SHERYL CROW AND USHER TO PERFORM LIVE FROM THE ALLSTATE® FAN FEST IN NEW ORLEANS DURING “DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2020”

 

MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING ARTISTS SHERYL CROW AND USHER
TO PERFORM LIVE FROM
THE ALLSTATE® FAN FEST IN NEW ORLEANS DURING
“DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2020”

Billy Porter to Host the 4th Annual Central Time Zone Countdown

The New Year’s Celebration Begins Live at 8:00 p.m. EST
on ABC from New York City’s Times Square

 dick clark productions and ABC announced today that multi-platinum selling artists Sheryl Crow and Usher will perform on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020,” live from the Allstate® Fan Fest in New Orleans, where locals and tourists gather each year to celebrate the New Year in advance of the annual Allstate® Sugar Bowl®. As previously announced, Billy Porter will host the Central Time Zone celebration from New Orleans, providing viewers with exclusive performances and interviews leading up to the countdown, plus stunning fleur-de-lis drop at midnight to ring in the New Year. “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” will be broadcasted live on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. CST on ABC.

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” marks the 48th anniversary of America’s biggest celebration of the year and will include 5 ½ hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe. In addition to Billy Porter hosting live in New Orleans, Ryan Seacrest will continue his reign as host of the primetime festivities for his 15th year and lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City, joined by newly announced co-host, Lucy Hale. Ciara will once again ring in the New Year from the West Coast as the host of the Hollywood Party which will feature performances from herself, as well as Paula Abdul, Kelsea Ballerini, Blanco Brown, Dan + Shay, Green Day, Dua Lipa, Ava Max, Megan Thee Stallion, Anthony Ramos, Salt-N-Pepa and SHAED.

Additionally, country artist Jessie James Decker will reveal the first-ever First POWERBALL Millionaire of the YearSM during this year’s live broadcast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020.” Decker will provide live updates from the First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year party throughout ABC’s live telecast. The big reveal announcing the winner will air just after midnight (EST) on January 1, 2020.

“We in New Orleans pride ourselves on being both a welcoming city and a world-class destination, which makes us the perfect city to welcome the New Year – and a world-class TV production to showcase our festivities for the world to see,” said Mayor LaToya Cantrell. “We are beyond excited to welcome a Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning entertainer in Billy Porter as our new host. We want everyone to join us to watch the Fleur de Lis drop and help us usher in a New Year and a new decade.”

“The excitement of the new year ahead combined with the annual Allstate Sugar Bowl pageantry come together once again with awesome music and a fireworks extravaganza on the banks of the Mississippi River in New Orleans,” said Mark Romig, President/CEO of New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. “I wish to thank the thousands of hospitality workers and other key stakeholders, including Allstate Sugar Bowl, the City of New Orleans, New Orleans & Company, the Office of Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and Dick Clark Productions for helping make this a very special holiday season in our city.”

“We’re proud to again join Allstate and other community partners to bring the national spotlight to New Orleans on New Year’s Eve,” said Allstate Sugar Bowl CEO Jeff Hundley.  “With performances by Sheryl Crow and Usher, fans in town for the Allstate Sugar Bowl are going to be treated to a New Year’s experience second to none. It’s going to be fun to be a part of it all.”

“In Louisiana, we know how to celebrate like nowhere else. New Orleans is a world class destination and we are proud to welcome visitors from around the world as we ring in the New Year on live television for the third straight year during ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.’ This is a great way to highlight New Orleans and Louisiana at a time when people can begin to think of where they may like to travel in the new year. We couldn’t afford to pay for the amount of publicity this event brings to Louisiana,” said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser.

“On behalf of the New Orleans hospitality industry, we are eager to host the 4th annual Central Time Zone New Year’s Rockin Eve countdown in our city. Millions of visitors from around the world visit New Orleans annually, and New Year’s Eve has become an event that attracts tens of thousands each year. This event is a great opportunity for us to showcase the joyous, celebratory spirit of New Year’s Eve live from our beloved French Quarter to ABC viewers across the country, and we hope it will inspire them to have a fabulous 2020 as we welcome the world to New Orleans once again,” said Stephen Perry, president & CEO of New Orleans & Company.

