Three Hot Tickets June 20 – 23: New York Edition

Here are our top picks for live events in the greater New York City area for June 20 – June 23.

MUSIC

Genre-Busting Blues

With her distinctive style that can be described as a kind of jazz-laden southern R&B, Faye Webster is touring her recently released album “Atlanta Millionaires Club.”

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Faye Webster
June 23, 9 pm
Johnny’s Brenda, Philadelphia

SPORTS

Will Your Predictions Come True?

Find out firsthand with tickets to the NBA Draft and feel like a true insider for the upcoming season.

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NBA Draft
June 20, 7 pm
Barclays Center, Brooklyn

ARTS/THEATER

Off-The-Cuff Entertainment

An unscripted two-man show, AC2: An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen showcases the very real rapport between the two, discussing everything from political hot topics to the intricacies of the “Real Housewives.”

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AC2: An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen
June 21 – June 22, 8 pm
Beacon Theatre, NYC

Written by Maura Ford


Hot Tickets: Father's Day Edition

On Father’s Day, give Dad a gift he’ll really enjoy! Attendee.com offers tickets for unforgettable live events around New York City that will make the perfect Father’s Day gift for every taste.

“Ho, Hey!”

A show fit for the whole family, The Lumineers take to the stage as one of the Alt 92.3 Summer Open’s main acts, supported by fellow folksters The Revivalists.

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The Lumineers

June 22, 5:00 pm

Forest Hills Stadium, NY

Deadhead Dads Unite

Comprised of former Grateful Dead members and modern-day musicians like John Mayer, Dead & Company’s tour will let Dad get in touch with his inner Deadhead.

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Dead & Company

Multiple Dates

Multiple Venues

“A little bit of chicken fried…”

For all the dads with a love of bluegrass, Zac Brown Band puts on a rousing show with its eight band members weaving together elements of folk, country, and hard rock.

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Zac Brown Band

Multiple Dates

Multiple Venues

NBA Insider

Feed Dad’s basketball mania with tickets to the highly anticipated 2019 NBA Draft.

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NBA Draft

June 20, 7:00 pm

Barclay’s Center, NY

Take Him Out to the Ball Game

For diehard Yankees Fans, a couple of seats in the historic stadium to watch the New York Yankees take on the Houston Astros will make for an unforgettable Father’s Day gift.

Details

New York Yankees

Multiple Dates

Yankee Stadium

Written by Maura Ford


Three Hot Tickets June 14 – 16: New York Edition

Here are our top picks for live events in New York City for the weekend of June 14 – 16.

MUSIC

Comeback Kids

Six years post-breakup, the Jonas Brothers take to the stage once again for the BLI Summer Jam, ready to make their legion of grown-up fans swoon with new hits like “Sucker” and “Cool.”

Details
Jonas Brothers / BLI Summer Jam
June 14, 6:30 pm
Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh

SPORTS

Goooooal!

Up close and personal at Montclair State University’s soccer stadium, watch the New York Red Bulls II take on the Louisville City FC.

Details
New York Red Bulls II vs. Louisville City FC
June 16, 3:00 pm
Montclair State University, NJ

ARTS/THEATER

And Eleven Tony Nominations Go To . . .

Based on the original 1982 film and adapted for the stage by David Yazbek and Robert Horn, “Tootsie” is a punchy production that’s entirely meta, telling the satirical tale of a musical bound for Broadway.

Details
“Tootsie”
Various dates/times
Marquis Theatre, NYC

Written by Maura Ford


Inside the Arena at Boston Calling

All the action wasn’t outdoors at Boston Calling. An intimate indoor nightclub setting called the Arena showcased musical performances, comedy acts, dance and more. Below are performance highlights and galleries. Contributing writers are Gianna Gawin (GG); Dahlia Maleh (DM); Julie Montana (JM); and Stephanie Ramirez (SR).

