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The Pasadena Playhouse announced cast members for this year’s Panto at the Playhouse SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT. The cast will feature Disney Recording Artist Olivia Holt as “Aurora” (Disney’s “I Didn’t Do It”), Lucy Lawless as “Carabosse” (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” “Spartacus”), David Engel as “Nanny Tickle” (Broadway’s “La Cage aux Folles,” “Seussical”), Tamyra Gray as “The Good Fairy” (“American Idol,” Broadway’s “Bombay Dreams” and “Rent”) and returning from last year’s Panto at the Playhouse production of Aladdin and His Winter Wish, Ben Giroux as “Silly Billy” (CW’s “Hart of Dixie).

SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight opens December 10, 2014 and plays through January 4, 2015 at The Pasadena Playhouse.

Also returning from last year’s hugely successful Panto at The Playhouse production of Aladdin and His Winter Wish, will be director Bonnie Lythgoe (“So You Think You Can Dance”), choreographer Spencer Liff (Emmy nominee “So You Think You Can Dance”) and musical director Michael Orland (“American Idol”). The book is by Kris Lythgoe, scenic and costume design by Lythgoe Family Productions, and the LFP producers include Kris Lythgoe, Bonnie Lythgoe, Becky Lythgoe and Jason Haigh Ellery.

Lythgoe Family Productions produces fun, musical theatre the whole family can enjoy. Known for their creativity and involvement in television hits “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” the Lythgoes are dedicated to bringing affordable theatre to families across America. Based on the Grimm fairytales, each story has been modernized with topical scripts for parents and well known pop songs for kids. The Lythgoes pride themselves on creating a memorable experience a family can share together. Past Panto at The Playhouse productions include: A Snow White Christmas starring Ariana Grande and Neil Patrick Harris and Aladdin and His Winter Wish starring Ben Vereen, Bruce Vilanch, and Ashley Argota.

Playhouse Artistic Director Sheldon Epps says “I am very pleased to continue our much cherished collaboration with Lythgoe Family Productions with this year’s exciting panto version of SLEEPING BEAUTY. I know that we will once more have holiday magic, music, and enchantment on our stage with this production. We are beginning to put together a wonderful cast and creative team that I know will deliver this material with great style, wit, and theatricality.”

“We are so excited to be back for our third installment of Panto at The Playhouse! We continue our drive and passion, along with Sheldon Epps and Elizabeth Doran, to introduce new and young audiences to the theatre through Panto. With such a great cast, SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight is set to become the most successful Panto yet. The must see magical event for families this holiday season,” adds LFP producers Kris and Becky Lythgoe.

An updated version of the classic Grimm fairytale, in the style of a traditional British family Panto, SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight is a singing and soaring winter adventure that features family-friendly magic, with a comedic twist, dancing (with “So You Think You Can Dance” alumni), a live pony, interaction with the audience and contemporary music from Jessie J’s “Domino” to John Legend’s “All Of Me,” Pharrell Williams “Happy” to Survivor’s “Eye of The Tiger” and more. A Panto is known for its interactive style and humor that appeals to everyone from ages 2 – 102! “Those who have never been to a panto will have a glorious introduction to the forum.” – Los Angeles Times.

Before every performance, guests and their families are invited to enjoy a “Winter Wonderland” event in The Playhouse’s Engemann Family Courtyard, complete with holiday carolers, crafts, activities, games, Santa Claus and photo opportunities.

SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight will play from December 10, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The Pasadena Playhouse is located at 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101. The performance schedule is Monday at 7:30 p.m. (Dec. 29 only); Tuesdays – Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 12:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; Special matinees — Wednesday, December 24 at 4:00 pm; Friday, December 26 at 4:00 pm; Tuesday, December 30 at 4:00 pm.

Tickets are available by calling The Pasadena Playhouse at 626-356-7529, online 24 hours a day at http://www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org, or by visiting The Pasadena Playhouse Box Office, Tuesday – Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. during non-performance dates. On performance dates the Box Office is open Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets for SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight range from $34.00 – $74.00, with Premium Seating available for $125.00. Child single tickets are available for Rear Orchestra and Rear Mezzanine seating ranging from $24.00 – $64.00.

Golden Tickets are available for an additional $50.00 each and are limited to 10 Golden Tickets per performance. A Golden Ticket allows the ticketholder (children only) a special on-stage experience during the production.

Service and theatre restoration fees apply to all purchases. Group Sales (8 or more) are available by calling 626-921-1161.

