Classic Hits 92.5 is giving you a chance to win a turkey for Thanksgiving. Starting today, we are running our Turkey Shoot contest. Whenever you hear the hear the shotgun blast, call us up on the contest line at 506-2444 and be caller five. Our DJ will put you on the air and join you in a special turkey hunt. Be careful, you may end up shooting another critter. Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI.
Win a free download of the new Lynyrd Skynyrd live Album
The Legends of Swamp Pop Show tickets will be given away Friday on Classic Hits 92.5
Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI will qualify listeners Friday to give away five sets of tickets for the Swamp Pop Revue show at Paragon Casino Saturday November 28. Just call us up and be caller five when you hear Johnnie Allan's whistle sound at 506-2444. Our drawing is set for 3;00pm Friday. One caller per family and you must 21 or older. The show will feature Johnie Allan, Tommy McLain, Warren Storm, T.K. Hulin, G G Shinn, Willie Tee, Cypress and Louisiana Express. Good luck from Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI.
Get Ready To Win Tickets to the K C and the Sunshine Band Concert at Paragon Casino
Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI is giving our lucky listeners a chance to win tickets to attend one of the hottest dance bands of the 1970's: K C and the Sunshine Band. Beginning now, you can qualify for our big drawing on Friday by texting the word "KC" to our text to win number at 337-459-6021. One qualifier per family. You must be 21 or older to qualify. We will draw the names of five winners Friday at noon where each winner will win a pair of tickets to the November 13 show at Paragon Casino. Good luck from the station that has more winners: Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI!
Happy Halloween from Elvis and the LaSalle Street Undertakers
Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI had a visit from Elvis and the LaSalle Undertakers today. Be watching for their new video coming out in the next few days in time for Halloween on Facebook, Twitter and our other sites.
Listen to Halloween themed hits all this week and all day Halloween Day on Classic Hits 92.5
Tune in all this week as we air Halloween themed songs. All day Saturday, we will program hit songs from our Halloween Hall of Hits with Josh in the morning and Carly i n the afternoon. Happy Halloween!!!
2015 Louisiana Cotton Festival This Week and KVPI will be there
COTTON FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
OCTOBER 18, 2015
The 62nd Annual Louisiana Cotton Festival kicks off tonight and runs all the way through Sunday at the civic center grounds in Ville Platte.
Tonight (Monday) at 6:30 it is the Contredanse (French Square Dance) and the Crowning of the King and Queen of Heritage Manor Nursing Home. Admission $5 adults and $2 for children. KVPI FM will be there for the broadcast of the event.
Tuesday at 3:30pm, it is the 4-H Cotton Food Fest inside the civic center with judging beginning at 4;00pm and at 4:00pm, it is the 4-H Cotton Picking Pet Show in the Civic Center Pavilion. KVPI FM with Becky and Emily will be there broadcasting live for the Pet show at 4:00pm.
Wednesday and Thursday- Carnival Bracelet Hours from 5-10pm.
Friday- Only day where there is an admission charge for the fairgrounds $6 adults and children 13 and up and $2 for kids 12 and under. 1-5pm- Carnival bracelet hours; Street Dance- 6:0pm- Ashton Dupre; 8:00pm- Chubby Carrier and 90 Degrees West- 90 Degrees West.
Saturday- Bracelet Hours at carnival from 1-5pm; 5:30pm- Coronation of the new Cotton Festival Queen to replace Queen Cotton Karlee Farris and the crowning of the Cotton Festival King- Troy Hebert, Commissioner of Alcohol and Tobacco Control. Col. Cotton-Brenda Saucier; Angie Rozas- Grand Parade Marshal. Admission $5 per person at the civic center.
Sunday- 8:30am- Cotton Harvest Mass at Our Lady Queen of All Saints; 12 Noon- Grand Parade of Cotton starting at Citizens Bank to Sacred Heart on Main Street; 1-5pm- Bracelet Day at Carnival; 2;00pm- Running of the Tournoi at Industrial Park. Admission $5. Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI with Stephanie and Carly will be broadcasting the Tournoi live.
KVPI Will Give 2 Lucky Listeners A Pair of Tickets to The 13th Gate and Necropolis in Baton Rouge Each Week Until Halloween
It's that time of the year again!! KVPI will give 2 lucky listeners a pair of tickets to The 13th Gate and Necropolis in Baton Rouge each week until Halloween. Are you ready to be scared out of your skin? Then, LIKE the Facebook post, SHARE it with others, and COMMENT "SCARED" on the post. Good Luck from all of us here at KVPI.
Join Us For Our Album of The Week Spotlight This Saturday, October 3rd
Join us this Saturday, October 3rd from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. for our Album Of The Week Spotlight. Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI FM will spotlight Fleetwood Mac's Rumors album. We hope you join us Saturday. We will air all the hits from each week's album through out the morning with Josh (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.) and through out the afternoon with Carly (12 p.m. - 6 p.m.) keep checking back often to find out which album we will spotlight each Saturday on 92.5 KVPI.
