloween Weekend Heroes lineup on Nov. 2 with Eric Dlux and Chris Brown.


Admission for Halloween Weekend Heroes events will start at $30 for men and $20 for women. To purchase tickets and for more information on all of Drai’s Halloween events, visit: www.draislv.com/halloween.
Perfectly perched 11 stories above the famed Strip atop The Cromwell, Drai’s Nightclub provides unrivaled views, massive LED lighting systems and modern technology that fuse to create a sensual, multi-sensory experience unlike any other on the Strip. Created by nightlife impresario and Night Club Hall of Fame inductee Victor Drai, this 65,000 square feet venue offers an unmatched nightclub environment taking entertainment and service to new heights.

About Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub
Strategically located on the rooftop of the new 188 room and suite hotel The Cromwell with unrivaled views, Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub takes entertainment and nightlife to new heights. The Strip’s only rooftop Beach Club includes multiple pools shaded by 10 towering palm trees, a variety of cabanas and bungalows, two full-service bars and a gourmet kitchen. Drai’s Nightclub is a dazzling, multi-level club with an expansive dance floor, massive LED lighting systems, and modern technology featuring more than 4,000 square feet of the most state of the art high definition LEDs in production, including a towering 80-sided LED disco ball – the only one of its kind, and the opportunity to detonate custom rooftop firework shows.


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INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUPERSTAR PITBULL RETURNS TO HOST THE 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®

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INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUPERSTAR PITBULL RETURNS TO HOST THE 2014MUSIC AWARDS®

Pitbull Will Also Perform A Song From His Forthcoming New Album ‘Globalization’ Live on the 2014 AMAs on
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC

dick clark productions announced today that global music sensation Armando Christian Perez aka Pitbull will again host the American Music Awards.  The 2014 broadcast will air live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.  Pitbull will also take to the stage to perform, joining previously announced performer Charli XCX, on the world’s biggest fan-voted award show.  Additional performers and presenters to be announced in the coming weeks.

“World, who would have thought Pitbull hosting the AMAs two years in a row,” said Armando Christian Perez, “The harder I work, the luckier I get. Thank you ABC and dick clark productions for the amazing opportunity – more than anything let’s get ready to have fun.  Dale!”

“Pitbull is a global superstar and multi-talented powerhouse, who delivered one of the most exciting shows in American Music Awards history when he hosted in 2013.  This year will be no different,” said legendary American Music Awards producer Larry Klein. “We’re working together to create elements of the show that will wow audiences and take the night to a whole new level.”

Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbull, is a globally successful musician, performer, business entrepreneur, fashion icon and actor whose career sales have exceeded 5 million albums and over 60 million singles worldwide. Pitbull has had #1 hits in more than 15 countries; his videos have over 6 billion views; and his social reach matches audiences of some television networks around the world. Pitbull’s previous album, Global Warming: Meltdown, features the massive hit singles “Feel This Moment” featuring Christina Aguilera, “Don’t Stop The Party,” “Back In Time” from the action-comedy Men in Black 3, along with his second #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, “Timber” featuring Kesha. “Fireball,” the first single from his forthcoming November 24 album Globalization, is racing up charts around the world. Pitbull’s world tours have sold out concerts in North and South America, Europe and the Far East. He’s currently on a co-headlining U.S./Canada arena tour with Enrique Iglesias,which kicked off last month. This year, Pitbull was selected and performed the official anthem “We Are One (Ole Ola)” with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Armando is also a burgeoning business entrepreneur with his own line of premium vodkas (Voli) and premier fragrances for men and women simply titled Pitbull. These ventures, along with a strategic partnership with Playboy Enterprises; a television production deal announced with EndemolNorth America, which included the announcement of his own production company, Honey I’m Home, and a New Year’s Eve special on Fox; plus major sponsorship deals with blue-chip brands like Bud Light, Dr Pepper, Kodak and Dodge; and the recently announced honor of receiving a star in 2015 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, clearly define Pitbull as Mr. Worldwide.

The news comes on the heels of this year’s nominations announcement, which revealed that Iggy Azalea is up for six awards–the most of any artist.  Other top contenders include John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, who each earned five nominations and Lorde who earned four.

As always at the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative Rock, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational, Electronic Dance Music, as well as categories for Top Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Artist of the Year and Single of the Year. For a full list of nominees visit AMAvote.com.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity.  These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.

The American Music Awards are voted on by the fans. Winners will be determined through online and Twitter voting.  Voting begins on October 13 for all categories except New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s. Fans can vote once per day at the Coca-Cola AMA voting site, AMAvote.com, as well as once per day via Twitter by including the nominee’s name, category name and #AMAs within a tweet.

