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Olivia Newton-John Show Review

Posted by showbizdeluxe on November 11, 2012 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Entertainment icon, multiple award-winning superstar, breast cancer survivor, Olivia Newton-John delighted music fans of all ages on Saturday November 10th, 2012 at the historic Paramount Theatre in Aurora for a one night only sold-out performance...

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Andy Grammer Interview; Part I

Posted by showbizdeluxe on August 31, 2012 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

In our first part interview with rising star Andy Grammer, the singer/songwriter talks about his days of street performing, rise to stardom, and explains the creative process behind his debut album plus much more!


Check out Part I of our interview with Andy Grammer here:


Marilu Henner Interview Part II

Posted by showbizdeluxe on August 18, 2012 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Check out Part II of our featured interview with best-selling author and actress, Marilu Henner as she reveals how she found the perfect health regimen, how one can maintain positive results for weight loss, discusses her upcoming Hallmark Christmas movie and much more!


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Chely Wright Interview

Posted by showbizdeluxe on July 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

New interview this week with singer/songwriter Chely Wright on Showbiz Deluxe! Chely opens up about her latest documentary “Wish Me Away,” her newfound friendship with Kristin Chenoweth, addresses the issue of teen suicide, talks about new music and MORE!

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Daniela Nardi's US Album Debut

Posted by showbizdeluxe on June 28, 2012 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Introducing Daniela Nardi’s US debut album:

Expresso Manifesto – The Songs of Italy’s Paolo Conte

–In Stores & online July 11, 2012 on Acronym Records/EMI Music Canada & iTunes


"Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto turns out to be a brilliant homage to legendary singer/songwriter Paolo Conte. With beautiful arrangements very respectful of the original songs, Nardi majestically takes on this brilliant, jazz-inflected repertoire.”

~ Stanley Péan of “Quand le jazz est là,”CBC/Radio-Canada's Espace Musique.


New York, NY – One of Canada’s most celebrated homegrown artists, Daniela Nardi releases her stunning new Jazz/World music album: Espresso Manifesto –The Songs of Paolo Conte on July 11, 2012 through Acronym Records/EMI Music Canada. For more information please visit   


Award-winning singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Daniela Nardi shares her signature interpretations of the songs by legendary Italian artist Paolo Conte, whose stature in Italy is comparable to that of Jacques Brel in France or Tom Waits in America. Under the project title Espresso Manifesto, the Toronto-born daughter of Italian immigrants explores some adventurous and new creative territory on this album that has required her to step out of her musical comfort zone and into the wondrous exploration of the Italian Songbook.

Because Conte's work has such a strong male character, the project was extremely challenging from a female's perspective. Nardi has, however, managed to record a full album of his sometimes dark but ironic work, and draws on Conte's more vulnerable, emotional material. Her passionate re-workings of such stirring vintage numbers as the plaintive, haunting, tango-inspired "Gioco D'Azzardo," the beautifully bittersweet" Nina," the punchy, playful "Via Con Me" and the breezy, swinging "Gelato al Limon," offer powerful testimony to both Conte's enduring genius and Nardi's singular interpretive skills. The result is a transcendent cultural experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Nardi and her husband, renowned jazz pianist/composer Ron Davis, travelled to Italy to record the album at Elettra Studios in Italy's Umbriaregion. Produced by Nardi, with co-production from Davis and legendary producer/engineer Pasquale Minieri (Elisa, Vinicio Capossela, Gianmaria Testa, Francesco DeGregori), they utilized the talents of a prestigious group of top-flight players drawn from Italy's most vibrant jazz community. Already in high rotation on CBC (Canada’s nationalradio), as well as Espace Musique, the players on the 12-track album include Dario Rosciglione (bass – Danilo Rea, Mario Biondi, Norah Jones) Fausto Mesolella (guitars – Avion Travel, Paolo Conte, Gianmaria Testa), Michele Rabbia (percussion – Stefano Battaglia), Luciano Biondini (accordion – RitaMarcotulli, Enrico Rava, Ivano Fossati) Fabrizio Bosso (trumpet), Gabriele Mirabassi (clarinet – Gianmaria Testa, Holly Cole) and Marcello DiLeonardo (drums – Stefania Rava, Battista Lean, Rosario Giuliani).


“Espresso.The ultimate symbol of all things Italian. Dark. Rich. Earthy. Complex yet effortless. Elegant yet primal. Hot. When made in the right way, the only way, it is like nothing you have ever known.This is Italy to me. If one person embodies all these elements, it’s Paolo Conte. His music, his lyrics, the experience; as Italian as Espresso.

This is my manifesto, my Espresso Manifesto: to create works that proudly display the wonders of those earthy, complex, elegant, primal people, my people - the Italian people.” ~ Daniela Nardi


Daniela Nardi Awards:

Honorable Mention – Billboard Magazine World Song Contest

Reader’s Pick Best Female Vocalist – 2009 “Best of Toronto” Now Magazine

Female Vocalist of the Year – 2009 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards

Best Group Nominee – 2006 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards


 North American tour dates to be announced soon for 2012 and early 2013.


Kristin Chenoweth Interview Part II

Posted by showbizdeluxe on June 28, 2012 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Enjoy part II of our interview with Kristin Chenoweth. Shetalks up country icon Dolly Parton, some of her favorite Broadway roles, her thoughtson having the arts pulled from schools & MUCH MORE:

Enjoy the interview with Kristin Chenoweth here:

Kristin Chenoweth Interview; Part I

Posted by showbizdeluxe on May 23, 2012 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

In an exclusive interview with Emmy and Tony Award winner, Kristin Chenoweth, Showbiz Deluxe caught up with the superstar to discuss her latest album “Some Lessons Learned” and how it defines her. Kristin also dishes on her summer concert tour and what fans can expect, plus what her Christian faith means to her personally.

