Earlier this week Beyoncé postponed a concert that was scheduled in Belgium, drawing the ire of some fans and fueling speculation that the pop-star is pregnant. Yesterday the 31-year-old wrote an apology and posted it to her Facebook page.
In a photo-copy of the handwritten letter to her fans Beyoncé writes, “I’ve never postponed a show in my life. It was very hard for me. I promise I will make it up very soon. I’m sorry if I disappointed you.” Continuing she assures fans that she’s better, “Thank you for your concern. I’m feeling better now and I’m ready to give you a great show.”
Beyoncé was scheduled to perform at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, but was advised by her doctors to rest. The show will be rescheduled and ticketholders will be able to use their tickets at that show.
Beyoncé kicked off her “Mrs. Carter World Tour” last month in Serbia. The tour is expected to finish on August 5, at the Barclays Center in New York.
Singer Michael Bublé entertained a crowd of commuters in an acapella performance this morning in New York City’s subway.
Bublé posted the video on his website and Facebook page as he took to the streets to introduce his eighth studio album ‘To Be Loved,’ Bublé performed “Who’s Lovin’ You” off the new album at the NYC subway stop at West 67th Street and Lincoln Center.
As commuters gathered round, Bublé started singing with the group Naturally 7, while onlookers were grabbing for their camera phones. In the video passengers could be seen off-loading from the subway trains trying to figure out what all the commotion was about.
After the performance Bublé exclaimed, “That is the coolest thing ever man!” He went on to say, “Singing in the New York subway is something that’s been done for years, and years, and years, and ah I feel like it’s the most authentic, organic way to make music.” Looking forward to playing in the subway he said, “Out of all the press I had to do, out of Europe and America, this was the thing I was most excited about.”
The Canadian singer, songwriter and actor has won several Grammy Awards and two American Music Awards. He’s been in a number of movies including ‘Duets’ and ‘Totally Blonde.’
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In a press release today Thunder Valley Casino Resort announced several new acts for their upcoming Summer Concert Series for 2013 and it appears this is going to be a great series.
Thunder Valley will welcome back several popular artists like Huey Lewis and the News, Peter Frampton and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
This Summer Concert Series will include the ‘Under the Sun’ tour featuring Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon & Fastball. Look for tickets for this show to sell out early.
This year joining the legendary Peter Frampton in his ‘Guitar Circus’ tour will be the equally legendary B.B. King. Another show you won’t want to miss.
“We are thrilled to add these big name entertainers to our fourth annual Summer Concert Series lineup,” said Dawn Clayton, Acting General Manager of Thunder Valley Casino Resort. “Our outdoor amphitheater is second to none in the region and as always, we will have a very well-rounded series of big name entertainers.”
Check back here for the latest updates!
|Frankie Vallie and The Four Season||Saturday, June 1|
|Pat Benatar w/Neil Geraldo and Cheap Trick||Friday, June 7|
|Super Summer Soul Jam click for full line up||Saturday, June 8|
|Doobie Brothers||Friday, June 14|
|Jeff Dunham||Friday, June 21|
|Lynyrd Skynrd||Saturday, June 22|
|Under the Sun w/Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray and more||Friday, July 12|
|Huey Lewis & the News||Saturday, July 13|
|Larry Hernandez||Saturday, July 20|
|Chicago||Saturday, Aug 3|
|Gladys Knight and The O’Jays||Friday, Aug 9|
|Bill Engvall||Saturday, Aug 10|
|Chris Isaak||Friday, Aug 16|
|Frampton’s Guitar Circus w/ B.B. King||Friday, Aug 30|
|Beach Boys||Friday, Sept 6|
|Heart||Saturday, Sept 22|
|Bad Company||Friday, Sept 27|
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 15 for Thunder Club Members at the casino. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, March 16 and can be purchased online at http://thundervalleyresort.com/entertainment or at the Thunder Valley Ticket Sales Office between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Michelle Shocked lived up to her name earlier this week when she, dare I say, shocked her fans when she went on an anti-gay rant at her concert in San Francisco – probably not the best location to take on the gay community.