Yaegi

Don’t let her cute, small appearance fool you; DJ Yaeji is full of passion and fire. Her beats and vocals lured festival goers into the Arena to dance and vibe along with her, especially when she played her popular remix of Drake’s “ Passionfruit.” In other songs, Yaeji’s Korean and English vocals were a gentle whisper over her mellow/trancelike beats. She mixes hip-hop and trap in her songs, giving them more edge and hype. Overall, the fun and vibrant performance ended day one with good vibes. (GG)

Melissa Villaseñor

Although Melissa Villaseñor’s charming demeanor and wit were enough to captivate much of the audience, she clearly relies her admittedly spot-on impressions to win over the audience. She does her best work when she keeps her sets personal and real as opposed to the dramatic pantomime she fell back on for much of her set. Her ability to master the challenges of a larger venue, compared to the smaller theater/comedy club environment, and make her presence felt throughout the arena is nothing to ignore. As she continues to grow and gain confidence in her storytelling, Villaseñor’s unique style is sure to make waves in the comedy sphere. (JM)

Michael Che

By his own admission, Michael Che’s comedy set at the Boston Calling Arena was . . . well . . . “bad.” Though he tried to drum up some energy through his DJ and opener, Rosebud Baker, it was clear that Che was off his game from the second he stepped on stage. Most of his time was spent bantering with an audience member as opposed to actually telling any jokes. When he did go into his monologues, he was off rhythm and a bit distracted. Che later IG’d: “I owe you one, Boston! Goddamn, that crowd was amazing! I stunk. but you guys were f****** dope. THANKS.”  (JM)

Chromeo

Through retro visuals and bouncing pop beats, Chromeo kept the crowd dancing throughout the night. Not one person on the dance floor could keep from bobbing side to side to the upbeat, sunny hits. Though many other DJs of the night struggled to own the large arena setting, Chromeo expertly kept the pace rolling (and their audience moving) well into their set. (JM)

Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate’s stand-up set seemed as though she was spilling all her personal tea on a Facetime with her closest friend. Sometimes, it was funny and relatable. Sometimes, you just wanted to zone out. Slate covered the usual bases: cringey dates, weed and the stressful but hilarious experiences of being a woman —  like, for example, being afraid to hurt the feelings of a grade A weirdo in a suit of armor. (DM)

Imogene Heap

Most music festivals don’t have Ted Talkesque performances, but Boston Calling was all about breaking down barriers and so was Imogen Heap, with an interesting presentation on her revolutionary Mi.Mu Glove. She demonstrated how the musical gesture glove works and answered questions from the audience. Imogen Heap’s talent is unquestionable and her vision for music and production will change the world, or so she hopes and many believe. (DM)


Hottest Artists Hit The Stage At Boston Calling

For three incredible days, Boston Calling brought some of the top acts in music to the Harvard Athletic Complex. Check Attendee.com’s biggest highlights and full galleries below.

Contributing writers are Gianna Gawin (GG); Dahlia Maleh (DM); Julie Montana (JM); and Stephanie Ramirez (SR).

DAY ONE

Tank and the Bangas brought New Orleans bounce culture and “Jungle Funk” to Boston Calling. Surrounded by bold colors and flair, the five-piece group served up a spicy gumbo of funk, soul, jazz, R&B and hip-hop. While festival goers grooved to the electrifying fusion sounds, Tarriona “Tank” Ball strutted across the stage like a true star. Saxophonist and flutist Albert Allenback, keyboardists Merrell Burkett and Norman Spence and drummer (Joshua Johnson) accompany the soulful singer. (SR)

DAY TWO

One of the most anticipated artists of Day Two was Grammy Award–winner Anderson .Paak and his band. Shortly before he was scheduled to go on stage, it was announced that Lil Nas X would be joining .Paak’s set. Festival goers dashed to secure a spot to view the spectacle that was about to take place. Indeed Lil Nas X did show up and showed out as he performed his hit, “Old Town Road.” .Paak proceeded to put on a funky, soulful and downright vibrant performance. The fanfare of him rising via a hydraulic drum riser and pyrotechnics heightened the energy of the show. He even had the words to his songs projected on the stage screens. All hats off to .Paak for his style and his fantastic performance at Boston Calling. (SR)

