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  • Russian conductor Valery Gergiev to hold Palmyra concert

    A renowned Russian conductor will perform in the ruins of Palmyra in Syria on Thursday, Russian media say. Valery Gergiev, who supported Vladimir Putin's presidential run in 2012, will perform at Palmyra's Roman Theatre, Rossiya 24 reported. Syrian forces, backed by Russian air strikes, took back Palmyra from the so-called Islamic State (IS) in March. Last July, IS posted footage online showing some of its fighters carrying out killings in the ancient theatre. Rossiya 24 said the concert would be broadcast on Russian television later on Thursday. Mr Gergiev travelled to Syria with the Symphony Orchestra of St Petersburg's Mariinsky...
  • Merle Haggard Once Said Reagan ‘Gave Me a Second Chance at Life’

    04/07/2016 8:40:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 6, 2016 | Mariana Barillas
    Merle Haggard, the country music icon who died Wednesday, credited President Ronald Reagan for playing a central role in helping him realize his dreams. “He was a wonderful man in my life. He gave me a second chance at life in the form of the pardon he gave me,” Haggard said in a CMT interview after Reagan’s death in 2004. Haggard, an acclaimed songwriter and performer, was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and one of the most influential figures in popular music —not just in country circles. Haggard died at home in Northern California on the...
  • Change will be real when Cubans can pay to see the Rolling Stones

    03/28/2016 8:19:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/28/16 | Dan Calabrese
    A free concert is very nice, but it's a reminder that Cuba remains in communist squalor It was awfully nice of the Rolling Stones to go to Havana this past weekend and play a concert for free. I’m sure the longtime victims of communism appreciated the gift - especially since exposure to any media that would have made them aware the Rolling Stones exist put them in jeopardy of prison under the Castro regime that Barack Obama thinks we can learn from about civil rights. The Stones may be almost as old as the Castros, but they rocked, as they...
  • Pop sensation Sia announces Israel performance date

    02/23/2016 2:49:41 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/2/16
    In yet another blow to the BDS movement seeking to stir up an international boycott of the Jewish state, the international singer-songwriter phenomenon Sia announced on Tuesday she will be performing in Israel this August. The Australian pop star announced on Facebook she will be playing at Rishon Lezion's Live Park on August 11. The tickets went on sale starting today on her tour site, and start at 299 shekels going up to 799 shekels. Sia's announcement further caps a string of top pop stars performing in Israel this summer, as Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez are both to perform at...
  • Band Sings Racist, America-Hating Song at Bernie Sanders Iowa Rally (VIDEO)

    01/31/2016 9:30:06 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/31/16 | Jim Hoft
    <p>This is the kind of music they play at a Bernie Sanders Socialist rally.</p> <p>Vampire Weekend, the uber popular band, played before Bernie Sanders spoke last night at the University of Iowa -- making the rally really more of a concert with a speech. Another singer Jill Sobule, a 90s throwback, sang a racist anti-American song to get kick off the Socialist rally.</p>
  • Meet the folk singer who will end hostilities with ISIS

    01/15/2016 10:47:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Hot ^ | January 15, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    We saw all sorts of proposals at the GOP debate which are designed to defeat the international threat posed by ISIS. Most of them involve somebody fighting somebody somewhere, but one solution was absent which should have been obvious. Clearly we can get ISIS to come to the table and stop lopping off people’s heads and setting them on fire if we just sing to them. Sound crazy? Crazy like a fox, maybe. And now we’ve got just the guy for the job. Ladies and gentlemen… meet James Twyman. (Fox News) An Oregon folk singer plans to leave next week...
  • 'Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America' lineup announced

    11/18/2015 9:53:28 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    UPI ^ | November 17, 2015 | Karen Butler
    NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, Jamie Foxx, Sting, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Miguel, Pink and Pharrell Williams are to perform at Wednesday's Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America. The sold-out event will be taped in Los Angeles and will air as a two-hour special Friday on A&E, History, Lifetime, H2, LMN and FYI, as well as iHeartMedia radio stations and --snip-- "The concert will kick off A+E Networks' campaign to confront issues of race, and promote unity and progress on racial equity, inspired by the response of the...
  • Islamists Targeted Bataclan Club in Paris Due to Jewish Owners – 110 Dead

