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Possible threat prompts increased security at Jackson Browne show in Orlando tonight

Taylor Hill/Getty ImagesPolice in Orlando, Florida, will increase their presence at Tuesday night’s Jackson Browne concert at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts after receiving a possible threat. “We are aware that there is a planned Jackson Browne concert Jan. 23 at the Dr. Phillips Center and there will be an increased security presence at the event,” Orlando …

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Neil Diamond’s wife says some fans are donating ticket refunds to Parkinson’s research, other charities

Micah Diamond/Courtesy of UMeNeil Diamond revealed Monday that he was retiring immediately from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, forcing him to cancel a previously announced March tour of Australia and New Zealand. Now Diamond’s wife and manager, Katie, reports that some of the legendary singer’s fans from Down Under have responded to the sad news in a very …

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South African jazz great Hugh Masekela dead at age 78

Jazz Services/Heritage Images/Getty ImagesSouth African jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, who topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968 with his hit instrumental version of “Grazing in the Grass,” has died at the age of 78. Masekela’s family announced his passing Tuesday via a statement on his official website, revealing that he died “peacefully in Johannesburg, South Africa,” following “a protracted and …

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Aerosmith, Aretha, Sting and Lionel Richie among headliners at 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Courtesy of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalThe lineup for the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been unveiled and the latest edition of the music and cultural extravaganza features an impressive lineup of legendary artists, starting with headliners Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Sting, Lionel Richie and Jimmy Buffett. As always, JazzFest takes place over last weekend in April …

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ZZ Top lines up Las Vegas residency in April

Credit: Ross HalfinThat “Little Ol’ Band from Texas” is heading to Sin City. After cutting short its 2017 Tonnage Tour last October when bassist Dusty Hill came down with “a tummy ailment,” ZZ Top is now set to return to the stage in April for a five-date engagement at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas. The shows are scheduled for …

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Ex-KISS members Ace Frehley and Bruce Kulick taking part in 2018 KISS Kruise

Courtesy of SixthmanThe first guest performers who will be joining KISS on the eighth annual edition of The KISS Kruise have been announced, and they include a couple of the band’s former guitarists. Founding member Ace Frehley, the “Spaceman” himself, will be setting sail on the fan cruise, as will Bruce Kulick, who played with KISS from 1984 to 1996. …

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Documentary about 2003 Bob Dylan gospel tribute album being reissued on DVD next month

MVD Entertainment GroupA documentary about the making of the 2003 tribute album Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan will be rereleased on DVD and as a digital video on February 9 in honor of the record’s 15th anniversary. The Grammy-nominated album included new versions of songs that originally appeared on Dylan’s three gospel-influenced albums of the late …

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Neil Diamond to retire from touring due to Parkinson’s: “This ride has been ‘so good so good so good,’ thanks to you'”

Andreas TerlaakNeil Diamond has announced that he must retire from touring, following a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Based on his doctors’ advice, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has canceled the third leg of his 50th Anniversary tour, scheduled to arrive in Australia and New Zealand this March. While the disease makes it difficult for Diamond to travel …

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