Charity auction: bid on two meet & greet passes plus concert tickets to any Kris Allen show worldwide!

From the auction page:

What’s included: 2 tickets that will be left at will call to any upcoming public show worldwide in 2012 that has tickets sold to the public as well as radio station shows. This auction also includes a 2 person meet & greet with Kris.

100% of the proceed will benefit City of Hope, an independent biomedical research, treatment and education institution in the fight to conquer cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.

15 questions with Kris Allen! Kris shows off his dance moves!

This is part two of his ClevverNews interview (click here for part one). I may or may not have looped the video at 04:05-04:10 and stared at them hips…

Please remember to “Like” the video and leave a comment on the video page if you enjoy it :)

Long URI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NJOiackRgQ
Short URI: http://youtu.be/2NJOiackRgQ

Kris Allen talks to ClevverNews about new album (vinyl!), tour, photo shoot and more; Toby Knapp talks Kris’ new single and song leak

Kris gave us some tentative release dates in this interview – May/June for the album and late February for the single! \o/

Please remember to “Like” the video and leave a comment on the video page if you enjoy it :)
Long URI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAdp-YbVytM
Short URI: http://youtu.be/wAdp-YbVytM

Toby Knapp also has some details on the recent song leak, Stand For The Vision Of Love, for the Kris fans. Quoted from his article here:

“Kris’ new album is almost done & this is one of the songs that we’re super psyched about… and is in the running to be the first single. Because the original version of “The Vision Of Love” is uptempo Kris thought it would be cool to… on the down-low… experiment with some fresh, unexpected remixes… the producers we’ve approached have all been really into the song… and it seems like this trance remix team from Finland called Maison & Dragen just got a little over-excited with their version.”

Read the full article for info on the upcoming single.

WE NEED NEW MUSIC FROM YOU NOW, KRIS!

Kris Allen to debut new music at The Mint in LA on February 9! (Updated with poster and time change!)

[Updated with photo of the poster in action! Thanks, Little Pawns!]

Click to enlarge:
Kris Allen live at The Mint LA concert poster flyer

Grab this poster and spread the word far and wide!!!

Kris Allen live at The Mint LA concert poster flyer

Click here for 640 x 828 pixels version
Click here for 8.5″ x 11″ version

FINALLY!

Date:
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Time:
9:00 PM (7:00 PM doors)
Click here to see world clock conversion

Venue:
The Mint
6010 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone 323-954-9400 / Fax 323-938-2994
Link to Google Maps

Tickets:
All Ages $10 (Under 21 = + $5)
Click here to buy tickets at The Mint’s web site

Poster credits:
Photograph by @juliedawnivy of JDI Photography
Art by @KrisAllenHK / @AdamLambertHK2 (same person)

Remarks:
Layout varies from size to size, please make sure you choose the size that is most suitable for your need. The 8″ x 11″ version is good enough for professional printing as well as home printers. If you need the promo materials in other sizes, leave a comment here or tweet me.

Kris Allen to perform at The Trevor Project’s Trevor Live event in Los Angeles on December 4 2011

[Update: According to Kris Allen’s official street team, Little Pawns, Kris will be performing Imagine backed by choir at the event! I’ve always wanted to hear a full Imagine performance from Kris ever since he covered it at the Little Kids Rock Benefit in 2010, so this is super great news to me! \o/]

I didn’t know it was possible, but Kris Allen just made me love him more…

On this Sunday, December 4th, Kris will perform at The Trevor Project’s Trevor Live event which will be held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. For those who cannot attend, a livestream will be available, or you can choose to have footage of the event sent to your mobile phone. All details are listed below:

Trevor Project Trevor Live event logo

Date:
Sunday, December 4, 2011

Time:
5 – 7 pm Guest Arrivals, Pre-reception, Silent Auction, Lufthsana Raffle and Hosted Bar
7 – 8 pm Dinner Service
8 – 10 pm Trevor Live Show Begins, Silent Auction Concludes
10 pm Silent Auction Check Out Opens

Venue:
(Click to open in Google Map)
The Hollywood Palladium, Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Livestream:
Live coverage of the red carpet will be available at http://www.livestream.com/whatstrending from 5 – 7 pm PST
Click here to see world clocks, click here to view countdown clock.

