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The Paley Center Presents: An Evening with The Irwins: Crikey! It’s the Irwins Screening & Conversation Friday, May 3, 2019 7:00 pm

Los Angeles, Calif. – On Crikey! It’s the Irwins, Animal Planet’s hit series that has reached 36.2 million global viewers, Terri, Bindi, and Robert Irwin continue Steve Irwin’s incredible mission to bring people closer to animals and ignite the connection that will ensure an abundance of wildlife for generations to come.

Terri, Bindi, and Robert Irwin continue Steve Irwin’s incredible mission to bring people closer to animals.

The Paley Center welcomes the family that has charmed and inspired viewers around the world, as well as members of the creative team, for a behind-the-scenes look at the global phenomenon. In Person:
Terri Irwin
Bindi Irwin
Robert Irwin
Additional guests to be announced.    

The American Theatre Wing’s 73rd Annual Tony Awards® has announced a host: Tony- and Emmy Award-winning actor and CBS “The Late Late Show” host James Corden. Show to air live, Sunday, June 9, 2019.

New York, N. Y. – The American Theatre Wing’s 73rd Annual Tony Awards® has announced a host: Tony- and Emmy Award-winning actor and CBS “The Late Late Show” host James Corden. The 2019 awards ceremony will air LIVE on Sunday, June 9, 2019 (8:00PM ET / delayed PT) from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on CBS. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

James Corden will host the 2019 Tony Awards, Sunday, June 9 on CBS.

This marks Corden’s second time hosting The Tony Awards. He previously hosted the 70th Annual Tony Awards in 2016, which won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program. Corden also won a Tony Award as Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for his 2012 performance in One Man, Two Guvnors.

“I’m thrilled to be returning to host the Tony Awards. The Broadway community is very dear to my heart and I’m beyond proud to be part of this incredibly special night,” said Corden.

“James is not only a beloved talent, he is also a veteran of the stage and has a true passion for Broadway,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, in a statement. “We cannot wait to see what he has in store for us this year at the Tony Awards!”  

“Hilarious. Insanely talented.  Musical savant. Brilliantly unpredictable. James Corden!” exclaimed Tony Awards Executive Producers Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss.

“We are thrilled to have the one and only James Corden return to host his second Tony Awards,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS Entertainment. “James is the ultimate master of ceremonies to lead a night of live event television, celebrating live theatre. He is an incredibly charming host, brilliant performer and fearless on stage – with James, anything can happen, and probably will!”

About James Corden

James Corden is an Emmy Award-winning, multifaceted performer, host, writer and producer with accomplishments that span television, theatre, film and comedy. Individually, Corden has won seven Emmy Awards, for his work on “The Late Late Show,” the “Carpool Karaoke” series for Apple Music, and “The 70th Annual Tony Awards.” Since he took over as host of “The Late Late Show” on March 23, 2015, the show itself has won five Emmys, a Critic’s Choice Award for Best Talk Show, has achieved its highest ratings since the show’s inception in 1995, and has become known for Corden’s groundbreaking videos and sketches, including the viral segments “Carpool Karaoke,” “Crosswalk the Musical,” “Drop the Mic” and “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts.” Additionally, Corden hosted the Grammy Awards in 2017 and 2018. Also, he won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for his performance in One Man, Two Guvnors in 2012.

The 2019 Tony Awards

In addition to watching via the CBS telecast, you can stream the Tony Awards live across platforms with the CBS All Access subscription service. (Live stream is available in select markets. Visit CBS.com/allaccess for details.)

Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers of the Tony Awards. Weiss will also serve as the show’s director for the 20th consecutive year. Ben Winston is a producer.

Nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards will be announced live from The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center on April 30, 2019.

Stay tuned for more information on the 2019 Tony Awards. Make sure to follow @TheTonyAwards on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and Snapchat. 

Eileen Carey, Opening for Don McLean at 7 p.m. at The Saban Theatre, Saturday, March 23rd, doors open 6:30 p.m.

