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Carole King Musical Declared A Success

Carole King Musical Declared A Success

Another pop music-based musical is doing well on the Great White Way.  “The Hollywood Reporter” says “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” has leapt into the “hit” realm.  The show received its designation as a success after producers announced Monday that they had made  back the 13-million dollars they put into the show, recouping their investment…

Madonna Album Aiming For 2015 Release

Madonna Album Aiming For 2015 Release

Madonna fans will likely have to wait until next year to hear new music.  A rep tells “Billboard” that the superstar is aiming for a 2015 release of her next and 13th studio album.  Apart from ongoing Instagram posts documenting her studio time for months, Madonna has remained tight-lipped on the project.  Producer-to-the-stars Diplo is…

Cher Pushes Back Tour Relaunch To October

Cher Pushes Back Tour Relaunch To October

Cher won’t be resuming her “Dressed To Kill” tour Monday as originally planned.  Pollstar.com says the virus that kept her from returning to the road last week will keep her laid up for the rest of the month.  She’s now postponed shows through October 1st, and is slated to launch the second leg of the…

Barbra Streisand Returning To “Tonight Show” After 50-Plus Years

Barbra Streisand Returning To "Tonight Show" After 50-Plus Years

Barbra Streisand is doing something she hasn’t done in more than half a century.  The pop legend is making an appearance on NBC’s “Tonight Show.”  She’ll be Jimmy Fallon’s only guest on Monday’s episode, which will mark the first time in over 51 years that she’s been featured on the show.  Streisand made her “Tonight…

Neil Young Files For Divorce

Neil Young Files For Divorce

Neil Young and his wife are splitting up.  E! Online says the rocker has filed for divorce from Pegi Young, just weeks before their 37th anniversary.  He reportedly submitted his petition to a San Mateo County court on July 29th.  Details have not been disclosed on the matter, but they’re scheduled for a hearing on…

Prince To Release Two New Albums This Fall

Prince To Release Two New Albums This Fall

Prince is making up for lost time.  Five years after his last release, the reclusive star has announced plans to release not one, but two new albums on September 30th. Special events and live dates are expected to accompany the release of “Plectrumelectrum,” Prince’s  collaborative effort with his group 3rdEyeGirl, and his solo album titled…

Jackson Browne To Perform At Americana Music Awards

Jackson Browne To Perform At Americana Music Awards

Jackson Browne will be demonstrating why he’s one of this year’s honorees at the Americana Music Awards.  Billboard.com says the singer-songwriter, who’ll receive the Americana Music Association’s Spirit of Americana Award, is among the performers confirmed for the event.  He’s part of an extensive lineup that also features fellow honorees Loretta Lynn, Taj Mahal, and…

Frankie Valli To Make Guest Appearance On “Hawaii Five-0”

Frankie Valli To Make Guest Appearance On "Hawaii Five-0"

Frankie Valli is returning to the small screen.  The Four Seasons frontman is adding to his acting resume with a guest starring role on “Hawaii Five-0.”  “Entertainment Weekly” says the singer plays a character named Leonard Campbell, who’s engaged to Steve McGarrett’s Aunt Deb.  But after meeting him, Steve, played by Alex O’Loughlin, begins to…

Ice Bucket Challenge Epic Fail

Ice Bucket Challenge Epic Fail

Watch to the very end.  The more you watch it…the funnier it gets!

Tony Orlando Helps Open Iowa Diabetes Center

Tony Orlando Helps Open Iowa Diabetes Center

Tony Orlando is supporting the fight against diabetes.  Cedar Rapids’ KCRG-TV9 says the singer was on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, which took place Friday at the University of Iowa.  At the event Orlando said he was excited to help open the center, knowing “the…

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