Join Us For Our Album of The Week Spotlight This Saturday, September 26th
Join us this Saturday, September 26th from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. for our Album Of The Week Spotlight. Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI FM will spotlight Hootie and the Blowfish's Cracked Rear View album. We hope you join us Saturday. We will air all the hits from each week's album through out the morning with Josh (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.) and through out the afternoon with Carly (12 p.m. - 6 p.m.) before and after the LSU game. keep checking back often to find out which album we will spotlight each Saturday on 92.5 KVPI
The St. Edmund's High School Booster Club will hold its Annual Auction on Wednesday September 23, 2015
The St. Edmund's High School Booster Club will hold its Annual Auction on Wednesday September 23, 2015, from 6:00pm through 10:00pm from LSU Eunice. The auction will be broadcast live on KVPI (FM 92.5) as well via its online app and on LSUE's Channel # 197. Due to the Blue Jay Radio Auction on KVPI FM Wednesday night, our weekly coach's show will air at 6:30pm Wednesday on KVPI 1050 AM this week only.
Join Us For The First Ever Album Of The Week Spotlight This Saturday, September 19th Starting at 8 a.m.
Join us this Saturday, September 19th from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. for the first ever Album Of The Week Spotlight. Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI FM will spotlight Michael Jackson's Thriller album. We hope you join us Saturday. We will air all the hits from each week's album through out the morning with Josh (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.) and through out the afternoon with Carly (12 p.m. - 6 p.m.). keep checking back often to find out which album we will spotlight each Saturday on 92.5 KVPI.
Basile High Cheerleaders Visit KVPI Studios
The Basile High Cheerleaders visited KVPI studios Friday Sept. 11 to record special cheers to air throughout the football season. Good luck to the Basile High Bearcats!!
Pine Prairie High Cheerleaders Visit KVPI Studios Sept. 2
The Pine Prairie High Cheerleaders visited KVPI studios to record special cheers during football season. Here they are surrounding KVPI DJ Emily O . They are:Kaitlyn Roddy, Regan Carraway, Paige Whittington, Payton Whittington, Sammy Fusilier, Malene Guillory, Shelbi Rials, Sara Vidrine, Taylor Olson, Tori Johnson, Madison Welch, Bailee Deville, Blaire Fontenot and Kasey Roddy.
The Sacred Heart Trojan Cheerleaders Visit the KVPI Studios
Boom! The Sacred Heart Trojan Cheerleaders were in the house today recording cheers for our high school football action. Pictured below with Steph are Laura Manuel, Megan Morein, Olivia Vollman, Logan Shipp, Baylee Veillon, Eve Fontenot, Caroline Duplechin, Dori Monier (Mascot), Olivia Brignac, Mallory Fontenot, Kaylie McCoy, Sara Reilly, Joanie Dupre', Madison Jordan, Caroline LaHaye and Hallie Daire. Thanks for coming in girls!
KVPI AM FM Staff 2015
KVPI Staff August 13, 2015: John Lafleur, Annona Balfa, Becky Vidrine, Emily Oliver, Carly Chaumont, Stephanie Ware, Cheryl DeBaillon, Jim Soileau, Charlie Manuel, Josh Godwin, Gene Swabby Soileau and Micah Chatman. Seated: Bonnie Fontenot and Mark Layne.
Classic Hits 92.5 salutes Elvis Presley Thursday
It's Elvis Day on Spotlight Thursday as we remember The King of Rock and Roll who died this week in 1977 at his home in Graceland. Hear 50's Elvis, Movie Elvis from the 1960's and his great live recordings from the 1970's all day Thursday and on Party Time Thursday night.
Dixie Youth World Series Action Live from South Carolina on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI
Tune in to our live coverage of the Dixie Youth World Series from Lexington, South Carolina this week as KVPI Sports covers our Ville Platte Dixie Majors team competing in the tournament. Sports Announcer Chris Bordelon will be doing the play by play each night. Thanks to our KVPI Sponsors.
Plenty of Baseball Action Right Now On KVPI AM and FM
KVPI Sports will be bringing you live play by play action live from Ponchatoula as we cover Dixie Youth Regional Tournament Action this weekend. KVPI Sports Announcer Tracy Jagneaux will be covering our Ville Platte Dixie Majors 12 year old all stars while Sports Announcer Thomas Scully will be covering the Ville Platte Super Ten All Stars. Also we are covering the Ville Platte 8 year old All Star girls competing in the National Pony League Softball Tournament in Highland, Texas with James Shiver and Gene Swabby Soileau.
Summer is here! Be listening for the cue to call on Classic Hits 92.5
Every Friday for the next five weeks we will be giving you a chance to win a family four pack of tickets to Blue Bayou/Dixie Landing in Baton Rouge. To qualify for the weekly drawing, just call us at 506-2444 when you hear the cue to call, the Blue Bayou water slide spash. You must be 18 or older and one qualifer per family. Good luck from your friends at Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI.
Snap Snap Snap! Get your pics in or come by and we'll snap it for you!
Keep listening as we will be giving you the chance to win sheets of tickets for the Cajun Heartland State Fair on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI!!
Be sure to tune in Thursday, May 7 @ 8 pm (CT) on GAC for a very special feature on
Congratulations to KVPI's Jennifer Meylian-Ville Platte's Co-Woman of the Year 2015
Congratulations to KVPI's Program Director Jennifer Meylian named as 2015 Co-Ville Platte Woman of the Year along with Linda Lebsack. Shown next to Jennifer is her daughter, Lindsey.
