Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve: Apollo Run

It's Christmas Eve time for a song for the Holiday Season. Oh Holy Night Batman! On this evening before the day, comes Apollo Run with their cover of Mariah Carey's "Oh Santa" !

Since I am not familiar with the original version (I am an AMCAAC's type of guy) Translation: Avoid Mariah Carey At All Costs. This is quite "entertain"ing and you can see the fun poked at Ms. Carey in it.  Hey "Entertain Me" is the name of the blog and that's what I aim to do.

Levity to all and to all a good night....

Mariah Christmas from Apollo Run:

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Farrah Burns: "New York State of Mind"

"90% chance that the fans going to hate/ but hates the new love that's all I gotta say"-Mey Mey Star

With that statement Ms. Farrah Burns, after taking some time to re-define herself is back and bolder than ever with her latest track "New York State of Mind".

Need more proof check out the buzz on Farrah's current single: "New York State of Mind" was a tribute to the different elements of Hip Hop. Each character represents an era from Hardcore, Westcoast, Old skool, Backpack, Mainstream, Abstract and Eastcoast. Farrah Burns taps into the different dimensions over a classic Nas track, setting the stage and revolutionizing the sound of music. Creative director Dominick Troy and Videographer Camko visually stimulates in a rare portrait/documentary style of video. The natural born Actress/Artist plays 7 different characters, each packing a lyrical punch sending shocks waves in the Hip Hop industry. Watch the "New York State of Mind" video.

Are you fluent in Hip Hop? Let Farrah present the "7th Element" to you...

"I'm in a New York State of Mind"

Farrah Burns is in the house at:

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

"Diamonds" NYU

Here is a gem (pun intended) of a song that a friend sent me for my Birthday they thought I would like, it's a cover of the Rihanna song "Diamonds" by students attending the Clive Davis Institute at New York University.

Rihanna could learn a thing or two, OK a whole lot from these talented musicians.

A very inspired cover from this group of students, and since it is my Birthday and I liked it, I am posting it on "Entertain Me".

Happy Birthday to me and to the rest of you an early Christmas present from me....ho ho ho... ; )


Monday, December 17, 2012

It's A Pentatonix Monday...

PTX on The Tonight Show

In case you missed it, the PTX gang rode in on Santa's sleigh this past week and landed on The Tonight Show stage.

Their present to Jay Leno's enthusiastic audience was yet another great arrangement of a classic Christmas song: "Angels We Have Heard On High".

Smashing job as usual gang.

With Christmas a week and a one day from now, let's kick off Monday December 17, 2012 with some

Christmas is coming people....are you ready?

Have yourself a Merry Little PTXmas:

Friday, December 14, 2012

KROQ + No Doubt = Almost Acoustic Christmas

A tradition for years here in the good ole LA, CA - is KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas. This year there was a "surprise" performance from, in my opinion one of the greatest bands of all time...No Doubt..!

They came, they sang, "Push and Shove" get used to it!

So for my Holiday season yuletide almost friggin Christmas Friday treat to you all here they are, almost acoustic, No Doubt - singing the title track off of "Push and Shove", called...WTF do you think?!

"Push and Shove"...don't be a doubter, just say "No".....

"Doubt" nothing at:

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

15 Minutes: Honey Boo Boo

One day while I was having a conversation with my friend Jennifer DiMartino one half of the band "The Drews" and the topic turned to "Reality TV" she said she hated to admit she was a fan of Honey Boo Boo.

Cut to me, WTF is a Honey Boo Boo?! As she proceeded to explain all that is Boo Boo - the imp was in my consciousness, and all of the sudden it became Boo Boo's world, I just lived in it.

Andy Warhol, who must have been psychic stated it best: "In the future, everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes"....Yeah Andy knew his stuff and apparently saw the Internet coming.,

That's what writer/artist and fame whore Michael Troy captures in his dead on comic "15 Minutes: Honey Boo Boo".

It portrays the Boo Boo and her family the way they were meant to be immortalized, as a comic book.
Michael Troy

Troy employs his astute sense of humor and considerable artistic skills with great aplomb.

Yep, when all is said and done Andy Warhol, Honey Boo Boo will be remembered as she should be, a cartoon.

So, pick yourself up a copy of this sure to be collector's item.

