Choreographer/Co-Founder ZAYA SOSHO discusses THE FUTURE KINGZ evolution leading up to their sensational appearance on NBC/Universal’s 13th Season of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT where they won over all four judges. Zaya also talks about the being part of a creative brotherhood and importance of bringing dance to underprivileged children in Chicago. For more information visit thefuturekingz.com Read more
Chicago’s very own Blues/R&B artist, Ms. Trysh discusses winning over all four judges with her rendition of “Never Stop Loving You”. Ms. Trysh also dishes on her fabulous catering career and performing in some of Chicago’s greatest Blues venues. Read more
Chicago native Caroline Baran discusses winning over the America’s Got Talent judges with her soulful rendition of ‘Take Me To Church’ on the June 5, 2018 Audition round. On the heels of the most viewed season in five years, the 13th season of “America’s Got Talent” is back and premiered as the #1 digital reality competition show season premiere of 2018 with creator and judgeSimon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel.
Supermodel, entrepreneur and CEO Tyra Banks joins the team as host, and the series returns to Los Angeles with live shows from the famed Dolby Theatre.
David Hyde Pierce discusses his latest theater and concert projects as well as reminiscing about his 11 year run on NBC’s FRAISER.
David will return to Broadway alongside Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! in March 2017. He won the Tony for Curtains and was nominated for his work in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; his additional Broadway credits as a performer include La Bête, Accent on Youth, Spamalot and The Heidi Chronicles. He directed the recent Main Stem production of It Shoulda Been You. Pierce is perhaps best known for playing the psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on NBC’s Frasier, for which he won four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
13 year old opera singer and Chicago native LAURA BRETAN discusses her incredible journey on this past season’s America’s Got Talent, where she became a Top Ten Finalist. Laura kicked off season 11 of AGT, being featured on the very first audition episode and instantly won the crowd and judges over with her incredible performance of Nessun Dorma– so much that judge Mel B pressed the Golden Buzzer which sent Laura straight to the live show/quarterfinals!
Encouraged by her mother, Laura Bretan has been singing in church since she was a four-year-old girl. At age seven, while listening to Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty,” she realized she can sing in a different manner, however she continued to sing only Christian music.
A couple of years ago, in 2014, she started to listen to other genres and to learn some arias. She fell in love with classical music and has been an aspiring opera singer ever since. She believes she can touch people’s hearts with her voice and hopes she can inspire others, especially teenagers, to enjoy opera as much as she does after realizing that it is the most complex form of art. Her favorite composers are Giacomo Puccini and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Follow Laura on Twitter @TheLauraBretan
‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’ SEASON 12 NATIONWIDE OPEN AUDITIONS COMING TO CHICAGO ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12
WHAT: The #1 show of the summer for the past decade and celebrating its most watched season in five years, America’s Got Talent will host Season 12 open call auditions in Chicago on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the McCormick Place. Chicago is the first stop on a 10-city nationwide search for America’s next big undiscovered entertainer.
Interested acts can register now by visiting www.AGTAuditions.com, where they will also find additional details as well as helpful tips for auditioning. Acts unable to make it to one of the 10 audition cities also have the option to submit an online audition via this same website.
WHERE: McCormick Place 2301 S King Dr., Chicago, IL 60616
WHEN: Saturday, November 12: Open Call Auditions
‘AGT’ will host Season 12 auditions in 10 cities including Chicago, IL; Austin, TX; Cleveland, OH; Jacksonville, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Las Vegas, NV; New York, NY; Charleston, SC; Memphis, TN and Los Angeles, CA
Online auditions are also available for anyone unable to make it to one of the 10 audition tour stops AGTAuditions.com.
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Best Selling Author and popular PBS Host, RICK STEVES, discusses his upcoming lecture, “Travel As A Political Act”, which tells how travel has shaped his world view, social activism, and political work. Steve also talks about how social media has changed the world of both travel and politics.
“Rick Steves: Travel as a Political Act” comes to the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) located at 425 Fawell Blvd.on the campus of College of DuPage Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $35-$45. A free MAC chat precedes the lecture beginning at 1 p.m. For tickets or more information visit AtTheMAC.org or call 630.942.4000. Read more
BEST-SELLING AUTHOR AND POPULAR PBS HOST RICK STEVES SHARES HIS WORLD VIEW OF TRAVEL IN “TRAVEL AS A POLITICAL ACT” AT THE MAC SATURDAY, OCT. 22 AT 2 P.M.
Rick Steves, host and writer of the popular PBS series “Rick Steves’ Europe” and bestselling author of more than 50 European travel books, shares his world view of travel in a special lecture, “Travel as a Political Act” at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. This event is presented as part of the College of DuPage College Lecture Series. A free MAC Chat will take prior to the lecture at 1 p.m. Provided by COD Faculty and staff of the Field Studies/Study Abroad department. Their lecture will focus on what is means to be a global citizen as well as learn about the opportunities offered here at COD to discover that the world in your classroom. Read more
Drum Corps International to Appear on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Facebook Premiere of Clash of the Corps
Drum Corps International – Marching Music’s Major League™ (DCI) will appear Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s exclusive Clash of the Corps premiere on Tuesday, October 4 at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT as he hosts a live streaming event on his Facebook page for more than 56 million fans at www.facebook.com/DwayneJohnson