ABC/Image Group LATaylor Swift fans have proven time and time again that they'll stop at nothing in their quest to discover any tiny shred of evidence that might shed light on their queen's plans -- including spinning wild theories that may or may not have any basis in reality. Well, here's the latest.
There's a new mural that's gone up on a wall in the Gulch area of of Nashville, TN, Taylor's adopted hometown. The image, painted by Kelsey Montague, is a large pair of multi-colored butterfly wings against a pink background. There's a space in between them, so if you stand there, you can take a picture that makes it look like you've suddenly sprouted wings.
According toThe Tennessean, fans are convinced this mural has something to do with Taylor's impending April 26 release of...something, for the following reasons:
(Pictured: Laci Kaye Booth) ABC/Eric McCandlessThis Sunday's American Idol will feature the top 10 contestants putting their own spin on some Disney classics. Now, we have the scoop on exactly which songs they'll be performing.
Here’s who is singing what:
Alejandro Aranda -- “Remember Me” from Coco Alyssa Raghu -- “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas Dimitrius Graham -- “You’ll Be In My Heart” from Tarzan Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon -- “Candle on the Water” from Pete’s Dragon Laci Kaye Booth -- “I See the Light” from Tangled Laine Hardy -- “Oo-De-Lally” from Robin Hood Madison VanDenburg -- “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana Uché -- “I2I” fromA Goofy Movie Wade Cota -- “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story Walker Burroughs -- “When She Loved Me” from Toy Story 2
Before they take the stage, the contestants all get a trip to Disneyland with mentor Rebel Wilson, who played both Ursula and LeFou at the Hollywood Bowl’s productions of The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.
The night will also include a special performance from judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, and Lea Michele – the Hollywood Bowl’s future Ariel – will perform “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid.
In addition, reigning Idol champ Maddie Poppe and runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson will perform “A Whole New World” from Aladdin.
Taron Egerton as Elton John in "Rocketman" from Paramount PicturesElton John's upcoming biopic Rocketman is a "magical retelling" of the legendary singer's life, according to its director, Dexter Fletcher. But according to Elton himself, while the movie has some fantastical elements, it doesn't gloss over any of the real-life bad stuff.
In a new featurette, Elton says, "It had to be as honest as possible. The lows were very low, but the highs were very high. And that's how I wanted the film to be."
David Furnish, Elton's husband and one of the movie's producers, also appears in the video promo, as do Fletcher, producer Matthew Vaughn and star Taron Egerton, who plays Elton.
"Music, as a young boy, pulled him out of a very unhappy childhood," Furnish notes. "And that opened the door to a world of infinite possibilities."
Fletcher explains why Elton's life lent itself to a non-traditional biopic, saying, "Because of the nature of who Elton is, the storytelling allowed us to totally indulge in fantasy and imagination."
On that topic, Vaughn, who cast Egerton and Elton in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, adds, "The story is surreal, but real. It's a bold piece of filmmaking."
As for Egerton, he declares, "It's been the greatest joy of my professional life making this film."
Rocketman will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 16. It arrives in U.S. theaters on May 31.
ABC/Image Group LASorry, Shawn Mendes -- no Guinness for you.
The 20-year-old singer was turned away from a bar in Dublin, Ireland earlier this week, even though the legal drinking age there is 18.
In a fan-captured video of the incident, one of the bouncers at Bruxelles [brew-ZELLE] pub explains to a dejected Shawn that many bar managers have their own age restrictions after certain hours.
“OK, thank you. Wow,” Shawn said before walking away. “All right, bye. I tried.”
Shawn, who had just finished a concert at Dublin’s 3Arena, then did the next best thing: He went to McDonald’s. He reportedly ordered a Happy Meal and posed for a bunch of selfies with fans there just after 3 a.m.
The Canadian singer told Rolling Stonelast year that he typically only drinks in his home country.
“I just don’t drink in America. I get it all out when I go home,” he said. “I don’t find it frustrating because I care about alcohol. I care about time with friends in bars.”
