Kara’s publishing company, Arthouse Entertainment, boasts hits from Bruno Mars, Carrie Underwood, Jon Bellion, Eminem, Jason Derulo, Flo Rida, and Rihanna.
Kara was a judge on seasons 8 and 9 of the hit FOX show, "American Idol", and head judge on Bravo’s, "Platinum Hit". In 2011, Kara made her Broadway stage debut as Roxie Hart, in the Tony Award-winning hit musical CHICAGO.
Kara has built recording studios at Phoenix House, a leading non-profit dedicated to helping those affected by addiction. Kara cofounded Inspired Nation, a non-profit that creates youth talent shows with all benefits going to youth-oriented charities. She is an advocate for creating awareness and legislative reform around child sexual abuse.