Shocked commented during her recent performance at Yoshi’s in San Francisco, “When they stop Prop 8 and force priests at gunpoint to marry gays, it will be the downfall of civilization, and Jesus will come back,” continuing she said, “I live in fear that the world will be destroyed if gays are allowed to marry.”
Finishing off her little tirade, “You can go on Twitter and say ‘Michelle Shocked says God hates f-gs.’”
It appears Shocked is facing some major fallout after her hate filled speech against gays. According to Billboard the 51-year-old singer was slated to perform another 11 concerts over the next couple of months, but 10 of the venues have pulled out.
Shocked has been labeled bi-sexual in the past and has a large gay following, which makes her outburst even more shocking.
In a statement on Evanston SPACE’s Facebook page, one of the venues where Shocked was scheduled to perform, they wrote, “Many of you have reached out already following an ugly rant given by Michelle Shocked at her show in San Francisco last night. After speaking with the promoter of that show about the nature of the remarks, it’s clear that this is no longer a show we’re willing to put our name on. The May 5th performance at SPACE has been cancelled and refunds will be issued at point of purchase.”
Will she recant? Can she?
Prior to taking the stage King’s band played a couple of instrumentals, “Summer Shuffle” and “Don’t Mess Wit Me.” It was a very relaxing 15 minutes, but the crowd was getting restless by the end of the second song as they waited patiently for King.
The 74-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Fame alumnus took the stage as the band started playing “How Sweet It is,” followed by “Up on the Roof.” King’s vocals were spotty at times, but for the most part he sounded great, especially after 50-something years of singing.
The mostly older crowd remained seated, with some fans clapping to the beat. There were a few fans who headed to the closest aisle or to the back of Pano Hall where they could dance.
Continuing, King talked to the crowd just before heading into “This Magic Moment” and “There Goes My Baby.” In between songs a few fans would shout out a song for the singer to perform, with many shouting “Spanish Harlem,” which is one of King’s favorites.
When King finally got to “Spanish Harlem” the crowd gave him his largest round of applause, with some giving him a standing ovation.
King’s first solo hit after leaving the Drifters in 1960 was “Spanish Harlem” following up with “Stand by Me,” written with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. “Stand by Me” went on to be voted as one of the Songs of the Century by the Recording Industry Association of America. “Stand by Me,” “There Goes My Baby,” and “Spanish Harlem” were named as three of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll and received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.
King finished the evening off with “Midnight Hour,” with the crowd wanting more.
The Des Moines Register is reporting that Tone Loc collapsed onstage last night during his performance in Des Moines. Apparently suffering a seizure after ending a song the ‘80s rapper went down.
As stagehands were assisting the 47-year-old it quickly became apparent that the show was not going to go on, as security announced that the show was shutting down and everybody needed to leave.
It’s unclear if the rapper was sent to the hospital, or what his current condition is.
Tone Loc is best known for his wildly popular hits “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina.”
This is becoming old hat for Loc and is the third time the singer has collapsed while performing. In 1995 Loc collapsed at a Los Angeles Lakers game. In 2009 while performing “Funky Cold Medina” at a show in Pensacola he collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. Then in 2011 in Atlanta he collapsed and was treated for exhaustion.
Chris Brown goes on a rant about women as he tells the men in the audience to essentially put the b*tches in their place.
We’ll get to that in a bit, but first we here at Celebrity Examiner would like to thank the rapper for his offstage antics and overall bullying mentality.
Without the boy genius we wouldn’t have anyone to poke fun at.
Yes, we here at Celebrity Examiner can make fun of the pop-star because we are well outside the reach of his screaming outbursts, lanky arms, and his entourage of angry bodyguards.
