Backstage Week Of 01/16/2017

Alice Cooper poses with Shep Gordon and Nederlander’s Alex Hodges and Ken Scher before the closing show of Cooper’s tour at Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles Oct. 30. (Kyler Clark)

The Avett Brothers receive a certificate from Grand Rapids, Mich., Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, Bryan Harrison and SMG’s Richard MacKeigan at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids Nov. 12. (Kyle Kalm)

Casting Crowns visit with (kneeling L-R) tour manager Melanie Hall, Live Nation Arenas’ Marty Bechtold, Frank Pulice of Pacers Sports & Entertainment and Stacey Petersen of Awakening Events before a show at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis Oct. 27. (Frank McGrath)

Dolly Parton is welcomed by the venue’s Kevin Preast, Webster PR’s Kirt Webster, Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Bobby Rossi, CTK Management’s Danny Nozell, AEG’s John Valentino and Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Brandon Groc at an Amalie Arena performance in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 26. (Dolly Parton Tour)

The Impractical Jokers play to a sold-out house at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, N.J., Dec. 10. L-R: comics Roy Albanese and Roy Wood Jr., Live Nation’s Jim Sutcliffe, Impractical Jokers’ Brian Quinn, WMMR’s Preston Elliot, Impractical Jokers’ Joe Gatto, comic Cipha Sounds, Live Nation’s Geoff Gordon, Impractical Jokers’ James Murray and Sal Vulcano and comic Chris Distefano. (Joe Papeo)

Spectra staff at PPL Center in Allentown. Pa., present Justin Moore with a Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey jersey before his show Nov. 19. L-R: tour manager Joey Gonzales and the venue’s Taylor Freeman, Brock Jones, Gunnar Fox and Brooke Cima. (Jesse Faatz/Spectra, PPL Center)

Kenny Aronoff catches up with Grammy Foundation VP Scott Goldman at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles Nov. 15. (Alison Buck / WireImage)

Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith are welcomed by LMG Concerts’ Lowell MacGregor and ShoWare Center GM Tim Higgins before a Nov. 19 performance in Kent, Wash. (David Conger)

ABP Speakers’ Zach Radoski  (L) and Austin Theatre Alliance’s Maica Jordan and Lietza Brass (R) align with event host Cara Santa Maria and theoretical physicists Dr. Michio Kaku, Dr. Brian Greene and Dr. Sylvester James Gates during Science Summit at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, Dec. 1. (Kelly Khun/Long Center)

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