YouTube is the presenting sponsor of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020.”

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” is produced by dick clark productions with Ryan Seacrest, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco serving as executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.

The complete lineup airing Tuesday, December 31 on ABC is:

8:00-10:00 p.m. EST – “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 – Part 1”
10:00-11:00 p.m. EST – “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 – Part 2”
11:30 p.m.-1:09 a.m. EST – “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 – Part 1”
1:09-2:13 a.m. EST – “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 – Part 2”

 

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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,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” 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 over 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. dcp is a division of Valence Media, a diversified and integrated media company with divisions and strategic investments in television, film, live entertainment, digital media and publishing. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in prime-time television; riveting dramas “The Good Doctor,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “A Million Little Things” and “Station 19”; the Emmy® Award-winning “Modern Family” and trailblazing comedy favorites “American Housewife,” “black-ish,” “Bless This Mess,” “The Conners,” “The Goldbergs,” and “Schooled”; the popular “Summer Fun & Games” programming block, including “Card Sharks,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Holey Moley” and “Press Your Luck”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; “The Bachelor” franchise; long-running hits “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; as well as the critically acclaimed hit special ”Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons.’” The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards” and the “American Music Awards.” ABC programming can also be viewed on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.

About YouTube
Launched in May 2005, YouTube’s mission is to give everyone a voice and show them the world. We believe that everyone deserves to have a voice, and that the world is a better place when we listen, share and build community through our stories. YouTube is a Google company.

 

ERIC CLAPTON’S CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL WATCH PARTY AT HARD ROCK CAFE ON STRIP

HARD ROCK CAFE® TO HOST HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED ERIC CLAPTON’S CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL WATCH PARTIES ON SEPTEMBER 20-21

JOE HAND PROMOTIONS TO DISTRIBUTE COMMERCIAL RIGHTS OF CROSSROADS FESTIVAL TO ESTABLISHMENTS LOOKING TO ATTRACT MUSIC FANS

Hard Rock Cafe® locations nationwide will show the highly-anticipated Crossroads Guitar Festival on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 through a partnership with Joe Hand Promotions in association with RRE, LLC.

Widely considered one of the world’s all-time greatest guitarists and known amongst his peers as a great collaborator, Eric Clapton will perform the fifth installment of his Crossroads Guitar Festival, on Friday, September 20, and Saturday, September 21 from the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, TX. Performances are available at 5 p.m. PDT on Friday September 20th and 4 p.m. PDT on Saturday, September 21st for a live simulcast at Hard Rock Cafe and other music venues, bars, restaurants and performing arts centers across North America through Joe Hand Promotions.  It will be shown free of charge to the public on the 3rd floor of the Hard Rock Cafe and on the Cafe’s new 20ft 4k digital screen.

The festival promises two nights of “performances and impromptu collaborations from the world’s most legendary guitar players” with a different line up each night that includes Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Jeff Beck, Joe Walsh, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Peter Frampton, Robert Cray, Vince Gill, and the Tedeschi Trucks Band, among others. Both nights are expected to be at least a four-hour performance.

All profits from the Festival will benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Eric Clapton for chemically dependent persons.

Live music venue owners and promoters, and bar owners and operators are encouraged to contact Joe Hand Promotions at 1-800-557-4263 or visit joehandpromotions.com to arrange for a showing of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival at their establishment. Participating locations will be included on Joe Hand Promotions’ Bar Finder search on the company’s website.

To find a Hard Rock Cafe or other participating bar or restaurant showing Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, visit www.joehandpromotions.com/venue-search.

“The highly-anticipated Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival brings together many of the world’s top musicians for two fantastic nights of live music,” said Joe Hand, Jr., President, Joe Hand Promotions. “Music fans from across North America can experience the sights and sounds of the Crossroads Festival with their friends and other music fans at their favorite dining establishment or live music venue. We’re excited to work with RRE in bringing the live simulcast to millions of music fans across the country.”

