2012 'WPXI Presents: My Macy's Holiday Parade' celebrities


Chairmen of the Board

The My Macy’s Holiday Parade is excited to announce that the popular 70’s soul music group “Chairmen of the Board” will be performing at the parade!! “Chairmen of the Board” is famous for their 1970 hit, “Give Me Just A Little More Time” that reached #3 on the U.S Hot 100 list during that year. The attached link is an audio link to Chairmen of the Board’s hit single, “Give Me Just A Little More Time”:


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Michael Grimm

Michael Grimm, season 5 winner of the popular NBC talent show, "America's Got Talent", has confirmed that he will be performing at this years "My Macy's Holiday Parade"! Grimm is a Mississippi Southern Soul singer that won 1 million dollars in the final round of AGT. The soul singer released a self-titled album mid-2011 which debuted at #13 on the US Pop Music Charts. 

Here is the performance that won him the grand prize!:


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Bianca Ryan


Bianca Ryan, the young vocal powerhouse who brought an America's Got Talent judge to tears during her preliminary auditions will be performing at the My Macy's Christmas parade this year! Hear her amazing talent at the parade November 24th. The American singer and guitarist was the winner of the first season of America’s Got Talent at age 11. The following video is her music video to the song, “Why Couldn’t It Be Christmas Every Day?”


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Giorgia Fumanti


This Italian born, soprano-opera singer has a voice that could shatter glass with the notes that it can reach. This beautiful opera singer will be performing some of her angelic songs at the parade this winter. Born in the Tuscan village of Fivizzano, she later moved to Canada where she recorded her first album. She has performed at the Beijing Olympics during the closing ceremony of the Shanghai Special Olympics. The following link is a video of Ms. Fumanti singing the song “Espiratu” at a concert.


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B.E. Taylor


The My Macy’s Holiday Parade is pleased to announce the B.E. Taylor, the living Pittsburgh Holiday Tradition will be performing at the parade! B.E. Taylor was born and raised in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. Starting out as a Pittsburgh rock band, The B.E. Group acquired a Billboard regional number one hit with Vitamin L. Now, B.E. Taylor creates Christmas albums! The following is a link to his performance of “What Child Is This?”


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Chris Higbee

The My Macy’s Holiday Parade is please to announce that Chris Higbee will be performing at the parade! Chris Higbee is a country music artist, attributed to helping form the band “The Poverty Neck Hillbillies”. As a fiddler, he toured with the band throughout Pennsylvania and had even opened for a halftime show during a Pittsburgh Steelers Game. The following link is to one of his solo performances in Erie, PA.


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E.J. Ferencak

The My Macy’s Holiday Parade is pleased to announce that E.J. Ferencak, Pittsburgh native, will be performing at the My Macy’s Holiday Parade! Mr. Ferencak has been training and dancing since the age of 8. He specializes in tap and hip-hop. EJ’s choreography has gained national recognition in “Dance Magazine”. The following is a link to one of his performances.


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Tori Boggs


The My Macy’s Holiday Parade is pleased to announce that Tori Boggs will be performing at the My Macy’s Holiday Parade. Tori Boggs has been jumping for fifteen years and is a founding member of Jump Company USA. Tori appeared in a Rope Works Production with the Cirque du Soleil, and the 2011 Dreams Holiday Production. Tori continues to travel the world teaching and ministering for Jump Rope to all ages.


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The My Macy’s Holiday Parade is pleased to announce that Christopher, the world’s foremost puppeteer will be performing at the My Macy’s Holiday Parade! Christopher is an amazing act, and you’ll just have to watch the following video to see what we’re talking about!



The Modernettes


The My Macy’s Holiday Parade is please to announce that the Modernette’s will be performing at the My Macy’s Holiday Parade! Over the years the Modernettes have won more awards than any other corps in the USA. The Modernettes have competed in the Show Corps division at ALL 7 NATIONAL BATON TWIRLING ASSOCIATION WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, winning the Gold 6 times and taking Silver in England.


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Karen Prunzik’s Holiday Spectacular

Karen Prunzik’s Broadway Dance Studio and Performing Arts is one of the most unique studios in the country. This year at the My Macy’s Holiday Parade, the Studio will be performing a medley of Christmas songs! Here is video from their performance in the 2010 My Macy’s Holiday Parade!


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