‘Cancel the concert?’: Jackson County official worried about COVID at Garth Brooks show
“Why don’t we just cancel the concert? We might save 10 to 15,000 lives there, I don’t know,” Jackson County Legislator Ron Finley said as he called for health measures to be put in place ahead of the Garth Brooks concert this weekend.news.yahoo.com
NY Philharmonic to resume subscription performance Sept, 17
The New York Philharmonic will resume subscription performances in September following a historic 18-month gap caused by the coronavirus pandemic, presenting a shortened schedule of 78 concerts in a season shifted from Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall while the orchestra’s home is remodeled.
Where Biden stood, reminders of a failed insurrection
President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill, walk out for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. On the very spot where President Joe Biden delivered his inaugural address, an insurrectionist mob had tried — and failed — to overturn his election just two weeks before. The Associated Press has the privilege of a seat on the inaugural platform every four years in a tradition dating as far back as anyone can remember. It ensured a quick pace and gave Biden helpful hints such as a reminder to “build" to the finish. Biden had just a handful of small verbal stumbles and couldn’t resist adding an unscripted “folks” — a Biden trademark — toward the end.
People can’t stop talking about Amanda Gorman’s poem at President Biden’s inauguration
— Clea DuVall (@cleaduvall) January 20, 2021Amanda Gorman, that was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard. #Inauguration — Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) January 20, 2021Amanda Gorman delivering that poem on those steps two weeks after insurrectionists occupied that same ground. — Amanda Gorman — Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) January 20, 2021Amanda Gorman there managing to out-star J Lo, Gaga and Garth Brooks. — Richard Chambers (@newschambers) January 20, 2021Amanda Gorman for President!! #AmandaGorman #InaugurationDay — Jaime Harrison (@harrisonjaime) January 20, 2021Lady Gaga pointing to the flag, President Biden pointing to the Union and Amanda Gorman pointing to the future.mlive.com
Hollywood on the Potomac: A-list turns out for Biden-Harris
Lady Gaga sings the national anthem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. And country star Garth Brooks, doffing his black cowboy hat, sang a soulful a capella rendition of “Amazing Grace,” his eyes closed for much of the song. While stars mostly eschewed Trump's inauguration four years ago, the A-list was back for Biden. Brooks was careful to call his decision to perform on Wednesday non-political, and in the spirit of unity. Alone with his guitar, The Boss sang his “Land of Hope and Dreams” in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Like so much this past year, the inaugural celebration will be like no other: pared down, distanced, much of it virtual. But for actor Christopher Jackson — the original George Washington in Broadway's “Hamilton" — performing in a virtual “ball” is a way of participating in an essential rite of American democracy. Miranda will contribute a classical recitation, joining musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake and Bon Jovi. The inaugural committee has made sure to blend this high-powered list with ordinary Americans and inspiring stories. And the “AAPI Inaugural Ball: Breaking Barriers” celebrated the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities with planned participants including actors Kal Penn, John Cho, Kumail Nanjiani and Chloe Bennet.
Here are the celebrities joining Biden's star-studded inauguration
Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks are performing for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, amid a week of events packed with celebrity power but void of crowds. Inauguration CeremonyMembers of the United States Marine Corps march during rehearsal for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris along Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Washington. Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show at Hard Rock Stadium on February 2, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Getty ImagesJennifer Lopez will also be performing at the ceremony just before Mr. Biden is sworn in, shortly before 12 p.m. He was asked to perform at Mr. Trump's 2016 inauguration, but was not able to appear due to concert commitments.cbsnews.com
Garth Brooks joins lineup of entertainers at Biden inaugural
FILE - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, Garth Brooks performs on stage during the 2020 Gershwin Prize Honoree's Tribute Concert at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)NEW YORK – Add Garth Brooks to the lineup of entertainers at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. This is a statement of unity.”Brooks, who joins Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez among others, performed during the inaugural celebration of President Barack Obama in 2009. Invited by incoming first lady Jill Biden, Brooks has known the Bidens for more than a decade, when Joe Biden was Obama's vice president. He does not plan to sing his socially conscious “We Shall Be Free,” which he performed at the Obama inaugural.
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.
