Jill Biden helps National Geographic promote national parks
Jill Biden FILE - First lady Jill Biden speaks at an event to celebrate Pride Month in the East Room of the White House, June 15, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) (Patrick Semansky)WASHINGTON — (AP) — Jill Biden is helping National Geographic promote its upcoming documentary series on U.S. national parks. The first lady introduces each installment of "America's National Parks," a five-night series scheduled for broadcast on consecutive nights beginning Aug. 29. Individual episodes feature the landscapes and wildlife inhabitants of Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Big Bend, Badlands and Hawaii Volcanoes national parks. The series kicks off National Geographic's new event, America's National Parks Week.wftv.com
Earth-shaking: Fans at Garth Brooks concert at LSU tip seismograph needle
Surprising Facts about Garth Brooks Surprising Facts about Garth BrooksBATON ROUGE, La. — Thunderous applause is nothing new at a Garth Brooks concert. Saturday night, the country singer got the earth to move when he performed crowd favorite “Callin’ Baton Rouge” around 9:30 p.m. CDT in Death Valley, according to WBRZ-TV. “I have to ask you, Baton Rouge?” Brooks told the crowd of more than 100,000 people. “Is it time?”An LSU professor set up a seismograph machine tonight for the @garthbrooks concert in Baton Rouge.wftv.com
Celebrities go online to voice support for Ukraine
(AP Photo) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — A group of inter-generational stars from film, TV, sports and music — including Bruce Springsteen, Hugh Jackman, Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi, Jonas Brothers and Billie Eilish — have signed up for a social media campaign to show support for Ukraine. The Global Citizen-organized social media rally Friday urges governments, institutions, corporations and individuals to help fund humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and other regions of the world. Celebrities are being asked to use their social media accounts to publicize the effort, using the hashtag #StandUpForUkraine. Springsteen went to Twitter ahead of Friday's online rally to show his support: “Refugees in Ukraine and around the world need our help now,” his message read. The campaign takes place a day before a pledging conference Saturday co-hosted by European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.wftv.com
9 things to do this weekend: Seminole County Fair, Taste of Oviedo, UCFest and more
Leap Year: 9 things to do in Central Florida Things to do in FloridaORLANDO, Fla. — Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s a list of nine events happening in Central Florida. The fair will feature state-of-the-art thrill rides, a Kiddieland designed especially for children, delicious fair food and challenging games of skill. READ: Florida Film Festival lineup includes 167 films, appearance by William ShatnerUniversity of Central Florida students can enjoy a free lineup of events this weekend. Do you always want to be the first to know what’s happening in Central Florida?wftv.com
Garth Brooks surprises lucky fans with invites to sound check at Camping World Stadium
ORLANDO, Fla. — Music superstar Garth Brooks is set to bring his brand of country to Camping World Stadium on Saturday, March 26. On Tuesday, Channel 9 had the chance to talk to one of those lucky fans. Sue Humphrey, a loyal Garth Brooks fan, was in for an even bigger treat when Garth himself surprised her in the middle of the interview. Watch the entire interview below:The March 26 show will be Garth’s first time at Camping World Stadium and will be the only stadium tour appearance in the state of Florida. Garth started notifying fans on Studio G that emails from Camping World Stadium would be going out to lucky fans on Garth’s birthday, Feb. 7.wftv.com
Here’s how you can win access to exclusive Garth Brooks soundcheck ahead of Orlando concert
ORLANDO, Fla. — Up to 1,000 Garth Brooks fans can win access to an exclusive soundcheck ahead of the country icon’s March concert in Orlando. “High Friends in Low Places” will be open to randomly selected fans. WATCH: Garth Brooks chats with Channel 9 about upcoming Orlando concertTickets cannot be purchased to the soundcheck. All “High Friends in Low Places” winners will see Garth Brooks up close, in front of the stage. ORLANDO, High Friends in Low Places IS happening!!wftv.com
Garth Brooks to return to Orlando: What you need to know
Garth Brooks will perform at Camping World Stadium in OrlandoORLANDO, Fla. — The wait is almost over, Orlando. After a five-year hiatus, country legend Garth Brooks will make his way back to the City Beautiful. Previous: For the first time in 18 years, Garth Brooks is coming to OrlandoTickets for the March 26 show will be available late next week. Previous: Garth Brooks tips his hat to Sanford fans before show at The BarnIf you’re anxious to get your hands on some tickets this time around, read on. Read: Garth Brooks gives young fans guitar during concertThere’s an eight-ticket limit, and the show will go on rain or shine.wftv.com
Coronavirus: Garth Brooks cancels concerts in 5 cities amid COVID-19 surge
