Ed Sheeran coming to Michigan for first time in five years
DETROIT - He’s one of the biggest music artists in history and he’s returning to Michigan. Multiple Grammy Award-winning global superstar Ed Sheeran has just announced his first tour in the United States in five years. Sheeran will bring his “The Mathematics” stadium tour to Ford Field in Detroit on Saturday, July 15, 2023. The last time Sheeran performed in Michigan was on September 8, 2018 at Ford Field. ED SHEERAN “The Mathematics” TOUR DATES:mlive.com
Afghan officer rescued from Kabul starts new life in U.S.
The dramatic rescue in Afghanistan happened under the cover of darkness. The Taliban were closing in, and Americans were running out of time to save Mohammad Khalid Wardak. The high-profile Afghan national police officer spent years working alongside the U.S. military, and after the fall of Kabul, he went on the run, moving from safe house to safe house, at one point running barefoot to avoid capture.news.yahoo.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.
Killer Mike to earn Change Maker Award at Billboard Awards
NEW YORK – Grammy-winning rapper and social-political activist Killer Mike will receive the first Billboard Change Maker Award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Atlanta-born Killer Mike first made waves in music with his appearance on Outkast's 2000 album, “Stankonia." But Killer Mike has made noise outside of music, too. Last year he hosted Netflix's “Trigger Warning with Killer Mike," a 2019 documentary series about issues affected the Black community. The Billboard Change Maker Award will be presented by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms at the African American Panoramic Experience Museum in Atlanta.
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.
‘iHeartRadio Music Festival’ night two | How to watch, live stream, TV channel, time
The second night of the iHeartRadio Music Festival broadcasts tonight, Monday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. iHeartRadio Music Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary with its usual star-studded performances, only this time the artists are performing remotely from stages in Los Angeles and Nashville. On night one, we saw performances from Alicia Keys, Migos, Coldplay and BTS. You can find which channel The CW is on by using one of the channel finders here: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, DIRECTV and Dish. How do I watch The iHeartRadio Music Festival without cable?mlive.com
Sweet 16: Post Malone leads Billboard Awards nominations
Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Malones nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. The 2020 awards show was originally supposed to take place in April but was postponed because of the coronavirus.
How a fake Saudi prince stole $8M from investors
Anthony Gignac, a fake Saudi prince operating under the alias “Prince Khalid,” conned investors out of nearly $8 million dollars. A man who lived his entire life as a con artist was finally caught attempting to con one of the most powerful real estate tycoons in Miami. This recent video by Vanity Fair explains how Gignac conned people over the years. See the full video here.mlive.com
New this week: Alicia Keys, 'Filthy Rich' and the Emmys
This cover image released by RCA Records shows "Alicia" the latest release by Alicia Keys. The album, out Friday, features several guest stars, including Jill Scott, Miguel, Khalid, Snoh Aalegra, Sampha, Diamond Platnumz and Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote the single Underdog. (RCA Records via AP)
New this week: Alicia Keys, 'Filthy Rich' and the Emmys
This cover image released by RCA Records shows "Alicia" the latest release by Alicia Keys. The album, out Friday, features several guest stars, including Jill Scott, Miguel, Khalid, Snoh Aalegra, Sampha, Diamond Platnumz and Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote the single Underdog. (RCA Records via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. It lands on HBO and HBO Max on Saturday at 8 p.m.— AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Piano-playing pop star Alicia Keys is putting out her seventh album on Friday. — Kim Cattrall is at the center of Fox’s “Filthy Rich,” a prime-time soap opera loaded with money and betrayal that debuts 9 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 21.
Mo Pop Festival announces new location and 2020 lineup
click to enlarge Brita BrookesIts not Mo Pop if its not with you Presale 3/13 at 10am ET. Meanwhile, Detroit's eighth annual Mo Pop Music Festival has announced its 2020 lineup and a new location, with no mention of the c word. The renovation will add new structural features and amenities and will eliminate the open field once occupied by the sprawling annual festival to accommodate smaller events.OK now for the fun stuff: the lineup. Per previous Mo Pops, the festival will host local metro Detroit acts to kick off the weekend. General sales start on Monday, March 16, at 10 a.m. at mopopfestival.com Watch the latest from Mo Pop performer Phoebe Bridgers below.metrotimes.com
Coronavirus sidelines tours by Green Day, BTS and other acts touring Asia, Italy
Green Day and BTS have joined the list of music acts postponing or axing shows around the world due to coronavirus concerns. We have unfortunately made the difficult decision to postpone our upcoming shows in Asia due to the health + travel concerns with coronavirus, the American Idiot rockers tweeted Thursday. We have unfortunately made the difficult decision to postpone our upcoming shows in Asia due to the health + travel concerns with coronavirus. Green Day (@GreenDay) February 28, 2020AdvertisementK-pop stars BTS on Thursday canceled four hometown shows set for April 11, 12, 18 and 19 in Seoul, South Korea, due to coronavirus concerns. With the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, we are concerned about the potential quarantine we may face affecting further shows and appearances.latimes.com
El Paso native Khalid plans benefit concert for shooting victims and families
El Paso native Khalid is planning a benefit concert in his hometown to benefit the victims of Saturdays fatal mass shooting and to help remedy his heavy mind and heart. Singing 915' and city of El Paso on tour every night feels indescribable.The Grammy-nominated R&B star said the Texas concert is expected to take place later this month, with proceeds going to families affected by the shooting. Im planning for a benefit concert later this month, all of the proceeds will go to the families affected by the shooting. AdvertisementFollowing todays terrible tragedy in El Paso we are postponing our Sunday, August 4th show at the UTEP Don Haskins Arena in solidarity with the community. Sending our love to the entire community of El Paso.latimes.com