’43rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors’ Class Includes Debbie Allen, Joan Baez, Garth Brooks And More
Debbie Allen, Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Midori and Dick Van Dyke will make up The 43rd Kennedy Center Honors class as CBS broadcasts the special for the 43rd year. “The Kennedy Center Honors serves as a moment to celebrate the remarkable artists who have spent their lives elevating the cultural history of our nation and world,” said Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein. An Honoree medallion ceremony for the Honorees and a limited audience will be hosted by the Kennedy Center during the week of May 17-22. “This past year has taught us many things, including the need to be flexible and adaptable,” stated Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter. Each of the 43rd Kennedy Center Honorees and their work continues to speak to American culture and our national fortitude.detroit.cbslocal.com
Odd became normal: sports’ masked road trip to the unknown
FILE - Cardboard cutouts rest in seats at Oracle Park as the San Francisco Giants play the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, in this Wednesday, July 29, 2020, file photo. What wasn’t odd in 2020, when the coronavirus was the commissioner of all sports? And, before long, the odd became the new normal. Masked coaches patrolled the sidelines looking as if they had been lifted from the set of a cheesy cops-and-robbers movie. But with no fans in the park -- in Oakland and San Francisco -- and plenty of balls landing in the seats, AP Baseball Writer Janie McCauley had an idea.
’Garth and Trisha Live: A Holiday Concert:’ Sneak Peek, how to watch, livestream
Music power couple, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, are about to perform a live holiday concert right from their own home, and you don’t even need a ticket. It’s “Garth and Trisha Live! A Holiday Concert Event” tonight at 8:30 p.m. Brooks and Yearwood will perform live by request from their home recording studio, Studio G, singing songs of the season. “Now, nine long months later, who better to bring some holiday magic, performing some of the greatest holiday songs of all time than Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.”The concert will be filmed without a live studio audience.mlive.com
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood on celebrating 15 years of marriage, holiday special
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood on celebrating 15 years of marriage, holiday special Country music power couple Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood just celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary. They join "CBS This Morning" live to discuss their upcoming special, "Garth & Trisha Live! A Holiday Concert Event."cbsnews.com
Pop Culture in (ugh) 2020, from the bizarre to the sublime
on Aug. 31, 2020, actor Chadwick Boseman in character as T'Challa in "Black Panther" and 10-year old twins Lenny, left, and Bobby Homes paying tribute to Boseman at their home in in Mesa, Ariz. on Aug. 31, 2020. (Takiyah Dupas, Marvel Studios, Annalie Homes via AP)And now, for our annual look at the year in pop culture…. Truth is, people turned to culture of all kinds in 2020 — highbrow and lowbrow — to satisfy varied and sometimes conflicting needs: Distraction, inspiration, consolation, escapism, hope. A Broadway star serenaded health workers from his apartment window, and ballet dancers performed “Swan Lake” from their bathtubs. The world mourns an actor of immense talent who, like many of his characters, radiated a regal sense of dignity.
Adam Wainwright wins MLB's Roberto Clemente Award
NEW YORK – Longtime St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has won the Roberto Clemente Award, given annually by Major League Baseball for community involvement and philanthropy. The effort provided more than 4 million meals to prevent childhood hunger during the coronavirus pandemic and nearly 8 million meals in all. Let’s go there even more now.’”A 39-year-old right-hander, Wainwright is a free agent after spending all 15 of his big league seasons with the Cardinals. The award usually is announced during the World Series but was delayed this year until Monday because of the pandemic. Wainwright thought back to gathering donors at the ballpark back in 2013 when the foundation was just starting.
Whitney Houston makes history with 3rd diamond album
This cover image released by Arista Records shows "Whitney" by Whitney Houston. The late singer has earned her third diamond certified album, becoming the first Black artist to achieve the feat. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that Houston's 1987 sophomore album, Whitney," has reached diamond status, which is equivalent to selling 10 million albums. (Arista Records via AP)
Whitney Houston makes history with 3rd diamond album
This cover image released by Arista Records shows "Whitney" by Whitney Houston. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that Houston's 1987 sophomore album, Whitney," has reached diamond status, which is equivalent to selling 10 million albums. (Arista Records via AP)NEW YORK – The late Whitney Houston has earned her third diamond-certified album, becoming the first Black artist to achieve the feat. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that Houston's 1987 sophomore album, “Whitney," has reached diamond status, which is equivalent to selling 10 million albums. Others with three or more albums that have reached diamond status include The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Shania Twain and the Eagles.