Garth Brooks cancels 5 shows amid COVID-19 surge FILE - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, country star Garth Brooks performs on stage during the 2020 Gershwin Prize Honoree's Tribute Concert at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington. Brooks is canceling his tour dates in five cities, citing a rising number of COVID-19 cases. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File) (Brent N. Clarke)Garth Brooks confirmed Wednesday afternoon that he is canceling the next five shows on his upcoming stadium tour. >> Related: Coronavirus: Total US COVID-19 cases top 37 million“In July, I sincerely thought the pandemic was falling behind us. This tool will tell you>> How to not let coronavirus pandemic fatigue set in, battle back if it does©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Garth Brooks cancels tour dates due to COVID surge
Music Garth Brooks FILE - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, country star Garth Brooks performs on stage during the 2020 Gershwin Prize Honoree's Tribute Concert at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington. Brooks is canceling his tour dates in five cities, citing a rising number of COVID-19 cases. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File) (Brent N. Clarke)NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (AP) — Country star Garth Brooks is canceling his remaining stadium tour dates in five cities due to rising COVID-19 cases. Brooks had said weeks ago that he would be reassessing the tour in light of the surge in cases. Brooks said he is hopeful that he can resume touring before the end of the year and reschedule those tour dates.wftv.com
Garth Brooks gives young fans guitar during concert
Guitar for girls FILE PHOTO: Garth Brooks performs at State Farm Stadium on March 23, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. Brooks recently gave two young fans his guitar after they said his Kansas City tour stop was their first concert. — Garth Brooks made two girls’ first concert one to remember. >> Read more trending newsGiada, 12, and her sister Giules attended Brook’s concert in Kansas City, Entertainment Tonight Canada reported. For the latest on Brooks’ Stadium Tour dates, click here.wftv.com
The Latest: Microsoft: US workers must be fully vaccinated
Hall)REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft says employees must be fully vaccinated to enter the company’s U.S. offices and other worksites, starting next month. The advanced purchasing agreement also includes an option for another 100 million doses over through to 2023. Around 60% of adults in the EU, which has a population of some 450 million people, are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. That means 1.7 million doses to European Union countries and other third-party countries. In the last week, the highest numbers of coronavirus cases were reported by the U.S., India, Indonesia, Brazil and Iran.wftv.com
The Latest: WHO leader wants vaccine booster moratorium
___GENEVA — There were more than 4 million new COVID-19 cases reported globally in the last week, driven mostly by spikes in the Middle East and Asia. In the last week, the highest numbers of coronavirus cases were reported by the U.S., India, Indonesia, Brazil and Iran. The temporary restraining order handed down Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone comes as coronavirus infections are rising along the U.S.-Mexico border. Asa Hutchinson is pressing forward with efforts to allow schools to mandate face masks as coronavirus infections continue to rise in the state. ___SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s hospitals are feeling the strain as coronavirus cases increase, the vast majority among unvaccinated people.wftv.com
The Latest: Germany to donate AstraZeneca to COVAX program
___GENEVA — There were more than 4 million new COVID-19 cases reported globally in the last week, driven mostly by spikes in the Middle East and Asia. In the last week, the highest numbers of coronavirus cases were reported by the U.S., India, Indonesia, Brazil and Iran. More than 130 countries have now reported cases of the easier-to-spread delta variant, first identified in India. The temporary restraining order handed down Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone comes as coronavirus infections are rising along the U.S.-Mexico border. ___SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s hospitals are feeling the strain as coronavirus cases increase, the vast majority among unvaccinated people.wftv.com
The Latest: WHO: 4M new coronavirus cases reported globally
In the last week, the highest numbers of coronavirus cases were reported by the U.S., India, Indonesia, Brazil and Iran. More than 130 countries have now reported cases of the easier-to-spread delta variant, first identified in India. ___BANGKOK — Thailand hit a new daily high of 20,200 confirmed coronavirus cases and 188 deaths on Wednesday. Authorities reported 3,834 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, the highest daily count so far in a month-long acceleration in new infections. ___SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s hospitals are feeling the strain as coronavirus cases increase, the vast majority among unvaccinated people.wftv.com
The Latest: Judge says migrant stops could worsen pandemic
___NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country music star Garth Brooks says he is reassessing whether to continue his stadium tour in light of the rising number of coronavirus cases across the country. Authorities reported 3,834 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, the highest daily count so far in a month-long acceleration in new infections. ___SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s hospitals are feeling the strain as coronavirus cases increase, the vast majority among unvaccinated people. ___LAS VEGAS -- A surge in coronavirus cases driven by the highly contagious delta variant has pushed Nevada's hospitalization rate past levels seen in last summer’s surge, well before vaccines were available. The mayors also are urging businesses to require masks indoors to lessen the chances of virus spread.wftv.com
‘Cancel the concert?’: Jackson County official worried about COVID at Garth Brooks show
“Why don’t we just cancel the concert? We might save 10 to 15,000 lives there, I don’t know,” Jackson County Legislator Ron Finley said as he called for health measures to be put in place ahead of the Garth Brooks concert this weekend.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: Garth Brooks reassesses touring during pandemic
(AP Photo/Fareed Khan) (Fareed Khan)NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country music star Garth Brooks says he is reassessing whether to continue his stadium tour in light of the rising number of coronavirus cases across the country. Authorities reported 3,834 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, the highest daily count so far in a month-long acceleration in new infections. ___SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s hospitals are feeling the strain as coronavirus cases increase, the vast majority among unvaccinated people. ___LAS VEGAS -- A surge in coronavirus cases driven by the highly contagious delta variant has pushed Nevada's hospitalization rate past levels seen in last summer’s surge, well before vaccines were available. The mayors also are urging businesses to require masks indoors to lessen the chances of virus spread.wftv.com
Garth Brooks reassessing stadium tour because of COVID surge
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (AP) — Country star Garth Brooks said he will be reassessing whether to continue his stadium tour because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Brooks said he is still scheduled to play the next two shows scheduled in Kansas City and Lincoln, Nebraska, but will not put tickets on sale for the next planned stop, Seattle in September. He is also scheduled to play Cincinnati; Charlotte, North Carolina; Baltimore and Boston. “It breaks my heart to see city after city go on sale and then have to ask those sweet people and the venues to reschedule,” Brooks said in a statement. “We have a three week window coming up where we, as a group, will assess the remainder of the stadium tour this year.wftv.com
New York Philharmonic to resume performances Sept. 17
Kennedy Center Honors FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2005 file photo, Violinist Midori performs with New York Philharmonic conducted by Marin Alsop at Lincoln Center in New York. This year’s Kennedy Center Honors will be a slimmed-down affair as the nation emerges from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Osamu Honda) (OSAMU HONDA)NEW YORK — (AP) — The New York Philharmonic will resume subscription performances in September following a historic 18-month gap caused by the coronavirus pandemic, presenting a shortened schedule of 78 concerts in a season shifted from Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall while the orchestra’s home is remodeled. Geffen Hall, the Philharmonic’s home since 1962, is undergoing a $550 million renovation whose timetable was moved up during the pandemic. In its last full season, the Philharmonic presented 104 subscription concerts and 15 non-subscription concerts.wftv.com
NY Philharmonic to resume subscription performance Sept, 17
Kennedy Center Honors FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2005 file photo, Violinist Midori performs with New York Philharmonic conducted by Marin Alsop at Lincoln Center in New York. This year’s Kennedy Center Honors will be a slimmed-down affair as the nation emerges from the coronavirus pandemic. Geffen Hall, the Philharmonic’s home since 1962, is undergoing a $550 million renovation whose timetable was moved up during the pandemic. The pandemic led to the cancellation of the final 27 subscription concerts of the 2019-20 season plus six non-subscription concerts, all 103 subscription concerts of the 2020-21 season plus 16 non-subscription concerts, and the loss of additional events such as concerts for young people, late night shows plus tours. In its last full season, the Philharmonic presented 104 subscription concerts and 15 non-subscription concerts.wftv.com
NY Philharmonic to resume subscription performance Sept, 17
The New York Philharmonic will resume subscription performances in September following a historic 18-month gap caused by the coronavirus pandemic, presenting a shortened schedule of 78 concerts in a season shifted from Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall while the orchestra’s home is remodeled.