Win Crawfish Festival Tickets This Week on Classic Hits 92.5
Be sure to tune in all this week as we give you a chance to win free passes to this weekend's Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival!!
KVPI FM Sponsors Radio Thon Friday
KVPI Fan Appreciation Night Saturday Night to Benefit Evangeline Community Autism Network
KVPI Fan Appreciation Night Saturday Night to Benefit Evangeline Community Autism Network
KVPI Fan Appreciation Night Saturday Night to Benefit Evangeline Community Autism Network
Congratulations to our winners in our Jazz Fest Ticket Contest
The 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is about to kick off and Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI gave you a chance to win tickets to attend!
Monday, we started taking text messages with the word “JAZZ” in them… we received A LOT! Close to 300!
Today… we have our winners!
Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner, Melanie Courville! She won TWO weekend passes good for either weekend of the Jazz Fest!
And Congratulations to our Runner Up, Brenda Vidrine! She won TWO one day passes good for either weekend as well!
We hope you both have a great time… take pictures and sing your hearts out! It’s going to be an awesome Jazz Festival this year!
Thank you to all that sent us those text messag
We have Disney on Ice Prize Packs for that Little Princess in your life!
DORA THE EXPLORER AT THE ZOO OF ACADIANA & Classic Hits 92.5 is giving you a chance to win tickets!
Congratulations to our two Grand Prize winners in our "Bud and Boilin" Contest
Congratulations to our two grand prize winners: Louis Muse in the left and Tammy Johnson in the right photo. Both of our winners are greeted by Rodney Moras with Southwest Beverage Budweiser and KVPI Program Director Jennifer Meylian. Happy Easter!!
Congratulations to our Easter Contest Winner
Congratulations to our Easter Egg Contest Winner, Lori Guillory, for finding our golden egg in the Teen Room in the Evangeline Parish Library based on the clues we gave. KVPI's Stephanie Ware is congratulating our winner. Lori wins a $100 Wal-Mart Gift Card.
KVPI FM-2015 Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Radio Station of the Year
Members of our staff accepting the award: Cheryl DeBaillon, Ville Platte Broadcasting President Dr. Rhonda Pucheu, Bonnie Fontenot, Mark Layne, Becky Vidrine, Stephanie Ware, Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Executive Director Polly Johnson and Jennifer Meylian.
New photo of part of the KVPI Staff: From left in the front, Bonnie Fontenot, Jenn Meylian, Becky Vidrine and Mark Layne. In the second row, from left, Emily O, Annona Balfa, Josh Godwin, "Swabby" Soileau and Stephanie Ware. Be looking for more of these new photos on our website and Facebook pages compliments of Emily Rose Photography.
Happy New Year From All of Us at KVPI AM/FM
Fox News Radio comes to Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI Beginning December 15
Join the legendary Scott Shannon hosting the new "America's Greatest Hits" Sundays 2-6pm on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI
Have you subscribed to The 2 Non-Blonde's Cafe' on YouTube?
Candice Bennatt, Miss Ville Platte USA, joined Jenn & Steph in the
2 Non-Blonde's Cafe' this morning. Her interview will be posted on their YouTube page soon so be sure to check it out!
Thank you for stopping by, Candice!
You are making Ville Platte proud!
Nina Blackwood's "Absolutely 80's Spotlight" is Coming to Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI
Join original MTV Host Nina Blackwood as she spotlights a certain 1980's song weekday mornings at 11:30am on the 2 Non Blonde's Cafe on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI beginning Sept. 22.
Pine Prairie High Cheerleaders record Cheers at KVPI Studios
Classic Hits 92.5's Jenn Meylian welcomes members of the Pine Prairie High School Cheerleading Squad as they record special cheers we will air throughout football season.
American Top 40-The 80's will be heard on Classic Hits 92.5 Sundays at 10:00am
The Basile High Cheerleaders Visit KVPI Studios
KVPI DJ's Josh and Micah welcome the Basile High Cheerleaders who came to our studios to record special cheers that our listeners will be hearing throughout football season.
Check out our NEW t-shirts! Classic Hits 92.5 FM and The Legend 1050 AM KVPI
The McNeese State University Women's Volleyball Team visited Jenn & Steph in the Cafe' this morning!
These young women volunteered their time to help with the
Boys & Girls Club in Ville Platte.
Members of the Women's Volleyball Team, Coaches, t
heir Trainer, Mayor Jennifer Vidrine, Jacob "Timbo" Fontenot
along with Jenn & Steph.
Thank you all for coming in to visit!
Best of luck to you in the upcoming Volleyball Season!
KVPI AM/FM is looking to hire Sales Account Representative
We are growing!
Ville Platte Broadcasting Company, the parent company of legacy stations KVPI AM/FM, is now seeking a sales account executive to join our sales team. We offer solutions to our business clients through local radio, web and live events. KVPI radio has been serving the Acadiana area for more than 60 years in providing news, weather, sports and music programing .
We are looking for an experienced, outgoing, organized, responsible creative outside advertising sales person .Your primary duty will be to develop new business by being the primary client contact in the Eunice, Opelousas, Crowley areas of our listening area.
The ideal candidate will possess the following: outside sales experience, good communication skills and a strong work ethic, dependable transportation and an eagerness to work hard and be part of a growing sales team dedicated for success.