“Hard Rock Cafe is an iconic, internationally recognized dining and entertainment brand, known for its deep connection to music,” added Hand. “With Hard Rock Cafe, the highest-profile group within this segment, we expect other bars and restaurants to want to jam with Clapton and his guests and show Crossroads at their establishment.”

The Crossroads Guitar Festival features two different nights of live music with Clapton performing on both nights with special guests on different nights. The line-up of confirmed guests includes:

John Mayer, Alan Darby, Albert Lee, Andy Fairweather Low, Billy Gibbons, Bonnie Raitt, Bradley Walker, Buddy Guy Band, Daniel Santiago, Doyle Bramhall II, Gary Clark Jr., Gustavo Santaolalla, James Bay, Jeff Beck, Jerry Douglas, Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Walsh, Jonny Lang, Keb Mo, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Los Lobos, Pedro Martins, Peter Frampton, Robert Cray, Robert Randolph, Sheryl Crow, Sonny Landreth, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Tom Misch, and Vince Gill.

Joe Hand Promotions, the leading provider of live content to bars, restaurants, and dining establishments, in partnership with RRE, is making Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival available at Hard Rock Cafe, and other bars, restaurants and live music venues. Joe Hand Promotions has been bringing fan communities together to watch sporting events since 1971. Joe Hand Promotions has presented more than 25,000 events to establishments while boosting their food and beverage sales, expanding their customer base, and increasing their late-night revenues. Joe Hand Promotions provided live music venues with the Grateful Dead’s three-show Fare Thee Well from Chicago in 2015.

About Hard Rock®:

With venues in 74 countries spanning 248 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops® and Cafes – Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s most valuable collection of music memorabilia at more than 83,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. In 2019, Hard Rock International was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s America’s Best Large Employers, Forbes Magazine’s Top Employers for Women and No. 1 in J.D. Power’s 2019 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains. Hard Rock destinations are located in the world’s greatest international gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and home to the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, where its headquarters are located. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.

Willie Nelson & Family added to the lineup at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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 Willie Nelson & Family has been added to the entertainment lineup at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. PST and are available online at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000.

 

An Evening With Willie Nelson & Family
Friday, Jan. 8
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: GA prices starting at $20; Reserved prices starting at $45

 

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of “Crazy,” “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust.” Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. Released May of 2012, Heroes, his first album for Legacy Recordings, showcased new songs and deep country classics. The album spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Americana Radio Chart. Later that year he launched his book, “Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die,” which landed in the Top 10 on The New York Times’ best-seller list. A road journal written in his inimitable, homespun voice, the book is a deeply personal look into the heart and soul of a unique man and one of the greatest artists of our time. In 2013, Nelson’s albums included April’s Let’s Face The Music And Dance,  an album of deep pop country repertoire classics performed with transformative patented ease by Nelson and Family, his long-time touring and recording ensemble; and October’s To All The Girls…, which features 18 duets with music’s top female singers including Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn, Wynonna Judd, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones and Shelby Lynne.

VÉRONIC Voices Returns to the Jubilee Theater at Bally’s Las Vegas

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VÉRONIC Voices Returns to the Jubilee Theater at Bally’s Las Vegas

Tickets for next run of shows (May 14 – June 13) go on sale
Friday, April 24 at 10 a.m. PT

 

Singing sensation Véronic DiCaire will make her highly anticipated return to Bally’s Las Vegas for performances from May 14 – June 13, 2015. The vocal impressionist, who just completed a tour in Europe, will take the stage in VÉRONIC Voices for 14 performances that go on sale Friday, April 24 at 10 a.m. PT.

“The ‘Voicettes’ and I have been traveling all over Europe and we’re so excited to be coming back to Las Vegas,” said Véronic. “Las Vegas audiences have been so supportive and I can’t wait to be back on stage there.”

