2016 Junior Honorary Chair
Katherine, a soon-to-be senior at Westlake High School, was a contestant on season 10 of NBC’s “The Voice”, where she competed on Team Adam in the Blind Audition, Battle, and Knockout Rounds.
Music has always been an important part of Katherine’s life. She began her musical journey at age 5 when she started classical piano training. In elementary school, Katherine participated in musical theater summer camps and began formal singing lessons at age 9. Around this time, she also landed her first professional singing job as a children’s choir member in the film, Valentine’s Day, which earned her membership in the SAG union. From here she began to pursue acting, landing voiceover roles in Disney Junior’s Special Agent Oso and booking a series regular in a Nickelodeon sketch comedy pilot.
Throughout middle school and high school, Katherine continued her musical journey by taking voice and piano lessons, performing at talent shows and her 8th grade promotion ceremony, and singing in choir. She also began attending music summer programs to further hone her craft; she is a proud CSSSA (California State Summer School for the Arts), GRAMMY Camp, and A Cappella Academy alumnus. This past year, out of nearly 40,000 people that auditioned, Katherine was selected to be a contestant on season 10 of NBC ’s “The Voice”. This was one of the most incredible learning experiences of her life. Not only did she get to work with some of her musical idols (Adam Levine, Tori Kelly, Miley Cyrus), but she also got to meet and befriend amazing fellow contestants.
Katherine is involved in several music-related activities at school and in her community. At school, she is in her high school’s choir and is also vice president of Bazooka Music Club, a community-service group of musicians that perform at senior living homes around the city. In addition, Katherine and two of her friends perform in and produce a high-school number for her city’s annual Chinese New Year celebration. Currently, Katherine is looking forward to participating in another amazing session of A Cappella Academy, which is affiliated with the renowned a cappella group, Pentatonix. She also posts cover videos on her YouTube channel, singerkho, and the future, Katherine hopes to write and release original music.
2016 Honorary Chair
He’s One of A Kind
There are successful radio rock and roll Disc Jockey’s. There are artist managers who take unknown personalities and make them big stars. There are concert promoters like Live Nation and AEG. There are television game show personalities. There are people who have won multiple Emmy’s, and there are people that have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But only one person, in the entire entertainment industry, has done it all - Bob Eubanks.
He was one of the top Rock and Roll DJ’s in Los Angeles at the number one radio station for seven years.
In 1972, Eubanks entered the world of country music. He became the exclusive promoter for country star Merle Haggard for ten years. During that time he also managed and crafted the careers of Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell, and Marty Robbins.
Eubanks is the only living person to have promoted the Beatles Concerts, all three years they toured America. He also produced some of the biggest concerts ever which included The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan just to name a few. He was one of the top TV producers, having produced network and syndicated game shows and variety TV. He hosted some of television’s most successful daytime programs, such as The Newlywed Game and Card Sharks. He is the only game show personality to host the same format with original programming for five decades. TV Guide named him one of the top five Game Show Hosts of all time. He’s won 9 Emmy’s, including a lifetime achievement award, and the industry’s Golden Mic Award. He became the last person to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the twentieth century.
For 38 years Eubanks hosted the Emmy Award winning coverage of the Tournament of Roses New Year's Day Parade for Tribune Broadcasting and the Hallmark Channel.
Bob has produced television shows for all four of the major networks and for the syndicated market. Producer credits include: • The Toni Tennille Show • Buddy Hackett's You Bet Your Life • All Star Secrets • The Guinness Game • Infatuation, Motion Picture Producer Credits: • Payback and soon to be released Soccer movie “Goals to Glory”.
In 1964, 1965 & 1966 Eubanks produced The Beatles concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and Dodger Stadium. This was the beginning of a 20-year concert promotion career that made him one of the largest concert promoters in America.
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