November 2, 2012 – PHOENIX, AZ – Jewel, a four-time Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, will perform live in a family-themed show featuring such skating stars as Olympic gold medalists Ekaterina Gordeeva and Ilia Kulik along with two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan and many more. All of the skaters, and Jewel herself, are parents and both children and parents will be featured in the show. The show, which was originally scheduled for Atlantic City on November 3, was moved to GCU due to Hurricane Sandy. Grand Canyon University officials graciously offered to host the show at the arena on Sunday, November 11 at 5 p.m.
Tickets for the Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute are on sale now. The show is set for 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Grand Canyon University Arena. Tickets are priced from $45 to $125 and will be available at the arena box office or www.gcuarena.com or charge by phone at 602-639-8999. There are several special ticket offers available for this show:
- 50 percent off Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute show with purchase of one full price ticket to the November 10 Pandora Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice show also at GCU Arena. (Available at GCU box office or by phone at 602-639-8999 only)
- 60 percent off for active serving military and veterans. (Available online only by purchasing at gcuarena.com. Enter promo code: MILITARY)
- 50 percent off for breast cancer survivors and their families and members of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. (Available online only by purchasing at gcuarena.com. Enter promo code: BCF12)
Hosted by skating champions (and parents) Kristi Yamaguchi and Michael Weiss, the star-studded cast features in addition to Gordeeva, Kulik, and Kerrigan, Olympian and world champion Todd Eldredge, the new proud parent of a baby boy, Olympic silver medalist Paul Wylie, world ice dancing champion Shae-Lynn Bourne, who also has a new baby boy, Olympic bronze medalist Jozef Sabovcik, and Weiss skating to a special performance by his daughter, Annie Mae.
Jewel is also a mom. She and husband Ty Murray are the proud parents of a son, Kase, who was born in July 2011. Jewel released an album of lullabies, which features 11 self-penned songs and a few standards including “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” followed by a second children’s album, The Merry Goes Round in 2011. Her exquisite and enchanting voice gives even the most timeless pieces new meaning.
“I am so excited to be performing songs from my children’s albums and sharing the songs I wrote for my son Kase with other parents and children.” said Jewel.
The combination of stellar skating and beautiful music will come alive with both children and adults bringing the magic of parenthood to life on the ice in this one-of-a-kind show.
The show will be broadcast nationally on NBC as a part of the Pandora NBC Skating Series.
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