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On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Diversity News Publications, founder of Diversity News Team #3960 for AIDS Walk LA 2012 and publisher of Diversity News Magazine announced that Diversity News Magazine is an official media partner for the second year in a row for the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2012, which is the largest AIDS fundraising event in California to be held on Sunday, October 14, 2012 in West Hollywood, CA.
“I couldn’t be more proud of my friends and fellow supporters over at Diversity News 3960 for AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2012. Every year Steven Escobar finds new ways to give back to the community and to keep a complacent public informed. I congratulate Diversity News Magazine for becoming for the second time, media partners of AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2012. Keep up the good work! Respect and good will,” said Cynthia Manley, recording artist and board of directors of Diversity News Magazine.
From 2003 to present, Diversity News Team #3960 has been recruiting members to walk the 10k (6.2 mile) main event and raise money for AIDS Walk LA, benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles and other non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles County.
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Diversity News Publications is always looking for ways to give back to the community. A wonderful way to do this is by participating in AIDS WALK Los Angeles, benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles and other nonprofit community organizations. AIDS Walk LA is this Sunday, October 14, 2012. You can still register or make a donation online for the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles by visiting http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles
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Published by Diversity News Publications, is a consumer news magazine covering news, entertainment, features, awards, sports, events and much more. DiversityNewsMagazine.com, an online & special print consumer news magazine that is visited by close to two million visitors a month while growing each day. It is another venue for advertisers to advertise their products or services on the classified and display pages. The purpose of the magazine is to educate and inform the diverse community worldwide. It focuses on local, national and international news, entertainment, features, sports and more importantly newsworthy items that would be of interest to our diverse cultures. For more information visit http://www.diversitynewsmagazine.com/
About Diversity News Team #3960:
Diversity News team was created and establish by Esteban aka Steven Escobar. The group’s purpose and mission is to give back to the community and to help raise funds for AIDS education, awareness, prevention and medical research. From 2003 to the present, Diversity News Team #3960 has been recruiting members to walk the 10k (6.2 mile) main event and to raise money for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles and other non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles County. Team Diversity News 3960 hopes to continue to raise money and will continue to help raise awareness and funds in the future for not only Los Angeles County, but internationally as well. For more information visit http://www.diversitynews3960.wordpress.com/
About AIDS Walk Los Angeles: Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has raised more than $72 million for HIV programs and services throughout Los Angeles County, and has grown into one of the largest AIDS fundraising events in the country. In 2011 alone, 30,000 participants, many of whom were members of 1,600 corporate and community teams, raised nearly $3 million for AIDS Project Los Angeles and 20 other AIDS service organizations. For more information visit http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles
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On Monday, July 23, 2012 Fox announced that Mariah Carey, one of the best-selling female recording artists of all time, has joined AMERICAN IDOL as a new judge. A five-time Grammy Award-winning global superstar with more than 200 million records sold worldwide and more No. 1 songs than any solo artist in history, her 18 Billboard No. 1 singles (17 of which Carey wrote) rival all but The Beatles. Carey joins the judges’ panel when AMERICAN IDOL returns in January 2013 on FOX.
“As a singer, songwriter and producer, it’s going to be fun and rewarding to help find new talent and give back with AMERICAN IDOL,” said Mariah Carey. “I’m currently in the studio working on my new album and its first single, ‘Triumphant,’ which will be out early next month. I can’t wait to channel my creative energy as a part of this show which is a massive global phenomenon.”
“We are proud to have one of the world’s greatest-ever female singers join our show,” said IDOL creator and executive producer Simon Fuller. “Mariah defines the word ‘Idol’ and will inspire every singer that has the honor of performing in front of her.”
“Mariah Carey is a global icon whose list of musical accomplishments is unprecedented,” said Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia. “Having sold more than 200 million records worldwide, she’s a true artist, ideally suited to identify and nurture AMERICAN IDOL’s next great music superstars. We warmly welcome her to the IDOL family.”
“Mariah Carey is the real deal. Not only is she one of the best-selling artists and performers on the planet and one of the world’s most gifted vocalists, she also is a successful songwriter, record producer and actress,” said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “She has a deep knowledge of music and a career insight that will make her a really amazing asset to our judges’ table and to our contestants. It’s the dream of almost everyone who auditions for IDOL to sing like Mariah and we couldn’t be happier to have her be part of the show.”