Benefits include a monthly base salary plus a generous commission based on sales. You will have the opportunity to work for a great company who treats its employees as members of their family. Most of our employees have been with the company for more than 20 years.
Please apply in person with General Manager Mark Layne at 809 West Lasalle in Ville Platte, phone 337-363-2124 or email your resumes to email@example.com. KVPI AM/FM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
KVPI will cover the Ville Platte 8u girls All Stars in the National Pony League Tournament
KVPI Sports will follow the Ville Platte 8u girls All Stars in the National Pony League Softball Tournament in Youngsville. The team includes:Carlee Soileau, Aubrey Vidrine, Harlie Arnaud, Gracie McCauley, Lyndsey Vallet, Emily Stagg, Kaisyln Lafleur, Victoria Chaddrick, Peyton Guillory, Lilly Fontenot, Madison Monier and Sophia Scully. Manager is Lance Vidrine and Coaches are Chad Arnaud, Nasen Soileau and Walter Mire. The team's overall record on the summer is 20-4. Best of luck to our all stars in this tournament!
Arrest has been made in fatal shooting that took place on Monday, July 28 in Ville Platte.
Teamwork and quick response has resulted in an arrest for yesterday’s homicide.
The Ville Platte Police Department responded to an armed robbery call on July 28, 2014 which ended in a homicide. Upon arrival at K&T Grocery Store on West Lincoln Road, detectives learned that the female business owner had been shot multiple times and had died as a result of her injuries.
The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Ville Platte City Marshals’ Office and the Louisiana State Trooper working the Evangeline Parish Area and the Evangeline Parish District Attorney’s Office responded to assist in the investigation. Working from leads, evidence, witness information and informants, the suspect was identified and located attempting to leave the area. Coushatta Police and the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted in locating the suspect and the arrest. The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office placed the suspect under arrest at approximately 2:30 a.m.July 29, 2014.
With the joint efforts of these agencies was a valuable tool in solving this case quickly and he appreciates those who stepped up and worked alongside the detectives and officers of the Ville Platte Police Department. “Without being asked these agencies showed up and jumped in to gather information as quickly as possible and help solve this case.” “Their assistance is greatly appreciated.”
Arrested was Samuel Anderson, 30 of Laran Street, Ville Platte. Anderson was booked into the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Jail on charges of armed robbery and first degree murder. Anderson is currently being held without bond.
KVPI Sports is covering the Mamou 8 Year old All Stars in the State Dixie Youth Tournament
KVPI Sports will be in Pineville covering the Mamou 8 Year Old in the State Dixie Youth Pitching Machine Tournament. Best of luck to our All Stars!
KVPI Sports will cover the Ville Platte Super Ten's in District Tournament Play
James Dupre Visits KVPI Studios
Country Entertainer James Dupre visited KVPI studios today just before his performance at the 2014 Smoked Meat Festival. He was interviewed by our own Stephanie Ware.
Ugliest Tie Father's Day Contest
Congratulations to our winners: Grand Prize-Mike Cloud, winner of the $400 recliner from Cester Youngs Furniture; Second Place-Junior Perrodin, winner of a $100 gift certificate from Ace Hardware and Third Place- Ernest Anderson, winner of the $50 gift certificatefrom Ace Hardware. Happy Father's Day from Classic Hits 92.5!!
KVPI-FM Named 2014 Radio Station of the Year
The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters awarded KVPI-FM the prestigious “Radio Station of the Year” award on Wednesday during their Prestige Awards luncheon held in Baton Rouge. KVPI-FM, Oldies 92.5, was recognized for its dedication to community service programming to Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish and all of South Central Louisiana.
In 2013, KVPI-FM aired 53 “Let’s Talk about It” community service interview shows of 15 minutes or more. The shows ranged from the 4-H Livestock Show with County Agent Todd Fontenot in January to a special interview show featuring local ministers airing on Christmas Day.
KVPI-FM was involved with many community events in 2013. Among the live remotes we covered include: 4-H Livestock Show in January, Swamp Pop Museum and the Mamou Mardi Gras in February; Boggy Bayou Festival, Autism Walk and the Folk Roots Festival in April; Election Returns and Senior Day remote in May; Live all day radio auction for Dixie Youth, Smoked Meat Festival and the French Showcase in Chataignier in June; Mamou Cajun Music Festival in September; Cotton Festival, High School Career Day and the St. Edmunds Radio Auction in October; Swine Festival in Basile in November and the Food for Families Food Drive in December.
The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters also noted that KVPI-FM continues its tradition of local Cajun French language programming including local newscasts, La Tasse De Café live call-in shows and the Tradio program all conducted in French.
KVPI-FM continues to promote and support our unique form of South Louisiana rock and roll known as “Swamp Pop”. We program Swamp Pop music all day on Fridays. Every year, we co-sponsor a Swamp Pop dance for the benefit of the Louisiana Swamp Pop museum located in Ville Platte.
