The Sound of Music
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Forte is an operatic tenor group combining voices from different cultures into one incredible sound. Solo artists in their own right, Josh Page, Sean Panikkar and Fernando Varela bring their individual talents to the group to create one powerful vocal force. The group was created and debuted for the first time ever on "America's Got Talent" and had never met until only days before their first audition. Now they look forward to working together at Radio City Music Hall.
Cami Bradley is a singer, songwriter and pianist. She grew up in a musical family but has never taken a vocal or piano lesson in her life. Cami enjoys rearranging and writing music, designing photo shoots and redecorating her home. When she is not busy creating something, she spends time with her husband and two dogs and enjoys singing while riding her motorcycle. Cami's husband is her biggest supporter and the one who encouraged her to audition for "America's Got Talent."
Branden James was born in Anaheim, California and comes from very humble beginnings. His father was a truck driver, and his mom is an aerobics instructor. When he was nine years old, he started taking piano lessons and played the keyboard at home every day. He worked hard and was accepted into a small music college in San Francisco, which he attended on scholarship. While in school, he worked two jobs to pay for all of his expenses, as his father was enduring very serious health issues.
Catapult is a shadow-dance company created by Adam Battelstein in 2008. The talented Catapult dancers have the skills to transform their bodies into seemingly impossible images. Catapult has made films for corporations and performed live for corporate events around the U.S. and as far away as Stockholm, Sweden. They hope their shadow dances will amaze audiences and make them fall in love with the human body and its ability to transform.
The Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team is an upbeat talented group of young tumblers from Chicago's inner city. The team performs tricks with jump ropes, high-flying trampoline stunts and acrobatic teamwork. Coming from some of Chicago's roughest neighborhoods, these young men have risen above their circumstances to become some of the most talented performers in the city. They perform across the country in circuses, fairs, halftime shows and school assemblies and are an inspiration to kids everywhere.
Seventeen-year-old Collins Key, from Los Angeles, California, discovered the art of magic at age 12. However, it was his acceptance into the renowned Hollywood Magic Castle junior program for aspiring magicians that accelerated his success. His goal is to evolve magic to the next level with his young, fun, engaging style. He hopes that other kids will be inspired by his efforts to pursue their own dreams and aspirations. Although Collins Key is a rising star, he remains humble and blessed for the opportunities that have come his way.
Twelve-year-old D'Angelo Castro and 13-year-old Amanda Carbajales are a young ballroom couple from Miami, Florida. The pair has been dancing together for seven years - more than half their lives! D'Angelo and Amanda train four to five hours per day, six days a week, including lessons in ballroom, ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip-hop. The pair has won national ballroom competitions throughout the United States. In 2010, they were selected to represent the United States at the most prestigious ballroom competition in the world, held annually in Blackpool, England.
Innovative Force consists of 26 young ladies from Farmington, Missouri. They typically compete at regional and national dance competitions, and their dance studio has won numerous regional and national championship titles. The group works to create unique acrobatic dance acts designed to entertain and thrill audiences and keep them on the edge of their seats. Being from such a small town, they want to show that even small town girls can work hard towards big opportunities.
From Pineville, Kentucky, 32-year-old Jimmy Rose is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq and is currently earning an associate's degree in taxidermy. While deployed, a fellow Marine taught Jimmy the basics of guitar, and he began to write his own songs. Jimmy performs anywhere he has the opportunity and has opened shows for country artists such as Joe Nichols and Josh Turner. Jimmy has worked several jobs over the years, from construction to coal mining, and he is an avid outdoorsman. He gets his drive and motivation from family and friends who support and encourage him.
Kenichi Ebina is a self-taught dancer who infuses illusion, mime and special effects of sound, light and video into each dance performance. Ebina grew up in Japan until he was 20 years old, then moved to Connecticut as a student. In college, he started dance as a hobby, but it quickly became his passion. In 2001, Ebina founded an all-Japanese dance group that won the grand championship of "Amateur Night" at the famed Apollo Theater. A few years later, he returned as a solo performer and won the grand championship again!
Kristofer Saly, 24, and Stefan Liden, 26, have been performing together since childhood. They are not biological brothers, but best friends, and created a unique act by combining humor with acrobatics. Kristofer and Stefan both come from generations of circus families and talented performers. They were natural jokesters as children, and Stefan's Swedish-born father cultivated their clowning skills. The KriStef Brothers began performing by the age of 10. Their talents have allowed them to perform worldwide throughout Europe, South America and the U.S.