Voting for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s will open on November 1 and will remain open throughout the first hour of the ABC live broadcast on November 23, with the winner being announced in the final hour. Fans can vote via AMAVote.com and Twitter.

Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 6th consecutive year will be the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 AMAs” pre-show. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT on November 23rd at Yahoo Live, this year’s official digital distributor of the American Music Awards Experience. The live stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com and ABC.com.

The 2014 American Music Awards® is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.

For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.

Twitter: @TheAMAs
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Tickets are now on sale at www.axs.com.

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About the American Music Awards
The American Music Awards features performances from today’s hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, Single of The Year, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, and Artist of the Year.  The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists.  The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.theamas.com, www.dickclark.com or abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards.About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Weekly television programming, includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as “Rising Star” and the upcoming “Boom!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards (CBS) and “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s most  unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON SEPTEMBER 19TH AT AXS.COM

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS TICKETS GO ON SALE TO
THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON SEPTEMBER 19th AT AXS.COM

The 42nd Annual AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS to broadcast Live from Nokia Theatre
L.A. LIVE on November 23, 2014 on ABC 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET/PT

 

dick clark productions and AEG announced today that tickets for the 42nd Annual AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS go on sale to the public beginning Friday, September 19 at 10 AM PST on www.axs.com or by calling 888-929-7849.    The 42nd Annual AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS will take place at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sunday, November 23, 2014.  The show will be broadcast live on ABC from 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET/PT.

The AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS features performances from today’s hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, Single of The Year, New Artist of the Year and more.

 

ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Weekly television programming, includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as “Rising Star” and the upcoming “Boom!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards (CBS) and “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s most  unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

AMY THURLOW NAMED CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER FOR DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS

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AMY THURLOW NAMED CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER FOR DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS

Highly regarded television executive, Amy Thurlow, has been named Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for dick clark productions, it was announced today by Mike Mahan, President of dick clark productions.  She will be based at the company’s Santa Monica headquarters and will report directly to Mahan.

“Amy is one of the most talented executives in the business with an unparalleled business acumen when it comes to leading, strategizing and growing a company.  She will play a vital management role as dick clark productions expands our global television footprint,” said Mahan. “I have known Amy for many years and it is a tremendous pleasure to have her join the dick clark productions team.”

“It is an incredible time to join dick clark productions with the expansion of its global business under the leadership of Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan,” said Thurlow.  “I am honored to work with such a historic company as dick clark productions and contribute to some of the biggest live television events in the world.”

Thurlow most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales Strategy for TV Guide Network, a CBS/Lionsgate partnership, based in New York and Los Angeles.  Prior to serving as CFO and EVP, she held several positions within the company, including Senior Vice President, Sales Strategy and Planning.

Earlier in Thurlow’s career, she joined NBC Universal as Manager of Corporate Staff Finance in 1998 and worked her way up to Finance Director of Film and TV Distribution.  She began her career at the General Electric Corporation.

Thurlow earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Boston College and her Executive MBA from New York University.

Amy Thurlow

ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS 
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming.  dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”  Weekly television programming, includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; and “Rising Star” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp).  In 2014, dcp will debut the “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards (CBS) and “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” (NBC).  Dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming.  For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

MARK BRACCO NAMED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMMING AND DEVELOPMENT FOR DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS

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MARK BRACCO NAMED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMMING AND DEVELOPMENT FOR DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS

Veteran television executive Mark Bracco has been named Executive Vice President of Programming and Development for dick clark productions, it was announced today by Mike Mahan, President of dick clark productions.  In the newly created role, Bracco will oversee programming and development for the company that includes such perennial hits as the “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” and a variety of other projects at various stages of production.  He will be based in the company’s Santa Monica headquarters and will report directly to Mahan.“Mark has a phenomenal breadth of experience working with a variety of alternative and special programming, as well as extensive experience with dick clark properties,” said Mahan.  “As dick clark productions expands our television footprint, Mark will play a significant leadership role within the company.”

“It is an honor to work for such a historic company as dick clark productions, under the leadership of Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan who are responsible for some of the biggest television events in the world,” said Bracco.  “My first love is live television and dcp is the preeminent producer of live events on television. This is a dream come true.”

Most recently, Mr. Bracco served as Vice President, Alternative Series and Specials, ABC Entertainment where he oversaw specials and worked on various series for the network including the “Oscars,” “CMA Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Years’ Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, “Shark Tank,” “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,”Supernanny,” and “The Mole.”

Mr. Bracco began his career in 1993 at TV Guide magazine. In September 1996, he accepted a position as a segment producer on the launch team for the entertainment newsmagazine “Access Hollywood.” In December 2001, he moved over to ABC News’ “Good Morning America” as entertainment producer, where he was responsible for overseeing all entertainment-related segments and events on the morning program.

