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DeGeneres' career began as an emcee at a local comedy club in her hometown of New Orleans. Her acting career in television included roles in several successful sitcoms before being offered a part in "These Friends of Mine" by ABC. Following the first season, the show was renamed "Ellen." Running from 1994 to 1998, the show garnered record ratings with DeGeneres receiving multiple Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy nominations. In 1997, DeGeneres was the recipient of the coveted Peabody Award and earned a Primetime Emmy Award for writing the critically acclaimed "Puppy Episode" where her character came out as a gay woman to a record 46 million viewers.

She has made a home for herself in daytime with her hit Syndicated talk show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," and recently announced the show's renewal through the 2021-2022 season. Currently, in its seventeenth season, the show has earned a total of 63 Daytime Emmy® Awards, including 11 for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show crowning it the record holder in this category. In addition, DeGeneres has won 12 Teen Choice Awards, and she is a 21-time PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS winner, making her the most decorated individual in the 44-year history of the franchise. Most recently, DeGeneres won her fourth Kids' Choice Award for Favorite TV Host for "Ellen's Game of Games."

In November 2016, DeGeneres was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom presented by President Obama. The prestigious award is the nation's highest civilian honor and was bestowed on DeGeneres for her extraordinary contributions to notable change and progress in the United States. She was also presented with the 15th Annual MARK TWAIN PRIZE FOR AMERICAN HUMOR by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in October 2012.

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Tones and I Shares Piano Version of New Single 'I Am Free'

Global superstar and multi-award-winning songwriter Tones And I has shared a new piano version of her recent standalone single “I Am Free.” Tones And I recently wrapped up a run of dates supporting Macklemore on his UK and Europe spring headline tour and later this month.

Seventeen Hit No. 2 on Billboard 200 With 'FML'

K-pop stage-breakers SEVENTEEN reached a career high on the Billboard charts with their 10th Mini Album FML. The group itself hit No. 1 on the Artist 100 while FML debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top Album Sales and World Albums charts, making it the fourth largest sales week of 2023 in the U.S.

Steve Cochran, John Da Cosse, Tim Benker and Mike Toomey Come to the Raue Center Next Month

 Veteran comedians Steve Cochran, John Da Cosse, Tim Benker and Mike Toomey team up for The FourFathers comedy show on June 16 @ 8 p.m.  With over 160 years of combined experience and over 50,000 shows in front of more than 10 million people, they're four Dads ready to give their take on marriage, kids, and growing older.

Seventeen Drops 10th Mini Album 'FML'

With FML, SEVENTEEN offer two lead singles—“F*ck My Life” and “Super”—for the first time since their debut. The group’s leader S.COUPS said, “Our new album contains both the music we want to present and the messages we want to convey,” commenting on the two tracks of contrasting nature that boast the act’s flair as both K-pop performance.

Michael J Woodard Drops New Single Through Katy Perry's Unsub Records

Woodard created “Trouble” with L.A based writer/producer duo GOLDSPACE and songwriter Mishon Ratliff. Released now via Unsub Records – the indie label founded by Katy Perry, who has championed Woodard since his days as a finalist on “American Idol” – “Trouble” is available for download / streaming now.

World Premieres by Justin Peck, Tiler Peck & More Set for New York City Ballet's 2023-24 Season

New York City Ballet has announced its 2023-24 season featuring world premieres by Justin Peck, Tiler Peck, and more! See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets!

Photos: Inside Carol Burnett's NBC Special With Julie Andrews, Bernadette Peters & More

New photos from inside the event taping in Los Angeles feature Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Jane Lynch, Katy Perry, Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster and Darren Criss filming musical numbers, plus special guests like Cher, Julie Andrews, Allison Janney, Aileen Quinn, Amy Poehler, Bob Mackie, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and more.

Christina Bianco Brings Her One-Woman Show IN DIVINE COMPANY to the Menier Chocolate Factory

The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced that Christina Bianco returns to the Menier Chocolate Factory stage with her acclaimed one-woman show In Divine Company for eleven performances only from 11 to 20 May.