Since its debut in June of 2013, VÉRONIC Voices has been met with critical acclaim, being named one of “Las Vegas’ Don’t Miss Shows” by USA Today and others. Co-produced by Celine Dion, the show honors the world’s biggest singers, past and present, who have made their mark on music history. Known for her extraordinary ability to transform her voice into those of the world’s biggest superstars, Véronic recreates the voices of Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Cher, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Billie Holiday, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Pink, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Katy Perry, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood and many, many more.

 

Véronic performs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. at Bally’s Las Vegas. New show dates available for sale starting Friday, April 24 include May 14-16, May 21-23, May 28 and 29, June 4-6, and June 11-13.

 

Tickets for VÉRONIC Voices range in price from $45 to $95 (additional service fees apply). Tickets are available in person at any Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas box office, by calling (855) 234-7469 or (702) 777-7776, or online atwww.ballyslasvegas.com or www.ticketmaster.com keyword “Veronic.” For up-to-date show information, visit www.veronicvoices.com.

 

Bally’s Las Vegas
Bally’s Las Vegas is located on the center of the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip, across from Caesars Palace and next to Paris Las Vegas. The 44-acre resort features two 26-story hotel towers including the all-new Jubilee Tower and offers more than 2,800 guestrooms, including 244 suites. The resort features highly acclaimed restaurants including BLT Steak and Sea Thai, as well as the famous Sterling Brunch, a relaxing pool oasis, a lavish spa and casino space featuring a Party Pit, poker room, 1,100 slot machines and a first-class Race & Sports Book known for its stadium-style seating and abundance of high-definition television screens. An entertainment legend in itself, Bally’s Las Vegas is home to Jubilee, the longest-running show on the famous Las Vegas Strip and the last remaining showgirl production of its kind, as well as VÉRONIC Voices starring female tribute artist Véronic DiCaire. For more information, please visit www.ballyslasvegas.com. Find Bally’s on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

 

AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival and special event divisions, seventeen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Cher, Ed Sheeran, Enrique Iglesias, George Strait, Hunter Hayes, J Cole, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Pitbull, Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company operates The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and produces residency shows there including Celine Dion, Jerry Seinfeld, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey (opening May 6), and Reba, Brooks & Dunn (opening June 17) and  is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

DAVID NAIL, GEORGE STRAIT, TAYLOR SWIFT & CARRIE UNDERWOOD ADDED AS PRESENTERS

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DAVID NAIL, GEORGE STRAIT, TAYLOR SWIFT & CARRIE UNDERWOOD
ADDED AS PRESENTERS FOR THE
49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that David Nail, George Strait, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood have been added as presenters on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, will be broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

These artists join previously announced presenters including Thea Andrews, Garth Brooks, Guy Fieri, LL COOL J, Jewel, Olivia Munn, Nancy O’Dell, Chris O’Donnell, Darius Rucker, Clay Walker, Trisha Yearwood and Florida Georgia Line. Performers during the star studded event include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley with Sheryl Crow, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Shakira, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum with legendary musician Stevie Nicks and Rascal Flatts.

For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com , www.ACMAwards.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 49th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

DIERKS BENTLEY WITH SHERYL CROW, LEE BRICE, TIM McGRAW, BRAD PAISLEY, DARIUS RUCKER, & RASCAL FLATTS ALL TO PERFORM

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DIERKS BENTLEY WITH SHERYL CROW, LEE BRICE, TIM McGRAW,
BRAD PAISLEY, DARIUS RUCKER, & RASCAL FLATTS ALL TO PERFORM ON
THE 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

PRESENTERS INCLUDING THEA ANDREWS, GUY FIERI, LL COOL J,
JEWEL, OLIVIA MUNN, NANCY O’DELL, CHRIS O’DONNELL,
CLAY WALKER & TRISHA YEARWOOD
ADDED TO STAR STUDDED EVENT

BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that Dierks Bentley with Sheryl Crow, Lee Brice, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Rascal Flatts will all perform on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. It was also announced that presenters including Thea Andrews, Guy Fieri, LL COOL J, Jewel, Olivia Munn, Nancy O’Dell, Chris O’Donnell, Clay Walker and Trisha Yearwood will appear on the ceremony which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton and broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

All of these artists join previously announced performers including Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Shakira, George Strait, Keith Urban, The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, and Lady Antebellum with legendary musician Stevie Nicks as well as previously announced presenters including Garth Brooks and Florida Georgia Line.

