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KEVIN HART - "WHAT NOW"

Von Braun Center - Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
Sun., Dec. 28th – 7:00pm


Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 19th at 9am at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Presented by Live Nation

If there’s one thing Kevin Hart can do, it’s sell shoes. If there’s one thing Kevin Hart can do better than sell shoes, it’s explode into one of the foremost comedians and entertainers in the industry today.

Hart has continued to work non-stop and 2014 is no exception. Kevin will next be seen in the Chris Rock directed film, Top Five, alongside Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld and Whoopi Goldberg, and has already completed production on three other comedies slated for 2015, Screen Gem’s The Wedding Ringer, Get Hard, opposite Will Farrell and Ride Along 2, the sequel to this year’s one-hundred-million-dollar blockbuster hit of the same name. Hart starred earlier this year in About Last Night, a re-make of the iconic 1986 film, which opened to huge box-office success as well. The consummate worker, Hart is a force in television too, Executive Producing the show, Real Husbands of Hollywood which premiered its third season in September. Kevin’s determination and work ethic is simply a roll-over from a banner 2013 where he starred in Grudge Match for Warner Brothers, opposite Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro, and Think Like a Man Too, the sequel to its enormously successful predecessor, for Screen Gems. Kevin also released a feature version of his comedy show Let Me Explain, in the same year.

Hart began his career sizing men and women for footwear, when a chance, electrifying performance at amateur night in a Philadelphia comedy club changed his life. Kevin quit his shoe salesman job and began performing full time at such venues as The Boston Comedy Club, Caroline’s, Stand-Up NY, The Laugh Factory, and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. However, it was his first appearance at the “Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival” that led Kevin into roles in feature films such as Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3, and Along Came Polly opposite Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston.

In 2012, Hart was tapped to host the 2012 MTV VMA’s, garnering much industry praise for his appearance, before his next comedy tour, “Let Me Explain” took him to 90 American cities along with Europe and Africa. Records have not withstood under his LME tour either, as Kevin became only the second American in history to sell out London’s O2 Arena. Kevin spent the fall of 2012 filming two movies back to back: Screen Gem’s re-make of Sexual Perversity titled About Last Night, and Universal’s buddy Cop movie Ride Along, opposite Ice Cube. Kevin continued his incredible run with a starring role in Screen Gem’s Think Like A Man, a comedy based on Steve Harvey's bestselling book, which grossed $95 Million worldwide, and had a supporting role in the Universal, Nick Stoller comedy, Five Year Engagement, produced by Judd Apatow.

In September, 2011 Hart released “Laugh At My Pain,” the feature film version of his comedy tour (under the same name). The movie grossed over $7 million, and was 2011’s most successful film of those released in less than 300 theaters. The LAMP tour was so successful, it catapulted Hart to 2011’s number one comedian on Ticketmaster, and in February, 2011, he sold out the Nokia Theater for two nights in a row, breaking the record previously set by Eddie Murphy. This lead to the LAMP DVD hitting double platinum in February 2012, after being on sale for only a month.

Hart’s previous film credits include Little Fockers with Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller, Death at a Funeral, Fool’s Gold and The 40 Year Old Virgin.

In 2009, Hart’s one-hour Comedy Central special I’m A Grown Little Man became one of the highest rated specials for the network, and in 2010, Hart’s DVD Seriously...Funny was one of the fastest selling DVDs, going triple Platinum, aided by and the Comedy Central special of the same name, which was the highest rated comedy special of 2010.

Hart’s other television credits include, hosting BET’s classic stand-up comedy series Comic View: One Mic Stand, ABC’s The Big House, which he also executive produced and wrote, and recurring roles on Love, Inc, Barbershop, and Undeclared.

With his passion for stand-up and entertainment, Hart continues to tour the country to sold-out audiences.
Hart currently lives in Los Angeles with his family.