He added, “I’m being denied a social experience, not an alcoholic beverage. I wish I was allowed to just go in the bar and drink a pop, because then I would at least be there with everyone and I wouldn’t have to be in my hotel while everyone else is at the bar.”
A&M/UMe Newly minted Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Janet Jackson is giving fans another way to listen to her breakthrough album.
On June 7, you'll be able to buy her 1986 classic Control on vinyl, in your choice of either black or translucent red. It marks the first time that the album has been available on vinyl since its initial release. Fans attending Janet's upcoming Las Vegas show, Metamorphosis, will get the first crack at purchasing the disc at the merch store that will open at the Park Theater at Park MGM. You can also pre-order a copy online.
Control, Janet's third album, marked the first of the star's many collaborations with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. It featured five hit singles -- "What Have You Done for Me Lately," "Nasty," "Control," "When I Think of You” and "Let's Wait Awhile" -- and was her first #1 album on the pop chart. To date, it's sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.
Janet's Metamorphosis residency will kick off May 17 and will include 15 performances through an August 10 show. As previously reported, Janet also will headline the U.K. 's Glastonbury Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival this summer.
Randee St. NicholasFleetwood Mac have announced rescheduled dates for the North American shows they were forced to cancel due to Stevie Nicks' recent bout with the flu.
The rescheduled shows start October 28 in Boston and run through November 12 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. That show will serve as the official end of the group's current world tour.
All previously held tickets will be honored for the new dates, but new tickets will also be put on sale. The band's October 30 show in Quebec City will go on sale April 26 at 10 a.m. local time; tickets for the other shows are on sale now.
The next leg of the band's tour, which starts June 6, will take them to Europe and the U.K. They'll tour Australia and New Zealand in August and September, and then return to North America for those final rescheduled shows.
Here are the dates:
10/28 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden 10/30 -- Quebec City, QC, Canada, Centre Videotron 11/1 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Scotiabank Arena 11/3 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center 11/7 -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Bell MTS Place 11/10 -- Calgary, AB, Canada, Scotiabank Saddledome 11/12 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rogers Place
Big Machine Label Group Wednesday afternoon at Cash Cabin just outside Nashville, Sheryl Crow premiered her new video for "Redemption Day" for a small group of music industry insiders.
The new recording is a duet with Johnny Cash, and is the lead single from Sheryl's new album that features collaborations with rockers like Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, and Don Henley, as well as country legends like Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, and Vince Gill.
Sheryl wrote "Redemption Day" in 1996 after visiting Bosnia with then-first lady Hillary Clinton. That same year, she recorded it on her self-titled second record.
Shortly before his death, the Man in Black discovered the tune -- but wouldn't record it until he asked Sheryl in-depth questions about the lyrics.
"Cut to 2003," Sheryl explains, "Johnny Cash recorded it and felt like it would be the cornerstone of his record. He was adamant about knowing what every lyric meant."
"And he really delivered the song in a way that felt like for him it would be the most important song on his record," she reveals. "And unfortunately, a few months later he died -- actually two months later he passed."
While working on her new album, Sheryl reached out to the Cash family for the permission to use the late legend's vocal on a new version. Nearly twenty-five years since its inception, she feels like "Redemption Day" has finally arrived.
"I feel like the song has finally found its moment," she reflects. "I re-recorded it, rearranged it, and Johnny and I are both singing the song."
"And I hope he would be very proud of what we've done and feel like it has met its moment," she adds.
The Crow/Cash duet on "Redemption Day" will be available to stream or download on Friday.
Steve Granitz/WireImageEarlier this year, Bebe Rexha revealed that some designers refused to dress her for the Grammys because they considered the singer, who's a sixe 6-8, to be "too big." But now, after the outpouring of support she received -- not to mention the gorgeous red Monsoori ballgown she ended up wearing -- Bebe thinks she'd like to help other curvy women by creating her own line of clothing.
"Yeah, I've been working on some stuff," she tells ABC Radio. "Growing up, I remember especially when J.Lo had her jeans and I bought them and they fit me perfectly and I was like, 'Ah!' And then they stopped making them and I was like, 'I need these jeans again!'"
