Tag Archives: concerts

Coachella Owner Still Donating To Anti-LGBT Groups

The New York Daily News reports: Coachella co-owner Philip Anschutz has once again come under scrutiny for bankrolling right-wing, anti-LGBTQ organizations at odds with the progressively minded music festival. A new tax filing shows The Anschutz Foundation donated at least $325,000 between Dec. 2015 and Nov. 2016 to organizations with an explicit anti-LGBTQ mission, which was first reported by Pitchfork. …

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TRAILER: Barbra: The Music, The Mem’ries, The Magic!

Via press release: With a career spanning six decades, Barbra Streisand is a legend of both stage and screen with a loyal, loving fanbase. In the Netflix film concert event she is joined by an exciting roster of special guests, including a special duet with Jamie Foxx, as she takes audiences on a journey of her life’s work, like a …

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VIRAL VIDEO: A Future Broadway Star Is Born

The Houston Chronicle reports: This time Idina Menzel didn’t want to “Let HIM go.” The “Frozen” singer and Broadway legend was closing out her Grand Prairie show and invited children to join her on stage to sing along to “Let It Go. Menzel nonchalantly began talking with Luke, the only boy on stage, and asked if he knew the song …

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BROADWAY: Hamilton Creator Joins Push For Federal Law To Crack Down On Ticket Scalpers [VIDEO]

Sen. Chuck Schumer wants to impose a $16,000 per ticket fine for scalpers who use bots. Broadway’s biggest star thinks that’s a fantastic plan. Rolling Stone reports: Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer held a press conference Sunday urging Congress to pass legislation that would crack down on ticket scalpers. If the bill – dubbed the …

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Swag Tuesday: See Babs In Concert In Brooklyn

Today’s Swag Tuesday prize is two tickets to see Barbra Streisand in concert at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center on August 13th! Enter below by commenting on this post. Please leave an email address if you are not a registered Disqus user.  The winner will be randomly chosen on Friday afternoon and notified via email by Streisand’s PR folks. Here’s the press …

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Ted Nugent Fails To Draw Crowd For $5 Concert

Tickets were slashed from $67 to $5 and the show was still a humiliating failure: Ted Nugent, who occasionally takes time away from making racist and anti-Semitic statements to play music, failed to draw much of a crowd at a Friday night concert, driving the promoters to end “Laconiafest” in New Hampshire a day early, the Laconia Daily Sun reports. …

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John Grant & Kylie Minogue – Glacier [VIDEO]

The audience at London’s Royal Albert Hall got a surprise treat Wednesday night when Kylie Minogue appeared to duet on John Grant’s gorgeous track, Glacier. NME.com reacts: Random? Sure – not just because nobody really knew the two even knew each other, but also because it’s been an age since Kylie’s gone for such an indie hook-up. Aside from some …

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Barbra Streisand Announces Summer Tour

Via USA Today: Barbra Streisand is going on tour this summer. The singer, 74, will perform in nine cities in August and after the tour, she will release a new album: Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway. No release date was identified. Her summer concerts will include songs from each decade of her hit-making career as well as numbers from the …

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VIRGINIA: Pearl Jam Dedicates I Am A Patriot Song To “Soldiers In The LGBT Community” [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: Hours after Pearl Jam announced they were canceling their Raleigh, North Carolina concert to protest the state’s controversial “bathroom bill,” Eddie Vedder delivered a powerful speech in front of Pearl Jam’s Hampton, Virginia crowd Monday explaining the decision. “We thought we could take the money and give it to them and still play the show, but the …

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Rockers Boston Go Springsteen On North Carolina

THREE shows cancelled. From the band’s Facebook page: While the enjoyment of our fans is our central concern, and we have been looking forward to celebrating forty years of history performing for our listeners in North Carolina with spectacular live shows this spring, human rights are more important. It is with deep regret, that I must announce the cancellation of …

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CHARLOTTE: Sold-Out Audience Roars In Approval As Duran Duran Slams Anti-LGBT Laws [VIDEO]

Fulfilling their promise, last night Duran Duran interrupted their sold-out concert at Charlotte’s PNC Pavilion to denounce North Carolina’s HB2. Standing before a giant electronic rainbow flag, lead singer Simon Le Bon drew roars from the audience when he expressed support for LGBT rights and then boos when he mentioned that HB2 makes it legal to fire someone for being …

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JMG EXCLUSIVE: Cyndi Lauper To Donate All Profits From Raleigh Concert To Equality North Carolina

“Sadly, once again, the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have been trampled on with the recent passage of HB2 in North Carolina. Me and my team at the True Colors Fund have been closely monitoring the situation in North Carolina and support the efforts of the Human Rights Campaign, Equality North Carolina, and others to repeal …

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Ringo Starr Goes Springsteen On North Carolina

Citing the Beatles classic All You Need Is Love, Ringo Starr today cancelled his June 18th concert in Cary, North Carolina, joining with fellow artists in “fighting against the bigotry of HB2.” Ringo further declares that HB2 “opens the door to discrimination everywhere.” See his message below.

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Bruce Springsteen Cancels North Carolina Concert In Show Of Solidarity For Transgender “Freedom Fighters”

WHOA. Bruce Springsteen tweeted out this statement this afternoon: As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the “bathroom” law. HB2 — known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — dictates which bathrooms …

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PWR BTTM Perform For NPR’s Tiny Desk Series [VIDEO]

Yesterday PWR BTTM, who I first mentioned here back in September, performed for NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series. I like these guys. Clip recap: It took only a few power chords, a sprinkle of glitter and the occasional jokey line — “We can do our makeup in the parking lot / We can get so famous that I might get …

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At Carnegie Hall’s Bowie Tribute Concert [VIDEO]

Last night Debbie Harry, Cyndi Lauper, Ann Wilson, Michael Stipe, Rickie Lee Jones, Laurie Anderson, the Flaming Lips, and many others performed at Carnegie Hall’s tribute concert to David Bowie. Watch some fan-made performance clips below and see the set list.

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CUBA: Rolling Stones To Play Free Concert

From the band’s announcement: The Rolling Stones will perform a groundbreaking concert in Havana, Cuba on Friday March 25, 2016. The free concert will take place at the Ciudad Deportiva de la Habana and will be the first open air concert in the country by a British Rock Band. Always exploring new horizons and true pioneers of rock, the Stones, …

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