Jon Pardi kicks off new country album with fiddles
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country traditionalist Jon Pardi is kicking off his third album just the way he likes his country music — with a fiddle intro. Pardi, whose 2016 album, "California...
‘Kinky Boots’ to star in movie theaters, coming full circle
NEW YORK (AP) — If anyone is kicking themselves that they missed seeing the musical "Kinky Boots," relax — it's coming to a movie screen nearby this summer.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, ‘Hee Haw’ star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century and was known for such hits as "Yesterday When I was Young" and "Honeymoon Feeling," has died. He was 85.
Publicist Jeremy Westby said Clark died Thursday due to complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine rapper surprised moviegoers with free tickets to a sci-fi satire movie.
Z’maji Loves Selena — A Tribute Live-band tribute and dance party. 8 p.m. at Notsuoh, 314 Main; 713-409-4750.Carolyn WonderlandTexas singer and guitarist who once seemed primed for a national breakout. 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 5308 Buffalo Speedway; 713-667-1703.Latin Night Selena tributeLive performances and tribute band. 9 p.m. at Neon Boots, 11410 Hempstead; 713-677-0828.RuckusHouston rock band. With Another Run and John Egan. 7 p.m. at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel;...
Sleep, bathe in sound and experience it in 360 degrees at Moogfest
The lineup for this year's Moogfest includes a member of the band Limp Bizkit, two shows from Mouse on Mars, and a 360-degree audio cube.
Wes Borland, guitarist for the rap-rock band, will be presenting a four-hour event featuring a self-made rig.
The festival, which is devoted to art, music and technology, will be held May 17-20 at several walkable venues throughout downtown Durham.
Broadway Smash ‘Kinky Boots’ Stepping Onto Scranton Stage
Broadway hit “Kinky Boots” struts into town this weekend.
Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania presents the Grammy- and Tony Award-winning musical at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave., on Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 17, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, March 18, at 1 p.m.
Star of musical ‘Newsies’ dropped out of medical school to pursue a life in theater
He felt more at home playing a doctor onstage than being one in real life.
Four years ago, Aleks Knezevich made a decision that could be a plot line in the dramas and musicals he so loves. He quit medical school while playing Dr. Jekyll (and Mr. Hyde) in a national tour of Jekyll Hyde.
Cyndi Lauper has sold her Connecticut home for $804,625 - nearly half a million less than its original asking price.
The 64-year-old music legend wrote five of her albums and her musical 'Kinky Boots' at the estate, where she lived for more than 30 years, but she has now offloaded the abode for $445,375 less than the initial $1.25 million price.
Award-winning artist Cyndi Lauper sells Connecticut home
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Grammy, Emmy and Tony-award winning artist Cyndi Lauper has sold her Connecticut home of more three decades.
The nearly 3,900-square-foot home in Stamford sold for a little more than $800,000, well below the $1.25 million asking price it was originally listed for in May.
Real estate broke Michael Leventhal tells the Stamford Advocate the home "got worldwide attention and a lot of interest."
STAMFORD — Grammy and Tony award-winning singer, songwriter, and actress Cyndi Lauper has sold her North Stamford home, according to a listing at realtor.com.
The property, located on Saddle Hill Road, was originally put on the market in May of last year for $1.25 million. It dropped to $1.07 million in July and again to $935,000 in August, before finally being sold in December for $804,625 according to the listing.
Noel Gallagher: My demon pussy is more rock than Radiohead
Noel Gallagher still thinks his cat Boots is more rock 'n' roll than Radiohead.
The former Oasis guitarist previously mocked his Britpop rivals' credentials as a rock band, and though he says the 'Creep' hitmakers have done some "great" songs since, he still doesn't think they live up to his "demon" pussy.
When asked if he stands by his insult, he said: "Absolutely. Boots is a f***king demon."
He added: "Listen, they have done some great stuff."
Stormzy, Wretch 32 and Dizzee Rascal to do battle at Urban Music Awards
The 2017 Urban Music Awards nominees have been announced, with Stormzy, Dizzee Rascal and Wretch 32 leading the way with four nominations each.
The grime star and 'Bonkers' rapper will compete in the Best Music Video and Best Album categories as their singles for 'Big For Your Boots' and 'Space' and LPs 'Gang Signs & Prayer' and 'Raskit' have made the shortlists.
Wretch's third LP 'Growing Over Life' is also up for the Best Album accolade.
Smash hit musical takes Keith-Albee stage as part of Marshall Artists Series on Oct. 26
It is not easy as you think for rock stars to command the Broadway stage — let alone create for it.
For every Elton John's "The Lion King," there are three or four efforts like "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark," in which Bono and The Edge proved their best work is not on the Great White Way.
But five years ago Cyndi Lauper proved that girls (and guys in drag) do just want to have fun, and they did, and they still are in a major league way.
New country traditionalist Jon Pardi dances to his own beat
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Jon Pardi was a kid growing up in Northern California, he was so obsessed with country music that when he was asked his name in preschool, he'd list off the genre's biggest stars.
"In preschool for the first couple of weeks, I would tell them my name was Randy Travis or Merle Haggard or George Strait," Pardi said during a recent interview at his 14-acre property outside of Nashville, Tennessee.
Concerts in Houston: A$AP Mob, Kid Cudi, Evanescence, Halsey
Hip-hop collective featuring A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg and A$APs. With Key! and Cozy Boys. 5:30 p.m. at White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main; 713-237-0370.
Chance Anderson Band
This Oklahoma country outfit has opened for the likes of Dierks Bentley and Wade Bowen. 9 p.m. at Firehouse Saloon, 5930 U.S. 59 S.; 713-977-1962.