    11/14/2015 2:01:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/14/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Bataclan Theater was built in 1864 by the architect Charles Duval.Islamic terrorists may have targeted Bataclan Club in Paris Friday due to its Jewish owners.At least 100 people were slaughtered at Bataclan Friday by Islamic extremists.Hat Tip Dana LoeschIslamists wearing kaffiyehs protested the club in 2008 at a gala for Israeli Border Police.(video at link)Times of Israel reported: French magazine Le Point says the Bataclan theater has for years been the target of anti-Zionist groups as its Jewish owners often put on pro-Israel events.The publication quotes a member of the extremist group Army of Islam, who told French security...
  • Paris attacks were not a surprise! (vanity)

    11/13/2015 5:01:14 PM PST · by diverteach · 51 replies
    Nov. 13, 2015 | diverteach
    Can I get some FReeper help locating a post here on Free Republic within the last two days. The content of the post was about a warning from ISIS they were planning tonights attack in Paris at that particular concert.
  • BREAKING: Five explosions heard near Bataclan concert hall in Paris: Reuters witness

    11/13/2015 3:28:58 PM PST · by Perdogg · 183 replies
    BREAKING: Five explosions heard near Bataclan concert hall in Paris: Reuters witness— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) November 13, 2015
  • Multiple Attacks Roil Paris; President Hollande Is Evacuated From Stadium

    11/13/2015 2:50:24 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 13, 2015 | ADAM NOSSITER and RICK GLADSTONE
    PARIS - Shootings and explosions erupted in the Paris area on Friday night, and French news services said at least 39 people were dead, dozens wounded and others taken hostage in what appeared to be coordinated militant attacks. French television reported that one of at least two explosions had struck near Paris at the country's main sports stadium, forcing the hasty evacuation of President François Hollande. The explosion occurred during a France-Germany soccer match. The shooting broke out at a popular concert hall, The Bataclan, where a death metal band was playing, and the France 24 website said dozens of...
  • White House says Prince concert for 500 was ‘private’

    06/16/2015 6:55:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 6/15/2015 | Sarah Wheaton
    When is a White House event for 500 people considered “private?” They won’t say. Nor would they say, in advance, that hundreds of guests were expected on Saturday night for a soiree and serenade from Prince, as guests of the President and First Lady. All White House spokesman Josh Earnest would say about the Saturday event was that the First Family paid for it (though he wouldn’t elaborate on how much it cost, or whether things like security were also covered).
  • White House Defends ‘Private’ Prince Concert With 500 People: ‘They Did It On Their Own Dime’

    06/15/2015 3:52:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/15/15 | Charlie Spiering
    At the White House today, Press Secretary Josh Earnest defended Saturday night’s “private” concert with Prince. Although rumors had surfaced about the concert, the White House was silent about the event that brought up to 500 people to the event and did not inform the press about it. News of the event quickly leaked on social media – including posts from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Rev. Al Sharpton. Earnest indicated that the Obama family paid for the event at the White House, telling reporters that the first couple “did it on their own dime.” When repeatedly questioned about
  • Highway traffic jam turns into jam session

    05/18/2015 8:15:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    KRON 4 ^ | May 18, 2015 | KRON and WAVY
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (KRON) — A recently formed music group in Virginia Beach seized the opportunity to play in front of a stadium sized audience, and it was all for a great cause.Members of the Hot Gumbo Brass Band decided to perform a mini-concert for frustrated drivers and passengers after traffic came to a standstill on Interstate 264 while police worked to clear the scene of an accident, Saturday night.Many viewers asked 10 On Your Side about a big backup on I-264. Dispatchers told a two-vehicle crash shut down the westbound lanes of the highway at Rosemont Road around...
  • MSG to go with vegan-only menu for upcoming Morrissey show

