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January 26, 2015
27th annual Huntsville Classic to Feature Jay Leno
Huntsville Hospital Foundation presents the 27th annual Huntsville Classic featuring Jay Leno. The acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist will perform in the round on Thursday, May 7, at the VBC Propst Arena in Huntsville.
Leno dominated late night television ratings during two decades of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” His newest entertainment arena, “Jay Leno’s Garage,” has gained an international following. He has also performed for military troops in Afghanistan, Aviano, Italy and Bosnia.
Leno is the recipient of numerous honors including Emmy Awards, the People’s Choice Award, the Harris Poll selection as most popular star on television, induction into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Broadcasting Hall of Fame and a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
Jay Leno has been touted as one of the nicest people in show business and the hardest-working – a winning tandem for the man who says, “Anyone can have a life - careers are hard to come by!”
Leno is the headliner for the Classic Dinner, which also features a cocktail hour, a seated dinner on the Arena floor and a live auction. Tickets for the dinner and Leno performance are $150 per person and may be purchased by calling the Foundation office at (256) 265-8077.
Tickets for the Jay Leno performance only will be available Friday, January 30, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com and at the VBC Box Office. Show-only tickets are $40 for lower level seats and $30 for upper level seats. Leno’s performance will start at 8:30 p.m.
Proceeds from the 2015 Classic will provide critically needed communications devices for Huntsville Hospital’s nurses. The enhanced technology will not only improve communications among caregivers, it will also decrease medication errors, and enhance patient care and safety – our ultimate goal.
What is the Huntsville Classic?
Sponsored by Huntsville Hospital Foundation, the Huntsville Classic, a 2-day event featuring a dinner, performance and golf tournament, has become one of the most anticipated fundraising events in Madison County. Since 1989, the event has raised nearly $5.2 million and contributed significantly to the growth of Huntsville and Madison Hospitals.
What is Huntsville Hospital Foundation?
Huntsville Hospital Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in 1978 as the fundraising arm of Huntsville Hospital. The Foundation supports Huntsville and Madison hospitals and works to strengthen relationships between the hospitals and their communities. As a partner in the hospitals’ continuing growth, the Foundation accepts gifts – both individual and corporate – on the hospitals’ behalf and works to fund both present and future equipment and program needs.
For more information, please call the Foundation at (256) 265-8077 or visit our website at www.huntsvillehospitalfoundation.org.
ELTON JOHN & HIS BAND TOUR 2015
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4
VON BRAUN CENTER ARENA – HUNTSVILLE, AL
HUNTSVILLE, AL – Elton John and his band return to Huntsville on Wednesday, March 4 as part of the “All The Hits” tour. The tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his highly acclaimed remastered album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Elton John’s band includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums, and Kim Bullard on keyboards.
“We are honored to announce the return of Elton John and His Band to Huntsville, Alabama's Von Braun Center,” said Executive Director Steve Maples. “Elton John is by far one of the greatest musicians to grace our stage and this will no doubt be a magical hit-filled night to remember.”
Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, January 23rd at 10 a.m. Visit Ticketmaster.com for moreinformation.
Undeniably one of the most acclaimed and adored artists of all time, Elton's spectacular stage shows are sought after by audiences worldwide. Since his career began in 1969 he has played more than 3,500 concerts in over 80 countries.
Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 37 gold and 27 multi-platinum albums as well as 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. Elton holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, Candle in the Wind 1997, which sold 33 million copies, as well as for most appearances on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart with his 2013 single "Home Again" marking his 69th entry. He has also written the music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, and The Lion King, which was recently named the highestgrossing stage show or film release in the world.
Among the many awards and honors bestowed upon him are five Grammys, a Grammy Legend award, a Tony and an Oscar, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live Award, 12 Ivor Novello Awards and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services."