Kennedy Center honorees still relish slimmed-down tribute
Kennedy Center Honors Actor Dick Van Dyke, and choreographer, and actress Debbie Allen laugh during a press event at the 43nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors at The Kennedy Center on Friday, May 21, 2021, in Washington. They were honored Friday night at a medallion ceremony that had been delayed from December 2020. Singer Gloria Estefan hosted the ceremony and cellist Yo Yo Ma performed; both are previous Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Midori said it made her happy, “coming out of these very dark times, to be able to see the arts coming back.”Allen is a veteran of tribute programs for previous Kennedy Center Honors recipients. The 44th Kennedy Center Honors program should take place, back on its usual schedule, in December.wftv.com
Kennedy Center Honors slims down in response to pandemic
WASHINGTON — (AP) — This year’s Kennedy Center Honors will be a slimmed-down affair as the nation emerges from the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of the usual packed several-hour black-tie event, followed by dinner, Friday's festivities will run just 90 minutes with a limited audience. Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter, speaking to The Associated Press in January when the plan was announced, said her staff had planned a host of mini-events and tributes that used the entire Kennedy Center campus. The performing arts center is planning a full-scale reopening in September with events slowly ramping up until then. The 44th Kennedy Center Honors program should take place, back on its usual schedule, in December.wftv.com
Biden meets with Kennedy Center honorees at White House
Biden President Joe Biden speaks before signing the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON — (AP) — President Joe Biden spent Thursday morning in a star-studded meeting with this year’s Kennedy Center honorees. They were joined by the honorees’ guests, the chairman of the board of trustees and the president of the Kennedy Center, and Biden’s sister, Valerie Biden Owens. He dropped the traditional White House invitation for honorees and skipped the ceremony after a number of the 2017 honorees said they would boycott the White House reception in protest against Trump’s policies. Now, planners are filming various events across the Kennedy Center campus this week, some with socially-distanced audiences and many without.wftv.com
Where Biden stood, reminders of a failed insurrection
President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill, walk out for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. On the very spot where President Joe Biden delivered his inaugural address, an insurrectionist mob had tried — and failed — to overturn his election just two weeks before. The Associated Press has the privilege of a seat on the inaugural platform every four years in a tradition dating as far back as anyone can remember. It ensured a quick pace and gave Biden helpful hints such as a reminder to “build" to the finish. Biden had just a handful of small verbal stumbles and couldn’t resist adding an unscripted “folks” — a Biden trademark — toward the end.
Hollywood on the Potomac: A-list turns out for Biden-Harris
A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion. While stars mostly eschewed Trump's inauguration four years ago, the A-list was back for Biden. Brooks was careful to call his decision to perform on Wednesday non-political, and in the spirit of unity. He had performed during the inaugural celebration for Obama in 2009, but turned down a chance to perform for Trump in 2017, citing a scheduling conflict. Alone with his guitar, The Boss sang his “Land of Hope and Dreams” in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Like so much this past year, the inaugural celebration will be like no other: pared down, distanced, much of it virtual. But for actor Christopher Jackson — the original George Washington in Broadway's “Hamilton" — performing in a virtual “ball” is a way of participating in an essential rite of American democracy. Miranda will contribute a classical recitation, joining musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake and Bon Jovi. The inaugural committee has made sure to blend this high-powered list with ordinary Americans and inspiring stories. And the “AAPI Inaugural Ball: Breaking Barriers” celebrated the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities with planned participants including actors Kal Penn, John Cho, Kumail Nanjiani and Chloe Bennet.
