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Mary Tyler Moore Hospitalized at 80

As more news unfolds, it has not been looking good for famed actress Mary Tyler Moore today, who according to reports, is said to be in grave condition. At 80 years old, Moore currently rests in a Connecticut hospital, as we await more information on what the issue currently is. In the past, Moore has battled with diabetes, and it has been said that the condition has severely deteriorated, and that family members are rushing to the hospital.

In 1966, Moore was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which was also her last year playing Laura Petrie on the Dick Van Dyke Show. Later in her famed career, Moore went on to play Mary Richards on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, and was typically open in her discussions pertaining to discussing the disease and her battle.

In 2004, it was revealed that Moore went through a number of laser surgeries to treat her vision, which was best described as splotchiness and dimming. Again, she went for brain surgery in 2011, which there is not too much information on at this time.

As this story develops, keep it posted to this page and our Facebook page for the latest information regarding Mary Tyler Moore and her condition.

UPDATE: 2:45PM EST. It is with a heavy heart that we must report on the passing of Mary Tyler Moore. She was 80 years old.

 
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Rod Stewart & Cyndi Lauper Tour 2017

Could it be? Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper have announced plans for a tour this year, and fans couldn’t be any more excited about the news! With a number of shows being offered during the year, each one is set to be a great performance, with both artists able to showcase their best songs and best acts in front of what we think will be a sold out crowd at almost each show.

While this might seem unlikely that the two would tour together in the first place, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise when you consider the array of fans this might draw to the venues. The string of tours is set to begin in July in Florida at the Hard Rock, and will end just one month later in Texas.Lauper however, will be touring with Blondie for a number of shows which take place in April.

Both artists actually dropped albums last year, which would be indicative of their lust to want to tour and perform their new music, also enticing fans to buy their new album. Check out some of the tour dates below and keep it locked to see if any are to be added in the near future!

July 6 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live

July 8 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena

July 9 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

July 12 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion

July 14 – Bangor, ME @ Darlings Waterfront Pavilion

July 15 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center

July 18 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Theater

July 19 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live

July 21 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

July 22 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center

July 25 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

July 28 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center

July 29 – Rochester, NY @ CMAC PAC

August 1 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater

August 4 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

August 5 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

August 11 – Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theater

August 12 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Lane

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U2’s Joshua Tree Tour

This will for sure be a record year for U2 fans, as the anniversary of one of the most coveted albums will see a tour to celebrate it’s 30th birthday. The Joshua Tree tour is set to be one of the biggest shows of the year, with new dates being added shortly. For fans who missed out on the tour that took place in 2015, this is the chance to get back into the swing of memorable concerts to remember for decades to come. Quite frankly, the numbers for this tour are staggering, and it’s only just the beginning.

Within 24 hours, U2 managed to sell 1.1 million tickets for the upcoming tour. For concertgoers, they’ll have to wait until at least mid-May before any guitar riffs and vocals even hit the stage, however that didn’t stop many. For the U.S. crowd, they’ll wait even longer, as the tour officially kicks off in Vancouver.

To complement the abundance of shows that will be occurring during the span of the tour, the band will be making their first headlining appearance at Bonnaroo Festival, as well as a number of other shows. They’ll hit the Rose Bowl in May which was a show due to the initial sellout. They’ll see a number of states and countries, which include a hometown show in Dublin, performances in Paris, Rome, and Amsterdam.

Even their manager Guy Oseary stated that he’s a fan first, and a manager second. With the success of the band, there’s no reason not to be such a big fan of a huge act. He also stated that if he could, they would go everywhere to perform shows.

The Joshua Tree is U2’s fifth studio album and home to some of their most popular songs ever recorded. This will for sure be one of the most popular tours they’ve ever put on, and will certainly go into the record books.

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2017 People’s Choice Awards Recap

Last night, thousands watched the People’s Choice Awards as many actors and artists of the like received awards based on a number of notable achievements throughout the past year. From funny speeches and moments (we’re looking at you, The Rock), to moments that educated us with words of wisdom, this event was much better than the last, and there’s a lot to talk about! We’ve highlighted a few things that happened and some awards that were given out that we feel are the most important. Take a look below to see what went down last night!

In the entertainment section, a ton of new winners took home the award, with very stiff competition. TV was a surprising catgeory, with Outlander, Man With A Plan, This Is Us, The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy, Baby Daddy, Criminal Minds, all taking home awards in their respective categories.

Alongside their own shows were the awards given out to individuals who either starred in their own shoes, or hosted one as well. Notable wins in this category were Jimmy Fallon, Ellen Degeneres, Matt LeBlanc and many more! These awards ranged from new tv shows to current classics that everyone loves flipping on after a long day of work.

