Platinum-certified, rising pop star Meghan Trainor is a young singer-songwriter who made a splash on the music scene with her catchy, body-positive hit, "All About That Bass." The Massachusetts native has also penned tracks for such artists as Rascal Flatts, Hunter Hayes and more.
With a soaring one-of-a-kind voice and heartfelt ballads, Idina Menzel sings about life, its challenges, relationships and love. The New York native started her career singing at weddings and bar mitzvahs, and performing with rock bands in NYC clubs. In 1995, she landed the role of Maureen in the Broadway-bound 'Rent,' which went on to win four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2003, Menzel originated the role of Elphaba in the musical 'Wicked,' a part that earned her a leading-actress Tony. In 2013, she received a great deal of attention for her performance of "Let It Go" in the wildly popular Disney musical, "Frozen."
New Jersey native Jim Norton is best known for his unique point of view and outspoken humor. As a comedian, he has toured the country performing in front of sold out crowds. He is a New York Times best-selling author, radio personality and television host. Each day Jim is listened to by millions of devoted fans on the Opie and Anthony Radio Show for Sirius/XM Radio.
George Lopez is one of the premier comedic talents in the entertainment industry today. Maintaining an extremely active schedule as a stand-up comedian, George is a sell-out attraction coast to coast and has headlined concerts at prestigious venues. In 2001, Lopez hosted a major morning radio for Clear Channel Communications in Los Angeles and became the first Latino to headline the keystone morning radio slot on an English-language station in LA. In August 2005, Time Magazine recognized him as one of "The 25 Most Influential Hispanics In America." His sitcom, 'The George Lopez Show' aired on ABC from 2004 to 2007, and is seen in syndication on the CW and Nick at Nite. He now hosts a nighttime talk show on TBS.
Howie Mandel's versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, ranging from television to film and stage. From his work on the Emmy Award-winning 'St. Elsewhere' to the international (and also Emmy-nominated) 'Bobby's World,' Mandel has become a mainstay of the American comedy scene. Mandel can also be seen as host of the hit NBC game show, 'Deal or No Deal.'
Margaret Cho is a one-of-a-kind phenomenon, with a diverse and fervently loyal audience that includes gays and lesbians, Asian Americans, women, people of color, college students, comedy fans and basically anyone who has ever felt invisible. Great comics like Lenny Bruce, George Carlin and Richard Pryor all paved her way, but Margaret has a distinctive, outrageous, hilarious, individualistic and ultimately empowering personal voice. Cho has a way of disarming her audience, dismantling preconceptions and delivering punch lines that sting with wit and veracity.
Due largely in part to non-stop touring in the early '90s, Nebraska alt-rockers 311 built a big fan base for their rock-rap-reggae hybrid style of music. The group's name is taken from Omaha Police Department's code for indecent exposure.
Straight No Chaser has emerged as one of the world's premier a cappella groups. Gaining national attention as a YouTube phenomenon for their hilarious and brilliantly performed version of 'The 12 Days of Christmas' (11 million hits and counting), this group of friends, who founded the group as undergraduates at Indiana University, all of a sudden found themselves reunited...with unforgettable new material.
Cheek to Cheek debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts upon its release on Sept. 23, 2014. Now at 88, Bennett remains the oldest artist in music industry history to have an album on the #1 spot on the Billboard charts. Cheek To Cheek marks Lady Gaga's third consecutive #1 album release in just over three years. Both artists will be accompanied by a full orchestra along with each artist's jazz ensembles who will also serve as special guests for the evening.
Jill Scott made a name for herself by collaborating with the Roots on 'You Got Me,' a Top 40 pop hit in 1999. Scott released her debut album, 'Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1,' in July 2000, scoring a hit with 'A Long Walk.' 'Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2' came in 2004. Scott is touring behind her latest, 'The Light of the Sun.'
William Royce "Boz" Scaggs got his start as a guitarist and occasional lead singer with the Steve Miller Band, appearing on the band's first two albums, 'Children of the Future' and 'Sailor.' Over his 30 plus year career, the Grammy-winning musician has racked up a catalog of hits including 'Lido Shuffle,' 'Look What You've Done To Me,' 'Miss Sun,' 'Jo Jo,' 'Heart Of Mine,' 'Lowdown,' 'Harbor Lights,' 'We're All Alone' and many others. He had performed on tour with Donald Fagen and Michael McDonald together as one band billed as The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue.
