Randy Jernigan Releases THE LIFE AND CAREER OF MARIE OSMOND as First 'Stars That Make a Difference' Seriesby BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015
When one thinks of celebrities that make a positive difference in the lives of others, more than likely the name Marie Osmond pops up.
'The Life and Career of Marie Osmond' is a new short biographical sketch released through Kindle, and is the first release of the 'Stars That Make A Difference' series by celebrity journalist Randy Jernigan. The piece chronicles the charismatic performer's 50 years in show business, as well as (the sometimes controversial) details of her personal life, and the founding of her Children's Miracle Network and yearly telethon.
'When my publisher approached me with this idea, I jumped on it immediately,' explained Jernigan. 'I could see the value in a series about celebrities that have a conscience and promotes lifting others in need. You read so much that is negative about stars in the press these days-it's nice to see that there are those out there that actually give back to society,' said the author.
At age 55, she's still the same bubbly, energetic performer that stole American hearts at the tender age of three on the Andy Williams musical Variety show those many years ago. Still the same Grammy winning voice that recorded 35 albums, that starred on Broadway, that wrote 6 New York Times best-sellers, that danced her way into the season five finale of 'Dancing With the Stars,' and if that wasn't enough, hosted her own daytime talk show for the Hallmark Channel aptly titled 'Marie.' Osmond now performs with brother Donny in a Las Vegas review at the Flamingo Hotel.
But what's really at the heart of this multi-talented star?
'Marie's always had a big heart-especially for the little ones,' say's fellow singer Olivia Newton John. 'Marie made a commitment years ago as a young lady, that she would do her part in helping children who need medical attention but who can't afford it-and she's lived up to that commitment many times over,' said Newton John.
Osmond founded the Children's Miracle Network in 1983 with other Osmond family members and fellow performer, John Schneider. To date, the organization has raised more that 5 Billion dollars for the 170 participating Children's hospitals throughout the country.
'The Life and Career of Marie Osmond' is the first installment in the 'Stars That Make A Difference' fan series released through Creative Partners Fan Books and is now available on Kindle and other electronic devices.
A portion of the proceeds of this release will go to benefit The Trevor Projecta rescue hotline for LGBTQ youth that are in crisis. (more...)
Jack Jones to Return to the Suncoast Showroom, 8/22-23by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015
Grammy Award-winning jazz and pop singer Jack Jones will perform his timeless hits at the Suncoast Showroom on Aug. 22 and 23. (more...)
Jack Carter, Comedian and Host of First Televised Tony Awards, Dies at 93by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015
Variety writes that Jack Carter -- WW II vet, comedian, actor, Broadway star, cabaret performer, variety show host, director and more -- died due to respiratory failure on June 28, 2015 at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 93. (more...)
Comedy Magician Chipper Lowell Continues THE HITS in Branson; Returns for 2nd Season of MASTERS OF ILLUSIONby TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2015
The second season of the all-new MASTERS OF ILLUSION Premieres Friday, July 10 on the CW Network, and features even more great escapes, fascinating sleight of hand, large scale illusions and award-winning comedy magic, all performed before a live studio audience. (more...)
Eamonn McCrystal's THE MUSIC OF NORTHERN IRELAND Takes Home Four Emmy Awardsby BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015
Filmed before a live audience in the historic and stunningly opulent Grand Opera House in Belfast, The Music of Northern Ireland made a clean sweep with 4 Emmy Awards at The 37th Annual Emmy Awards Gala held on June 13, 2015 at Motor City Sound Board Theater in Detroit, Michigan. (more...)
Bill Engvall Coming to Andy Williams Theatre, 9/26by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015
Top Comedian BILL ENGVALL will be performing in BRANSON at the ANDY WILLIAMS MOON RIVER THEATRE September 26, 2015 at 8:00 PM. ENGVALL, one of the best and the busiest in the business, has the unique quality of sharing humor in everyday situations - enabling him to connect with audiences all across the country. He was part of the enormously successful 'Blue Collar Comedy' concert films, which sold more than 9 million copies and are some of the most watched movies and specials in Comedy Central history. Bill has hosted numerous television shows, including the game show 'Lingo' for GNS, 'Country Fried Videos' and 'Mobile Home Disasters' for CMT, as well as several award shows. He had a three episode arc on the TNT show 'Hawthorne,' narrated a documentary for the Speed Channel on Darrel Waltrip, and starred in the Hallmark Channel movie 'Kiss at Pine Lake.' A star of the big screen as well, Bill has appeared in several films including (more...)
Ray Stevens Comes Home to Branson at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre, 9/12by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015
On September 12, 2015 at 8:00 PM, Ray Stevens will return home to Branson at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre. (more...)
Collin Raye to Star in Branson's New 'Hits Show'by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015
COLLIN RAYE delivers one of the finest True Country Music concerts of our generation as he headlines the SUMMER VARIETY FAMILY FUN 'HITS' SHOW at the ANDY WILLIAMS MOON RIVER THEATRE in Branson, MO performing the much requested #1 HITS that made him famous in main line country music. Collin's Branson show includes Love Ballads, Inspiration, a moving tribute to the songs of Glen Campbell called 'STILL ON THE LINE' as well as a giant helping of his own classic 'get down, kickin' country fun' tunes ~ many of which he personally penned. His solo debut album 'All I Can Be' was the first of four albums to reach Platinum certification in the USA for sales of one million copies each. To date Raye has enjoyed 16 #1 hits and has 24 Top Ten Hits to his credit. (more...)