Footage to mobile phones:
Text TREVORLIVE to 51515 to receive footage from the event delivered to your mobile phone. (Powered by Mogreet). You’ll also be entered into a raffle to win a snowboard from MillerCoors. Must be 21+ to win. Text HELP for help or STOP to cancel. Messages and data rates may apply.

Other performing guests:
Mary J. Blige, Diego Boneta, Darren Criss, Miley Cyrus, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Barret Foa, Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka, Julianne Hough, Queen Latifah, LeAnn Rimes and Amber Riley.

Special appearances:
Christina Applegate, Geoffrey Arend, Will Arnett, Matt Bomer, Julie Bowen, Chris Colfer, Josh Duhamel, Fergie, Misha Gabriel, Camille Grammer, Ryan Guzman, Christina Hendricks, Jane Lynch, Joe Manganiello, Kathryn McCormick, Damian McGinty, Kevin McHale, Amy Poehler, Kyle Richards, Naya Rivera, Zoe Saldana, Harry Shum and Eric Stonestreet.

Official web site:
Trevor Live official web site

Official Facebook page:
The Trevor Project’s official Facebook page

Official Twitter account:
@TrevorProject
Follow The Trevor Project’s Twitter list of celebrities attending Trevor live at http://twitter.com/trevorproject/trevorlive. They’ll be asking celebs public-submitted questions during the livestream. If you have questions for Kris, tweet them to him and include the hashtag #TrevorLive and they might get asked!

About The Trevor Project:
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. If you or a young LGBTQ person you care about is experiencing a crisis, please call the Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386. The call is free and confidential.

Next week: one-hour Kris Allen feature on WISE RADIO

Remember I told you about how awesome WISE radio is before? Well the fine folks who run the station decide to be even awesomer and do a one-hour feature on Kris next week! YAY!

They’ll play Kris’ songs during the feature, talk about him on their Twitter account, and give out prizes such as Kris’ CDs and autographed posters (see end of post for a list of prizes – more might be added later)!

Time and date: (setup a reminder on your phone or Google calendar so that you don’t forget!)
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 – 1 PM ET (see world clock and countdown clock)
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 – 9 PM ET (see world clock and countdown clock)
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 – 1 AM ET (see world clock and countdown clock)

How to tune in to WISE radio using your web browser:

  1. Register a FREE account on Live 365’s web site;
  2. After registering and logging in, go to WISE radio’s page here;
  3. Click on the play button on the left, under the album artwork;
  4. Enjoy!

How to tune in to WISE radio using your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android phones, TiVo, Windows Media Center, etc.:
Follow the instructions on this page.

Optional – joining their discussion on Twitter, sending them feedback on the songs they play, supporting them by becoming a VIP member:

  • WISE radio is run by a bunch of friendly people, anyone is welcomed to tweet them and chat with them on their Twitter account, as long as you are polite to them and other listeners;
  • When a song is playing, you can click on the thumbs up or thumbs down button to send your feedback to the station;
  • If you are able to, consider becoming a VIP member to support their station. They play a lot of Kris songs and take requests on their Twitter accounts regularly.

Click to enlarge.
How to use WISE RADIO on Live365

Prizes: (more might be added later!)

  1. Kris Allen 13-track debut albums (physical CDs);
    • (shipped worldwide, winner responsible for import duty/tax if outside of US.)
  2. Kris Allen 13-track debut albums (digital downloads from iTunes);
    • (winner must have UK iTunes account.)
  3. Kris Allen 14-track, 6-video deluxe version albums (digital downloads from iTunes);
    • (winner must have US iTunes account.)
  4. Kris Allen autographed posters;
    • (shipped worldwide, winner responsible for import duty/tax if outside of US.)
  5. Kris Allen gift certificates for shopping on his official web site.

Spread the word so that more people will know about this special feature and tune in with us!

Update on Kris Allen’s mustache campaign to raise awareness for music education for kids

A while back I posted about Kris Allen’s mustache campaign to raise awareness for music education for kids. Kris has since posted two #krisstache updates (see photos embedded below), and as of the time of this post the campaign page on DonorsChoose has registered US$ 6,545 of donations, helping 11,674 kids in the process. At the end of the campaign, the donation will be matched by Music Empowers Foundation, doubling the amount of money raised and the number of children reached.