As Porky Pig would say "That's all folks"...!

Pour some Honey on yourself at:

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

This Season Give The Gift Of Margaret Cho

Cho Ho Ho...and Margaret Christmas Everyone....

Los Angeles, CA – December 2012 -  Critically acclaimed comedian, Margaret Cho  is set to return to the road in January for a string of dates in support of  her brand-new stand up show bringing audiences her unflinching brand of comedy called MOTHER.   MOTHER offers up an untraditional look at motherhood and how we look at maternal figures and strong women in queer culture.  It’s probably her edgiest show to date, filled with riotous observations on race, drugs, sexuality – gay-straight-everything in between, celebrity, culture, politics – nothing is sacred-least of all this MOTHER.

The cornerstone of MOTHER revolves around Cho’s long-suffering Korean mom and a staple of her shows, Seung-Hoon Cho.  “It’s great because I get to put a lot of emphasis on my own mother,” Cho explains.  “My mother did not prepare me for the world.  First - I was named the poetic korean name "moran" which was perfect for the kids at school to call me "moron" and set me up for a good quarter century of therapy.  However, I can clean a fish with my bare hands.  So there are pros and cons of being from an Asian immigrant family.”
Margaret toured various U.S. and UK markets in late 2012 with Bust magazine attending her show in Paris.  Ms. Cho put on a hysterically funny 90-minute set.  It was the most explicit and painfully honest performance I’ve ever seen from her giving it 100%.”  MOTHER  will visit intimate clubs & theatres beginning January 23 in Asheville, NC.  All dates are posted on

Margaret was also nominated for her third Grammy Award this past week.   Cho Dependent – Live in Concert  nabs a Grammy Award nomination in the Best Comedy Album category.  Cho was also nominated for Grammy’s for her 2010 Cho Dependent  music cd release and for 2004’s Revolution concert cd release.  The Grammy Awards will be handed out on February 10, 2013. 

In addition, Margaret will make various television appearances in January.  Look for Margaret to guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Thursday, January 10 and The Ricki Lake show in mid- January. features some of the most sincere, fiery and laugh-out-loud funny blogs you will find on the Internet. A must-read,  not only on her website, but as a three times weekly download from the Kindle Store, readers find out a lot about what’s going on in the mind of Margaret Cho via her insightful blog posts. Her blogs are not only funny, but also smart and perceptive. Download them here: and here:

2013 Mother Tour dates
January 2013:
Wednesday, January 23 - Orange Peel, Asheville, NC 
Thursday, January 24 - Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC                                                       
Sunday, January 27  – Raymond Kravis Center - West Palm Beach, FL
February 2013

Friday, February 1 - Fox Theatre @ Foxwoods Casino, Mashantucket, CT
Saturday, February 2 – Tropicana, Atlantic City, NJ
Friday, February 8 – Maui Arts and Cultural Center,  Maui, HI
Saturday, February 9 – Hawaii Theater – Honolulu, HI  - 2 shows
Wednesday, February 13 - University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Friday, February 15 - Tulalip Resort Casino - Marysville, WA
Saturday, February 16 - Vancouver Comedy Festival - Centre for the Performing Arts – Vancouver, BC
For complete info on Margaret Cho please visit:

Monday, December 10, 2012

Have Yourself A "Ponyboy" Christmas

After their last dark foray "Pussy Killer" which  gave us a dialogue about the sensationalism of violence and man's desire for fame at any cost, as seen through the eyes of gay porn star and serial killer Luka Magnotta.

The "Ponys" are back to the levity of their "Little Dick" EP with a Christmas song that the whole family will love! OK, maybe not the whole family "I'm Gonna Kill Myself On Christmas"

Put across with their sly wit and usual commentary "IGKMOC" is the funniest Holiday song since "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" - although not nearly as sophomoric.

So this Christmas when someone says they want a pony, go one better and give them a Ponyboy !

"I'm gonna kill myself on Christmas, just to spite you"....

Buy a pony for Christmas on iTunes:

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Grammy Nominee: Margaret Cho

Margaret & Me

Here's hoping the third times the charm for Margaret Cho - yep, Margaret is now a three time Grammy Nominee for her comedy album: Cho Dependent (Live Concert)! 

