Country Music Icon Kenny Rogers Dies at 81

Kenny Rogers has died at the age of 81 peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.

Source: Country Music Icon Kenny Rogers Dies at 81

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Greensburg St. Patrick’s Day events to continue despite coronavirus concerns | TribLIVE.com

2443959_web1_gtr-fd-beerfesta1-032519Greensburg area bars say coronavirus won’t prevent them from celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Weekend.

All Saints Brewing, Mr. Toad’s and the Parkwood Inn are among the local establishments planning parties, and they say their events will go on as scheduled.

“As far as I know, all the bars are still OK with that,” said Mr. Toad’s general manager Natalie Rizzi, who said the bar is “100%” moving forward with its Kegs and Eggs event scheduled for Saturday morning and concert with the band Habatat that night.

Mr. Toad’s will make sure it’s well-stocked with soap and hand sanitizer, Rizzi said.

“We don’t forsee any problems,” she said.

Gov. Tom Wolf Thursday discouraged all “mass gatherings,” especially those with more than 250 attendees, and said people should avoid recreational activities in public places.

All Saints Brewing Company founder Jeff Guidos said the brewery is still planning to hold its ShamRock&Roll event Saturday afternoon and evening, which will feature food trucks and live music.

Source: Greensburg St. Patrick’s Day events to continue despite coronavirus concerns | TribLIVE.com

Celine Dion Postpones World Tour Stop In Pittsburgh Due To A Cold – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Celine Dion is postponing her world tour stop in Pittsburgh because of a cold.

The news was announced on Tuesday night by PPG Paints Arena officials.

She was scheduled to be at PPG Paints Area on Friday as part of her “Courage World Tour.”

The show has been rescheduled to Nov. 18, 2020.

Source: Celine Dion Postpones World Tour Stop In Pittsburgh Due To A Cold – CBS Pittsburgh

Bloomfield music venue Howlers closing its doors, moving to East Liberty – Pittsburgh Business Times

Howlers, a Bloomfield staple, confirmed Tuesday that it would be leaving the neighborhood later this year.

In a post on its Facebook page, the music venue said that it would be closing its location in Bloomfield and opening a new one in East Liberty. The venue and bar has been a part of the neighborhood for almost two decades; hosting live music of various genres from Wednesday through Sunday.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Tuesday morning that the venue was closing, but the Pittsburgh City Paper added comments from owner Susan Coe, who said she planned to open the new location in East Liberty by Sept. 1.

Source: Bloomfield music venue Howlers closing its doors, moving to East Liberty – Pittsburgh Business Times

Super Bowl Halftime Show 2019: Twitter Reacts To Jennifer Lopez

All eyes were on Jennifer Lopez on Sunday as she and Shakira took the field at the center of the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami for the Super Bowl halftime show. It was a triumphant return for Lopez after her Oscar snub, as she proved her vocal and dance talent performing songs from her 21-year-long music career. She showed her range, exploding with Bronx charm as she opened with “Jenny from the Block,” commanding the stage in a perfectly choreographed rendition of “Get Right,” joining Shakira in a salsa number and welcoming her daughter on centerfield for a duet of “Let’s Get Loud” and “Born in the USA”—while donning a cape with both the Puerto Rican and American flags. At other points J Balvin and Bad Bunny took the stage, continuing the celebration of Latinx musicians.

Source: Super Bowl Halftime Show 2019: Twitter Reacts To Jennifer Lopez

Who Is Your All-Time Favorite Pittsburgh Disc Jockey? | Pittsburgh, PA Patch

PITTSBURGH, PA – National Disc Jockey Day occurs every January 20 to commemorate the death date of Alan Freed, one of the nation’s early influential DJs. Freed is credited with popularizing the term “rock and roll” while working at radio stations in Akron, Cleveland and New York in the 1950s.

Pittsburgh has had numerous talented DJs since Freed coined that term. Given that today is meant to honor them, it’s an appropriate time to ask: Who is your all-time favorite DJ and why?

  • Randy Baumann (WDVE)
  • Big Bob (96.1 KISS)
  • Jack Bogut (KDKA, WTAE, WSHH, WJAS)
  • Bubba (B-94, Star 100.7)
  • Chuck Brinkman (KQV, WTAE, WFFM-WMYG)
  • Bill Cardille (WJAS)
  • Porky Chedwick (WAMO, WEDO)
  • Jeff Christie a.k.a.Rush Limbaugh (KQV)
  • Rege Cordic (KDKA)
  • Chris DeCarlo (WYDD, WDVE, Y108)
  • John Garry (WTAE, WHTX)
  • Steve Hanson (WDVE, WMYG, 3WS)
  • George Hart (KQV, WXKX, 3WS, WPNT)
  • Jim Krenn (WDVE)
  • Terry Lee (WMCK, WIXZ)
  • Sean McDowell (WYDD, WYTK, WRRK, WDVE)
  • Jim Merkel (WPEZ, 3WS)
  • Michele Michaels (WDVE)
  • Mikey (96.1 KISS)
  • Larry O’Brien (WTAE, WHTX)
  • Scott Paulsen (WHTX, WDVE, WRKZ)
  • Clark Race (KDKA)
  • Jimmy Roach (WDVE, WMYG, Y108)
  • Cris Winter (WXXP, WDVE, WISH)

Source: Who Is Your All-Time Favorite Pittsburgh Disc Jockey? | Pittsburgh, PA Patch

Neil Peart has died; Rush drummer and lyricist dies at 67 after battling brain cancer – CBS News

Neil Peart, the longtime drummer and lyricist of the band Rush, has died at age 67. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer died in Santa Monica, California, on January 7 after battling brain cancer, CBS Los Angeles confirmed.