    05/01/2015 6:44:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 1, 2015 | Carl Campanile and Chris Perez
    Carnivorous fans flocking to Madison Square Garden to see rocker Morrissey next month will be forced to go vegan or go hungry — because the arena is giving in to his demands to ban meat at the performance. The former frontman for the British band “The Smiths” — which had a smash-hit album called “Meat is Murder” — is scheduled to perform June 27. Concertgoers craving a burger or hot dog will be asking, “Where’s the beef” after the singer revealed that the Garden had agreed that only strictly vegan foods would be served during the show. So no meat...
  • Raining on the Nelson Mandela Parade

    12/06/2013 6:23:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 12, 2013 | Kathy Shaidle
    Nelson Mandela at the Communist Party’s first public meeting in post-apartheid South Africa, 1990. You're not supposed to speak ill of the dead, so I figured I'd get a head start.One of the landmark events of my Gen X youth was the 11-hour, internationally televised “Free Nelson Mandela” concert in 1988. Because, come on: how could you not be anti-apartheid? It was a no-brainer, risk-free cause, the type you could support without having to think about it too much or inviting unpopularity or controversy, right? Actually, no. Lots of big-name musicians who now boast of being on that concert roster...
  • Controversy After Eminem Drops More Than a Dozen F-Bombs on National Mall During ‘Concert for Valor’

    11/11/2014 9:54:34 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 54 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-11-2014 | Oliver Darcy
    Individuals turned to Twitter following Eminem’s performance on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to both defend and express outrage over the rapper’s flagrant use of the F-bomb at The Concert for Valor. The Michigan-born rapper riddled his HBO-streamed performance with curse words at the concert aimed at supporting U.S. servicemen and women. “Happy motherf***ing Veterans Day,” Eminem shouted into the microphone. Users on Twitter were quick to react, with some defending the rapper’s use of profanity and others criticizing his word choice.
  • Anti-Military Anthem Played at ´Concert for Valor´

    11/11/2014 6:16:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/11/14 | Ethan Epstein
    Who would have thought that that Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, and Zac Brown, accomplished musicians all, would be so, well, tone-deaf? But how else to explain their choice of song—Creedence Clearwater´s famously anti-war anthem “Fortunate Son”—at the ostensibly pro-military “Concert for Valor” this evening on the National Mall? The song, not to put too fine a point on it, is an anti-war screed, taking shots at "the red white and blue." It was a particularly terrible choice given that Fortunate Son is, moreover, an anti-draft song, and this concert was largely organized to honor those who volunteered to fight in
  • Springsteen, Eminem Concert to Close Metro to Arlington Cemetery on Veterans Day

    10/22/2014 9:10:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/22/14 | Jim Swift
    Washingtonians and visitors seeking to attend Veterans Day ceremonies or to pay their respects to the fallen at Arlington National Cemetery this year will need to allocate extra time in getting there. That's because the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has cancelled all Blue line rail service on the federal holiday, and it's the only line that services the Arlington National Cemetery Metro train station. The public transportation authority isn't shutting down for mandated safety repairs, which have plagued the agency since a 2009 fatal accident. Rather, service is being cancelled for "a major concert." The concert, billed as "The...
  • Malian Obama Spent Her Weekend at Lollapalooza with Secret Service!

    08/05/2014 5:15:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    We're gonna go out on a limb here and say this is DEFINITELY one of the strangest assignments the Secret Service has ever gotten! While President Barack Obama was busy hanging out with Katy Perry at the White House this weekend, his oldest daughter Malia was seeing musicians like OutKast, Skrillex, Lorde, and SO many more! That's because the 16-year-old was in Chicago with thousands of other youths at this year's installment...
  • Dozens of ill Keith Urban fans treated at concert near Boston (ill = 'snockered')

    07/27/2014 5:18:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo! Music ^ | 7/27/14 | Scott Malone - Reuters
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Forty-six music fans were treated for mostly alcohol-related medical problems at Australian country singer Keith Urban's concert outside Boston on Saturday night, local officials said. Fire and emergency medical personnel dealt with dozens of ill fans during the show at an outdoor arena in Mansfield, Massachusetts, about 25 miles (40 km) south of Boston, the town's police and fire departments said in a joint statement on Sunday. Some 22 people were transported to area hospitals, mostly for alcohol-related illness, and more than 50 people were taken into protective custody by police, who noted that the large number...
  • Citing ‘racist views,’ tribe cancels Nugent show

