HOT 93.7 and Stone Academy are spreading the love this Valentine’s with the LOVE & LAUGHTER starring Brian McKnight and very special guests, and hosted by comedian Gary Owen LIVE at the Bushnell Theater in Hartford!!!
HOT 93.7 presents LOVE & LAUGHTER, a special evening of Music and Comedy at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday February 18. The event brings together the best of Music and and Comedy for a date night you won’t want to miss, starring R&B sensation Brian McKnight as well as very special guests. The evening will be hosted by comedian Gary Owen.
Tickets to LOVE & LAUGHTER are on sale NOW at BUSHNELL.org, the Bushnell Box Office, or charge by phone at 860.987.5900. $39.50, $49.50, $69.50 & $79.50 – All seats reserved. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, ticketing service charges, and parking fees.
As an artist who needs no introduction, Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 13 albums to date, with several going 2 and 3x platinum and he has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. In addition to being a singer, songwriter and producer, McKnight is also a multi-instrumentalist who plays nine instruments including piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet.
In an industry known for a constantly revolving door of artists, McKnight has easily established himself with an enviable record of chart consistency, has toured successfully for two decades, and has collaborated with performers across every genre including Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Christina Aguilera, Rascal Flatts, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Willie Nelson and Kenny G.
By the age of 19, he signed his first recording deal with Mercury Records. In 1992, his self-titled album “Brian McKnight” was released followed by “I Remember You” (1995) and “Anytime” (1997). “Anytime” sold over two million copies and was nominated for a Grammy. In 1999 McKnight released “Back at One” on Motown Records, which sold over three million copies.
Along with several Grammy nominations, Brian McKnight has been the recipient of American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image and Blockbuster Awards, and Billboard Songwriter of The Year. He has crossed the boundaries of EVERY medium. He has hosted “Soul Session Countdown with Brian McKnight” on BETJ. In addition, “The Brian McKnight Morning Show” on KTWV the Wave Smooth Jazz radio station, was a Top 5 rated show 2 years running. In 2009 Brian started hosting his own syndicated radio show “The Brian McKnight Show” which ran in over 60 markets. Brian also hosted his own nationally syndicated TV show The Brian McKnight Show. McKnight has also used his vast industry knowledge as a red carpet host for Extra! and in 2007, McKnight stepped into Broadway with a successful run as Billy Flynn in Chicago. He was also a contestant on the Donald Trump hit show Celebrity Apprentice.
Gary Owen has been entertaining America for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy. Having performed to sold-out audiences in all the major comedy clubs and theatres across the country, Owen is one of America’s most loved comedians.
Gary is one of the stars of the Screen Gems comedy Think Like A Man Too and co-starred in the original film Think Like A Man, both opening at #1 at the box office. He was last seen co-starring in the Universal comedy Ride Along with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. On the small screen, Gary starred last season in TruTV’s funny video/sketch show Upload which he co-hosted with Shaquille O’Neal.
He is the host of the Showtime special Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam – Live from Orlando which is now out on DVD. In addition, in 2012 Gary hosted the Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam which toured the nation. He also toured with Mike Epps in 2013. His hit one-hour Showtime special “True Story” is now available on DVD and Netflix.
Owen had a recurring role as Zach the barber on Tyler Perry’s successful television series House of Payne. Perry met Owen on the Tom Joyner Morning Show (Owen is a regular on the radio show) and immediately knew he wanted to work with him and wrote him into the show. On the big screen, Owen appeared in the films Little Man with The Wayans Brothers and Daddy Day Care with Eddie Murphy. He is also recognized around the country for his scene stealing role as “Bearcat” in the MGM film College.
LOVE & LAUGHTER starring Brian McKnight and very special guest, hosted by Gary Owen is brought to you by Hot 93.7 and Stone Academy. Are you looking for a new career in the New Year? Enroll in classes today. Visit Stone.edu!