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Kinky Boots, Now Playing at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, February 19 – 24, 2019. BEST AVAILABILITY TUE, WED, & THU EVENINGS

Hollywood, Calif. – The Hollywood Pantages presents KINKY BOOTS, Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, now playing through February 24! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

The Hollywood Pantages presents KINKY BOOTS, Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, now playing through February 24! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper. Photo/Pantages Theatre Hollywood

Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), KINKY BOOTS is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.

Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. “There is no show hotter than KINKY BOOTS!” – CBS News

For Ticket information visit: https://www.hollywoodpantages.com/events/detail/kinkyboots

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Tony Jackson Invited To Make His Grand Ole Opry Debut, February 23, 2019

Nashville, Tennessee – One of the most talked about singers in Nashville today, Tony Jackson, will make his debut at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday February 23, 2019 at 7 p.m. CST.

Best known for his rendition of the George Jones standard, “The Grand Tour,” Jackson continues to record and tour on the strength of his unique approach to traditional country.

Tony Jackson, will make his debut at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday February 23, 2019 at 7 p.m. CST. Photo: Jim Shea

The former U.S. Marine arrived on the scene with his debut album Tony Jackson in 2017, and has garnered over 62 million Facebook views for his videos to date and has charted four singles.  

His recordings and videos have included songs and/or appearances by some of the music industry’s elite artists including:  Bill Anderson, Vince Gill, John Sebastian and Steve Cropper.

Tony Jackson will be presented on the Opry stage by “Whispering Bill” Anderson, who penned two songs on Jackson’s debut album (“They Lived It Up” and “I Didn’t Wake Up This Morning”).

Tony Jackson records on DDS Entertainment/SONY-Orchard and is produced and managed by Donna Dean Stevens and Jim Della Croce.

2019 Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Kicks off April 13-14, 2019, First ever Cowboy Cook-off and Chili Cook-off on the plate.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival is now in its 26th year and is one of the world’s best Cowboy gatherings in the country, attracting more than 10,000 Western enthusiasts of all ages each year. The 2019 Cowboy Festival showcases a number of musical acts in genres ranging from traditional Cowboy music to Country, Alt Country, Folk, Bluegrass, and Americana.

The festival also offers authentic western activities, street performances by trick ropers, gun spinners, live historical exhibits, authentic western gear and art. For the first time, the festival will host a Cowboy Cook-off (April 13) to showcase the best BBQ and grill masters in the west! A Chili Cook-off (April 14) will benefit Bridge to Home, a Santa Clarita non-profit organization assisting those experiencing homelessness.

The popular festival will be held at William S. Hart Park Event Area and other venues in Santa Clarita’s historic western core – Old Town Newhall. The main two-day festival takes place on April 13 and 14 at William S. Hart Park, the former home of silent western film star William S. Hart.

Admission to the 26th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival at Hart Park Event Area is free for all attendees. Additional information, including performance schedules, venues and pricing for special events taking place throughout Old Town Newhall, is available at CowboyFestival.org.

Details about the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival:

·    Dates:  Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, 2019

·    Venue:  William S. Hart Park Event Area and other venues in Old Town Newhall

·    General Admission:  FREE

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons at The Saban in Beverly Hills, February 28 through March 1, 2019. Tickets available now.

Beverly Hills, Calif. – Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again. As the play enters its third sold-out year on Broadway, and two touring companies of Jersey Boys travel around the U.S., the real Frankie Valli is packing concert halls coast to coast.

“December 1963 (Oh, What Night),” “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,”
“My Eyes Adored You,” “Grease,” “Working My Way Back To You,”
“Beggin’,” “The Night,” “Swearin’ To God,”
“Who Loves You,” and more!

Doors 6 p.m. Headliner 9 p.m.

$78 / $98 / $110 / $125 + applicable fees

Under 18 Must Be Accompanied by a Paying Adult.

THE SABAN
8440 Wilshire Boulevard 
Beverly Hills, CA 90211 
Tel: (888) 645-5006

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INCLUSIVE PLAY AREA COMING TO CANYON COUNTRY PARK in Santa Clarita.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – The City of Santa Clarita’s first inclusive play area is coming to Canyon Country Park, following the City Council’s approval of a contract to begin the project at its meeting on February 12, 2019. The play area, which will include elements that welcome those of all abilities, is planned to open in late 2019.

