2014 Tribute Entertainment & Celebrity Presenters

Live musical performance by Kris Allen

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Kris Allen is an internationally successful singer-songwriter, philanthropist and American Idol winner. Kris’ past work includes his 2009 self-titled debut which features his breakout and platinum-selling single “Live Like We’re Dying.” On August 12, Kris released his first independent album Horizons. Produced by Grammy nominated Charlie Peacock (Switchfoot, The Civil Wars), Kris sharpened his songcraft and brought a more boldly, openhearted spirit to his soulful brand of pop-rock including his first single “Prove It To You” featuring Nashville songstress Lenachka. Horizons brings a level of sophistication in Kris’ melody-minded songwriting while fully tapping into his natural grace as a singer and guitarist.

Celebrity Presenter – Kit Hoover

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Kit Hoover is co-host of the daytime entertainment news talk show Access Hollywood Live, now in its fourth season. The syndicated daily live show provides viewers with the latest celebrity scoop, pop-culture happenings, hottest fashion trends, Hollywood gossip and breaking news. Kit also serves as a correspondent for the nationally syndicated daily entertainment news program, Access Hollywood, currently in its 18th season.

Celebrity Presenter – Liz Hernandez
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Liz Hernandez is a Mexican-American television personality and journalist. In 2014, she joined NBC’s Access Hollywood as a co-host.  She is proud to be one of the entertainment news program’s first Latina correspondents and the only Latina currently on the air for the show.  She also served as the long-time co-host of the #1 rated and nationally syndicated morning show Big Boy’s Neighborhood on Los Angeles’ influential Power 106 FM. She has been recognized by the National Hispanic Media Coalition for excellence in radio broadcasting                                      .

Live musical performance by Jessi Malay

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Jessi Malay is an American singer, songwriter and entrepreneur. Recently, Jessi released her debut EP, Give Me Life in May of 2014 which features 9 songs and 5 music videos. Jessi co-wrote and co-directed every song and music video on this independent release. Upon its release, Jessi was asked to open for Danity Kane on their national DK No Filter Tour. Following the success of the tour, Jessi is busy recording her debut album, serving as a celebrity ambassador for ASAS-LA, hosting for ModaMob and collaborating with a number of fashion brands for her MyWhiteT blog.

Live dance performance by Culture Shock

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Culture Shock Los Angeles, is a non-profit, community outreach, hip hop dance company. Part of the world-wide network, Culture Shock Dance Troupe, Inc., Culture Shock LA uses urban dance forms to involve underserved populations in the arts, and works to showcase these forms with the same professional dedication and respect given to other styles of dance. Through development of community partnerships with other art and service organizations, Culture Shock LA continues to expand the depth and scope of its programs, bringing dance and visual arts training to children and adults throughout the greater Los Angeles area.