You have seen them on television. Now come and see the 'Impractical Jokers' cast live. Don't miss this interactive comedy show with improv, never before seen videos inspired by the hit television show Impractical Jokers on TruTV, and more. Q, Sal, Joe and Murr have been entertaining each other for years with the most hilarious dares they could imagine. Now you can watch them on stage with their signature brand of comedy.
With a catalog of top-10 hits including "Fire and Rain," "Shower the People," "Carolina In My Mind," and "Mexico," beloved singer-songwriter James Taylor has earned over 40 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards as well as multiple Grammy Awards. His first "Greatest Hits" album earned the Recording Industry Association of America's elite Diamond Award, given for sales of over 10 million copies in the United States. In 1998 Taylor was honored with the Century Award, Billboard magazine's highest accolade, bestowed for distinguished creative achievement; and in 2000 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame and Songwriter's Hall of Fame.
Matchbox twenty frontman Rob Thomas made quite an impression with his guest vocal on Santana's 1999 Grammy winner, 'Supernatural.' Rob won three Grammys for Pop Collaboration with Vocals along with Santana, and Song of the Year with Itaal Shur - all for 'Smooth.' Now, while matchbox twenty has a short hiatus, Thomas steps out in front with his solo debut, '...something to be.'
Jerry Seinfeld has made the complete circle back to his performing roots. In 1989 he became a household name when he co-created 'Seinfeld' with Larry David and was on the air for nine years. The last episode aired to an audience of over 75 million viewers. Now, he is back performing stand-up, giving his fans new material...as well as satisfying returns to some of his classic routines.
A dominant force in rock music for nearly 50 years, YES has created some of rock's most enduring and compelling hits and has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. The band's celebrated discography includes hits such as "Owner of a Lonely Heart," "I've Seen All Good People" and "Roundabout." Nearly 20 different musicians have been a part of the band's line-up, which currently includes founding members Jon Davison and Chris Squire as well as guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White and keyboardist Geoff Downes.
Darius Rucker is best known as the lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish. As the band took a break from recording after the release of Musical Chairs in 1998, Rucker used his free time wisely and launched a solo career, which allowed the singer to explore his R&B and country influences.
The "Redheaded Stranger," Willie Nelson, is a country music and songwriting legend who has penned songs like "Crazy," "On the Road Again," "Hello Walls," "To All the Girls I've Loved Before" and many more. His career has spanned six decades, included more than 200 albums and been marked by his work as a songwriter, author, poet, activist, actor and iconic rebel.
Carlos Santana is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music. The band's sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and congas not generally heard in rock music. Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine listed Santana at number 20 on their list of the '100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.' He has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards.
Comedian/songwriter Jeff Foxworthy paid his dues by working 48 weeks a year on the road. The result: Foxworthy captured the award for Best Stand-Up Comic at the 1990 American Comedy Awards. He has opened for Garth Brooks, Jay Leno and The Judds.
Blessed with what The New York Times described as a "beautiful countertenor," singer Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled, Grammy Award-winning Simon & Garfunkel. Their greatest hits collection, which includes 'Mrs. Robinson,' 'Scarborough Fair,' 'The Sound of Silence,' 'The Boxer,' and 'Bridge Over Troubled Water,' among others, is the biggest selling album ever by a duo. Garfunkel has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry and recently released his 12th solo album, titled 'Some Enchanted Evening,' on Atco Records. 'Some Enchanted Evening' is a musical celebration of material from the 20th century's greatest songwriters, including Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Antonio Carlos Jobim and George Gershwin.
Jim Gaffigan's whimsical humor and clever, quiet style have made him one of the top five most successful touring comedians in the country. Add to that his familiarity with TV audiences, from commercials to appearances on 'Sex and the City' and 'That '70s Show,' to a run on Broadway in 'That Championship Season,' and his career continues to soar.