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Paul McCartney Schedules New Concerts in Missoula and Phoenix This August

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PaulMcCartney.comPaul McCartney has confirmed a pair of new concerts in the western U.S. as part of the stateside summer leg of his Out There World Tour. The latest additions to the former Beatle‘s itinerary are scheduled for August 5 at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Montana, and August 12 at US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Sir Paul has never played a concert in Missoula before, while his last visit to the Phoenix area took place in March 2010 at the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

Tickets for the Phoenix gig will go on sale to the general public on Monday, May 5, at 10 a.m. PT, while tickets for the Missoula show will be available starting Friday, May 9, at 10 a.m. MT. Fans who have registered at PaulMcCartney.com, meanwhile, will have the chance to buy pre-sale tickets for the Phoenix and Missoula concerts, respectively, beginning this Tuesday and May 6 at 9 a.m. local time.

The U.S. leg of McCartney’s Out There World Tour, which now includes a total of 19 dates, gets under way June 14 in Lubbock, Texas. Here’s a …read more

From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC

Katy Perry Becomes "World's Worst Birthday Party Entertainers" for "Birthday" Video

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Image Courtesy Katy Perry via TwitterKaty Perry transforms herself into five of the “world’s worst birthday party entertainers” in the video for her latest single, “Birthday.”

In the eight-minute clip, which was shot earlier this month and premiered Thursday, Katy goes undercover at five birthday parties. At each celebration, she wreaks havoc as one of five, sometimes profane, characters: Goldie the Dancer, Yosef Shulem the MC, Kriss the Clown, Ace the Animal Trainer and Princess Mandee.

The elderly Goldie the Dancer — so named because of her “Golden Nuggets,” a reference to her chest — pops out of a cake at a party for senior citizens, for whom she dances provocatively.

Kriss the Clown, who landed the clown job via Craigslist, works at a kids’ party. Kriss struggles with making animal balloons, drinks when no one’s looking and causes a car accident while stumbling into the street while blindfolded.

At another bash for children, Ace the Animal Trainer brings one child to tears by putting a fake mouse into Ace’s mouth.

Yosef Shulem the MC, who sports a mustache, shows up at a bar mitzvah, takes over for the DJ, and …read more

From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC

John Legend to Executive Produce Documentary-Style Dance Film

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John Legend is teaming up with Step Up 5 writer John Swetnam to create a new coming-of-age dance flick, titled Breaking Through.

Deadline reports their upcoming project will serve as a “documentary-style drama for the YouTube generation.” Legend will serve as an executive producer while Swetman will make his feature directorial debut.

The independent film will begin casting and filming this summer.

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From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC

Carole King Makes Surprise Appearance at Broadway Show Based on Her Life; Raises Big Bucks for AIDS Charity

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Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for BeautifulThe cast of Beautiful, the Broadway musical based on the life of Carole King, got a big surprise on Thursday when the famed singer/songwriter made an unexpected appearance on stage during the show’s curtain call. As the audience at New York City’s Stephen Sondheim Theatre cheered wildly, King walked to the middle of the stage and gave a big hug to the musical’s star, Jessie Mueller, then revealed that that evening marked the first time she’d attended a performance of the musical.

“I’ve been working up to coming. I haven’t seen the show. This is my first night,” she told the crowd, adding, “The word that I said backstage I’m not gonna say here, but it is effing awesome!”

The New York Times reports that at the time King made her appearance, the cast was making an appeal for donations to the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS charity. Carole told the theatergoers that if they pledged enough money to the cause, she would sing a song. Actor Jarrod Spector, who plays songwriter Barry Mann in the production, proceeded to …read more

From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC

Taylor Swift Unveils New Line of Keds Footwear for Spring

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KedsTaylor Swift and Keds continue their footwear collaboration with a new line of shoes in time for spring. The new designs include oversized polka dots, nautical stripes, and a chevron pattern with a scribble edge. A floral-print shoe features a blooming peony while another design boasts an animated songbird taking flight.

Taylor says of the new designs, “I think it’s fun to experiment with your style. Shoes are an opportunity to add a pop of color or something unexpected.”

Each shoe comes with a special charm incorporating Taylor’s favorite number, 13, or her logo. The shoes come out this month, but you can find exclusive styles at Keds.com, TaylorSwift.com, Nordstrom.com and Journeys.com.

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From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC

Easton Corbin Gives Fans a Taste of His Upcoming Album with "Clockwork"

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Mercury NashvilleEaston Corbin has released “Clockwork” as the first single from his upcoming, third studio album. The track updates Easton’s sound while also staying true to his history of paying respect to the traditional side of the country format.

Easton explains, “A song like ‘Clockwork’ is a good reflection of my country roots and it shows that I’m growing as an artist. I think when my fans hear this song they will get a good taste of how my upcoming album is going to be.”

Easton has added “Clockwork” to his opening set on The Band …read more

From: Country Music News From ABC

    

Chris Young Has a Brand-New Show for His Return to the Brad Paisley Tour Tonight

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RCA NashvilleChris Young became really good buddies with Brad Paisley on the road last year, so he couldn’t be happier to hit the road with Brad again on the 2014 Beat This Winter tour. The trek launches Friday night in Kentucky.

“It’s something that’s really comfortable,” Chris says of touring with Brad. “To keep one thing the same with [the] tour and all the people that you work with on a daily basis will be nice.”

While Chris looks forward to seeing a lot of familiar faces backstage, his fans can expect to see an all-new …read more

From: Country Music News From ABC

    

Joe Nichols and Wife, Heather, Expecting Second Baby

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Red Bow RecordsCongratulations to Joe Nichols and his wife Heather. They’re expecting their second child later this year. Joe tweeted Thursday, “Aaaaaaand we’re pregnant again! Another baby Nichols on the way in 2014! :)”

The couple welcomed a daughter, Dylan, in 2012.

The big news comes as Joe’s latest #1 hit, “Sunny & 75,” earns a gold certification for sales of more than 500,000 downloads.

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From: Country Music News From ABC

    

Taylor Swift Wants to Work with People Who'll Tell Her "No"

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CMAAs one of the biggest stars on the planet with some of the most devoted fans in music, Taylor Swift is used to hearing people rave about how amazing she is. But she says that when it comes to writing songs, she prefers to surround herself with folks who’ll tell her that she’s just not good enough. It’s not that Taylor loves abuse. She just feels that banishing “yes men” from the creative process results in better music.

“My favorite people to work with are the bluntest,” Taylor tells Variety. “The ones …read more

From: Country Music News From ABC

    

Rascal Flatts Goes Forward with Brand-New Single, "Rewind"

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Big Machine RecordsRascal Flatts‘ new single, “Rewind,” hit the airwaves this week as the first taste of music from the group’s upcoming studio album, due out in June. Since they’ve been racking up hits for more than 13 years now, the Flatts admit it’s not easy to “reinvent the wheel” every time they put out a new music. They feel “Rewind” gives them the opportunity to keep their sound fresh while maintaining the elements that make the band Rascal Flatts.

“We do what we do, and Rascal Flatts is known for its harmonies and …read more

From: Country Music News From ABC