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Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Charged with First-Degree Murder


AndreyPopov/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOORE, Okla.) -- Alton Nolen, the man accused of stabbing two women and beheading one of them during a rampage at a Moore food processing plant, was charged with murder on Tuesday.According to court documents, Nolen left

Eric Frein Manhunt Finds Two 'Fully Functional' Pipe Bombs


Pennsylvania Department of Transportation(NEW YORK) -- Police searching for accused cop killer Eric Frein in the dense woods of the Poconos Mountains have found two pipe bombs that could have been rigged to explode with a trip wire, police said Tuesday.T

Eric Frein Manhunt Slowed by Explosives


Pennsylvania Department of Transportation(NEW YORK) -- Police searching for an accused cop killer in the dense woods of the Poconos Mountains have found explosives believed to belong to the suspect, Eric Frein, a law enforcement source told ABC News.The

Arsonist Suspected of Setting 23 Fires in Washington State


iStock/Thinkstock(SPOKANE, Wash.) -- Fire officials in Washington state suspect an arsonist is responsible for igniting 23 fires in the past few weeks, including one that burned through eight acres and put Spokane County residents on edge.Nearly all of th

University of Michigan AD Admits Mistakes in Handling of Quarterback


Leon Halip/Getty Images(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) -- University of Michigan quarterback Shane Morris suffered a mild concussion Saturday, but was kept in the game because of miscommunications and confusion among sideline personnel, athletic director Dave Brandon

Ark. Real Estate Agent Targeted Because She Was 'Woman that Worked Alone'


Pulaski County Sherrif's Office(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- The man accused of kidnapping and killing Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter said Tuesday she was targeted because she was "a woman that worked alone."Aaron Lewis, an ex-con, pleaded not guilty

NFL: Chiefs Player Should Not Have Been Penalized for Prayer


Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- The Kansas City Chiefs player who was penalized after kneeling to pray in the end zone Monday night should not have been flagged, an NFL spokesman said Tuesday.Kansas City Chiefs' safety Husain Abdullah, a

Kansas City Chiefs Fans Reclaim Guinness World Record for Crowd Noise


Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Kansas City Chiefs fans were as loud as a jet engine Monday.Fans at Arrowhead Stadium reclaimed the Guinness World Record for the loudest crowd roar during the team's victory against the New England Patriot

Seattle: The Number One City for Coffee Snobs


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If you had to select any city in the U.S. with the most discerning coffee addicts, chances are Seattle would be at the top of most people’s lists.That’s the case of a combined Redfin and Foursquare survey, which

Police Recover Body of Missing Arkansas Real Estate Agent


Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- The body of missing Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter has been found, authorities have confirmed to ABC News. Police found Carter's body overnight in Cabot, Arkansas, one day after a

Contract Employee Accused of Setting Fire That Grounded Chicago Flights Appears


Vladek/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- Brian Howard, the 36-year-old man who allegedly started the fire at a Federal Aviation Administration facility near Chicago that prompted the delay or cancellation of hundreds of flights, appeared before a federal

Texas Hospital Evaluating Patient for Possible Ebola


Creatas/Thinkstock(DALLAS) -- A patient at a Texas hospital has been isolated and is being evaluated to determine whether or not he or she has contracted the Ebola virus.Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said the patient was placed into strict iso

Texas 'Black Widow' Killer Found Guilty of Murder


Comstock/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(DALLAS) -- Michele Williams, the Texas woman accused of killing her husband over his insurance policy, was found guilty of murder and tampering with evidence on Monday.Williams, dubbed "the Black Widow" by Dallas-based media,

Texas Doctor Sentenced 10 Years for Poisoning Lover


iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- The Texas doctor convicted last week of poisoning her lover was sentenced on Monday to 10 years in prison.Dr. Ana Gonzalez-Angulo, who was found guilty of aggravated assault Friday, was charged after prosecutors said she spik

Suspect in Hannah Graham Disappearance Tied to 2009 Murder: Police


Galveston County Sheriff's Office(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- A forensic connection has been made between the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham and the 2009 murder of a student in Charlottesville.Virginia State police announced Mo

Grammy Eligibility Ends Today...So Who'll Get Nominations?


