Four More Acts Added to Tanglewood
LENOX -- Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Melissa Etheridge and Richard Thompson have been added to Tanglewood’s 2019 Popular Artist summer series. The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra also announced Monday that acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela will join the summer lineup. Previously announced acts include Brian Wilson, Earth Wind & Fire, Josh Groban, Squeeze and James Taylor.
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo will share the stage with Melissa Etheridge on Aug. 30. Benatar and Giraldo have created 19 Top 40 hits, including “We Belong,” “Love Is a Battlefield,” and “Promises in The Dark,” sold more than 30 million records worldwide and have four Grammy awards.
The Richard Thompson show is scheduled for June 21, while Rodrigo y Gabriela take the stage June 30.
Roseanne: Sara Gilbert ‘destroyed the show and my life’
Nearly a year after “Roseanne” was canceled, it appears that Roseanne Barr herself still has hard feelings. Speaking to the Washington Post, the controversial actress -- whose racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett led to her massively popular sitcom getting the ax and her character being killed off in its spinoff “The Conners” -- has said that co-star Sara Gilbert “destroyed the show and my life with that tweet. She will never get enough until she consumes my liver with a fine Chianti.”
The tweet in question -- “Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least” -- was part of a widespread backlash against Barr’s controversial tweet. Gilbert played Barr’s daughter on “Roseanne.”