With a distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting and producing talent, Carey has defined the modern pop performance. As a singer/songwriter/producer, she has been recognized with five Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards, Billboard’s Artist of the Decade Award, the World Music Award for World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium and BMI’s Icon Award, to name a few. She has two consecutive and unparalleled Billboard Song of the Decade titles: “One Sweet Day” (with Boyz II Men); and “We Belong Together,” further marking her massive presence on the charts since her 1990 song debut “Vision of Love.” Mariah became the second artist in history and the first female performer to have a song debut at No. 1 with “Fantasy” (1995), the groundbreaking collaboration with O.D.B. of the innovative rap group Wu-Tang Clan. Carey’s original holiday classic, “All I Want For Christmas is You,” redefined its place in pop culture as one of the greatest holiday hits of all time when it reached
No. 1 on the Billboard charts in 2011, 17 years after its debut. Carey’s influential and stellar contribution to the music industry spans multiple genres and is showcased through a multifaceted hit catalogue as well as a long list of diverse collaborations.
Carey’s ongoing impact transcends the music industry and has left an indelible imprint upon the world at large. She recently made a substantial mark in film with her critically acclaimed role as a social worker in “Precious,” the 2009 film based on the novel “Push,” by Sapphire. A Congressional Award recipient, Carey has generously donated her time and energy to a range of domestic and international philanthropic causes near to her heart, including The Fresh Air Fund/Camp Mariah (a retreat where inner-city children explore career development), Save the Music Foundation and Make-a-Wish Foundation, among several others.
Carey is currently in the studio, writing, recording and executive-producing her next album for Island Def Jam Music Group, with the lead single “Triumphant.”
AMERICAN IDOL has been the No. 1 entertainment program among Total Viewers for the past nine consecutive seasons. To date, IDOL alums have produced 349 No. 1 Billboard hits and garnered nearly 250 million iTunes downloads. Last year, Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery released his debut album “Clear As Day,” which dominated the Billboard Country Albums chart and has gone platinum, selling more than one million copies. Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips’ first single, “Home,” which was released May 23, has been certified gold.
AMERICAN IDOL is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc. and FremantleMedia North America, Inc.
Visit www.americanidol.com for exclusive videos, interviews and photos, as well as special behind-the-scenes information and all of your AMERICAN IDOL news. “Like” AMERICAN IDOL on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanIdol. Follow the series on Twitter @AmericanIdol and join the discussion at #idol.
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“After some long…hard…thoughts…I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress ‘American Idol’before she boils my rabbit,” said Tyler. “I strayed from my first love, AEROSMITH, and I’m back – but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I’ve got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band. The next few years are going to be dedicated to kicking some serious ass – the ultimate in auditory takeover…On Nov. 6, we are unleashing our new album, Music from Another Dimension on the Earth, Moon, Mars, and way beyond the stars…IDOL was over-the-top fun, and I loved every minute of it…Now it’s time to bring Rock Back. ERMAHGERD.”
“It’s been a tremendous honor to have Steven – one of the most prolific artists in the world – on AMERICAN IDOL for the past two seasons,” said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “He’s been a terrific judge, a true friend and great mentor to everyone involved with the show, and we know he’ll continue to be a huge inspiration to IDOL hopefuls for years to come. We are very sad that Steven has chosen to focus more on his music, but we always knew when we hired a rock ’n’ roll legend, he would go back to the music. We all wish him all the best and would love to have him back on the show anytime.”
“Steven Tyler is a real ‘Idol,’ a rock legend. If you had told me 10 years ago he would be a judge on AMERICAN IDOL, I would have thought it impossible,” stated IDOL creator and executive producer Simon Fuller. “The fact that this became a reality and we had the pleasure of him gracing our stage for two seasons makes me very proud. I completely understand his desire to get back to his life as the singer in America’s greatest-ever rock band. AMERICAN IDOL will miss him!”
“We’re all very thankful and privileged that Steven joined AMERICAN IDOL two years ago,” said Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia. “A true music icon, he not only brought rock ’n’ roll to the show, but also his exceptional taste in spotting and nurturing undiscovered talent. We will sincerely miss his poetic phrases, his remarkable creativity and his unique spirit. We’re sad about his departure from the show, but understand his decision to return to music full-time and hope he’ll be back to grace the AMERICAN IDOL stage in seasons to come.”
AMERICAN IDOL is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc. and FremantleMedia North America, Inc.
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Providence, RI (June 28, 2012) – As part of The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance’s (MFHA) 15th Anniversary celebration, MFHA expands its popular Multicultural Leadership Tributes with the inaugural Tribute to Multicultural Allies in Hospitality. The Tribute features White/ Caucasian leaders who have made outstanding and notable contributions to multicultural initiatives in the food and hospitality industry.