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The type of tumor Peart had, glioblastoma, is a brain tumor that often recurs after it is initially treated. Senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy died of the same cancer.

Source: Neil Peart has died; Rush drummer and lyricist dies at 67 after battling brain cancer – CBS News

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe coming to Pittsburgh in 2020 | TribLIVE.com

The bands will co-headline “The Stadium Tour” with support from Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in 2020, with dates from July to September.

The tour comes to PNC Park on Aug. 16.

Tickets go on sale Dec. 13, with pre-sales starting Dec. 9.

Source: Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe coming to Pittsburgh in 2020 | TribLIVE.com

Christmas music now playing on Pittsburgh radio stations

A couple of Pittsburgh radio stations kicked off the holidays this week by switching to Christmas music.

A random check of the 3WS “recently played” list on Friday afternoon showed such titles as “Where Are You, Christmas?” by Faith Hill, “Blue Christmas” by Elvis Presley, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey, “Frosty the Snowman” by The Beach Boys and “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Michael Buble.

On WISH, the recent song list included “Please Come Home for Christmas” by Eagles, “Step into Christmas” by Elton John, “Run, Rudolph, Run” by Chuck Berry, “Frosty the Snowman” by The Ronettes and “Deck the Halls” by Mannheim Steamroller.

Source: Christmas music now playing on Pittsburgh radio stations

Pittsburgh Record Label Roundup: Lemon Tree Records | Music | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

Follow along with us every other weekday, as we will feature a different Pittsburgh-based label … until we run out.

Lemon Tree Record Covers

Lemon Tree Record Covers

Lemon Tree Records

Founding Date/Founder(s): 2014, Bobby Smith

Genre: Punk, Emo, Indie Rock. “We just try to focus on pumping up good people, we’re far more concerned about who the bands are as people than what their music sounds like.”

Artists/Bands: Currently feature Booze Radly, Always Tired, Ghost Music, Anna’s Anchor, and The Eastern Portrait. Will be working with Milpool, The Snipped, TV’s Norm, and God’s Green Apples in the near future.

Inspiration: “When I was first thinking about trying to do this for real I sent out emails to a bunch of labels that I looked up to,” says Smith. “Two responses to those emails were hugely impactful for me. One was from Mike Park of Asian Man Records just telling me to do it for the love of music and not really consider the financial aspect. The other was from the drummer for 82 percent of all PGH Punk bands, Timothy Little, of Between the Days Records. He gave me a ton of great advice and really showed me the ropes as much as you can in regards to the DIY spirit and how to professionally release music. It was a huge help!”

Info: facebook.com/lemontreerecs. submissions currently open. Email lemontreerecs@gmail.com with a bio of your band and at least two songs, MP3s preferred

Source: Pittsburgh Record Label Roundup: Lemon Tree Records | Music | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

CMA Awards 2019 complete winners list | Fox News

The winner’s of country music’s biggest night.

– Music Event of the Year: “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus

– New Artist of the Year: Ashley McBryde

– Single of the Year: “God’s Country” by Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton accepts his CMA Award for Single of the Year. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

Blake Shelton accepts his CMA Award for Single of the Year. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

MIRANDA LAMBERT SPARKLES ON THE CMAS RED CARPET WITH HUSBAND BRENDAN MCLOUGHLIN 

– Song of the Year: “Beautiful Crazy” by Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Robert Wiliford

– Vocal Duo of the Year: Dan + Shay

– Group of the Year: Old Dominion

Dan + Shay perform "Speechless" at the 2019 CMA Awards. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

Dan + Shay perform “Speechless” at the 2019 CMA Awards. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

– Musician of the Year: Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle

– Music Video of the Year: “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves

Ashley McBryde accepts an award onstage during the 53rd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 13, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images,)

Ashley McBryde accepts an award onstage during the 53rd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 13, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images,) (Getty)

– Album of the Year: “GIRL” by Maren Morris

– Male Vocalist of the Year: Luke Combs

Luke Combs accepts his award for Male Vocalist of the Year. (Image Group LA/ABC via Getty Images)ROBERT WILLIFORD, LUKE COMBS

Luke Combs accepts his award for Male Vocalist of the Year. (Image Group LA/ABC via Getty Images)ROBERT WILLIFORD, LUKE COMBS

– Female Vocalist of the Year: Kacey Musgraves

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– Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks

Source: CMA Awards 2019 complete winners list | Fox News

Ringo Starr coming to PPG Paints Arena in June | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ringo Starr and his All-Star Band are bumping up from Heinz Hall to PPG Paints Arena.

