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Lionel Richie’s going to keep the party going “All Night Long!" The 68-year-old seasoned star has officially joined the all-star tribute concert honoring Kenny Rogers. The one-night event -- “All In For the Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration” -- will take place on Oct. 25 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
Et has exclusively learned that Richie will be joining legendary performers including Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Wynonna Judd, Lady Antebellum, Alison Krauss, Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton, Idina Menzel, The Flaming Lips and more, as the stars take the stage to pay homage to Rogers.
Richie and Rogers’ friendship goes back decades, with the two performers sharing the stage numerous times. Richie wrote the 2001 song “Lady” for Rogers.
“A lifetime of friendship and I could not be more honored to be a part of Kenny’s Farewell Concert Celebration,” Richie told said in a statement. “It’s going to be a special night.”
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Wynonna Judd had a serious medical emergency Saturday night that torpedoed her concert. Wynonna was supposed to perform at Aura nightclub in Portland, Maine. Her opening band took the stage and completed its set and the scene was set for Wynonna to appear. But that didn't happen. Her production manager came out and said the singer had "a medical emergency" and was unable to perform. A law enforcement source tells TMZ, someone called 911 and the fire department responded, »
- TMZ Staff
Honored on the fourth Thursday of September, the campaign asks pet lovers and animal rescue groups to create an unstoppable, integrated voice advocating for homeless pets to live in forever homes, not die waiting for them. Grassroots candle-lighting ceremonies and a global avalanche of social media buzz will shine a light on the millions of animals still awaiting adoption and encourage communities to opt to adopt and reduce the millions of homeless pets euthanized each year. As in previous years, some very big names are stepping forward to lend their support to the cause, including Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, Kristin Chenoweth, who has been named the 2017 Official Spokesperson for the campaign. Helen Woodward Animal Center encourages the world to join with these philanthropic celebrities and »
The Voice’s Lauren Duski has become season 12’s resident queen of country ballads — but during Monday night’s live show she showed a different side of her talent.
As Gwen Stefani put it, the rising country singer “graduated to an up-tempo song” and delivered a strong performance of Wynonna Judd’s 1993 hit “Tell Me Why” that was met with praise from all of the judges.
“I love singing ballads, and it felt like I finally got to show a different side of me and people probably didn’t expect it,” Duski told reporters after the live show. “I was really excited about it. »
- Brianne Tracy
Has Mark Isaiah become the Sanjaya Malakar of The Voice? Going into Monday’s performances by Season 12’s Top 10, it certainly seemed so. Though more than half of you who voted in our elimination poll last week would have sent the Austin Mahone wannabe packing, he remained in the contest, the recipient of a puzzling instant save. Did he finally hit upon a song that would allow him to win something more than Adam Levine’s admiration and fourth place in a high school talent show? Did Vanessa Ferguson Riri-cover from her “Diamonds” misstep? Did Chris Blue manage to top »
Brooks was the final singer among more than 30 who came to honor the country legend on Wednesday night with a tribute concert at Bridgestone Arena.
“The hardest thing I believe I’ve ever done is sing one of your songs with you sitting right there,” Brooks announced to Travis, who was perched stage right with his wife, Mary, for the entire three-hour concert.
“So it’s gonna suck, but it’s all love,” Brooks said before launching into Travis’ signature hit, »
- Nancy Kruh
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