Here are the celebrities joining Biden's star-studded inauguration
Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks are performing for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, amid a week of events packed with celebrity power but void of crowds. Inauguration CeremonyMembers of the United States Marine Corps march during rehearsal for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris along Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Washington. Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show at Hard Rock Stadium on February 2, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Getty ImagesJennifer Lopez will also be performing at the ceremony just before Mr. Biden is sworn in, shortly before 12 p.m. He was asked to perform at Mr. Trump's 2016 inauguration, but was not able to appear due to concert commitments.cbsnews.com
Garth Brooks joins lineup of entertainers at Biden inaugural
FILE - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, Garth Brooks performs on stage during the 2020 Gershwin Prize Honoree's Tribute Concert at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)NEW YORK – Add Garth Brooks to the lineup of entertainers at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. This is a statement of unity.”Brooks, who joins Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez among others, performed during the inaugural celebration of President Barack Obama in 2009. Invited by incoming first lady Jill Biden, Brooks has known the Bidens for more than a decade, when Joe Biden was Obama's vice president. He does not plan to sing his socially conscious “We Shall Be Free,” which he performed at the Obama inaugural.
Delayed Kennedy Center Honors to be rescheduled for mid-May
(Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)WASHINGTON – Five months after they were postponed because of the coronavirus, the annual Kennedy Center Honors are coming back in May, possibly in a series of small events, organizers announced Wednesday. The centerpiece event for Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts normally happens in December, but it was postponed last year amid the pandemic. But even with COVID-19 vaccines gradually rolling out across the country, Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter knew the usual concert would not be possible in May. “It's normally such a festive event, and I'm sure that will come across.”Brooks is no stranger to the Kennedy Center Honors process. Trump and first lady Melania Trump generally stayed away from Kennedy Center events, but Rutter hopes to get President-elect Joe Biden involved this year.
Odd became normal: sports’ masked road trip to the unknown
FILE - Cardboard cutouts rest in seats at Oracle Park as the San Francisco Giants play the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, in this Wednesday, July 29, 2020, file photo. What wasn’t odd in 2020, when the coronavirus was the commissioner of all sports? And, before long, the odd became the new normal. Masked coaches patrolled the sidelines looking as if they had been lifted from the set of a cheesy cops-and-robbers movie. But with no fans in the park -- in Oakland and San Francisco -- and plenty of balls landing in the seats, AP Baseball Writer Janie McCauley had an idea.
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood on celebrating 15 years of marriage, holiday special
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood on celebrating 15 years of marriage, holiday special Country music power couple Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood just celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary. They join "CBS This Morning" live to discuss their upcoming special, "Garth & Trisha Live! A Holiday Concert Event."cbsnews.com
Pop Culture in (ugh) 2020, from the bizarre to the sublime
on Aug. 31, 2020, actor Chadwick Boseman in character as T'Challa in "Black Panther" and 10-year old twins Lenny, left, and Bobby Homes paying tribute to Boseman at their home in in Mesa, Ariz. on Aug. 31, 2020. (Takiyah Dupas, Marvel Studios, Annalie Homes via AP)And now, for our annual look at the year in pop culture…. Truth is, people turned to culture of all kinds in 2020 — highbrow and lowbrow — to satisfy varied and sometimes conflicting needs: Distraction, inspiration, consolation, escapism, hope. A Broadway star serenaded health workers from his apartment window, and ballet dancers performed “Swan Lake” from their bathtubs. The world mourns an actor of immense talent who, like many of his characters, radiated a regal sense of dignity.
Adam Wainwright wins MLB's Roberto Clemente Award
NEW YORK – Longtime St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has won the Roberto Clemente Award, given annually by Major League Baseball for community involvement and philanthropy. The effort provided more than 4 million meals to prevent childhood hunger during the coronavirus pandemic and nearly 8 million meals in all. Let’s go there even more now.’”A 39-year-old right-hander, Wainwright is a free agent after spending all 15 of his big league seasons with the Cardinals. The award usually is announced during the World Series but was delayed this year until Monday because of the pandemic. Wainwright thought back to gathering donors at the ballpark back in 2013 when the foundation was just starting.
