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John Lennon’s Drawings, Poems and Prose on Auction Block

Vinnie Zuffante/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesThe largest private collection of John Lennon‘s artwork and poems is scheduled for auction at Sotheby’s in New York City next week. The collection contains 89 original drawings, poems and prose the late Beatle did for his books, In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works, which were published during the height of Beatlemania …

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Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Sting to Perform at 2014 Tony Awards in June

It Is Done CommunicationsThere’ll be no shortage of music stars performing at the 2014 Tony Awards gala. The ceremony, which is being held June 8 at New York’s famed Radio City Music Hall, will include performances by Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and former Police frontman Sting, among many others. LaBelle and Knight will join one-time American Idol winner Fantasia and …

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George Michael “Well and Resting” After Reported Collapse

Samir Hussein/Redferns via Getty ImagesGeorge Michael‘s agent says the singer is “well and resting” after he was hospitalized earlier this month due to an undisclosed ailment. Britain’s The Sun quotes the singer’s agent as saying, “In response to newspaper reports…we can confirm George was admitted to hospital on May 22. He was discharged last weekend and is well and resting.” …

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John Mellencamp to Release New Album, “Plain Spoken,” This Fall; Signs Lifetime Contract with Republic Records

Hear MusicJohn Mellencamp will release his 22nd studio album, Plain Spoken, sometime in the fall. The album, which follows 2010’s No Better than This, is part of a brand-new lifetime contract that the singer/songwriter has signed with Republic Records. A press statement from the label describes Plain Spoken as “a stunningly elegant and soul-searching gem.” “Not only has he served …

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Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Loves “Star Trek” and Sci-Fi

Photo: Steve ErleIt’s no secret that Steven Tyler is a bit of a space cadet, but did you know that he also a huge fan of Star Trek? In a new interview with U.K. music mag Q, the Aerosmith frontman talks about his passion for the popular intergalactic TV and movie series, as well as his interest in science fiction …

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Lionel Richie Begins North American Tour Thursday Night

ABC/TIM OGIERTonight, Lionel Richie will launch the North American leg of his All the Hits All Night Long tour in Vancouver, Canada. As Richie points out, it’s been a while since he toured the U.S. — a decade, as a matter of fact. He says, “The fun of this is I’m actually in America, so now my friends and my …

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Eels Singer Explains How Historic Performance with Journey’s Steve Perry Came About

Tommaso Boddi/WireImageThis past Sunday, people who attended a concert by the modern-rock act Eels at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, got to witness a historic moment in rock history when ex-Journey singer Steve Perry jumped on stage to belt out a few songs with the group. Now, Eels frontman Mark Oliver Everett, aka “E,” has shared details about …

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Patti LaBelle, Michael McDonald Added to Lineup of PBS’ “A Capitol Fourth” Special

Courtesy of Patti LaBelle; Danny ClinchPatti LaBelle and former Doobie Brothers singer Michael McDonald are among the latest stars who have joined the lineup for the 2014 edition of PBS’ annual Independence Day special A Capitol Fourth. The concert takes place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., and will air live July 4 from 8 …

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Carole King, Gloria Estefan to Appear at Tony Awards

Photo: James O’MaraCarole King, Gloria Estefan and Estefan’s husband, Emilio Estefan, are three of the celebrities who will make an appearance at the Tony Awards next month. An official announcement released Tuesday states that the stars “will take the stage” at the award show on June 8, without elaborating on their roles. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, the Broadway production …

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Grand Funk Railroad’s Don Brewer Reflects on His Many Wonderful Years with Band

Paradigm AgencyGrand Funk Railroad drummer/singer Don Brewer says that after 45 years, he’s still having some kind of wonderful time touring with the band. The veteran rockers are celebrating their 45th anniversary this year, something Brewer calls “quite a landmark.” “I never thought we’d be we’d be going this many years later,” he tells ABC News Radio, “but the classic …

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