Playgrounds can offer many opportunities to further develop physical, cognitive, sensory and social skills. An inclusive design includes a balance of play experiences to build these skills. The project will include the design and construction of a new inclusive play area at Canyon Country Park, located at 17615 Soledad Canyon Road, where everyone, regardless of ability or age, will be able to play, learn and grow together. The play area will include a shade structure and will measure approximately 8,500 square feet upon completion.

“Play is the universal language of children,” said Mayor Marsha McLean. “All children, regardless of ability, should be able to enjoy the playgrounds in our parks and this new inclusive playground in Canyon Country Park will make that possible.  Inclusive playgrounds mean that all children will be able to enjoy mingling and friend-making, and we are proud to provide this opportunity.”

New seating areas for children and adults will be joined by new landscaping surrounding the play area. Accessible connections to existing facilities, including the preschool building, restrooms, picnic shelter, walkways, trails and parking will also be added to Canyon Country Park.

The City of Santa Clarita will hold two public outreach meetings to obtain community input and feedback about the project. Construction is scheduled to begin in July 2019, with project completion anticipated for the end of this year.

2019 SCV DODGER DAY TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Tickets Start at $28 and Benefit Local Schools and Non-Profits

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Dust off your mitt and step into your stirrups! The Santa Clarita City Council invites residents to purchase tickets now for the 42nd Annual City of Santa Clarita Dodger Day. Watch the two-time reigning National League Champion Los Angeles Dodgers, take on the NL East contenders Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 6:10 p.m. Tickets start as low as $28 per person and can be purchased online by visiting SCVDodgerDay.com.

A portion of each ticket purchased through the Dodger Day website will be donated back to local non-profits and schools. Attendees will be able to specify which charity or school they want to support during their registration. The purchase of a ticket enters your name into a drawing. There will be 15 lucky winners and a friend or chaperone, who will have the opportunity to attend batting practice before the game.

Fans in attendance will also receive a special Los Angeles Dodgers lightweight hoodie, while supplies last. Fans are encouraged to arrive early in order to receive their giveaway item.

Ticket prices range from $28 Preferred Reserve seats to $80 Loge Box MVP seats. Fans will also be able to purchase tickets in the Coca-Cola Right Field Pavilion, which includes unlimited Dodger Dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts, Coke products and water. Those who purchase tickets in this section will enjoy the game with the Dodgers’ four-legged fans, as it is also Pups in the Park night.

A limited amount of tickets are available in each seating tier. Each school and non-profit group that sells more than 10 tickets will receive a rebate. For more information, please visit SCVDodgerDay.com or contact Elizabeth Arambula (661) 250-3734.

College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center to present Wildlife Expert Peter Gros, February 23, 2019

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Wildlife Expert Peter Gros shares his exciting animal world, travel experiences, timeless tales and adventures with a mix of video clips and bloopers. He will introduce friendly exotic animals and share inspirational stories about conservation, travel and wildlife filming. His fascinating stories have been thrilling and educating audiences across the country for years. As seen on Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, Live! With Regis & Kelly, The Today Show, The Tonight Show, and Animal Planet.

College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center to present Wildlife Expert Peter Gros, February 23, 2019

In his popular live presentations, Peter shares his exciting animal world, travel experiences and timeless tales. He highlights his many adventures with a mix of video clips and bloopers, while introducing friendly exotic animals to audience members, and telling inspirational stories dealing with issues of conservation, travel, and wildlife filming. Peter’s fascinating stories have been thrilling and educating audiences across the country for years.

SATURDAY, FEB. 23 | 1 & 5 P.M.

$35 / $30 / $25

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents Kaleidoscope Saturday, February 23, 2019

Beverly Hills, Calif. – Kaleidoscope will bring over 40 musicians to the Bram Goldsmith stage for an evening of Beethoven, Prokofiev — featuring pianist Irene Kim — and a brilliant contemporary work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw. Kaleidoscope is a conductorless chamber orchestra dedicated to enriching lives through exhilarating concert experiences that connect diverse communities of Los Angeles.