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Unicef and Thirst project are great charities that are helping people in countries where kids don’t have enough food, water or medicine!

Thirst Project builds wells in villages providing life giving water. Without wells girls and woman must walk miles and miles a day on dangerous roads. The girls often can’t go to school if they are the ones who are in charge of getting water. Also, when people drink water from lakes, it is dirty and filled with animal feces and parasites. Millions of people especially children die from the diseases they get from dirty water.

Unicef gives food, water, shelter and medicine to people on need. The Ebola outbreak is killing 1000’s of people in some African countries and kids are becoming orphans. Unicef is finding and helping these kids.

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I meet a lot of celebs and go to a lot events where I can get autographs and promotional merchandise !

I have special gifts/ prizes I’ll be sending to people who donate to either charity on MY page.

https://www.crowdrise.com/AlexiRob

For a $5 donation I have these cool stickers from WildFlower cases and tattoos from Shake it Up.

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I also have Hobbit Bookmarks and Harry Potter trading cards for $5.00 donations

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I have tons of stuff from Beauty Con, D23 Expo, charity events, conventions. Follow me on Twitter @alexirob and let me know what thank you gifts you are interested in and I’ll let you know if I still have it. Somethings like the One Direction headband and Kian Lawley shirts will be gifts for $20 donations – the cards are gifts for $10 donations. I have Pretty Little Liars, 5th Harmony, Switched at Birth.

I have limited amounts of things – I’m not selling them- just letting you know how much I appreciate your donations by sending these as thank you gifts!

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Here’s the link to my donation pages – I’m trying to reach personal fundraising goals so the thank you gifts are only for donations to my pages .

https://www.crowdrise.com/AlexiRob

Thanks! If you have questions ask me on twitter @alexirob or Instagram @alexi.rob

Thanks for helping me help these kids who really need it!

Here are some things I can send for donations .

Depending on how rare they are or how big the celeb is, I’m hoping for donations of $20-$50
Tweet me and let me know how much you can donate and which item you want. DON’T JUST DONATE AND ASK FOE ME TO MAIL YOU SOMETHING. I may have already promised it or someone may have offered a bigger donation for it.

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Meet YouTuber Andrea Russett October 17, 2014.
Donate a coat and meet Andrea.

Here’s info from their website:

Join us Friday October 17th for the return of “Truck Load Of Coats.”
We’ll be broadcasting from 6 am until 6 pm from two different Safeway locations. We are accepting donations at 1779 Boones Ferry Rd & I5 in Lake Oswego and at 3930 S.E. Powell Blvd in Portland.
Plus, YouTube star Andrea Russsett is joining us at the Boones Ferry location from 3 pm until 6 pm taking selfies with anyone who makes a donation.
Clean out you closet, empty those dresser drawers and come help us fill up these semi-trucks!

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All About Us
Sierra Deaton, Alex Kinsey

CD Signing
Barnes & Noble is honored to welcome Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton when they visit on Saturday, October 11 to sign their new CD, It’s About Us. We will begin wristband distribution with CD purchase at 9:00 am on Tuesday, October 7.
Saturday October 11, 2014 5:00 PM

The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036, 323-525-0270

Special Instructions
This is a wristbanded event. Barnes & Noble at The Grove will begin distributing wristbands for the October 11 signing when our store opens at 9:00 am on Tuesday, October 7. Should you have any questions, please call our store at 323.525.0270.

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Irwindale, Calif. – – Eleven well-known names in the entertainment world are about to suit up, strap on helmets, and buckle into 450-horsepower, NASCAR-style stock cars. This special celebrity race will take place at Irwindale Speedway, located about 25 miles East of Hollywood.

Set for the evening of Saturday, September 27 and benefitting Wounded Warrior Project®, celebrities from television, sports, and film will be racing identical S2, tube-framed, fiberglass-bodied stock cars, each powered by a full race 450-horsepower V-8 engine.