Dierks Bentley and Sheryl Crow will perform, “I Hold On,” Lee Brice will perform his hit single, “I Drive Your Truck,” Brad Paisley will make the national television debut of his new single “River Bank” from his forthcoming album with a special performance at MGM Grand’s Talent Pool, Darius Rucker will perform “Wagon Wheel,” and Rascal Flatts will be performing “Rewind” at the 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam via live remote at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, www.ACMAwards.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 49th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

 

Photos: ACM Party for a Cause Festival / 4.6.13

Yesterday, the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, hosted by Kix Brooks, was a full day of show-stopping performances and a dedication to the military in the East Parking Lot of the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.  The outdoor music festival, which was part of THE ACM EXPERIENCE, was headlined by Dierks Bentley, with performances by Lee Brice, Kix Brooks, Hunter Hayes, Dustin Lynch, Eli Young Band and Love and Theft, and included surprise guests Sheryl Crow and Tim McGraw

Lee Brice, who is getting married in 2 weeks and “cannot wait for that honeymoon,” performed “Ring in My Pocket,” and ended his set fittingly on “Parking Lot Party.”  Hunter Hayes sang a country music-inflected version of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” and Eli Young Band thrilled fans by tossing out guitar picks, sweaty towels and drums sticks after their set. Angie Johnson, who was a contestant on Season Two of “The Voice,” and is also a military veteran, belted out the National Anthem with the honor guard in the background.

Kix then introduced Willie, Jep, Korie and Jessica Robertson from A&E’s “Ducky Dynasty” to greet fans before bringing out Academy of Country Music CEO Bob Romeo, along with the ACM Lifting Lives® team, to present a $10,000 check to Nellis Air Force Base Force Support Squadron, $25,000 to Wounded Warrior Project® and $25,000 to Folds of Honor.

Dierks Bentley was all about the fans during his headlining performance. Not only did he bring an overjoyed fan up on stage to “play guitar,” but he proceeded to hop off the stage and greet fans and also hand out a signed guitar to a very lucky girl at the end of the concert.  The surprises and fun continued when Sheryl Crow came out to perform a song with him, as well as her hit song “If It Makes You Happy.”  While Dierks started singing “Home,” Tim McGraw appeared to introduce the crowd to Army Sgt. Mathew Pickar and his wife, who received a brand new home through Operation Homefront. He then proceeded to shock them by awarding an additional $10,000 to get them started in their new home.

48th Annual ACM Awards Announces Show Opening Performance

BLAKE SHELTON TO PERFORM WITH LUKE BRYAN, SHERYL CROW,
BRAD PAISLEY ON GUITAR, AND PISTOL ANNIES, FEATURING MIRANDA LAMBERT,
ASHLEY MONROE AND ANGALEENA PRESLEY
DURING OPENING OF THE 48TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that Awards co-host Blake Shelton will open the telecast with a can’t miss exciting performance featuring co-host Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley on guitar,  Sheryl Crow, and Pistol Annies, including Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley. This marks the world premiere performance of “Boys ‘Round Here,” Shelton’s second single off his latest album, Based On A True Story… The ceremony honors country music’s top talent, as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

They join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Jewel, Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, George Strait, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and The Band Perry at the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Brad Paisley will headline the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam, along with special guests Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, and New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s nominees Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer and Florida Georgia Line. 

 

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About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 48th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. 