Whitney Houston makes history with 3rd diamond album
This cover image released by Arista Records shows "Whitney" by Whitney Houston. The late singer has earned her third diamond certified album, becoming the first Black artist to achieve the feat. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that Houston's 1987 sophomore album, Whitney," has reached diamond status, which is equivalent to selling 10 million albums. (Arista Records via AP)
Whitney Houston makes history with 3rd diamond album
This cover image released by Arista Records shows "Whitney" by Whitney Houston. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that Houston's 1987 sophomore album, Whitney," has reached diamond status, which is equivalent to selling 10 million albums. (Arista Records via AP)NEW YORK – The late Whitney Houston has earned her third diamond-certified album, becoming the first Black artist to achieve the feat. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that Houston's 1987 sophomore album, “Whitney," has reached diamond status, which is equivalent to selling 10 million albums. Others with three or more albums that have reached diamond status include The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Shania Twain and the Eagles.
Post Malone, Kelly Clarkson, BTS set for Billboard Awards
Malone, who is nominated for 16 2020 Billboard Music Awards, will perform at the awards show airing Wednesday night on NBC at 8 p.m. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Post Malone will celebrate his 16 whopping nominations at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards with a performance. Kelly Clarkson is hosting the show, where Malone is up for honors including top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. Malone's competition for the show's biggest prize, top artist, include Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Khalid and Jonas Brothers. The 2020 Billboard Awards were originally supposed to take place in April but was postponed because of the pandemic.
New this week: David Byrne, 'The Amazing Race' & Tommy Lee
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. — Gretchen Sorin and Ric Burns' “Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America” was, unfortunately, always going to be of the moment. — Rocker Tommy Lee is in a collaborative state of mind on his new album, “Andro,” out Friday. Sundance Now’s true crime drama “Des” stars David Tennant (“Doctor Who”) as Dennis Nilsen, a serial killer who targeted young men, including the homeless. The three-part “Des,” debuting Thursday on the streaming service, was a recent U.K. TV hit and drew raves for Tennant’s performance.
Billboard Awards: Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Malone to perform
NEW YORK – Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Luke Combs and leading nominee Post Malone will perform at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. With restrictions set due to the coronavirus pandemic, it wasn’t clear if the performances will be live or pre-taped. The awards show was originally supposed to take place in April but was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, which caused a halt to live performances and TV and film productions. Kelly Clarkson will host the Billboard Awards, and Garth Brooks will receive the ICON Award. Malone’s 16 nominations include top male artist, top rap artist and the show’s biggest prize, top artist.
ACM Awards brings live performances back to TV amid pandemic
This combination photo shows country singers, from left, Luke Bryan, Kane Brown and Mickey Guyton who will perform at this year's ACM Awards in Nashville. (AP Photo)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – At the Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday, there won’t be fake fans, canned applause or pre-taped acceptance speeches. After a five-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the awards show wants to bring the live television experience back again. The 55th annual ACM Awards, normally held in April in Las Vegas, were delayed this year and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, for the first time. “I don’t know if it’s gonna look like an NFL Draft night when we hand out the awards,” Urban said laughing.
Miranda Lambert leads CMA noms, Luke Combs' streak continues
The CMAs announced Tuesday that Lambert earned seven nominations. She's followed by Luke Combs, who continues his streak of success as one of country musics biggest streaming artists with six nominations, including his first for entertainer of the year. Combs earned his first all-genre No. Carrie Underwood joins Combs and Lambert in the entertainer of the year category, along with Keith Urban and Eric Church. Other top nominees include Maren Morris, who scored five nominations including song and single of the year for her love song, The Bones."
