Dancing With The Stars’ Tristan Macmanus Talks About Dorothy Hamill Dropping Out And What He Thinks Of The Remaining Couples On Maria Menounos’ Afterbuzz TV

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 05, 2013

AfterBuzz TV’s Dancing With The Stars aftershow was packed Wednesday night as Tristan MacManus and troupe dancer, Henry Byalikov, made an appearance on the network. In the appearance, Tristan talks about his feelings after learned his partner, Dorothy Hamill, had to drop out, and what he thinks of the other couples. Former DWTS dancer, Anna Trebunskaya also joins AfterBuzz TV as a permanent host on the network’s DWTS aftershow.

Tristan on the moment he found out Dorothy had to drop out of the competition.

“It’s very easy to be quite selfish in a moment like that and go, Oh well, I was going to win this year. Honestly, I just hope [Dorothy Hamill] gets better cause I know she was in a lot of pain and it’s not easy to see every day.”

Tristan on How long the DWTS troupe rehearses

“I think a lot of people underestimate the number of hours the troupe do put in though as well. You know there’s always that differentiation between the troupe and the pros but everyone’s professional.”

On whether or not the troupe helps the pros with their dances

Henry: “There are a lot of unofficial hours that go in that direction. Today I was helping Lindsay out with just a few ideas for her work with Victor. Anytime we get asked we will come out and help cause it’ll come back one day we’ll need some help.”

Tristan: “We’re all dancing against each other but we’re all dancing together as well.”

Tristan on whether the scores or comments matter more

“To be honest with you, scores don’t really matter. The comments are direct. The comments are about you.”

Tristan and Henry on Victor Ortiz and his partner Lindsay

Tristan: “Vic is a funny guy. He doesnt take himself too serious but he tries hard. Like you see him in there, and he goes, you know I was bad this week and he goes I was bad last week but at least Im happy this week. And he does, he is getting better. Lindsay has a tough job as well, coming in for her first season and being that young coming in and being with someone who is such a dominant figure himself, so she has a lot to deal with. And kind of building someone up like that and that was a test for her. I think it was the first week when he wanted to take a walkand thats a lot to do. Its great to see them have such a strong performance like that.”

Henry: “Working with Lindsay this week was kind of an eye-opener for all of that. And it is hard because he is a boxer, and you kind of expect the movement to be like this and you know actually what was interesting was watching him do choreography. She choreographed a really great routine for him to kind of not only partner but move and actually release some of his movement.”

Tristan on DL Hughley and Cheryl Burke

“[DL] is my favoriteI think people dont realize how much it takes to be able to take something like that and be able to come back. It is very easy for him to walk away, and he could walk away. He could very easily walk away and just go you know what Im over this. And I think sometimes because he is a comic, and you assume he knows how to take abuse from people but that takes an awful lot and certainly throwing himself out there in front of people and granted he had a blip and a go at Cheryl one time…The fact of the matter is he is also there to entertain. And hes entertaining not only the people who follow him, but hes trying to entertain the people who dont like him as well.”

Links to the full aftershow can be found on YouTube and iTunes.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oVdmdSu_7Q&list=PLFFA6A105EA48A663&index=1

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dancing-stars-afterbuzz-tv/id427845827?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

AfterBuzz TV’s Dancing With The Stars aftershow airs live Wednesday nights at 9pm PT and is available for download the next day on iTunes and YouTube. The Dancing With The Stars aftershow is a weekly wrap up show that broadcasts worldwide from Los Angeles, CA as part of Extra’s Maria Menounos and filmmaker Keven Undergaro’s online broadcast network, AfterBuzz TV. AfterBuzz is dedicated to producing daily post-game wrap-up shows for fans’ favorite TV shows, covering shows like The Following, American Idol, WWE Monday Night Raw, House of Cards and countless others. Currently, AfterBuzz TV receives over 20 million weekly downloads on iTunes from over 75 countries. For further information about the network, visit afterbuzztv.com

Keith Urban Tour Tickets Are Now Officially Available Today with 24 New Dates Added According To eCity Tickets

(PRWEB) April 05, 2013

Keith Urban Tour tickets have been in high demand for the dates already scheduled for the first leg of the 2013 Light the Fuse Tour. Today, Keith Urban tickets are available for all second leg tour dates. Keith will have Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch as special guests on the tour. Keith’s first leg of the tour kicks off on July 18th at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH and concludes on October 5th, after 28 outdoor shows including his first concert at the famed Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. The second leg gets underway at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, NE leading to 17 arena shows that will conclude at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY on December 8th. Fans can expect new music from Keith Urban, expected out this spring, as well as an all-new electrifying concert production.

