Last year, the girl pop group, Pink Army was invited to be the entertainment at Lollipop Theater Network’s Annual Game Day event at Nickelodeon Studios. While at the event, the group met several young hospital patients who shared their story of how the organization had made a difference in their lives. Shortly after, the girls volunteered to perform a mini set for the children confined to the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. The event began with the hospitalized children getting “made up” for a mini red carpet appearance and then a concert by Pink Army. The cast of Victorious joined the kids in the short dance party. The kids, several of them holding their IVs, danced and laughed to the music. The concert was cut short so the patients could rest, but not before the Pink Army girls were able to hear from the kids and listen to their hopes and dreams.
That day was an inspiration to Pink Army. They saw the impact that Lollipop Theater Network made on the hospitalized children who were so eager to have a moment to enjoy themselves. The band’s members, Alicia Randolph and Charisma Kain, immediately began contacting their closest circle of young artists for ideas to raise money for this charity.
“The Stars Will Shine” was written especially for the Lollipop Theater Network. Many young up-and-coming artists joined together and put in many hours to record the song and video. Steven Wetherbee and Blake LaGrange of Golden Track Studios co-wrote the song (with Alicia Randolph, Charisma Kain, and rap by Justice Lucero of MoZaik), produced, engineered, and donated the studio for the recording. Video producer Roger Hayes donated his time and equipment to create a video of the making of this song. All artists, producers, managers, and parents donated their time for this project.
100% of the proceeds from the sale of the songs will go directly to the Lollipop Theater Network. This charity brings first-run movies and their stars into the hospitals to the children who are confined to a long-term stay. Their Rhythm of Hope program brings musicians into the hospitals to write and record songs with the young patients. Participating Hospitals include UCLA Mattel’s Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, and Children’s Hospital of New York, Nashville, and more. Please help us support this charity by purchasing the song on iTunes.
Pink Army (Alicia Randolph, 14 and Charisma Kain, 13) Pink Army has performed at over 100 shows across Southern California over the past 3 years including Nickelodeon Studios, Legoland, Magic Mountain, and Universal City Walk. They have sung the National Anthem at major sporting events including the Phoenix Suns (NBA), LA Galaxy, and San Diego Sockers. They were featured on Disney Channel singing with All-Star Weekend, have been on several national web shows and television shows (including the ABC Pilot Presentation “Don’t Stop the Music”), and starred in a national commercial singing their hit song, “3D”. Their songs have received radio play and have topped internet radio charts. They are sponsored by Daisy Rock Guitars and Lipstik Girls Clothing. Alicia is an accomplished actress with many television and film credits and was the face of Radio Disney’s summer campaign 2011. Charisma is an award winning dancer and one of the five Kidz Bop Kids and she appears on toy products nationally. She is a lead singer on the Kids Bop 21 which is currently topping the Billboard charts. They are currently working on their second album with Multi-platinum producers. See www.pinkarmymusic.com.
Lia Marie Johnson, 15, is best known for starring in the Emmy Award Winning You Tube series, “Kids React” and “Teens React”. This rising YouTube star has more than 13 million video views on her channel and fans all over the world. Lia recently was recognized at the 2012 Emmy Awards for her role in “Kids React”. She is also currently starring in You Tube’s Hit show “My Music” and will co-star alongside Cody Simpson this fall in an upcoming movie “Finding Cody”.Liais also slated to release her first single, “You’re the Reason”.
Brooklyn Haleyis a 16 year old singer/songwriter/actress, originally from Academy, Texas. She can now be seen making red carpet appearances at such high profile events as the Grammys, Teen Choice Awards, and The MTV Music Awards. Brooklyn Haley can be found on Magazines such as J-14, Bop, Twist, M, Tiger Beat, Popstar, and Elle Gurl. She was recently featured on Billboard.com, Aol Music, Kidz Bop, BSC Kids, and Music Choice. Her song “Boomerang” appeared on several episodes of 90210. She is the featured singer on the new Bratz commercial "BratzCatz". In June 2012 she won "Best Teen Song of the year" at The Indie Music Awards held at The House of Blues in Hollywood, CA. Brooklyn Haley has performed in such famous venues as Whisky a Go Go, House of Blues, Roxy Theatre, Nokia Theatre, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and The LA Improv. Currently, she has three hit songs that will appear on video games this month. She will also make an appearance on the Ellen Show. Her latest single can be heard on XM Radio 20/20.For more information visit www.brooklynhaley.com .
Mozaik, a singing/rap group of four talented teenagers who combine their harmonic voices with hip-hop sounds and choreography to form a unique sound called Hip/Pop.Brynne Erskine, Justice Lucero, Jazmine Lucero, andShelby Marsh are officially known as MoZaiK and have taken the southland bystorm, already performing at venues such as The House of Blues, Whiskey A Go-Go, TheCannery Casino Las Vegas, and J14 Magazine Video Launch Party. Founded in Orange County California by Jon Lucero and Stacy Pyle of IE Management, MoZaiK has been polished in to a powerhouse on the live stageand in the studio. MoZaiK has been called a reverse Black Eyed Peas and compared to their sound as well. They are featured on The Indie Music Channel Top 10, 2RDJ-FM and Triple H Fm in Australia, Raterbug Radio and are nominated for awards on all stations. They have just finished recording their groundbreaking first EP and have been on a promotional tour this summer. Please visit www.mozaikmusicgroup.com .