In August 2006, Mr. Bracco relocated from New York to Los Angeles with his wife, Jamie, and their three children, Kyle, Mary and Erin.  Mr. Bracco has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Hofstra University.

ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS 
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised events.  dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”  dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming.  In 2014, dcp will debut “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” on NBC and joint venture Keshet DCP will premiere the weekly television series “Rising Star” on ABC.   For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

The Center and QVolution Present Pride Youth Talent Show at Rain Nightclub Sept. 5 with Entertainment Industry Panel of Judges

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THE CENTER AND QVOLUTION PRESENT
PRIDE YOUTH TALENT SHOW AT RAIN NIGHTCLUB SEPTEMBER 5
WITH ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY PANEL OF JUDGES

Integrated workshops scheduled Aug. 29 – Sept. 4 to provide long-term skills in the business of entertainment

 

Amping up the annual event to an unprecedented level, The Center’s QVolution youth programs will host PYT (a Pride Youth Talent show) at Rain Nightclub on Sept. 5 from 7 – 9 p.m. hosted by Hot 97.5 personality Mia Amor and local LGBTQ socialite Johnny Espinosa.  Workshops are scheduled the week leading up to PYT, helping youth hone their creative skills and gain valuable insight from working professionals at no cost.

Featuring a diverse range of talent from singers, rappers and dancers to poets, animators and filmmakers, PYT will provide local youth with the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of a distinguished panel of judges and live audience.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three acts – $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place.  Youth who wish to register for the show can submit a form at www.thecenterlv.com/youthtalent now through Wednesday, Aug. 28.  Registration is free and open to local youth ages 13-24.

The judges, who will also run a number of the workshops, include Emmy award-nominated animator and filmmaker Professor Ashanti Miller (Sesame Street, Space Jam, D2Comics); multi-platinum producer and musical director Antwan “Amadeus” Thompson (Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Trey Songz, Chris Brown, 50 Cent); BET theme song writer and singer Tiffany Myñon (Keyshia Cole’s “Family First,” Talib Kweli, N.E.R.D.S.); MC and producer G.L.A.M. (Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Real World DC, Tap Tap Revolution); and multi-platinum MC and multi-media CEO Nailah “Nic Nac” Lemees (Ice Cube, Pete Rock, American Music Awards).

From Aug. 29 – Sept. 4, participating youth will have the unique chance to practice their performances with the aforementioned judges and other industry talent through a variety of workshops taking place at The Center.  These workshops have been designed to provide local youth with significant access to professionals in the entertainment industry and a better understanding of the business acumen it takes to succeed with their talents in the workforce.  While not all workshops are mandatory to participate in PYT, all youth are encouraged to take advantage of these no-cost opportunities.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

Animators and Filmmakers
Thursday, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m.
Professor Ashanti Miller will assist all entrants in this category.  Any animators and filmmakers wishing to participate in PYT must attend this workshop.

 

Singers
Monday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m.
Tiffany Myñon will be on hand to coach all singers for the talent show.  No a cappella singers will be allowed to perform.  Singers must come prepared with background music on a CD, flash drive or in an MP3 format.  However, this workshop is not mandatory to perform in PYT.

 

Songwriters
Monday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers award winner Felicia R. Jefferson (Pink, Vanessa Williams, LL Cool J) will help all songwriters hone their skills.  Songwriters must attend the workshop to be entered for prize consideration.

 

Dancers and Thespians
Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.
A representative from Poor Richard’s Players and dancer Angeleaque Raulston will be available to assist dancers and theatrical performers.  This is not a mandatory workshop.

 

Music Production and Technology
Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.
For those wishing to refine their music production and related music technology skills, they can participate in this workshop with Antwan Thompson.  All music producers must attend this workshop to be considered for prize consideration.

 

Rappers and Poets
Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.
Both Nailah Lemees and G.L.A.M. will train all rappers, poets and hip hop artists in preparation for PYT.  Youth are encouraged to attend this workshop, but it is not mandatory for prize consideration.

 

PYT will be a free, all-ages show open to the whole community.  For more information on PYT, the workshops or registration, please visit www.thecenterlv.com/youthtalent.

 

ABOUT THE GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY CENTER OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada is a community-based organization which supports and promotes activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, its allies, and low to moderate income residents in Southern Nevada.