    07/21/2014 6:45:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 21, 2014
    WORLEY, Idaho — A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe on Monday said that the cancellation of the concert at the casino in the northwest Idaho city of Worley was because of the rocker's "racist and hate-filled remarks."
  • Dozens hospitalized during Avicii concert in Boston

    06/26/2014 6:11:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | June 26, 2014 | Faith Karimi
    (CNN) -- Dozens of concertgoers were hospitalized during a show by superstar DJ Avicii in Boston on Wednesday night, CNN affiliates reported. Local media put the number of patients anywhere between 30 and 80. Massachusetts General Hospital told CNN it received 13 patients between ages 16 and 19. All of the patients are being evaluated, said Kory Zhao, a hospital public affairs officer. Most patients had a problem with dehydration, drugs and alcohol, authorities told CNN affiliate WHDH.
  • First Oscar Concert Honors Nominated Composers

    02/13/2014 9:34:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | February 13, 2014 | Sandy Cohen
    After 85 years, Oscar is putting on his very first concert, and there are plans to televise future shows worldwide. The motion picture academy will present a live Oscar Concert in the days leading up to the 86th annual Academy Awards that celebrates the year's nominated music. The Feb. 27 concert at UCLA's Royce Hall will feature all five original scores performed by an 80-piece orchestra conducted by each nominated composer, plus performances of the four original songs up for Oscars this year.
  • Cyndi Lauper proves herself time after time in Tel Aviv

    01/05/2014 8:17:42 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 62 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/1/14 | David Brinn
    Cyndi Lauper let her true colors shine through on Saturday night at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv. Foul-mouthed, big-hearted and still quirky as hell after all these years, the bright-red haired, combat boot-wearing 60-year-old entertainer revisited her landmark debut album She's So Unusual, performing it in its entirety upon its 30th anniversary. Whether spinning like a dervish, climbing onto speaker stacks, roaming out into the audience, or getting down on her knees to sing, Lauper has lost none of her spunky spirit, nor her powerful lung capacity. Her crack band, anchored by bassist William Wittman who performed and acted...
  • Mariah Carey criticized for performing for Angolan leader ($1 million of dictator's loot)

    12/20/2013 9:19:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    ABC 2 News ^ | 12/20/13
    Superstar MARIAH CAREY has come under fire from human rights campaigners after performing for Angola's president JOSE EDUARDO DOS SANTOS last weekend (14-15Dec13). The Hero hitmaker was reportedly paid over $1 million for a two-hour concert on Sunday (15Dec13) at a gala for the Angolan Red Cross, which was sponsored by bosses at mobile phone company Unitel and attended by the president. The politician's daughter, Isabel, owns Unitel and is the head of the Angolan Red Cross. Addressing the crowd at the event, Carey reportedly said, "I am happy to be here in this room and I am honored to...
  • Obamas to Host Third Command Concert Since Sequester

    09/16/2013 4:08:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 9/16/13 | Keith Koffler
    President and Mrs. Obama Monday night will host their third “command performance” since the sequester began in March, grooving in the East Room to the sounds of Hispanic music. Obamas danceAmong the stars who will appear to serenade the first couple are Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Raul Malo, Prince Royce, Natalie Cole, Lila Downs, Arturo Sandoval, Romeo Santos, Alejandro Sanz and Marco Antonio Solis. While workers are being furloughed throughout the government, services are cut, and White House tours remain on ice, private concerts for the Obamas somehow remain beyond the budget axe. The Obamas hosted a “celebration” of Memphis...
  • Detectives need help solving stabbing outside Lil Wayne concert

    07/29/2013 4:00:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/29/13 | MICHELLE BOUDIN
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Frustrated detectives are asking for help after a man was stabbed to death as he was leaving the Lil’ Wayne concert Friday night. **SNIP** Investigators say 25-year-old James Price had just left the Lil’ Wayne concert and was stabbed to death while defending his girlfriend in the gravel parking lot at the amphitheater. Price's girlfriend told detectives the fight actually started before the concert. “There was an altercation before the concert started where some individuals made some disparaging comments against the girlfriend,” Brisbon told reporters.
  • Kenny Chesney Concert Ends With Fights, Arrests, Huge Mess

    06/24/2013 9:00:04 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 53 replies
    KDKA ^ | June 23, 2013 5:58 PM | KDKA Story Monkey
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The excitement over Kenny Chesney Saturday proved to be a little too much for some people with the night ending with several fights and numerous arrests. Police say 49 people were arrested inside Heinz field during the concert, with another 24 arrests taking place near the venue on the North Shore. Police say most of the arrests were for disorderly conduct, public intoxication and aggravated assault.