Here’s Kris looking hilarious in his #krisstache updates…

November 21, 2011

Kris Allen stache mustache krisstache photo

November 28, 2011

Kris Allen stache mustache krisstache photo

Not for the faint of heart, I know. Kris is enduring enormous ~pain and public humiliation all in the name of charity; will you help him bring music education to kids in need?

The fundraiser was announced on November 14, 2011, so only two weeks left now… it won’t be long till pretty!Kris is back again… in the meantime, here is something pretty for your eyes :)

Kris Allen pretty photo
Kris Allen pretty photo

Remember to follow @KrisAllen on Twitter to stay up-to-date on his #krisstache campaign! By following him on Twitter, you could end up having a song written about you too!

Kris Allen’s growing a mustache to support music education, here’s how we can help

Short version:
Kris is growing a mustache to support music education. We can support him by –

  1. Donating to Donorschoose.org, where our donations will be matched by Music Empowers (every dollar helps!);
  2. Stach’ing our Twitter and/or Facebook profile pictures by following these instructions (if you want to be featured on The Great Wall of Stache, just send a tweet to @KrisAllenHK);
  3. Raise awareness to this wonderful cause by telling everyone we know!

Long version:
Kris Allen and Music Empowers once again are teaming up in support of music education for kids. For their latest effort the duo are partnering to provide a major grant to Donorschoose.org, the national online charity that matches individual donors to project requests fro teachers in public schools. Funds provided by Music Empowers will be used to match contributions made by individual donors to eligible classroom music education projects. “Once individual donations total 50% of a music project’s cost, we will fund the other 50%,” explained Andy Davis, Founder of Music Empowers. Kris and Andy hope that their initiative will help to fund hundreds of projects and benefit over 10,000 kids. Here is the link to the press release.

This is what Kris has to say about his stache:

For the next four weeks, I will subject myself to public humiliation and private doubt by growing what will no-doubt be a ridiculous-looking Mustache. To justify this endeavor, I need your support. Please sponsor my ‘stache by choosing a classroom project below and making a donation of any amount. And wish me and my Mustache luck.

And check out Kris being all adorable in this PSA:
Long URI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm_R8abY1l0
Short URI: http://youtu.be/Jm_R8abY1l0

Finally, because fandom is hilarious and Kris’ fans are kick-awesome (gif created by @firesprite11_5):
Kris Allen stache gif

Kris Allen’s Dirtiest Secret Revealed (video)

The dirty folks over at @TheDirtyMinds are contributing to the Kris Fans Unite x The Girl Effect fundraiser by donating US$ 0.50 per view of the following video, up to $100. You have one day to tell all your friends to watch it and help raise money for charity!

Long URI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yugwHmemPoc
Short URI: http://youtu.be/yugwHmemPoc

Clarification on @ArtistSupporter’s donation matching

Sherrie‘s generous donation matching has nothing to do with Global Giving’s donation matching campaign. She does not require that you make a recurring donation. All donations made via Kris Fans Unite’s giving page by Nov 15 will be matched (up to USD 5,000.00), whether they are one-off or recurring donations.

Do you have time to post a tweet? It’ll mean a one-dollar donation to The Girl Effect!

Updated: The campaign is now over! 33 Twitter accounts participated, earning USD 16.50 for The Girl Effect. I rounded it up and donated USD 20.00, which will mean a total contribution of USD 40.00 to the charity after @ArtistSupporter’s donation matching. Thanks to everyone who helped!

Hey you generous Kris Allen fans! Would you like to help raise money for The Girl Effect by doing something as simple as posting a tweet?

I will donate USD 0.50 for every tweet that promotes the Kris Fans Unite x The Girl Effect fundraiser, up to USD 50.00 (that means 100 Twitter accounts can participate!).

Money raised by this Twitter campaign will be matched by @ArtistSupporter, which means every tweet is actually worth one US dollar, so please tell all your friends about it! If you want to offer additional donation matching for this mini Twitter campaign, please leave a comment here, or contact @KrisAllenHK on Twitter, or email KrisAllenHK@gmail.com. (You can sponsor by making every tweet worth more money, or by increasing the number of tweets eligible for donation.)