Now playing at the mall parking lot: movies, drag shows
This photo provided by Polk Imaging shows Drive 'N Drag at Westfield Garden State Plaza, in Paramus, N.J. After being closed for months due to the pandemic, malls are bringing all types of drive-in entertainment to their massive parking lots, hoping to lure people back to their properties. (Dave Kotinsky/Polk Imaging for Westfield via AP)
Now playing at the mall parking lot: movies, drag shows
(Dave Kotinsky/Polk Imaging for Westfield via AP)NEW YORK – Angel Dougherty went to the mall last month — not to shop, but to watch a drive-in drag show in the parking lot. Westfield says it has been using its parking lots to draw crowds for years, with circuses, ice skating rinks and car shows. Kilburn Live, another production company, has turned five mall parking lots into drive-ins and is adding others. Walmart, noticing the trend, added drive-in movies to 160 of its parking lots where people can order snacks ahead of time from the store. And it’s also considering renting out parts of its parking lots to companies that want to hold drive-in meetings with their employees.
Garth Brooks doesn't want to win CMA entertainer award again
FILE - Garth Brooks accepts the award for entertainer of the year at the 53rd annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Nov. 13, 2019. Brooks says he is pulling himself out of nominations for the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award, saying it's time for someone else to win the top prize. Brooks, who won the top prize last November, said during an online press conference on Wednesday that he doesn't want to be nominated in any upcoming years as well. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
Garth Brooks doesn't want to win CMA entertainer award again
FILE - Garth Brooks accepts the award for entertainer of the year at the 53rd annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Nov. 13, 2019. Brooks says he is pulling himself out of nominations for the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award, saying it's time for someone else to win the top prize. Brooks said that following his win last year, he read criticism online that said he should step down from the category. Leading up to last year's awards show, many people expected and hoped that Carrie Underwood would be the first woman to win entertainer of the year since 2011. “The long-standing CMA Awards rules do not allow individuals to remove themselves from the balloting process at any point," the CMA said in a statement.
5 Central Florida drive-ins set to host Garth Brooks concert
Grab your friends in low places and get ready to experience Garth Brooks like you never have before. The country music superstar announced he’s holding a concert being played at 300 drive-ins across the U.S. and many are right here in Central Florida. Ocala Drive-In, Epic St. Augustine Pop-Up Drive-In, Epic Mt. Dora Pop-Up Drive-In, Epic Clermont and Epic West Volusia are the local drive-ins showing the concert on June 27. Tickets for the drive-in experience cost $100 per passenger car or truck.
Garth Brooks concert to be played at 300 drive-in theaters
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country superstar Garth Brooks is holding a concert that will be played at 300 drive-in theaters in June across the country. Brooks announced the June 27th concert event on Thursday. The concert will be created in Nashville, Tennessee, and tickets at each showing will be limited. The concert event will follow guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as all state and local health mandates. There will be rules on spacing between vehicles, protective equipment for staff, contactless payment and limited capacity in restrooms.
Brooks, Trisha Yearwood to perform requests on live special
LOS ANGELES – Garth Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood will be taking viewer requests during a live prime-time show this week filmed at their home. CBS will air the special, “Garth and Trisha: Live!” on Wednesday at 9 p.m. Eastern. With millions of Americans staying at home to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus, performers are turning to live streamed concerts to reach fans and lift spirits. John Legend, Keith Urban and John Mayer are among the stars who have performed virtual concerts. CBS says the special will be filmed with a minimal crew that will take social distancing precautions.
Submit your requests: Garth Brooks to perform acoustic concert on Facebook
In a time when many Americans are stuck at home due to the coronavirus outbreak, celebrities and musicians are doing their part to keep entertaining fans. Garth Brooks is one of the latest singers to announce a free online concert. Brooks regularly goes live on Facebook with his “Inside Studio G” show but on Monday at 7 p.m., the country music star will be giving fans a half-hour, acoustic performance with his wife Trisha Yearwood. Get your song requests in now on his official Facebook page. love, g #StudioG Posted by Garth Brooks on Monday, March 16, 2020To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6′s coronavirus newsletter or go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.