This Tribute not only recognizes senior-level individuals who exhibit excellence in their fields, but also aims to communicate each leader’s commitment to advancing multicultural initiatives in the industry. These leaders successfully implement great measures in advancing its organization’s multicultural talent pipeline; provide support and guidance for all employees; and understand that diversity positively impacts their organization’s bottom line.
Nine featured leaders are actively serving on the MFHA Board, supporting the organization’s mission to bring the economic and business benefits of multicultural initiatives to industry. Participating companies representing MFHA’s corporate members include: The Coca-Cola Company; Darden; ECOLAB; Johnson & Wales University; McDonald’s Corporation; Morrison Management Specialists; Sodexo; Yum! Brands, Inc.; ARAMARK; General Mills, Inc.; Hyatt Hotels Corporation; PepsiCo Foodservice; Burger King Corporation; Cintas Corporation; Denny’s, Inc.; Golden Corral; Ben E. Keith Foods; Choice Hotels International; Kellogg Company; McCormick and Company, Inc.; Romano’s Macaroni Grill; and The Schwan Food Company. These leading organizations in foodservice and hospitality understand the importance of incorporating the unique perspectives of all employees into the diversity conversation.
The featured leaders are an inspiration to all professionals pursuing a career in the food and hospitality industry, and MFHA commends them for their multicultural efforts and accomplishments. MFHA will continue to honor successful multicultural leaders by releasing a Tribute to Latino/Hispanic Leadership in Hospitality in September and an online profile gallery featuring outstanding hospitality leaders in its Wall of Leaders campaign this July.
The Tribute to Multicultural Allies in Hospitality can be found at:
About The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA):
2012 marks The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance’s (MFHA) 15th year of making the case for multicultural opportunities in the food and hospitality industry. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization educates, advocates for, and connects its members with opportunities to build their cultural intelligence in order to effectively engage multicultural employees, customers, and communities. For more information, visit www.mfha.net.
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Editor’s Note: Diversity News Magazine published by Diversity News Publications is a proud media partner of The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA).
On Monday, April 23, 2012 FOX announced that Emmy® Award-nominated Ryan Seacrest will continue as host of AMERICAN IDOL, broadcast television’s No. 1 show. Seacrest has served as host of AMERICAN IDOL since its debut on June 11, 2002. Over the past decade, he has guided the IDOL contestants and judges through each season’s incredible journey, from the first tickets to Hollywood to every star-studded finale. Seacrest has introduced every guest performer, played referee with the judges and was the first to announce and congratulate each of the winners.
“For the last 11 seasons, I’ve had the privilege to be a part of one of television’s most iconic shows. It’s been a wild ride, and I’m excited for my journey with AMERICAN IDOL to continue,” Seacrest said. “The legions of fans, amazingly talented contestants, judges, and producers, along with the hard working IDOL crew, impress me every time we go on air and make hosting the show a dream job. I especially appreciate the support and confidence of Peter Rice, Mike Darnell and the entire FOX team – as well as the support of everyone at FremantleMedia North America – and I look forward to continuing our partnership.”
“Ryan is one of a kind,” added Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “His ability to engage the viewers, keep the contestants at ease during intense moments and adapt to any situation, especially during the live shows, solidifies him as the absolute best in the business. He is an integral part of why AMERICAN IDOL is a true phenomenon, and we can’t imagine doing this show without him.”
“I am thrilled that Ryan will continue to be the face of AMERICAN IDOL. He runs the show with such expertise, warmth and charm that he makes one of the hardest jobs in television look easy,” noted Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America. “He is one of the best in the business and we are lucky to have him.”
“Ryan has been with AMERICAN IDOL from the very first day. I can’t imagine the show without him,” stated creator and executive producer Simon Fuller. “He is the consummate host and an exemplary professional. Having Ryan continue to be a part of the AMERICAN IDOL family is great news for everyone.”
AMERICAN IDOL is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc. and FremantleMedia North America, Inc. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment, and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Nigel Lythgoe, CEO, Nigel Lythgoe Productions.
About Ryan Seacrest:
With his thriving broadcasting career and multiple ventures, Ryan Seacrest is at the forefront of the media and entertainment industry. While hosting and producing multiple television and radio programs, building his Ryan Seacrest Productions banner (RSP) into a leading entertainment production company, and managing a myriad of media investments and brand ventures, Seacrest is redefining what it means to be a successful Hollywood entrepreneur.