Donny & Marie Returning to Aurora's Paramount Theatre for Series of Shows in Augustby BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015
Less than a year after their successful run at Aurora's Paramount Theatre, America's favorite brother and sister duio Donny & Marie are returning for another exclusive Chicago-area engagement at downtown Aurora's 1,888-seat Art Deco theater palace, August 12-16, 2015. (more...)
Perry Ellis International Sets Men's Sportswear License Agreement for Farah Vintage Brandby BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015
Perry Ellis International (Nasdaq:PERY) announced today that it has entered into a license agreement in Australia and New Zealand with South Pacific Apparel, Ltd., for men's sportswear including polos, t-shirts, casual shirts, denim and pants under the Farah(R) vintage brand. The new collection will launch in Spring 2016 in department, chain and specialty stores as well as online with The Iconic, Australia's largest online multi-branded ecommerce platform. (more...)
Pacific Symphony Orchestra Releases Schedule of 2015-2016 Pops Seasonby BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015
Orange County, Calif.—April 28, 2015—A gala season awaits as great stars in entertainment lead the way to celebrate Richard Kaufman's 25-year legacy as principal pops conductor of Pacific Symphony. While last season marked the occasion of Music Director Carl St.Clair's 25th anniversary, 2015-16 puts the spotlight on Kaufman, who has championed the lighter side of the Symphony, bringing countless memorable artists to the stage. What better way to celebrate than with some of the best songs and genres of our time delivered by mega-watt stars and backed by the lush, magnificent sounds of the full symphony orchestra? This special season includes major headliners and the return of Orange County favorites including trumpeter extraordinaire Chris Botti, Broadway diva Bernadette Peters, comedy legend Martin Short and Golden-Age champion Michael Feinstein. The amazing acrobats of Cirque de la Symphonie return for A Cirque Christmas, and Classical Mystery Tour delivers dozens of Beatles hits as they were originally recorded with orchestra. Also, Stewart Copeland, former drummer for The Police, joins the Symphony to perform his score to the 1925 silent film, “Ben Hur.” (more...)
BWW Reviews: REBECCA, Birmingham Rep Theatre, April 27 2015by Jenny Antill - Apr 28, 2015
Daphne du Maurier's most famous novel Rebecca - written in 1938 - is spectacularly brought back to life by Kneehigh Theatre Company's current UK tour. "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again" is the iconic line starting and ending the performance and from the moment it is first uttered, the audience are hooked. Du Maurier is a master storyteller and with all the twists and turns, it is a hugely engaging piece of theatre. It has been ten years since I last saw the play but it still feels as fresh and timeless as ever. (more...)
Country Singer Moe Bandy Signs with Battle Artist Agencyby BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015
Today, the singer announces a new booking agreement with Battle Artist Agency (more...)
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Kneehigh Theatre's REBECCA, Coming to The Marloweby BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015
Internationally-acclaimed Kneehigh Theatre is bringing a spellbinding new production of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca to Canterbury later this month (March). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)
The Osmonds Returning to The Orleans Showroom, 4/10-12by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015
Music idols, The Osmonds - brothers Merrill, Jay and Jimmy - will perform at The Orleans Showroom April 10, 11 and 12. (more...)
BWW Features: WNET Launches '66th & Broadway' Showcasing Cabaret Style Entertainment on Public Televisionby Alix Cohen - Feb 18, 2015
In its continuing mission to bring culture to people who wouldn't necessarily have access, to illuminate, educate, and entertain, public television stations WNET (New York) and WLIW (Long Island) decided the time was ripe to reacquaint people with the art of cabaret. In February, viewers in the New York metro area were able to view new one-hour cabaret shows featuring singers KT Sullivan and Jennifer Sheehan. (more...)
University of Liverpool Tackles File Sharing Securely With Varonis DatAnywhereby BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015
NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Varonis Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRNS), the leading provider of software solutions for unstructured, human-generated enterprise data, has today confirmed how it is working with University of Liverpool to overcome the challenge of users moving sensitive data to personal cloud-based storage. With Varonis DatAnywhere, the university now offers its 32,000 students and 4,700 staff the flexibility to sync its file-share data across all of their devices with the added ability to securely share files with external collaborators. Within eight days of rolling out the software, the university had 1,366 new DatAnywhere users. (more...)
Marie Osmond Coming to Segerstrom Center in Marchby BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015
Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Marie Osmond in her exciting new show My Life Through Music for one night only on March 29, 2015 in Segerstrom Hall. Tickets start at $69 and will go on sale Thursday, February 12 at 10 a.m. PST. Single tickets will be available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. (more...)
Geoffrey Rush Set to Play OLIVER! Composer Lionel Bart in Musical Biopicby Movies News Desk - Jan 28, 2015
According to Deadline, Geoffrey Rush has officially signed on to play OLIVER! composer Lionel Bart in Vadim Jean's upcoming musical biopic CONSIDER YOURSELF. (more...)
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