A favorite here at "Entertain Me" Margaret tweeted this from Austria upon hearing the news:

 "Omg I'm still in badgastein Austria and I just heard I got my 3rd Grammy nom wow I'm about to yodel  "

Yodel away Margaret, you've earned every last octave! Now what kind of a bird dress will you wear this year?

Here's a clip of  Ms. Cho performing the song "Gimme Your Seed" live from her album "Cho Dependent" at Here Bar in Los Angeles, CA - Enjoy!

Have a "Cho Time" at:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sandy Zacky: "White Christmas"

Everybody has a Holiday tradition, well here is the one I have at "Entertain Me". Just like Christmas, once a year, around, well Christmas time I post a cover of  "White Christmas" by one of my fave singers, Ms. Sandy Zacky.

Well this year Sandy with a "Y" not "E" also has another Holiday gift for you too. She has a new show up an running on "Show Me Talk Radio".

So, double your merriment with twice the Sandy this special time of year. Stop, look and listen to the video for "White Christmas" and tune into to her new show on the radio.

As Sandy puts it: "The Holidays are a special time of year full of love, family & magic".

Kick it Sandy!
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Always listen to her at:

Monday, December 3, 2012

Jim Fall: Holly's Holiday

Director & Writer Jim Fall is best known for his classic movie "Trick" and as the man who brought Lizzie McGuire to the big screen in, what else? "The Lizzie McGuire Movie".

Tis' the season and Jim's latest "Trick" is the Christmas movie "Holly's Holiday" set to air on Lifetime December 8th.

Jim popped by "Entertain Me" for a chat with yours truly, read on and see what he had to say...

MS: You know "Trick" is going to be the film you'll be remembered for don't you?

JF: I assume so, I'm happy that is the one. (laughs)

MS: Most people don't have a signature film, it's nice that you do.

JF: It is nice. That movie was such a labor of love, if someone had told me that twelve years later people would still  be thinking about it, enjoying and loving it, I wouldn't have believed them. I love it, it's amazing!

MS: The performance you got out of Tori Spelling was amazing!

JF: Everyone always asks me that. To be honest I gave her an opportunity and she took it. It was the right part at the right time and she was game. I mean of course I directed her, but the performance was all Tori.

Jim Fall

MS: Being a fan of horror and science fiction why is it you haven't directed a movie in either genre?

JF: Yeah, I'm kind of surprised that I didn't start out trying to direct those kind of things, but I just don't.

MS: Well you were a Production Assistant on the horror flick "Bad Dreams".

JF: That was my first Hollywood job, I got it because Andrew Fleming who directed it and I went to school at NYU (New York University) I stood around the Port-A-Potty with a walkie talkie (laughs) Being that it was my first Hollywood job I was thrilled to have it. Years later, I kind of owe my career to Andy, I was trying to find the money for "Trick". I was a little embarrassed to ask him, but I finally did tell him that I could not find the money to get it made and I would just die if I couldn't. So, I sent him the script and he gave it to his agent at UTA (United Talent Agency) who gave it to Howard Cohen gave it his partner Eric who ended up putting up the money, Howard became my agent, I got the movie made and it ended up going to Sundance, and I kind of owe that to the fact Andy helped me that it happened that way.

MS: It was funny to me how you like genre films and you have never done one yourself.

JF: Funny you should mention that, the company that made "Holly's Holiday" also makes other genre movies, I told them I want to make a disaster movie. I've always loved disaster movies, my favorite movies were "Earthquake" and "The Towering Inferno". I pitched them, here's hoping.

MS: So, "Holly's Holiday" is about a mannequin that comes to life, they have a habit of doing that this time of year it seems. (laughs)

JF: One of the main reasons I was excited to do "Holly's Holiday" was when I was young I made a short film about a woman who falls in love with mannequin. I had just broken up with my very first boyfriend, and I was bitter and angry. So, the mannequin really was him, because at the end of the movie the mannequin ends up being an asshole, and leaves her for someone that is more his type. Since I wasn't ballsy enough to make it my first gay film, although in my movie he is literally a mannequin the whole time and in this movie you're not sure whether it is just a dream that he comes to life or not. Lifetime is going to air it on Christmas Eve as well.

MS: Let's hear what your five favorite Holiday Movies, including New Year's as there is a certain New Year's Eve disaster movie that you love, are.