During 2013, KVPI Sports was very busy covering local sports. We covered more than 175 local sporting events in 2013 including high school football, basketball, baseball and softball, LSU Eunice basketball, baseball and softball along with Dixie Youth baseball and Pony softball. Our coverage also included LSU football, baseball and basketball. Travel wise, KVPI-FM was again all over the state and the country. We followed the LSU Eunice softball team to Mississippi and Texas, LSU Eunice baseball team to Oklahoma and the Mamou and Ville Platte Pony softball teams to Texas. KVPI-FM followed the Fairview Lady Panthers basketball team to the state tournament where they won another state championship
A.M.P.A.S./Michael YadaBono and The Edge of U2 are among the artists that will be performing at an event at New York's Carnegie Hall to mark World AIDS Day, which is this Tuesday, December 1.
The "It Always Seems Impossible Until It Is Done" event is sponsored by two charity organizations co-founded by Bono: ONE, which combats poverty and preventable disease, and (RED), which raises money and awareness in the fight against AIDS. The evening will celebrate progress in the fight against AIDS and extreme poverty, as well as commemorate the 10-year anniversary of both charities.
Pop star Jessie J and rock singer Hozier also will perform at the event, which The Daily Show host Trevor Noah will emcee, while Vice President Joe Biden, Bono and Stephen Colbert are among the night's scheduled speakers. Biden will honor former mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg for his philanthropic contributions.
Image Courtesy of Julien's AuctionsA massive three-day memorabilia auction of items from the personal archives of Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, will take place December 1, 2 and 3 at the Julien's Auctions gallery in Beverly Hills, California. More than 1,300 collectibles will be up for bid at the sale, among them some incredibly rare Beatles mementos, including the very first U.K. mono pressing of the Fab Four's self-titled 1968 double album, also known as "The White Album."
According to The Guardian, it had been believed that John Lennon had received the first pressing of "The White Album," as Paul McCartney had once maintained that Lennon had "shouted loudest" for it. However, the background info provided by Julien's Auctions suggests that Starr always had been in possession of the double LP -- which features the catalog number "No.0000001" -- noting that the drummer claimed that he'd kept it locked in a London bank vault for 35 years.
Bidding for the album will start at $20,000, but it's estimated to fetch as much as $60,000 at the auction. A copy of The Beatles featuring the "No.0000005" serial was sold for almost $30,000 in 2008.
Other collectibles going on the block include Starr's 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl three-piece drum kit, which he played between May 1963 and February 1964 on some of The Beatles' biggest hits, and Lennon's 1964 "Beatle Backer" Rickenbacker guitar, which he gave to Ringo in 1968. The instruments are expected to bring in from $300,000 to $500,000 and from $600,000 to $800,000, respectively.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit Starr and Bach's Lotus Foundation, which raises money for various charity's that focus on social welfare issues around the world.
You can check out full details about the auction, including a complete list of items, at JuliensAuctions.com.
Credit: Fabrice DemessenceRoger Daltrey has recorded a new version of his Who band mate Pete Townshend's 1980 solo hit "Let My Love Open the Door" as part of a new sponsorship agreement between the Teen Cancer America charity and the North Carolina-based First Citizens Bank.
First Citizens Bank has been named as the official corporate sponsor for Teen Cancer America in the Southeastern U.S., and will work toward raising awareness about and support for the charity, which helps fund the creation of programs and facilities focused specifically on the needs of teens and young adults battling the disease. The song is featured in new television and radio commercials produced by the bank that began airing this past week in North Carolina and South Carolina.
"On behalf of Pete Townshend and Teen Cancer America, I'd like to thank First Citizens for the support the bank is giving us to achieve our goal -- supplying hospital spaces for adolescents and young adults with cancer," Daltrey says. "In the States, 30 young people a day are diagnosed with cancer, and they're either put in a hospital with children or with older people. But we're fixing it. With First Citizens' assistance, we can bridge the gap and create places for treatment where they can be young people first and cancer patients second."
In conjunction with the "Let My Love Open the Door" initiative, First Citizens Bank will make financial contributions to Teen Cancer America and to select hospitals that agree to create units geared toward teenage and young-adult patients with cancer. The campaign also includes the airing of the new Teen Cancer America ads in the Carolinas, as well as related social media, marketing and public relations initiatives throughout the bank's 18-state territory.
You can find out more about the campaign by visiting LetMyLoveOpentheDoor.com. You also can listen to the full-length version of Daltrey's rendition of "Let My Love Open the Door," watch the aforementioned TV commercial and check out a short documentary about initiative that features footage of Roger recording the tune at the website.
Daltrey and Townshend co-founded Teen Cancer America in 2012, basing it on the U.K.'s Teenage Cancer Trust charity of which Roger has long been a major patron.
Image Courtesy of Record Store Day The 2015 Record Store Day Black Friday celebration is here, as dozens of limited-edition vinyl discs will be released today and made available exclusively at independent record stores across the U.S. The list of releases includes collectible records from such veteran artists as Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley, Brian Wilson, Otis Redding and The Kinks, among many others.
McCartney's contribution to the campaign is a 12-inch vinyl single featuring an exclusive 2015 remix of "Say Say Say," his hit 1983 duet with Michael Jackson. The single's B-side boasts an instrumental version of the track.
Elvis' Black Friday release is a seven-inch single featuring the title track from the late King of Rock 'n' Roll's upcoming If I Can Dream album backed with the previously unreleased tune "Anything That's Part of You." If I Can Dream features a selection of Presley recordings enhanced by new accompaniment from London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Wilson's offering is a two-LP version of his 1988 self-titled solo debut album, which included his memorable tune "Love and Mercy."
