Kara DioGuardi comes to the Aronoff Center for the Arts for Smart Talk. Best known for her time on Seasons 8 and 9 of the hit FOX show American Idol
, and recently featured as the head judge on Bravo's songwriting reality show competition Platinum Hit
, DioGuardi is currently starring as the merry murderess Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning hit musical Chicago
on Broadway. As one of the most successful contemporary songwriters in the world, DioGuardi's songs have appeared on more than 159 million albums. She's had 315 songs released by major labels, 150 songs on platinum-selling albums, and has penned more than 50 charting singles for artists such as Pink, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Gwen Stefani and Celine Dion. She's also an established record producer, music publisher, and Warner Brothers' record executive. See her live and hear her talk about her HarperCollins book A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love and American Idol
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