Seacrest holds preeminent positions in broadcast television, nationally syndicated radio, local radio and cable as both a producer and on-air host. He is celebrated internationally as host of the top-rated primetime talent showcase AMERICAN IDOL, and hosts and produces “E! News” and its red carpet awards show coverage. He also serves as an executive producer and co-host of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” He has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the “Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program” category for his work on AMERICAN IDOL, and has also hosted the live network broadcast of the Emmy Awards show. On radio, Seacrest is host of “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” his market-topping No. 1 nationally syndicated Los Angeles morning drive-time radio show for Clear Channel’s 102.7 KIIS-FM, as well as a nationally-syndicated Top 40 radio show.
In 2006, Seacrest launched Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP), which has since become a television production powerhouse. RSP produces the hit series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” one of cable’s highest-rated shows, and the spin-offs “Khloe and Lamar,” “Kourtney and Kim Take New York” and “Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami.” RSP also produced the Emmy Award-winning reality series “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.” RSP recently produced two new reality series: “Melissa and Tye” and “Shahs of Sunset.” In January 2012, Clear Channel acquired a minority stake in RSP.
In early 2012, Seacrest entered into a joint venture through a holding company, Ryan Seacrest Media, along with HDNet, AEG, and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to rebrand HDNet/HDNet Canada and launch AXS TV (pronounced: access). AXS TV will debut this summer, providing viewers with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to live concerts and music festivals, red carpet premieres, award shows, parties, pop culture events, and in-depth interviews with the people and artists who make live entertainment so uniquely fascinating.
Seacrest also has extensive deals with brand heavyweights Proctor & Gamble, Coca-Cola and Microsoft, and recently announced a strategic marketing and technology alliance with Eventful, Inc.
Seacrest, along with his family, is also committed to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF), a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for seriously ill and injured children through unique programs that utilize multimedia and interactive platforms. RSF is building broadcast media centers within hospitals for children to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. RSF has launched two centers: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Originally from Atlanta, GA, Seacrest’s professional career in broadcasting began at the age of 16 when he applied for an internship at one of Atlanta’s top radio stations, WSTR-STAR 94. While working at STAR 94 he finished high school and went on to attend the University of Georgia where he majored in journalism. Seacrest currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Source: FOX Broadcasting
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On Sunday, December 11, 2011 it was announced that To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) of Cocoa, Florida was awarded a $1 million grant from Chase at the first-ever American Giving Awards (AGAs) broadcast on Saturday, December 10 on NBC (8-10 p.m. ET).
The event was held on Friday, December 9, 2011 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion located at 135 N. Grand Ave in Los Angeles, California 90012 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
The program, was hosted by 22-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, featured celebrity tributes to five charities selected through online voting. Stars including will.i.am, Miley Cyrus, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, 50 Cent, and Rodney Atkins celebrated the accomplishments of the charities.
To Write Love on Her Arms is dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
“Winning a million dollars on national television, confetti falling down, that’s something I couldn’t even have dreamed up. It was just amazing. It was the biggest moment in our history and the best night of my life,” Said Jamie Tworkowski, Founder of TWLOHA. “The $1 million grant from Chase instantly changes what the next year will look like for us. It will allow us to be more creative than ever before in bringing our message of hope and help to the world. It also allows us to invest in treatment and recovery more than ever before.”
“The American Giving Awards was a terrific way to honor outstanding charitable work and to celebrate the spirit of giving that Chase supports in communities around the world,” said Kimberly Davis, President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. “We look forward to continuing the successful partnership with over 3.3 million Chase Community Giving fans on Facebook.”
The AGAs, presented by Chase, dick clark productions and Intersport were the first-ever televised celebrity tribute to community heroes that offered five charities an opportunity to receive grants based on the number of online votes in support of their organization. TWLOHA was among the five finalists competing for an opportunity to share $2 million in Chase grants. From December 1 through December 8, fans of Chase Community Giving (CCG) on Facebook and Chase online customers determined how much each charity would receive by voting for their favorite featured charity online.
Four additional finalists will split another $1 million in grants from Chase as follows:
• $500,000 Grant: Let’s Get Ready, Inc. (New York, NY) works to expand college access for motivated, low-income high school students by providing free SAT preparation and college admission counseling.
• $250,000 Grant: Matthew Shepard Foundation (Casper, WY) was created in the memory of anti-gay hate crime victim Matthew Shepard to encourage respect for human dignity and difference by raising awareness, opening dialogues, and promoting positive change.
• $125,000 Grant: Wish Upon a Hero Foundation, Inc. (Moorestown, NJ) utilizes social media and technology to connect those in need of support, including patients with long-term illnesses, military families, and natural disaster survivors, with people who can fulfill their wishes and truly change their lives.