Courtesy of The Recording AcademyWhen Taylor Swift's album 1989 comes out October 27, it may set the charts, and the cash registers, on fire, but it won't be receiving a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year.  That's because the cutoff for eligibility for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards is today, September 30.  So any music that was released between October 1, 2013 and today can be nominated, but Taylor will miss out.  So, who are the most likely candidates for Grammy love? Billboard has a roundup.In the Album of the Year category, Billboard says Beyonce's self-titled surprise album has a good shot, while other possible contenders might include Ed Sheeran's X, Ariana Grande's My Everything, Sam Smith's In the Lonely Hour, Katy Perry's PRISM and Pharrell Williams' G I R L.For Record of the Year, Billboard says Idina Menzel's Frozen anthem "Let It Go," Pharrell's "Happy," Taylor's "Shake It Off," Sam Smith's "Stay with Me," Beyonce's "Drunk in Love" and Coldplay's "A Sky Full of Stars" might make the cut.For Song of the Year, which is a songwriting award, "Stay with Me" is a contender, as is "Sing" by Ed Sheeran, "All of Me" by John Legend, Sia's "Chandelier," Beyonce's "Drunk in Love" and possibly Iggy Azalea's "Fancy."Sam Smith is a no-brainer when it comes to a Best New Artist nod, according to Billboard, and Iggy Azalea might also make the cut.  By the way, U2's free iTunes album Songs of Innocence has been ruled eligible for nominations, but the publication doesn't think the Academy will show Bono and the boys much love.The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be handed out February 8 and air live on CBS.  Nominations are usually announced in December.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Jordin Sparks to Honor Stevie Wonder in Memphis Next Month


Credit: Troy JensenJordin Sparks has been tapped by a music industry group in Memphis, Tennessee to perform at “A Soulright Evening,” which will honor music legend Stevie Wonder.Jordin will be joined by R&B singers India.Arie, Sharon Jones and Ledisi [LEH duh see] at the event, which will take place Saturday, October 11 at 8 p.m. at the city's Cannon Center.  The women will perform Wonder's hits in tribute to him, but he himself will also serenade the crowd.  The whole event will raise money for The Consortium MMT, a music education and mentorship program.Rickey Minor, the music director for Jordin's alma mater, American Idol, will direct the evening.  He says in a statement, "Stevie Wonder is one of the most prolific artist and songwriter of our time. I'm so happy that these incredible ladies have joined us in the celebration of his storied career. It will certainly be, ‘A Night to Remember.'"Tickets for the event are available now via Ticketmaster.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Pink Releases Yet Another Track from You + Me Project, Kelly Clarkson's a Fan


Credit: Eliot Lee Hazelrose ave., the debut album from Pink's new musical side project, You + Me, arrives October 14, and she's just released yet another preview track.The song, "Capsized," is the latest taste of the mostly acoustic project, which Pink recorded with her friend Dallas Green, a singer/songwriter who records under the name The City and Colour.  A lyric video is now available. Previously, they released the song "You and Me," and another track, "Break the Cycle."Pink's been a fan of Green's for several years.  After she meet him through her husband, Carey Hart, Pink invited Green to her house in L.A. to write a few tunes.  When they ended up knocking out eight songs in a single week they decided to do an entire album together.Pink's project already has a celebrity fan: Kelly Clarkson.  After Pink posted "Break the Cycle," Kelly tweeted, "Beautiful! Love that you always do what you love! Can't wait to hear the album :)."Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Gwen Stefani to Debut New Single on "The Voice"


Art Streiber/NBCSure, The Voice offers a chance for undiscovered talent to get major exposure, but it also offers a chance for the show's coaches to push their latest projects.  Case in point: Gwen Stefani. Gwen's manager tells Billboard that the No Doubt frontwoman will select what will be the lead track from her forthcoming solo album -- her first in eight years -- and she'll perform that tune on The Voice later this season.  Gwen is currently working on the album in Miami with her fellow coach Pharrell Williams.However, according to Billboard associate chart director Gary Trust, that song's already been determined.  He tweeted that a new single from Gwen called "Baby Don't Lie" will arrive October 14.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Kelly Clarkson's First Hit was Neil Patrick Harris' Wedding Song