JF: One of the obvious ones is "A Christmas Story" I never get tired of watching that it's so fucking funny! It's just such a wonderful film.

MS: It is.

JF: "It's A Wonderful Life" makes me cry.

MS: Me as well and I'm a hard cry.

JF: Of course "The Poseidon Adventure" (laughs) The strokes in the movie are broad, but the tone is consistent and the characters are so lovable. You love these people and you care when shit happens to them.

MS: True.

JF: "Female Trouble" well it's not really a Christmas movie, but there's that wonderful scene where a Christmas tree falls on the mother. (laughs) There is a tree falling on someone in "Holly's Holiday" too, so maybe that's a homage to "Female Trouble".

MS: Give me one more pick.

JF: "Auntie Mame" that movie has a whole Christmas sequence in it. It's amazing.

MS: What was the shoot for "Holly's Holiday" like?

JF: We shot it in thirteen days, which is really short for a shoot.

MS: Yeah, that is.

JF: It comes out to nine scenes a day which is nuts. It looks really great though you would never know it was a low budget TV movie.

"Holly's Holiday" airs on Lifetime Saturday December 8th and encores on Christmas Eve.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

World AIDS Day

"Science has brought the world to the point where the end of AIDS – though not necessarily HIV – is in sight" according to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
And, she added, "It is science that will allow us to finish this job."
The job, she has famously said, is to create an "AIDS-free generation" – something that once seemed like a pipe dream and now, after more than 30 years, seems increasingly possible.
This statement was made just yesterday by my President - Ms. Hilary Clinton, in honor of World AIDS Day December 1, 2012.
In honor of today I am posting an amazing video that was and still is way ahead of it's time and is inclusive of everyone AIDS has touched.
Neneh Cherry's brilliant cover of "I've Got You Under My Skin" by Cole Porter off of the first of it's kind CD to benefit AIDS "Red Hot + Blue" 
"No knowledge of the facts, kept in the dark, Scolds my soul and it hurts my heart, the young and elderly just running blind, Hurts so bad they denied their own kind, Papa turned around and said that ain't mine, It just made it hard for life on the line, and it's a shame to see a little child mature, Growing up knowing that there ain't no cure" Neneh Cherry "I've Got You Under My Skin" Red Hot + Blue

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

James Durbin: Santa Claus is Back in Town

Ho, ho, ho Durbinators & Merry Christmas!

While busy  in the studio recording his Spring of 2013 album follow-up to his hit "Memories of a Beautiful Disaster" JD was thinking of you...

Just in time for Christmas James has managed to give you guys a package to stuff your stockings, a cover of Elvis Presley's "Santa Claus is Back in Town", which happens to be the number one selling Christmas single of all time, thank you, Elvis has now left the building, bring on The Durbin!

"All the stockings were hung by the chimney's with care, in hopes that James Durbin soon would be there"...

Hey  Durbinators, have a rock-n-roll Holiday, here's Jame's package complete with a red bow on top and sealed with a kiss for all of you.

Wanna Rock This Christmas?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Have A "Grindhouse" Thanksgiving...!

You may be scratching your head what does the brilliant Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino double bill "Planet Terror" with an on fire Rose McGowan and "Death Proof" with a disturbing Kurt Russell have to do with Turkey Day?

Well even though "Grindhouse" does not refer to what they do with turkeys to make them a leg or a thigh, although it certainly could, there is a cooler than cool horror trailer spoof  by renegade Director, Eli Roth that is shown during this awesome double feature and it is funny as Hell and sure to warm the cockles of your heart today titled appropriately enough "Thanksgiving". Pull it up on YouTube or watch it here and toast with a glass of wine.

Happy Thanksgiving! May you always suspect something is awry with your turkey and your relatives are twisted and insane "This year there will be no leftovers"...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Perry Twins + Christina Aguilera = "Your Body"

Hey Mr. DJ's Put A Record On 
With her career ascension on "The Voice" Christina Aquilera is back with the song "Your Body". Well who better to re-mix Ms. Thang than DJ's Doug & Derek Perry, best known as The Perry Twins. 