Presenters Announced for the 48th Annual ACM Awards – April 7

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BETH BEHRS, MICHAEL CHIKLIS, SHERYL CROW, KALEY CUOCO, JOHN FOGERTY, KEVIN FRAZIER, COLIN KAEPERNICK, MIRANDA LAMBERT, SCOTTY McCREERY, KACEY MUSGRAVES, NANCY O’DELL, JAKE OWEN, REBA, WILLIE & KORIE ROBERTSON AND KEITH URBAN TO PRESENT AT THE 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs, Vegas star Michael Chiklis, Grammy award-winner Sheryl Crow, The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco, music star John Fogerty, omg! INSIDER co-anchor Kevin Frazier, San Francisco 49ers NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, country music artists Miranda Lambert, Scotty McCreery and Kacey Musgraves, Entertainment Tonight co-anchor Nancy O’Dell, country music artists Jake Owen, Reba and Keith Urban, and A&E’s Duck Dynasty stars Willie & Korie Robertson are scheduled to present as part of the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, honors country music’s top talent, as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists. It is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

They join previously announced presenters Tori Kelly and LL Cool J.  In addition, Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Jewel, Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and The Band Perry have been announced as performers at the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Brad Paisley will headline the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam, along with special guests Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, and New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s nominees Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer and Florida Georgia Line. 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 48th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

Love Jones at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hosts Femme Metale Trunk Show, February 8 – 10

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LOVE JONES AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO HOSTS FEMME METALE TRUNK SHOW, FEBRUARY 8 – 10

Love Jones, the seductive rock ‘n’ roll boutique inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, welcomes Femme Metale for an exclusive trunk show from 3 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8– Sunday, Feb. 10. Femme Metale is renowned for presenting unique, hand-crafted jewelry made with precious metal and showcasing just the right amount of rock. The unique designs have been seen on celebrities such as Christina Aguilera, Kate Moss, Sheryl Crow, Angelina Jolie and more. For more information, visit www.femmemetale.com.

Love Jones is a high-end women’s boutique offering top-of-the-line fashion, swim and lingerie from designers including Lauren Moshi, 7 For All Man Kind, Beach Bunny, Elle Macpherson, Blush and Eberjey as well as erotic art by world-renowned photographer Helmut Newton.  Love Jones is open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Monday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.  For more information, visit www.hardrockhotel.com/retail or call 702.693.5000.

 

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, a division of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) 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 and Guns N’ Roses 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 all-suite HRH 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 & Afterhours; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint  and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, ‘round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú Asian restaurant; a state-of-the-art 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 www.hardrockhotel.com.

BASE Entertainment Announces DINER, A New Musical, To Open On Broadway Fall 2012

DINER

A NEW MUSICAL

OPENS FOR BUSINESS ON BROADWAY FALL 2012

BOOK BY
BARRY LEVINSON

MUSIC & LYRICS BY
SHERYL CROW

PRODUCED WITH PERMISSION OF
WARNER BROS. THEATRE VENTURES, INC. AND BASED UPON
THE MOTION PICTURE PRODUCED BY JERRY WEINTRAUB AND WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY BARRY LEVINSON

DIRECTED & CHOREOGRAPHED BY
KATHLEEN MARSHALL

 

BASE Entertainment (Co-CEO’s Scott Zeiger and Brian Becker) is proud to announce that DINER, a new musical inspired by the critically acclaimed 1982 film, will come to Broadway in the fall of 2012. With a book by Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Barry Levinson and music & lyrics by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, DINER will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen MarshallDINER marks the Broadway debut of both Barry Levinson and Sheryl Crow.  Prior to its Broadway bow, DINER will play a limited out of town engagement in a city TBD in the summer of 2012.  Design team and casting will be announced at a later date. 

Diner was a pivotal moment in my career, and since then I have continued to live with the characters, realizing there is much more to their story,” said Barry Levinson. “I’m excited to be embarking on this stage version, which affords me the opportunity as a storyteller to expand on my original vision and let the characters express their innermost feeling and thoughts through song.”

“I was already a huge fan of Diner when Barry first approached me about writing a score for a theatrical re-telling of his film.  I knew exactly who these men and women were and I feverishly began writing,” said Sheryl Crow, “Writing the score for DINER has been the most challenging and fulfilling experience of my career.  I have always been a devotee and student of musical theatre, and I am very excited to be making this journey with Barry and Kathleen.”