Hollywood, Calif. – Eileen Carey, “…one of the most respected singer-songwriters on country music’s independent circuit” -Pasadena Weekly, will be opening for “American Pie’s” Don McLean at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on March 23, 2019.

Eileen Carey will open the show at 7 p.m. for Don McLean at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on March 23, 2019. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Don McLean performs at 8 pm.

“An accomplished storyteller… her songs also offer distinct, prominent messages about personal empowerment and emotional fulfillment.”- Nashville Music Guide. 

Eileen will also be performing at The Saban’s sister venue The Rose later this year in April and again in June. Her shows promise to highlight all the fantastic songs this singer-songwriter has to offer. It is always a good time at an Eileen Carey show; filled with toe tapping and hand clapping, this blazing red-haired songstress really gets her audience fired up.

Eileen Carey’s renowned showmanship will entice her very loyal fans, as well as new ones alike. She will be singing her current hit single, “Anything That Reminds Me of You,” which has swept the #1 spot on all of the top New Music Weekly charts, including Country, the AC/Hot AC, and their Top 40 charts.  “Anything That Reminds Me of You” is the sixth Country single of Eileen’s to go #1 on the NMW radio charts within the last few years. She will additionally be singing some of these chart-topping favorites, like “That Town” and “Good Bad Girl.” Carey’s numerous songs in her repertoire especially empower her female audience members. 

Eileen Carey is a proven hit maker; she has charmed and delighted audiences with such musical slices-of-life as “Bottle Your Crazy Up,” “Bring on the Big,” “Let It Go,” “In The Air,” “Faith,” and “Sweet Love.” “Her vocal prowess is like no other; her clear crisp smoky nuances and her individual groove separate her from the pack.”

The Cleveland, Ohio native now lives in Los Angeles where Eileen Carey has become a fixture in the city’s bubbling music scene.  In 2016, she was named the Independent Radio Networks “Crossover Artist,” followed by a string of wins in the Los Angeles Music Awards, where she was crowned the 2016″Female Country Artist,” and the 2017″Live Country Music Performer.” Also in 2017, the singer snatched the National Radio Hits award for “Favorite Female Country Artist of the Year.” Most recently, New Music Weekly voted Eileen its 2018 “Breakthrough Country Artist of the Year,” and received the 2018 Producers Choice Honors Award for “Female Solo Country Artist of the Year,” a prestigious event held at the Hard Rock Live in Las Vegas.This year New Music Weeklynominates Careyonce again, this time for four awards.

Eileen Carey performs regularly in Nashville at the world-famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Rippy’s, and Honky-Tonk Central.In 2018, Carey shared the stage with a slew of headliners, including Rita CoolidgeJefferson Starship, and Martha Davis and The Motels. In December of 2018, Eileen Carey performed at The Sync Summit hosted by The Avalon in Westwood, California.

So much is happening for Eileen Carey, soon she will be going back to Nashville to record her new album and play at the infamous honky-tonks that love her in the Nashville scene. She will additionally be opening for famed Blues guitarist Albert Lee in April, as well as the legendary female rock trio, Wilson Phillips, in June at The Rose in Pasadena.

Always pro-active, Eileen Carey also writes the popular Music Mom advice blog. “The world is filled with ups and downs,” she says of her blog’s mission, “so I want to help people see things in a more positive light and find a better place in their lives.” Eileen’s wisdom will undoubtedly help moms all over the globe with their ongoing challenges.

Larger then life, Eileen Carey’s many anthems are built on the strength of women, but don’t let that fool you. Eileen Carey’s tongue-in-cheek lyrics are also made for the men that love them. You too will be a fan, just come out and hear what the buzz is all about.

The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills 8440 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90211 For more information visit, https://wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com/events/don-mclean/

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!

Annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXVI at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, February 16 – 17.

