Ray Mickshaw / FOXBruno Mars‘ Moonshine Jungle tour hits New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden on July 14, and if you’ve got the cash, you just might be able to hang with the singer backstage.
Bruno has teamed up with the website CharityBuzz.com to auction off four tickets for the show, as well as backstage access after the show; that’s where you’ll get a chance to meet Bruno in person. The only downside? You’ll have to get yourself to New York and pay for your own hotel.
Bidding for the auction closes on April 29, and when we last checked, the highest bid was already up to a whopping 10 grand. It’s sure to go higher still.
The money from the auction will go to the Stephen Gaynor School, an independent, non-profit New York City school for students with learning disabilities.
John Paul Filo/CBSFirst, Bruno Mars was announced as the headliner of Brad Pitt’s semi-annual charity event in New Orleans. Now, word comes that he’ll also be the headliner at this year’s Robin Hood Foundation gala, which raises money to fight poverty in New York City.
According to Bloomberg News, Bruno will perform at the May 12 event at New York’s Jacob Javits Convention Center. Former Daily Show correspondentJohn Oliver will also be part of the lineup. The co-chairs of the event include Live with Kelly & Michael host Michael Strahan and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Tickets for the event start at $3,000, which may be one reason why last year’s event raised nearly $80 million bucks. Of course, last year’s lineup also had something to do with it: it included Elton John, Paul Simon, Sting and U2′s Bono.
Courtesy NickelodeonKaty Perry, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, One Direction and Maroon 5 are among the stars nominated in the music categories for the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, which will be handed out this Saturday at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center. Mark Wahlberg will host the telecast, which features kid-selected favorites in music, TV, film and more.
Katy will be competing against Taylor and Lady Gaga, among others, in the category of Favorite Female Singer, while her song “Roar” will battle it out with hits by Miley Cyrus, One Direction and Taylor Swift in the Favorite Song Category. Katy is also nominated for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie, for her role in Smurfs 2.
Bruno, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams are among the nominees for Favorite Male Singer. Maroon 5 is up for Favorite Music Group; their competition includes OneRepublic and One Direction. American Idol and The Voice will compete in the Favorite Reality Show category.
American Authors and Aloe Blacc — two artists currently riding high with the hit singles — will entertain the crowd at the event.
Here are the music nominations:
Favorite Music Group Maroon 5 One Direction OneRepublic Macklemore & Ryan …read more
There are music festivals, and then there’s Milwaukee’s Summerfest. Calling itself the World’s Largest Music Festival, it boasts over 800 acts on 11 stages over 11 days, with a lineup that seems to include pretty much everybody.
The Wisconsin event , which runs from June 25 through the 29, and then from July 1 through 6, boasts 75 headliners, including Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Michael McDonald, The Fray, A Great Big World, Melissa Etheridge, Bonnie Raitt, REO Speedwagon, Kool and the Gang, Los Lonely Boys, and many, many more.
Tickets for most Summerfest shows only cost 16 bucks for general admission, $42 for three days, and $70 for all 11 days — far less than comparable music festivals. However, the series of headlining concerts at Milwaukee’s Marcus Amphitheater cost more to attend. Visit Summerfest.com for more information.
Kevin Estrada/Blue Sky Studio/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.Not only does he make his voice acting debut in the upcoming animated film Rio 2, but Bruno Mars is also featured on the movie’s soundtrack, which now has a release date.
Rio 2: Music from the Music Picture will arrive in stores March 25, and it features the song “Welcome Back,” which is performed in the movie by Bruno as Roberto, the former boyfriend of the Anne Hathaway‘s character Jewel.
Other artists on the soundtrack include Bruno’s longtime musical collaborator Phillip Lawrence, as well as Janelle Monáe, Jamie Foxx, Kristin Chenoweth, former X Factor contestant Rachel Crow, and Siedah Garrett, who’s probably best known for duetting with Michael Jackson on “I Just Can’t Stop Lovin’ You” and co-writing the King of Pop’s classic “Man in the Mirror.”
Rio 2 will be in theaters April 11. In addition to Anne Hathaway, it features the voice talents of Jesse Eisenberg, Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno and many more.
As previously reported, he fills the role of the bird Roberto, the ex-boyfriend of Jewel, the macaw voiced by Anne Hathaway. In the clip, the two are reunited, and Roberto is clearly happy to see her again.
Roberto sings, “Can you feel what I feel/The day is coming fast/Our precious Jewel has returned/I’ll be the first to sing welcome back.”
In the sequel, Jewel and her husband, fellow macaw Blu, decide to leave behind their big city life in Rio de Janeiro and head to the Amazon rainforest. The film, which also features the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, JamieFoxx, Tracy Morgan, Andy Garcia, and Kristen Chenoweth, opens April 11.
John Paul Filo/CBSBruno Mars has been performing since he was a little kid, and now he wants to help other kids do the same thing. He’s established a scholarship fund that will pay to send kids from his home state of Hawaii to a special “Grammy Camp” each year.
The money for the Bruno Mars Scholarship Fund is coming from the Hawaii Community Foundation, which is providing a grant on Bruno’s recommendation. Each year for the next five years, one qualified high school student from Hawaii will have his or her tuition covered so they can attend Grammy Camp, an interactive summer music experience where kids can learn the ins and outs of the music biz from industry professionals. At Grammy Camp, kids can study everything from music journalism, to audio engineering, to songwriting, to performing. Visit GrammyIntheSchools.com to apply.
It’s not surprising that Bruno wants to support kids in making their dreams of music come true. Earlier this month, when he was asked by some young reporters about his own struggles to succeed in the music industry, he offered advice to anyone …read more