Feb 23 | 07:30 PM

KALEIDOSCOPE

Critically-Acclaimed Ensemble Is One of Only a Few Professional
Conductorless Chamber Orchestras in the World

with IRENE KIM, PIANO

Running Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, with a 15-minute intermission

Venue: BRAM GOLDSMITH THEATER

CAROLINE SHAW Entr’acte (for string orchestra)
SERGEI PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

Read the program essay here.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s’Cats’ coming to the Pantages Theatre, February 26 – March 24 2019

Hollywood, Calif. – CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America!

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS is coming to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood on Feb. 26, 2019 running through March 24, 2019.

Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater—”Memory”. Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (PhantomSchool of RockSunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Misérables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne (Phantom) and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables) make this production a new CATS for a new generation!

Experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life for a new generation… or let it thrill you all over again!

The Newport Beach Jazz Party Kicks Off Today, featuring Jack Jones and more.

Newport Beach, Calif. — The Newport Beach Jazz Party 2019 kicks off today, February 14, for a weekend jazz party featuring a cavalcade of jazz greats including the great Jack Jones and more.

Jack Jones headlines the Newport Beach Jazz Party on Feb. 14, 2019.

Other artists include. Tom Scott Trio, Arturo Sandoval, Shelly Berg, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Scott Hamilton, Houston Person, Tierney Sutton, Wycliffe Gordon, Larry Fuller, Akiko Tsuruga, Harry Allen, Chuck Berghofer, Yaacov Bergman, Gene Cipriano, Emmet Cohen Trio, Chris Colangelo, Bill Cunliffe, Graham Dechter, Cal State Fullerton Band, Mike Gurrola, Jon Hamar, Tamir Hendelman, Holly Hofmann, Clint Holmes, Christian Jacob, Kendall Kay, Joe LaBarbara, Butch Miles, Barbara Morrison, Darek Oles, Alan Pasqua, Ann Paterson and the Maiden Voyage All-Stars, The Mike Peak Experience, Tom Ranier, Chuck Redd, Brian Scanlon, Adam Schroeder, Terell Stafford, Ron Stout, James Suggs, Christian Tamburr, Katie Thiroux, Scott Whitfield, Matt Witek, Mike Wofford, Rickey Woodard and Ken Peplowski.

The Jazz Party is hosted at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, starting tonight at 5 p.m. with performances through the weekend. 

The Newport Beach Jazz Party is produced by Porchlight Hospitality’s Paul, Sue and Chris Lowden. Porchlight Hospitality is responsible for producing and programming this prestigious long-standing music series. Porchlight Hospitality, LLC, a division of Archon Corporation, is a full-service entertainment company with a heavy focus on Jazz and Country music. Porchlight’s footprint in the jazz world is significant among artists, managers, record companies, concert producers, bookers, talent buyers and social media marketing experts.

About Porchlight Hospitality LLC

Porchlight Hospitality LLC, a subsidiary of Archon Corporation, is a full-service entertainment company with a heavy focus on Jazz and Country music. Porchlight’s footprint in the jazz world is as significant as artists, managers, record and concert producers, bookers, talent buyers and social media marketing experts. The prestigious Newport Beach Jazz Party, a 23-year jazz festival in Newport Beach, CA, is a priority Porchlight property. 

The company also owns and operates the World-Famous Stoney’s Rockin’ Country venue in Las Vegas. In 2018 the storied nightclub was voted by the Las Vegas Review Journal as the #1 country club in Las Vegas and the venue was nominated for Nightclub of the Year at the Academy of Country Music’s Honors Awards. Regarded as the west coast home of the country music industry, Stoney’s Rockin’ Country presents marquee national emerging country music acts annually. Porchlight buys talent and produces entertainment events for casinos, festivals and music venues across the nation in multiple formats. In addition, they provide social media marketing for special events across multiple casinos. Country AF Radio is Porchlight’s internet radio station with loyal listeners worldwide. CAF Radio not only programs the top country artists but focuses on exposing emerging artists whose music you won’t hear elsewhere.

Tickets are available for purchase on https://newportbeachjazzparty.com/tickets/ or by calling 949.205.1252.