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 23RD AT 10 AM
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THE SING-OFF ANNOUNCES 2015 LIVE TOUR
THE SING-OFF LIVE! TOUR COMES TO THE VON BRAUN CENTER IN HUNTSVILLE, AL ON MARCH 17, 2015 AND WILL HIT 55 CITIES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES
FAN FAVORITES FROM THE HIT NBC A CAPPELLA MUSIC COMPETITION COME TOGETHER TO BRING FANS THE ULTIMATE EVENING OF A CAPPELLA
TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 12TH AT 10AM
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 8, 2014) – The Sing-Off, NBC’s No. 1 rated a cappella music competition, returns to the road this February for its second national The Sing-Off Live! Tour. The tour comes to the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL on March 17th. General tickets are on sale Friday, December 12th at 10am and are available at the Von Braun Center Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticketmaster outlets.
The Sing-Off Live Tour! will feature The Sing-Off fan favorite groups VoicePlay (season 4) and Street Corner Symphony (season 2) plus one more group from this year’s 2-hour The Sing-Off television special which airs Wednesday, December 17th at 9PM ET/PT on NBC. On tour the groups will perform their a cappella versions of this year’s chart topping hits as well as favorite arrangements from the TV show.
The tour will offer the ultimate a cappella experience, giving fans of the show a unique opportunity to see their favorite groups perform live, and fans of a cappella music an incredible evening of some of the country’s top talent. In addition to headlining talent, each concert will feature local a cappella groups to open the show, allowing fans of the genre the chance to discover top local talent as well.
The 2015 tour will feature musical direction by Deke Sharon, known among the a cappella community as “The Godfather of Contemporary A Capella.” In addition to working as arranger, consultant, and producer on The Sing-Off, Sharon served as musical director and arranger for the hit film Pitch Perfect and the upcoming Pitch Perfect 2. The tour will include individual sets from each act, brand new group numbers, ultimate sing-off’s and a few surprises.
"A cappella is at its very best when experienced in person, which is why I'm thrilled to be working with The Sing-Off Live! Tour once again, bringing some of the world's greatest groups to theaters around the country,” said musical director Deke Sharon. “People will not believe their ears when they hear our Sing-Off stars, and we love introducing audiences to their own fantastic local groups."
Tune in for the 2 hour special airing on December 17th at 9PM ET/PT on NBC.
VIP Nation is proud to provide exclusive access to incredible VIP ticket package experiences for the tour. Fans should visit www.singofftour.com for more information and to purchase tickets and VIP packages.
The Sing-Off Live! Tour is produced by Faculty Productions.
The Sing-Off is the No.1 rated a cappella music competition series hosted by multi-platinum recording artist Nick Lachey, airing on NBC. This season a two-hour holiday special of the hit musical competition series showcases six new groups who compete for a first-place prize of $50,000. Returning judges Jewel and Shawn Stockman will be joined by Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump, while Nick Lachey once again hosts. The program showcases the country's top a cappella groups performing popular songs in all new ways. The Sing-Off has no lip-synching, backup bands or safety net. The Sing-Off airs Wednesday, Dec. 17 (9-11 p.m. ET) on NBC.
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An Evening With CHICAGO
at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville - Sunday, April 26, 2015
Tickets Go On Sale Friday, Dec. 5th at 10am
HUNTSVILLE, AL---Multi-Platinum, Grammy-Winning Band CHICAGO will perform at Von Braun Center, Sunday, April 26th at 8pm. Tickets start at $35 (plus applicable fees) and will be available Friday, Dec. 5th at 10am at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. For more information, visit www.vonbraucentercenter.com.
CHICAGO will perform their unforgettable collection of music and most popular hits, such as "Make Me Smile," "Saturday In The Park, "25 Or 6 To 4", "You're The Inspiration", "Beginnings" "Hard to Say I'm Sorry," "Feelin' Stronger Every Day", "If You Leave Me Now", "Colour My World", "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is" and songs from their new Album "NOW" Chicago XXXVI!
Hailed as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era" by former President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #13, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine's list of Top 100 artists of all time. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six decades.
