2009 holiday release from the singer/songwriter and former Doobie Bro. Michael McDonald has maintained incredible popularity and has been awarded numerous accolades and honors in both personal and professional arenas. He has won an impressive five Grammys and earned innumerable chart successes and sales feats, yet all the while McDonald remains the artist's artist and an enduring presence in popular music. This year, Michael McDonald celebrates the holiday season with the release of This Christmas, a collection of 12 Christmas classics and new holiday favorites.
Michael McDonald (MADtv, Austin Powers, Kathy Griffin – My Life on the D-List) returns home to Orange County for his debut stand-up comedy special: MODEL. CITIZEN. In this hilarious, one-hour performance, Michael shares his views on a variety of topics from fame to family and gives the audience a peek at the seemingly normal person behind the whacked out personae he has developed for television (including his famous role as Stuart the baby). Part stand-up comedy, part one man show, this special is for anyone who – like Michael – finds humor in the strange world all around us.
With a diverse range and an incredible popular appeal, Michael McDonald has been entertaining audiences with his own brand of "blue-eyed soul" for years, continually turning out catchy and inspirational pop music influenced in equal parts by Memphis-style soul, rhythm and blues, and soulful ballads. First attaining popularity with the legendary Doobie Brothers, McDonald has gone on to be a guest performer on recordings with many acclaimed artists such as Steely Dan, Quincy Jones, Patti LaBelle, Kenny Loggins, and many others. On this live performance, broadcast by the BBC in July 2003, he is reunited with fellow Doobie Brothers Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons as they perform such Doobie classics as "What a Fool Believes," "Blackwater," and "Taking it to the Streets," as well as McDonald's solo hits; the performance is highlighted by the guest appearance of Valerie Simpson and Nickolas Ashford, the visionary husband and wife songwriting team.
The singer-songwriter performs in two concerts broadcast as part of the Soundstage series jointly produced by WTTW, the PBS station in Chicago, and HD Ready. The first, broadcast in July 2003, showcases songs from McDonald's solo career and his years with the Doobie Brothers. The second, broadcast in June 2005, features songs both famous and obscure from the Motown catalogue.
Michael McDonald is joined by Doobie Brothers Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons for an evening performing his solo hits, including songs from his hit Motown album as well as Doobie classics What A Fool Believes and Taking It To the Limit. Special guests Ashford and Simpson appear to perform their hits Aint No Mountain High Enough and Aint Nothing Like the Real Thing
Filmed at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, friends and admirers of Michael McDonald came together to pay homage to the man and his music. No stranger to recognition, the five-time Grammy Award winner's particular brand of "blue-eyed soul" produced a series of chart-topping hits. As a member of the Doobie Brothers and a successful solo artist, Michael McDonald's distinctive baritone vocals are instantly recognizable to fans worldwide.
Performed on July 2003 Michael McDonald 1. It Keeps You Runnin' 2. Sweet Freedom 3. I Keep Forgettin' 4. I Heard It Through The Grapevine Michael McDonald featuring Ashford & Simpson 5. Ain't No Mountain High Enough 6. Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing Michael McDonald with Patrick Simmons and Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers 7. Black Water 8. Take Me In Your Arms 9. Minute By Minute 10. What A Fool Believes All together 11. Takin' It To The Streets
TV presenter and former cruise ship entertainer Jane McDonald hosts a travel show in which she embarks on a series of ocean odysseys aboard some of the world's largest and most luxurious cruise ships.
Trevor McDonald goes inside one of America's most notorious maximum security prisons - Indiana State - where he comes face-to-face with condemned men awaiting execution.
News Knight with Sir Trevor McDonald, more commonly referred to as simply News Knight was a British television panel show shown on ITV, at 22:00 on Sunday nights. Fronted by Sir Trevor McDonald and in a similar style to the BBC One programme Have I Got News for You, its format featured three comedians and McDonald satirising the week's news. Marcus Brigstocke was a permanent member of the "news team". News Knight is produced by Hat Trick Productions, the same production company as Have I Got News For You. The programme's title is a pun on McDonald's knighthood and on the BBC Two current affairs programme Newsnight. The show is therefore referred to as "News Knight with Sir Trevor McDonald" to avoid confusion.
McDonald's Young Entertainers was a New Zealand teenager talent reality series that ran from 1997 to 1999 on TVNZ's TV2 at 6:30pm on Sundays. It was hosted by Jason Gunn, and endorsed by the McDonald's franchise. McDonald's Young Entertainers was broadcast in New Zealand from March 1997 to September 1999. The show featured Jason Gunn as the host and a group of talented young teenagers as a regular troupe of singers and dancers. The young talents’ job was to make the three contestants that would appear on the show feel at ease while they were under tight scrutiny from the resident judges, including singer Tina Cross. The troupe and the contestants all had to be aged 18 or under in order to be eligible for the show. Jason and the troupe would open and close each individual show with big production numbers, as well as performing various songs during the show, individually or as a group. The show aired with high ratings among young audiences, but was cancelled within two years in late 1999. The show featured some New Zealand teenagers who are now famous, including television personality Drew Neemia, cricketer Ronald Karaitiana, singer Hayley Westenra, actress Michelle Ang and concert pianist John Chen.