Long Beach, Calif. – Eighty-eight years ago, in the quaint seaside town of Clydebank, Scotland, construction began on the Queen Mary. Exemplifying the finest craftsmanship of the country, the Queen Mary’s heritage is celebrated throughout the two-day ScotsFestival honoring Scottish culture.

Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine, paying homage to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy at the upcoming annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXVI February 16 & 17 (9AM – 6PM).

The Queen Mary is pleased to welcome back the annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXVI February 16 & 17 (9AM – 6PM). Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine, paying homage to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy.

ScotsFestival honors nearly fifty Scottish clans & vendors throughout the weekend with professional and amateur competitions in piping, drumming, massed bands, darts, Highland dancing, and the brand new North American Professional Highland athletics. The Scottish Highland Games, a precursor to today’s Olympic Games, were designed to test the strength, skill, and technique of ancient warriors through face-offs. With falconry, sheep herding and a large array of other activities, guests will have culture at every turn!

Whisky tasting sessions with aged malt experts are available for adult festivalgoers while the wee laddies & lassies can bear witness to Queen Mary’s coronation, knighting ceremonies, and even take part in the Wee Highland games.

This February, join us for our 26th annual ScotsFestival celebration. Stay tuned for more information, Highland Games and activities registration, entertainment, and all the amazing offerings coming this year!Buy Tickets

https://www.queenmary.com/calendar-of-events/scotsfestival/home/

The Grand – Long awaited Visionary public-private partnership unveiled during groundbreaking ceremony in Los Angeles’s Renowned Down Town Arts Mecca. Completion anticipated in 2021.

Los Angeles, Calif. – Architects, dignitaries and community members cheered today during the highly anticipated groundbreaking for The Grand, a visionary public-private partnership with the Los Angeles Grand Avenue Authority to revitalize downtown LA’s cultural and civic core with a mix of commercial, retail, cultural and residential units stitched together with great public spaces and world class architecture. 

The Grand, a multi-phased master planned development is re-envisioning and re-developing underutilized government-owned parcels directly adjacent to the Civic Center and key cultural institutions such as the Music Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall just across the street for the development. Images/Gehry partners

This multi-phased master planned development is re-envisioning and re-developing underutilized government-owned parcels directly adjacent to the Civic Center and key cultural institutions such as the Music Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Colburn School of Music, and the Museum of Contemporary Art to form a dynamic mixed-use district fitting for the cultural center of Los Angeles.  Key completed project components include: Grand Park, a 12-acre public park (completed 2012); The Emerson residential tower (completed 2014); and The Broad contemporary art museum (completed by The Broad Collection 2015). 

The Grand’s 173,000 square feet of leasable retail area will include destination restaurants and shopping spanning three levels of landscaped open terraces along with a 430-seat luxury cinema, making it downtown’s premiere entertainment destination.  Images/Gehry partners

Future phases include Grand Avenue Parcel Q, also known as The Grand, designed by Frank Gehry, which will include a dynamic mix of hotel, dining, nightlife and residential anchored by a central public plaza above five levels of parking. The Grand’s 173,000 square feet of leasable retail area will include destination restaurants and shopping spanning three levels of landscaped open terraces along with a 430-seat luxury cinema, making it downtown’s premiere entertainment destination.  The Grand’s residential tower will rise 39-stories high with 436 apartments, comprised of 323 luxury apartments and 113 ultra-premium apartments.  A 20-story, 309-room Equinox Hotel will flank the residential tower and include approximately 12,000 square feet of ballrooms and meeting rooms and 27,000 square feet of restaurants, lounges and outdoor amenities.

The Grand’s residential tower will rise 39-stories high with 436 apartments, comprised of 323 luxury apartments and 113 ultra-premium apartments.  Images/Gehry partners

Located within walking distance of eight different entertainment and cultural venues, The Grand’s Frank Gehry-design will create a natural synergy with the neighborhood’s arts destinations and play host to its own permanent and temporary art installations.  Construction is slated to begin in 2018 with anticipated completion in 2021.