This rapping ball of energy has been on probation since 2009 after assaulting fellow pop-star Rihanna.
And yes he continues to struggle with anger management issues.
So let’s break down his behavior while on probation leading up to his recent dump on women.
As a result of his assault on Rihanna, Brown was assigned 180 days of community service and five years probation. The community service had to be manual labor, such as roadside cleanup. He requested to perform the community service in his home state of Virginia.
According to Brown he logged 701 hours in seven months, leading prosecutors to question the validity of his documentation. Previously, on another unrelated charge, he had taken two years to complete the same amount of time.
The prosecution investigated his log of service and has not been able to validate his community service hours. They charge that Brown falsified documents and are seeking to have him redo his service in Los Angeles County. According to Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray, their investigation “provided no credible, competent or verifiable evidence that defendant Brown performed his community labor as presented to this court.”
During an interview in 2011 on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America,’ Brown was asked about his punching Rihanna. He responded by throwing a chair through a plate glass window.
More recently, Brown got into a scuffle with Frank Ocean in what was initially called a brawl. A few days after the altercation Ocean declined to press charges, leaving officials with no choice but to drop their investigation into the allegations that Brown struck Ocean.
Just last week Brown was taped threatening a valet after attending a charity function. Brown came to get his keys and the valet informed him there was a $10 charge. Brown responded the only way he knows how, “Gimme my keys … we gonna turn this whole spot up … I promise you,” he threatened.
Problem with women
While performing at the Emerson Theatre in Hollywood last week Brown went on a rant while onstage. Not just any rant either, one pointed specifically at women and their place in a relationship.
In a video posted on TMZ.com, Brown told the audience that a man should keep a woman in her place. We won’t quote it all here since it was pretty crude. Suffice it to say he told the crowd, “So every person in this motherf**king building, if you got a bad b**ch you better say that sh*t to her, or she might f**k another n*gga.”
Will making comments like this cause Rihanna to rethink their relationship?
Will he finally have to face his anger management issues, or will his celebrity status win the day?
Maybe Lindsay Lohan and him should pair up?
The 23-year-old Brown has a lot of growing up to do, so stay tuned. We think we’ll have plenty to write about in the months ahead.
Justin Bieber was performing in London at the O2 Arena and headed backstage with only 4 songs to go where he collapsed.
The 19-year-old was advised to go to the hospital, but refused. After receiving oxygen from emergency personnel he went back out to complete the show, receiving a very robust standing ovation.
While the pop-star was being assisted his representative, Scooter Braun, went out on stage to tell the crowd, “Justin’s got very light breath. The whole show he’s been complaining, He’s backstage with the EMTs and the doctor.”
Bieber was rushed to the hospital immediately following the show. According to TMZ the singer is still there receiving treatment and that he’s in “good spirits and feels OK”
Tweeting his 35 million plus Twitter followers Bieber wrote, “thanks for everyone pulling me thru tonight. best fans in the world. figuring out what happened. thanks for the love.”
Last year Bieber ran into a glass wall and later collapsed as he was walking down a flight of stairs. He’s also vomited during a number of past concerts.
Is the Biebs pushing himself too hard?
UPDATE: Jeremy King, spokesperson for the O2 Arena said of Bieber’s upcoming concert, “As far as we are concerned everything is on, on, on.” Continuing he explained, “He (Bieber) was treated by our team of medics and after further examination they didn’t find anything more serious or worrying.”
Friday a spokeswoman, who wishes to remain anonymous, said “Justin has been released from the hospital after a check-up and, while he’s feeling a little under the weather, he’s currently planning on going ahead with tonight’s show”
Bieber also posted a photo of himself on Instagram lying in a hospital bed shirtless adding “Gettin better listening to Janice Joplin.”
Bill was backed by the very talented 3 Bottle Band, who has been playing together with Medley for over 35 years. Band members were Gabe Rabben (drums), Jamie Browning (bass/vocals), Tim Lee (keyboards), and Larry Hanson (lead guitar).
