Headlines: T-Pain Set to Host IHeart Awards, London’s Waitress Opens

T-Pain Will Host iHeartRadio Music Awards After Winning The Masked Singer – T-Pain will take the stage to host the iHeartRadio Music Awards next week. The rapper (real name: Faheem Rasheed Najm) is set to emcee the award show March 14. The iHeartRadio Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Fox, starting at 8 p.m. ET. – Read more at People

London’s Waitress, With Katharine McPhee and Jack McBrayer, Opens March 7 – The London production of Sara Bareilles’ Tony-nominated musical Waitress officially opens March 7 following previews that began February 8 at the Adelphi Theatre. Katharine McPhee (Smash) takes on the leading role of Jenna (reprising her performance after making her Broadway debut in the show), joined by 30 Rock Emmy nominee Jack McBrayer as Ogie, David Hunter (Kinky Boots, Once) as Dr. Pomatter, Marisha Wallace (Dreamgirls, Something Rotten!) as Becky, Laura Baldwin (Big Fish) as Dawn, Peter Hannah (The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart) as Earl, and Shaun Prendergast as Old Joe. – Read more at Playbill

If I had a hammer: Jon Pardi and Lauren Alaina help Habitat for Humanity – In addition to touring the country and working on new albums, Jon Pardi and Lauren Alaina will also be picking up a hammer and some nails this year. That’s because they’re Ply Gem’s 2019 ambassadors for its Home for Good project, which helps Habitat for Humanity. “I partnered with Ply Gem and Habitat for Humanity last year on several homes in Cleveland, Ohio,” Lauren adds. “And I was able to be there to help welcome the families into their new homes. I think I was just as excited as they were! It was so special and I’m looking forward to doing even more this year.” – Read more at WinCountry.com

Brynn Cartelli is not your average Longmeadow 15-year-old. She’s performing at TD Garden on Friday – Fifteen-year-old Brynn Cartelli has always attended TD Garden as a fan. The thought of performing at Boston’s 19,600-seat arena on Friday night is blowing the Longmeadow teenager’s mind. “The last time I went to TD Garden was to see Sam Smith live,” said Cartelli, who was crowned the season 14 winner of NBC’s “The Voice” last May. “So it’s really crazy that now I get to go up on that stage. I never thought I was going to perform there, so I’m so excited that I get to.” Cartelli is currently on her first nationwide tour, opening for Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson, Cartelli’s coach on “The Voice,” along with country pop singer Kelsea Ballerini. – Read more at the Boston Globe

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