Rules:

  1. You have a public Twitter account with at least 10 followers; AND
  2. You follow @KrisAllen on Twitter; AND
  3. You post the red text below in a public tweet by Monday, November 14 2011 23:55 Hong Kong time (GMT+0800) (see world clock conversion here) (see countdown clock here);
  4. One eligible tweet per Twitter account. (You can post as many tweets as you like, but only one tweet per Twitter account will be edligble because I want as many people to see the message as possible!)
  5. Retweet (or RT) does not count.

Your tweet should read exactly like this (just copy and paste all the red text to make sure there is no typo):

Have $10 to spare? Donations made to @GirlEffect via this page by Nov 15 will b matched, every $ helps http://j.mp/rtzGzg #KrisFansUniteGE

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Help raise money for charities by putting yourselves on the Kris Allen Fans Map!

Little Pawns, the official Kris Allen street team, wants to know where in the world are the Kris Allen fans. They created a map where fans can add markers to represent themselves in just a few simple steps. Not keen on registering yet another account (believe me, I KNOW)? Fear not, just shoot Little Pawns an email and they’ll handle everything for you.

To sweeten the pot, a couple of awesome Kris fans are donating money to varies charities for every marker that gets added to the map. Head over to Little Pawns’ forum and find out how to add yourself to the map and raise money for charities in the process.

If anyone’s interested, I’m KrisAllenHK on the map, represented by a grey marker! (A Kris song will start playing when you click on my marker, so make sure you turn your speakers down if you’re at work!)

Kris Allen official street team Little Pawns map

New old interview of Kris Allen from Allentown

This interview was from September 3, 2010 when Kris performed at Allentown. I’m posting this because I cannot stop staring at his perfect body. LOL.

Please “Like” the video and leave a comment on its YouTube page to let Jessica know how much you appreciate it!

Short URI http://youtu.be/UrI_SKUUv7M
Long URI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrI_SKUUv7M

Kris Allen to visit DonorsChoose.org’s office in New York today

According to DonorsChoose’s Office Manager Kristopher J. Garcia, Kris Allen will be visiting their office today. I wonder if Kris will talk about the Kris Allen Fans Unite fundraiser? :D

Also, in case you STILL haven’t heard yet, Kris will be talking about his involvement with Kidzbop and his upcoming album release on NBC’s Today Show today too!

If you haven’t already, make sure you follow @KrisAllenEvents on Twitter because I don’t plan to post every single Kris event on this blog (a better web site for Kris news is in the works so the time I put into maintaining this blog will minimize).

Kris Allen to perform at 3rd Annual Chocolates for a Cure charity event in Kansas City, MO. Tickets available now!

Kris Allen to perform at 3rd Annual Chocolates for a Cure charity event in Kansas City, MO

Kris Allen will perform at the 3rd Annual Chocolates for a Cure Gala, which will benefit the Waner Children’s Vascular Anomaly Foundation. The Gala will take place at InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza on Saturday, November 5th, 2011.

Get your tickets from the eventbrite web site.

Why you should listen to WISE RADIO

WISE RADIO Real Artists Real Music

  1. Not only do they play tons of Kris Allen, they also play a lot of other great (and often underrated) artists. If you’re like me and can’t stand most of the songs on the so-called Top 40, you’d probably like this station too! (I’ve personally discovered a bunch of new artists through this station and I love that.)
  2. They also take requests from Twitter, so you can follow @WISE_RADIO, see when the DJs are online and tweet them your requests.
  3. Because this station is listened by people who appreciate real artists and real music, if you request Kris’ songs you’re helping introduce him to other music fans!
  4. Kris and his fellow songwriters get paid royalties when his songs are played on the radio. So there really is no bad anywhere!

Don’t forget to thank them and click the thumbs up button when they play a song you like! If you’re able to, consider becoming a VIP member to help support WISE RADIO (see screen cap below)!

Listen to WISE RADIO on Live365’s web site or via their desktop players, mobile players or on devices like TiVo and Sony. If you’re using an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, search for Live365 on the App Store.

Clicking the thumbs up button and becoming a VIP. Click to enlarge.
How to use WISE RADIO on Live365

Kris Allen DonorsChoose Guitar Drive Pay It Forward Raffle

Remember the Kris Allen DonorsChoose fundraiser that was birthed from the theft of his guitar? 65 fans have donated a total of US$2,135.00 so far and 1,527 students have been reached! If you haven’t donated yet, or are able to donate more, here is a new initiative to help more kids get their musical instruments!

