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Linkin Park cancels concerts this week

Linkin Park cancels concerts this week

January 20, 2015


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By Scott Mervis Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (TNS) The Linkin Park/Rise Against concert scheduled for Pittsburgh on Tuesday and Albany Thursday has been canceled due to Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington suffering an ankle injury. He performed the Indianapolis show Sunday night on crutches, ...

Elton John, The Who Top 2015 NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival Lineup

Elton John, The Who Top 2015 NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival Lineup

January 13, 2015


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By Randy Lewis Los Angeles Times (TNS) Elton John, the Who, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Pitbull, Trombone Shorty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ed Sheeran and T.I. are among dozens of acts slated to play the 2015 Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, one of the biggest and most diverse music...

Elvis At 80: It Could Have Been A Wonderful Life

Elvis At 80: It Could Have Been A Wonderful Life

January 13, 2015


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By Malcolm X Abram and Rich Heldenfels Akron Beacon Journal (TNS) What if Elvis Presley had lived? In August 1977, the singer was found unconscious in his Graceland home and later pronounced dead at age 42. But what if the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll had in fact been saved by paramedics and had continued...

Sundance Film Festival 2015: Comedians Get Serious In New Movies

Sundance Film Festival 2015: Comedians Get Serious In New Movies

December 4, 2014


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By Steven Zeitchik and Mark Olsen Los Angeles Times (TNS) The Sundance Film Festival is often a place where movie actors can try on new guises outside the high-pressure, pigeonholding world of mainstream Hollywood. But when the indie fest gets under way next month it will bring a very particular kind ...

Grammy Awards: Beyonce, Coldplay And Sam Smith Should Get Nods

Grammy Awards: Beyonce, Coldplay And Sam Smith Should Get Nods

December 4, 2014


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By Randall Roberts Los Angeles Times (TNS) A year that gave us much exuberant pop music about being happy, shaking it off, keeping it fancy and/or letting go of problems — “the past is in the past,” sings Idina Menzel in “Let It Go” — had little need for the starker realities either dow...

Bing Crosby Profiled In A Must-See Holiday Documentary

Bing Crosby Profiled In A Must-See Holiday Documentary

December 2, 2014


Filed under Music, Television

By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) You could forgive Mary Crosby if she never wanted to hear “White Christmas” again. The most popular single in recording history was the signature hit for her father, Bing Crosby, and has become as tied to the holiday season as Santa Claus and fruitca...

Bon Jovi Recognized For Music, Charity Work

Bon Jovi Recognized For Music, Charity Work

November 20, 2014


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By Aubrey Whelan The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) PHILADELPHIA — Hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night at the Kimmel Center as Jon Bon Jovi accepted the Marian Anderson Award for his musical and philanthropic endeavors. The award is given to entertainers who have “contributed to our society in...

If One Direction’s Members Went The Solo Route, How Would They Fare?

If One Direction’s Members Went The Solo Route, How Would They Fare?

November 18, 2014


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With “Four,” One Direction will have issued its fourth album in four years. More radio hits will follow, and the boy band’s latest world tour, announced before “Four” even arrived, will likely sell out. But with this many albums under the band’s belt (in addition to the march toward matur...

Daniel Tosh Blasts ESPN, Accuses Network Of Stealing Segment

Daniel Tosh Blasts ESPN, Accuses Network Of Stealing Segment

November 18, 2014


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By Ryan Parker Los Angeles Times (MCT) Comedian Daniel Tosh is slamming ESPN on his Comedy Central show, “Tosh.0,” accusing the network of stealing his main weekly bit and adding it to “SportsCenter.” For almost five minutes Tuesday night, Tosh hammered ESPN after “SportsCenter” recentl...

Hollywood Film Awards Launch Oscar Season With Two-Hour Infomercial

Hollywood Film Awards Launch Oscar Season With Two-Hour Infomercial

November 18, 2014


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By Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times (TNS) No one knows who votes for the Hollywood Film Awards. Maybe it’s an unnamed 12-person committee, as Dick Clark Productions programming executive Mark Bracco maintains. Maybe it’s solely the province of the event’s founder, Carlos de Abreu, with a little...

Jennifer Lawrence Marvelous In ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’

Jennifer Lawrence Marvelous In ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’

November 18, 2014


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) The three Oscar nominations Jennifer Lawrence has picked up were for the deeply dramatic “American Hustle,” the quirky “Silver Linings Playbook” and the emotionally powerful “Winter’s Bone.” Each film came dripping in the trappings — corruption, m...

Gregg Allman Dropped From Lawsuit Over Camera Assistant Killed On Film Set

Gregg Allman Dropped From Lawsuit Over Camera Assistant Killed On Film Set

November 4, 2014


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By Richard Verrier Los Angeles Times (MCT) Rocker Gregg Allman has been dropped from a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant killed on a film set earlier this year. Attorneys representing the Jones family said Thursday that Allman, his manager Micha...

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