‘New York Spectacular’ reinvents itself quite nicely – Reviews

July 6, 2016

A year or so after creating a nonstop, messy, sloppy show as part of their hope to create a non-Christmas event, the Rockettes star in a sleek, pretty summer musical at Radio City Music Hall. It’s got new songs, a new story and a new look. It’s reinvented, New York-style. NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is all about reinvention. Want to change something about yourself? Sure, go right…

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Big Horn Mountain Festival Actually is July 8-10 in Buffalo, Wyo.

July 6, 2016

Featured acts include Helen Highwater Stringband with Missy Rains, David Grier, Mike Compton and Shad Cobb, and many others. The Big Horn Mountain Festival is gearing up for a bluegrass and old-time folk singer lineup July 8-10 in Buffalo, Wyo. “We have a great lineup of well known, established musicians and some great young talent,” said organizer Paul Jarvis. Tickets are available at Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, The Sports Lure…

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Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce in Los Angeles

July 6, 2016

Records show Presley filed to end her marriage to guitarist Michael Lockwood on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The filing cites irreconcilable differences. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show Lisa Marie Presley had filed for divorce from her husband of more than 10 years. Presley and Lockwood were married in January 2006, and they have 7-year-old twin daughters together. Lockwood’s website states he has collaborated on music with…

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Suge Knight sues Chris Brown over club shooting – APNewsBreak

July 6, 2016

The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court accuses Brown and the nightclub 1 Oak of failing to have adequate security and allowing at least one armed person into the venue during the party. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight sued Chris Brown and the owners of a popular nightclub on Monday after he was shot seven times at a 2014 party hosted by the…

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Illest Festival Ever actually is this weekend in Huntley

July 6, 2016

The concert is all ages and being held at 16550 Cottontail Trail. It is being presented by Illumni and Advanced Productions. Hip hop, electronic dance music, and rock are all on tap for The Illest Festival Ever in Shepherd July 1-3. More than 20 bands will perform and concessions will be available. One-day passes are $25 and three-day passes are $50. VIP tickets are $100. To purchase tickets go to…

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‘Glee’ star Mark Salling changed lawyer in child porn case

July 6, 2016

A federal judge on Monday approved Mark Salling’s request to have a new lawyer represent him and set his next court date for Sept. 19. LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor who starred on the musical dramedy “Glee” has a new lawyer to represent him in a federal child pornography case. Salling’s new attorney, Michael J. Proctor, did not return an email seeking comment. The 33-year-old actor pleaded not guilty…

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‘The Power of Play’ merges science and art at Ucross

July 6, 2016

UCROSS, Wyo. — Live performances of dance and music will open an artistic afternoon at the Ucross Foundation’s Big Red Barn loft and gallery on Saturday, July 2. The performances will begin in the loft at 1 p.m., followed by an interactive art and science exhibition in the gallery from 2 to 3 p.m. The full event, which includes refreshments, is free and open to the public. During the afternoon, guests…

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Judge approved settlement in ‘Happy Birthday’ copyright case

July 6, 2016

U.S. District Judge George King approved the agreement Monday. It ends the ownership claims of Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing company that has been collecting royalties on the song for years. LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has approved a settlement that will put “Happy Birthday to You” in the public domain. The company has agreed to pay back $14 million to those who have paid licensing fees to use…

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Aerosmith drummer’s new Massachusetts coffee shop to open

July 6, 2016

Joey Kramer’s Rockin’ & Roastin’ Cafe will open its doors on Friday in North Attleborough, about 40 miles outside of Boston. The public is invited to attend a special ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 9 a.m. NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A rock ‘n’ roll-themed coffee shop owned by Aerosmith’s drummer is set to open in Massachusetts this week. Kramer has said the cafe will serve up organic coffee with a…

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Jimmy Buffett musical unveiled creative team and new name

July 2, 2016

The musical, now titled “Escape to Margaritaville,” will feature choreography by Kelly Devine (“Rocky”), scenic design by Walt Spangler (“Tuck Everlasting”), costumes by Paul Tazewell (“Hamilton”), lighting by Howell Binkley (“Hamilton”) and sound design by Brian Ronan (“If/Then.”) NEW YORK (AP) — The Jimmy Buffett musical making its world premiere next year in California has a new name and a Tony Award-winning creative support team. The show, combining Buffett’s tunes…

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