Taylor Williamson started performing stand-up comedy as a high school senior in Del Mar, California. He now lives in Los Angeles and makes his living telling jokes. He's performed at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and was the youngest person to perform on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson." He's also appeared on MTV's "TRL" (it was canceled two weeks later) and Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham" (canceled), and he was a semifinalist on the final season of NBC's "Last Comic Standing" (canceled twice so far).
In the same vein as DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, 2Unique is a smash sensation in the making comprised of 10-year-old Miss Lela Brown and 10-year-old DJ Young 1. Miss Lela Brown has spent the last few years harnessing her command over the mic by performing on stages worldwide, including performing with veteran rapper and personal hero, MC Lyte. DJ Young 1 is making major waves as a tiny spinner and her impeccable skill for beat mixing/matching has even garnered her an opportunity to DJ in a music video for Jessica Sanchez and Ne-Yo.
3Penny Chorus and Orchestra, founded and directed by Arianne Abela and Colin Britt, is a volunteer ensemble with members from across the country that specializes in classical covers of contemporary popular songs. Formed in 2012, most of the group's 52 members are classically trained musicians who come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, including performers, students, teachers, doctors, dentists, pastors, designers, graduate students and retirees.
The O'Neil family formed a band in 2010 when three-year-old Aaralyn wanted to participate in the basement jams of her six-year-old brother Izzy (drums) and their dad Jason (guitar). No one, especially their dad, was prepared for what came out of little Aaralyn's mouth that day when she got her hands on her very own microphone. Unhindered by society's stereotypes, this duo is not just a novelty - they are living art in motion. So turn off your mind, relax and float down the stream with Aaralyn & Izzy...
Aerial Ice is the first skating ensemble to combine adagio, dance, theater and circus aerial arts into one exciting performance. Aerial Ice is based in Los Angeles, California, but the skaters are from all parts of the country, including Philadelphia, Portland, Oregon, Traverse City, Michigan, Sacramento, San Ramon and Santa Rosa, California. The team members have dedicated their lives to the sport of figure skating in National, World and Olympic level competitions, in addition to participating in professional tours on almost every continent.
Aerosphere is a group act that uses giant helium balloons to present an aerial performance. John, Alexandra and Andrew are members of a world-renowned family of circus artists specializing in stunt and thrill acts. Alexandra has been married to John for 17 years, and the act is inspired by their grandparents, who originally hung a trapeze under a hot air balloon, many years ago. In fact, the family is part of one of the oldest documented families in circus history. John and Alexandra believe this act is unique and angelic and creates the illusion of flight.
Alexanderia the Great is one of the only females daring enough to strive for Houdini-like success. She performs one-of-a-kind, death-defying escapes that surprise and shock her audiences. One of her performances caught the eye of a Boston newspaper, and soon, Alexanderia was on TV doing death-defying escapes. One thing you can count on is that everything Alexanderia the Great (aka Donna Purnell) does is simply breathtaking.
Alexandr Magala, age 24, is a sword swallower and acrobat. By combining sideshow tricks with breakdancing and pole acrobatics, he performs as no one has ever seen before, taking danger to a whole new level. Every time he performs, he puts his life on the line, but ironically, it's the danger that makes him feel so alive. Alex's goal is to share his talent and inspire the people of the world to push themselves to the limit and chase their dreams!
American Hitmen is a rock n' roll band in which three out of four members are United States Marine Corps Combat veterans. The band formed in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004, when Dan and Tim Cord and Dan Jarmon were all serving in the Corps. (Phil Snyder, the only civilian in the band, joined in 2007.) After returning home, they performed in California at venues such as House of Blues and the Viper Room. In 2006, the Marines deployed again to Iraq and performed on a USO tour with The Charlie Daniels Band. American Hitmen has headlined the opening night of the Vets for Freedom Tour and, in 2009, became the first American rock band in 36 years to be invited by the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture to perform in Vietnam.
The American Military Spouses Choir represents all four branches of the United States Military Service - Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. All the spouses have partners who are currently serving in the military. They were brought together by the non-profit Center for American Military Music Opportunities (CAMMO). They wish to inspire and support not only their fellow military family and service members, but the nation as a whole.
