Stars at the Super Bowl: How Gronk and Shaq plan to party
Here’s a look at some of the events during a busy Super Bowl week:SHAQ’S FUNHOUSEO’Neal’s carnival-themed event will make its own touchdown in downtown Phoenix on Friday. So, we want to remain the best Super Bowl party ever in the history of all Super Bowl parties.”GOSPEL CELEBRATIONBuffalo Bills player Isaiah McKenzie and his team fell short in the postseason, but he’s looking to stand tall in a performance with the NFL Players Choir at the Super Bowl Soulful Celebration. But there’s not tailgating normally at the Super Bowl, because of parking. From 11-4:30, we are throwing a free party so you can have that Super Bowl experience.”BUD LIGHT MUSIC FESTParamore and the Bleachers will co-headline the first night of the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest on Thursday. ___For more coverage of Super Bowl 57, visit: www.apnews.com/SuperBowlCopyright 2023 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Bomb threat disrupts Patti LaBelle concert in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — (AP) — Patti LaBelle was abruptly rushed off stage just a couple of songs into her Christmas concert in Milwaukee after a bomb threat forced authorities to evacuate the theater. Shortly after, someone announced that the nearly full 2,500-seat theater had to be evacuated because of a bomb threat. Scott Pierce, who also attended the concert, said everyone exited the theater calmly, but it's “just sad that someone does this.”Milwaukee Police Capt. As of Sunday morning, LaBelle hadn’t issued a statement about the evacuation on social media. The operator of the Riverside Theater, Pabst Theater Group, said it would work with LaBelle to reschedule the show in the future.wftv.com
Bomb threat disrupts Patti LaBelle concert in Wisconsin
Patti LaBelle was abruptly rushed off stage just a couple of songs into her Christmas concert in Milwaukee after a bomb threat forced authorities to evacuate the theater. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that video from the Riverside Theater on Saturday night shows what appears to be two security officers interrupting the 78-year-old LaBelle as she chats with an audience member. Shortly after, someone announced that the nearly full 2,500-seat theater had to be evacuated because of a bomb threat.news.yahoo.com
Singer Patti LaBelle rushed off stage during Milwaukee concert due to bomb threat
MILWAUKEE — Two-time Grammy Award-winner Patti LaBelle was rushed off the stage Saturday night due to a bomb threat during the singer’s concert in Milwaukee. LaBelle had been chatting with an audience member who was celebrating her 70th birthday when the men, apparently security personnel, walked on stage, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. — Pabst Theater Group (@PabstTheaterGRP) December 11, 2022“Tonight’s Patti LaBelle show at the Riverside Theater has been postponed following a bomb threat investigated by the Milwaukee Police Department,” concert organizer Pabst Theater Group said in a statement. NEW: Message from @MilwaukeePolice regarding a bomb threat at the Patti LaBelle concert at the Riverside theater. pic.twitter.com/LGZyCsfAiD — Drake Bentley (@DrakeBentleyMJS) December 11, 2022Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 37 1975 Patti Labelle of Labelle, backstage in dressing room, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1975.wftv.com
Knight, Clooney, Grant feted at Kennedy Center Honors
Matt Damon playfully teased his friend George Clooney — a lot — while Sheryl Crow gave thanks and a heartfelt rendition of “Baby Baby” to her fellow singer Amy Grant during Sunday's Kennedy Center Honors. Knight, Clooney and Grant were all honored at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; groundbreaking composer and conductor Tania León and the rock group U2 were also part of this year's class. Every year the Kennedy Center honors a select group of people for their artistic influences on American culture. “We’re going to get on that midnight train,” Biden said of Knight. León said during an interview when the honorees were announced that she wasn't expecting “anything spectacular” when the Kennedy Center initially reached out to her.wftv.com
Lehman Center celebrates 40th season serving the Bronx, NY
Over the last decade, the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts has served the Latino population in the Bronx by hosting stars including José Feliciano, Gilberto Santa Rosa and La India, while attracting a wider audience with acts like Patti LaBelle and Smokey Robinson.