Redding's Record Store Day release is a seven-inch vinyl disc featuring the late soul legend's renditions of "Shake" and "Wonderful World" on side A and "I Can't Turn You Loose" and "My Girl" on Side B.
The Kinks will be reissuing a pair of long-out-of-print EPs in conjunction with the Black Friday sale -- 1965's Kwyet Kinks and 1966's Dedicated Kinks. Each disc is pressed on seven-inch vinyl and features four songs. Kwyet Kinks contains "Wait Till the Summer Comes Along," "Such a Shame," "A Well Respected Man" and "Don't You Fret," while Dedicated Kinks includes "Dedicated Followers of Fashion," "Till the End of the Day," "See My Friends" and "Set Me Free."
The 2015 Record Store Day Black Friday campaign also will feature releases from The Zombies, Queen, Phil Collins, Linda Ronstadt, John Mellencamp, Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company, Jerry Lee Lewis, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Isley Brothers, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The B-52's, Jeff Beck, The Clash, B.B. King, Carl Perkins and many others.
Courtesy of HBOSet those DVRs, Bruce Springsteen fans: The new documentary The Ties That Bind, which focuses on the making of the Boss' 1980 double album The River, gets its television debut tonight at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.
Directed by Thom Zimny, the 60-minute film offers an in-depth interview with Springsteen about the creation of The River, as well as segments in which Bruce plays some of the album's songs on acoustic guitar. The documentary also includes archival concert footage and rare photos from the same period during which Springsteen and The E Street Band were recording the album.
Several encore screenings of The Ties That Bind also will be shown on HBO, as well as on HBO2, in the coming weeks. It'll be available via HBO On Demand starting on Saturday, November 28, and later on HBO GO and HBO NOW.
If you don't mind waiting, the documentary is included on a DVD that's part of the upcoming Springsteen box set The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, which will be released on December 4. The package contains four CDs and three DVDs, including a remastered edition of The River, an early 10-song single-disc version of the album, a variety of outtakes, the aforementioned documentary, a previously unreleased 1980 concert video and more.
In related news, a newly-created lyric video for "Party Lights," one of the outtakes featured on The Ties That Bind box set, has been posted at Springsteen's official VEVO YouTube channel. The clip also offers a montage of vintage photos, including archival pics of Bruce.
Allen Berezovsky/WireImagePalladia is serving up a heaping helping of Tom Petty for Thanksgiving. The high-def network will host a 24-hour block of programming focusing on the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer that kicks off at 7 a.m. ET.
Among the shows that will air during the Tom Petty Thanksgiving Takeover is the premiere of the concert film Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Fenway Park, at 9 p.m. ET. As its title suggests, the flick documents an August 2014 show Petty and his band played at the historic Boston ballpark.
The marathon also will feature the 2007 documentary Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream; the concert flick Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Live from Gainesville, which captures the 2006 hometown show the band played that marked its 30th anniversary; and Tom and his group's 2003 appearance on the PBS series Soundstage. In addition, a variety of Petty music videos and footage from various concert performances will be shown throughout the day.
At least one encore screening of each program will be shown during the 24-hour marathon, while select shows also will air again on Palladia through the weekend.
Here is the complete schedule for Palladia's Petty marathon; all times ET:
Thursday, November 26: 7 a.m. -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream 11:15 a.m. -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers videos and festival performances 12:30 p.m. -- Soundstage: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 2:30 p.m. -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream (encore #1) 6:45 p.m. -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Live from Gainesville 9 p.m. -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Fenway Park 10:30 p.m. -- Soundstage: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (encore #1) 12:30 a.m. -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Fenway Park (encore #1) 1:45 a.m. -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Live from Gainesville (encore #1) 4 a.m. -- Soundstage: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers (encore #2) 6 a.m. -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers videos and festival performances
Friday, November 27: 4 p.m. -- Soundstage: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (encore #3)
Saturday, November 28: 12 p.m. -- Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: Live from Gainesville (encore #2)
Sunday, November 29: 9 p.m. -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Fenway Park (encore #2)
Image Courtesy of Butch TrucksFounding Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks has formed a new group called Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band, which features his son Vaylor on guitar and late Allmans bassist Berry Oakley's son, Berry Oakley Jr., on bass. The outfit has just announced plans to close out 2015 with a six-date series of shows in Florida.
The run begins December 26 at The Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton and wraps up with a New Year's Eve performance at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. Rounding out the Freight Train Band lineup are singer/guitarist Damon Fowler and keyboardist Bruce Katz, who's a former member of Gregg Allman's solo group.
Courtesy of Bonnaroo Music FestivalFor the second straight year, the organizers of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival are celebrating Thanksgiving by offering up an online special featuring select performances from the latest edition of the fest. The show, called A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving, is more than an hour long and features Earth, Wind & Fire, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Tears for Fears and several other acts, all of whom hit the stage this past June.
Earth, Wind & Fire deliver a rousing rendition of their classic tune "Shining Star" on the special, while Plant and his current backing group are shown playing a reworked version of Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" and Tears for Fears are featured performing "Shout." There's also a star-studded jam featuring Mumford & Sons teaming up with fellow alt-rockers My Morning Jacket, Hozier, Dawes and others for a Joe Cocker-inspired cover of The Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends."