Angela Hoover is a comedian, actress, part-time bookkeeper and mother of two. Angela took a break from performing stand-up to raise her two children in 2005 when her family moved to Las Vegas for her husband's job. In 2006, Angela flew to California to enter California's Funniest Female contest and won. She went back to performing in 2010. She has since performed stand-up at venues like The Comedy Union and the Laugh Factory in their Chocolate Sundaes show.
Eleven-year-old Anna Christine was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the age of five, Anna discovered a love of music and singing. Around age eight, her mother, an avid music lover herself, heard Anna's deeply soulful voice, unusual control and near perfect pitch and knew that her daughter was destined to be a serious vocalist. Equipped with a deep understanding of the connection between emotion and music, Anna's original compositions reflect her mature "old soul" with hauntingly beautiful melodies and undertones.
The Aquanuts are a synchronized swimming club from Walnut Creek, California, ranging in age from 16 to 19 years old. Athletes move from all over the world to train under the Aquanuts' world-class coaches and among elite teammates. The Aquanuts have trained over 30 Olympians as well as several performers in the Cirque du Soleil's "O," and they're the reigning national champions in the sport. The nine-member team combines technical skills with theatrical props and costumes to deliver a professional aquatic performance that is glamorous, exciting, athletic and beautiful.
Eleven-year-old Chloe Channell from Pace, Florida has a magnetic personality and a voice that draws a crowd of all ages! Chloe went to the Farmers Opry one weekend with her grandparents for her great-grandpa's birthday, and her grandma asked if Chloe could sing to him. She wowed the crowd with the happy birthday tune, and owner Sandy Wyatt asked if she would like to sing with the Saw Mill Band some weekends. Sandy's guidance in vocal training and stage presence changed Chloe's life. When not singing, Chloe loves to play softball, basketball, go fishing with her "Little Pops" and go hunting with her "Big Pops."
Bruce and Diane Crevier, from South Dakota, run Champions Forever Ministries, a non-profit organization with the goal of encouraging and reaching out to others through the platform of their "Spin-tacular Basketball Show." The family show features all 12 of their children, Jacob (25), Caleb (24), Isaiah (22), Katie (20), Josiah (17), Hollie (15), Ben (13), Micah (11), Zack (9), Nathan (7) and twins Tori and Tessa (4). Their act incorporates basketballs and unicycles in a high energy, action-packed program that gets the attention of the audience, then shares a message on what it means to be true champions.
Born and raised in Idaho, Brad Byers joined a traveling circus as a juggler shortly after high school. With the aim of improving his act, he borrowed a friend's college anatomy book to research sword swallowing. Now, Brad holds several Guinness World Records, and his self-taught repertoire also includes juggling and chin balancing. Power drilling a bit into his face, swinging an anchor from a hook in his nose, walking on broken glass and spinning large items his fingertip have since been added, and led him to choreograph and train actor Johnny Depp for his spinning routine in the motion picture "Benny and Joon."
Brandon and Savannah are a brother-sister teen indy/pop duo. The siblings started playing in their local church, county and state fairs and summer camps across the nation, and their parents eventually moved Brandon, Savannah, their twin sisters and grandmother to Los Angeles. Their dream is to write and record original hit music and play across the country and around the world. Music and performing has been their main priority all their lives, and they are determined to never give up on their dreams.
Twelve-year-old Ciana lives in the beautiful city of Waianae, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. Her passion for music has been with her since the age of four, as she watched her older sister Teiliana perform. Ciana also enjoys participating in musical theater, and her experience includes "Annie," "Camp Rock" and several local commercials. Ciana is an old soul who is most inspired by the exceptional vocal talents of Etta James, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys. A soon to be eighth grader, Ciana loves bowling, volleyball, track and field, going to the beach, playing with friends and spending quality time with her family.
Dave Fenley was born and raised in the small town of Lufkin, Texas, a town deep rooted with religion, family values and, of course, music. At age three, he was recorded singing a number of children's songs as well as "Honky Tonk Man" by Johnny Horton. He spent the next decade honing his craft and learning every kind of music. Dave currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee where he works as a songwriter.
Dave Shirley is an unconventional comedian - rather than tell jokes, he creates comedic pieces through the interaction of music, video and other technology, creating a high-tech, multimedia experience. As a self-trained performer, he draws from many improvisational and comedic skills, which he's developed over the last 28 years. Dave is locally known for creating Rattlebrain Theater Company (2001) in Denver, Colorado, where he served as head writer and artistic director. Currently, he is performing and perfecting his one-man-show, "Voddville."