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THE SING-OFF ANNOUNCES 2015 LIVE TOUR

THE SING-OFF LIVE! TOUR COMES TO THE VON BRAUN CENTER IN HUNTSVILLE, AL ON MARCH 17, 2015 AND WILL HIT 55 CITIES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

FAN FAVORITES FROM THE HIT NBC A CAPPELLA MUSIC COMPETITION COME TOGETHER TO BRING FANS THE ULTIMATE EVENING OF A CAPPELLA

TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 12TH AT 10AM

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 8, 2014) – The Sing-Off, NBC’s No. 1 rated a cappella music competition, returns to the road this February for its second national The Sing-Off Live! Tour. The tour comes to the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL on March 17th. General tickets are on sale Friday, December 12th at 10am and are available at the Von Braun Center Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticketmaster outlets.

The Sing-Off Live Tour! will feature The Sing-Off fan favorite groups VoicePlay (season 4) and Street Corner Symphony (season 2) plus one more group from this year’s 2-hour The Sing-Off television special which airs Wednesday, December 17th at 9PM ET/PT on NBC. On tour the groups will perform their a cappella versions of this year’s chart topping hits as well as favorite arrangements from the TV show.

The tour will offer the ultimate a cappella experience, giving fans of the show a unique opportunity to see their favorite groups perform live, and fans of a cappella music an incredible evening of some of the country’s top talent. In addition to headlining talent, each concert will feature local a cappella groups to open the show, allowing fans of the genre the chance to discover top local talent as well.

The 2015 tour will feature musical direction by Deke Sharon, known among the a cappella community as “The Godfather of Contemporary A Capella.” In addition to working as arranger, consultant, and producer on The Sing-Off, Sharon served as musical director and arranger for the hit film Pitch Perfect and the upcoming Pitch Perfect 2. The tour will include individual sets from each act, brand new group numbers, ultimate sing-off’s and a few surprises.

"A cappella is at its very best when experienced in person, which is why I'm thrilled to be working with The Sing-Off Live! Tour once again, bringing some of the world's greatest groups to theaters around the country,” said musical director Deke Sharon. “People will not believe their ears when they hear our Sing-Off stars, and we love introducing audiences to their own fantastic local groups."

Tune in for the 2 hour special airing on December 17th at 9PM ET/PT on NBC.

VIP Nation is proud to provide exclusive access to incredible VIP ticket package experiences for the tour. Fans should visit www.singofftour.com for more information and to purchase tickets and VIP packages.

The Sing-Off Live! Tour is produced by Faculty Productions.

The Sing-Off
The Sing-Off is the No.1 rated a cappella music competition series hosted by multi-platinum recording artist Nick Lachey, airing on NBC. This season a two-hour holiday special of the hit musical competition series showcases six new groups who compete for a first-place prize of $50,000. Returning judges Jewel and Shawn Stockman will be joined by Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump, while Nick Lachey once again hosts. The program showcases the country's top a cappella groups performing popular songs in all new ways. The Sing-Off has no lip-synching, backup bands or safety net. The Sing-Off airs Wednesday, Dec. 17 (9-11 p.m. ET) on NBC.

THE SING-OFF LIVE! TOUR PUBLICITY CONTACT:
Melissa Munafo
mmunafo@solters.com / 818.761.7136

LOCAL MARKETING CONTACT:
AC Entertainment
865-523-2665
csmith@acentertainment.com


Press Release December 2, 2014

An Evening With CHICAGO
at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville - Sunday, April 26, 2015


Tickets Go On Sale Friday, Dec. 5th at 10am

HUNTSVILLE, AL---Multi-Platinum, Grammy-Winning Band CHICAGO will perform at Von Braun Center, Sunday, April 26th at 8pm. Tickets start at $35 (plus applicable fees) and will be available Friday, Dec. 5th at 10am at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. For more information, visit www.vonbraucentercenter.com.

CHICAGO will perform their unforgettable collection of music and most popular hits, such as "Make Me Smile," "Saturday In The Park, "25 Or 6 To 4", "You're The Inspiration", "Beginnings" "Hard to Say I'm Sorry," "Feelin' Stronger Every Day", "If You Leave Me Now", "Colour My World", "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is" and songs from their new Album "NOW" Chicago XXXVI!

Hailed as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era" by former President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #13, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine's list of Top 100 artists of all time. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six decades.

Chicago's album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2014, and that year, the band performed on the Grammy stage for the first time, playing four songs with Grammy nominee Robin Thicke.

