Artist Updates (10-1-13)

J.P. Arencibia and Kimberly Perry

J.P. Arencibia and Kimberly Perry

Kimberly Perry had a lifelong dream come true Monday night (Sept. 30) when she accepted a proposal from boyfriend, Torontos Blue Jays pitcher J.P. Arencibia, her publicist confirms. Arencibia surprised Perry by appearing under a huge old oak tree on her parents’ property with ring in hand. She had always envisioned getting proposed to under that tree, and when she realized what was happening, her mother urged her to go put on her favorite pink dress – also part of her dream proposal scenario. Inside with the dress Perry found a letter from her family along with a locket bracelet her grandfather had given her grandmother years ago in their early days of courtship.

The couple first met in 2012 at the Florida Strawberry Festival and have been dating for a year and a half. The other men in Kimberly’s life, her father, and siblings Reid and Neil, wholeheartedly approve of Arencibia — a first for the brothers, according to Kimberly. The couple are planning to be married next Summer.

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Pictured (L-R): Purple Heart Recipient and Former SEAL, B.K. (Bert Kellerman); Lauren Kellerman, Navy SEAL Foundation Director of Programming; Urban; Petty Officer First Class Emily Feeks, (wife of Petty Officer First Class (SEAL) Patrick Feeks, KIA Afghanistan

Keith Urban has donated his royalties from his song, “For You,” which was penned for the film Act of Valor, to the Navy SEAL Foundation. The non-profit helps SEAL families and their parent commands with financial burdens and offers needed support and activities. Urban presented a $300,000 check to the organization last Saturday night at his San Diego show.

“The Navy SEAL Foundation is humbled by Keith’s generosity and support of our community and its families,” said Robin King, CEO of the Navy SEAL Foundation. His generous donation will help fund resiliency retreats for 120 SEALs and their families, fund the opportunity for over 500 Naval Special Warfare children to attend summer camp in 2014, where they’ll learn the importance of teamwork, communication, cooperation, goal setting and overcoming adversity.”

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is taking her Red tour across the pond for several shows in London at the O2 Arena on Feb. 1, 2, and 4. She announced the new dates via YouTube and social media, and the dates mark a return to the UK for the young superstar, who also played the O2 on her Speak Now World Tour in 2011.

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Josh Thompson

Josh Thompson

Josh Thompson has partnered with the Chicago Beer Company in support of his latest single, “Cold Beer With Your Name On It.” Illinois fans will receive a free download of the song with the purchase of a six-pack of Chicago Beer. The company will also host a VIP reception/sound check event at his Nov. 30 show, and at three other Chicago shows in 2014 which will feature a three-song, acoustic set by Thompson.

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void(0)Christian artist Jason Crabb premiered the video for his new single, “Love Is Stronger,” yesterday on USAToday.com. His new CD of the same title is out now.

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