A number of a cappella musicians from NBC's "The Sing-Off" will take the Riverside stage on Saturday, March 28 – including Wisconsin's own Cat's Pajamas as the 8 p.m. show's openers.
"The Sing-Off Live Tour!" will feature "The Sing-Off" groups VoicePlay (season 4) and Street Corner Symphony (season 2) plus The Exchange (season 3) from last December’s two-hour "The Sing-Off" television special which aired on NBC.
The 2015 tour will feature musical direction by Deke Sharon, who served as musical director and arranger for the film "Pitch Perfect" and its upcoming sequel. The tour will include individual sets from each act, brand new group numbers, ultimate sing-offs and a few surprises, according to the release.
"The Cat's Pajamas are five men who create all the sounds of a band using only their voices," the group's biography reads. "The group was formed in 2005 by Brian Skinner, whose passion and drive for performing and music production is the heartbeat of The Cat's Pajamas."
The group has accolades from past television and live performances, but I think the most notable success is the work they do with "Music in Schools." All five members work with kids by teaching breathing, singing techniques, confidence, performance tips and overall trying to keep them excited and involved with singing. Each year they perform at approximately 25 schools and have raised over $70,000 to date for arts programs all over the country.
SIMPLY, EN FUEGO: The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced this week it extended an agreement with Time Warner Cable SportsChannel as the "Wisconsin Television Home of the Chicago Fire" through the 2015 season. Time Warner Cable will air 21 games this year.
"We’re pleased to extend this partnership with Time Warner Cable SportsChannel," Chicago Fire COO Atul Khosla said in a release. "Building audiences in Wisconsin is an important aspect of Club growing a larger regional fan base."
Wisconsin viewers can catch the Fire on channels 32/332/1332 HD, except for the opening match on Saturday at 5 p.m., which will be broadcast on alternate channels 310/1310 HD.
The Fire broadcast team of Dan Kelly and Kevin Egan will call the games.
ONE VIEW: Fox News will air "Fox News Reporting: Unholy War – The March of ISIS" at 9 p.m. tonight.
The hour-long special with Bret Baier will take a look at what ISIS has done to the Islamic State and neighboring regions. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will offer his insight on the situation and why he has decided to stand up against Islamic terror.
STUFF THE TRUCK: WMYX-FM 99.1 will be at Brookfield Square on Saturday to help promote the Stuff the Truck event with Boston Store.
Clothing and household textiles – such as apparel, outerwear, shoes, handbags, blankets or comforters – will be collected and put on the truck at 15875 W. Bluemound Rd. in Brookfield. In return, shoppers will receive a coupon for up to 25 percent off of new spring products at Boston Store. Additionally, customers will receive an exclusive 15 percent discount off of on cosmetics and fragrances, available exclusively during the Goodwill Sale.
Mark the time, because the first 25 customers who make a donation during the 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. radio remote will receive a $20 savings card to shop with during the Goodwill Sale on purchases of $20 or more.
It’s all-around good stuff to help others, clean out items not used and buy new things that may get used.
THE BIG SCREEN: Fox Business Network will air two new episodes of " Strange Inheritance" with Jamie Colby at 8 p.m. on Monday.
Colby first takes viewers to Berwick, Penn., telling the story of a woman who tries to honor her grandfather’s legacy by keeping his struggling small-town movie theater in business. Then, the team goes to Birmingham, Ala., to tell the story of a man who inherits the map of Texas he used to play with as a child, only to find out it’s a rare and valuable historical document.
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