The trippy circus that follows the Grateful Dead descended on Chicago en masse as the first of the three-night Fare Thee Well, the final performances by the core four -- Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, along with guest musicians Trey Anastasio from Phish and keyboardists Bruce Hornsby and Jeff Chimenti -- got out of the gates smoothly. The attendance of 70,764 shattered Soldier Field’s post-renovation attendance record of 67,936 set by U2 360 in 2009.
The morning after the opening show, Peter Shapiro, co-producer of Fare Thee Well with AEG’s Madison House, says the show came off well logistically. “One [show] in out of three, we’re in good shape right now,” he says. “The response has been one of police, the city, and fans working harmoniously. And the weather is working with us, which always helps. You learn that on the first day of ‘Concerts 101,’ and it really is true: when the sun is shining, people are happy.”Read more »
Bobbi Kristina’s Aunt Leolah Brown Angered Over Alleged Deathbed Photos: “I’m on a Mission to Make Sure My Niece Gets Justice”
Bobbi Kristina Brown's aunt, Leolah Brown, posted a lengthy statement on Facebook Friday addressing news that photos of her niece in hospice are being pitched to media outlets for sale.
"I'll tell you what! You took that picture thinking you gon get some money for it...and thats gon be it! ...guess what!????!!!! I will myself if no one else does-see to it that -YOU be revealed!!!!" Leolah addressed the unnamed person in the post, who she alleged is shopping the photos.Read more »
As Americans, singing the National Anthem should be second nature, especially for celebrities who are expected to perform it. However, nerves or lack of preparation — or something else — can result in a much different outcome. Below are 10 celebrities who totally messed up their performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
On March 31, 2010, singer, songwriter and actress Keri Hilson sang the National Anthem at the Lakers vs. Hawks game. Despite her practice, Hilson started to sing, “What so proudly we hail’d,” for the second time, but then quickly fixed her mistake and switched to the original lyrics “O’er the ramparts we watch’d.”
The man fatally shot by a former CNN reporter at an Albuquerque motel had fled parole in Tennessee, police said.
Tomorio Walton had absconded from parole out of Memphis, and it wasn't clear how long he had been in New Mexico, Albuquerque Police Department spokesman Tanner Tixier said late Thursday.
Chuck de Caro and his wife, Lynne Russell, were in their room when Walton, 27, allegedly tried to rob them, authorities said.Read more »