David works full-time as a venomous snake handler in Hollywood, Florida. He's been performing death-defying stunts with venomous snakes for the last 25 years. David's performance is very high risk - the stunts either go very well or drastically wrong, and a bad day can kill him. He's been bitten three times in his life. The snakes he brought for his "AGT" audition are considered America's most dangerous snake and carry enough venom to kill 10 - 15 people. Many people ask why he takes risks and does this for a living, but David accepts the risk; and if he dies doing what he loves, he figures that's part of life.
David Ferman's dream of performing began at the age of eight when he was pulled onstage to be a volunteer in a comedy juggling act. The son of a juggler, David started to juggle himself and, within a few years, became a world record holder for the most balls juggled (10 balls with 26 catches). With his original death-defying stunts, David hopes to make juggling exciting for a new generation that has had little or no exposure to the craft.
Born in a suburb north of Boston, Massachusetts, Deanna learned to sing at an early age. At age 17, while taking a break from a vocal session, Deanna was putting quarters into her parking meter and singing aloud when a staff member at the esteemed Berklee College of Music heard her voice and discovered Deanna. She was given a full tuition scholarship to study, emerging as a model student with a B.A. in music business and management. Deanna lives in Los Angeles with her three dogs: Lola, Lily and Layla.
Nina Chubrikova and Yury Kuznetsov, of Duo Resonance, incorporate elements of rhythmic gymnastics and sports acrobatics to create a cohesive and unique performance. Both Nina and Yury have training in a variety of sports - Nina was an international-level rhythmic gymnast for the U.S.A. and Yury was a world champion in sports acrobatics for Russia. Prior to "America's Got Talent," Yury was on tour throughout the U.S. with a large circus company, and together they have performed at special events around the country.
Fresh Faces is a dance group of five young girls from Queen Creek, Arizona. Brynn Rumfallo, Jaycee Wilkins, Dylynn Jones, Bostyn Brown and Jenna Valenzuela are nine and ten years old and have been performing together since they were only three. Fresh Faces is trained in every style of dance, including jazz, hip-hop, ballet, musical theater, lyrical, acro and tap. They specialize in and are known for their "freakish flexibility." The group works together on a daily basis, training 20 - 25 hours per week. The girls are a great group of friends, and their bubbly personalities shine through in their act.
Hype is a mega-crew from Hawaii made up of 30-plus dancers from all over the U.S. Representing the crew on "America's Got Talent," is Josh Ulep aka Hazmat, AJ Pak aka Headache, and Mikey Ruiz. The three of them met as competitors and have now joined together in Hawaii at the dance studio they run, where they also teach. These three talented and humorous dancers bring tricks, technique, comedy and a little bit of sexy to the stage in new and creative ways to capture the audience and judges. Their song choices will take you by surprise as well - they like to put their hip-hop moves to the unexpected.
Leon and Romy have been performing together professionally for over eight years and all over the globe, including in Las Vegas, North Africa, Ireland, Wales, Australia and the world-famous Magic Circle in London, England. Always striving to improve his current skills, Leon has a passion for sleight of hand and manipulation that sets him apart from so many popular illusionists today. Paired with Romy's unmatched creativity and showmanship, the duo blend the beauty and mystery of close-up magic with grand illusions, creating theatrical effects with a rock n' roll edge.
Actor and impressionist Jim Meskimen is from Tarzana, California. He can do over 75 celebrity voices including Robin Williams, Ron Paul and Jack Nicholson, and his popular YouTube videos have made him an Internet sensation. Jim was born with the acting gene - his mother is Golden Globe and Emmy nominated "Happy Days" actress and television icon Marion Ross. He currently lives with his loving wife of 26 years and daughter in California.
A veteran of over 30 years in the comedy business, John Wing began in Toronto and moved to Los Angeles in 1988. He has performed on "The Tonight Show" six times and at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival nine times. A regular performer on Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Lines, John has traveled the length and breadth of the North American continent, working in 36 states and 10 Canadian Provinces. He also has a serious side and writes about poetry. Married for 24 years, John lives in Sunland, California with his wife Dawn and their daughters, Rachel and Isabel.