The Grand’s Frank Gehry-design will create a natural synergy with the neighborhood’s arts destinations and play host to its own permanent and temporary art installations.  Construction is slated to begin in 2018 with anticipated completion in 2021. Images/Gehry partners
Images/Gehry partners

Universal Studios Hollywood’s 5K inaugural ‘Minion Run’ in the Theme Park’s ‘Running Universal’ Series, kick’s off on Saturday, May 11 with Illumination’s Mischievous Minions. Registration going on now.

Click here and here to see Minions Tim, Tom and Stuart Training for the Run

Register here for the Event; Space is Limited

Universal City, CA, February 6, 2019 – Ready to get fit in 2019?  Guests, fitness buffs, runners and walkers alike are invited to join Stuart, Tim and Tom in Universal Studios Hollywood’s 5K Minion Run, the first in the theme park’s Running Universal™ series, which kicks off on Saturday, May 11.

Universal Studios Hollywood

            The inaugural Minion Run, featuring Illumination’s mischievous Minions from the popular “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” ride,invites participants ages five and older (of all experience levels) to wind their way around Universal Studios Hollywood and through parts of Universal Studios’ historic backlot, made famous in more than 8,000 movies and television shows.  The run will give participants an unprecedented insider’s view of the Entertainment Capital of L.A. 

Universal Studios Hollywood

Starting at Universal Studios Hollywood’s iconic front gates, participants will pass through some of the theme park’s immersive areas and attractions before winding their way along the historic backlot and into the magical world of movie-making as they head toward  the finish line at CityWalk’s 5 Towers outdoor concert stage. Highlights along the way include the notorious Psycho House, the eerie War of the Worlds set and the colorful Who-ville backdrop from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Universal Studios Hollywood

Along the 3.1 mile course, participants will be entertained by some of their favorite Universal Studios Hollywood characters, including the Minions.

Universal Studios Hollywood

The program will begin at 6 a.m. and culminate at 7:30 a.m. with a memorable awards and closing ceremony. 

Register here for the event which will fill up quickly as space is limited. For more information about the standard, VIP and Fan packages, visit www.RunningUniversal.com.

Click here for video and here for images of Minions Tim, Tom and Stuart Training for the Minion Run.

HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HONOR P!NK WITH STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME.

HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HONOR P!NK WITH STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME. Photo/Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Hollywood, Calif. – The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that entertainer P!NK will be honored with the 2,656th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, February 5th, at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star will be dedicated in the category of Recording at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Hollywood & Highland Complex.

“We are thrilled to honor one of the world’s most popular entertainers P!NK! She is a unique performer who leaves you in a state of joy and surprise at the same time. She mesmerizes the audience with her voice and her action-packed performances!” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “Fans worldwide will join us in droves in Hollywood to see her honored on her special Walk of Fame day.”

Helping Emcee Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star will be Walk of Famer Ellen DeGeneres and Kerri Kenney-Silver.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

P!nk, born Alecia Moore in Doylestown, Pennsylvania on September 8, 1979, is a singer, songwriter, performer, spokesperson, actor, devoted wife and mother, and one of the most beloved pop icons of the past two decades. P!nk got her start in the music business as a member of the girl group Choice, who signed with LaFace Records in 1995. Shortly after signing, LaFace saw unique potential in P!nk and offered her a solo recording contract. Drawing from her R&B musical influences, P!nk released her first solo studio album Can’t Take Me Home in 2000. The record was certified double-platinum in the United States and featured two Billboard Hot 100 top ten  songs, “There You Go” and “Most Girls.”