    12/12/2012 5:28:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/12/2012
    The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, The Who, Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, Kanye West and many other artists will perform at the benefit to the Robin Hood Relief Fund and victims of Hurricane Sandy. The broadcast will be accessible by an estimated 2 billion people worldwide, according to the concert's website U.S. television viewers will have a difficult time missing the event. The broadcast will be carried on 34 channels, from AMC to VH1 Classic. Even pay channels HBO and Showtime 2 and the newsy Bloomberg will carry the...
  • More Performers Added To Star Studded Lineup For '12-12-12' Concert [Not a DIME from me]

    11/29/2012 3:32:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies ^ | November 27, 2012
    Next month's benefit concert at Madison Square Garden for victims of Sandy received some added star power. Jon Bon Jovi, Eddie Vedder and The Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl are now slated to perform at the Dec. 12 show. They're joining a lineup that already includes Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney and Kanye West. Proceeds of the so-called "12-12-12" concert will go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund and benefit those affected in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
  • Concert for Sandy Victims - Does Obama Hate White People?

    11/02/2012 9:14:23 AM PDT · by castowell · 15 replies
    Do you remember the concert to support the victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2007? Kanye West came on to ask for donations and in the course of his time said, "George Bush Hates Black People!" So, with all the misery and inaction going on in New York and New Jersey, can I expect some Hollywood Libtard to come on tonight during the NBC-sponsored concert and exclaim "Barack Obama Hates White People?" Right!
  • NBC benefit concert on Friday to aid Sandy victims [Telethon OBAMA COMMERCIAL]

    11/01/2012 8:29:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 1, 2012
    NBC will air a concert featuring singers Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Christina Aguilera on Friday to benefit victims of monster storm Sandy, which devastated parts of the U.S. Northeast with flooding and winds this week. The special will be broadcast on the networks of NBC Universal, and money collected from the program will be donated to the American Red Cross relief efforts, NBC said on its website. The benefit concert, titled "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together," will be hosted by Today show anchor Matt Lauer, the TV network said. Along with Springsteen, whose songs often center on his upbringing...
  • Madonna booed after touting Obama in New Orleans concert

    10/28/2012 6:34:24 PM PDT · by dubyajam · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 28, 2012 | Fox News
    NEW ORLEANS – Madonna drew boos and triggered a walkout by several concertgoers after she touted President Barack Obama on her "MDNA Tour" in New Orleans. Read more:
  • Garfunkel Found in the US After Sweden No-Show

    10/07/2012 10:13:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 Sep 12
    US musician Art Garfunkel has been located in the US ending a search for the star which began after he failed to show up for a concert in Gothenburg in western Sweden on Friday. "We lost track of him in Gothenburg," ticket agent Julius Malmström confirmed to the Sydsvenskan daily after the star failed to show for a second gig in Malmö on Saturday evening. Garfunkel was due to perform as part of a touring concert entitled "Night of the Proms" alongside Anastacia, Måns Zelmerlöw and John Miles, but shortly before he was due on stage the veteran crooner disappeared....
  • Rock the Red (DNC Opposition concert/event) Cancelled – Update: City Changed Responsibilities

    08/30/2012 3:20:08 PM PDT · by bigtoona · 10 replies
    Pundit House ^ | 8/30/2012 | Christian Hine
    The event is cancelled, but STAY TUNED!! More info to come as its available, but in speaking briefly with Rock the Red organizers, yes, Rock the Red at Bojangles Coliseum has in fact been cancelled. When the organizers first approached Bojangles (A city owned venue run by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority) with the intent to hold an event, marketing assistance was specifically asked for and granted. A deposit of $11,000 was also required. Shortly after the contract signing, according to organizers, a number of CRVA employees with whom the contract was worked out and from whom assistance was offered...
  • Two dead, 19 hospitalized, 45 arrests at Mansfield concert

