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Valentine's Comdy Show at Memorial Auditorium
This Valentine s Day, give your Valentine the gift of laughter at the My Funny Valentine Comedy Jam! The laugh-out-loud lineup coming to Chattanooga will include the funnywoman of daytime talk Sheryl Underwood, the former host of ComicView on BET Arnez J, the host of the new Showtime at the Apollo Tony Rock, In Living Color s Tommy Davidson, and from the Tom Joyner Morning Show Damon Williams. The show will take place Friday, February 15, 2013 AT Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the Memorial Auditorium box office, online at ChattanoogaOnStage.com, or charge by phone 423-642-TIXS.
COMEDIANS TO PERFORM:
SHERYL UNDERWOOD Sheryl Underwood is one of the funniest and topical standup comics working on the road today. As co-host of BET's talk show "Oh Drama!" Sheryl was an immediate hit. BET recognized Sheryl's way with words and sharp appeal and called on her to host her own show "Hollah! Always a member of the BET family, Sheryl was brought back to Comic View with her own segment Sheryl Speaks . Sheryl s voice has been heard on the radio on the Tom Joyner Morning show and Sirius Satellite Radio, on Jaime Foxx s The FoxxHole. Sheryl has appeared on ABC's The View , "Politically Incorrect , the "Late, Late Show" with Craig Kilborn, Chelsea Lately , HBO s Def Comedy Jam, and was a regular on Comedy Central s Tough Crowd . Film credits include Bulworth and Master P's I Got the Hook Up. Sheryl can currently be seen on the daytime talk show The Talk .
ARNEZ J Rapidly becoming one of the most talked about comedians, Arnez J s charisma and physical agility are unforgettable. Arnez can currently be seen in his own One-Hour comedy special for BET, and due to the success of the special, has recently landed the plum role as host of BET s signature standup comedy series Comicview. Arnez made his first television appearance on Showtime s Comedy Club Network. Numerous television appearances soon followed, including appearances on The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, Louie Anderson s Comedy Showcase, Comedy Central s Make Me Laugh, NBC s Friday Night Videos, Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam, his own BET Comic View Grandstand Hour Special and many others. He hasn t stopped since then. Currently, Arnez is going to be filming a new stand up special live from the Wilbur Theater this winter for release soon after.
TONY ROCK Being the brother of an established entertainer, Tony was able to successfully elude the shadows of his older sibling and step into his own limelight. After more than a decade of experience, Tony has proven himself as a skillful comedian, actor, and executive producer. When in New York, he's a regular at the famous "Comic Strip", "Caroline's" and "Stand-Up New York". When in Los Angeles, he's performed at "The Improv", "The Comedy Store", "The Comedy Union", and he hosts Chocolate Sundays at "The Laugh Factory" in Hollywood. Tony has found comfort on the big screen; playing roles in movies such as Three Can Play That Game, alongside Vivica A. Fox, and Life Support, with veteran entertainer Queen Latifah. Tony stepped into the role of executive producer on projects such as The Funny Spot (2008) and The Tony Rock Project (2008), both of which he also hosts. His "Comedy Central Presents" special aired in 2010, and Tony continues to tour comedy clubs and arenas around the country. He will appear in the next season of BET s Reed Between The Lines, and as the host of the new Showtime at The Apollo.
TOMMY DAVIDSON Starting his career as a standup comedian in Washington DC, he was spotted by major concert promoters who booked him as the opening act for A-list touring acts. It wasn't long before he came to Hollywood and was performing stand-up at a number of clubs which led to his first national television appearances, most notably join the uniquely talented cast of In Living Color. His visibility on In Living Color led to three Showtime specials. His elasticity as a performer who delivers on both the big and small screen led to other projects like the lead in the Disney's animated series, The Proud Family and as a host on FOX's The NFL Show, alongside football greats Michael Irvin and Tony Siragusa. He is currently receiving critical raves for a cameo in the award-winning documentary, Just Like Us, a feature film masterpiece which is a cross-cultural study of stand-up comedy bridging all ethnicities. Tommy travels internationally selling out every venue in which he headlines.
DAMON WILLIAMS Damon William s numerous television appearances include BET's ComicView as well as his own one-hour special. He's been featured on BET LIVE and hosted several episodes of the legendary Showtime at the Apollo. In 1999, Damon performed for more than 300,000 fans as the opening act for the highly successful Kings of Comedy Tour, establishing him as one of the elite comics in the nation. And finally, Damon maintains his weekly comedy showcase at B'n'J's in Matteson, IL, and often opens for the hit sketch comedy team "Forgotten City" at Second City. He can currently be heard on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show.
