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Canadian folk-rock great Gordon Lightfoot turns 80 on Saturday

Courtesy of Gordon LightfootCanadian folk-rock legend Gordon Lightfoot celebrates his 80th birthday on Saturday. The lauded singer/songwriter’s long career dates back to the early 1960s, but he experienced his biggest success during the 1970s. Lightfoot scored four top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” and …

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Elvis Presley honored posthumously by President Trump with Medal of Freedom at White House ceremony

Steve Morley/RedfernsPresident Donald Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s’ highest civilian honor — to seven Americans, including the late “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” Elvis Presley, on Friday during a ceremony at the White House. “This year it is my true privilege to award this honor to seven extraordinary Americans,” Trump said. Before introducing Presley’s award, …

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Aerosmith’s Joe Perry is home from the hospital and “doing well” following recent health incident in NYC

Credit: Ross HalfinJoe Perry is making progress after landing in the hospital due to a health issue he experienced last Saturday backstage at New York City’s Madison Square Garden following a guest performance at Billy Joel‘s concert. A rep for the Aerosmith guitarist tells ABC Radio that Perry “was released from the hospital and is home and doing well.” Perry …

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Stevie Wonder to perform Sunday on “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” as his son Mandla dances

ABC/Eric McCandlessStevie Wonder will make a special appearance on the next episode of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, airing this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET. The legendary artist will support his 13-year-old son, Mandla Morris, one of the show’s six finalists, by performing his 1976 pop classic “Isn’t She Lovely” during Mandla’s dance. With Thanksgiving taking place this Thursday, …

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To be an American: Billy Idol gets sworn in as US citizen

PRNewsFoto/Palms Casino ResortWednesday was a nice day for Billy Idol, who was sworn in as an American citizen at a ceremony held in Los Angeles. Photos of the British-born punk rocker at the ceremony have been posted on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ social media sites. One of the pics shows Idol taking the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance while …

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Diana Ross, Tony Bennett & more to sing on NBC’s 2018 Christmas in Rockefeller Center special

NBC UniversalNBC’s annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center holiday special will be the usual star-studded affair this year. Diana Ross and Tony Bennett are among the many artists who will perform on the show, which airs Wednesday, November 28, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The lineup also includes pop/R&B star John Legend, a cappella group Pentatonix and country artists Martina McBride, Brett …

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Expanded edition of 1995 Rolling Stones concert video, “Voodoo Lounge Uncut,” arrives today

Eagle Rock EntertainmentThe expanded and remastered reissue of The Rolling Stones‘ 1995 concert video Voodoo Lounge Live — which features footage from a November 1994 show in the Miami area — gets its release in multiple formats today. Retitled Voodoo Lounge Uncut, the package features 10 previously unreleased performances and is available as a DVD/two-CD set, a DVD/two-Blu-ray collection and …

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Cher on touring: “I just want to do it ’til I’m finished”

PRNewsfoto/Live Nation EntertainmentCher‘s Here We Go Again Tour kicks off January 17 in Estero, Florida. It’s the 72-year-old icon’s first full U.S. trek in five years, and she says she wants to tour as much as she can — while she’s still able to do it. In a video promoting the tour, Cher says, “There will be some point where …

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Girls just wanna have trophies: Cyndi Lauper to receive Icon Award at “Billboard” Women in Music event

Credit: Gavin BondCyndi Lauper will be honored with Billboard‘s Icon Award at the publication’s annual Women in Music Event, taking place December 6 in New York City. “The entire world recognizes the power of Cyndi Lauper’s pop music, and just as crucially, she has used her undeniable talent to soar beyond music, create positive change in modern society and become …

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Rolling Stones post video hinting at North American tour; band’s logo spotted in various U.S. cities

Credit: Dave HoganMore hints that The Rolling Stones are planning to announce a major North American tour have popped up online and at locations across the continent. First off, the band’s official Facebook page, Twitter feed and Instagram have posted a video depicting the Statue of Liberty and a sun with the group’s lips-and-tongue logo rising over the ocean, as …

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