Among the other artists appearing in the special are roots rockers Alabama Shakes, Scottish indie pop band Belle & Sebastian and R&B star D'Angelo.
The video also includes tongue-in-cheek introductory interludes hosted by comedian Jo Firestone, segments in which Bonnaroo attendees reveal what they're thankful for, mock commercials and more. In addition, the show reminds viewers that pre-sale tickets for the 2016 Bonnaroo Festival will be available at Bonnaroo.com starting this Friday, November 27, at noon ET.
The 2015 A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving special is streaming on the festival's official YouTube channel from now through this Monday, November 30, at noon ET. Once the show is removed from the site it will never be shown again, so catch it while you can.
The 2016 Bonnaroo Festival is scheduled to take place June 9-12 in Manchester, Tennessee.
Credit: Danny NorthABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! will be hosting a shopathon on World AIDS Day, December 1, in order to raise money for the AIDS charity (RED). U2 frontman Bono, who co-founded (RED), will be among the big stars who will join host Jimmy Kimmel on the episode.
Modern rockers The Killers and actresses Scarlett Johansson and Olivia Wilde also will make appearances during the special show.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weekdays at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, is presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
President Obama spoke about each recipient, and Streisand was delighted by the remarks. She said to ABC News, "Isn't he good? He is so spontaneous and so alive and so in the moment. I just love him."
When asked how she would've felt had Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, and not Obama, presented her with her award, Streisand replied, "I probably would've choked. It's almost terrifyingly scary but it's funny."
Chris Hemsworth won't let fame change him. He appears in the new issue of Vanity Fair where he discusses how he stays grounded while his star power rises in Hollywood.
The Into the Heart of the Sea star explains, "The industry is set up to turn you into a complete narcissist. You just kind of lose touch with reality a bit here. You drive down the street and you're constantly reminded of everything you're either involved in or not involved in. It's exhausting."
Chris recently moved his family to Byron Bay, Australia. He recently chatted with Australia's Daily Life about the relocation saying, "We have a very normal existence. Here, if someone recognizes you, it doesn't tend to be as big a deal. People are like, 'Oh yeah, cool,' then onward with the day. If you are living in Hollywood, people have traveled from around the world to see people in the entertainment business and they've got the cameras ready and a bigger deal is made of it. Here, we have a very normal existence, people are very respectful, and that was why we chose to come here."
It's good to be a celebrity pet. Us Weekly is reporting that Demi Moore has a veterinarian who makes biweekly house calls to her L.A. mansion to administer acupuncture to her Chihuahua, Vida Blue.
The rate is usually around $715 per session. One source explained, "There's nothing wrong with her dog. Demi is just really into holistic food and medicine for her animals, the way she is for herself." It helps animals with anxiety, stimulates appetite, and treats muscle spasms.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Lisa Vanderpump, also has a vet who treats her Pomeranian, Giggy.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith may have one of the longest marriages in Hollywood but it isn't exactly a cakewalk.
Will recently told Entertainment Tonight, "You can't expect it to be easy. It's like our marriage was the most difficult, grueling, excruciating thing that we have ever taken on in our lives. And you know we're just not quitters." When asked about the secret to making their marriage work, he responded, "If there is a secret I would say it is that we never went into working in our relationship. We only ever worked on ourselves individually, and then presented ourselves to one another better than we were previously."
Amy Schumer may have some competition as Jennifer Lawrence's BFF. The Joy star was photographed out and about in New York City on Monday night (November 23rd) with Emma Stone and Adele.
The trio grabbed dinner at an upscale Mexican restaurant called Cosme before all getting into the same town car. Jennifer was recently promoting the final Hunger Games movie in New York City with Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth where they dined at the same restaurant where Adele was also eating. She also recently attended the singer's concert at Radio City Music Hall.
Jen recently spoke about her clique with Entertainment Weekly saying, "I have a very small circle. The moment I feel like someone is using me or is in it for the wrong reasons, I have zero guilt about just cutting them the f*** out of my life. My bulls**t detector is phenomenal. None of my friends bulls**t me. Everything in my life has to be real."
The magazine also announced on Tuesday (November 24th) that Jennifer is their pick for 2015's Entertainer of the Year.
Last night (November 24th) on the season finale of Dancing With The Stars, Bindi Irwin and her partner Derek Hough were named the winners of the competition.
Host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews revealed the couple landing in third place which was Alek Skarlatos and his partner Lindsay Arnold. Nick Carter and his partner Sharna Burgess were left with Bindi and Derek as the final two couples. "Thank you so much for everything. I can't believe that I'm here. Thank you for changing my life" said Irwin after winning the mirror ball trophy.
The finale featured performances from Chaka Khan who performed "I'm Every Woman " and Elle King sang "Exes and Oh's". Andy Grammer hit the stage to perform "Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)" and Nick Carter sang "I Will Wait". Judge Len Goodman made an appearance to announce that he will return next season and Kim Zolciak Biermann alsoreturned to dance her "I Dream of Jeannie" routine with her partner Tony Dovolani.