Monty Brinton/CBS Kelly Clarkson's first hit, "A Moment Like This," provided a special moment at Neil Patrick Harris' recent wedding.As the actor recounted Monday night on The Late Show with David Letterman, his pal Elton John performed at his wedding to David Burtka in Italy earlier this month, but it wasn't Elton who played the song the couple had their first dance to.   "He introduced our first dance, which was super-fun," said Harris.  "And our first dance was....do you know Kelly Clarkson's 'A Moment like This?'"  "Oh, do I!" Letterman replied, getting a huge laugh.Harris then continued, "We loved American Idol season one, we were Team Kelly, and that was always kind of our song.  So we started dancing to it and we had it planned: we had a firework guy, and so when the song crescendos....fireworks are supposed to go off!  Very exciting, right?  But we're in a tiny town in Italy, so I'm figuring like, the local fireworks dude, I don't think he's gonna be exactly timed to the second....but sure enough, it happened perfectly!"As Harris showed off a photo of the moment, Letterman cracked, "Take that, Clooney!"So far, Kelly hasn't responded to Harris' anecdote.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Idina Menzel Reveals Track Listing for "Holiday Wishes" Album


Warner Bros. RecordsFollowing the news that Idina Menzel would be releasing a Christmas album, the "Let It Go" singer has now revealed which classic holiday tunes she'll be tackling on the project.The album, Holiday Wishes, is due October 14, and features the modern-day classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You," as well as old favorites like "Do You Hear What I Hear," "Silent Night" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."  There's also Joni Mitchell's "River," which is only tangentially related to Christmas, and the Disney classic "When You Wish Upon a Star," which isn't Christmas-themed at all. A Target edition of the album will feature two bonus tracks: "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" and a song called "Mothers Spiritual."Here's the full track listing for Holiday Wishes:"Do You Hear What I Hear?""The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)""Baby It's Cold Outside""Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas""All I Want for Christmas Is You""What Are You Doing on New Year's Eve?""December Prayer""When You Wish Upon a Star""Silent Night""River""Holly Jolly Christmas""White Christmas"TARGET exclusive tracks:"Mothers Spiritual""Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  

Colbie Caillat Reveals Her "Gypsy Heart" Today


Republic RecordsOver the summer, Colbie Caillat released a five-song EP introducing fans to some of the new songs that would appear on her upcoming album Gypsy Heart.  Now, the full album has arrived, and Colbie says its title reflects different sides of her musical personality, and the different sides of her, as well.First, Colbie says Gypsy Heart sums up the dual nature of her personality: she's not able to settle on one or the other. "You know, I can never make a decision," she tells ABC News Radio. "I love being in Hawaii but I love coming to New York.  Like, I love being in Hawaii, wearing a bathing suit, no makeup; and I love being in New York, wearing gorgeous outfits that my stylist picked out for me and having really cool hair and makeup done.  It's fun.  So I think it's something I always battle with myself...which version of me am I gonna be today?"Musically, Colbie says, "I wrote 60 songs [for the project], so half of them are more, like, very produced and more pop-sounding. And I wanted to combine them, and to me, that sums up Gypsy Heart:  It's a love for all things and all styles."The reason Colbie had 60 songs, half of which were pop-sounding and half that weren't, is because after she initially wrote and recorded an organic, folky-sounding album which she loved, her record company rejected it, and told her to go back into the studio and come up with more pop songs.  At first, she was devastated -- the experience inspired her latest hit, "Try" -- but she eventually ended up loving the tunes she came up with for Gypsy Heart.  Part of the reason was the fact that she worked with super-producer Babyface on both batches of songs."I had pigeonholed him into being one type of producer or songwriter and I don't know why," she tells ABC News Radio. "And when I had my first session with him, we wrote a folk song, and then the next song, we wrote, it's called 'Just Like That,' and it's a R&B pop song.""He can really produce any genre, and write any genre and his recording quality -- it sounds better than any song and any record I've ever made," she gushes. "So, he's my favorite!"As for what will become of all the songs that Colbie wrote and then scrapped, she says, "Some songs probably will never be heard, some songs I hope to give to other artists, and there are, I think, for sure, seven songs that I plan on releasing." She says she's not sure when we'll get them, but adds, "I'm sure they'll be out at some point, because I love them!" Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Classic Tears for Fears Album "Songs from the Big Chair" to Be Reissued Next Mon


Universal Music EnterprisesTears for Fears' breakout 1985 album Songs from the Big Chair will get the deluxe reissue treatment on November 11.  The remastered record will be available in multiple configurations, including a six-disc deluxe box set featuring four CDs and two DVDs.In addition to a revamped edition of the U.K. band's original album, the deluxe package contains a variety of bonus tracks, including single edits, remixes, alternate and extended versions, live performances and an audio interview.  The box set also includes a DVD-Audio disc offering a 5.1 surround sound mix of the original album and a DVD boasting promotional videos, a making-of documentary, an interview with producer Chris Hughes and several vintage TV performances.The updated Songs from the Big Chair also will be sold as a two-CD set, a single CD, an LP on 180-gram vinyl and a Pure Audio Blu-ray disc.Songs from the Big Chair spent several weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 during the summer of '85, and featured the chart-topping singles "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" and "Shout," as well as the hits "Head over Heels" and "Mothers Talks."  The album has sold more than five million copies in the U.S. alone, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.You can check out the full track list of the deluxe box set at TearforFears.com.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Phil Collins Explains Why His Planned Collaboration with Adele Fell Apart