“I am absolutely thrilled to be working on Diner with one of my favorite filmmakers and one of my favorite recording artists.” Said Kathleen Marshall, “Barry Levinson is a legendary writer, director and producer, and in his book for the musical of DINER, he has enriched and deepened those characters we know and love so well from his celebrated screenplay.  Sheryl Crow is a brilliant singer, songwriter and performer, and her score for DINER is original, theatrical and completely thrilling.  I can’t wait to bring the work of these two great artists to Broadway!”

“When I first read Barry’s theatrical script for DINER, I was amazed at how he captured the poignancy of these characters’ journey from young adulthood to true responsibilities with consequences, in a way that is perfect for the theatre and timeless in every way.  With the addition of Sheryl’s dynamic score and her intuitive knowledge of Barry’s characters, I knew the project was off to a great start,” said producer Scott Zeiger.  “By putting DINER in the hands of Kathleen Marshall, we truly have assembled an amazing team.”

It’s Christmas 1959 in Baltimore and six high school buddies, now in their twenties, reunite as the second member of the group is about to tie the knot.  Trying to deal with their new responsibilities, the group has awkwardly stumbled into adulthood and the only place they can make sense of their new lives is at their old hangout, The Fells Point Diner.

Released in 1982, DINER was Barry Levinson‘s screen directing debut, and he received an Academy Award nomination for his original screenplay.  The bittersweet comedy starred Kevin Bacon, Ellen Barkin, Tim Daly, Steve Guttenberg, Paul Reiser, Mickey Rourke and Daniel Stern.

BIOS

BARRY LEVINSON (Book) is an Academy Award-winning director, screenwriter, producer and actor who has crafted an enviable reputation in the film industry as a filmmaker who blends literate and intelligent visions into films.  Levinson was awarded the 1988 Best Director Oscar for the multiple Academy Award winning Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise.  In 1987, Levinson directed Robin Williams in the comedy Good Morning Vietnam, which went on to become one of the year’s most acclaimed and popular movies. 1991 saw the release of Bugsy, which was directed and produced by Levinson, and was nominated for ten Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director.  Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Levinson has used his hometown as the setting for four widely praised features that include his directorial debut Diner, as well as Tin Men, Avalon and Liberty Heights.  His career began as a writer on television for shows including “The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine,” “The Tim Conway Show,” and “The Carol Burnett Show” for which he won two Emmy Awards.  As a screenwriter, Levinson has received three Academy Award nominations, for …And Justice for All, Diner, and Avalon. Levinson’s additional directorial credits include The Natural, Young Sherlock Holmes, Toys, Jimmy Hollywood, Disclosure, Sleepers, Sphere, Wag the Dog, An Everlasting Piece, Bandits and You don’t know Jack.  Barry later returned to Baltimore to film the television series “Homicide: Life on the Street.” His work on this critically acclaimed drama earned him an Emmy for Best Individual Director of a Drama Series.  Levinson produces films through his production company Baltimore Pictures, Inc. Such critically acclaimed releases include Quiz Show, Donnie Brasco, Analyze This, and The Second Civil War (HBO).  In 2003, he published his first novel, “Sixty-Six.”

 

SHERYL CROW (Music & Lyrics) has garnered nine Grammys, performed duets with musical luminaries such as Sting and Mick Jagger, released seven studio albums which sold more than 35 million records worldwide, is a cancer survivor, and saw the launch of her very own clothing line Bootheel Trading Co.  Crow’s career began as a jingle and back-up singer, and she burst on to the music scene in 1993 with her debut album, the seven times platinum Tuesday Night Music Club, which earned three Grammys (Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance).  The album featured “All I Wanna Do,” “Strong Enough,” “Can’t Cry Anymore,” and “Leaving Las Vegas.”  1996’s triple platinum Sheryl Crow earned Grammys for Best Rock Album and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, and 1998’s platinum The Globe Sessions also garnered the Best Rock Album Grammy. In 2002 Crow again nabbed the Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Grammy for “Steve McQueen” from her platinum album C’mon C’mon.  2003 saw the release of Crow’s greatest hits compilation, the four times platinum The Very Best of Sheryl Crow, followed by 2005’s platinum Wildflower. 2008 saw the release of Detours, and in 2010 she released her seventh studio album, 100 Miles From Memphis.  Crow is a passionate supporter of a variety of environmental and health-related charities, including The NRDC, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and The World Food Program. This year saw the opening of the Sheryl Crow Imaging Center in the Pink Lotus Breast Center in Los Angeles.
KATHLEEN MARSHALL (Director & Choreographer) just won her third Tony Award for choreographing the Roundabout Theatre’s Anything Goes, which she also directed.  Other Broadway credits include The Pajama Game for which she won her second choreography Tony Award, Wonderful Town for which she won her first Tony Award, Grease, Boeing-Boeing, Little Shop of Horrors, Follies, Seussical, Kiss Me, Kate, 1776 and Swinging on a Star. Her Off-Broadway credits include Two Gentlemen of Verona (New York Shakespeare Festival), Saturday Night (Second Stage), Violet (Playwrights Horizons), and As Thousands Cheer (Drama Dept).  For City Center Encores! she directed and choreographed Bells Are Ringing, Applause, Carnival, Hair and Babes in Arms, among others, and she served as Artistic Director for four seasons.  Her television credits include ABC/Disney’s “Once Upon a Mattress” and Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” (Emmy nomination). She has received three Tony Awards, three Drama Desk Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Astaire Award, the George Abbott Award, the Richard Rodgers Award and the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for the Arts. Ms. Marshall is the Vice President of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and is an Associate Artist of the Roundabout Theatre Company.

 

BASE ENTERTAINMENT (Producer) develops, produces and manages intellectual properties generated for live entertainment stages across the globe. BASE’s current production activity includes: Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular at the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, Jersey Boys at the Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino, Peepshow starring Holly Madison at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Absinthe at Caesars Palace, and Defending the Caveman at Harrah’s, all in Las Vegas, as well as The Lion King at the new Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Previous production activity includes Wayne Brady: Making It Up and Stomp Out Loud in Las Vegas, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me on Broadway, and Cirque du Soleil’s holiday show Wintuk, New York City. In addition, BASE operates the Showroom and The Theatre for the Performing Arts at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, and programs both the Grand Theater and Sands Theater at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. BASE Entertainment’s founders include industry veterans Brian Becker & Scott Zeiger.

SHERYL CROW

 

Co-CEO’s Brian Becker and Scott Zeiger

Mat Kearney’s New Single “Hey Mama” – Out Now!

Mat Kearney’s New Single “Hey Mama” is Out Now;
First Single from New Album – Young Love – due out August 2011 on Universal Republic

Mat Kearney’s new single “Hey Mama” is out now and is the first single from his new album – Young Love – due out August 2011 on Universal Republic. “Hey Mama” is a catchy, clap-inducing tune perfect for summertime drives, so it’s no surprise that it’s already taking off on commercial radio.

The Nashville by way of Portland musician recorded Young Love in Nashville with his longtime friend and producer Robert Marvin as well as Jason Lehning. The new album is Mat’s fourth full-length studio release and the follow up to 2009’s City of Black & White.

Audiences are probably already familiar with Mat’s infectious tunes as he’s had several hit songs from past releases including “Nothing Left To Lose,” “Undeniable,” “Closer To Love,” and “All I Have.” And he seems to be a favorite among music supervisors who have featured his songs in Grey’s Anatomy, Vampire Diaries, NCIS, Friday Night Lights, 30 Rock, and Gossip Girl among many others. In addition, he’s toured with several notable artists including John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Keane and Train.

To get fans ready for the new album, Mat will be hitting the road on June 13th with Owl City for a complete US tour (visit http://www.matkearney.com/ for all confirmed dates). And check out the first single from his new album now. “Hey Mama” is available through all digital partners and his new album Young Love is due out in August on Universal Republic.