AGT in the Media
Posted Jun 19, 2008 @ 8:06 AM
Posted Aug 11, 2008 @ 11:40 AM
Dan Karaty to Join America's Got Talent
Tuesday August 5, 2008
Karaty – who has worked with the likes of Britney Spears and 'NSYNC - is set to bring his performance expertise to the #1 show on TV, NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Usmagazine.com can exclusively reveal.
“I’m so excited about getting in there and working,” Karaty enthuses to Us. “The first couple seasons of [Talent] were amazing, but now we are taking the show to a whole new level. It’s going to be wonderful.”
As the series gets ready to enter its Las Vegas round, Karaty – who will oversee all creative aspects associated with the performances – says the acts, which range from vocalists to contortionists to comedians and everything in between, will provide something all viewers can appreciate. “The dance acts on the show [especially] are unbelievable. I’m going to do what I’ve always done with groups like 'NSYNC and Britney Spears and [help] make them as great as I can. The routines will be like full-on Vegas productions!”
Apparently AGT really does have dance acts. I wonder when we will ever get to see them. The rest of the article is available at US Magazine.
Posted Sep 12, 2008 @ 3:32 PM
The Las Vegas article was interesting, along with the comments left by readers. It does seem that at 100 bucks a ticket, it's not going to be a show families can afford to go to. It sounds like the show is going to have to change a bit to go with the price.
Edited by tall1az, Sep 12, 2008 @ 3:40 PM.
Posted Oct 2, 2008 @ 1:47 PM
Derrick Barry did his Britney Spears thing one last time for "An Evening at La Cage" on Monday, leaving the Riviera revue even before finding out if he will be part of the "America's Got Talent" tour that launches Oct. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden.
Barry already had decided to stay only another month with "La Cage," where he has performed since June 2004. But he resigned early, saying management balked at letting him go to Los Angeles on Wednesday to be part of the season finale of "Talent." Barry was a well-received contestant on the talent show, but didn't advance to the finals.
"I can't see sitting around wasting my best years," the 25-year-old says of a Britney tribute that shows a lot more skin than most drag acts. The national TV exposure didn't motivate "La Cage" producer Norbert Aleman to offer him special billing or an upgraded role.
"It was an awkward feeling" to clear out the dressing room, Barry says, "but I know that something great is going to come out of it."
Barry says he will have a guest appearance in ventriloquist Terry Fator's dates at the Las Vegas Hilton Oct. 13-15, part of ongoing talks about him being part of Fator's show at The Mirage next year. One thing Barry says he will retire is the lip-syncing. "It will be my live voice from here on out."
Posted Oct 3, 2008 @ 12:39 PM