Since her debut in 2000, P!NK has released seven studio albums, one greatest hits album, sold over 50-million albums equivalents, over 75-million singles, over 2.4-million DVDs worldwide and has had 15 singles in the top 10 on theBillboard Hot 100 chart (four at #1). In addition, P!nk is the recipient of three Grammy Awards (20 nominations), one Daytime Emmy Award, three Billboard Music Awards, seven MTV Video Music Awards (including the 2017 Michael Jackson Vanguard Award recipient), two MTV Europe Awards, two People’s Choice Awards, was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013 and has sold out arenas all over the world.  

Her seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma is certified Platinum, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 chart, marked a career high for first week sales and re-entered the chart at No. 2 months after release. The album was nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. The first single, “What About US” is also certified Platinum, received a Grammy nomination in 2018 for Best Pop Solo Performance and reached No. 1 on the Adult Pop Songs chart earning her ninth leader on the chart, the most number-ones for a female.  P!NK is gearing up to return to the road for her highly-successful and critically-acclaimed  2018-2019 Beautiful Trauma World Tour in March. The tour has already sold over 1-million tickets in North America and over 600,000 people with 42 sold-out shows in Australia and New Zealand.

Most recently, P!NK graced the cover of People Magazine’s The Beautiful Issue.

P!NK is a huge supporter of various charities, including Make a Wish Foundation, Autism Speaks, Human Rights Campaign and No Kid Hungry. She remains on the UNICEF team as an Ambassador.

★★★

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME – www.WalkOfFame.com

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $40,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. Download the official app for iPhones and Android devices at http://officialhollywoodwalkoffameapp.com

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – www.HollywoodChamber.net

For more than 98 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Donelle Dadigan, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2018-19, and Rana Ghadban is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

THE LIFE & DREAMS OF SHELBY JACOBS, engineer from the Apollo era to discuss his work at The Columbia Memorial Space Center with special Meet and Greet on February 16, 2019.

Downey, Calif. – Meet Shelby, a mechanical engineer from the Apollo era! As Project Manager of the Apollo-Soyuz orbiter, Shelby designed instrumentation that would capture one of the most repeated images in space history: the separation between the first and second stages of the Apollo 6 spacecraft in 1968.

Shelby Jacobs’ contribution to space exploration is a truly remarkable feat. The Space Center displays Shelby’s life achievements revolving around his work and his journey as an aerospace engineer working in the 1960s. (Photo/Columbia Memorial Space Center)

Shelby Jacobs’s contribution to space exploration is a truly remarkable feat. The Space Center is honored to display Shelby’s life achievements revolving around his work and personal life as an African American aerospace engineer working in the 1960s.

Now on display through Spring 2019!


The Columbia Memorial Space Center Welcomes Shelby Jacobs for A special MEET & GREET!

Saturday, February 16 12:30 – 2:30 PM

Join the Columbia Memorial Space Center in welcoming Shelby Jacobs! Shelby will share his story and be open for Q&A. Then, join Shelby, Bill Freeman, and students from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapter from UCLA for a moderated discussion panel on the changing culture of engineers.

The COLUMBIA MEMORIAL SPACE CENTER is located at:

12400 Columbia Way
Downey, CA 90242

(562) 231-1200
info@downeyspacecenter.org

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm


Pantages and Dolby Set to Announce 2019-2020 Season for Broadway in Hollywood.

Broadway LA ANNOUNCING New Season ON FEBRUARY 5TH!  MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

The 2019-20 BROADWAY IN HOLLYWOOD season will include shows at the Pantages AND the Dolby Theatres.   We’re excited to bring you THE BEST OF BROADWAY IN THE HEART OF HOLLYWOOD.

8 BLOCKBUSTER SHOWS. 2 ICONIC THEATRES. ONE AMAZING SEASON.

The Dolby Theatre is less than a mile from the Pantages on Hollywood Boulevard and has ample parking below the theatre.  If you haven’t been inside, you might be surprised to find a state-of-the-art venue and a wonderful staff looking forward to meeting and serving you.

More details are outlined below.  If you have any additional questions, please CONTACT OUR SEASON TICKET OFFICE.