Kris Allen Fans Unite to raise money for DonorsChoose.org in the name of Kris Allen's stolen guitar

A tweet from Kris’ awesome fan @bushy0tailed explains the Kris Allen DonorsChoose Guitar Drive Pay It Forward Raffle
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Kris Allen’s guitar got stolen, and it’s a good thing (sort of)

Updated August 11 2011: Kris tweeted about the fundraiser because he is awesome like that (see end of post for the two new tweets). Also, there is a Kris Allen DonorsChoose Guitar Drive Pay It Forward Raffle! \o/

Uh, no, not really? For someone who loves creating and playing music so much that he makes a living from it, I can’t even begin to imagine how pissed off and sad he must be. I suppose it’d be like someone stealing my computer – you know, the one with Photoshop and Illustrator installed where I do all my work.

However, because Kris has the best fans who are geniuses and overall kick-awesome, @bushy0tailed has turned this negative event into something positive by setting up a giving page at DonorsChoose.org, where fans can channel their anger and frustration love for Kris and his beloved guitar into donations to kids who could not otherwise afford the equipments they need for music education.

At the time of this post, US$1,338.00 has been raised but I believe we can do so much more. The campaign has only been promoted on Twitter so far and we need the help of Kris’ fans all over the world to spread the word on your journals, your blogs, your favorite forums – wherever you see fit. You can also send the information to journalists / web sites that cover music / entertainment / charity news (no spamming, please).

Feel free to grab the banners and use them wherever you want. If you need new sizes, leave a comment here or tweet @KrisAllenHK.

Credits:
Photographer: @bushy0tailed
Art: @KrisAllenHK / @AdamLambertHK2 (same person)

Kris Allen Fans Unite to raise money for DonorsChoose.org in the name of Kris Allen's stolen guitar

Kris Allen Fans Unite to raise money for DonorsChoose.org in the name of Kris Allen's stolen guitar

I heard Kris Allen’s Alright With Me on Ultimate GOOM for the 1st time after it’s been added to rotation! Woot!

So Kris’ Alright With Me has officially been added to rotation on Ultimate GOOM today and I caught it right after I got home from work! YAY! It was the first time I heard AWM on Ultimate GOOM outside of Shelley Rome’s show! :)

Thanks to Jive’s ~heavy promotion, it almost felt like a spiritual moment to hear Kris’ latest single on the radio. All I can say is :’)

Ultimate Radio URI:
Long – http://www.goomradio.us/#page=/radio/ultimate-radio
Short – http://bit.ly/uradio
Twitter – @UltimateGOOM

It happened on December 20 2010 19:20 GMT+0800 :’) :’) :’) And I remembered to click the little thumb up button too :’) :’) :’)
Kris Allen Alright With Me played spin on GOOM Radio Ultimate GOOM radio station

Kris Allen GOOM Radio interview plus Alright With Me added to rotation!

Updated Dec 20: I caught a spin of Alright With Me! YAY!

GOOM Radio is awesome sauce. Not only did Shelley Rome gave us a funny interview with Kris (embedded below), she also made Kris’ latest single Alright With Me her pick of the week and played it during her show between Dec 13-17.

And even better, Alright With Me will now be added to regular rotation on Ultimate Radio (one of the stations of GOOM Radio) and she is giving away a signed Kris Allen poster on Monday, Dec 19 2010.

Shelley has been really great with us Kris fans and she tweets us back and everything (see tweets embedded after the video). So I say we tune in to her show as often as possible to show some support and gratitude.

Other than tweeting @GOOMRadio / @UltimateGOOM and @ShelleyRome to let them know how much we appreciate them, it is also important to click the little thumb up button on the album cover on the left side of this page while Alright With Me is being played. It tells the station how popular the song is.

GOOM Radio logo

Shelley Rome’s show schedule:
Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 5:00pm EST
(Since Alright With Me is added to rotation, we can hear it outside of Shelley’s show, but we can tune in to her show to thank her for supporting Kris)

GOOM Radio URI:
http://www.goomradio.us/
@GOOMRadio

Ultimate Radio URI:
http://www.goomradio.us/#page=/radio/ultimate-radio or
http://bit.ly/uradio
@UltimateGOOM

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