Keke Palmer, headliner of DisneyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s 2007 Jingle Jam Tour will also headline the WOLF Radio Disney Concert at Harborfest this year. The concert begins at noon on Friday, July 25 on the Labatt Lakeview Stage in Breitbeck Park.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Novelis and WOLF Radio Disney sponsor the event.
This young up and comer with talent beyond her age has accomplishments that span from film and television to music.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â PalmerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s 2007 debut pop/R&B album ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œSo Uncool,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â is anything but.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The twelve-city tour to support the release showcased her singing talent as DisneyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s 2007 Jingle Jam Tour headliner, while also bringing cool to uncool for children of all ages.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Further securing her place among the young talent of her generation, Palmer also signed a music publishing deal with Cheery Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. in 2007 and signed on to headline Sanrio Inc.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s official Hello Kitty CD with the track ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œCome on, Come onÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â scheduled to be released later in 2008.
Having also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œJump In!ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â in January of 2007, Palmer was featured on the movieÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s sound track with the notoriety of having been the only artist with two songs on the track.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â PalmerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s experience in the entertainment industry is not limited to just her singing talent, but the big and small screens as well. Palmer made her first appearance with a small role in the feature film ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œBarbershop 2: Back in BusinessÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â at only nine years old.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Following was a series of guest-starring roles on television shows including ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œStrong Medicine,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œCold Case,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œER,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â and ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œLaw and Order.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Of most recent note Palmer was the title character in ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œAkeelah and the BeeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â working opposite actors Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â This breakthrough performance gained accolades and nominations from several industry critics and organizations.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œAkeelah and the BeeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â was listed on NBRÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s 2006 Top Independent Films of the Year in addition to four nominations from the NAACP Image Awards.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Palmer took home an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture as well as the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture by the Black Movie Awards.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â From Hollywood to Harborfest KekeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s singing talents are sure to be one of the coolest performances at Harborfest this year.
Also performing at the WOLF Radio Disney Concert are Brock Storm Timmerman and Ashlee Keating.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Timmerman combines pop music with his southern roots to create his own original sound. He began his ascension to pop music notoriety with a musical interest at only four years old; by the age of ten he was traveling the nation.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Now at the age of eighteen he is recognized as one of popÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s freshest new talent.
Keating, a singer, dancer, and actress has been performing professionally since the age of three.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â She has appeared in the Broadway production of the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe Sound of MusicÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â and by the age of 10 she was selected to appear on ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œCBS Star Search.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â This multi-talented 14 year old will also be dancing and singing her way to Harborfest with this all star line up.
The WOLF Radio Disney Concert sponsored by Novelis follows the Harborfest ChildrenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Parade, which begins at 11 a.m. in West Park and ends at Breitbeck Park. Of the concert, Novelis spokesperson states ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œ”Novelis welcomes the opportunity to support Harborfest.
We look forward to seeing the smiles on the kidsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ faces as they enjoy the high quality entertainment on the Labatt Lakeview Stage. This form of entertainment is energizing and family-oriented, a very positive portion of the festival which supports Novelis’ mission.”
With the Route 104 Bridge closed for repair this summer, be sure to plan accordingly so that you donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t miss the events you want to see.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The Utica Street Bridge will be open as will the pedestrian walking bridge located just north of Utica Street.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Visit the Harborfest website at www.oswegoharborfest.com for the latest information regarding transportation options and performance schedules. Harborfest is July 24-27.