Lauren Alaina to Perform National Anthem at Detroit Lions & Green Bay Packers Thanksgiving Game
Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope artist Lauren Alaina will kick off the first game of the NFL’s Thanksgiving Day tripleheader with a televised performance of the national anthem between host Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers onThursday, November 24 at 12:30 PM ET on FOX.
Alaina will be joined by PLAY 60 youth ambassadors from the NFL Youth Education Town – Boys & Girls Club at the Dick & Sandy Dauch Campus in Detroit.
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Katharine to perform at Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting
Ring in the holidays with a special performance from Katharine on the 14th annual “Christmas In Rockefeller Center” special live on Wednesday, November 30, at 8:00 pm on NBC!
The star-studded holiday special also features performances by Tony Bennett, Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, Cee Lo Green, Faith Hill, Carole King, Javier Colon and The Radio City Rockettes with a mix of current hits and holiday classics.
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Dream Foundation Honors Donna Karan at 10th Annual Celebration of Dreams
The Dream Foundation, the first national organization that makes dreams come true for adults in the end stages of life, is proud to honor fashion icon Donna Karan with The Founders Award at the 10th Annual Celebration of Dreams on November 18, 2011 at the Bacara Resort and Spa. An event unlike any other, Celebration of Dreams combines high fashion on and off the runway, world-class entertainment, and creative cuisine, all benefiting Dream Foundation.
The evening will also include performances by Grammy award-winning singer Macy Gray, recording artist and American Idol finalist Pia Toscano, Naya Rivera and Amber Riley of GLEE and recording artist Jackson Guthy.
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ZhuZhu Pets® Music Featuring Savannah Outen and Thia Megia Debuts on Zhu-niverse™ Float in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — An audience of over 45 million people will kick off the release of the debut Quest for Zhu™ soundtrack from the internationally popular ZhuZhu Pets® at the 85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® on Thursday, November 24th, 2011. Live musical performances aboard the Zhu-niverse™ float by up-and-coming star Savannah Outen and over 100 individually selected young performers will introduce the world to the ZhuZhu Pets’® music. The 14-song ZhuZhu Pets – Quest for Zhu™ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which also features American Idol finalist Thia Megia, will be available for purchase in stores and online on November 21st (UPC 815046011008, suggested retail price $12.98.)
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Girl Scouts Seek Singing Superstar with “I Want to Rock the Mall” Contest
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Girl Scouts around America are warming up their voices, tuning their guitars and arranging new lyrics in hopes of become the next singing sensation. Tapping into a tech-savvy youth culture, Girl Scouts announced I Want to Rock the Mall YouTube contest sponsored by K12 Inc., America’s leader in online learning for students in grades kindergarten through 12. To enter, Girl Scouts must write an original song expressing what it’s like to be a Girl Scout today. The contest is part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Girl Scout movement. The Girl Scout contest winner will dazzle the stage with a live performance in front of hundreds of thousands at Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along, in Washington, DC on June 9, 2012. Plus, she’ll be introduced and share a stage with “American Idol” finalist and Girl Scout alumna Thia Megia.
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Backbeat: Kelly Clarkson’s VH1 ‘Unplugged’ Taping, VH1 Pres. Tom Calderone Reminisces
Label love: Sony execs with Clarkson and VH1’s Director of Music & Talent following her “Unplugged” taping. Left to right: Roulie Zouzias (VH1 Director of Music & Talent), Andrew Berkowitz (VP, Artist Relations, Sony Music Entertainment), Kelly Clarkson, Shannah Miller (SVP, Video Promotion, Sony Music Entertainment), Adrian Moreira (SVP, Adult Formats, Sony Music Entertainment).
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The X Factor’s Drew Defends Her Dress: I Expected Some Not to Like It
It takes something pretty special to draw a negative word from Paula Abdul, but Drew Ryniewicz’s Wednesday night performance dress did just that.
Abdul praised the 14-year-old X Factor contestant’s rendition of Coldplay’s “Fix You” before, in a rare moment, slamming her ensemble — a Punky Brewster-style mash-up of an evening gown that Ryniewicz wore with black feather earrings and rainbow hair. “That outfit took the seriousness away. Don’t take fashion advice from Simon anymore,” Abdul told her.
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