Thursday, January 19, 2012

Stars of Tomorrow Finalists Take the Stage at the Fox Theatre on March 11

Variety of Georgia Stages Talent Competition to Crown First Champion at Celebrated City Landmark

This fall, Variety of Georgia announced its inaugural talent competition, Stars of Tomorrow, and eligible hopefuls across the state submitted videos of their best performances. After much deliberation and two rounds of preliminary judging, the top 10 finalists will take the stage this spring.

Stars of Tomorrow hosts its final competition at The Fox Theatre on March 11. The showcase raises the curtain on the top 10 vocalists as they perform highly anticipated acts for an eager audience. Friends and family join show-business veterans and community influencers for an evening of fun, philanthropy and dream-chasing as Stars of Tomorrow crowns its champion.

The top 10 Stars of Tomorrow finalists include:

Jenna Bass, age 17, Lilburn resident
Kirstyn Burkhalter, age 15, Snellville resident
Lydia Flock, age 15, Atlanta resident
Nariah Francis, age 17, Atlanta resident
Lauren Hill, age 13, Flowery Branch resident
Lindsey Marcus, age 15, Dunwoody resident
Daniel Mata, age 15, Marietta resident
Krysta Nick, age 14, Peachtree City resident
Destini Shelton, age 16, Douglasville resident
Marguerite Yearns, age 13, Sandy Springs resident

The winner of the Stars of Tomorrow singing competition will enjoy a trip for four to Universal Studios Hollywood, including accommodations, park access and transportation. The talented teen also receives an audition for the Theater of the Stars series in Atlanta, a professional photo shoot, a custom-made demo CD and tickets to an upcoming performance at The Fox Theatre.

The first and second runners-up each receive an audition for the Theater of the Stars series in Atlanta, a professional photo shoot, a custom-made demo CD and tickets to an upcoming performance at The Fox Theatre.

Stars of Tomorrow benefits Variety of Georgia initiatives across the state and aims to shine a light on Georgia’s promising young talent. Event co-chairs Carolyn Lee Wills and Former Chief Barker Mike Dangerfield help further the organization’s commitment to enhancing the lives of area youth. Through this competition, teens not only showcase their chops for industry leaders but develop skills they will use for years to come.

Ticket sales for the final Stars of Tomorrow competition benefit Variety of Georgia. To purchase tickets, or to learn more about the top 10 finalists, visit

For more information, contact Chase Evangeline Andrews at 678.994.4210 or

About Variety of Georgia, Tent 21

Tent 21 was established in Atlanta in 1939 as the 21st chapter of Variety International, commonly known as the World's Greatest Children's Charity. Variety of Georgia is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

The charity’s mission is to aid and enhance the lives of children in need who may be challenged by physical and/or mental disabilities, poverty, abuse or neglect. Echoing the first Variety fundraising event, a circus-themed affair held under a big-top, clubs are often called "Tents" and members "Barkers.”

Following the tradition of the founders of the first Tent in Pittsburgh, Pa., 80 percent of the members of Tent 21 hail from the motion picture industry, though membership is open to all who care about children.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Daughtry Announces First Leg of its "Break the Spell 2012 Tour" -- Atlanta, March 27th

Daughtry joins the fight against malaria, donating $1 of every ticket sold to "Malaria No More"

Special Guest Pop Rock Group SafetySuit and Opening the Show is Singer Songwriter Mike Sanchez

DAUGHTRY has announced the first leg of its upcoming tour in support of the multi-platinum selling rock band’s third album, Break The Spell (19 Recordings/RCA Records). Tickets for the Cobb Energy Centre date go on sale Friday January 27th.

Daughtry’s “Break The Spell Tour” will begin its first leg on March 20 in Buffalo, NY and continue through April 30 when it concludes in New York, NY. Singer Chris Daughtry, guitarists Josh Steely and Brian Craddock, bassist Josh Paul and drummer Robin Diaz are excited to bring their bigger than life show into theaters across the country to provide an intimate experience for fans.

Daughtry is pleased to welcome special guest Nashville-based pop rock group SafetySuit whose new album These Times. debuted No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Opening the show is singer-songwriter Mike Sanchez.

Daughtry is also dedicated to using its position to raise awareness about a number of charitable causes. For the "Break The Spell 2012 Tour," the band will help combat Africa's battle against malaria by donating $1 from every ticket sold to Malaria No More, a leading humanitarian organization determined to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015.

The upcoming first leg of the tour will give fans a chance to experience a number of new tracks from Break The Spell, like the chart-climbing hits “Crawling Back To You” and “Renegade.” Singer Chris Daughtry says: “We recorded a hard-hitting rock album that is primed to blow the doors off these great theaters. Fans who come out are going to get an incredible show every night.”

Daughtry has scored four No. 1 hits, garnered four Grammy nominations, sold over seven million albums and played sold out concerts around the world in less than four years. Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the fastest selling rock debut in Soundscan history and its follow up Leave This Town marked the quintet’s second consecutive No. 1 album. Daughtry’s latest album Break The Spell, which was certified gold in 4 weeks, builds on the band’s reputation for melodic hooks and anthemic choruses while providing a powerful showcase for Chris Daughtry’s emotionally resonant voice.



20 Buffalo, NY Shea's Performing Arts Center
21 Reading, PA Reading Eagle Theater at the Sovereign Center
24 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
25 Cleveland, OH Palace Theatre
27 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
28 Little Rock, AR Robinson Center Music Hall
30 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
31 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace Theater


2 Columbus, OH Veteran's Memorial
3 Cincinnati, OH Music Hall
4 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center
7 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
9 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
11 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
14 Boca Raton, FL Mizner Park Amphitheater
15 Jacksonville, FL Moran Theatre at the Times Union Center
17 Columbia, SC Township Auditorium
18 Richmond, VA Landmark Theater
20 W. Long Branch, NJ The MAC at Monmouth University
21 Syracuse, NY Landmark Theater
23 Lowell, MA Lowell Memorial
24 Newark, NJ NJ PAC
27 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods
28 Albany, NY Palace Theater
30 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom

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