Jonathan Allen, from Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, has been singing for as long as he can remember. He used music as a respite from the daily troubles of childhood and grew up liking classical music, especially Pavarotti. Jonathan enjoys playing piano and singing all styles of music. After coming out to his family, Jonathan sadly learned that they would not support him, so he hopes that his "AGT" family and fans will appreciate him as a unique, standout talent. If he wins the $1 million prize, Jonathan would like to open a safe house for youth in similar situations as him, to get the support and shelter they need.
Kelsey lives on a farm in rural Michigan. Her family has always had animals, and Kelsey has loved teaching them tricks. Kelsey and Bailey have been inseparable since Bailey was a puppy, and Kelsey started competing in Freestyle competitions with Bailey when he was three years old, after watching a YouTube video of Kate and Gin on Season 2 of "Britain's Got Talent." They joined an organization called World Canine Freestyle (WCFO), where they have met incredible trainers and traveled to different shows, including a performance on Nickelodeon's "Figure It Out" in 2012. Kelsey currently works as a groomer at Paw Pals Training and Grooming and helps out on the family farm.
Kevin Downey, Jr. was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Kevin wanted to be a policeman, but after getting pulled over for the 14th time, a policeman said, "You'll never be a cop with this driving record. What's plan B?" Kevin said he wanted to be a comedian, and the policeman suggested he move to New York. Kevin moved there three months later at age 20. Today, Kevin is a 24-year veteran of stand-up comedy. He performs at comedy clubs, Elks Lodges, dive bars, biker bars and bowling alleys, as well as on military bases for troops around the world.
Seventeen-year-old Kid The Wiz started dancing in his living room when he was just three years old. The natural born dancer performs a style called "light feet" and dances to music that he produces himself. While his family hails from the Dominican Republic, he and his sisters were born in New York. Currently, Kid The Wiz is a high school student who enjoys making money by dancing with his friends in the middle of Times Square. While he's never been to Radio City Music Hall, he's walked by it dreaming of what it would be like to perform on that famous stage, and now the street dancer's dream will come true.
Marty Brown was born and raised in rural Kentucky. His passion for music flows deep within his heart, and he shines like gold whether he performs in front of thousands or for just a few people. He thinks of his career as a good pot of soup, with all the right ingredients and influences added, that needed time for the flavors to come together and simmer until it was just right to serve up to the world. Marty currently lives in Franklin, Kentucky, with the love of his live, his wife Shellie, and their children.
Mitsi Dancing School (MDS) in Houston, Texas has developed a legacy for producing the most outstanding dancers with versatility to excel in all types of dance. The dancers all demonstrate a clear understanding of classical ballet and Chinese dance terminology. Founded by Mitsi Shen, Mitsi Dancing School and its students have received countless awards for their outstanding dedication to the highest quality of Chinese dance technique and performance. Mitsi Shen graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy with top honors and later became a principal of the Shanghai Dance Company.
Red Panda was born in Shanxi Province in China and began her training at the age of seven. She studied at the Taiyuan Art School for a total of seven years, where four years into her studies, the Taiyuan Acrobatic Troupe invited her to join. Later, she was recruited by Disney World and worked in Epcot Center for almost two years. Red Panda has been performing for 33 years and has done her act in over 30 countries around the world. She has won two Guinness World Records. She currently works for the NBA halftime show.
Ten-year-old Melody Caballero from Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the youngest superstars of Circus Caballero, a family circus that travels the U.S. and is five generations deep. Melody is a third-generation contortionist; both her mother and grandmother have performed to sold-out events throughout the country and Mexico. When not performing her contortion act, Melody enjoys swinging and flying high in the air in her family's 30-foot trapeze act. She loves the Beatles, treasures her mint-condition Scary Spice doll (still in the box!), and carries her Gumby doll with her wherever she goes to remember Howie Mandel's kind words at her audition in Chicago.
Nine-year-old Ruby Castro and 10-year-old Jonas Terleckas are two young ballroom dancers who met less than a year ago at Dance Town, Ruby's parents' dance studio in Miami, Florida. Both Ruby and Jonas have been dancing for almost five years. In the short time Ruby and Jonas have been a couple, they have already had great success, winning first place in many ballroom competitions and being asked to represent the U.S.A. in the most well-known ballroom competition in the world, held in Blackpool, England.
At the tender age of 14, Sam ran away from his Burlington, VT home and joined a circus (during the summers, with his parents' permission!). There he was mashed and molded into a performer by coaches from the famed Moscow Circus. Soon Sam found himself performing dangerous stunts atop an 80-foot sway-pole. Sam put away his sway-pole and street performing dreams when faced with single parenthood to create a stable life for his young son.