Who’s performing at the ’2020 Billboard Music Awards' hosted by Kelly Clarkson? How to watch, livestream
Get ready for a huge night of music with some of the biggest singers on the planet taking part. It’s the “2020 Billboard Music Awards” airing live on NBC featuring performances from Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks and even En Vogue. HOW TO WATCH: The music awards show airs tonight on NBC from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Singer and “The Voice” coach, Kelly Clarkson, is hosting for her second straight year. Also performing will be Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Brandy featuring Ty Dolla Sign, BTS, Doja Cat, Kane Brown, Swae Lee & Khalid, Luke Combs and Saint Jhn.mlive.com
Post Malone owns Billboard Awards, Legend shines onstage
Post Malone accepts the top artist award at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)NEW YORK – Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John Legend gave a heartfelt performance that was dedicated to his wife. Garth Brooks accepted the Icon Award from Cher, who called the country star “a true music legend and my friend." Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen, who died last week, was honored as the show aired a clip of his Billboard Awards performance from 2015. This year’s Billboard Awards were originally supposed to take place in April but were postponed because of the pandemic.
New this week: David Byrne, 'The Amazing Race' & Tommy Lee
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. — Gretchen Sorin and Ric Burns' “Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America” was, unfortunately, always going to be of the moment. — Rocker Tommy Lee is in a collaborative state of mind on his new album, “Andro,” out Friday. Sundance Now’s true crime drama “Des” stars David Tennant (“Doctor Who”) as Dennis Nilsen, a serial killer who targeted young men, including the homeless. The three-part “Des,” debuting Thursday on the streaming service, was a recent U.K. TV hit and drew raves for Tennant’s performance.
Billboard Awards: Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Malone to perform
NEW YORK – Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Luke Combs and leading nominee Post Malone will perform at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. With restrictions set due to the coronavirus pandemic, it wasn’t clear if the performances will be live or pre-taped. The awards show was originally supposed to take place in April but was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, which caused a halt to live performances and TV and film productions. Kelly Clarkson will host the Billboard Awards, and Garth Brooks will receive the ICON Award. Malone’s 16 nominations include top male artist, top rap artist and the show’s biggest prize, top artist.
ACM Awards brings live performances back to TV amid pandemic
This combination photo shows country singers, from left, Luke Bryan, Kane Brown and Mickey Guyton who will perform at this year's ACM Awards in Nashville. (AP Photo)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – At the Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday, there won’t be fake fans, canned applause or pre-taped acceptance speeches. After a five-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the awards show wants to bring the live television experience back again. The 55th annual ACM Awards, normally held in April in Las Vegas, were delayed this year and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, for the first time. “I don’t know if it’s gonna look like an NFL Draft night when we hand out the awards,” Urban said laughing.
Miranda Lambert leads CMA noms, Luke Combs' streak continues
The CMAs announced Tuesday that Lambert earned seven nominations. She's followed by Luke Combs, who continues his streak of success as one of country musics biggest streaming artists with six nominations, including his first for entertainer of the year. Combs earned his first all-genre No. Carrie Underwood joins Combs and Lambert in the entertainer of the year category, along with Keith Urban and Eric Church. Other top nominees include Maren Morris, who scored five nominations including song and single of the year for her love song, The Bones."
