A California court has scheduled arguments next month for Michael Jackson’s doctor to appeal his involuntary manslaughter conviction. Conrad Murray was convicted of causing Jackson’s death by giving the singer an overdose of the anesthetic propofol on June 25, 2009.
On New Year’s Day, they’ll finally travel that last 20 feet. Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill and Darlene Love – the principal subjects of the documentary film “20 Feet from Stardom” – are set to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the 100th Rose Bowl game in Pasadena.
Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber visited young victims of Typhoon Haiyan on Tuesday, traveling to the Philippines after launching a worldwide campaign to help those affected by the deadly storm. Bieber flew to Tacloban, the devastated capital of central Leyte province, where he distributed shirts, toys and basketballs to children.
Here’s something to wag a tongue at: MTV says Miley Cyrus is the best artist of the year. The former child star twerked her way to the top. Her eye-popping duet with Robin Thicke on the MTV Video Music Awards was one of the year’s most talked about cultural events.
Outgoing GM of 13,000-capacity Sydney Entertainment Centre (SEC), Steve Romer, leaves his post Dec. 13. With a 20-year background in Gold Coast theme parks, Romer was in Sydney for 12 years, heading sports and entertainment venues.
No problems here. Following this summer’s “America’s Most Wanted Tour” with Lil Wayne and T.I., 2 Chainz has announced the schedule for his largest solo tour to date. The “2 Good To Be T.R.U. Tour” begins in February in Boston.
Cut Copy meant it when they named the third track of their latest album “We Are Explorers.” The act is set to travel the globe in 2014 with dates both near and far. The itinerary includes shows in Australia, North and South America as well as Europe.
But is Canada ready for Goo Goo Dolls? We’ll find out come February when John Rzeznik & Co. head north of the border for shows in markets ranging from Montreal to Vancouver. Presales and general onsales launch this week.
Opportunities to see great artists performing in intimate venues await you with the G4 Experience on the West Coast, The Chieftains and Ry Cooder on the East Coast and Gene Simmons in the Nevada desert.
Nine Inch Nails splits with its manager and promises a new lineup in 2014 … Heart is the latest act to cancel an appearance at SeaWorld … Pixies announce its new touring bassist … The Hives apologize for offending Boston fans with song dedication.
A minor stage collapse at Taylor Swift’s Dec. 7 show at Suncorp Stadium left the Brisbane venue in darkness momentarily. Prime ticket holders, seated before the stage, were moved while the staging was repaired.
The headline says it all as world-class piano-pounder Elton John announces another round of his mega-popular “Million Dollar Piano” shows in Sin City.
Neil Young will play four “Honor The Treaties” shows in his native Canada to support the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. With special guest Diana Krall performing on all dates, tickets for January gigs in Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina and Calgary go on sale this week.
Garth Brooks had some very good news for fans this morning. Appearing on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the country music superstar said he will be touring the globe in 2014 and that details will be announced “very soon.”
Las Vegas appears to have a winner when it comes to hyper-specific themes. The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas has opened a concert venue intended to evoke a 1930s-era theater dropped into an Eastern European glass factory.