DOLLY PARTON TRIBUTE SET
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Don Henley and Mavis Staples will perform in tribute to Dolly Parton when she’s honored as the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year by the Recording Academy.
The academy announced the latest additions to the lineup yesterday for the tribute concert and gala to be held in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, two days before the Grammy Awards.
Kacey Musgraves and Linda Perry are also among the newly announced performers, joining the previously announced Pink, Norah Jones and Chris Stapleton.
The event raises money for people in the musical community facing financial, medical and personal need.
The academy announced in September that Parton, the first country artist to receive the MusiCares honor, will be recognized for her music and support of causes through her Dollywood Foundation.
DJ KHALED TO SETTLE FED CHARGES ABOUT DIGITAL CURRENCIES
WASHINGTON (AP) — Music producer DJ Khaled and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather have agreed to pay a total $750,000 to settle federal regulators’ charges that they failed to disclose payments they received for promoting investments in digital-currency securities.
The settlement of civil charges was announced Thursday by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The agency says they are its first cases involving charges for violating rules on touting investments in so-called initial coin offerings, or ICOs.
The SEC said Mayweather failed to disclose promotional payments from three issuers of ICOs, including $100,000 from Centra Tech Inc. Khaled allegedly didn’t disclose a $50,000 payment from Centra, which he touted on his social media accounts as a “game changer.”
Mayweather and Khaled neither admitted nor denied the allegations in agreeing to the settlements.
HUGH JACKMAN TO GO ON TOUR
NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Jackman will launch his first ever world tour next year, performing at arenas mostly reserved for pop, rock and rap stars.
The multi-talented entertainer announced his “The Man. The Music. The Show.” tour yesterday, which will feature Jackman singing songs from “The Greatest Showman,” ″Les Miserables” and Broadway musicals, among other selections. He will be accompanied by a live orchestra.
The tour starts in Europe, officially kicking off in Hamburg, Germany, on May 13, 2019. He will play two shows at The O2 Arena in London.
The North American leg begins June 18 in Houston and he will perform twice at both New York’s Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl.
Most tickets go on sale Dec. 7. Tickets for the MSG shows go on sale Dec. 10.