Orianthi and John Legend & The Roots to Perform During Live Telecast
Paula M. Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization and Donald J. Trump, Owner of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that superstar musician Bret Michaels and NBC’s “Today” show co-host and correspondent Natalie Morales will host the “2010 Miss Universe Pageant” live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on August 23 (9-11 p.m. ET) on NBC. Orianthi, John Legend & The Roots will perform live during the competition.
International superstar Bret Michaels is an award-winning, multi platinum singer with over 70 million albums sold worldwide. Michaels is also a songwriter, producer, director and actor who was recently named season three winner of NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice.” Michaels first gained fame in the 1980s, and has produced chart-topping albums and singles ever since.
Natalie Morales joined the cast of the “Today” show in February 2006 as co-host and correspondent and she recently hosted the “2010 Miss USA Pageant.” Hispanic magazine named Morales one of the “Top Hispanics to Watch” in 2005 and one of the “Top Trendsetters” in 2003.
Orianthi, an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist, was first known for being Michael Jackson’s lead guitarist during his comeback concert series, “This Is It.” She will perform her hit song “According to You” during the swimsuit competition. Orianthi’s debut album “Believe” was released worldwide at the end of last year.
New musical collaboration John Legend & The Roots (“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”) will set the tone for the evening gown portion of the telecast. Legend is the recipient of six Grammy Awards and The Roots are renowned for their soulful, eclectic approach to hip-hop, which includes live instrumentals. John Legend & The Roots will release their forthcoming album, “WAKEUP!” September 21.
“It doesn’t get hotter than being in Las Vegas during the month of August,” said Trump.” “Add more than 80 of the world’s most beautiful women converging to compete for the crown of Miss Universe along with Bret Michaels, Natalie Morales, Orianthi and John Legend & The Roots…Las Vegas is going to be scorching hot!”
The two-hour television event, comprised of contestants representing over 80 countries around the world, will compete in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Worldwide distribution of the competition has topped over 190 countries and territories in past years.
Miss Universe 2009, Stefania Fernandez, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the live broadcast. During her reign, Fernandez has traveled the globe as an advocate for HIV/AIDS education and awareness. Miss Universe 2010 will continue this work throughout her reign.
Viewers can see images of all the contestants and vote for the 2010 Miss Photogenic Universe® at www.nbc.com. The award is given to the contestant who best exemplifies beauty through the lens of a camera. The winner of the online vote will be revealed during the live telecast.
Tickets to the Miss Universe Preliminary and Finals competitions at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com and at (800) 745-3000.
Last night as I was leaving the Hard Rock Cafe, the video “Hang Tough” started blasting across all of the TV Screens in the restaurant. Needless to say, I stopped in my tracks. The thing I love about this video is it shows Tesla doing what they do best, rocking out! Check out the clip below!
Frontiers Records announces the re-release in limited edition of some of long out of print classic releases of its catalogue on August 27th. Subject to the
campaign will be four albums.
WETTON / DOWNES Icon, the album that marked the reunion between Geoff Downes and John Wetton. Originally released in 2005, this is the album that re-sparkled the flame between the two artists and brought later two more albums and the original ASIA line-up reunion. This edition will see the addition of 5 bonus tracks: Heat of the Moment 05; Paradox/ Let Me Go (different version); The Smile Has Left Your Eyes 05; In The End (different version); There In Your Bed (which originally appeared on the Heat of the Moment 05 EP). Details and samples available on www.frontiers.it/album/4740/
HURRICANE Liquifury, the third album from the amazing US Hard Rock band featuring singer Kelly Hansen (who later went on to join Foreigner) and drummer
Jay Schellen (who will shortly appear on the Unruly Child reunion album). This reissue will include two bonus tracks: Push, Promises (both have originally
appeared on the Japanese edition of the album). Details and samples available on www.frontiers.it/album/4741/
SEVENTH KEY Seventh Key, the debut album from the collaboration between KANSAS bassist Billy Greer and former CITY BOY guitar player Mike Slamer. Both have played together in STREETS, the band formed by Steve Walsh in his brief hiatus from Kansas from 1983 to 1986. This album includes some songs which were originally demoed for the KANSAS Power album and feature performances from Steve Morse, Phil Ehart, Steve Walsh and Rich Williams among others. This reissue adds two bonus tracks The Storm Rages On (original Japanese bonus track) and Remember You Well (US bonus track which was written by the other ex KANSAS, Kerry Livgren). Details and samples available on www.frontiers.it/album/4742/
SEVENTH KEY The Raging Fire, the bands second album. From a studio project SEVENTH KEY evolved in a more stable unit which saw Greer and Slamer joined by Terry Brock and Jamie Thompson. Defined as A brilliant album! by Melodicrock.com at the time of the release, this reissue comes with one bonus
track Love Train. Details and samples available on www.frontiers.it/album/4743/
NEW RELEASES COMING SOON!
WORK OF ART
Singer Lars Sarfsund is currently completing the vocal track recordings for the highly anticipated second album from WORK OF ART, the Swedish Melodic Rock band that took the scene by storm with the release of the self / titled debut in February 2008. The working title of the new album will be In Progress and
Frontiers looks to release in before the end of 2010. Melodic Rock fans can expect a real step forward and the guys will deliver nothing else than a stunning release!
ALLEN / LANDE
Frontiers Records informs that the release of ALLEN / LANDE third album The Showdown, originally planned for September, is postponed to November 2010. We apologize with the fans for the unexpected delay.
Some very positive press results are blessing the return of ex HAREM SCAREM singer Harry Hess fronting FIRST SIGNAL, the new project produced by Dennis Ward of PINK CREAM 69. Some of the most remarkable ones include:
FIRST SIGNAL is a well-constructed and melodic-as-hell album that welcomes Harry Hess and melodic rock fans with open arms. Rockeyez
If you dig Melodic Rock and the old Harem Scarem stuff then this album is something you will enjoy. Welovemetal.com
For die hard fans of Harem Scarem is First Signal featuring Harry Hess a good news show, its finger liking good Furyrocks.com
Simply put, First Signal is one of the contenders for being one of the best melodic rock albums of 2010. Ytsejam.com
Enjoy again the videoclip for the awesome albums opener This City:
The US-Greek Hard Rock unit OUTLOUD is working already on the follow up to their successful self titled debut release. RockpagesTV “invaded” Basement Studios were the band is working and talked with drummer Mark Cross and guitarist Bob Katsionis about the recording of their sophomore album, the differences with the first and Outloud’s characteristics. You can read the entire interview at http://rockpages.gr or enjoy the interview clicking here:
THE MURDER OF MY SWEET
The very well known Japanese actor/singer Anna Tsuchiya will use the original THE MURDER OF MY SWEET song “Follow The Rain” (titled “Shout In The Rain” in her version) as the lead off single from her third album released in Japan on Avex. The song in this new version can be enjoyed in this attractive videoclip
Its very rare that a Japanese artist decides to cut a single with an already available song – but Avex and Anna T loved the track very much and the band
feels honoured by their choice. THE MURDER OF MY SWEET are scheduled to appear live at the forthcoming Raismes Festival in France on September 11th.