When it seemed the audience had no more energy to give, powerhouse performer Denzel Curry dug deep and pulled out even greater intensity from the crowd. His dynamic style made a midday performance feel like the perfect time for a mosh pit. In more than one sense, he is a conductor — he electrifies the field of onlookers while directing them to take their parts in the playful show. He doesn’t just own the stage, he commands it and at one point even chose to leave it, jumping into the sea of people full steam ahead. (JM)

Hozier’s Boston Calling performance was real, soulful and emotional, while at the same time maintaining a joyful and beautiful vibe. His set was a masterclass in performance, with everything from the visuals to the music and, most importantly, the emotions lining up in perfect harmony. To be present for a Hozier show is to become part of his folk chorus. No matter where you stood in the crowd, his somber vocals carried every ounce of power behind them as they did when they were first written. Everything he says, he means, — everyone lucky enough to hear him feels the truth behind that meaning. (JM)

Pile’s set felt like a house show but instead of playing in a crowded basement, the Boston band was performing on the big stage. Rick Maguires’s screaming energy, (literally screaming), set the tone for the day: rock on and pick yourself up. Pile was the perfect wake-up call for everyone who was still exhausted from the festival’s first day. If you forgot your morning coffee, Pile’s set was the perfect replacement. (DM)

DAY THREE

Kicking off the first set of day three on the Delta Blue Stage, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever seemed to suffer from a bit of festival fatigue. Though they was pitch-perfect, their stage presence lacked the energy one would expect from a five-piece indie rock band. They strummed out the perfect, sunny sort of music you want to listen to on the way back from the beach, but their showmanship fell short. (JM)

The smoothness with which Cautious Clay performs — not only vocally, but instrumentally as he switches between saxophones, flutes and more — is something that must be experienced live to be believed. He envelopes the audience with his velvety sound, displaying a professionalism that is striking in someone so new to the scene. Simply put, his music is just plain good and, when paired with his demeanor and style, you can’t help but feel the stars have aligned around Cautious Clay. As he continues to explore his range within the soul and R&B genres, expect more exceptional performances like the one he delivered on Sunday afternoon at Boston Calling. (JM)

The electronic British duo Snakehips came out onto the Red Stage with beer in hand, fully determined to get Boston Calling “jumping and dancing.” The first half of their set featured throwback rap jams like “Get Low” and “Party Up,” and morphed into head-banging rhythms with crazy beat drops. Snakehips’ background 3-D visuals broke the barrier between performance and crowd. In the show’s second half, the duo was performing their top hits “All My Friends” and “Don’t Leave.” (DM)

SOB X RBE (Strictly Only Brothers x Real Boi Entertainment) was the highlight rap performance of Boston Calling. Unlike most rappers, the West Coast three-man collective chanted all their song lyrics on top of the backtrack. Many rappers, especially for “hype” songs, say every other word while running across the stage to pump up the crowd. But there was no need for SOB X RBE to run around the Green Stage to entertain this enthusiastic crowd: the lyrics, oversized talent and DJ got the job done. Adding to the fans’ excitement, the group gave away a pair of white Vans and some of their merch. (DM)

Logic was all about love and positivity when he hit the stage for his hour-long set. Repping a Boston Red Sox cap, Logic didn’t fail to deliver an epic performance by engaging with the crowd every minute he could. Even at one point sharing a hilarious moment where his DJ play Queen’s “We Will Rock You” (if you haven’t noticed the Bruins are in the Stanley Cup Final). The best part of the night was Logic performing his news single, “Homicide,” featuring Eminem and the crowd did not disappoint as they rapped every lyric right back to him. (SR)


Femme and Fierce at Boston Calling

With female artists claiming 41 percent of lineup, the 2019 Boston Calling Music Festival set the bar high for increased gender balance at summer music fests. For comparison, in 2018 all-male acts made up 70% of the bookings for major US music fests, according to a Pitchfork industry survey.

Below we recap some outstanding performances by women at Boston Calling and share our photo gallery. Contributing writers are Dahlia Maleh (DM), Julie Montana (JM) and Stephanie Ramirez (SR).