    07/27/2012 3:11:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 27, 2012 | Sarah N. Mattero and Martin Finucane
    Two people died, 19 others were transported to the hospital, and 45 arrests were made after a concert at the Comcast Center in Mansfield Thursday night, police said. Nineteen-year-old Connor Brandon of Acton died at Boston Medical Center, while Dominic Impelizzieri, 27, of Syracuse, N.Y., died at Rhode Island Hospital. Both died from drugs and alcohol in their systems, Police Chief Arthur M. O’Neill said in a statement.
  • Moment of Armenian concert balloon explosion caught on camera

    05/07/2012 1:29:25 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | May 4, 2012 | telegraphtv
    More than 140 people were injured when gas-filled balloons exploded at a governing party campaign concert in the Armenian capital.
  • Stage Collapse Defendant Seeking Depositions from Sugarland

    03/20/2012 3:05:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies ^ | 3/20/2012 | Alex Brown
    The Indianapolis Star reports one of the defendants in the lawsuit over the State Fair stage collapse is asking a judge to order depositions from Sugarland. The newspaper says Mid-America Sound is asking Marion Superior Court Judge Theodore Sosin to force Sugarland and it's ownership company, Lucky Star, Inc., to give depositions over the night last August when the stage rigging at the Indiana State Fair collapsed just before Sugarland was to take the stage. Mid-America Sound owned the stage at the State Fair and is one of the many defendants in the lawsuit along with Sugarland.
  • Gun violence at family celebration

    07/31/2011 7:41:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Clear Channel ^ | July 31, 2011
    (Cleveland) -Tragedy and panic struck the Family Unity in the Park concert when shots rang out after a performance by George Clinton. Investigators report, at approximately 9:57 p.m. on Saturday, Fourth District zone cars responded to Luke Easter Park at Martin Luther Boulevard & Reservoir Place for shots fired. Once on scene zone car personnel located four victims with gunshot wounds. EMS was notified, responded to the scene and all four victims were conveyed to MetroHealth Medical Center, where they are being treated for their injuries.
  • Odd Future’s shock and rawness not for everyone

    05/14/2011 8:55:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 14, 2011 | Lauren Carter
    Even before the West Coast collective Odd Future took the stage at the Paradise on Thursday, the venue was filled with a sense of danger. Earlier in the day, a mini-riot broke out at a record signing at Newbury Comics on Newbury Street, where leader Tyler, the Creator provoked fans from a rooftop. A police officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and a 13-year-old girl was arrested, according to police
  • Snoop Dogg Drops It Like It’s Hot

    05/08/2011 5:26:59 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 15 replies
    ARAB NEWS ^ | Monday, 09 May 2011
    The Doggfather wraps up an incredible six months of entertainment in Abu Dhabi The inaugural Yas Island Show Weekends in Abu Dhabi wrapped up last Friday with a spectacular finale featuring the American superstar rapper, Snoop Dogg. The self-proclaimed “Doggfather” received a roaring welcome from a crowd of 10,000 people at the Yas Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, making the event another success for FLASH Entertainment. Performing his latest hits, including Prince William’s bachelor party anthem “Wet” off his latest studio album, “Doggumentary,” Snoop Dogg entertained the crowd for almost two hours. Fans were left wanting more as he...
  • Rod Stewart supports the troops

    04/18/2011 4:39:35 PM PDT · by SoCal Pubbie · 24 replies
    I went to the Rod Stewart/Stevie Nicks concert last night at the Hollywood Bowl. I was surprised to hear him dedicate "Rhythm of my Heart" to the troops fighting around the world. He mentioned the third conflict ongoing in Libya. He said that once again soldiers for the U.S., Great Britain, Canada and others, but "mostly our two countries" were once again inn harm's way. He said he takes his hat off to any service members in the audience, and we rally owe a debt of gratitude to everyone who served form WWI to today for defending our freedom. The...
  • Lady Gaga concert will be used to raise money for Florida Democrats ("House Victory 2012")

