WASHINGTON, DC (December 26, 2012) – Today, The Creative Coalition announces the Goo Goo Dolls will be performing at The Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball.
The Goo Goo Dolls have 14 top-10 singles and have sold more than ten million albums worldwide with their songs ranking in the top 10 of Billboard’s Top 100 Pop Songs 1992-2012 chart. The Goo Goo Dolls are the only musicians to have three songs chart on the list, two breaking the top 10 and all three falling within the top 25.
The Inaugural Ball is a benefit gala for The Creative Coalition – the nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) advocacy arm of the arts and entertainment communities.
Confirmed hosts in attendance include leaders from the entertainment industry, business, policy and media. Honorary hosts include Members of Congress.
WHAT: The Creative Coalition’s 2013 Inaugural Ball produced by Ray Bloch Productions. With special musical performance by the Goo Goo Dolls.
WHO: Confirmed hosts in attendance include actor and President of The Creative Coalition Tim Daly (“Private Practice”); and actors Johnny Galecki (“The Big Bang Theory”), Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”), Connie Britton (“Nashville”), Paula Abdul (“American Idol”), Matt Bomer (“White Collar”), Giancarlo Esposito (“Revolution”), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), John Leguizamo (Moulin Rouge), Alfre Woodard (“Memphis Beat”), Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Evan Handler (“Californication”), Omar Epps (“House”), Marlon Wayans (Scary Movie), David Arquette (Scream), Richard Schiff (“The West Wing”), Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld”), Richard Kind (A Serious Man), Lynn Whitfield (Stepmom), Wayne Brady (“The Wayne Brady Show”), and others.
Honorary Congressional hosts include Speaker John A. Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senator Mark Begich, Senator Michael F. Bennet, Senator Barbara Boxer, Senator Sherrod Brown, Senator Benjamin Cardin, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Kay Hagan, Senator Tim Johnson, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Frank Lautenberg, Senator Jeffrey A. Merkley, Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Patty Murray, Senator Ben Nelson, Senator Jack Reed, Senator Charles E. Schumer, Senator Paul Strauss, Senator Mark Warner, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Senator Roger F. Wicker, Congressman Joe Barton, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, Congressman Bruce Braley, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Congresswoman Lois Capps, Congressman David Cicilline, Congressman William Lacy Clay, Jr., Congressman James E. Clyburn, Congressman Steve Cohen, Congressman Tom Cole, Congressman Gerry Connolly, Congressman John Conyers, Congressman Jim Cooper, Congressman Joe Courtney, Congressman Joe Crowley, Congressman Elijah Cummings, Congresswoman Diana DeGette, Congressman Ted Deutch, Congressman John Dingell, Congressman Michael Doyle, Congresswoman Donna Edwards, Congressman Eliot Engel, Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo, Congressman Blake Farenthold, Congressman Chaka Fattah, Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, Congressman Louie Gohmert, Congressman Al Green, Congressman Gene Green, Congressman Tim Griffin, Congressman Michael Grimm, Congressman Richard Hanna, Congressman Greg Harper, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Congressman Hank Johnson, Congressman James R. Langevin, Congressman Tom Latham, Congressman Steven LaTourette, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee, Congressman John Lewis, Congressman Dave Loebsack, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey, Congressman Doug Lamborn, Congressman Stephen Lynch, Congressman Edward Markey, Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui, Congressman Michael T. McCaul, Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Congressman Patrick McHenry, Congressman Mike McIntyre, Congressman Mike Michaud, Congressman Jim Moran, Congressman Chris Murphy, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano, Congresswoman Eleanor Norton, Congressman Ed Pastor, Congressman Thomas Petri, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Congressman Jared Polis, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, Congresswoman Linda T. Sanchez, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Congressman Adam Schiff, Congressman Aaron Schock, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, Congresswoman Terrycina A. Sewell, Congressman Mike Turner, Congressman Albio Sires, Congressman John Shimkus, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson, Congressman Mike Thompson, Congressman Christopher J. Van Hollen, Congressman Henry A. Waxman, Congressman Peter Welch, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, and Congressman John Yarmuth.
Co-Chairs include Jeremy Driesen (President, Ray Bloch Productions), Jonathan Levine (Agent, Paradigm Agency), Rhonda Mims (President, ING Foundation), Hannah Simone (NEI), Fred Goldring, and others TBA.
WHEN: Monday, January 21, 2013 9:00 pm
WHERE: Harman Center for the Arts 610 F Street, NW Washington, DC
Sponsoring partners for The Creative Coalition’s Inaugural Ball include The Atlantic, National Journal, Bacardi, Mari Vanna DC, SVEDKA, Chaz Dean, ING Americas, and others TBA.
About The Creative Coalition: The Creative Coalition (www.thecreativecoalition.org) is the premiere nonprofit 501(c)(3), nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance, primarily public education, the First Amendment, and arts advocacy. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President.
About Ray Bloch Productions: Ray Bloch Productions enables clients to deliver content, messaging, and brand to live audiences through the creation, design and production of live events. RBP has produced many headline artists for private events, including Maroon 5, John Legend, Jason Mraz, John Meyer, Alicia Keys, Usher, Mariah Carey, Jimmy Buffett, John Mellencamp, Paul Simon, Ziggy Marley, Lyle Lovett, and Melissa Etheridge. Other entertainers include Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Martin Short, Dennis Miller, and David Spade.
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