Lauren Dukoff/Atlantic RecordsA while back, everyone got very excited at the news that Adele had reached out to Phil Collins to work on some music for her eagerly-awaited next album.  But when it finally comes out, Phil says, it won't have that collaboration on it.  Turns out Adele's life just got a bit too busy for them to connect.Speaking to the Daily Mail's Event magazine, Phil says that he wasn't familiar with Adele when she first reached out to him, because, he says, he'd had a drinking problem and was a bit out of it, as far as what was going on, music-wise.  But he agreed to meet her, and the two got together in a hotel in London a year ago. "She played me a piece of music, and said, 'What do you think?'” recalls Phil. "I felt a bit on the spot...[but] it was great. Her idea was for me to finish it off. There were a few lyrics."However, Phil explains, "I found her a little elusive. First of all, after we’d met, I didn’t hear from her for a little while.  And I thought I’d failed the audition -- which is fair enough. You need to see if you’re compatible. She’s young, I’m 63. It could have been that, and any one of another hundred things.  But she said, “Oh no, no, no, no, no, I love what you do, I really want to do it…' So I thought, 'OK, well, she’s very keen, and she’s very sweet.'” So Phil says he spent a few weeks mulling over the music Adele had given him, and he still didn't hear anything. "I eventually emailed her back -- I didn’t have a phone number -- and I said, 'Are you waiting for me, or am I waiting for you?'” he recalls. "And she said, 'Well, actually, I’m not writing at the moment -- I’m moving house.' And she’d got the new baby. So that was the end of it."Still, Phil says Adele is a "a very nice lady" who is "certainly talented."  "This piece of music, maybe I’ll hear it on the record," he adds. "I’ve still got it and I don’t know if she’s used it. So it was a bit of a non-starter."Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Maroon 5: "We Don't Really Care If Fans Pay for Our Music"


Peter Kramer/NBCWhen your favorite band puts out a greatest hits record, it's annoying to be expected to purchase the same songs you already have again, right?  Well, Maroon 5 feels your pain: not only do they plan on charging less for their future best-of, but they think it's cool if fans decide not to pay for any of their music, period.Speaking to the U.K. website Digital Spy, Adam Levine says, "If our next record is a Greatest Hits record, we may write a few original songs and put them on there, and maybe we'll only charge what it would cost for the new songs, and make it an inexpensive album. Why would somebody have to buy a Greatest Hits if they already have those songs?"Adam insists that Maroon 5 wouldn't even mind giving away all their music for free, like U2 did with their most recent album, Songs of Innocence."We don't really care if our fans pay for our music...I think our agenda as a band is getting our music to as many people as possible," he explains. "I literally don't care how they support us, as long as they do. If you love a band and want to hear their music, obtaining it for free is okay with us. If they're compensating in some way like buying a T-shirt or a ticket is important to us, but as far as the music is concerned...""We're in the position to do that," adds guitarist James Valentine, who admits he was a "little jealous" of U2's free album stunt. "I do worry about up-and-coming artists, and how they're struggling to make ends meet, to get support and make a living. But for us, I'd love for everyone on the planet to have our music."Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

