While there are plenty of celebration options in the area, staying in on New Year’s Eve is never a bad idea.
While there are plenty of celebration options in the area, staying in on New Year’s Eve is never a bad idea. Here’s a look at some of the special programs TV is offering for Monday night.
ABC: “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Celebrates Dick Clark,” at 8 p.m., is a tribute show hosted by Fergie and Jenny McCarthy. “Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” live from Times Square at 11:30 p.m., will include performances by Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, Neon Trees, Psy, Justin Bieber, Jason Aldean, Ellie Gooding and The Wanted.
BET: A special New Year’s Eve edition of “106 & Party: BET Top 10 Live,” at 11 p.m., will feature rapper Trinidad James in his first televised appearance.
Bravo: Starting at midnight, there will be four consecutive Kathy Griffin stand-up comedy specials: “Seaman First Class,” midnight; “Pants Off,” 1 a.m.; “Tired Hooker,” 2 a.m.; “Whores On Crutches,” 3 a.m.
FOX: “New Year’s Eve Live!” from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., is scheduled to include performances by “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips, Lifehouse and Carmen Electra.
FOX NEWS: “An All-American New Year,” airing live from Times Square from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., will feature performnces by Pat Benatar, Sarah Brightman and the cast of the Broadway musical “Million Dollar Quartet.”
MTV: “MTV’s Club NYE 2013,” at 11 p.m., hosted by Snooki and J-Wow from “Jersey Shore” will feature performances by Kesha, Ne-Yo, Sean Kingston, Rita Ora, Conor Maynard and The Knocks.
NBC: “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly,” from 10 to 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., will include performances by Train and “The Voice” winner Cassadee Pope.
PBS: Live at Lincoln Center will present “One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch,” at 8 and 10 p.m. on PBS channels 25 and 45/49, with such stars as Joshua Bell, Lilla Crawford, Brian d’Arcy James, Raul Esparza, Michael Feinstein, Josh Groban, Megan Hilty and Kelli O'Hara performing songs by Hamlisch, who died in August.
ALIVE AT 26
Some of the most popular bands in Alive history — Switchfoot, Skillet, Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline and Family Force 5 — will return for the Christian music festival’s 26th year, June 19 through 22 at Atwood Lake Park in Mineral City.
The South Carolina-based rock band NeedtoBreathe, appearing with Switchfoot on June 21, toured with Taylor Swift in 2011. Four acts on the 2013 Alive lineup — LeCrae, Kari Jobe, Matthew West and Rhett Walker — are 2013 Grammy Award nominees. Audio Adrenaline is touring with its new vocalist Kevin Max, formerly of DC Talk.
The 104-room Atwood Lake Resort lodge, across the lake from the festival, has reopened, and non-camping festival attendees may book overnight accomodations there.
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