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Shake it off? Parents come up short for Taylor Swift tickets

NEW YORK (AP) — They were supposed to be birthday presents. They were supposed to be Christmas presents. They were supposed to be the most special of special treats for young fans of Taylor Swift. Instead, for many parents, the hours-long Ticketmaster debacle they endured Tuesday trying to score concert seats left them empty-handed and frustrated. And their kids disappointed. A pre-sale for Swift's U.S. tour next year resulted in […]

today11/17/2022 2


Elton John’s final tour revisits LA glory with Lipa, Carlile

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John says Los Angeles has been a magical place for him. That's why he's ending the North American leg of his farewell concert tour at L.A.'s Dodger Stadium. His three shows there start Thursday. The final one, on Sunday, will be livestreamed on Disney+. Joining Elton John for the last L.A. concert will be Dua Lipa, Brandi Carlile and Kiki Dee. John says the concert […]

today11/16/2022 4


Nintendo’s profit climbs on Switch machine, software sales

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese video game maker Nintendo has reported a 34% surge in its profit for the first half of the fiscal year on strong sales of products for its Switch console like "Splatoon 3," a paint-shooting game. The maker of Pokemon and Super Mario games is raising its full year profit forecast to 400 billion yen, or $2.7 billion, from an earlier projection for a profit of 340 […]

today11/08/2022 3


John Mellencamp revisits ‘Scarecrow,’ his game-changing disc

NEW YORK (AP) — It's not often you hear a record that's a reputation-changer for a musician. For John Mellencamp, that disc was "Scarecrow" in 1985, which lifted him from generic heartland rocker to a serious artist who inhabited his native Midwest creatively as well as physically. The disc gets the deluxe reissue treatment this week. In an interview, Mellencamp describes the making of the record, which partly inspired the […]

today11/03/2022 4


Tony Hawk uses skateboarding to teach community organizing

Tony Hawk's The Skatepark Project has launched a fellowship program, which is training 15 skateboarding enthusiasts in community organizing and project management so they can build a skatepark in their neighborhoods. Skateboarding culture expert and sociologist Neftalie Williams said the program was a response to the police killing of George Floyd in 2020. The nonprofit wondered: "How do you take this platform and really take it to the next level, […]

today11/02/2022 2


Taylor Swift announces 27-date US stadium tour in 2023

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off one of her biggest album launches of her career, Taylor Swift announced a new U.S. stadium tour starting in 2023, with international dates to follow. The 27-date Eras Tour will kick off on March 18 in Glendale, Arizona, and wrap up with two nights in Los Angeles on Aug. 4-5 at SoFi Stadium. Tour openers will include Paramore, beabadoobee, Phoebe Bridgers and HAIM, Gayle, […]

today11/01/2022 5


The Rock Hall of Fame opens to Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year will induct Eminem, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon and two guys in sunglasses who have scored more No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 than all of those others combined. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are the rare songwriting and producing team to get into the prestigious hall and they hope it will lead to more […]

today11/01/2022 2


Bags, Booze & Boobs raises $98K for DE Breast Cancer Coalition

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Stockley Tavern hosted its 3rd annual fundraiser for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. This great organization provides support to men and women in diverse communities to those who have recently been diagnosed or currently battling breast cancer in Delaware. They help those with low incomes and those with little or no insurance receive free or reduced cost care. On the afternoon of October […]

today10/26/2022 4


Director James Gunn, Peter Safran to co-lead DC Studios

James Gunn (left), the writer-director who made the "Guardians of the Galaxy" household names for Marvel, will soon be responsible for the future of Batman, Superman and the entire DC Universe for Warner Bros. Discovery. The studio on Tuesday named Gunn and veteran executive Peter Safran (right) co-chairmen and CEOs of the newly formed DC Studios. The roles will have Gunn and Safran developing a long-term plan for the company's […]

today10/26/2022 1