Check out the interview I did with Doug for Chorus and Verse: 

Anyway, to celebrate the release of their latest hot track The Twins are here with their Top 5 all time favorite re-mixes that they have done...."It's true what you heard, I'm a freak, I'm disturbed"

 1.Christina Aguilera - Your Body (Perry Twins Remix)

2. Amy Weber - Let It Rain (Perry Twins Remix)

3. Beyonce - Best Thing I Never Had (Perry Twins Remix)

4. Lolene - Rich (Fake It Til You Make It) (Perry Twins Remix)

5. Jennifer Lopez - Louboutins (Perry Twins Remix)

Give The Twins re-mix a listen

Perry Twin powers activate at:

Friday, November 16, 2012

T.G.I.F. - PTX "Carol of the Bells"

Well the PTX (Pentatonix) Christmas album "PTXmas" dropped this past Tuesday as seen here on the pages of "Entertain Me".

Of course the slick and talented PTX gang have also let loose the first video from their Holiday confection: "Carol of the Bells"

Get ready peeps, here comes Christmas...(yes, Thanksgiving is next week, but, ya know how things work)

Ring your bell at:

Sunday, November 11, 2012

She's "Just Frenchie"

Frenchie Davis, the name brings many things to mind, after stealing the national spotlight on the first season of NBC’s “The Voice” as a Top Four Finalist, as well as season two of “American Idol” her single “Love’s Got a Hold On Me” is currently a Billboard Dance Hit Smash.

She is currently working on her debut LP “Just Frenchie” a collection of original material written specifically for her. Having conquered Broadway as a cast member of “Rent” and the Grammy nominated revival of “Ain’t Misbehavin” Ms. Davis has it going on.

With a Christmas single due to drop and her recent “coming out” Frenchie is a force of nature, not to mention a vocal powerhouse to be reckoned with.

Frenchie truly desires only one thing: “I want to live my life to inspire people to be brave and courageous, to believe in themselves and never take no for an answer.”

MS: I was playing “Love's Got a Hold On Me” right before you called, when I was listening to it, not that you sound like her, but you remind me a lot of Donna Summer.

FD: Oh my gosh, that's a huge compliment, I love her!

MS: The reason for the comparison is Donna was the only Disco I could stand as vocals were the focus, not just the music and the beat.

FD: Exactly! That's what I've been wanting to do with my upcoming album and this single. Bring good strong vocals back to dance music. I grew up listening to dance music, people like Jocelyn Brown and Martha Wash, so the dance music I grew up with featured singers with big voices.

MS: Not to get too personal, but you sort of kind of, pseudo came out recently.

FD: It wasn't something that I planned on doing, because far as I was concerned everyone who needed to know, knew about my sexuality. My friends, my family, my loved ones, the person I am sleeping with. At the end of the day those are the only people whose business it is really. It's interesting when someone uses the phrase coming out when in actuality I had already been out. I do recognize the significant difference between being open and honest with your loved ones and allowing media scrutiny into your personal life. So, did I allow the media into my personal life? “Yes” I was doing a media interview and I answered a question honestly and that answer ended up being a headline: “Frenchie Davis Comes Out”.

MS: Yeah, I read about it on The Huffington Post just before you called, I think it being out there helps other people.

FD: It was important to just be honest and not give ambiguous answers in interviews to me. I like to tell it like it is.

MS: You still consider yourself bi-sexual and I know there is a lot of animosity towards that in the Gay Community.

FD: One of the things that made it so important to me to be who I am, is not only to combat Homophobia in the straight community, but to also help combat Bi phobia in the Gay Community. I have the same take on Homophobia in the Black Community that I do on Bi phobia in the Gay Community, I think it's apalling that a group of people that know what it's like to be discriminated against can justify bigotry towards another group of people. I get certain groups of people may not understand it, but unless you are screwing me, you don't need to fucking understand it.

MS: So, you really didn't come out, you got real.

FD: Exactly!

MS: Hows your album “Just Frenchie” coming along?

FD: Yes, I am “Just Frenchie” (laughs) I decided to name it that because I have been on all these reality shows and people are familiar with my voice, but they are hearing me sing other people's songs. This will be the first time I am singing songs that haven't been sung by anybody else, they are just me. It's going to be mostly dance music I definitely will throw on a few power ballads, but knowing me, there will probably be numerous dance mixes for those power ballads. It's exciting to be able to merge my love of soulful singing with my love of dance music.

MS: You are also releasing a Christmas single really soon.