The four time Grammy Award winner has a lot on his plate in 2013. The first part of the year, Keith is an American Idol Judge through the finale May 16th. Starting May 2nd, Keith Urban is scheduled to perform at select Country Megaticket concerts across North America. Then the 2013 Light The Fuse Tour will start up on July 18th and not end until the last concert on December 8th. That is a full schedule in anyones book. The 2013 Keith Urban Tour will be the ninth official tour of this Australian raised country singer.

Fresh off their 2013 Tornado Tour, Little Big Town will accompany Keith Urban for the entire tour. Little Big Town is best known for the award winning song Pontoon and their newest success, Tornado. The band has had the same four members since forming in 1999. Little Big Town have 14 songs hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Justin Lynch will be a special guest on the Keith Urban Tour. He is known for such hits as Cowboys and Angels and She Cranks My Tractor.

Keith Urban tickets are officially on sale today and fans should lock in their desired seats and ticket packages immediately. Limited VIP and Fan packages are only available at some venues. Of course eCity Tickets has great seats in every price range. As one of the leaders in secondary ticket sales, eCityTickets.com offers great seats with budget friendly prices and selection for the savvy fan. Get your Keith Urban Tour tickets today and dont miss this great 2013 concert event.

Keith Urban ‘Light the Fuse Tour’ Tickets On Sale April 5, 2013 At TicketsTeam.com

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) April 05, 2013

Keith Urban’s tour begins in Urban’s current residence, Nashville, and then stretches across the United States with stops to come in Ohio, Connecticut, California and more. Band Little Big Town and artist Dustin Lynch will accompany the four time Grammy winner on the Light the Fuse tour, which lasts several months. Keith Urban’s new tour comes only a few months after a seven date sold-out tour in his native Australia. Light the Fuse ends December 8, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. Keith Urban tour tickets are available April 5, 2013 at TicketsTeam.com.

Keith Urban fans will be treated to an entertaining night at each stop of the tour, it appears, as members of the press praise the value of Urban’s tour. The Australian called Urban the consummate showman. The Light the Fuse Tour is a particular treat for fans. Keith Urban’s latest album released in 2010, and his management promises he’ll play new songs on the 2013 tour. Keith Urban tour tickets are sure to be a hot commodity this concert season.

Keith Urban has cultivated his own mix of country meets pop, with fans of both sides of the airwaves. He was born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, but he’s rocked America and the world with this country music. Before charting country hits in America, he earned four number one country songs in Australia, New Zealand and Germany. After moving to Nashville in 1992, he worked with several country acts and released his own self-titled album in 1999, which spawned four number one singles. In 2002, his album Golden Road went triple platinum. The album Be Here arrived in 2004. 2006, Urban followed up with Love, Pain, and the Whole Crazy Thing, followed by Defying Gravity in 2009 and Get Closer in 2010. Truly a highlight of his career, Urban was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry Hall of Fame in April 2012. He has released several compilation albums so far, 2005′s Days Go By and 2007′s Greatest Hits: 18 Kids, plus the Australia-only release The Story So Far.

This is the country artist’s ninth tour, and it arrives in the middle of his very busy 2013. Keith Urban currently appears as a judge on the vocal talent show American Idol alongside other judges Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson. He presented at the Grammy Awards earlier this year, and is participating in several benefit concerts, plus the CMA Fest in June. The Light the Fuse Tour promises to be an entertaining and enjoyable show, so fans are wise to purchase Keith Urban tour tickets as soon as possible.

Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson Tickets: Cheap Concert Tickets Announces Tickets for Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson Go Onsale Saturday 4/6/13 at 10:00 a.m. Local Time

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 05, 2013

Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson will be sharing the stage as they perform in the Honda Civic Tours 2013 edition. This tour will begin early in August this year and will culminate early in October. Besides the two powerhouse performers Tony Lucca, Rozzi Crane and PJ Morton will also be joining in the fun.

The 2013 Honda Civic Tour is the 12th edition of what is fast becoming an annual musical tradition of spectacular performances and great music. In 2012, it was bands Linkin Park and Incubus that spearheaded the tour.

All About Maroon 5:

Maroon 5 is an iconic band with pop and rock music genre hailing from LA, California. The band was originally established way back in 1994 and was named as Kara’s Flowers in their high school days. The band comprised of the now popular Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Ryan Dusick and Mickey Madden. Their debut studio album under the Reprise Records entitled The Fourth World was released in 1997.

Their first album was a lackluster one making them decide to part ways temporarily and they decided to attend college. In 2001, they band regrouped with the addition of James Valentine and the named Maroon 5 was born. Under this name, they released their first studio album entitled Songs About Jane under Octone Records in 2002. The debut single entitled “Harder to Breathe” made their name known in the music scene. The song landed them the 6th spot in the US Billboard 200. Their fame skyrocketed from then on and some of their accolades include the 2005 Best New Artist at a Grammy Award. Today, Maroon 5 continues to churn out hit after hit, their last smash ones were Payphone and Moves like Jagger with Adam Levines fellow The Voice judge, Christina Aguilera.

American Idols Sweetheart:

Kelly Clarkson rose to fame as the first winner of the reality show American Idol in 2002. She also had a first runner up finish at the World Idol way back in 2003. As of now, her albums and songs sold all over the world runs to about 36 million. After just a decade in her music career, she has 80 songs which have reached the first spot in the Billboard charts and 11 top one songs all over the world. Her single called “A Moment Like This” was able to break the record for a single that made the largest jump to attain the first spot in music chart history. Considered as “The Original American Idol”, her music is characterized by independence, self-empowerment and heartbreak about women. As of now, Clarkson has five studio albums that all received accolades all over the world. Kelly Clarkson has also appeared in several films and TV shows. She has received several awards from the Academy of Country Music, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, BRIT Awards, ECHO Music Awards, Grammy Awards and much more.

Maroon 5 along with Kelly Clarkson promises the audience all-out entertainment and musical pleasure. The following are the confirmed scheduled dates for the 2013 Honda Civic tour:

August 1: St. Louis, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis)

August 3: Indianapolis, IN (Klipsch Music Center)

August 4: Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)

August 6: Pittsburgh, PA (First Niagara Pavilion)

August 7: Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center)

August 9: Mansfield, MA (Comcast Center)

August 10: Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)

August 11: Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theater)

August 25: Chicago, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)

August 26: Cleveland, OH (Blossom Music Center)

August 28: Detroit, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)

August 31: Hartford, CT (Comcast Theatre)

September 1: Scranton, PA (Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain)

September 4: Darien, NY (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)

September 5: Saratoga Springs, NY (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)

September 7: Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live)

September 8: Virginia Beach, VA (Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach)

September 10: Raleigh, NC (Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek)

September 11: Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte)

September 13: Tampa, FL (Live Nation Amphitheater)

September 14: West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)

September 16: Atlanta, GA (Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood)

September 18: Austin, TX (Austin360 Amphitheater)

September 19: Houston, TX (The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)

September 22: Dallas, TX (GEXA Energy Pavilion)

September 24: Denver, CO (Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre)

September 27: Portland, OR (Sleep Country Amphitheater)

September 28: George, WA (Gorge Amphitheatre)

October 1: Marysville, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)

October 2: Mountain View, CA (Shoreline Amphitheatre)

October 5: San Diego, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)

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Actors, Models & Talent for Christ Graduate, Taylor Beckham, Makes Team Usher on NBCs Hit Show, The Voice

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 08, 2013

17-year-old Taylor Beckham is one of the youngest performers on The Voice. In her first TV appearance, she sang the classic Im Going Down but instead, she got picked upby Usher. Usher fought it out with Shakira, but Ushers enthusiasm won Taylor to his team. The former gymnast once had her sights on the Olympics, but is now flying high in music. She is from Dallas, Texas, and plays the piano, guitar and violin.