Now playing at the mall parking lot: movies, drag shows
This photo provided by Polk Imaging shows Drive 'N Drag at Westfield Garden State Plaza, in Paramus, N.J. After being closed for months due to the pandemic, malls are bringing all types of drive-in entertainment to their massive parking lots, hoping to lure people back to their properties. (Dave Kotinsky/Polk Imaging for Westfield via AP)
Garth Brooks doesn't want to win CMA entertainer award again
FILE - Garth Brooks accepts the award for entertainer of the year at the 53rd annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Nov. 13, 2019. Brooks says he is pulling himself out of nominations for the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award, saying it's time for someone else to win the top prize. Brooks, who won the top prize last November, said during an online press conference on Wednesday that he doesn't want to be nominated in any upcoming years as well. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
Confused fans rip Garth Brooks for wearing 'Sanders' jersey
DETROIT (AP) Leave it to the internet to interpret Garth Brooks wearing a Barry Sanders jersey during a concert in Detroit as a political endorsement of a certain liberal presidential candidate. 20 jersey to pay homage to him since they both went to Oklahoma State University. I love this man.After the show, Brooks posted a photo on social media of himself wearing the jersey, which has Sanders and 20 emblazoned on the back. Annoyed fans ripped Brooks in the comment sections under the photo, believing he was endorsing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and the self-proclaimed democratic socialist's 2020 presidential campaign. How much did KFC pay you to wear this? a commenter wrote, referring to another famous Sanders: Colonel.monroenews.com
Snowflake country fans are mad at Garth Brooks for wearing a Barry Sanders jersey, thinking it was for Bernie Sanders
Facebook forgot who Barry Sanders is and is freaking out at Garth Brooks for wearing a jersey and Im dying. 20 jersey.Brooks posted the photo after his show, but the story became news when careful observers noticed that fans were still mad more than five days later. )For the record ( and Barry holds a lot of em ), Barry never wore a gray jersey, and he never played a down at Ford Field. Since it is 2020, a safer choice for Brooks mightve been a Billy Sims jersey . But next time he shows up at Ford Field, we suggest Garth wear a No.metrotimes.com
Yeehaw! Garth Brooks is back to fuck shit up in Detroit
click to enlarge Sterling Munksgard / Shutterstock.comGarth Brooks, destroyer of worlds. A few years ago, the potent combination of a Garth Brooks concert at the former Joe Louis Arena and Monster Jam monster truck rally at Ford Ford created a perfect storm an hours-long traffic jam in Detroit dubbed "Garthlock 2015" by this paper.For those who still have PTSD from the cosmic event, we warn you: Brooks is back, and he's looking for more blood.The county megastar is set to perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Ford Field. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks and the Garth Brooks Ticket Line 877-654-2784.Brooks is the No. 1-selling solo artist in U.S. history with more than 148 million records sold, although you can follow the white rabbit and learn way more than you ever cared to know about dubious RIAA trickery that could account for inflated numbers.Garthmetrotimes.com
CMA Awards 2019 nominations announced
(CNN) - The Country Music Association announced the nominees for "The 53rd Annual CMA Awards" on Wednesday, with Maren Morris topping the list with six. Those nods add to her previous 10 nominations and one win in years past. The following is a list of the nominees:ENTERTAINER OF THE YEARGarth BrooksEric ChurchChris StapletonCarrie UnderwoodKeith UrbanSINGLE OF THE YEAR*Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s), and Mix Engineer- "Burning Man" -- Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne)Producers: Maren Morris, busbee- "Brand New Man" -- Brooks & Dunn (with Luke Combs)Producer: Dann Huff- "Dive Bar" -- Garth Brooks & Blake SheltonProducer: Garth Brooks- "Old Town Road (Remix)" -- Lil Nas X feat. The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
Items belonging to Elvis, Johnny Cash and Garth Brooks at auction
Personal and career items from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Jerry Lee Lewis, Judy Garland and Garth Brooks are up for auction. NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Memorabilia from some of the most iconic stars and artists of all time are hitting the auction block later this month and we got a sneak peek. Kruse GWS Auctions previewed personal and career items from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Jerry Lee Lewis, Judy Garland and Garth Brooks. We also got a look at some of the items aboard Garth Brooks' tour bus, which is also being auction off later this month. "It makes perfect sense to bring some of this incredible memorabilia to Music City USA aboard the Garth Brooks tour bus we will be auctioning," said Brigitte Kruse, Founder of Kruse GWS Auctions.
Garth Brooks announces 7-date dive bar tour
(CNN) - Country singer Garth Brooks may be coming to play at a dive bar near you. Brooks announced on Facebook that he will be playing a surprise, seven-city dive bar tour, inspired by his new song with Blake Shelton "Dive Bar," alongside his current North American tour. He'll kick it off in a Chicago dive bar on July 15. The singer didn't reveal which dive bar in Chicago or the other six locations. The remainder of the dates will be announced on July 15, which is the same day "Dive Bar" will be released to Amazon Music.
Cancer survivor surprises Garth Brooks on E.T.
Cancer survivor surprises Garth Brooks on E.T. Garth Brooks paid special tribute to one fan at his concert in Minneapolis. Teresa Shaw is battling cancer and that night she brought her sign that said, "Chemo this morning. Garth tonight. The two reunited on "Entertainment Tonight."cbsnews.com