Betty Who

Talk about girl power! Better yet, talk about self empowerment. Betty Who wanted a dance party and a dance party is what she got. The amount of fun she was having on stage with her background dancers was contagious. Whether or not you knew her songs, by the end of each tune you were singing the chorus. An inclusive, empowering and entertaining performance, and over all, a really fun time. (DM)

Clairo

Clairo’s appearance on a Boston Calling stage was the Boston native’s first time at the festival as a performer as opposed to someone jamming along in the crowd. It was clear she was happy to be there, and the audience benefitted from her joyful demeanor tenfold. Clairo gives the impression that she could be your friend from next door; she just so happens to be on stage performing for thousands of people. Her boozy, silken voice effortlessly cut over the band’s soulful rhythms as her soft indie style and coy, relaxed tone made the audience sway along.  (JM)

Sidney Gish

Sidney Gish, the Northeastern student, is no stranger to performing in Boston for 20-somethings. Despite her familiarity with a local crowd, Gish’s timidity was very noticeable, but a crazy, larger-than-life stage presence isn’t necessary when you have a unique voice and lyrics with beautifully constructed metaphors like Gish does. Her set felt like a private open mic that everyone was so thankful they heard about or stumbled upon — and either way, they were just lucky to see a star on the rise. (DM)

King Princess

The moving, clouded backdrop of King Princess’ Saturday performance set the stage for the crowd to be drawn into her sultry, pop-filled dream. And the audience was more than willing to participate in her heavenly symphony. As King Princess strutted around, her infectious confidence engaged the crowd in a well-rounded and overall clean show. The genderqueer artist’s message of inclusion and love across the spectrum was on full display, giving her show an undercurrent of deeper meaning while remaining entertaining at its core. King Princess came to perform, and she truly did not disappoint. (JM)

Mitski

If you were looking for a conventional concert, Mitski’s performance was not the show for you. Mistki’s act could easily be seen as a performance art piece in a theater. Every movement was deliberate, purposeful and meaningful. Her desk, chair and microphone routine combined with her hauntingly gorgeous voice were mesmerizing. Mitski is more than just a singer and her Boston Calling performance was evidence that she is truly an artist. (DM)

Adia Victoria

If there is one word to describe Adia Victoria it would be — fearless. Opening Boston Calling as the first performer on day one, Adia graced us with her beauty, confidence and modern blues tunes.  A Nashville native, Victoria blew us away with songs like, “Stuck in the South,” where she references the Southern experience as a young woman of color. “Don’t know nothin’ bout Southern belles / But I can tell you somethin’ about Southern hell,” she sang.  Her delivery of both lyric and sound are piercing as the deep Gothic vibrations echoed out to the crowd as she strummed her bright red guitar and swayed to the beat of her own music. Victoria is all about the truths and realities of female empowerment. Legendary singers such as, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Fiona Apple paved the way for females artists such as Victoria. Now it’s her turn. (SR)

Ravyn Lanae

Bringing sweet R&B to day three, Ravyn Lanae reminded women that we are all beautiful in our own way. An afternoon delight as she graced the stage in her lovely lavender dress, belting out tunes such as her popular song, “Sticky.” (SR)


2019 Boston Calling Music Festival Recap

From the crowd-pleasing headliners to rising stars to hometown heroes, attendees at the 2019 Boston Calling Music Festival enjoyed an incredible weekend of music. Five-star amenities included unique and tasty food options ranging from sushi (Love Art Sushi) to classic loaded grilled cheeses (Roxy’s Grilled Cheese) and fun brand experiences like a simulated crowd surf (Vans) and a Fortnite tournament (Top Dog Esports Zone). The three-stage-plus-one-arena format of Boston Calling allowed for easy movement between shows, allowing attendees to catch as many artists as possible at the event.

View our three-day recap video here

Below are recaps of headliners and full galleries covering each day of Boston Calling. Contributing writers are Gianna Gawin (GG); Dahlia Maleh (DM); Julie Montana (JM); and Stephanie Ramirez (SR).

