Katharine McPhee and Jennifer Hudson are performers at tonight’s The Carousel of Hope benefit concert in Berverly Hills, CA. Proceeds benefit clinical care and research at the Barbara Davis Center for childhood diabetes. Clive Davis will be honored with the Brass Ring Award.
Ace Young is featured in tomorrow night’s Boo Bash at Mizner Park in Boca Raton, FL. The concert is sponsored by WRMF radio.
Carrie Underwood will appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Monday October 30 and The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday November 1 to sing her current hit, “Before He Cheats”
Constantine Maroulis is playing an 11 pm show at the Cutting Room in NYC Tuesday, Oct 31. Tickets are $30
Kellie Pickler is scheduled to appear on the Today Show, Wednesday, November 1, The View, Thursday November 2 and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Friday, November 3.
Clay Aiken guests on the Megan Mullally Show Thursday November 2.
Paris Bennett will perform for the The Journey to the Ends of the Earth Begins benefit for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. The concert is at 6 pm Saturday November 4 in Milwaukee, WI. Tickets are $500-$250. There is more information at Children’s Cancer.org.
And finally, Jon Peter Lewis and his band play Crash Mansion Saturday, November 4 at 6 pm in NYC. The show is part of the CMJ Music Festival. He will also participate in a panel discussion earlier in the day, which is unfortunately, only for CMJ registrants:
The American Idol Effect: A&R and Marketing in a World of Overnight Sensations: A no-holds-barred discussion of how reality shows like ..American Idol.. affect artist development and record-company marketing. The panelists also take a look at how artists on reality shows and TV talent competitions deal with stereotypes, public backlash, and perceptions about how long their careers will last.
The CMJ Music festival is a way for unsigned bands to network with college radio stations and music professionals. Like American Idol, it’s an avenue–albeit more traditional and credworthy–for unknown artists to break into the music business.
I’d love to go to the panel, but CMJ registration is $500. So, no, I won’t be there. I will, however, be at the Crash Mansion show on Saturday.