 

“SPF Powered by Radio.com” presented by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and CBS RADIO on 8/17; Tix on sale 7/26

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“SPF POWERED BY RADIO.COM” PRESENTED BY
THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS AND CBS RADIO ON SATURDAY, AUG. 17

ROBIN THICKE, JASON DERULO AND SAMMY ADAMS HEADLINE SUMMER MUSIC SPECTACULAR LIVE FROM THE BOULEVARD POOL

Breakout pop artists Robin Thicke, Jason Derulo and Sammy Adams have been named as the main acts of the inaugural Summer Pool Fiesta (SPF) concert powered by Radio.com at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, Aug. 17.  With the Las Vegas Strip as the background, the luxury resort’s Boulevard Pool will play host to the star-studded event.  Fans can watch a live broadcast of SPF streaming on Radio.com and YouTube beginning at 8:00PM, PT.

CBS RADIO stations nationwide will award hundreds of listeners complimentary access to the show, with many receiving a trip to Las Vegas with superior travel and accommodations at The Cosmopolitan, and exclusive access on-site at SPF. Tickets for the concert go on sale Friday, July 26 at 10:00AM, PT and are available online at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.  General admission tickets are $35 (plus applicable taxes and services charges). A limited number of premium cabanas are also available by emailing NightlifeMarketing@cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or by calling 702.698.7778. SPF is an all-ages show.  Guests must be 21+ to reserve a cabana.

Born in Los Angeles, the award-winning multiplatinum superstar Robin Thicke taught himself to play piano at the age of 12 and by 16 was writing and producing songs for artists including Brandy, Color Me Badd, and Brian McKnight.  By the age of 21, he had written and produced songs on over 20 gold and platinum albums including those from Michael Jackson, Marc Anthony, Pink, Christina Aguilera, and others.

Thicke’s recently released single, “Blurred Lines,” features T.I. and Pharrell, is a bona fide worldwide smash, having reached No.1 in 80 countries to date. The track is the first single from Thicke’s sixth studio album, which is due to be released this summer and has already crossed a number of radio formats.  He has toured with Beyonce and Mary J Blige, and been honored with the VH1 Soul/Vibe award for “Best Breakthrough Artist,” as well as received nominations from BET, MTV, and the American Music Awards.

Two albums in from bursting on the scene in 2009, Jason Derulo has sold over 15 million tracks domestically with almost 10 billion in cumulative radio audience and nearly 700 million views on his YouTube channel due to a string of Top 10 singles: “Watcha Say,” “In My Head,” “Ridin’ Solo,” “Don’t Wanna Go Home” and “It Girl.”

The talented performer has sealed his reputation as a global chart-topping star. He was a five-time winner at the BMI Pop Awards, including being honoured as “Songwriter of the Year” in 2011.  Derulo has also received a string of nominations including nods from the Teen Choice Awards, the MTV Europe Music Awards, the MOBO Awards and others.

His third album, Tattoos, hits stores this fall.  The lead-single, “The Other Side,” is produced by Ammo (Katy Perry, Ke$ha) and Martin Johnson (Taylor Swift, Hot Chelle Rae, Hannah Montana, The Used), and became the No. 1 most added record on the Top 40 charts in 2013 with over 120 adds across the country in its first week: just 25 stations short of the all-time record set by former touring mate Lady Gaga.  The track is currently Top 5 at mainstream radio across the United States, and an international success, as well.

From Cambridge, Mass., 25-year-old rising artist Sammy Adams stormed the music scene with his major-label debut single “Blow Up,” a hypnotic head-nodding beat looking at what life is like for this young musician.  Adams began to write rhymes and create beats while in high school, but it was at Trinity College that he came up with the idea for his breakthrough single “I Hate College,” a cheeky remix of Asher’s Roth’s “I Love College.” After Adams’ friend posted it on his blog in August 2009, the track spread like wildfire among students across the Northeast and he began booking shows at colleges who were impressed with the new talent.

Adams built such a sizable following through touring that his independently released album Boston’s Boy shot to the top of the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap chart on its first day out in March 2010.  In September 2010, Adams released his first mixtape, Party Records, a seamless blend of dubstep, bass music, and electro-house with beats by Rusko, Deadmau5, Bassnectar, and other EMD giants. He went on to open for such artists as Kid Cudi, Drake, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, Ludacris, and J. Cole, and performed 180 headlining shows in the U.S. and Canada over the past year.

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas features artists at the forefront of the touring world and emerging artists that will inspire the next musical movements coupled with spectacularly-designed, technology-driven venues. The excitement of live-music and sports action spills onto the casino floor from Book & Stage, an upscale sports and entertainment lounge, while live DJs fill the rhythmic and vibrant hot-spot BOND with the best in house-music. Finally, The Chandelier, a dramatic inhabitable three-story architectural wonder, created by 2 million luminous crystals, houses three unique bar experiences: high-energy hot spot, sophisticated cocktail retreat and inviting lounge.