DAY ONE

Grammy Award–winners Greta Van Fleet set the tone for the end of day one with a powerful performance that demonstrated they were, quite possibly, one of the best bands at the festival. They hit the stage running, starting out with “Highway Tune,” their most famous song. With his Zeppelinesque voice and bellows, Josh Kiszka’s vocals harken back to the music of the ’60s and ’70s. As the sun set on the festival grounds, the crowd felt every riff and drumbeat. Closing with “Lover, Leaver (Taker, Believer),” the band left festival goers wanting more classic-rock vibes. (GG)

DAY TWO

Day two performance highlights included masterful sets by artists King Princess, Hozier and Clairo. But as the blaring sun gave way to cool PM air, festival goers quickly made their way to the larger Green Stage for the final performance of the night.

Headliner Tame Impala took Boston Calling into their kaleidoscope of sound Saturday night through full technicolor visuals set perfectly in time to their signature psychedelic pop rock. As waves of pure joy emanated from the stage, the packed crowd became an ocean of raised hands and bobbing heads lost in the symphony curated by the Australian group. Their experimental sound was perfectly on display for the captivated Boston audience. It was tough to look away as their soaring light shows blanketed over the field and onto the inky black sky, painting the night in shades of bright rainbow. The astounding visuals were pierced only by the pounding guitar riffs and synth tones, which took on a new life when performed live by the class A band. The mind-bending show was certainly a highlight of the jam packed weekend of performances. (JM)

DAY THREE

Travis Scott’s amusement park aesthetic fit perfectly like a puzzle piece with Boston Calling’s ferris wheel, lawn games and yummy fried foods. Although he came out 15 minutes late, his charisma made up for lost time. Scott’s repertoire of hit songs has grown even longer with his newest album, “Astroworld,” and his setlist was a “shuffle” through his popular work. Boston shook when “Sicko Mode” came on and the crowd roared “out like a light” in unison with Scott. Sporadically throughout songs, Travis would lean back, bend his knees and let our an eagle like screech to the sky. It was both startling and energizing and made you want to scream out with him. Travis Scott’s performance elevated Boston Calling to reach its highest potential of being a memorable, well-produced talent-filled music festival and Scott was the cherry on top. (DM)

Check out our fun photos below


LA KINGS NAME ATTENDEE.COM THE PRESENTING SPONSOR OF NEW ‘HOCKEY NIGHT IN LA’ SERIES

Attendee.com’s Marketing-Focused Partnership Will Bring Fans Closer to the Celebrity Guests, Live Music Acts and Other Special Programming from Hockey Night in LA

Two-time Stanley Cup Champions, the LA Kings, partnered with Attendee.com, a dynamic entertainment lifestyle brand focused on engaging the attendee with the ultimate experience. The marketing-focused partnership, brokered by AEG Global Partnerships, designates Attendee.com as the presenting sponsor of “Hockey Night in LA,” a special weekend broadcast series in conjunction with FOX Sports West that features celebrity guests, live music and custom programming.

This partnership expands Attendee.com’s presence to the West Coast and into the Los Angeles market for the first time. As part of the agreement, Attendee.com captures, creates and curates content from Hockey Night in LA for its audiences and distributes it on the Attendee.com website for fans to experience from the comfort of their own homes.

“Partnering with Attendee.com for Hockey Night in LA made perfect sense,” said Josh Veilleux, senior vice president, AEG Global Partnerships. “It gives us the opportunity to wow our fans and turn Saturday LA Kings hockey games into something extra special alongside a dedicated partner that shares our values.”

Hockey Night in LA is a series of broadcasts and activations that take place at STAPLES Center during select Saturday LA Kings home games. Hockey fans are invited to attend outdoor fan fests featuring popular live music acts, witness celebrity guest-of-honor appearances, and enjoy the LA Kings live pregame show, featuring contests and debates. Previous celebrity guests have included Eric Stonestreet, Jeff Garlin, Michael Vartan, Retta, Kevin Ryder, Andy Lassner, Thomas Middleditch, Willie O’Ree, and Snoop Dogg.

“Like the LA Kings, Attendee.com is passionate about the fan experience so we welcomed the opportunity to join the roster of sponsors for Hockey Night in LA,” said Stephanie Ramirez, Attendee.com creative director. “We’re proud to support the LA Kings in giving fans the ultimate experience and making weekend hockey games at the STAPLES Center the place to be.”