Madison Logan is a 13 year old Singer/Songwriter/Actress from Orange County, CA. She has written multiple original songs, and recorded them with Grammy winning music producers. Madison has enjoyed performing for many diverse venues and including the famous Whisky a Go Go, The House Of Blues, Cinespace, and Universal City Walk. Madison was excited to perform in Times Square – New York City in June, 2011.In addition, Madison has been endorsed by the Daisy Rock Guitar Corporation. For more information, please visit www.madisonlogan.com .
Ariana Sloan is a talented 15 year old “triple threat.” She is a ProClass Graduate from Gary Spatz’s The Playground (Christina Aguilera, Keri Russell) and has participated in numerous improvisation workshops with Joey Paul Jensen and Actors Site Studios. Her movie credits include “Twisted Path,” and “The Santa Clause 3”. Ariana recently completed a new EP entitled “Day One” with multi-platinum record writer/producer Bryan Todd (Miley Cyrus, Big Time Rush) and writer/producer Gerry Stober (Aaron Neville, Jennifer Love Hewitt).
For more information, please visit www. Arianasloan.com
Daechelle, age 17, was signed to Geffen Records at 12 years old under Ron Fair, CEO. Her song "Fearless" won 1st place in the Billboard World Song Contest and also won the People's Choice Award in the International Songwriting Competition. "Fearless" was then placed in the Lionsgate movie "Bratz" and was the single released for the movie soundtrack. More more information on Daechelle, check out www.daechelle.com
212 Green are born and raised in New York City. They are siblings and are all musicians, playing guitar and piano and singing in 3-way harmony. They write their own songs about things that are important to them like living in NYC, dealing with crazy crushes, and high school drama.Musically, they’ve grown up listening to Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Jackson 5, Mariah, Whitney, Donny Hathaway, Jackie Wilson as well as Bruno Mars, Pink, B.O.B, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Brittany, Christina Aguilera and some alternative music. They are currently working with top industry producers in New York.
Lil Niqois a 12year old rapper from San Diego, CA. Though small, he effuses a certain confidence of a veteran MC and delivers with a flow that’s unmatched by any other rapper his age. This is raw young talent; he started doing his thing at age seven!Lil’ Niqo is the youngest signee to Def Jam. He was signed on the spot by L.A Reid (tells you how good this lil guy is) and his first unofficial release was ‘Ok Then’ which featured DjKhaled. Other works include ‘Where The Party At’ and the much acclaimed ‘Television Love.’
His videos can been seen on MTV and BETV. Currently, Lil Niqo is on a national tour opening for Mindless Behavior.
Skyla Rayne is an 11 year old singer/ songwriter and performer. She has performed professionally at Legoland and has released several singles, one if which will be on the movie soundtrack for the film “You Think You Know Me”. She has performed for many charities including Make-a-Wish Foundation. She has two music videos of her own and most recently was an actress in the filming of UK pop star Robbie Williams’ music video. For more information, please visit www.skylaraynemusic.com .
Avalon Robbins is an 11 year old actress from San Diego, California. She most recently starred in the 20th Century Fox 2012 Three Stooges movie. Avalon is also the Voice of Millie (Minnies Mouse's Niece) on The Disney Channel Jr. Shows Minnies Bow Toons and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.Avalon has been modeling since she was 6 months old and acting since she was 4 years old. She has appeared in several campaigns for Roxy, Lands End, Target, Kohls, 7 For All Mankind, Kelloggs, and Childrens Place. Avalon has been in commercials such as Ace Hardware and Build A Bear. She also loves theater and will be appear in this year’s Old Globe Theatre’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Other productions include such Once Upon A Mattress, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, High School Musical, Honk,and Annie (where she was nominated for best young actress). She has been singing for 3 years and dancing for 7 years and hopes to continue acting and one day be on Broadway.
Kerri Medders, 12,has been working hard in the recording studio on 11 new original songs. Kerri has performedat Venues from Texas to Los Angeles such as Six Flags Texas and Magic Mountain, LAPD Children’s Day in Park and Venice Beach. Her songs “Class Is Out” and “A Friend” have become a regular on internet radio with airplay as far as Australia and landing her in the Top 20 of the TweenPop Radio Charts.
Gabriella Holland, 12, booked her first gig at the age of 5 and has been on the fast track ever since as an actress, model and singer.She models in shows at LA fashion week and for local designers in addition to appearing in commercials for Target and MTV. She has worked with established actors such as in films such as 16-Love, Without Men and 35 & Ticking. In 2011, she was cast in a supporting role in Love Is All You Need, which received a 1st place win at the Atlanta Film Festival. Gabriella has recently expanded her talents into music where she plans to be in the studio soon recording her first single.Gabriella conducted one of the largest toy drive events in 2011 to collect toys for critically sick children in hospitals.
Jessica Lerner’s worldwide appeal has her fan base growing on 6 continents! The exciting release of her original 13 song debut album in 2012 has been received with rave reviews! Jessica’s voice is often described as “an angel” creating instant fans that find themselves compelled to buy her original music that she writes herself. Jessica Lerner’s successes in the news, on the radio, news articles, professional sporting events and LIVE concerts are just the tip of the iceberg. Jessica Lerner is poised as an artist (musician, singer, and songwriter) to take her music Top 40.
Writers: Blake LaGrange, Alicia Randolph, Charisma Kain, Steven Wetherbee, Justice Lucero
Managing Coordinators: Tina Bernard, Anita McKorn
Managers: Roger Hayes, Michelle Parimore, Jon Lucero
Producers: Blake LaGrange, Steven Wetherbee
Lead Engineers: Blake LaGrange, Steven Wetherbee
Music Video Producer: Roger Hayes
Los Angeles Studio Engineer Will Borza
New York Studio Engineer Rob Fussari