‘Lady Marmalade’ singer Sarah Dash dead at 76
Sarah Dash dead at 76 In this Aug. 23, 2015, Sarah Dash attends the Sarah Dash Birthday Celebration at 54 Below in New York City. The legendary R&B singer, a founding member of 1970s power trio Labelle, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at the age of 76. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images) (Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images)Legendary R&B singer Sarah Dash, a founding member of 1970s power trio Labelle, died Monday at the age of 76. “Sarah Dash was an awesomely talented, beautiful and loving soul who blessed my life and the lives of so many others in more ways than I can say. Dash and Hendryx later joined LaBelle and Cindy Birdsong to form the Bluebelles, but when Birdsong left the Bluebelles to join Diana Ross and The Supremes, the trio of Dash, Hendryx and LaBelle became known as Labelle.wftv.com
Sarah Dash who sang on 'Lady Marmalade' with Labelle, dies
Obit Sarah Dash FILE - Nona Hendryx, from left, Patti LaBelle, and Sarah Dash, of the group LaBelle, pose for a portrait in Los Angeles on Jan. 29, 2009. Dash, who co-founded of the all-female singing group, best known for their raucous 1974 hit “Lady Marmalade,” has died. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File) (Matt Sayles)NEW YORK — (AP) — Singer Sarah Dash, who co-founded the all-female group Labelle — best known for the raucous 1974 hit “Lady Marmalade" — has died. But the group's best-known tune was “Lady Marmalade,” a song about New Orleans sex workers from their 1974 album "Nightbirds." “Lady Marmalade” reached No.wftv.com
Winfrey, Hearst have Black journalists tell elders' stories
Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Magazines teamed up for interviews that pair young Black journalists with elders that include civil rights activists, celebrities and others who share some lessons learned in life. (AP Photo) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Magazines are teaming up for interviews that pair young Black journalists with elders who include civil rights activists, celebrities and others sharing some lessons learned in life. Beyond celebrities, the young journalists will talk to teachers, doctors, writers, lawyers, homemakers and others about their lives. Winfrey will also host a virtual event talking to some of the participating journalists, at a time not yet set. Readers will be asked to support the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Caucus & Center on Black Aging.wftv.com
Behind the scenes of the online music battle series Verzuz
Last year, for the first time, they went head-to-head, comparing their greatest hits as part of an online music battle series called Verzuz. Verzuz was created by two pioneering hip hop producers, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. Hip hop producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, creators of Verzuz. CBS NewsThey started Verzuz on a whim, with Swizz Beatz vs. Timbaland. "And there's music and genres that we're gonna cover that's gonna be amazing."cbsnews.com
‘Coming 2 America,’ starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, starts streaming Friday on Amazon Prime
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are back in Queens as Prince Akeem and Semmi in “Coming 2 America,” the sequel to the 1988 film, which is now coming straight to your living room Friday on Amazon Prime Video. Set to becoming the King of Zamunda, Murphy’s character returns to the U.S. to find a son he’s never met. The latter album includes songs by African artists including Nasty C, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, DJ Arafat and more. The big-voiced Grammy-winning singer self-produced “Baby, I’m Hollywood!” – which is a mix of soul music, piano ballads and funk sounds.
Despite bleak 2020, celebrities make effort to brighten year
(AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Yes, 2020 may seem like a complete fail with all the constant bad news and tragic moments. It’s been filled with gloom and doom(scrolling), but some celebrities and those inspired by them have tried to brighten a bleak year. He reassigned his 10 seamstresses in New York to produce thousands daily for health care workers on the frontlines. The singer and husband Emilio Estefan's restaurant Estefan Kitchen served up homemade meals for health care workers in Miami. The challenge coordinated offers by celebrities and athletes to raise funds to feed those in need during the pandemic.
YouTube announces lineup for discussions on racial justice
LOS ANGELES – Mark Cuban, Anthony Anderson and Skylar Diggins-Smith will take part in a series of panel discussions on YouTube that are focused on racial justice. Common and Keke Palmer return as hosts of the forum, which will include sports figures, entertainers and activists. Diggins-Smith will appear on panel with reporter Jemele Hill and activist Harry Edwards about athletes’ impact on today’s political movement. “It is so important that we keep a dialogue about racial justice going beyond any particular moment,” Palmer said. “I want to encourage my peers to continue to have thoughtful and powerful conversations that will lead us to change.
Here’s why you are going to want to start watching ‘Verzuz’ on Instagram Live right now
What started as some entertainment during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic has turned into one of the must-see Instagram Live shows. The premise is pretty simple: two R&B singers or rappers go head-to-head in a friendly battle on Instagram Live, and thousands of people get to sit back at home and enjoy. While the performances are so much fun to watch, what really makes “Verzuz” so entertaining is the chit chat between the stars, as well as the comment section on Instagram Live. It’s pretty surreal to see comments pop in from First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah, Mariah Carey and Viola Davis, but they were watching the same Instagram Live stream as everyone else. We don’t know who will be up next for a “Verzuz” battle, but here’s to hoping we’ll get to witness another epic night.
City of Philadelphia Names Street After Patti Labelle, Spells Her Name Wrong
When the city of Philadelphia decided they were going to honor one of their own musical legends, they never double checked their spelling. The city's Streets Department honored singer Patti LaBelle by naming a stretch of Broad Street between Locust and Spruce streets after her. However, at the unveiling ceremony, LaBelle etched her signature onto a correctly spelled version of the sign. Of the honor, the 75-year-old said in part, "I was a shy little girl from West Philly. To go from shy Patti to Patti Labelle Way is incredible."
Philadelphia gets Patti LaBelle's name wrong on honorary street signs
Philadelphia honored singer Patti LaBelle with her very own street earlier this week. The city's Streets Department didn't capitalize the "b" in the legendary soul singer's last name on the signs that were put up before Tuesday's ceremony on Broad Street. A stretch between Locust and Spruce streets was renamed "Patti LaBelle Way" in honor of the Philadelphia native. A worker hangs a sign honoring singer Patti LaBelle on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Philadelphia. People are honest and so many people say, 'Patti, you should have gotten it a long time ago.'cbsnews.com
Patti LaBelle gets Philadelphia street named after her
(CNN) - Patti LaBelle is being honored with her very own street in her hometown of Philadelphia. A stretch of Broad Street, between Locust and Spruce Streets, has been renamed "Patti LaBelle Way" for the legendary soul singer. LaBelle appeared at the ceremony Tuesday, where she thanked her supporters and her hometown. To go from shy Patti to Patti LaBelle Way is incredible," she told the crowd, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The Grammy Award-winner who has been dubbed "The Godmother of Soul," most recently appeared on "American Horror Story: Freak Show."