FD: I want the single to be perfect, I meet people all the time that say” “My Mother loves you” we watched you on “The Voice”. So I am doing this for all the Mom's out there that love me.

She's “Just Fenchie” at:

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Valarie Pettiford: Is A Tease (and she can sing too)!

Valarie Pettiford is that rare breed, a triple threat. From the stages of Broadway to the sound stages of Hollywood, she has charmed audiences with her performances. A Fosse-trained dancer, Pettiford was Tony nominated for her work in the musical revue, “Fosse”, which paid homage to her mentor.

As an actor, she is most recognized as Big Dee Dee Thorne on the hit sitcom, “Half and Half”, and Aunt Geneva, whose rehearsal dinner musical number in “Jumping the Broom” pretty much stole the show from her Co-Stars.

Valarie has released her second solo album, “Velvet Sky”, a collection of original lullabies.. This new album, all of which were written especially for her by two legendary writing teams – Ron Abel (music)/Chuck Steffan (lyrics) and Michael Orland (music)/Jamie Wooten (lyrics).

Here to sing you a soothing lullaby as only she can is Ms. Valarie Pettiford...!

VP: Hey, it's Valarie Pettiford.

MS: Hey, how are you?

VP: I'm awesome how are you?

MS: Great! I was giving “Velvet Sky” a listen before you called, it's very nice, did your Mom sing you lullabies when you were a kid?

VP: She did. She has a beautiful voice, it's so nice to see her now with singing to her Great Grandchildren, she has always sang, and so does my sister. Lullabies have always been a part of my life.

MS: I always wondered if people really sang lullabies to their kids. (laughs)

VP: They do, they actually do. (laughs)

MS: There was something I read that stated you thought your voice was well suited to them, I agree with that.

VP: Thank you, thank you. People always ask me: “Valarie what do you usually sing”? Of course I do Jazz and Musical Theatre, but my heart is in Rock-N-Roll. But I just don't have a Rock-N-Roll voice, so I have thought about where my vocal sensibilities lie. I think they do lie in this particular vein.

MS: Interesting, because I wouldn't know by hearing you sing that you didn't have a Rock-N-Roll voice. Because as we all know Pat Benatar was trained as an opera singer and she has a Rock-N-Roll someone listening to you would not necessarily know you didn't have that type of voice.

VP: You're right, I mean I could do it, but it's not the way I want to do it. I would want to sound like Pat Benatar or Tina Turner, but I don't.

MS: Rumor has it you pretty much stole “Jumping The Broom”.

VP: (laughs) Somebody said that, not me. My role was very delicious, it was amazing to, I was surrounded by the best cast and had the best director. It was a wonderful experience.

MS: I heard you had an off color musical number in it.

VP: I did. (laughs) The movie is about a wedding and I did a song during the rehearsal dinner, that was inappropriate but, funny as Hell.

MS: Since I haven't seen it, can you tell me what it was?

VP: Well....the movie has been out for a while so it won't spoil it for anyone. But sometimes I hate saying it, because it will spoil it for people who have not seen the movie and still want to see it.

MS: Valarie you are a tease. (laughs)

VP: It's inappropriate, but funny as Hell.

MS: Now you are going to have to make me rent it.

VP: You can find it on DVD and on On Demand.

MS:Gee, thanks a lot Valarie! (laughs)

VP: You're welcome. (laughs)

Let Valarie sing you a lullaby at:

Monday, November 5, 2012

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like: PTXmas...!

Photo: Ryan Parma
Hey Pentatonix fans, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....Yep Halloween is over and Christmas is coming.

PTX is releasing an album for the season, and as I am sure you PTX groupies out there know, everything they do either enhances the original song they cover, or makes it better, so have a PTXmas, I know I will...!


LOS ANGELES, CA - On November 13, vocal sensations and winners of season 3 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” Pentatonix, will release their first-ever Christmas EP – PTXmas – via Madison Gate Records (the album is available for pre-order now on the iTunes store -

This news coincides with the band’s announcement of a second North American tour, kicking off January 24 at Los Angeles’ Henry Fonda Music Box and continuing through March, 2013.  The 2013 tour announcement comes in the middle of the band’s current sold-out tour, which will keep Pentatonix on the road through late December.   Full tour dates are listed below and are available via the band’s website here:  Limited VIP tickets for the 2013 tour will go on sale this Friday, November 2, with general ticketing commencing on Saturday, November 3.  
In other exciting news, Pentatonix has been chosen to perform at the Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2012 American Music Awards” pre-show on November 18.  The show will stream live for fans worldwide starting at 5pm ET / 2pm PT. 

