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Experience the Famous New Year’s Eve Celebration in Times Square with Spectacular, Live Commercial-Free Webcast

1510490_10151908385091298_915868401_nTimes Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, co-organizers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square, announced today that revelers across the globe will again be able to experience the excitement of the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration via a six-hour, live commercial-free webcast. The sixth annual webcast will cover the action and festivities in Times Square, beginning with the Ball Raising at 6 p.m. EST, plus live musical performances, hourly countdowns, behind-the-scenes stories, and star-studded interviews as anticipation builds towards the midnight countdown and the famous Ball Drop. Last year’s worldwide webcast was watched by more than 1.5 million unique viewers representing nearly 200 countries.

The Times Square New Year’s Eve webcast, enabled by Ustream, will feature musical performances by popular rock group O.A.R. who will perform several hit songs including “Peace” from their new album and deliver the traditional performance of “Imagine” moments beforemidnight. O.A.R. will be joined on the webcast by alt-rock group American Authors performing two of their hit songs “Believer” and “Best Day of My Life.” Univision will present musical performances by Alejandra Guzmán and Jencarlos Canela; and the USO Show Troupe will perform a Military Salute medley to honor our Armed Forces.

National television and radio personality Allison Hagendorf (Host on The CW, VH1, Fuse TV, SiriusXM) returns to host the live, commercial-free webcast for the third year. She will be joined by Maggie Rulli, Andrea Boehlke and Jeremy Hassell, who return from the 2013 New Year’s Eve webcast. Rulli and Hagendorf will kick-off the six-hour celebration at 6 p.m. EST and welcome the nearly one million revelers attending the celebration in Times Square as well as introduce the star of the show, the Times Square Ball. At the top of each hour, Hagendorf will be joined by a television network host or other celebrity who will talk about his or her New Year’s Eve experience and Confetti Wish for the New Year and then lead the revelers in an hourly countdown. Throughout the night, Hagendorf will keep the revelers informed about the musical performances and other exciting entertainment in Times Square. Rulli will provide exclusive interviews and backstage access while Boehlke and Hassell will get the fun personal stories from the revelers arriving from around the world to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Times Square.

Whether celebrating at home or out on the town, the worldwide online audience will be able to watch and participate in the global celebration with other viewers around the world. The custom-designed embeddable video provides viewers with a full Times Square New Year’s Eve experience.  This LIVE webcast video experience is available for digital media outlets, bloggers, social media editors, webmasters, and Facebook users to embed as a source of fun and entertaining content on their own sites customized for their communities and networks.

WHERE TO SEE THE SHOW & GET THE LIVE VIDEO FEED

The Times Square 2015 Webcast will begin at 6 p.m. EST on December 31, 2014 and end at 12:15 a.m. on January 1, 2015 EST. The show will be streamed live on multiple websites, including TimesSquareNYC.org, NewYearsEve.nyc, Ustream.tv/2015 and TimesSquareBall.net.

NYC Event Alert: 3/25 March Music Madness at J&R Jr.

 

 

 

 

Suzi Shelton
Performance at 11:00 AM

Brooklyn-based kindie rocker Suzi Shelton will play a family show on Sunday, March 25th at 11am, showcasing tunes from her latest release “Tomboy in a Princess Dress”, written with her 7 year old daughter in mind. Suzi will be joined by guitarist Greg Mayo, bass and trombone player Albert Elias, and her children. “I love the interactive element of my performances,” says Suzi. There’s nothing like seeing a room full of kids pumping their fists shouting “Road Trip! That personal connection to the audience…it’s one of the main reasons why I do kids music.” Suzi will also feature songs from her two previous solo CD’s “Simply Suzi” and, “No Ordinary Day,” which include favorites like “Scooter Boy,” and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”.

Suzi has enjoyed rocking kids for over 10 years with her original songs and may look familiar as she is also the musical host of Gymboree Play & Music’s DVD series. She has also recently ventured into the online scene with her crowd-pleasing live webcasts where her young fans can hear her sing their favorite songs, interact with her and her family and/or special guests, and even win CD’s and T-shirts – all while remaining in the comfort of their own home. This can be a nice option if you can’t get out to see her live. www.suzishelton.com 

The Z Brothers
Performance at 1:00 PM

Who can play the Wheels on the Bus and Sweet Home Alabama at the same sing-a-long and still pull it off: The Z Brothers! Paulie Z, David Z and Joey Cassata, three Brooklyn boys, have been performing for kids for over a decade now and their youthful brand of showmanship and high energy sing-a-longs have successfully made the one of the most sought after children’s entertainers in the country.

When attending a Z Brothers show, prepare yourself for an explosive performance filled with singing, shaking, clapping, jumping and a lot of dancing. Also, keep your ears open for some classic rock tunes that’ll have all the adults joining in the fun. The Z Brothers are probably best known for their ability to seamlessly intertwine songs from all different age groups into one sing-a-long. They’ll play everything from Barney to the Beatles to NSYNC so that kids, older siblings, parents and even nannies are guaranteed to have a great time. Paulie, David and Joey approach their sing-a-longs from a rock n’ roll perspective because they are both working musicians in that field. To date they have released three albums with their hard rock band ZO2 and have starred in two seasons of their own TV series on cable called Z Rock. www.thezbrothers.com

Jon Samson
Performance at 2:30PM

Jon Samson is a music therapist, performer and award winning producer of his original “Kids Albums.” As founder of CoCreative Music, Jon facilitates creativity, self esteem and expression for children and grown ups alike. He has worked alongside the founders of the Blue Man Group at the Blue School and has been interviewed on Doctor Radio Sirius XM about his approach to Autism and special needs.

As a performer, Jon and his band filled up BAM cafe for two live performances for the BAM kids film festival. He has also performed with Sesame Streets “Bob”, and produces music for best selling author and international teacher, Caroline Myss. He runs a private practice in Brooklyn, and does shows and parties throughout NYC.To hear songs and learn more about Jon’s approach, visit www.cocreativemusic.com

Can’t make it to the show?! Enjoy the music from where ever you are – with the J&R Jr. ustream.

If having 3 concerts weren’t enough The Cat In The Hat will be on hand to take photos with guests…  And put a little note in the calendar that on March 31st and April 1st J&R Jr. will be hosting free photos with the Easter Bunny.