"The Voice" Recap: All Four Coaches Turn Around for Blind Singer


Image Courtesy Trae Patton/NBCNBC's The Voice entered its second week of blind auditions on Monday night. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams continued to battle for artists to add to their respective teams.Here are the highlights of the two-hour episode:John Martin, 25, drives a forklift in a warehouse -- not your typical occupation for an artist on this show. He sang Amos Lee's "Sweet Pea," convincing Blake, Gwen and Pharrell to turn around. Blake enjoyed his laid-back approach. Gwen described John's voice as "delicious" and "creamy." Adam begrudgingly admitted that Blake might be the right fit for John. Sure enough, John picked Blake.Jessie Pitts took on Brandi Carlile's "The Story." Gwen pressed her button right away, and Blake later followed suit. Blake, who's married to fellow country singer Miranda Lambert, pointed out that "The Story" was his wedding song. Blake's story apparently didn't sway Jessie, though; she chose Gwen.Sixty-two-year-old Michael Stein is a cantor, or, in his words, a "minister of music." He brought along his violin for a rendition of the Charlie Daniels Band's "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." Unfortunately for him, none of the coaches expressed interest in him.   Pharrell and Blake both made a bid for Ricky Manning, who sang John Newman's "Love Me Again." Ricky opted to join Team Pharrell.Kelli Douglas, a 31-year-old single mom from Dallas, covered "Danny's Song" by Loggins and Messina. All of the coaches except for Pharrell pursued her. Adam detected that Kelli was nervous, but he vowed to work with her on that, if given the opportunity. Blake noted that there were some Texas-like qualities in her voice, such as her "quick breaks." Kelli joined Adam's team.Blessing Offor, a blind man who lives in Brooklyn, played Bill Withers' "Just the Two of Us" on the keyboard. In the final moments of the performance, all four coaches turned around. Gwen said Blessing's voice was similar in tone to Pharrell's. The "Happy" singer replied his fellow coach was being "super-kind." Pharrell told Blessing, who's spent time in Nashville, he can teach him how to mix genres. Blessing went with Pharrell.Troy Ritchie enticed Gwen to press her button with his version of "Out of My League" by Fitz and the Tantrums. The No Doubt singer pointed out that she doesn't have a lot of men on her team.Mia Pfirrman had her choice of all four coaches after she belted out the Katy Perry hit "Unconditionally." Adam told her there were some really spectacular moments in her performance, but her voice needed a little bit of refining. Gwen said she would love to work with her on another song and see what she can become as an artist. Gwen won't get that opportunity, though, because Mia settled on Adam.Blake added Bree Fondacaro to his crew after she sang Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe." Anita Antoinette, who previously auditioned during season three, was back for redemption. She closed the show with some reggae -- her take on Bob Marley's "Turn Your Lights Down Low." All four coaches vied for her talent. Pharrell told Anita he can help her accomplish her goal of making music that touches people. Gwen complimented the way Anita can blend styles. Adam said Anita can accomplish anything she wants. Anita landed on Gwen's team.At the moment, Pharrell has eight artists on his team, Gwen and Blake have seven artists each, and Adam has six artists. The coaches will hear from more hopefuls Tuesday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Neil Diamond Announces 2015 Tour


Image Courtesy Frank Ockenfels/The Kennedy CenterOn a night when Neil Diamond performed at his high school alma mater in Brooklyn, New York, the singer announced a North American tour for 2015.Neil on Monday night announced a three-month-long trek that will begin in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on February 27 and conclude in Denver on May 31.Neil has scheduled a date in his hometown of Brooklyn on March 26. Incidentally, his performance at Erasmus Hall High School, which he attended from 1954 to 1956, on Monday night marked his first-ever concert in Brooklyn.Neil will release a new album, Melody Road, on October 21.Here are the announced tour dates:2/27/2015--Allentown, PA, PPL Center 3/4/2015--London, ON, Budweiser Gardens 3/7/2015--Ottawa, ON, Canadian Tire Centre 3/10/2015--Providence, RI, Dunkin Donuts Center 3/13/2015--Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena 3/15/2015--Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center 3/18/2015--Columbus, OH, Schottenstein Center 3/20/2015--Detroit, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills 3/23/2015--Boston, MA, TD Garden 3/26/2015--Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center 4/2/2015--Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre 4/4/2015--Washington DC, Verizon Center 4/7/2015--Pittsburgh, PA, CONSOL Energy Center 4/9/2015--Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Bradley Center 4/12/2015--St Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center 4/14/2015--Chicago, IL, United Center 4/17/2015--Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse 4/19/2015--Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center 4/23/2015--Mexico City, Mexico, Sports Palace 4/30/2015--Saskatoon, SK, Credit Union Centre 5/2/2015--Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddledome 5/5/2015--Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place 5/7/2015--Vancouver, BC, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena 5/10/2015--Seattle, WA, KeyArena 5/12/2015--San Jose, CA, SAP Center at San Jose 5/15/2015--San Diego, CA, Valley View Casino Center 5/19/2015--Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl 5/26/2015--Houston, TX, Toyota Center 5/28/2015--Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center 5/31/2015--Denver, CO, Pepsi CenterFollow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Aretha Franklin Performs Powerful "Rolling in the Deep" on "Late Show"