Viewers will be able to watch the live show on ABC.comAMAs365.comCokemusic.comLivestreamUstreamYouTube, and through AP Live Entertainment.

PTXmas will feature 6 classic holiday songs (track listing below) and the group will debut a video for “Carol Of The Bells” on November 13, alongside the album release.  Entertainment Weekly magazine will also stream an exclusive full-length track from the EP beginning today.  Click here to listen:

Surrounding the EP release, Pentatonix will be making various appearances including performing at the famed Hollywood Christmas Parade (set to air on the Hallmark Channel in December) and appearing in their only LA area Christmas performance as special guests of radio station  94.7 The Wave’s Christmas Concert at the Nokia Theater on Sunday, December 16.

“We all love the holiday season and are excited to share some of our favorite Christmas songs on this CD.  We hope everyone enjoys listening to them as much as we enjoyed recording them,” says Pentatonix. 

“We’re excited to bring Pentatonix fans a little extra holiday cheer this season.  With their unique arrangements and vocal stylings, Pentatonix adds a new twist to these classic holiday songs and has produced a collection of music that will brighten up anyone’s year-end festivities,” said Madison Gate Records executive, Shelly Bunge.

Full Track Listing for PTXmas
Angels We Have Heard On High
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Carol Of The Bells
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire)
O Holy Night
This Christmas
November 2012
3                      Live at SoJam                         Raleigh, NC
7                      Mill City Nights                      Minneapolis, MN
8                      The Majestic Theatre             Madison, WI
10                    The Englert Theatre             Iowa City, IA
11                    Old Rock House                     St. Louis, MO
14                    Lincoln Hall                            Chicago, IL
15                    Blind Pig                                 Ann Arbor, MI
18                   American Music Awards
27                    Revolution                             Ft. Lauderdale, FL
28                    House of Blues                      Orlando, FL
29                    Variety Playhouse                 Atlanta, GA
December 2012
1                      Cat’s Cradle                            Carrboro, NC
2                      Jefferson Theater                  Charlottesville, VA
4                      Sound Stage                           Baltimore, MD
5                      The Howard Theatre               Washington DC
6                      Mohegan Sun-Wolf Den       Uncasville, CT
8                      Westcott Theatre                  Syracuse, NY
9                      Phoenix Concert Theatre     Toronto, ON
10                   Hollywood Christmas Parade Concert – Hallmark Channel
13                   Home & Family Show on Hallmark Channel
15                    Hard Rock CafĂ©                     Las Vegas, NV
16                    Nokia Theater                       Los Angeles, CA
18                    Aladdin Theater                    Portland, OR
19                    Showbox                                Seattle, WA
31                    Big D NYE –Victory Park      Dallas, TX
January 2013
24                    Henry Fonda Theatre           Los Angeles, CA
27                    Warfield Theatre                  San Francisco, CA
28                    LJ Williams Theater              Visalia, CA
30                    House of Blues                      Anaheim, CA
31                    House of Blues                      San Diego, CA
February 2013
2                      Marquee Theatre                  Tempe, AZ
16                    Neighborhood Theatre        Charlotte, NC
17                    The National                          Richmond, VA
18                    The Fillmore                          Silver Spring, MD
20                    The Electric Factory             Philadelphia, PA
21                    Best Buy Theater                  New York, NY
23                    Calvin Theatre                       Northampton, MA
24                    House of Blues                      Boston, MA
25                    State Theater                         Ithaca, NY
27                    House of Blues                      Cleveland, OH
28                    Royal Oak Music Theatre     Royal Oak, MI
March 2013
2                      Riviera Theatre                     Chicago, IL
3                      Pabst Theater                        Milwaukee, WI
6                      Val Air Ballroom                   Des Moines, IA
7                      The Pageant                           St. Louis, MO
9                      Midland Theatre by AMC     Kansas City, MO
10                    Ogden Theatre                      Denver, CO
13                    House of Blues                      Dallas, TX
14                    House of Blues                      Houston, TX
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