Taylor Swift will be named Artist of the Decade at AMAs
(CNN) - Taylor Swift is set to receive the Artist of the Decade trophy at this year's American Music Awards. Swift has previously won the Artist of the Year trophy four times and has been nominated again in that category this year. The "Lover" singer already has 23 AMAs at home, making her the top AMA winner of this decade. She's also scooped up more AMA trophies than any female artist in history. The other categories Swift is nominated in include Favorite Music Video, Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Album for "Lover" and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist.
Garth Brooks performs concert at The Barn in Sanford
SANFORD - Music icon Garth Brooks performed for several hundred people Wednesday night inside The Barn in Sanford. It was Brooks' first return to the venue after a concert in 1990. "We didn't win tickets, but I don't care," said Dawn Rees moments after meeting Brooks on his way into the venue. For anyone without tickets, once the show was underway, The Barn opened their side windows and allowed people to see and hear Brooks perform inside. A couple streets around the venue were closed down for the event and Sanford police officers were seen at all entrances to the building.
Who's hitting the dive bar tonight?
PixabayI'm not asking if you have plans to hang out at just any old dive bar on a random Wednesday night. I don't really know if people even use the term "dive bar" anymore, but Garth Brooks still does. In fact, he's bringing his Dive Bar Tour to The Barn, a bar right here in Central Florida. Florida vaping investigationAttorney General Ashley Moody is over this whole young people vaping thing. Find out why Florida leaders say the change could lower suicide rates.
Here's the only way you can see Garth Brooks at The Barn in Sanford
SANFORD, Fla. - Garth Brooks is bringing his Dive Bar Tour to Central Florida in October. There are seven stops on the tour, and Brooks selected The Barn in Sanford as one of them. "We've had some really great acts here in the past, but nothing like Garth Brooks in recent history," Veigle said. Brooks immortalized The Barn in his song "The Old Stuff." They add they're excited for the chance to see Brooks come back to his roots.
CMA Awards 2019 nominations announced
(CNN) - The Country Music Association announced the nominees for "The 53rd Annual CMA Awards" on Wednesday, with Maren Morris topping the list with six. Those nods add to her previous 10 nominations and one win in years past. The following is a list of the nominees:ENTERTAINER OF THE YEARGarth BrooksEric ChurchChris StapletonCarrie UnderwoodKeith UrbanSINGLE OF THE YEAR*Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s), and Mix Engineer- "Burning Man" -- Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne)Producers: Maren Morris, busbee- "Brand New Man" -- Brooks & Dunn (with Luke Combs)Producer: Dann Huff- "Dive Bar" -- Garth Brooks & Blake SheltonProducer: Garth Brooks- "Old Town Road (Remix)" -- Lil Nas X feat. The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
Items belonging to Elvis, Johnny Cash and Garth Brooks at auction
Personal and career items from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Jerry Lee Lewis, Judy Garland and Garth Brooks are up for auction. NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Memorabilia from some of the most iconic stars and artists of all time are hitting the auction block later this month and we got a sneak peek. Kruse GWS Auctions previewed personal and career items from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Jerry Lee Lewis, Judy Garland and Garth Brooks. We also got a look at some of the items aboard Garth Brooks' tour bus, which is also being auction off later this month. "It makes perfect sense to bring some of this incredible memorabilia to Music City USA aboard the Garth Brooks tour bus we will be auctioning," said Brigitte Kruse, Founder of Kruse GWS Auctions.
Garth Brooks announces 7-date dive bar tour
(CNN) - Country singer Garth Brooks may be coming to play at a dive bar near you. Brooks announced on Facebook that he will be playing a surprise, seven-city dive bar tour, inspired by his new song with Blake Shelton "Dive Bar," alongside his current North American tour. He'll kick it off in a Chicago dive bar on July 15. The singer didn't reveal which dive bar in Chicago or the other six locations. The remainder of the dates will be announced on July 15, which is the same day "Dive Bar" will be released to Amazon Music.
Cancer survivor surprises Garth Brooks on E.T.
Cancer survivor surprises Garth Brooks on E.T. Garth Brooks paid special tribute to one fan at his concert in Minneapolis. Teresa Shaw is battling cancer and that night she brought her sign that said, "Chemo this morning. Garth tonight. The two reunited on "Entertainment Tonight."cbsnews.com