• $125,000 Grant: Move for Hunger, Inc. (Neptune, NJ) works with moving companies across America to pick up the unopened, non-perishable food items from people during the moving process and deliver it to their local food banks.
Golden Globe® Award-winning actor Colin Farrell was honored with the inaugural AGA Leadership Award for his ongoing support of several causes including combating homophobia, championing the Special Olympics, active participation with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and raising awareness of Angelman Syndrome.
“I’d like to thank Chase for this. I’d like to thank them for the opportunity for all the charities that are going to get the chance to shine a light on their more than worthy and noble causes. I commend all the charities that are here tonight,” stated Farrell. “I would like to receive this award on behalf of all the parents with children with Angelmans and all the work that they do, daily.”
Dancing with the Stars winner and U.S. Army veteran J.R. Martinez led a moving tribute to American Veterans and introduced Frank Vazquez, a U.S. Navy veteran and Chase employee who was hired as part of the “100,000 Jobs Mission” to help find jobs for transitioning service members and military veterans. Viewers were also encouraged to assist efforts to help veterans find jobs and to visit the Chase Community Giving Facebook page where they can learn how to help two veterans empowerment and employment charities raise funds via text message. Contributors can simply text VETS to 50555 to make a donation to Mission Continues and the Student Veterans of America. Chase will match the first $250,000 donated via this text campaign.
Additional moments of the evening included a tribute by Miss USA Alyssa Campanella to young people who give back to their communities. Presentations were also made by Gabrielle Union and Terrence Howard. LeAnn Rimes, Taio Cruz, and Jackie Evancho, each also took the stage to lend their voices to honor the local heroes.
The online voting was supported by the bank’s Chase Community Giving program that leverages the power of social media to “crowdsource” how charitable dollars should be allocated. This program was developed by Chase to complement its charitable giving, which totals over $150 million annually. Chase Community Giving relies on its over 3.3 million fans on Facebook to help decide which local nonprofits should receive grant money from Chase. Since its inception in 2009, Chase Community Giving fans have helped Chase award over $18 million to 500 local charities across the country representing causes such as building schools in Africa, providing food and shelter to the homeless, and supporting the performing arts.
Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.3 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Chase serves consumers and small businesses through 5,200 bank branches, 16,200 ATMs, mortgage offices, and online and mobile banking as well as through relationships with auto dealerships and schools and universities. Chase also has issued more than 90 million credit cards. More information about Chase is available at www.chase.com.
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Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift Named Presenters for the 39th Annual American Music Awards
The roster includes, Alanis Morissette, Benjamin Bratt, Cheryl Hines, Gavin DeGraw, Heidi Klum, Hot Chelle Rae, Jane Levy, Jennifer Hudson, Jenny McCarthy, Joe Jonas, John Legend, Josh Kelley, Julie Bowen, Katherine Heigl, Katie Leclerc, Lionel Richie, Matthew Morrison, Nickelback, Queen Latifah, Robin Thicke, Sarah Hyland, Selena Gomez, Sean Kingston, Taio Cruz, Taylor Swift, and Vanessa Marano, in addition to some surprise appearances.
The 2011 American Music Awards” will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20th (8:00-11:00 pm ET/PT) on ABC. Tickets are now on sale (please visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-877-234-8425.)
This year, ABC will air a live pre-show “Countdown to The American Music Awards” hosted by Chris Harrison and Vanessa Lachey with reporting by Ryan Devlin starting at 7:00pm ET/PT. In addition, the online pre-show “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ the 2011 AMAs” hosted by Lance Bass, Michael Buckley, Estelle, Sarah Hyland, Mario, Audrina Patridge and Josh Sussman will stream live for fans worldwide starting at 2pm PT / 5pm ET at ABC.com, Livestream.com/AMAs and other partner sites. Social media monitoring platform Meltwater Buzz will track all online conversation surrounding the 2011 and 2012 “American Music Awards.”
Artists will be honored in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin, and Contemporary Inspirational. Fans can go to the official homepage of the “2011 American Music Awards,” AMA.abc.com, to find performer and presenter announcements, artist information, and more.
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Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, inc. (dcp) is a leading independent producer of television programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns and maintains one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of “American Bandstand” footage. For additional information about dcp, please visit www.dickclarkproductions.com
About the American Music Awards:
In 1973 Dick Clark created the American Music Awards to pay tribute to popular musicians from various genres of music and to put audiences in touch with the latest phenomena in American music. Since its founding, the AMAs have honored and showcased the talents of some of the biggest names in the music industry. For press credential requests, please go to http://ama.dickclark.com.
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