Pegi Young, musician and activist, dead at 66

Entertainment 01/03/19, 16:32

Pegi Young, who with fellow musician and then-husband Neil Young helped found the Bridge School for children with speech and physical impairments, has died. Young died of cancer Tuesday in California, according to spokeswoman Michelle Gutenstein-Hinz. She was 66. Additional details about her death were not immediately available. Pegi Young first conceived ...

Original Woodstock site to host 50th anniversary concert

New York 12/28/18, 10:52

A three-day music festival will be held in August 2019 at the original Woodstock concert site to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic event.The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a concert venue built on the original Woodstock site, announced Thursday that it will host the golden anniversary event ...

Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, dies at 81

Entertainment 12/13/18, 23:50

Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community ...

Hugh Jackman, the pop star, readies massive world tour

Entertainment 12/04/18, 13:58

Hugh Jackman is set to launch a pop star-like tour next year, but he's done his research: He's been to a Beyonce concert. A Justin Timberlake concert. AND A MICHAEL JACKSON CONCERT.Actor and singer Hugh Jackman performs on NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Plaza on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in ...

African singer makes persecution of fellow albinos visible

World 11/18/18, 14:59

Singer-songwriter and albino activist Salif Keita assembled an international forum on protecting albino people in Africa and dedicated a benefit concert to a 5-year-old albino girl who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mali in May.More than 100 politicians, diplomats and albinos attended the forum on Friday. Keita described how ...

Mana to be honored as Latin Grammys’ Person of the Year

Entertainment 11/14/18, 17:11

Mexican rock band Mana will be honored in a star-studded tribute concert in Las Vegas in the eve of the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony.A variety of stars will perform some of the band's hits Wednesday to honor Mana's selection as the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year.Mana has won ...

BTS’s agency apologizes for atom-bomb shirt, Nazi-emblem hat

Entertainment 11/13/18, 23:01

The agency for K-pop superstars BTS apologized Wednesday for members wearing a T-shirt depicting the explosion of an atomic bomb and a hat with a Nazi emblem.Japanese TV broadcasters recently cancelled planned appearances in that country after images went viral of the musician wearing the shirt. The South Korean band ...

Metallica, ex-bandmates to pay concert tribute to Cornell

Entertainment 11/13/18, 13:07

The late Chris Cornell will be honored with a tribute concert in Los Angeles on Jan. 16 featuring members of his former bands along with Metallica and the Foo Fighters.Organizers on Tuesday announced the Forum concert that is being called "I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell."Hosted by ...

Joni Mitchell thrills concert audience just by showing up

Entertainment 11/08/18, 11:37

Joni Mitchell didn't speak or sing a word at an all-star concert in honor of her 75th birthday. She didn't have to. Showing up was enough. Joni Mitchell is presented with a birthday cake on stage at JONI 75: A Birthday Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at the Dorothy Chandler ...

Aretha Franklin doc ‘Amazing Grace’ to finally see the light

Entertainment 11/05/18, 17:39

More than 46 years after it was shot, the Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace" will finally be released, ending one of the most tortured and long-running sagas in documentary film.The late gospel singer's estate and film producers said Monday that "Amazing Grace" will premiere Nov. 12 at the DOC ...

Mac Miller benefit to feature Chance, SZA, John Mayer

Entertainment 10/31/18, 03:02

The life of the late rapper Mac Miller will be remembered with a benefit concert to raise funds for arts education in underserved communities.Chance the Rapper, John Mayer and SZA are expected to perform at the "Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life" concert Wednesday at the Greek Theater in Los ...

Ariana Grande announces Sweetner World Tour in 2019

Entertainment 10/26/18, 17:22

Ariana Grande is ready to hit the road again and will begin a new world tour early next year.Grande announced Friday that her 42-date Sweetener World Tour will kick off March 18 in Albany, New York. It's the first North American tour for the "No Tears Left to Cry" singer ...

Timberlake postpones NYC show due to bruised vocal chords

Entertainment 10/24/18, 12:51

Justin Timberlake says he is postponing his Wednesday night concert in New York City because his vocal chords are "severely bruised."The pop star writes on Instagram that under doctor's orders he must postpone his show at Madison Square Garden. He performed at the famed venue on Monday night.Timberlake says he ...

Why David Byrne started covering a Janelle Monae song

Entertainment 10/04/18, 12:57

After he burns down the house during his current concert tour, singer David Byrne ends each show on a serious note with a song that calls attention to minority victims of violence.Covering Janelle Monae's "Hell You Talmbout" is a bold choice for a 66-year-old white man whose audience fits a ...

Update: Beto O’Rourke rallies with Willie Nelson

Texas 09/29/18, 23:38

The Latest on Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke's concert with Willie Nelson (all times local):10:30 p.m.Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rouke is rallying with Willie Nelson, telling thousands of supporters, "The people of the future, our kids and our grandkids, are depending on what we do at this moment."O'Rouke, ...

Concert with Willie Nelson shows O’Rourke’s leftist streak

Texas 09/29/18, 11:09

There probably won't be many undecided voters on-hand Saturday night, when Willie Nelson holds a concert for Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke.But the El Paso congressman trying to upset Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in November says it's not about attracting moderate or independents.FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2017, file ...

Childish Gambino postpones tour due to injured foot

Entertainment 09/26/18, 23:22

Childish Gambino is postponing his tour to recover after he injured his foot.Live Nation says the performer's "This Is America Tour" will resume on Dec. 2 in Nashville, Tennessee. The tour promoter says tickets for the rescheduled shows will be honored at the new dates.Gambino, whose real name is Donald ...

Rockers Blondie to play Cuba on four-day cultural exchange

Entertainment 09/24/18, 11:58

Blondie will be playing two nights in Cuba next March as part of a four-day cultural exchange program, and fans can come along.The iconic rock group announced Monday that they will play two concerts during their March 14-18 visit in Havana, which will also feature Cuban musicians Alain Perez, David ...

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