BOSTON (AP) — Aerosmith, James Taylor, and Jimmy Buffett are among the scheduled performers for a Boston Marathon benefit concert May 30. The show, at the TD Garden, will benefit One Fund — the collection of donations that will be distributed to the survivors of the April 15 bombings and the families of those killed in the attack.Other confirmed acts include Jason Aldean, Boston, Extreme, Godsmack, The J. Geils Band, Carole King, and New Kids on the Block. Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block said that like other native Bostonians he and his bandmates are honored to do their part. Comedians Dane Cook and Steven Wright also are in the lineup.Tickets range from $35 to $285. They go on sale Monday.Continue Reading… …
Abba reunion concert scheduled at an Uppsala airfield, Malmö neighbourhoods to be renamed after Eurovision stars and lasagnes found in horse feed were among Sweden’s April Fools’ Day hoax stories on Monday. …
LONDON (AP) — Justin Bieber apologized Tuesday to his young fans — and their outraged, overtired parents — after they accused him of taking the stage almost two hours late for a concert in London.The singer insisted he had only been 40 minutes late, and blamed “technical issues.”But, he added in a tweet to his 35 million followers: “There is no excuse for that and I apologize for anyone we upset. However it was great show and I’m proud of that.”Concertgoers said the teenage star appeared onstage at the 02 Arena on Monday at 10:30 p.m., when the start time had been listed as 8:30. Many in the audience, who had been waiting for hours, faced the choice between leaving early or missing the last trains home.”There were teenage girls crying outside,” said financial analyst Louise Cooper, who had taken her 9-year-old daughter to the gig as a birthday present.”The ladies sitting with us had to leave after 20 minutes and they had spent 70 quid (70 pounds, about $106) each on a ticket, which is really bad.”It’s one thing if your demographic is 50-year-olds, but his demographic is lots of little girls who need to go home and go to bed.”Continue Reading… …
Jefferson Starship guitarist Slick Aguilar needs a new liver and so David Crosby, Marty Balin and others will be playing a benefit concert for him Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Among those friends playing at the benefit will be my pal from Miami Kevin Hurley. So if you can make it, or if it is sold out, feel free to just donate something.
The following Sunday, March 3, there will be another benefit at the GAMH I care deeply about, for engineer and producer Tom Mallon. If you ever recorded with Tom or know someone who did, then you will understand the outpouring of love and creativity that news of his illness has sparked.
Kevin Hart, one of the most popular stand-up comedians in America, will host “Saturday Night Live” on March 2.
The announcement was made during the live broadcast of the Feb. 16 episode of the sketch comedy show. Hart will be supported by musical guest Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
This episode will mark the first time Hart will have hosted “SNL.” His career has been on the rise as of late, starring in the successful stand-up concert film “Laugh at My Pain” in 2012. The album of the same name went five times platinum.
Lady Gaga may have canceled her tour, but she made one “little monster” — as she lovingly calls her fans — very happy.
Kayleigh Gurbynski, a 5-year-old who has terminal congenital heart disease and Turner’s Syndrome, a genetic disorder,had tickets to meet Lady Gaga at her Chicago concert on Feb. 13, WSAU reports. After the pop star canceled her tour due to a hip injury, the “Born This Way Star” made time to visit Kayleigh who traveled from Wisconsin to see the show, according to the news outlet.
Tony Waitekus, a host at local Wisconsin radio station WIFC who had met Kayleigh at a fundraising event, contacted Gaga’s management team and helped facilitate the meeting, according to Fox Sports Wausau.