A Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winning artist with 30 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 50 million, Cyndi Lauper has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move. Lauper recently became a New York Times Best Selling author with her autobiography – Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir – published by Simon & Schuster and wrote the original score for the Tony award winning best musical Kinky Boots.
Gavin DeGraw is a multi-platinum selling singer, performer and songwriter. He first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, selling over 1 million copies. Gavin has released four additional albums, with the most recent Something Worth Saving, released in September of 2016 and features his latest hit single “She Sets The City On Fire.” Gavin been consistently touring around the world, including sold out dates with the legendary Billy Joel. Currently, DeGraw is co-headlining a Fall 2016 North American tour with recording artist Andy Grammer.
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Born in Oklahoma in 1937, legendary singer Wanda Jackson began performing while still in high school, and had signed with Capitol Records by the time she was 20. Her hit songs, including 1959’s “Let’s Have a Party,” climbed both the country and rock charts, earning her the “Queen of Rockabilly” title. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.
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An independent American rapper, Hoodie Allen began his career by releasing several mixtapes, which garnered moderate success in the underground music scene. His first official EP was titled All American, and debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200. A follow-up mixtape, Crew Cuts, was released the next year along with an acoustic version of All American. In October 2014, Hoodie officially released his debut studio album, People Keep Talking, which was successful with first week sales of over 30,000 along with a debut position of No. 8 on the Billboard 200. Hoodie followed up on his success in January 2016 and released his second studio album, Happy Camper.
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By age 21, Ricky Skaggs was already considered a “recognized master” of one of America’s most demanding art forms, striking his first chords on a mandolin over 50 years ago. This 14-time Grammy Award winner continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival in music. With 12 consecutive Grammy-nominated classics behind him, the diverse and masterful tones made by the gifted Skaggs come from a life dedicated to playing music that is both fed by the soul and felt by the heart. His life’s path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys while still leaving his musical roots intact.
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Anthony Kearns found fame by singing “The Impossible Dream” and winning a national talent contest in Ireland. Next, he took the American television audience by storm as a member of PBS super-group, The Irish Tenors, whose extraordinary collaborations include 5 television specials and 10 CDs, most Gold, Platinum, and Double Platinum. Now living in the U.S., his solo career includes television, major charity benefits, operas, and concerts with symphony orchestras. He’s performed for U.S. presidents, Pope Francis I, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and at countless events for veterans. Known for his vocal range, versatility, and incredible repertoire, which includes the greatest tenor arias ever written, Anthony does it all with class, style and perfection.
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She picked up a guitar at age 6. She wrote love songs at age 8. She was playing national stages by age 11. Tegan Marie’s sweet, clean vocals and sensitive interpretations have the 13 year old poised to be the superstar she was destined to become.
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Savannah Maddison is a 15-year old singer and songwriter, who founded “Savannah’s Soldiers,” a soldier appreciation organization that has sent over 100,000 letters to troops stationed overseas. Savannah has partnered with organizations including the World Golf Championships, Professional Bull Riders, Miami Heat, Miami Marlins, Florida Panthers, Boston Red Sox, Dallas Mavericks, and the Navy SEAL’s-operated Battlefrog Obstacle Race Course series. The organization has been featured on The Today Show, Fox & Friends, Larry King NOW, Huffington Post, and many other regional print and broadcast mediums.