Matthew Jordan SmithAretha Franklin made a guest appearance on Monday’s Late Show with David Letterman to promote her new album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, and perform the first single, a cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep." Aretha was supported by a 12-piece band and five backup singers. Whitney Houston’s mom, soul and gospel singer Cissy Houston, was one of the backup singers.  Near the end of the performance, Aretha segued into the chorus of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." She received a standing ovation from the Late Show studio audience.The Queen of Soul also chatted with Dave after the performance and recalled her first job as a young performer was singing at services for her preacher father.  Aretha told Dave her father paid her $50 each time, which she proceeded to use to buy “roller skates...hot dogs...chili dogs and milk shakes and things like that...”Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, which also includes the 72-year-old legend's take on Whitney Houston's "I'm Every Woman" and Barbra Streisand's "People," will be released on October 21.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Annie Lennox Says Touring's for Men, Not Women; Calls Beyonce "Feminism Lite"


Credit: Mike OwenAnnie Lennox considers herself a feminist, and is a staunch advocate for women's rights, but she admits that men and women aren't equal when it comes to one particular aspect of a musician's job: touring.Speaking to Billboard, Annie says, "I'm not being sexist when I say this, but it suits the man's life more. When you're a woman and want to have a family...I never liked being away from my kids. I don't think it's healthy. I don't think I can hack that way of life like I used to."A comment like that, however, doesn't mean that Annie can't criticize other female artists for not truly understanding what it means to be a feminist.  Speaking to the website PrideSource, she dismisses Beyonce's claim to feminism -- Bey performed at the MTV VMAs in front of a huge screen that read "FEMINIST," after all -- as "feminist lite.""I'm sorry. It's tokenistic to me," Annie explains. "I mean, I think she's a phenomenal artist -- I just love her performances -- but I'd like to sit down [with her]. I think I'd like to sit down with quite a few artists and talk to them. I'd like to listen to them; I'd like to hear what they truly think.  I see a lot of it as them taking the word hostage and using it to promote themselves, but I don't think they necessarily represent wholeheartedly the depths of feminism.""I think for many it's very convenient and it looks great and it looks radical, but I have some issues with it," she adds. "Of course I do. I think it's a cheap shot."Annie's new album Nostalgia arrives on vinyl on Tuesday and in all other formats on October 21.  Asked if this truly will be her final album, as she's hinted, Annie tells PrideSource she's not sure, but there certainly doesn't seem to be much place in our culture for a female pop singer who's nearly sixty."I actually think that people are so powerful and interesting -- women, especially -- when they reach my age. We've got so much to say, but popular culture is so reductive that we just talk about whether we've got wrinkles, or whether we've put on weight or lost weight, or whether we've changed our hair style," she explains."I just find that so shallow. Because it's a shallow place, it's one of the reasons the music industry and the music scene is really not truly for me and never really has been."Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Lady Gaga Gushes Over Kelly Clarkson's Fashionable Baby


Trae Patton/NBCAfter Kelly Clarkson posted a photo of her baby daughter River Rose on Twitter and compared her to Lady Gaga, the real Lady Gaga chimed in with some kind words about the infant.Kelly posted a photo of River in her baby carrier, wearing pink flowered sunglasses, a pink onesie, and a multi-colored white bib that flared out around her neck.  "Watch out Lady Gaga!! River Rose is on the scene!!" she captioned the photo.That caused Lady Gaga to reply, "oh my miss River Rose is givin' me a run for my money!! Look at those shoulders, like Grace Jones! Can I borrow that bib?" For those who are unfamiliar with Grace Jones, she's an actress, model and singer who was popular in the '80s for her extremely angular, gender-bending look, and many of her outfits featured broad or pointy shoulders.Kelly replied to Gaga's comments, "if you ever need an opening act, she's all yours ha!" and added the hashtag "#bornthisway."On Monday at around 2:30 a.m., Kelly tweeted about her daughter again, writing, "Having a hard time falling asleep. Can't stop watching my baby girl sleep. I'm addicted to her."Kelly and husband Brandon Blackstock welcomed River Rose this past June.Watch out Lady Gaga!! River Rose is on the scene!! pic.twitter.com/1lRaHC1GWI— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) September 28, 2014 Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Robin Williams Autopsy Results Delayed One Month


ABC/Randy Holmes(MARIN COUNTY, Calif.) -- The results of an autopsy conducted on late comedian and actor Robin Williams have been delayed, and may not be completed for another month.The Office of the Marin County Counsel said on Tuesday that while the res

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Alfonso Ribeiro Has Lost 17 Pounds on "Dancing with the Stars"


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