Country singer has scored Billboard hits with "Dirt on My Boots" and "Heartache on the Dance Floor." 7 p.m. at House of Blues, 1204 Caroline; 888-402-5837.
Tony Award-winning ‘Kinky Boots’ comes to Academy
Back by popular demand, “Kinky Boots,” the smash hit musical by Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and rock icon and Tony Award-winner Cyndi Lauper (Best Score), continues at the Academy of Music through Sunday.
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Bryan Adams is writing songs for a 'Pretty Woman' musical.
The '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You' singer and his long-term writing partner Jim Vallance are penning an original score for the Broadway production, with a book by the late Garry Marshall and J.F. Lawton, who worked on the original 1990 movie as director and screenwriter respectively.
Stormzy won’t mark success until friends are millionaires
Stormzy won't celebrate his accomplishments until he makes all of his pals wealthy.
The 23-year-old grime star - whose real name is Michael Omari - might have sold more than 69,000 copies of his number one debut LP 'Gangs Signs & Prayers', but that doesn't mean he's splashed the cash on expensive items to toast in his success.
The 'Big Up Your Boots' hitmaker would rather wait until his friends become millionaires and just get a takeaway to acknowledge his triumphs as an artist.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Logo is honoring Cyndi Lauper later this month at its Trailblazer Honors for her longtime advocacy work for the LGBT community.
The television network praised the 63-year-old singer-songwriter for her advocacy through song and theatre. She co-founded the True Colors Fund in 2008 to help address homelessness among LGBT youth.
Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie on ‘exciting’ B’way bow
NEW YORK (AP) — As Brendon Urie readies to make his Broadway debut Friday night in "Kinky Boots," the Panic! At the Disco frontman expressed condolences to the victims of the deadly attack at a concert in England, vowing never to give in to terror.
"I want to make it known that I'm never going to stop doing what I do because people choose to terrorize arts. It only pushes me to want to do better," Urie said Wednesday at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
Cyndi Lauper wrote “Kinky Boots” from Stamford loft
STAMFORD — The most interesting room in award-winning singer and songwriter Cyndi Lauper’s North Stamford estate is a small wood-paneled loft above the garage.
The edgy pop star from Queens — whose breakout 1980s hit “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” catapulted her to the top of music charts — wrote several albums there, before signing on to create the score for “Kinky Boots” on Broadway in 2010.
Stormzy has donated £9,000 to a fan to help pay for her University tuition.
The 23-year-old grime artist gave the lucky fan - a student from South London named Fiona Asiedu - the hefty sum in order to fund her dream of studying for her Masters degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Stamford vet recounts Nancy Sinatra’s Vietnam “Boots” tour for TV series
STAMFORD — Frank LiVolsi was unfazed when a television producer called to ask about sending a car to pick him up in Stamford and drive him to New York for an interview about his experience in Vietnam.
Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie to star on Broadway
NEW YORK (AP) — Don't panic, music fans — Panic! at the Disco's singer Brendon Urie is about to make his Broadway stage debut in "Kinky Boots."
The singer-songwriter will play a factory honcho in the musical starting next month, lured by the show's producers who were curious to see if he was interested in exploring some sort of musical theater role. Urie joked that he offered to build sets, but will settle on singing.
Stormzy nervous for his mother to hear new album
Stormzy is nervous about his mother hearing his new album.
The 23-year-old grime artist unveiled his LP 'Gang Signs & Prayer' on Friday (02.24.17) but is a little worried when his mother finally gets a chance to listen it.
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Westport native on national tour of ‘Kinky Boots’
When asked to identify their major career influences, sometimes performers give pause to ponder and reflect.
Not Adam Kaplan. “Staples High School” in Westport is his immediate response. Kaplan, who made his Broadway debut in “Newsies” at age 22, is one of the stars in the national touring company of “Kinky Boots,” which will be at the Waterbury Palace Theater with seven performances, Dec. 6-11.
Keith Urban reveals the gold standard for performing at the Tyson Center
SIOUX CITY | Keith Urban wore work boots at the Tyson Events Center Friday night.
Good thing, too.
The Grammy winner worked harder than most artists, playing a host of instruments, bouncing around the stage and inviting a group of “Iowa girls” to the stage to show how shovel-ready he really is.
There's a lot going on in the Triangle this weekend. Here are our picks.
Bugfest - Ants will take centerstage at this annual celebration of insects and other creepy crawly bugs on Saturday at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. It is the 20th year for this free festival.
The Spokane County Interstate Fair kicks off on Friday at the Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., and this year’s music lineup includes a handful of big names. Tickets range from $25 to $40, which includes gate admission to the fair, and are available through TicketsWest. For a full fair schedule, visit spokanecounty.org. All grandstand concerts begin at 7 p.m.
The first of three music festivals Tuesday at ZooMontana drew a huge crowd of country music fans, who on a 95-degree day were able to stand or dance or sit mostly in the shade.
Promoters landed headliner Jon Pardi on his way up. The singer’s “Head Over Boots” single is currently No. 4 on the country music charts, above mega-stars like Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban.
The second festival was a celebration of ‘90s rock, headlined by Everclear...
Goodspeed’s ‘Sign of the Times’ a fun ’60s romp with a message
For the young Broadway actress Ephie Aardema, the new musical, “Sign of the Times,” at Goodspeed’s Terris Theatre, goes far beyond nostalgia.
Set in the mid-1960s, the story follows 20-something Cindy, played by Aardema, from her Ohio hometown to Manhattan to explore her dream of becoming a professional photographer. In the process, she comes to understand the importance of “friendship, love and discovering one’s sense of self.”