Billy Joel’s first Comerica Park concert will now be two years in the making, postponed to 2022
DETROIT - Billy Joel’s first ever Comerica Park concert will now be two years in the making. The “Piano Man” has postponed his huge stadium concert another year. Meantime, Guns N’ Roses, originally set for last July 11 at Comerica Park, is slated for this July 24. Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer will be at Comerica Park on Tuesday, August 10. The Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison, Joan Jett show has been pushed back a second year to July 10, 2022 at Comerica Park.mlive.com
Twyla Tharp, nearing 80, isn't slowing down. Next question?
NEW YORK – The new PBS documentary on dancer-choreographer Twyla Tharp is called “Twyla Moves.” In retrospect, that sounds a bit weak. AdGiven all that, it would seem obvious that something like a global pandemic wouldn't force Tharp off course, or keep her on the sofa binge-watching Netflix. Tharp explains it simply: "Part of the adventure for me has always been a physical challenge." In one old clip, TV host Dick Cavett asks Tharp what she does to relax after a long period of work. Tharp didn’t want the film, directed by Steven Cantor and part of the American Masters series, to feel like a biography.
DSO hoping to resume live performances in autumn
DETROIT – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has announced its schedule of performances for the 2021-2022 season, saying it hopes live performances can resume in the autumn if the coronavirus pandemic ebbs sufficiently so that can be done safely. “Now, more than ever before, we must play music for our audiences live in Orchestra Hall,” Jader Bignamini, DSO’s music director, said in a statement announcing the schedule Thursday. The new season will be the first full season with Bignamini, the Italian conductor appointed music director in early 2020. That will include season-opening concerts featuring Respighi’s “Fountains of Rome” and “Pines of Rome” in early October. The DSO also released its schedule for the PNC Pops Season.
Delayed Kennedy Center Honors to be rescheduled for mid-May
(Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)WASHINGTON – Five months after they were postponed because of the coronavirus, the annual Kennedy Center Honors are coming back in May, possibly in a series of small events, organizers announced Wednesday. The centerpiece event for Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts normally happens in December, but it was postponed last year amid the pandemic. But even with COVID-19 vaccines gradually rolling out across the country, Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter knew the usual concert would not be possible in May. “It's normally such a festive event, and I'm sure that will come across.”Brooks is no stranger to the Kennedy Center Honors process. Trump and first lady Melania Trump generally stayed away from Kennedy Center events, but Rutter hopes to get President-elect Joe Biden involved this year.
"Rise Up New York!": Star-studded virtual telethon raises $115 million for New Yorkers
Tina Fey hosted a "virtual telethon" Monday night that raised $115 million for those in New York impacted by the coronavirus, which has killed nearly 15,000 people there since the outbreak began. A-listers from across the entertainment world made appearances during the one-hour broadcast put on by Robin Hood, the state's largest poverty-fighting organization, and iHeartMedia. Local TV stations, including WCBS-TV, and radio stations simulcasted "Rise Up New York!" #NY4NY https://t.co/0gkVaS73Jx Robin Hood (@RobinHoodNYC) May 12, 2020New York State had 488 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in the past 24 hours along with 161 deaths related to coronavirus-related illness. Donations to Robin Hood can still be made online here.cbsnews.com