In 2014, a record of new studio tracks, “NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI, was released on July 8, 2014 on Frontiers Records. It includes eleven brand new songs, recorded on the road. Chicago has built a new recording system that is flexible, portable, powerful and musical. This new “recording rig” travels with the band. They have even created an online collaboration portal that allows even more performances to be worked on around the clock from remote locations. The CD package is a six-panel digipack with a beautiful 16-page full color lyric booklet.

Also in 2014, Chicago performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the first time ever, and also played with numerous Symphony Orchestras across the country.

Lifetime achievements include a Grammy Award, multiple American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Chicago street dedicated in their honor, and keys to and proclamations from an impressive list of US cities. Record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 36 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.

Chicago have toured every year since the beginning - they’ve never missed a year.

The line-up includes original band members Robert Lamm on keyboards, vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet, James Pankow on trombone and Walt Parazaider on woodwinds, as well as Jason Scheff on bass, vocals, Tris Imboden on drums, Keith Howland on guitar, Lou Pardini on keyboards, vocals and Walfredo Reyes, Jr. on percussion.

For the past four years, Chicago have raised over a quarter of a million dollars to fight breast cancer for the American Cancer Society by having a winning bidder come on stage and sing “If You Leave Me Now” in concert. The band has been doing it in honor of their friend, Paqui Kelly, the wife of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly, who is a breast cancer survivor.

Chicago generously support other charitable causes, donating a portion of ticket sales to the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, which seeks a cure for a fatal children’s disease, Niemann-Pick Type C, and Hannah & Friends, an organization that serves children and adults with special needs. Hannah & Friends is the personal mission of Maura Weis and her husband, Charlie Weis, the current coach at the University of Kansas.

From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic Vocalists, and a few dozen of ever-Classic Songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. The band is now in their 47th consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date!

Chicago continue to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city's name with pride and dignity around the world.

Some of Chicago’s hits:
Make Me Smile Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
25 or 6 to 4 Saturday In The Park
Beginnings Questions 67 and 68
Just You 'N' Me Feelin' Stronger Every Day
If You Leave Me Now Old Days
Baby, What A Big Surprise Hard Habit To Break
You're The Inspiration Colour My World
I'm A Man Free
Call On Me Dialogue (Part I and II)
Look Away Wake Up Sunshine
Happy Man (I've Been) Searchin' So Long
Hard To Say I'm Sorry Another Rainy Day In New York City

Don't miss CHICAGO Live at the Von Braun Center, Sunday, April 26th at 8pm! Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 5 at 10am at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

www.Chicagotheband.com


For Release Monday, Nov. 3rd.

Ron White: NUTCRACKER TOUR
Tickets On Sale Friday November 7, 2014 at 10 AM.

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon returns to Huntsville with his new stand-up show, NUTCRACKER.

White has achieved three Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, two of the top rated one-hour specials in Comedy Central history, a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List, and CD and DVD sales of over 10 million units.

Tickets are $44.75 and $54.75.
Available at: Von Braun Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets
Charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000 online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Convenience & Facility Fees may apply.

FOR MATURE AUDIENCES

Saturday January 24, 2015
7:00 pm
Mark C. Concert Hall


Celtic Woman Announces Tour for 2015 -- 10th Anniversary Celebration

Emmy Nominated Irish Ensemble Brings Breathtaking New Show to 80 cities on North American Concert Tour

International music sensation Celtic Woman returns to North America in 2015 with a concert tour celebrating the group’s 10th anniversary together. Celtic Woman returns to the Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall Sunday, April 12, 2015, for two performances, at 3pm & 7pm. Tickets will go on sale Sept. 17th and will be available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticketmaster outlets.

It was a decade ago that Celtic Woman first traveled from Ireland to America to introduce millions of new fans to the group’s fresh fusion of Irish musical tradition, contemporary songcraft and state-of-the-art stage production. Since then, Celtic Woman's uplifting music has touched the hearts of a devoted audience that’s embraced the group’s massively popular public television specials and made the group’s CDs and DVDs into multi-platinum best-sellers.