Coverage from Hockey Night in LA presented by Attendee.com is available at http://attendee.com. Attendee.com will continue to create custom content and be the presenting sponsor of Hockey Night in LA through the end of the 2018-2019 NHL season. Join the LA Kings and Attendee.com this Saturday, March 16, for a special matinee edition at 1 p.m. PT, featuring celebrity guest Haley Joel Osment. The final Hockey Night in LA games for this season will take place on:

  • March 23, 2019 vs. Anaheim Ducks – 7:30 p.m. PT
  • March 30, 2019 vs. Chicago Blackhawks – 7:30 p.m. PT
  • April 6, 2019 vs. Vegas Golden Knights – 7:30 p.m. PT

For more information on Hockey Night in LA visit http://nhl.com/kings/news.

About AEG

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AEG is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. With offices on five continents, AEG operates in the following business segments: AEG Facilities, which is affiliated with or owns, manages or consults with more than 200 preeminent arenas, stadiums, theaters, clubs and convention centers around the world including The O2 Arena, the Sprint Center and the Mercedes-Benz Arenas; AEG Presents, which is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music and special events and world-renowned festivals; AEG Real Estate, which develops world-class venues, as well as major sports and entertainment districts like STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE; AEG Sports, which is the world’s largest operator of sports franchises and high-profile sporting events; and AEG Global Partnerships, which oversees worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships. Through its worldwide network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands and its integrated entertainment districts, AEG entertains more than 100 million guests annually. More information about AEG can be found at www.aegworldwide.com.

About Attendee.com

Attendee.com is a dynamic entertainment lifestyle brand focused on engaging the attendee with the ultimate experience. Our team has an extensive track record in successfully connecting industry giants with market-leading sponsors in sports, esports, music and entertainment to activate, manage and promote attendee-focused experience solutions. We activate events with mass appeal at arenas, music festivals and sports tournaments. We manage promotions and social commerce through our strategic affiliations with Amazon, iTunes, HyperX, Microsoft and many major sporting associations and leagues. We publish an online lifestyle magazine that offers an inside look at what’s popular in music, sports, esports and entertainment. Through our collaborative work, Attendee.com is passionate about the live experience and devoted to the attendee.

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Retta Set to be Celebrity Guest on 'Hockey Night In LA' this Saturday

'Good Girls' star will join FOX Sports West for LA Kings Live and during the broadcast as the Kings host the Chicago Blackhawks

Actor, comedian and author Retta will serve as the special Celebrity Guest of Honor for Hockey Night in LA presented by Attendee.com this Saturday, March 2, when the LA Kings host the Chicago Blackhawks at STAPLES Center. Game time is 1 p.m.

Retta has delighted audiences with her performance aptitude and comedy precision and has established herself as a consistent first pick for Hollywood. Retta’s endless entertaining prowess and comedic vigor keeps both her devoted following and Hollywood captivated.

A long-time hockey fan Retta currently stars in Good Girls. She is also well-known for her roles on Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce and Parks and Recreation.

Hockey Night in LA – which launched last November in conjunction with FOX Sports West – is a series of special weekend games in which club broadcasts and activations in and around STAPLES Center have a different silver-themed feel, including celebrity guests, debate-themed programming and outdoor fan fests featuring live music acts.

Retta joins Eric Stonestreet, Jeff Garlin, Michael Vartan, Kevin Ryder, Andy Lassner, Thomas Middleditch, Willie O’Ree and Snoop Dogg as the Celebrity Guest of Honors to date.

In 2016, Retta shared how she became a Kings fan and all of the experiences that led to her love of hockey.

The Kings begin a four-game homestand tonight versus the Dallas Stars at 7:30 p.m.

The game will be broadcast on FOX Sports West, the FOX Sports App and the LA Kings Audio Network on iHeartRadio. Pre-game shows begin at 7 p.m.

To read more visit: https://www.nhl.com/kings/news/retta-set-to-be-celebrity-guest-on-hockey-night-in-la-this-saturday/c-305324738