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St. Lucia Interview; Part I

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on November 30, 2014 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (23)

Check out Part I of our interview with sensational new band, St. Lucia. In Part I of the interview the band discusses their latest album “When The Night,” the creative process behind the new album, what fans can expect at their live shows plus much more!


Enjoy Part I of the interview right here:

St. Lucia Cover Presentation

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on November 16, 2014 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (1)

CHICAGO, IL (November 16th, 2014) –This past week, Christian F. Scalise of Showbiz Deluxe presented synth-pop band, St. Lucia with their official November/December 2014 cover backstage before their second and final electrifying sold-out show at the Metro in Chicago on Tuesday November 11th, 2014!!


The stamina and stage presence of all members, especially Jean-Philip was quite remarkable. Throughout the entire evening Jean-Philip danced and played along with his guitar while a stunning light and video show took place on the stage.


Make no mistake, this band is headed for superstardom and it’s only a matter of a few years before they become as recognizable and successful as Coldplay. There’s something very unique about the quality of their sound, style and genuine bond with each other. We look forward to the expansion of St Lucia’s music and watching their already solid fan base continue to grow across the globe.


Currently on a national tour in support of their latest album “When The Night,” St .Lucia (consisting of Jean-Philip Grobler, Patricia Beranek, Ross Clark, Nick Paul and Dustin Kaufman) has recently toured with Ellie Goulding and Charli XCX, performed at festivals including Lollapalooza, Governors Ball and Firefly, not to mention shared stages with fun., Two Door Cinema Club, Young The Giant, The Shins and more.


Stay tuned for Part I of our exclusive interview with the band later this month. In the meantime, visit to learn more about the band and for tour dates!

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Donny & Marie Signed Contest

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on September 3, 2014 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (1)

All through the month of September to commemorate Craniofacial Acceptance Month you have a chance to win a signed Donny & Marie prize pack. CCA is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and for every $25 donated your name will be entered into a drawing for the autographed 11x16 CCA poster which Donny & Marie kindly autographed and official Donny & Marie tour program.

Read more and enter the contest here:  



Donny & Marie Cover Presentation

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on September 2, 2014 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

CHICAGO, IL (September 2nd, 2014) – This past weekend, Christian F. Scalise founder and executive editor of Showbiz Deluxe had the great honor of presenting entertainment superstars, brother-sister duo Donny & Marie Osmond with their official Showbiz Deluxe cover at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, Illinois on Friday August 29th, 2014.


Playing at the beautiful theatre for seven show-stopping performances, the iconic duo brought their sensational production all the way from the Flamingo in Las Vegas to the Chicago land area.


This cover presentation commemorates the exclusive interview conducted with Donny & Marie on Showbiz Deluxe. The interview can be found here;


In addition, Donny & Marie were gracious enough to pose with a poster to help raise awareness for our dear friends at CCA (Children’s Craniofacial Association) in honor of Craniofacial Acceptance Month which officially kicked off September 1st! (Also, thanks to Jill Patterson of CCA for sending along a Vineyard Vines silk CCA logo tie to present to Donny Osmond, also pictured below!)


We would like to sincerely thank Donny & Marie for taking the time to meet us backstage after the show and for their kind, loving and genuine desire to support the children of CCA by posing with the poster;


See more info on CCA below;

2014 marks the 10th year CCA will observe September as Craniofacial Acceptance Month across the nation. Each year CCA families, friends, volunteers and related support groups band together to widen the circle of acceptance for individuals with facial differences. The goal is to create awareness of craniofacial differences and to get people to see that “beyond the face is a heart.” To learn more about the CCA and to donate, check out their official website here;


Donny & Marie Concert Review

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on September 1, 2014 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Brother-sister duo, legendary superstars Donny and Marie Osmond brought their hit show to the Paramount Theatre for seven sensational performances. Voted “Best Show in Las Vegas,” this one of a kind concert experience offered concertgoers state of the art lighting, top notch video production, a full band, breathtaking costume changes, lots of humor and audience participation.


Read the FULL concert review here: 

Doriana Sanchez Interview; Part I

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on July 3, 2014 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

We are extremely pleased to reveal Part I of our interview with multi-talented award winning and Emmy nominated director, creator and choreographer Doriana Sanchez. The entertainment veteran talks about her nineteen hour brain surgery and miraculous recovery, finding healing through music and movement, reflects on the early days of her career PLUS more!

