Acclaimed Illusionist Penn Jillette Hosts an Intimate Evening with Guest Appearances by KISS, Arsenio Hall, Tom Jones, Natasha Bedingfield, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Vintage Trouble, Brenna Whitaker, and Many More
Beneficiary of the Concert is MendingKids.Org, Which Provides Life-Changing Surgical Care to Children Worldwide
LOS ANGELES – Feb.5, 2014 – AXS TV will broadcast MENDING KIDS.ORG – ALL-STAR CONCERT FOR CHILDREN WORLDWIDE live from the world-famous House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA, at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on Friday, February 14. Acclaimed illusionist and “Celebrity Apprentice” fan-favorite Penn Jillette will host this intimate evening, with performances and appearances from a star-studded lineup of legendary musicians and entertainers, headlined by 2014 Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees, KISS.
Featuring pop crooner Tom Jones (“It’s Not Unusual,” “Delilah”); pop singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield (“Unwritten,” “Pocketful of Sunshine”); blues rockers Vintage Trouble (“Nobody Told Me,” “Strike Your Light”); and jazz artist Brenna Whitaker and her Little Big Band will provide music throughout the evening, with guest appearances including blues/rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd (“Blue on Black,” “Never Lookin’ Back”). Late-night TV host Arsenio Hall will also be on hand, appearing before the invitation-only audience. More guests will be announced shortly.
In the last eight years, MendingKids.org has provided over 1,500 children from 54 countries, including the United States, with life-changing surgical care to correct serious medical issues such as congenital heart defects, orthopedic abnormalities, severe scoliosis, and significant cranial facial deformities. Additionally, MendingKids.org offers training and research to assist surgeons in developing countries to create self-sustaining surgical programs providing access for more children to longer, healthier and happier lives.
“MENDING KIDS.ORG – ALL-STAR CONCERT FOR CHILDREN WORLDWIDE is an incredible event that will bring some much-needed awareness to a truly worthwhile organization,” said Mark Cuban, AXS TV Founder. “MendingKids.org does unbelievable work for children all around the globe, and it’s inspiring to see these larger-than-life personalities gather together to lend their support to this cause. AXS TV is proud to be able to share this momentous event with our audience.”
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ABOUT MENDING KIDS INTERNATIONAL (WWW.MENDINGKIDS.ORG):
Founded in 2006, Mending Kids International, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, has provided over 1500 life-changing surgeries free to children from 54 countries, including the United States. Mending Kids deploys renowned specialized surgical teams on missions to developing countries, and brings children to Los Angeles, where they live with volunteer Host Families during advanced surgical care and recuperation. Mending Kids’ missions additionally focus on providing pediatric surgical training in developing countries to help doctors to build long-term sustainable surgical programs. Funding comes from donations and special events; 90% of every dollar goes to the surgical treatment of the children.
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