Taylor previously attended the Actors, Models and Talent for Christ(AMTC) SHINE showcase in Orlando, Florida, and received interest from top music reps like Sony BMG, Capital and Virgin Records, and the Gospel Music Association. But her 19 callbacks were not just in music. She also impressed acting agents like CESD New York and The Campbell Agency Dallas. AMTC believes in cross training its performers in acting and modeling, which may have helped former classmate, Mathai, make it to the semi-finals of The Voice Season 2.

During the past three decades,AMTC set the standard for serving an unprecedented array of talent agents, managers and casting directors as the “go-to source for new and aspiring actors, models, singers and dancers. AMTC alumni have been featured in over 600 major motion pictures, television series and Broadway shows, including Footloose, We Bought A Zoo, Identity Thief, Star Trek Into Darkness, COURAGEOUS, The Amazing Spiderman, The Secret Life of Dorks, Greys Anatomy, The Good Wife, Private Practice, Switched at Birth, Bones, Lab Rats, 90210, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Lion King, Chorus Line, Les Mis

Poppin and Pencils of Promise Release New PSA Featuring Platinum Recording Artist Jordin Sparks

New York, New York (PRWEB) April 09, 2013

Poppin, an innovative online retailer selling colorful work-lifestyle essentials, has partnered with non-profit Pencils of Promise to build four schools in developing countries in 2013. After successfully building their first in Guatemala earlier this year through Justin Biebers Schools4All initiative, Poppin and Pencils of Promise announce a new collaboration with Grammy-nominated recording artist Jordin Sparks for a social media campaign encouraging people to help build the next school by liking Facebook.com/Poppin.

In the video released today on Sparks Facebook and Twitter pages, the singer rallies her nearly 5 million fans and followers to participate. For each new like on Poppins Facebook page, an additional $ 1 will be donated toward building a school. It takes 25,000 likes to build one school.

I am excited to partner with Pencils of Promise and Poppin to bring access to education to kids who wouldnt have it otherwise, says the season six American Idol winner Sparks. One simple like on Facebook can bring us closer to building a school!

Learn Happy

Poppin was founded with the unique mission to help people everywhere work happy and is extending this philosophy to children whom they believe should have the opportunity to learn happy. From day one, it has been of the utmost importance to us to build a philanthropic component into Poppins DNA, and we quickly found the perfect partner in Pencils of Promise, explains CEO Randy Nicolau.

There’s such a natural connection between Poppin’s office, dorm and classroom supplies, and our work educating children around the world, says Pencils of Promise Founder Adam Braun. Poppin represents the type of philanthropic mindset that we believe people deeply value.

Customers and fans that have contributed through a purchase or a Facebook like can follow the progress of each school build, from watching construction break ground to meeting the students who will fill the classrooms. The activity will be chronicled on Poppins Learn Happy Facebook tab.

In addition to donating $ 1 per like, Poppin will be giving away five prize packs, each of which includes a Medium Soft Cover notebook autographed by Sparks. Enter to win by following the instructions on Poppins Facebook page. The contest will be live through Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

For more information, visit poppin.com/philanthropy, Facebook.com/poppin, and PencilsofPromise.org.

About Poppin:

Poppin, Inc, is an innovative online retailer offering a distinctive collection of chic yet affordable workstyle products and an engaging shopping experience. Established with the unique mission to provide people with everything they need to work happy, Poppin intends to become the first company that makes buying, using, looking at, and thinking about office products an extraordinary experience. The company is privately held and financed by J. Christopher Burch, Shasta Ventures, First Round Capital and a group of angel investors.

About Pencils of Promise:

Pencils of Promise (PoP) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 with the goal of increasing access to quality education by creating schools, programs, and global communities around the common goal of education for all. Started with $ 25, PoP has broken ground on over 100 schools throughout Laos, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Ghana.