Superstar Ashanti Will Bring Down the House at The Grove's Free Summer Concert Series...
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Superstar Ashanti Will Bring Down the House at The Grove's Free Summer Concert Series Finale on August 27 - Sponsored by Nissan, Wells Fargo and Her Energy Drink - LOS ANGELES--(Business Wire)-- Celebrate the end of the summer at The Grove as superstar Ashanti performs songs from her recent album, The Declaration. Having sold nearly 15 million records worldwide, Ashanti is most famous for her Grammy Award-winning debut Ashanti, which sold over 503,000 copies in its first week of release in the U.S. In the same week, she became the first female performer to simultaneously hold the top three places on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with "Foolish," "Always on Time" and "What's Luv." An accomplished actress and author, Ashanti has starred in major films, Coach Carter, Resident Evil 3 - Extinction, and John Tucker Must Die. Her book, Foolish/Unfoolish Reflections on Love is currently in its 8th edition. The first opener for Ashanti is new boy band Varsity Fanclub who are already making waves with their dance-oriented pop and R&B songs including the band's debut single, the Ryan Tedder-penned "Future Love." Varsity Fanclub features the talented vocalist/dancers Thomas Fiss, Jayk Purdy, Drew Ryan Scott, Bobby Edner and David Lei Brandt. The group's debut album is slated for release in 2009. The second opener of the evening will be Karmina, performing songs from their recently released debut album from CBS Records, Backwards into Beauty, featuring their first hit single "The Kiss." The pop music of Karmina, led by sisters Kelly (lead vocals, harmonies, keyboards) and Kamille (lead vocals, harmonies, guitars), has been featured on television shows The Hills, NCIS, Cane and Life is Wild. They have appeared with such stars as Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Carole King, James Blunt and Reba McEntire on the CBS holiday special, A Home for the Holidays. Sponsors include Nissan, Wells Fargo and Her Energy Drink. -0- *T WHAT: Ashanti to perform at free concert at The Grove WHEN: Wednesday, August 27 Concert begins at 8:00 p.m. Media check-in opens at 7:00 p.m. WHERE: THE GROVE - Outdoor concert stage at the fountain 189 The Grove Drive, located at Third and Fairfax, Los Angeles - Free self-parking for press in The Grove parking structure - News van parking available along The Grove Drive CONTACT: Media with valid press credentials must RSVP to secure a space in the press area. All media requests should be directed to Taylor Patterson at 310-396-2400 or to email@example.com. Cell: 310-663-7119. *T Casey Sayre & Williams, Inc. for The Grove Taylor Patterson, 310-396-2400 Cell: 310-663-7119 firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright Business Wire 2008
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