The former Beatle drummer will bring his ensemble there on June 20.

Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Nov. 15 at ticketmaster.com.

The lineup will feature Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, and Hamish Stuart. Starr is releasing his 20th studio record, “What’s My Name,” which features Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, Dave Stewart, Benmont Tench and more.

Source: Ringo Starr coming to PPG Paints Arena in June | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Kanye West Is Releasing New Album Jesus Is King on Sunday, Kim Says | Pitchfork

Kanye West’s new studio album Jesus Is King was originally slated for release today (September 27), however the album has yet to materialize. After hosting a Sunday Service performance in Detroit, as well as a listening event at the city’s Fox Theatre, Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian West has announced that the new album will arrive Sunday (September 29). “Kanye is doing a listening session in Chicago tomorrow, then NYC Sunday” Kim wrote in an Instagram story (viewed by Pitchfork). “He’s dropping the album Sunday. Just a few final tweaks to the mixes.”

Source: Kanye West Is Releasing New Album Jesus Is King on Sunday, Kim Says | Pitchfork

Brexit is pitching the UK into its dirtiest election ever – CNN

Boris Johnson has been backed into a corner over Brexit. Partly through his own missteps, partly from the growing opposition to his “do-or-die” Brexit plan, Johnson is a man for whom the losses are piling up, while the UK is a country running out of time.

Source: Brexit is pitching the UK into its dirtiest election ever – CNN

Kelly Clarkson Hosts American Idol Reunion With Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson | E! News

Some people wait a lifetime for a reunion like this!

On an episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show that aired on Wednesday, host and singer Kelly Clarkson reunited with the three people that helped make her famous: Simon CowellPaula Abdul and Randy Jackson. This marked the first time all three original American Idol judges have reunited together with Clarkson since she won the first season of the show in 2002, which kickstarted her now-Grammy-winning music career, not to mention her new status as a TV star.

“I actually genuinely do not believe we would be sitting here today if you hadn’t entered the show that year,” Cowell said. “The whole premise of the show was we had to find a star who was gonna sell records. We found some great people that whole year but when you delivered that moment on that first live show, when you sang that winning song at the end-“

Source: Kelly Clarkson Hosts American Idol Reunion With Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson | E! News

ZZ Top still crankin’ after 50 years | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In June 1976, Joseph Finegold told The Pittsburgh Press that it was “the most horrible thing I have ever seen since World War II.” He was talking about ZZ TOP.

ZZ TOP
With: Cheap Trick
Where: KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday
Tickets: $18-$88; ticketmaster.com

Source: ZZ Top still crankin’ after 50 years | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Eddie Money: “Two Tickets to Paradise” singer announces he has stage 4 esophageal cancer – CBS News

Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer. The singer known for such hits as “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Take Me Home Tonight” says his fate is in “God’s hands.”

In the video, Money says he discovered he had cancer after what he thought was a routine checkup.

Source: Eddie Money: “Two Tickets to Paradise” singer announces he has stage 4 esophageal cancer – CBS News

Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire replace Brad Paisley at CMA Awards, join Carrie Underwood as co-host | Fox News

Carrie Underwood, who has hosted the Country Music Association Awards since 2008 with Brad Paisley, is losing her partner-in-crime.

Source: Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire replace Brad Paisley at CMA Awards, join Carrie Underwood as co-host | Fox News

Are You A Taylor Swift Fan? – Watch Her Livestream Announcement (8/22/19 @ 5pm EST) – YouTube

Join the live event for an exclusive live performance, Q&A, and a closer look at the new album before the world premiere of the “Lover” music video. http://taylorswift.lnk.to/LoversLounge ►Pre-Order ‘Lover’ here: https://TaylorSwift.lnk.to/Loversu ►Exclusive Merch: https://store.taylorswift.com ►Follow Taylor Swift Online Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/taylorswift Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/taylorswift Tumblr: http://taylorswift.tumblr.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/taylorswift13 Website: http://www.taylorswift.com ►Follow Taylor Nation Online Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/taylornation Tumblr: http://taylornation.tumblr.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/taylornation13 #TaylorSwift #LoversLounge

Disney Plus: Every show, movie and original you’ll be able to stream — and when – CNET

500 movies? 7,500 TV episodes? Here are all titles we actually know will be streaming from Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, Disney’s own studio and Fox. .

Disney has laid out a vast catalog of new and legacy movies and shows you’ll be able to stream with the launch of the company’s Netflix competitor, Disney Plus. At launch on Nov. 12 in the US, Disney Plus will have 300 movie titles, and that’ll grow to more than 500 movie titles (100 of them being “recent” theatrical film releases) in the first year, as well as 7,500 episodes of TV. And Disney has even indicated it would revive nostalgic Fox franchises including a Home Alone reboot on Disney Plus.

Source: Disney Plus: Every show, movie and original you’ll be able to stream — and when – CNET