In a show of community strength and compassion, Bergen Performing Arts Centeris proud to present: Beyond The Storm - A Relief Concert to Benefit The Victims of Hurricane Sandy, that will take place on Sunday, December 9th at 7PM.
The concert will feature Savion Glover, poet Carlos Andrés Goméz, Bobby Creighton, Ali Ewoldt, Joy Hermalyn, Adam Jacobs, Elisabeth Stanley, Ali Stroker and more to be announced–all of whom have graciously donated their performances and time to this worthy cause in aiding the victims from Hurricane Sandy. 100% of all funds will be shared among three charities, The Hurricane Sandy Jersey Relief Fund, Pet Res Q who continues to find displaced animals from the storm new homes and the School Districts of Moonachie and Little Ferry. Bergen Performing Arts Center and Ticketmaster has waived all normal ticket fees for this performance and bergenPAC’s union stage hands have donated their time in making this show a success-truly a testament of the community coming together to help those in need.
Broadway performer and creative director Kelli Rabke Agresta with bergenPAC’s Education Director Alexander Diaz have conceptualized an spectacular evening of magnificent performance and a night of giving. The show also includes performances from Bergen County’s youngest and brightest national stars including Liz Gillies “Jade” of Nickelodeon's Victorious, singer/songwriter & actress Heather Braverman, Scarlett Diaz- from The National Tour of Shrek-The Musical, 2012 Englewood Idol Winner Brian Park and special performances from the students from the Bergen Performing Arts School.
Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster.com or bergenPAC.org or by calling the box office at 201 227 1030. Consider coming to this great event that will be a memorable and entertaining evening for the entire family and know that while you are having a good time, 100% of your money is being donated to those most affected by Hurricane Sandy. For more information or to make a donation call bergenPAC at 201 227-1030.
The Nickelodeon holiday album Merry Nickmas! is now available on iTunes and in stores! It includes the Victorious song It's Not Christmas Without You, as well as Sleigh Ride, performed by various Nick stars, including Liz. Check out the full tracklisting below and make sure to buy it, it's definitely worth it!
01. Sleigh Ride - Nickelodeon Cast
02. It's Not Christmas Without You (feat. Victoria Justice) -Victorious Cast
03. All I Want for Christmas - Big Time Rush
04. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Victoria Justice
05. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town - Rachel Crow
06. Deck the Halls (feat. Cymphonique Miller) - How To Rock Cast
07. Jingle Bells - Drake Bell
08. Beautiful Christmas - Big Time Rush
09. Don't Be a Jerk (It's Christmas) - SpongeBob SquarePants
It’s that time of the year again: Come and join Elizabeth-Gillies.net in our annual Christmas Project!
Since Christmas is the time for giving, we want to use it to give back to the person who entertains and inspires us all year: Liz Gillies. In other words, this is your chance to show her how much you love and support her by joining dozens of fans in this project that will be passed to Liz on Christmas.
All you have to do is send us a picture with your Christmas wishes for Liz. This could be anything; a photo of you holding a sign, a drawing, a painting, an edit - just be creative! Please make sure that the picture is not bigger than 500x500px, otherwise it will be scaled down to the right dimensions (your picture can be smaller, though). Also keep in mind that this is no place for self-promotion, but to make Liz a special gift, so please don’t include any external links or follow requests. However, you are more than welcome to include your Twitter name.
Send your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than December 15th, and if you stuck to the rules, it will be included in the Christmas Project!
Have fun and we are looking forward to your submissions!
J-14 magazine caught up with Liz this morning to talk about the end of Victorious and her music. You can read the interview below:
J-14: The final episodes of 'Victorious' are set to air early next year. How do you feel about the end of the era?
Liz Gillies: I'm very sad. It's more upsetting that I'm not going to see everyone because we were such good friends, but it's also sad that we won't get to play those characters anymore. Though who knows what the future has in store! I'm really close with everyone, but I think Ariana [Grande] and I have the longest standing friendship - but I have a very special relationship with the entire cast!
J-14: When you left the 'Victorious' set for the final time, did you take anything with you?
Liz Gillies: A lot of clothes! They were very important to me. I took Jade's most iconic, little things. I took my spiky boots, and I took my cuff that says Jaded that I had during the pilot. I'm glad they let me take that.
J-14: Tell us about the new 'Victorious' soundtrack that just came out!
Liz Gillies: The new soundtrack just came out and it's great! There's a song on it that I wrote in an episode that hasn't aired yet - Tori Fixes Beck and Jade - and it's a song I wrote three or four years ago when we had just wrapped the first season of 'Victorious.' I wrote it for Jade in her perspective and had a whole story in my mind for it. I sent it to Dan and was like, "Oh, here's a little song I wrote. Let me know what you think." He's like, "I really like it." Then he surprised me this year in season four and said that they would be using it in the show! The fans are going to die because they were so upset when we broke up, so they're going to love it.
J-14: So what's up next for you?
Liz Gillies: I have a couple things in development that I've been working on. I've been writing music and working on my album.
J-14: Tell us more about your album. What kind of music can we expect from it?
Liz Gillies: I'm kind of just playing around and trying to find my own sound. I know what I like and so that's been helpful, but I've been writing a lot and with different writers and just exploring the different elements of my voice and incorporating different styles of music. Right now it's leaning towards a singer/songwriter kind of alternative rock type of thing.