    03/04/2011 6:29:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/03/11 | Shannon Travis
    Lady Gaga concert will be used to raise money for Florida DemocratsBy: CNN Political Producer Shannon Travis March 3rd, 2011 - 06:25 PM ET Washington (CNN) – "I want your love" won't be the only lyrics rock star Lady Gaga sings from her top ten repertoire but Florida Democrats will be singing right along as they use tickets to her concert as a lure for donors. The Sunshine state's Democrats hope to raise funds for its "House Victory 2012" campaign by selling tickets to Gaga's April 16 concert in Tampa. That's according to the St. Petersburg Times. The newspaper reports...
  • Army probes soldiers skipping Christian concert

    08/21/2010 4:32:22 AM PDT · by tlb · 127 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Aug 20, 2010 | STEVE SZKOTAK
    dozens of soldiers who refused to attend a Christian band's concert at a Virginia military base were banished to their barracks and told to clean them up. Col. Thomas Collins said the military shouldn't impose religious views on soldiers. " would be contrary to Army policy,". Pvt. Anthony Smith said he and other soldiers felt pressured to attendt. "My whole issue was I don't need to be preached at," Smith said "That's not what I signed up for." Christian rock group BarlowGirl played as part of the "Commanding General's Spiritual Fitness Concerts." Smith said a staff sergeant told 200 men...
  • Kings of Leon abandon U.S. concert due to pigeon poop

    07/26/2010 4:46:03 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 20 replies
    YahooNews ^ | Mon Jul 26
    LOS ANGELES - American rock band Kings of Leon said they were forced to abandon a concert in St. Louis at the weekend after three songs because pigeons kept pooping on them from the rafters. The band left the stage at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Friday after bass player Jared Followill was hit in the face by one dropping. "Jared was hit several times during the first two songs. On the third song, when he was hit in the cheek and some of it landed near his mouth, they couldn't deal any longer," the Nashville band's publicist, Any Mendelsohn,...
  • Take flight! Kings of Leon cancel gig after pigeon poops on their bass player

    07/25/2010 5:32:28 AM PDT · by abbyg55 · 66 replies · 3+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | July 25, 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Rock band Kings of Leon were forced to pull the plug half way through a concert after their bass player was pooped on by pigeons. Jared Followill had been hit several times already when a particularly large splat landed on his face near his mouth. That proved too much for the rockers, who fled the stage in St Louis, Missouri just three songs into their set. Read more:
  • James Taylor And Carole King – A Troubadour Reunion, 40 Years In The Making

    06/26/2010 12:53:10 PM PDT · by BigChiefLtd · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | June 26, 2010 | Gerry Ashley
    The dictionary defines a troubadour as ”one who composes or sings verses or ballads.” History has been littered with them. Some better than others. But to dismiss James Taylor or Carole King as merely troubadours would be like saying a Ferrari is merely a car… a Lear Jet is merely an airplane. Few recording artists have sold more records. Even fewer songwriters have had a greater impact on the lives of the boomer generation. (Click to see details about the amazing reunion concert and how it turned into the hottest tour of the year).
  • 'Pixies' cancel Tel-Aviv show (More musicians cancelling concerts in Israel)

    06/07/2010 7:53:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies · 148+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/07/2010
    Raid fall-out continues, after 'Klaxons,' 'Gorillaz' also pull out. US alternative rock bank the 'Pixies' canceled their June 9 Tel Aviv show on Sunday, producer Shuki Weiss announced. The decision followed earlier cancellations by the 'Klaxons' and 'Gorillaz' following the death of nine Turks, when the Navy boarded ships belong to the Gaza-bound flotilla on Monday. Before the raid on the ship, British rock icon Elvis Costello' canceled a show, generating a lot of publicity and anger in Israel, however the latest pull-outs were received with more resignation. The producer issued the following statement purporting to come from the band:...
  • Obama: Paul McCartney concert will get us “through the tough times” of the oil spill (video)

    06/03/2010 5:36:55 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 29 replies · 1,030+ views ^ | 06/03/10 | jeff j
    I’m sure Bush could have pulled this off — while New Orleans was drowning.