Check out the interview, gallery of photos and special video greetings here:  


Doriana Sanchez Cover Presentation

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on June 9, 2014 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (2)

Chicago, IL (June 9, 2014) - This past week, Showbiz Deluxe was privileged to meet and present multi-talented award winning and Emmy nominated director, creator and choreographer Doriana Sanchez with her official summer 2014 cover story. On an off day in Chicago, the entertainment veteran graciously shared her time with SD for the official cover presentation at her downtown hotel.

Later this month, Showbiz Deluxe will release Part I of our interview exclusive with Doriana to highlight her fascinating career in show business, near death experience, healing through music and movement, working for music icon Cher for nearly 30 years plus much more.

Don’t miss this rare and revealing article with one of the entertainment businesses brightest stars!!

**Additional Directing and choreography credits include, Video Games Live, Jane’s Addiction’s Jubilee Tour, Perry Farrell’s Porno for Pyros Tour, Peter Gabriel’s Secret World Tour, Dirty Dancing Concert Tour ( 2 weeks Sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall) and her production of Barry Manilow’s Copacabana was nominated for Best New Musical in London.  She has worked with musical legends such as latin superstar Shakira, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Frankie Valli, and David Foster musical prodigies, Jackie Evancho and Charice, as well as comedy superstar Ellen DeGeneres.

She received a TEA award for Outstanding Achievement, for Resorts World’s Crane Dance, in Singapore Harbor, the largest animatronic water and video spectacular in the world and was Director and Choreographer for Festive Walk’s Lake of Dreams also at Resorts World.

Doriana’s television credits include the Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, Divas Live, Euro VMAs, Blockbuster Awards, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Be Good Johnny Weir and 10 seasons as Resident Choreographer on Fox’s hit show So You Think You Can Dance. Currently, Doriana is thrilled to be in production on Dream School USA for the Sundance Channel.**

(Pictured below, Showbiz Deluxe editor Christian F. Scalise with Doriana Sanchez in Chicago, Ill on June 5th, 2014)

Chaka Khan Cover Presentation

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on October 7, 2013 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)


CHICAGO, IL (October 7th, 2013) -In anticipation of our upcoming two month cover story on internationally acclaimed music superstar Chaka Khan, Showbiz Deluxe proudly presented the 10-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, producer, author, actor, philanthropist, entrepreneur and activist with her Fall 2013 cover story backstage at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois on Saturday October 5th.


Giving fans the ultimate concert experience, Chaka was welcomed to the stage by a sold-out crowd of cheering fans; Khan opened her set with “I Feel For You.” Never missing a beat, the icon took fans on a musical journey by performing smash hits such as, “Through The Fire,” “I’m Every Woman,” “Tell Me Something Good,” and “Ain’t Nobody.” Looking fine at 60 years young, the music superstar worked every angle of the stage, and even dedicated a very special Happy Birthday performance to V103 radio pioneer Herb Kent, who turned 85.


To give our readers an advance "sneak-peek" of the cover, see the official presentation below. Stay tuned for Part I of the interview with Chaka in November 2013. In Part I of the interview, Chaka discusses her plans for new music, 40th anniversary in show business, what she learned as a young performer and MUCH MORE!!




Tina Turner Flagg Grove Restoration Project

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on September 18, 2013 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

In an effort to help the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center reach their goal to restore Tina Turner’s childhood school, Flagg Grove, check out our exclusive interview with Sonia Outlaw-Clark to find out more about this exciting project, and Tina Turner’s personal involvement with the restoration of Flagg Grove School.


Read the full interview here:

Olivia Newton-John Cover Presentation

Posted by Showbiz Deluxe on December 8, 2012 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)


CHICAGO, IL (December 8, 2012) –Showbiz Deluxe is pleased to reveal an exclusive sneak-peek of our Winter 2012-2013 cover story on entertainment icon, multiple award-winning superstar, breast cancer survivor, Olivia Newton-John! This past month we presented ONJ with her official cover backstage after her show. Stay tuned to Showbiz Deluxe for Part I of the interview coming very soon!


In the meantime, be sure to read our latest show review of Olivia Newton-John here: