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Winnipeg Roots Rocker Romi Mayes played to an enthusiastic crowd in Dauphin this Friday night at the WAC

Romi's new album, "Devil on Both Shoulders" will be available May 12th Romi's new album, "Devil on Both Shoulders" will be available May 12th Bruce Leperre

Romi Mayes and band (guitarist Jay Nowicki, bassist Bernie Theissen and drummer Emmet Van Etten AKA Corndog) blew everyone away Friday night at the Watson Art Centre in Dauphin.  She played music from throughout her career and even shared a sneak peek from her forthcoming album, "Devil on Both Shoulders" available May 12th.  Romi will also play a CD release show in Winnipeg on May 8th at the West End Cultural Centre.  

Opening the show were local artists Melisa Stefaniw and Ian Macintosh who delivered a strong set of originals and the odd cover.

The Dauphin & District Allied Arts Council's next show will feature JUNO nominees the 24th Street Wailers from Toronto May 5th.  This will be the first show in a long time in the recently renovated Old Fire Hall.  Tickets available from the Fiddlelore Store, Dauphin Music & Electronics and at the WAC.  Charge by Phone at 204.638.6231.

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MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017 10:42

TV MMVAs Hosts

Canadian vocal powerhouse Alessia Cara is pairing with Joe Jonas to host this year's iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards. 

The Brampton, Ont.-raised singer behind hits including ``Scars to Your Beautiful'' and ``Here'' is making her debut as an awards show host. 

Jonas returns to the MMVAs after sharing hosting duties with the other members of the Jonas Brothers back in 2009. 

The televised street party in Toronto is set to feature performances by Jonas and his band DNCE, Lorde, Imagine Dragons and solo artist Julia Michaels, one of the songwriters behind Justin Bieber's ``Sorry'' and Selena Gomez's new single ``Bad Liar.'' 

The MMVAs air on Much, CTV and stream through the iHeartRadio app on June 18.  

 

(The Canadian Press)

 

TV-TRAGICALLY-HIP

 

The Tragically Hip's final show of last year's Man Machine Poem tour is getting an encore broadcast on C-B-C next month. The national broadcaster says it plans to re-air The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration on June 24th. Running nearly three hours, the Kingston, Ontario concert last August featured the band performing their biggest hits to a sold-out hometown crowd, with more than four million people watching from home. It was widely believed to the Hip's final show as lead singer Gord Downie battles terminal brain cancer. 

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ARIANA GRANDE SUSPENDS TOUR FOR TWO WEEKS

 

Ariana Grande has put her tour on hold while she reportedly is staying with family in Boca Raton, Florida. Grande's concert in Manchester, England, on Monday was the site of a suicide bombing that killed 22 people. Grande was supposed to perform in London today and tomorrow, but she called off those shows. She also will cancel shows in Belgium, Poland, Germany and Switzerland. Her next scheduled date is June 7 in Paris. Grande's management says in a statement they support the city of Manchester and all the families ``affected by this cowardice and senseless act of violence.'' The statement adds, ``Our way of life has once again been threatened but we will overcome this together.'' 

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OFFICIALS IN BRITAIN AND LIBYA ARREST SUSPECTS IN ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT BOMBING

 

British security officials believe a suicide bomber at an Ariana Grande (GRAHN'-day) concert in Manchester, England, on Monday likely did not act alone. Authorities believe the bomber is Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old British citizen with Libyan parents. Libyan authorities have arrested Abedi's father and a younger brother. British police arrested five more suspects, including a man believed to be another brother. Abedi's father, Ramadan Abedi, told The Associated Press yesterday, ``We don't believe in killing innocents.'' A former Libyan security official says the elder Abedi once belonged to a group linked to al-Qaida and now belongs to an extremist sect. Twenty-two people were killed in Monday's bombing. 

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RONNIE WOOD HAS LUNG LESION REMOVED

 

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is recovering from successful surgery to remove a lesion from his lung.

Wood says in a statement he's grateful that doctors found the lesion in its early stages. Wood, who is 70, is expected to be good to go when the Rolling Stones kick off a European tour in September. 

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MICHAEL JACKSON ACTORS PAY NO ATTENTION TO ESTATE'S OBJECTIONS OVER LIFETIME MOVIE

 

The creators of a Lifetime T-V movie about Michael Jackson don't really care that his estate has condemned the project. Navi, a Jackson impersonator who stars as him in ``Michael

Jackson: Searching for Neverland,'' says he didn't take the role for business purposes, but to tell Jackson's story from a fan point of view. Actor Chad L. Coleman, who portrays a bodyguard, says the story is based on a book by Jackson's security detail that was turned down many times because it portrayed Jackson as too normal.

Coleman says they're trying to show Jackson as a man. ``Michael

Jackson: Searching for Neverland'' premieres Monday. 

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MASTODON GUITARIST BRENT HINDS GETS MARRIED

 

A month ago, Brent Hinds of Mastodon proposed to his girlfriend onstage. They are already married. Hinds posted Instagram photos of his wedding to Raisa Moreno. The bride wore a casual white lace dress, while the groom wore a green plaid shirt and a bolo tie. Hinds says it was ``a great and beautiful day.''

Hinds had proposed during Mastodon's concert in Birmingham, Alabama, on April 28. 

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FORMER OWNER SAYS HE PUT THE RED VELVET IN ELVIS' JET

 

A previous owner of a jet once owned by Elvis Presley is disputing an auction house's claim that Presley designed the jet's red velvet interior. Roy McKay tells KOB-TV in Albuquerque he owned the jet in the early 1980s and it had a two-tone gray interior when he bought it. He says he put in the red velvet after seeing similar decor at a restaurant. GWS Auctions is selling the jet and has said Presley designed the interior. McKay says he just wants the next owner to know the truth. An auction house representative says, ``We don't take this claim seriously.''

The jet is expected to bring as much as 3 million dollars. 

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(The Associated Press)

 

 

IF YOU ENJOY DELTA BLUES YOU'LL ENJOY THE MUSIC OF DOC McCLEAN LIVE AT BRUCE'S FIREHOUSE IN DAUPHIN

Thursday, 25 May 2017 10:09
IF YOU ENJOY DELTA BLUES YOU'LL ENJOY THE MUSIC OF DOC McCLEAN LIVE AT BRUCE'S FIREHOUSE IN DAUPHIN

Delta Blues 

with 

Doc McLean

June 2nd

Live at Bruce's Firehouse

238 - 3rd Ave. N.E., Dauphin

Doors 7:30 pm

Show 8 pm

Admission $20

 

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Son of a civil rights lawyer and a fiddle player, Doc MacLean was exposed to country blues and folklore at an early age. By his early teens he was performing in coffeehouses and festivals, and was appearing on radio and television variety shows. Answering the call of the road, Doc traded a guitar for a 1948 Dodge and set out to explore America. In a relentless cross country ramble, Doc MacLean sought out every living old time blues player he could find. Significantly, he met and became friends with artists such as Son House, Tampa Red, ëSippi Wallace, Yank Rachel, Robert Pete Williams, Rev Robert Wilkins and Bukka White. Meanwhile he toured and performed with artists as diverse as Peg Leg Sam the Medicine Show Man, Blind John Davis, Sunnyland Slim, Little Brother Montgomery, Rev Pearly Brown, Colin Linden, Mose Scarlett, the Carter Family, and Sam Chatmon. With Linden, he became a popular opener for Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters, and John Hammond. First known for his work as an accompanist on harmonica and washboard, Doc proceeded to make his own mark as a guitarist, singer, arranger and band leader. For 15 years he toured a 9 piece Memphis- New Orleans jump band, Dr Limbo and His Fabulous OffWhites, and released a number of singles- some of which achieved heavy regional and college airplay. Alumni from this band include Colin Linden (Bruce Cockburn, The Band, O Brother, etc.), Gord Johnson (Big Sugar), Chris Whiteley (Whiteley Bros., Leon Redbone), Kevin Breit (Nora Jones), and Gene Taylor (Canned Heat, Blasters, Fabulous Thunderbirds). Performing on bottleneck and standard guitar, Doc MacLean now appears solo and with upright bass and percussion. While his lyrics are mainly contemporary, his approach as a guitarist-songster reflects not only his exposure to southern string bands and jug bands, but also to Delta players and storytellers such as Charlie Patton, Son House, and Sam Chatmon. As Chatmonís most frequent accompanist in the 1970s, MacLean lived in Hollandale, Mississippi, and played a wide variety of house parties, jukes, and festivals from Greenville to New Orleans. Moving on to South Carolina to work with Peg Leg Sam the Medicine Show Man, he then played for ìbootleggers and banditsî in what were probably the last days of an isolated, rough and tumble rural lifestyle. Since 1973 Doc MacLean has appeared at significant North American folk and blues festivals including Fox Hollow, New York, Mariposa, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Buffalo, Owen Sound, Festival Boreal, Atlanta, and New Orleans. Radio and television appearances have included national programming such as PBS Morning Pro Musica, CBC 90 Minutes Live, Touch the Earth, and Morningside. Doc MacLean came of age playing with some of the Deltaís most celebrated songsters. Now, marking 30 years on the blues highway, his work as a songwriter reflects his family roots in the labor movement, his time spent living and performing in the rural southern United States, and his personal connections to the oral and musical history of the Delta. He views his own compositions as part of an unbroken tradition. Now, as America rediscovers itís roots, new audiences are discovering Doc MacLean.

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 08:48
MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017

 

CONCERT SECURITY - WINNIPEG

 

Security is being enhanced at Winnipeg's MTS Centre in the wake of the fatal bombing at an Ariana Grande show in Manchester, England. 

True North Sports and Entertainment will start by bringing in an explosives specialty dog for a sold-out Red Hot Chili Peppers show this Friday. 

Kevin Donnelly of True North tells CTV Winnipeg that the Manchester bombing, which killed at least 22 people and wounded dozens more, ``changes everything.'' 

He says terrorist attacks have also taken place at shopping malls, train stations, airports and sporting events. 

He says True North is always looking to ``increase, enhance and stay current'' with security standards around the world. 

True North partners with the Winnipeg Police Service to provide security at large events.

 

(CTV Winnipeg)

 

Tragically Hip CBC

The Tragically Hip's momentous final show of last year's ``Man Machine Poem'' tour is getting an encore broadcast on CBC-TV next month. 

The national broadcaster says it plans to reair ``The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration'' on June 24. 

Running nearly three hours, the Kingston, Ont., concert last August featured the band performing their biggest hits to a sold-out hometown crowd. 

It was widely believed to the Hip's final show as lead singer Gord Downie battles terminal brain cancer. 

It was a ratings boon for the network, with the original airing averaging 4.04 million viewers. 

Fans hosted viewing parties across the country and some local communities held public screenings and afternoon entertainment in the lead-up to the show. 

The CBC had originally told viewers the concert would be a one-time event that wouldn't be rebroadcast again or made available on demand. 

Sally Catto, general manager of programming at CBC Television, says the network changed its mind, deciding another showing would be the ``perfect way to kick off the summer.''  

(The Canadian Press)

 

ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT-KAREN DAVID

 

One of first confirmed victims of Monday's terrorist attack in Manchester is being fondly remembered by Toronto-raised actress Karen David. David -- the star of the T-V series ``Once Upon a Time'' -- says she just met 18-year-old Georgina Callander last month. Callander was a fan of David's character on the hit T-V series and the two kept in touch on Twitter. After hearing of Georgina's death, David says she found messages from the teen that she hadn't yet answered. Speaking with the Canadian Press, David described Georgina as lovely, bubbly young lady and that her death stirs a lot of anger. David also posted a message on her Facebook page addressed to Callander and her family.

Monday's attack killed Callander and 21 other people and injured another 59, many critically. 

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ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT BLAST - MOVING FORWARD

 

When it comes to most music performers, the old adage ``the show must go on'' seems to be holding up. However, it still isn't clear whether Ariana Grande's world tour will be among the shows that continue on _ after being the target of a terrorist strike at her concert in Manchester, England on Monday night.

Grande's reps are disputing reports that the singer is calling off the rest of her world tour. At the same time, they aren't confirming that it will continue. Grande's next performance on her tour is set for tomorrow in London. There has been no official word on whether it will take place. Other acts who have gigs in Europe this summer say they aren't changing their plans. Among those who say they'll honor their deals are Celine Dion, Guns N' Roses, Phil Collins and Iron Maiden. Those attending can expect face tighter security than they'd usually find at a concert. For example, London's O-2 arena urges patrons to arrive early -- and leave large bags at home. 

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ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT BLAST - EYEWITNESSES

 

For many pre-teen fans of Ariana Grande, Monday was shaping up as an unforgettable night -- but not in the way it turned out. For many, seeing the American pop star was a dream come true _ and remained so until just moments after Grande said goodnight left the stage. That's when a terrorist detonated a bomb. The mother of 11-year-old Rihanna Hardy says she and her husband traveled 140 miles to see the show. But after the bomb went off and people were scurrying to find the exits, her father says his daghter ``just kept asking every five or 10 seconds, `Are we going to die'.'' She and her family came through the harrowing ordeal -- but 22 people didn't make it out alive. 

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ARIANA GRANDE TOUR IN QUESTION

 

Ariana Grande has not called off or postponed her tour, but it's uncertain if she will play London tomorrow as planned. Twenty-two people were killed and 59 injured as a suicide bomber attacked the end of Grande's concert in Manchester, England, on Monday. The youngest victim identified was 8 years old. Grande tweeted after the show, ``broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.'' 

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BOMBER IDENTIFIED IN CONCERT ATTACK

 

 Investigators are looking for possible accomplices to the suicide bomber who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, on Monday. Manchester police believe the bomber is 22-year-old Salman Abadi. A European security official says Abadi was a Briton of Libyan descent. A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

U-S intelligence director Dan Coats says it has not been verified that the Islamic State is responsible, although the group is claiming responsibility.

 

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TAKE THAT POSTPONE CONCERTS IN MANCHESTER

 

Officials at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, have announced the Take That concerts scheduled there for this week are on hold while police investigate the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande (GRAHN'-day) concert there on Monday.

Take That were supposed to play Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the arena. The group called off their show in Liverpool last night out of respect for the victims. 

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SOME SHOWS CANCEL, SOME STILL GO ON IN ENGLAND AFTER BOMBING

 

Blondie has called off a show in Britain, while the show must go on for Simple Minds. Blondie called off its show in London last night out of respect for victims of the bombing at Ariana Grande's (GRAHN'-dayz) concert in Manchester, England, on Monday. Simple Minds still played their gig in Manchester last night. Il Volo kept their date in London last night.

The Parklife Festival, featuring Frank Ocean, Run The Jewels, Fatboy Slim and Manchester natives The 1975, will still be staged in Manchester on June 10-11. Celine Dion, Iron Maiden, Phil Collins and Guns N' Roses plan to keep their upcoming British concert dates as planned. 

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TERROR LEVEL RAISED IN BRITAIN AFTER ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT BOMBING

 

 British Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain's terrorism threat level has been raised to critical.

That means another attack may be imminent. May says Salman Abadi, who is believed to be the suicide bomber at Monday's Ariana Grande

concert, may have been part of a bigger network. May says critical status means armed soldiers may be deployed instead of police at public events. 

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PETER HOOK'S DAUGHTER WAS AT ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT

 

The daughter of Peter Hook of New Order and of Joy Division was at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester but was not injured. Hook tweets his daughter made it home safe. He adds that his heart goes out to all parents and those involved, and he urges Manchester to ``stay strong.'' A suicide bomber killed 22 people at the end of Grande's show on Monday. 

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RISE AGAINST REACT TO ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT TRAGEDY

 

Ariana Grande and Rise Against couldn't be further apart on the music spectrum, but Rise Against singer Tim McIlrath (MAK'-il-rath) still felt a particular twinge of sadness hearing the news of tragedy at Grande's show. McIlrath says he's familiar with Grande's music because he has two daughters. He's taken them to pop concerts and he says, ``Nothing could be more innocent.'' McIlrath says it's especially devastating that a suicide bomber targeted Grande's concert because her audience is mostly young people, what he calls ``such an innocent place of music.''

McIlrath says the bombing will not affect how he approaches his concerts because musicians need to stay strong. 

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MEEK MILL SUED OVER CONCERT SHOOTINGS

 

The families of three men shot outside a Meek Mill concert are suing Mill and the concert venue.

Thirty-one-year-old Travis Ward and 20-year-old Jaquan Graves were killed, and 25-year-old Nathan Mitchell was among two people injured outside a December show at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut. Mitchell and the families of Ward and Graves accuse Mill and the theater of inadequate security measures. The lawsuit says Mill's lyrics incite violence and there have been shootings at two of his other concerts. Representatives for Mill and for the theater did not return requests for comment. The amount of damages being sought in the lawsuit was not disclosed. No one was arrested in the shootings. 

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(The Associated Press)

 

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 08:51
MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

 

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

 

ARIANA GRANDE-CONCERT BLAST

 

At least 22 people have been killed and dozens of others injured at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Officials say thousands of young music fans were at the Manchester Arena when an explosion went off as the show was letting out. Grande was not injured, but tweeted how she felt:

``Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don't have words.'' There was panic after the explosion. Police cars, bomb-disposal units and some 60 ambulances raced to the scene as the scale of the carnage became clear. Many parents spent the night searching for children who hadn't turned up after the show. And groups of friends separated by the blast sought to find one another.

Police say they are treating the blast as a terrorist act. 

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QUEEN'S BRIAN MAY SAYS FREDDIE MERCURY WAS LOSING HIS FOOT TO AIDS

 

Queen guitarist Brian May reveals one of the ways that AIDS took its toll on singer Freddie Mercury was on his feet.

May tells The Sunday Times of London Mercury showed him his foot in the days before his death and in May's words, ``Tragically there was very little left of it.'' May says Mercury apologized for showing it to him, but May responded he was upset only to learn the extent of Mercury's pain. May says another great tragedy was that the drug ``cocktail'' that has helped many AIDS patients was discovered a few months after Mercury had died in 1991. 

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NICKI MINAJ SUPPORTS VILLAGE IN INDIA

 

Nicki Minaj just keeps on giving. She revealed on Instagram she has been sending money through her pastor to a village in India. Minaj says she has helped them with a computer center, a tailoring institute, a reading program and two water wells. Minaj says people complain about ridiculous little things when others don't even have clean water. Minaj says she is just getting started and she is especially proud of helping the women of India. Recently Minaj helped pay the student loans and book fees for some college students. 

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BABY OF MIDLAND GUITARIST ARRIVES IN PARKING LOT

 

Midland guitarist Jess Carson figured he had time to get his wife to the hospital when she went into labor last week because she had a 28-hour labor with their first child. Instead, their baby was born in the hospital parking lot. Carson tells People magazine he was on a Mother's Day break and happened to be home in Driftwood, Texas, when his wife, Camille, went into labor. It was an hour-long drive to the hospital. Carson says he drove up to the emergency room, ran around to the other side of the car and there was the baby. Doctors transferred them to the birthing suite and mother and baby are doing fine. The Carsons named their new son Parker Emmanuel. They also have a 15-month-old daughter, Ida Mae.

 

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BUCKCHERRY GUITARIST AND DRUMMER LEAVE

 

Original Buckcherry guitarist Keith Nelson has left the band, but a reason was not given. The band announced drummer Xavier Muriel has also left and they wish Nelson and Muriel the best. Buckcherry will continue to play dates over the summer. A side project of the band, Josh Todd and the Conflict, will release an album in September.

 

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MASTODON STRIPS DOWN ``SHOW YOURSELF''

 

The Mastodon song ``Show Yourself'' could have been a lot more complicated, if guitarist Bill Kelliher had his way.

Kelliher says he had maybe 15 riffs in that song. He says producer Brendan O'Brien cut the fat from it and told them, ``Here's your

song--- Quit overthinking it.'' Kelliher says when he created the opening riff, he wasn't going for a pop sound at all. He says his original intent was more of ``an evil riffage.''

 

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JACK WHITE CREATES BOOK BASED ON SONG

 

Jack White's first book will be a children's story based on the White Stripes song ``We're Going To Be Friends.''

White collaborated with former ``Ren and Stimpy'' animator Elinor Blake, who also records music under the name April March. The book will come with recordings of the original song, along with versions by March and The Woodstation Elementary School Singers. The book comes out November 7th.

 

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ELVIS PLANE IS FOR SALE

 

A 55-year-old jet with no engines and a red shag interior that has been sitting on a tarmac in Roswell, New Mexico, for 30 years could be worth as much as 3.5 million dollars when it's auctioned on Saturday. It's because the jet once belonged to Elvis Presley and his father, Vernon. GWS Auctions says the red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar has the original paint job. The interior is just as Presley designed it: red shag carpet, red velvet seats and woodwork with gold inlay. The cockpit has never been restored and the pilots' seats are torn.

 

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GEORGE STRAIT GETS TEXAS HONOR

 

George Strait has been named the Texas State Musician for 2017. The general public nominates musicians, and the Texas Commission on the Arts makes the decision. Strait says he is a proud Texan and he loves to sing the praises of his state.

 

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD WILL BE INDUCTED INTO OKLAHOMA HALL OF FAME

 

Carrie Underwood will get a special honor from her home state. Underwood will be among those inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame on November 16. Past honorees Vince Gill and Kristin Chenoweth will host the ceremony

 

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BLACK EYED PEAS WILL PLAY BEFORE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL

 

The Black Eyed Peas will be the warmup act for one of the biggest sporting events in Europe. They will play a concert June 3 in Cardiff, Wales, before the Champions League final in soccer. Real (ree-AL') Madrid will play Juventus. The global TV audience for the Champions League final averages around 160 million. The Black Eyed Peas better mind their time. Last year, the game started four minutes late because Alicia Keys' performance ran long.

 

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FYRE FESTIVAL LAWSUITS

 

Remember the Fyre Festival _ where a bunch of well-off people headed off to what they thought would be a swanky event _ only to find the event had been cancelled because it was so poorly arranged? Well, here come the lawsuits. The suits include a

100 million dollar class-action suit. That lawsuit claims the festival was ``Nothing more than a get-rich-quick scam'' and that the event seemed more like ``The Hunger Games'' than something like Coachella. Among those being sued in the case is rapper Ja Rule.

After the festival was cancelled, he posted an apology online, saying the event wasn't a scam _ and wasn't his fault. 

 

(The Associated Press)