Fifteen-year-old Selena Mykenzie Gordon is from Fort Smith, Arkansas. She started performing in her hometown at the age of 12 and has already had the honor of performing at the Oklahoma/Arkansas Rodeo. From this experience, Selena found the courage to share her vocal talents with the world. Along with her natural singing ability, Selena participates in her school's choir and drama groups. She is also eliminated on both the volleyball and basketball teams.
In January of 2013, Trey Richardson, Arody Trujillo and JM Rodriguez, all professionally trained dancers based in Los Angeles, California, created SensEtion when their European friends introduced them to a miraculous technological phenomenon called 3D Video Mapping. Having to rehearse in complete darkness, they collectively came up with a spectacle of light, projection, 3-D magic and, of course, dance.
Danny Wolverton, from Tucson, Arizona, is the levitation performer Special Head. While traveling in Turkey, he learned the arts of transcendental meditation and yoga balance, which helps him to achieve this feat. Danny also produces electronic music and plays various instruments, including the bass, guitar, piano, glockenspiel, pan flute and throat singing. Danny has also recorded tradition music in Kenya, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho that he has mixed into the music that he produces.
Steve Price, also known as Sprice, is a 19-year-old Rube Goldberg machine builder from Canton, Michigan. He is currently an honors student at Michigan State University, majoring in mechanical engineering. Sprice always had an aptitude for building and designing things, and about six years ago, he started to combine toys and everyday objects to create intricate Rube Goldberg chain reactions. His YouTube videos have gained over 1 million views.
The Struck Boyz are an all-boy hip-hop dance crew from Staten Island, New York under the direction of Gail Criscione and choreographer Frankie Zulferino. Although their age range is from eight to 11 years old, the Struck Boyz have the attitudes and determination of grown men. After four years of performing together, these seven charismatic, charming, talented superstars are best friends, and they hope "AGT" will open the doors to big opportunities and even bigger dreams coming true.
Talented young rock n' roll band The Robotix is comprised of nine-year-old drummer extraordinaire Logan "Robot" Gladden, 11-year-old charismatic singing sensation Angelina Baez, 12-year-old spirited blues guitarist Brendan James, 14-year-old rock solid lefty bassist Jared Devino, and 16-year-old guitar phenom Jon Casel, who also serves as the band's music director. The Robotix began in 2010 when then six-year-old Robot searched for other talented kids who shared his love for classic rock music. The Robotix are ready to show the world that you're never too young to rock and roll!
Having no formal acrobatic training and overcoming extraordinary childhood experiences, Timber Brown is a rare story of inspiration and hope. Timber founded Anomalia Entertainment, based in Las Vegas, Nevada, in order to send important messages of hope to the world and encourage others who would otherwise have none. His goal is to make Anomalia a recognized nonprofit organization that will allow him to help others in substantially more impactful ways.
Anthony Granger, aka Tone The Chiefrocca, is a songwriter and rapper from Inglewood, California. His little brother Colby, aka ColyCole, is his "hype man" who performs with him onstage. Together, they hope to have music's next No. 1 hit single with "B-Double-O-T-Y." Tone's uncle Vern introduced him to rap when he was young, and it was at Culver City High School that Tone wrote his song "B-Double-O-T-Y" in 2004, with the help of his dad and uncle. His dad believed the song was an electrifying, energetic hit, so much so that Tone never wrote another song.
Tummy Talk is a talented group of musicians who create music by drumming on a large Polynesian man as well as drumming on other unconventional objects and drums. The group is comprised of drummers Matt Nickle, Liahona Seumanu, Tyrell Shepherd and Niuvaai Luamanuvae, who has prepared his whole life to become a real life human drum by eating at buffets.
The Virginia State University Gospel Chorale is comprised of approximately 120 members from different geographical locations, denominations and nationalities. Known for their vocal arrangements, skillful choreography and eye-catching attire, the Chorale is unlike any other college or church choir. The Virginia State University Gospel Chorale is under the leadership of James Holden, Jr.
TellAvision is live performance art conceived and developed by Dorene Collier and AJ LeBlanc of Event Show Productions. Through two years of research, they created and developed a concept that has never been seen before - a moving story book using wireless technology incorporating video screens joined with live performers, thus to "tell a vision."