Check out Part I of our interview with Kristin Chenoweth here: 

Zooey Deschanel to play Loretta Lynn on Broadway

Posted by showbizdeluxe on May 10, 2012 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (1)

ZOOEY DESCHANEL TO PLAY LORETTA LYNN IN BROADWAY MUSICAL: It was announced tonight from the stage of the iconic Ryman Auditorium by LORETTA LYNN that actress Zooey Deschanel will play the lead role in the Broadway musical of Coal Miner's Daughter. Tonight the two did a duet on "Coal Miner's Daughter" as they closed out the Grand Ole Opry Country Classic show in Nashville, TN. Yesterday Loretta and Zooey met in Nashville for a photo shoot and talked before the big announcement tonight. Casting is underway now for the other roles in this musical that will debut next year; stayed tuned for the next chapter of the Coal Miner's Daughter: A song, album, book, movie and now a Broadway musical!


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Posted by showbizdeluxe on May 2, 2012 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Celebrities Nationwide Join VIDDY, Fueling Video App’s Surging Popularity  

Celeb Users Include Snoop Dogg, Paris Hilton, Rihanna, Bill Cosby, Katie Couric, Linkin Park, Wiz Khalifa, Meek Mill, T-Pain, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jamie Kennedy, Lennox Lewis, Warren Sapp, Michael Strahan and Jimmie Johnson, Among Others 

Venice, CA (April 27, 2012) – In just eleven days, booming social media iPhone app VIDDY has racked up more than 5.5 million additional users, making it the #1 free app in the Apple Marketplace and in turn, has attracted a variety of celebrity users from coast-to-coast. 

Since launching last year, VIDDY, which many are hailing as the video version of Instagram, has banked more than 15 million users with over 500,000 new users joining each day. The app lets users shoot and share 15-second video clips using Adobe and Final Cut style visual effects pre-bundled into one-click production packages, similar to an Instagram filter – for video. 

Celebrities all across the board have taken notice, with many creating their own user accounts, enabling them to share intimate short videos of their lives with the entire world. Celebrity VIDDY users include Snoop Dogg, Rihanna, Paris Hilton, Linkin Park, Bill Cosby, T-Pain, Wiz Khalifa, Meek Mill, Jamie Kennedy, Katie Couric, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lennox Lewis (boxer), Warren Sapp (NFL), Michael Strahan (NFL), Jimmie Johnson (NASCAR), Mickie James (TNA) and Batista (WWE), among others. 

Stars and entertainment industry gurus are not only joining VIDDY for social media purposes but also as financial backers. This week, The New York Times reported that Roc Nation, (founded by Jay-Z, which manages artists like Rihanna) and Overbrook Entertainment (founded by Will Smith) have climbed aboard as investors. The New York Times also confirmed Twitter co-founder Biz Stone as a backer. 

“Celebrities and influencers use Viddy to connect directly with their fans and creatively share moments in their lives through video," says Brett O’Brien, VIDDY’s co-founder and CEO.  "Viddy’s community-based platform is welcoming over 500,000 new users a day, including musicians, actors, sports stars, personalities, and technology leaders." 

VIDDY version 1.6.0 is available for free download in the Apple App Store:

About VIDDY:

Launched in April 2011, VIDDY is a mobile social video application that enables users to shoot, beautify and share 15-second video clips using Adobe and Final Cut style visual effects pre-bundled into one-click production packages, similar to an Instagram filter – for video. Special effects include graphics, color correction and audio tracks. Production Pack options include; Solarize, Red, Exposed, Retro, Glam, Black & White, Crystal, Hued, Vintage, Junkd, & 3D. VIDDY also offers branded / partner Production Packs including: Snoop Dogg, Incubus, The Muppets, T-Pain, Mindless Behavior and Linkin Park. Users can add titles, tags, and geo-location with Foursquare and share via the VIDDY network, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr or on a personal website with embed codes. Imagined and created in the Matrix building in Venice, California, VIDDY was founded by JJ Aguhob and Brett O’Brien. 

For additional information on VIDDY, visit


Kristin Chenoweth NYC Benefit for Maddie's Corner

Posted by showbizdeluxe on April 27, 2012 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth will celebrate her first concert tour with an exclusive afterparty at New York City Center June 2. The party, hosted by Kristin’s Charity, Maddie’s Corner, will take place in City Center's Grand Tier Lobby immediately following the evening's concert.


Tickets $350 each or 2 for $600


All proceeds to benefit Maddie's Corner.


For information/to purchase tickets: Email: Call: 516-672-4288


Tickets for the concert must be purchased separately from New York City Center. Attendance at concert not necessary to attend this event.


Kristin Chenoweth currently stars on the ABC series GCB . She won a Tony Award for You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown and has also starred on Broadway in Promises, Promises, Wicked, The Apple Tree and Epic Proportions. She won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Olive Snook in Pushing Daisies and received 2 Emmy nominations for her portrayal of April Rhodes on Glee. She has starred in numerous films including You Again, Four Christmases, Halls and RV. She has recorded 4 albums for Sony. The latest is "Some Lessons Learned." This spring she will visit 19 cities in her first concert tour.


Maddie's Corner was founded by Kristin Chenoweth in honor of her beloved Maltese, Maddie. Its mission is to bring attention and support to animals in need and groups working on their behalf as well as to highlight the many ways animals help people and enrich our lives. "Animals Helping People- People Helping Animals"