Chicago's album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2014, and that year, the band performed on the Grammy stage for the first time, playing four songs with Grammy nominee Robin Thicke.
In 2014, a record of new studio tracks, “NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI, was released on July 8, 2014 on Frontiers Records. It includes eleven brand new songs, recorded on the road. Chicago has built a new recording system that is flexible, portable, powerful and musical. This new “recording rig” travels with the band. They have even created an online collaboration portal that allows even more performances to be worked on around the clock from remote locations. The CD package is a six-panel digipack with a beautiful 16-page full color lyric booklet.
Also in 2014, Chicago performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the first time ever, and also played with numerous Symphony Orchestras across the country.
Lifetime achievements include a Grammy Award, multiple American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Chicago street dedicated in their honor, and keys to and proclamations from an impressive list of US cities. Record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 36 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.
Chicago have toured every year since the beginning - they’ve never missed a year.
The line-up includes original band members Robert Lamm on keyboards, vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet, James Pankow on trombone and Walt Parazaider on woodwinds, as well as Jason Scheff on bass, vocals, Tris Imboden on drums, Keith Howland on guitar, Lou Pardini on keyboards, vocals and Walfredo Reyes, Jr. on percussion.
For the past four years, Chicago have raised over a quarter of a million dollars to fight breast cancer for the American Cancer Society by having a winning bidder come on stage and sing “If You Leave Me Now” in concert. The band has been doing it in honor of their friend, Paqui Kelly, the wife of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly, who is a breast cancer survivor.
Chicago generously support other charitable causes, donating a portion of ticket sales to the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, which seeks a cure for a fatal children’s disease, Niemann-Pick Type C, and Hannah & Friends, an organization that serves children and adults with special needs. Hannah & Friends is the personal mission of Maura Weis and her husband, Charlie Weis, the current coach at the University of Kansas.
From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic Vocalists, and a few dozen of ever-Classic Songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. The band is now in their 47th consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date!
Chicago continue to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city's name with pride and dignity around the world.
Some of Chicago’s hits:
Make Me Smile Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
25 or 6 to 4 Saturday In The Park
Beginnings Questions 67 and 68
Just You 'N' Me Feelin' Stronger Every Day
If You Leave Me Now Old Days
Baby, What A Big Surprise Hard Habit To Break
You're The Inspiration Colour My World
I'm A Man Free
Call On Me Dialogue (Part I and II)
Look Away Wake Up Sunshine
Happy Man (I've Been) Searchin' So Long
Hard To Say I'm Sorry Another Rainy Day In New York City
Don't miss CHICAGO Live at the Von Braun Center, Sunday, April 26th at 8pm! Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 5 at 10am at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.
Celtic Woman Announces Tour for 2015 -- 10th Anniversary Celebration
Emmy Nominated Irish Ensemble Brings Breathtaking New Show to 80 cities on North American Concert Tour
International music sensation Celtic Woman returns to North America in 2015 with a concert tour celebrating the group’s 10th anniversary together. Celtic Woman returns to the Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall Sunday, April 12, 2015, for two performances, at 3pm & 7pm. Tickets will go on sale Sept. 17th and will be available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticketmaster outlets.
It was a decade ago that Celtic Woman first traveled from Ireland to America to introduce millions of new fans to the group’s fresh fusion of Irish musical tradition, contemporary songcraft and state-of-the-art stage production. Since then, Celtic Woman's uplifting music has touched the hearts of a devoted audience that’s embraced the group’s massively popular public television specials and made the group’s CDs and DVDs into multi-platinum best-sellers.
The 10th Anniversary Celebration showcases four gifted Irish women – three world-class vocalists and a brilliant Celtic violinist – whose talent and charisma bring centuries of musical and cultural tradition to vibrant life. The 15 member ensemble includes a full band, bagpipers, Irish dancers and the Aontas Choir, all under the direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes. These anniversary performances will honor Celtic Woman’s musical history while looking to the future, with elaborate new set designs, glamorous new dresses and breathtaking choreography. The shows will feature a selection of fan favorites, encompassing Irish classics, gospel standards, classical favorites and contemporary material alongside memorable original compositions, bridging the past and present with the distinctive grace and style for which Celtic Woman has become known.