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BOX OFFICE-"MAZE RUNNER" WINS
NEW YORK (AP) -- A young adult novel made into a movie has gotten off to a good start. "The Maze Runner" was the top movie this past weekend at the box office, taking in $32.5 million in its debut weekend. Finishing second was "A Walk Among the Tombstones," followed by "This Is Where I Leave You." Dropping to fourth is "No Good Deed," followed by "Dolphin Tale 2."
It's the start of a new movie franchise. The AP's Jamie Friar looks at the weekend box office numbers.
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Sound of excerpt from "The Maze Runner," which was tops at the weekend box office.
"NO GOOD DEED"-ELBA / HENSON
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Taraji P. Henson says the crew of "No Good Deed" spent a lot of time together in the evenings. But they were working, not playing. Henson says she did many of the fight scenes at night, after the actors were already tired from a long day. She says "it was the most challenging" thing she has ever done. Idris Elba says shooting at night helped bring tension to the set and that made the scenes more realistic.
Taraji P. Henson says the fight scenes were challenging.
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Idris Elba says shooting at night, when the actors were tired, was tricky.
"THE VOICE" RETURNS
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) -- The coaches may not be the only people who need to be fast on the button on "The Voice." Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani say the network censors may have to have their bleep buttons handy -- because of Levine. Stefani says she's been around guys all her life -- but that Levine is "nasty and naughty and dirty and disgusting." And if that weren't enough, she adds that Levine "really has no filter." For his part, Levine agrees. He says he doesn't care what he says because "people find a way to get mad at you" no matter what you say -- so he'd rather be "gross and funny and outlandish." The seventh season of "The Voice" begins tonight, with Pharrell Williams joining Stefani as newcomers along with returning coaches Levine and Blake Shelton.
Gwen Stefani says Adam Levine is not what she expected.
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Pharrell (fah-REL') Williams and Gwen Stefani, musicians
Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani were asked if "The Voice" was anything like they expected.
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Blake Shelton, musician
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Pharrell Williams said he was upset that Iranian teenagers were arrested for doing a video in which they performed his Oscar-nominated song "Happy." Now, there has been a legal resolution in the case. Authorities in Iran have sentenced the six dancers -- and their director -- to suspended sentences. Part of the sentence: a set of 91 lashes each, in part for violating Islamic moral standards. In the case of the video, part of the violation was that members of the opposite sex were seen dancing without the women having the required head covering. The sentences won't be imposed if those involved stay out of trouble for the next six years.
AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports there has been a sentence in a case in which young Iranians were arrested for dancing on a video to Pharrell Williams' "Happy."
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"RED BAND SOCIETY"-BUS ADS
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's the end of the line for some ads promoting the new Fox TV series "Red Band Society." Transit officials in Los Angeles are pulling the ads from nearly 200 buses after people complained they were sexist and racist. The ads in question show the cast in front of a wall -- with graffiti describing each character. The character played by Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer uses the "b-word" to describe her. One person who complained to transit officials said she didn't know whether she found the ads more offensive because she's a woman -- or because she's black.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- She entertained in a variety of ways. So it was no surprise that those paying tribute to Ruby Dee used poetry, dance and song to honor her memory. The Saturday event included a performance of the song "Superwoman" by Alicia Keys -- and actor Courtney B. Vance called the three-hour ceremony "an absolute celebration." Among those sending a message were President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. In a letter read by former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, the Obamas praised her for living an "extraordinary life" and for "throwing open the doors of opportunities." Harry Belafonte delivered the eulogy via video.
Ruby Dee's daughter, Hasna Muhammad, touchingly recalled how the actress and activist was also a mother.
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Sound of Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary, performing "This Little Light of Mine" with Bethany Yarrow and Rufus Cappadocia
Sound of Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary, performing "This Little Light of Mine" with Bethany Yarrow and Rufus Cappadocia, at memorial service for Ruby Dee.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Who knew? The villain known as The Penguin in the "Batman" series has a real name. And yeah, we'll tell you: it's Oswald Cobblepot -- which probably explains why he was such a bad guy. But the guy who plays the Penguin in the TV series "Gotham" says he's been inspired versions of the avian agitator done by Danny DeVito and Burgess Meredith. Gotham sets itself as a prequel to the Batman series we've seen in the movies. Robin Lord Taylor says he imagines that The Penguin was teased by other kids, which probably explains how he turned out. Gotham's premiere is tonight on Fox.
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