Gary Clark Jr Will Perform at Atlantic Union Bank After Hours in August

Gary Clark Jr.  is coming  to Atlantic Union Bank After Hours on Thursday, August 31, 2023 at the SERVPRO Pavilion in The Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 7, 2023 at 10:00 AM. A limited number of Early Bird General Admission tickets will be available for $21 until April 13th while supplies last.

Tones and I Shares New Single 'I Am Free'

“I Am Free” follows Tones And I’s recent single “I Made It” – composed for the Netflix original film True Spirit - her 2022 single “Charlie” and her feature on Macklemore’s “Chant.” The pair debuted the collaboration on Good Morning America with an electrifying performance in New York City’s Central Park.

Seventeen to Drop 10th Mini Album in April

The new mini album arrives 9 months after SECTOR 17—the repackage of the band’s 4th full-length album—which charted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. The 4th full-length album Face the Sun, released last May, was the best-selling album in Korea in 2022 with 3.28M copies sold. Check out the teaser photo now!

 JOE DOMBROWSKI Comes to Comedy Works South at the Landmark

 JOE DOMBROWSKI comes to Comedy Works South at the Landmark March 31 & April 1.

SCENE: Studio 54 Reinvented Comes to DAER Nightclub in May

Relive the dazzling and mesmerizing musical magic of the iconic Studio 54 nightclub during its 1970s and ‘80s heydays during “SCENE: Studio 54 Reinvented,”a new social happening!

American Idol's David Hernandez To Star In NAKED BOYS SINGING Off Broadway!

American Idol's David Hernandez is set to bare all again when he joins the off-Broadway return of the legendary Naked Boys Singing! beginning March 18th. David Hernandez made waves after being eliminated from season 7 of American Idol when his past as a stripper came to light.

Brenda Braxton to Host STARS TONIGHT! Live Talk Show, with First Guest Bebe Neuwirth, at The Green Room 42

THE GREEN ROOM 42 – the intimate concert venue dubbed Broadway's “off-night hotspot” by The New York Times – will present Grammy Award-winner and Tony Award-nominated Broadway veteran Brenda Braxton in the premiere edition of her live music and talk show “Stars Tonight!” on Monday, March 6 at 7:00 PM.

Reeve Carney to Present SINGING THE DIVAS at The Green Room 42 in March

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present the return of Reeve Carney on Sunday, March 12 at 9:30 PM.

Howie Mandel Does World's First Podcast via Hologram Beam

For a recent episode of his hit podcast Howie Mandel Does Stuff hosted with his daughter Jackie Schultz, America’s Got Talent judge Howie Mandel beamed live from his studio to Montreal, Canada to interview his guests in a Proto Epic hologram device. Howie and Jackie were able to see and hear and interact with the famous comedians.

Fitz and the Tantrums Unveil 'Moneymaker (Galantis & Secs on the Beach Remix)'

“Moneymaker” is the current single off Fitz and The Tantrums’ brand new studio album Let Yourself Free, which was released in November. The 12-track collection features the infectious new single “Moneymaker”, along with the previously released single, “Sway” is available to stream and download now.

SEVENTEEN Special Unit 'BSS' Dropped 1st Single Album 'Second Wind'

BSS (SEVENTEEN) is back with the unit’s first single album SECOND WIND. BSS is a special unit under the 13-piece K-pop powerhouse act SEVENTEEN, consisting of SEUNGKWAN, DK and HOSHI. The unit name is the acronym for ‘BooSeokSoon,’ each of the three letters taken from the Korean name of the members that form the unit.

Christina Bianco to Present DIVA ON DEMAND at The Green Room 42 This Month

 THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present the return of internationally acclaimed singer, actor and impressionist Christina Bianco on Friday, February 17 at 7:00 PM. After a year abroad, Christina comes home to New York City with another round of her celebrated evening “Diva On Demand,” where the set list is entirely up to the audience.

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