The 10th Anniversary Celebration showcases four gifted Irish women – three world-class vocalists and a brilliant Celtic violinist – whose talent and charisma bring centuries of musical and cultural tradition to vibrant life. The 15 member ensemble includes a full band, bagpipers, Irish dancers and the Aontas Choir, all under the direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes. These anniversary performances will honor Celtic Woman’s musical history while looking to the future, with elaborate new set designs, glamorous new dresses and breathtaking choreography. The shows will feature a selection of fan favorites, encompassing Irish classics, gospel standards, classical favorites and contemporary material alongside memorable original compositions, bridging the past and present with the distinctive grace and style for which Celtic Woman has become known.

In addition to its success in America, Celtic Woman has achieved platinum-level sales in eight other countries. The group has sold more than eight million copies of its nine CDs and eight DVDs, making it the only all-female act to achieve multi-platinum success in the classical crossover and world music genres during the past decade. In the U.S., each of Celtic Woman’s nine CDs - the most recent being 2013’s Emerald Musical Gems - has debuted at #1 on Billboard's World Album chart, where the group has occupied the top slot for a record-breaking 112 consecutive weeks.

For complete tour schedule and ticket information, visit www.CelticWoman.com.


Feld Entertainment, Inc., Brings the #1 Animated Movie of All Time to Life
with Disney On Ice presents Frozen

Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt

Tickets go on presale Fall 2014 for Touring Skating Spectacular
Featuring Dynamic Sisters Anna and Elsa, Appearing for the First Time in a Live Production

Ellenton, FL – July 25th, 2014 – Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in producing live touring family entertainment, today announced that its 34th Disney On Ice spectacular will bring the Academy Award® winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen, to life. Due to overwhelming demand, Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt will play two separate engagements in Alabama.

Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center: June 3 – June 7, 2015

On Monday, November 3rd for Birmingham, AL and Monday, November 24th for Huntsville, AL tickets will go on VIP presale to all customers that have purchased tickets to Disney On Ice presents: Treasure Trove through Ticketmaster.com. All customers who order tickets through Ticketmaster.com for Disney On Ice presents: Treasure Trove will receive a unique presale password that gains access to the Frozen presale this fall. Customers may also register to become a Feld Preferred Customer at www.FeldEntertainment.com to gain access to presales and other special offers.

The Academy Award® winning tale will be told live for the first time in this production, capturing the dynamic between two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa. Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers. Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear. Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.”

“In our more than 30 years of producing Disney On Ice shows, Feld Entertainment has been waiting for a film like this,” says producer Nicole Feld. “While it might seem obvious that Frozen is well suited for the ice, this Disney On Ice production will touch audiences emotionally through innovative show elements and world-class skating.”

Frozen directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee add, “Seeing audiences around the world embrace Frozen has been the experience of a lifetime. And to now have the chance to consult with the talented team at Feld Entertainment and watch their creation come to life on ice, is thrilling.”

In Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by YoKids, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse take the audience through the magical story based in Arendelle, with special appearances by beloved Disney princesses and favorite characters from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story and Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, who come together to prove that true love is the greatest power of all. Director Patty Vincent says, “Our goal is to showcase these heartwarming characters in a way that allows the audience to cheer and sing along throughout this emotional journey.”

To create a completely immersive experience for the audience, the set design will encompass the space from the ice surface up through the air, drawing everyone into the story and closer to the characters. Families will feel that they are trekking up to the North Mountains with Anna, Kristoff and Sven, and they will tangibly experience the storm inside Elsa. Elsa’s magic will be enhanced by state-of-the art special effects while her emotions will be conveyed through powerful skating.

For a complete list of tour dates, visit the Disney On Ice website and stay current on the latest developments through social media, including instructions on how to access presale codes for tickets as early as May 20th:

· Facebook (www.facebook.com/DisneyOnIce)
· Twitter (@DisneyOnIce/@NicoleFeld (show’s producer twitter feed))
· YouTube (www.youtube.com/DisneyOnIce)

Members of the media should visit www.FeldEntertainment.com/Frozen for more information. Photos can be found at www.FeldInc.com/hrp (username: feldmedia; password: photos).

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About Feld Entertainment
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 75 countries and on six continents to date and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Nuclear Cowboyz®, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, Disney Live! Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt and Marvel Universe LIVE! More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at www.FeldEntertainment.com.

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