Next came the music industry, which boasted some of the biggest names to hit the stage. Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears took home awards, as did current pop star Niall Horan, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, G-Eazy, Rihanna, and more.

Other notable awards surrounded social media trends, YouTube sensations, Humanitarian awards, and so much more!

Though we’re a little particular to the music side, it was a great show with some great personalities making their rounds. To listen to some of these great artists, check out our Top 40 playlist!

 

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Bruce Springsteen Slowing Down? Not So Fast.

As popular as he will likely always be, Bruce Springsteen does experience fluctuations in his sale and success numbers. At the ripe age of 67, one might think that his success will eventually decline, leading him to a point where his music still sells, but doesn’t quite fly off the shelves at it once did. But stagnant progression doesn’t necessarily change the past, does it? Probably not — in a recent interview, Springsteen expressed his lack of concern in regard to his overall success and popularity.

During a recent interview, Bruce was asked if the lack of recent success was tough to cope with. By responding that it wasn’t really, he goes on to explain how everyone has their moments, and after doing it for so long, nothing typically phases him.

But whenever you put something out there – particularly if you believe in it completely – you want to to be understood, you want it to be well received. You want to grab people’s ears – that’s my business. If not, you’re going to be disappointed.”

Due to age, Springsteen admitted that changing his onstage performances have had to slow down as well, stating that age inevitably catches up to you. In his younger days however, running and screaming the words to his songs were much more common than not.
Creating the same energy isn’t as hard as it once was, it just includes a little less physical activity than it once did. Bruce isn’t worried about the liveliness of his performances, as it’s important that his fans bring the same energy to their shows as he brings on stage.

Concerts To Look Out For In 2017

Getting settled into 2017 yet? Good, because this year (in terms of music) is going to be a great one. Each year, there are a number of good tours that span the world, but some of the best ones have been slated for a run in 2017. We’ve compiled a few of the notable performances to look out for, and mark on your calendars in advance, if you plan on trying to snag a few tickets.

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is at to perform on tour for the first time since 2013, and so many are looking to see the band again. Beginning in early 2017, this tour is set to kick off their promised album “This House Is Not For Sale”, with fans eager to hear a combination of new and old classics on their stops.

Lorde

While there are no specific plans for a Lorde tour in 2017 just yet, sources can confirm that the singer will be making an appearance to perform at Coachella in late April. Additionally, she has also revealed her attendance for Governor’s Ball in New York on June 2nd through the 4th.

Metallica

Metallica is also another band that has no future set tour dates just yet, but there is information surrounding the performances to be held at the Rock On The Range Music Festival. This may also be an indication of many dates that could follow the performances at this show.

Katy Perry

Katy perry has been working on her new album, which will be her first since 2013. Again, there is nothing concrete to base dates off of yet, but the singer did reveal on social media she has plans for a new tour, when she responded to a fan with “See you at my show 2k17”

U2

With the 30th anniversary of “The Joshua Tree” being in 2017, U2 has announce plans for stadium tours to celebrate the iconic album. A number of opening acts have also been named, and we’re anxiously awaiting confirmed details in regard to what will be one of the most sought after shows of the year.
For more insight on music tours and what you can expect this coming year, keep it locked here while you’re listening to your favorite playlists.

Chris Brown & Soulja Boy To BOX IT OUT!

They’re definitely not Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, but they’re going to go toe to toe, allegedly. Hip hop artists Soulja Boy and Chris Brown are set to go the distance in a charity boxing event, which happens to be over, wait for it….. A girl. Yes, you read that right. Actually what makes this more enticing is that neither of these men are actually even dating this girl. One used to though, which is partly where this fiasco stems from.

Originally, the feud began due to Soulja Boy liking a photo of Brown’s ex on Instagram, to which Brown took offense to. After a series of threats and videos posted to each of the parties social media accounts, it was noted that Soulja allegedly apologized, and blamed his mother’s poor health on his recent behavior. While this didn’t actually fix the feud, arms were then turned to the ring, where the fight will be forever settled.

Of course, not boxing match wouldn’t be great without a spin, right? Which is why Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather have both agreed to coach either side of the fight, offering up their most prized knowledge for swinging at heads. Obviously being such great fighters themselves, they’re sure to instill some sort of skill in the artists, right?

Seeing as there are a number of hurdles to overcome within the fighting law in Las Vegas (drug tests being #1), the fight can’t actually happen stateside, so it is tentatively being held in Dubai, where it will be televised and hosted by Pay-Per-View. For charity originally, it’s now been speculated that the artists will be lining a bit of their own pockets with the revenue generated from the tussle.

As the fight draws closer (with no set date named yet) keep it locked for more information as it becomes available to us!
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