This special celebrity race is the feature event for a night of championship NASCAR racing on the wide, fast, banked Irwindale oval. Scheduled to put pedals to the metal on the 27th are:

Corbin Bleu – “High School Musical,” “Dancing With the Stars”
Matt D’Andria – GQ’s “Car Collectors,” Co-Host “Car Cast”
Brett Davern – MTV’s “Awkward”
Doug Fregin – Co-founder Research In Motion, makers of BlackBerry
Brian Austin Green – “Anger Management,” “Beverly Hills, 90210″
Mark-Paul Gosselaar – “Franklin & Bash,” “Saved by the Bell”
Tricia Helfer – “Battlestar Galactica,” “Killer Women”
Nathan Kress – “iCarly,” “Into The Storm”
Mark Kriski – KTLA 5 Meteorologist
Tito Ortiz – former UFC Champion, Hall of Famer
Erik Valdez – “Graceland,” “General Hospital”

“We really have an all-star ‘cast’ for this race,” said track President /CEO Jim Cohan. “We truly appreciate all of the celebrities’ personal commitments to making this a great event for Wounded Warrior Project®. There are no stand-ins or stunt doubles for this one. Each of these celebrities have put in many hours of training and practice on the racetrack here at Irwindale,” he went on. “They’re all learning that controlling a fast stock car on a fast race course like this one is a complex job … they’re learning their ‘lines’ well!”

The special celebrity charity event will be part of a full night of NASCAR racing that will see racing machines from the very smallest with Universal Studios Hollywood Bandoleros (starting age to race is 8 years old), to the Lucas Oil Late Models, Irwindale Race Trucks, Super Stocks, Seidner’s Collision Centers Mini-Stocks, and the INEX Legend Cars.

About Wounded Warrior Project®

Wounded Warrior Project is recognizing its ten-year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its commitment to serving injured veterans for their lifetime.The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP currently serves more than 54,000 warriors and 7,500 family members through its unique 20 programs and services. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

DISCOUNT TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE 24/7 ON LINE AT

http://www.irwindaleeventcenter.com
THROUGH MIDNIGHT, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

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Nathan Kress is inviting fans to meet him at the fun event raising money for charity!

Here’s what he said on his Instagram account:

Nathan Kress
Guess what guys?? I’m back in the Celeb Charity Race on 9/27 at ‪#‎IrwindaleSpeedway‬ benefitting @WWPinc! The guys at Hawaii Five-0 were nice enough to move my itinerary so that I could get home early and still be able to participate. So it’s time to get your tickets and help me win the Fan Favorite Award! If you buy your tickets at the door, or call the Speedway at 626-538-1100 to order, tell them you’re coming to see me! I’m signing autographs on the night of the race at 5:30, so I would love to see you there come support a great cause and see a heck of a race! We’re training hard, it’s gonna be exciting!

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R5, Lucy Hale And Sabrina Carpenter Set To Take The Stage At T.J. Martell Foundation’s 6th Annual Family Day Los Angeles On Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 – KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

SOURCE T.J. Martell Foundation

Ken Bunt, President of Disney Music Group, To Be Honored with Humanitarian Award at Family Friendly Event on CBS Back Lot in Studio City, CA

Citibank to Host Exclusive Member 4-Day Ticket Pre-Sale Starting Today

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — T.J. Martell Foundation’s 6th Annual Family Day Los Angeles, one of the organization’s signature events, returns Sunday, November 16 with live music performances by pop/rock group R5, singer/actress Lucy Hale and co-star of the Disney Channel hit show “Girl Meets World” Sabrina Carpenter. The fun begins at 12p.m. and runs until 4p.m. on the CBS Studio Center Back Lot in Studio City, Calif., with all proceeds going toward leukemia, cancer and AIDS research.

Citi® cardmembers will have exclusive access to purchase tickets for Family Day before the general public in a presale beginning today, Tuesday, September 16th at 10 a.m. through Saturday, September 20th at 10:00 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete details on presale and preferred tickets for Citi cardmembers, visit http://www.citiprivatepass.com.

Ken Bunt, President of Disney Music Group, will be honored with the Humanitarian Award at the family-friendly event. Bunt oversees all of The Walt Disney Company’s recorded music and music publishing operations including Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records and Disney Music Publishing.

The performing music artists announced for the annual event are no strangers to the Disney family. Besides starring in “Pretty Little Liars,” Hale has appeared on numerous Disney shows, while Ross Lynch of R5 is best known for his role as Austin in “Austin & Ally” and Sabrina Carpenter is making people laugh regularly on the new hit show “Girl Meets World.” Collectively, the music sensations entertain millions worldwide via the stage and on TV.

“The T.J. Martell Foundation does such important work and Ken Bunt has been so supportive in my musical journey, that I’m completely honored and thrilled to be a part of the day,” says Hale.

This event is fun for the whole family! Your ticket includes food, activities, access to the performances and meet and greets as the performers schedules and time allows!

Many Disney actors and actresses attend this event as well.

This is an event you won’t want to miss!

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