Kenny Rogers, Melissa Etheridge, Jordin Sparks, and Train to Join Star-Studded Performance Lineup Jordin Sparks to Co-Host Star-Spangled Concert with Host John Lithgow
BALTIMORE (August 15, 2014) – Star-Spangled 200, Inc. (SS200), Maryland Public Television (MPT) and dick clark productions (dcp) today announced additional talent for the Star-Spangled Concert. Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, Grammy Award-winning Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers, multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks, and multi-platinum Grammy award-winning band Train will perform at the Star-Spangled Concert taking place at Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, MD on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Sparks will co-host and actor, musician, and author John Lithgow will host Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem. The two-hour concert special will broadcast LIVE as part of THIRTEEN’S Great Performances series on PBS at 8 PM ET. The live television event is a highlight of Star-Spangled Spectacular, a weeklong celebration of the 200th anniversary of our national anthem.
Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014 13:39
4:45pm – Load-in time for crews Please use 5th Avenue entrance (look for Hatch Show Print sign) Free valet parking starts at 4:45pm! TV Truck parking one block up on 5th Ave. between Demonbreun and The Palm Media check-in is inside the 5th Avenue Lobby. You will be escorted to the exhibit space on 3rd floor for set-up
5:15pm – Press conference-style Q&A and photos with Kenny in exhibit space Mult box provided
5:45pm – B-roll opportunity in exhibit space
6:00pm – Reception in the Event Hall
Camera platform and mult box in back of room
6:30pm – Remarks and performances
a. Short ceremony: Kyle Young and Kenny Rogers to speak
b. Performances by Don Schlitz and Charlie Worsham
7:00pm – Reception moves to Conservatory lobby on 1st floor
9:00pm – Guests are welcome to explore new exhibit
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 16:31
THE ICONIC KENNY ROGERS TO PARTICIPATE IN UNIQUE INTERVIEW AT COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM SATURDAY, AUGUST 16
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 24, 2014) – Multi-talented legend Kenny Rogers will participate in a special interview at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on Saturday, August 16. The expert-led conversation will take place in conjunction with the debut of Kenny Rogers: Through the Years, a biographical exhibit in the museum’s East Gallery opening August 15, 2014, and running until June 14, 2015.
Rogers will recount memories from throughout his history-making life and career during the interview, which will be held in the museum’s CMA Theater at 2:30 p.m. Archival photographs and video will supplement the storytelling. The event is included with museum admission on August 16 and is free for museum members; seating is limited and a program pass is required. Those unable to attend in person are invited to listen and watch live online via countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming.
Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 16:06
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:55
SIKESTON, MO. (May 27, 2014) – Not very many performers can say they've been in the “business” for over 50 years. Not many can say they've played an instrumental role in the success of an organization that solely exists for the purpose of helping children with special needs. Not many can say they've returned five times throughout the years to hold concerts and continue to raise money for that organization. And certainly not many can say they've held an interest in that same organization for close to 40 years! But yes, Kenny Rogers has certainly earned his name on the building of that very organization…The Kenny Rogers Children’s Center in Sikeston, Missouri.
“It’s scary to think about where the Center would be today if it weren't for Kenny Rogers. Or rather, where the Center would NOT be today”, states Michelle Fayette, Executive Director of the Center. “The current building we are in today was made possible through Kenny’s efforts, the expansions, new equipment, updated equipment, and so much more, all are because he has cared enough throughout the years to continue his efforts in furthering our mission. You definitely can't make old friends like that! Thousands of children have come through these doors and have received life-changing therapies all because of him,” she adds. The Center covers numerous counties in Southeast Missouri and provides therapy to approximately 450 children on a monthly basis.”
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 15:28
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 24, 2014) – With driving artistic instinct, a trademark husky voice made for storytelling, polished showmanship and effortless charisma, Kenny Rogers conquered radio, television and film en route to becoming a beloved American icon. The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will pay tribute to Rogers with the cameo exhibition Kenny Rogers: Through the Years, which opens in the museum’s East Gallery on August 15, 2014, and runs through June 14, 2015.
“Kenny Rogers redefined and elevated country music superstardom in every sense,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “He blurred traditional genre lines and substantially expanded the core demographics of country music’s audience, all by being true to his unique artistic vision. His versatility is astounding. We could not be more thrilled to share this detailed presentation of his story.”
Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 18:15