Thursday, April 16, 2009

Entertainment Update for 2009

ACM News!

Congratulations to Big E ’09 headliners, Sugarland, Academy of Country Music “Duo of the Year” and to Jamey Johnson for his ACM Song of the Year award for “In Color.”

Sweet Addition to Comcast Arena Stage Line-Up

Sugarland, Academy of Country Music’s (ACM) 2009 Duo of the Year, Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles, will thrill audiences with new hits and their award-winning style.
The twosome has taken home numerous Country Music Association and American Music awards. Matt Nathanson will open the Oct. 2 show at 8 p.m.

Stay tuned as ticket information and the On Sale date become available. Please join our mailing list to receive information on this and other aspects of The Big E. Visit to sign up.

Soon to be 17-year-old Charice has amazed audiences around the world with her larger than life voice and vibrant personality. She began on Little Big Star, a show loosely patterned after American Idol, which premiered on Filipino television in 2005. Since then, she has astonished viewers of the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Oprah and Good Morning America and has sung with renowned stars Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. Charice belts out tunes from Pop to R&B to Soul, boasting an enormous, mature voice that knocks the socks off of anyone listening. See and hear for yourself! This free show takes place Friday, September 18 at 8 p.m.

British rock band, Foghat, shook up the blues-rock scene in the 70s with their dominating electric and electric slide guitar. Out of their five gold albums came hits “Fool For The City,” “I Just Wanna Make Love To You” and “Slow Ride,” which is featured on today’s ever popular Guitar Hero 3. While band mates have changed throughout the years, today, Charlie Huhn, Bryan Bassett, Craig MacGregor and Roger Earl rock crowds all over the nation with their Classic hits. Catch them free on Saturday, September 19 at 8 p.m.

Entertainment Update for Court of Honor Stage

Richard Street, former lead singer of the Temptations, Sept. 18 - 21, 3 & 8 p.m. – This former lead singer of Motown’s legendary Temptations brings original hits of the group along with other classic sensations from the Motown years.

Terry Sylvester of the Hollies, Sept. 22 - 26, 3 & 8 p.m. – Terry Sylvester performs hits from the Hollies, such as “Carrie Ann,” “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,” “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” and “The Air That I Breathe.” In addition, Terry brings to the stage songs and stories from his early days when he collaborated with the Beatles and other popular groups of the 60s and 70s.

“Mack the Knife” The Music and Life of Bobby Darin
, Sept. 27 - 30, 3 & 8 p.m. – Chaz Esposito stars as Bobby Darin, performing the classic hit songs of the talented performer and icon of the 50s and 60s. Besides the famous hit "Mack the Knife," other Bobby Darin classics include "Splish Splash," "Dream Lover," "Beyond the Sea," "Things," "You're The Reason I'm Living" and "If I Were A Carpenter."

Thelma Houston, Oct. 1 - 4, 3 & 8 p.m. – Thelma Houston brings her hits, including “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” to The Big E. Never skipping a beat, the multi-talented singer, songwriter, actress and international performer gets audiences grooving to the R&B rhythm of her show.
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