KALEY CUOCO IS COVERING UP HER WEDDING TATTOO:Kaley Cuoco is taking another step to move on from Ryan Sweeting. The Big Bang Theory star shared a photo on Instagram of a tattoo artist inking up her back. She wrote, "Thank you @nero_sct @studiocitytattoo for helping me right my wrongs.. note to self- do not mark your body with any future wedding dates #under30mistakes #donttakeyourselftooseriouslykids" The artist turned her wedding date tattoo into a moth.
PAULY D IS DATING AUBREY O'DAY: Former Jersey Shore star Pauly D is reportedly dating former Danity Kane member Aubrey O'Day. According to TMZ, they have struck up a romance while filming the new reality show Famously Single. The former MTV stars are currently living under the same roof with other celebrities while taking part in the show.
BILL COSBY LOSES HONORARY DEGREE FROM JOHN JAY COLLEGE: John Jay College has joined the list of institutions who have taken away honorary degrees awarded to Bill Cosby. He received the degree from the College of Criminal Justice back in 1995. He has previously lost degrees from schools such as Fordham University, Brown University, Boston University and Drexel University. Over 40 women have come forward accusing Bill of sexual crimes.
LAMAR ODOM HAS A LONG WAY TO GO: Khloe Kardashian may have put a positive spin on Lamar Odom's condition during a recent interview but sources tell People magazine that he has a lot of work to do. One insider revealed, "Lamar has made some progress, but his cognitive impairment is making life very challenging. Lamar won't likely leave the hospital for a long time. And when he does, he will need full time care. He can't take care of himself." The source added that Lamar has been fighting hard to make improvements.
'SHAHS OF SUNSET' COUPLE ARE DIVORCING:Shahs of Sunset star Mike Shouhed has split up from his wife, Jessica Parido. She filed for divorce last week citing irreconcilable differences and is seeking spousal support. The documents also revealed that they have been separated since August. His rep said in a statement, "Two years ago, before they were married, Mike made a terrible mistake and cheated on Jessica. She recently discovered a text message and he came completely clean to her. He feels so terrible. Jessica is the most amazing woman in the world. He's begged for her back on hands and knees. He's offered his heartfelt apology to her. He loves Jessica and always will." They wed in L.A back in March.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are still very much in love. The actor attended the L.A. premiere of The Danish Girl on Tuesday (November 23rd) night where he gushed about his wife.
Johnny told E! News, "We connect on a lot of levels but the firth things that really got me was she's an aficionado of the blues. I would play a song, some old obscure blues song and she knew what it was. She's very very literate. She's a voracious reader as I have been so we connected on that as well. And she's kid of brilliant." He added, "I'm a lucky man."
SEQUEL TO 'FANTASTIC FOUR' MAY NOT HAPPEN: Fox has reportedly scrapped Fantastic Four 2 from their production schedule. The movie was originally scheduled for June 9th, 2017 but World War Z 2 is now the only movie set for that date. The movie took in $56.1 million in the U.S. and was made on a production budget of $120 million.
A 'FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS' MUSICAL IS HAPPENING: The creators of The Unauthorized O.C. Musical are turning Friday Night Lights into their next stage musical. The show's official Twitter account made the announcement on Tuesday (November 24th.) It will open in L.A. next year. Scott Porter, who played Jason Street on the original series, will take over the role of Coach Taylor previously played by Kyle Chandler. Friday Night Lights ran for five seasons.
SONIA BRAGA JOINS 'LUKE CAGE': Golden Globe and Emmy winner Sonia Braga is joining Netflix's Luke Cage. She has been cast as Soledad Temple -- mother to Rosario Dawson's character, Claire Temple. Luke Cage will follow Mike Colter's character who currently appears in the newly launched series, Jessica Jones. The show will premiere on the streaming service next year.
HBO'S 'SESAME STREET' GETS A PREMIERE DATE: Sesame Street will officially launch on HBO on January 16th. The network will air two 30-minute episodes of the long-running children's show to kick off its 46th season. The episodes that air on HBO will be shown on PBS Kids next fall.
TONY AWARDS PUSHED TO JUNE 12TH: CBS announced on Tuesday (November 24th) that the 2016 Tony Awards will be held on June 12th at New York's Beacon Theater. They were previously scheduled for June 5th. Nominations will be announced on May 3rd.
1979, Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'No More Tears, (Enough Is Enough). A No.3 hit in the UK.
This day in music history: Wednesday, November 25th
1995, Whitney Houston went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Exhale (Shoop Shoop)', written by Babyface and taken from the film 'Waiting To Exhale', it gave Whitney her 11th US No.1.
This day in music history: Thursday, November 26th
1994, Boyz II Men started their 14th and final week at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'll Make Love To You' giving them the longest run in chart history along with 'I Will Always Love You' by Whitney Houston.
This day in music history: Friday, November 27th
1982, Lionel Richie was No.1 in the US with 'Truly'. Richie achieved a No.1 each year from 78-86 as a writer, 'Three Times A Lady', 'Still', 'Lady (Kenny Rodgers), 'Endless Love', (Diana Ross), 'All Night Long', 'Hello' 'Say 'You Say Me and as co-writer of 'We Are The World'.
This day in music history: Monday, November 30th
1971, Sly And The Family Stone were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Family Affair', their fourth and final No.1. Rolling Stone magazine later ranked the song #138 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.