This year marks the 51st anniversary of the Righteous Brothers. The second half of the duo, Bobby Hatfield, died of a heart attack back in 2003; Medley now tours with the 3 Bottle Band and his daughter Mckenna.
Kicking off the show was a video showing Medley as he made appearances in various shows throughout his career, including the David Letterman Show and the hit TV series, Cheers. As the video ended, Medley started to sing “A Song for You” while he was still offstage. After about a minute he started to make his way to the stage, providing for a nice dramatic entrance.
The audience was mesmerized with Medley from the start as he continued with “Show Me” and “Soul and Inspiration.” In between songs he would talk about life and joke with the crowd.
The 72 year old Medley’s voice was rough at times, but had a nice coarse sound to it. He even made fun of himself after singing “Unchained Melody,” saying he knew everyone was waiting to see if he could hit the high note, but didn’t. He did follow the joke with a quick high note, which sounded great.
For his hit song, “Time of My Life,” from the movie Dirty Dancing, Medley brought out Mckenna to perform Jennifer Warnes’ part. McKenna did an awesome job and has a very melodic voice with a bit of a country/blues flavor.
McKenna went on to perform solo, singing “Silk Flowers” and “Give Me One Reason.”
After McKenna completed her set, Medley sat down at the keyboards and called on band member Jamie Browning to sing a few songs with him and McKenna. This is where Medley shined, providing the audience a glimpse of what it’s like to jam with one of the best.
Mckenna has just recently started a blog called “A Righteous Fit,” chronicling her daily struggles and successes to keep fit. McKenna says, “Staying in shape is a constant struggle for me. I’m not here because I have all the answers, even though I may have a few tricks- especially when it comes to traveling,” she goes on to say, “But I just want to inspire good health, and have a place to be accountable for my own health.” It was fun following her posts on her trip to Thunder Valley.
There was a whole lot of pupu’ing going on at Thunder Valley Casino Resort on Saturday as Hawaiian natives Tia Carrere, Daniel Ho, and the band Kapala entertained fans with some old-fashioned Hawaiian music.
Kicking off the show was Grammy Award winners Tia Carrere and Daniel Ho singing “He Aloha Melee” and “Pupu Hinuhinu.”
Carrere’s performance was flawless, as was Ho’s incredible guitar work. Carrere’s voice was smooth and silky as she continued on with “Me Ke Aloha Pumehana” and “He Nani,” from their award winning album ‘He Nani.’
You may recall Tia Carrere is a veteran actress who has starred in numerous movies and television shows, her most notable role was as rock singer Cassandra in the movie ‘Wayne’s World.’ She’s also the voice of Nani, in the movie and TV series of ‘Lilo and Stitch.’
Carrere has come a long way since her start on the TV series ‘General Hospital,’ not only as an actor, but as a singer. Teaming up with childhood friend Daniel Ho, they have garnered a number of Grammy Awards including best album for ‘Ikena’ and ‘Huana Ke Aloha.’
Daniel Ho has released 18 solo albums and produced over 50 albums. Providing backup vocals for Tia on a number of songs, he played several instruments throughout the night including the piano, ukulele and guitar.
When the band Kapala stormed the stage it was nothing but pure energy as band members Lance Kalanikai Artis, Ashley Kimo Artis, Richard Lanakila Heirakuji, Lopaka Ho’opi’i, Adriano Kawika Larioza and Zanuck Kapala Lindsey, put on a high energy and very entertaining show, kicking off their set with “96795” and “Chigasaki.”
The crowd really got into Kapala’s set as the band made their way through a number of their hits including “Come on Home” and “Palapalai.” Some fans headed to the back of Pano Hall to dance, while others danced at their seats.
It was a great night out, with Carrere and Ho putting on a spectacular show, and Kapala finishing up the night with some high energy tunes.