In addition to its success in America, Celtic Woman has achieved platinum-level sales in eight other countries. The group has sold more than eight million copies of its nine CDs and eight DVDs, making it the only all-female act to achieve multi-platinum success in the classical crossover and world music genres during the past decade. In the U.S., each of Celtic Woman’s nine CDs - the most recent being 2013’s Emerald Musical Gems - has debuted at #1 on Billboard's World Album chart, where the group has occupied the top slot for a record-breaking 112 consecutive weeks.
For complete tour schedule and ticket information, visit www.CelticWoman.com.
Feld Entertainment, Inc., Brings the #1 Animated Movie of All Time to Life
with Disney On Ice presents Frozen
Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt
Tickets go on presale Fall 2014 for Touring Skating Spectacular
Featuring Dynamic Sisters Anna and Elsa, Appearing for the First Time in a Live Production
Ellenton, FL – July 25th, 2014 – Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in producing live touring family entertainment, today announced that its 34th Disney On Ice spectacular will bring the Academy Award® winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen, to life. Due to overwhelming demand, Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt will play two separate engagements in Alabama.
Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center: June 3 – June 7, 2015
On Monday, November 3rd for Birmingham, AL and Monday, November 24th for Huntsville, AL tickets will go on VIP presale to all customers that have purchased tickets to Disney On Ice presents: Treasure Trove through Ticketmaster.com. All customers who order tickets through Ticketmaster.com for Disney On Ice presents: Treasure Trove will receive a unique presale password that gains access to the Frozen presale this fall. Customers may also register to become a Feld Preferred Customer at www.FeldEntertainment.com to gain access to presales and other special offers.
The Academy Award® winning tale will be told live for the first time in this production, capturing the dynamic between two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa. Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers. Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear. Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.”
“In our more than 30 years of producing Disney On Ice shows, Feld Entertainment has been waiting for a film like this,” says producer Nicole Feld. “While it might seem obvious that Frozen is well suited for the ice, this Disney On Ice production will touch audiences emotionally through innovative show elements and world-class skating.”
Frozen directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee add, “Seeing audiences around the world embrace Frozen has been the experience of a lifetime. And to now have the chance to consult with the talented team at Feld Entertainment and watch their creation come to life on ice, is thrilling.”
In Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by YoKids, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse take the audience through the magical story based in Arendelle, with special appearances by beloved Disney princesses and favorite characters from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story and Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, who come together to prove that true love is the greatest power of all. Director Patty Vincent says, “Our goal is to showcase these heartwarming characters in a way that allows the audience to cheer and sing along throughout this emotional journey.”
To create a completely immersive experience for the audience, the set design will encompass the space from the ice surface up through the air, drawing everyone into the story and closer to the characters. Families will feel that they are trekking up to the North Mountains with Anna, Kristoff and Sven, and they will tangibly experience the storm inside Elsa. Elsa’s magic will be enhanced by state-of-the art special effects while her emotions will be conveyed through powerful skating.
For a complete list of tour dates, visit the Disney On Ice website and stay current on the latest developments through social media, including instructions on how to access presale codes for tickets as early as May 20th:
· Facebook (www.facebook.com/DisneyOnIce)
· Twitter (@DisneyOnIce/@NicoleFeld (show’s producer twitter feed))
· YouTube (www.youtube.com/DisneyOnIce)
Members of the media should visit www.FeldEntertainment.com/Frozen for more information. Photos can be found at www.FeldInc.com/hrp (username: feldmedia; password: photos).
About Feld Entertainment
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 75 countries and on six continents to date and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Nuclear Cowboyz®, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, Disney Live! Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt and Marvel Universe LIVE! More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at www.FeldEntertainment.com.
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