"So I really wanna make clothes for girls who have curves," she adds. "Like, hopefully, jeans or something. That's like my goal."
Bebe, whose current hit is "Last Hurrah," will be appearing at a number of festivals throughout the summer, starting May 5 with SunFest in West Palm Beach, FL.
David BergmanJon Bon Jovi will be cruising into the summer with a few thousand of his closest pals.
Following his recently completed Runaway to Paradise Caribbean fan cruise, which sailed from Miami to the Bahamas last weekend, Jon has announced another edition of the cruise for this summer, this time in the Mediterranean.
The cruise will sail from Barcelona, Spain to Palma, Majorca from August 26-30, 2019 aboard the Norwegian Jade. Jon's special guests will include Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls and singer/songwriter Grace Potter.
The August edition of the event will get to experience two shows by Jon -- one electric, and the other an acoustic session with a Q&A. If you purchase a "Gold" package, you'll also get a photo with Jon.
Fans will also get to experience special tastings of Jon's signature wine, Hampton Water, with his son, Jesse Bongiovi; a gallery of never-before-seen memorabilia, guitars and clothing; an onboard pop-up shop featuring Jon's fashion line Hart N Dagger, and an onboard version of Jon's charity restaurant, The Soul Kitchen.
ABC/Craig SjodinLionel Richie has been married and divorced twice, and both splits, from ex-wives Brenda and Diane, were painful. But the American Idol judge says he's not ruling out another trip down the aisle with his current girlfriend, Lisa Parigi.
In the new issue of People magazine, Lionel says, "I am a hopeless romantic. At this time in my life when you can be so jaded about things, Lisa kind of makes everything feel a bit safe. She’s extremely beautiful, but most importantly she’s smart and helps me deal with my crazy world.”
Part of Lionel's crazy world is dealing with his three adult children: Nicole, Sofia and Miles. He tells People, "With my kids I know their job is to completely scare me to death...My job is to embarrass them...so it’s an equal swap right now.”
As for how he approaches parenthood at this point, Lionel says, "I remember the look on my parents’ faces when I tried explaining to them that we’re The Commodores, and we’re the black Beatles, and we’re gonna take over the world."
“It’s the same look I have on my face when Nicole, Miles and Sophia come to me with their ideas,” he adds. “I kind of use that as my centering point before I completely go off.”
Nicole is the mother of Lionel's two grandchildren, Harlow and Sparrow, whom she shares with her husband, Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden.
Lionel, who'll turn 70 in June, will launch his Hello tour May 28. A new album, Live from Las Vegas, is due August 23.
Andrew Redington/Getty ImagesTiger Woods has made Time magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and none other than golf-obsessed singer Justin Timberlake has written an essay paying tribute to the champion athlete. In the essay, Justin explains that it isn't just golf that he and Tiger found they had in common.
"Last year, Tiger Woods and I spent time together, just the two of us, talking about being fathers," Justin writes. "We discussed how we want our children to see us and how you balance your dedication to them with competitive drive."
Justin adds, "I told him about how my son, who just turned 4, has started to realize what I do. We bonded over the fact that we wanted our children to watch us at our best. Tiger told me that he hoped his children, who are 11 and 10, would one day see him win a major."
"On April 14 in Augusta, Ga., they did just that when Tiger won his 15th career major -- and first in 11 years -- capping arguably the greatest comeback in sports history," Justin continued. "What a dream come true. For Tiger. For all of us."
After Woods won the Masters last weekend, he brought tears to many fans' eyes as he joyfully embraced his son Charlie, just as he'd embraced his own father 22 years ago when he won the tournament the first time.
According to Golf Digest, after his win, Woods said, "My dad was here in ’97, now I’m the dad sharing it with my kids. I’m at a loss for words…To see what it’s like to have their dad win a major championship, I hope it’s something they never forget.”
Live Nation/Interscope Records/MaverickMadonna's new album Madame X now has a release date: June 14.
The first single, "Medellín," a collaboration with Colombia reggaeton singer Maluma, is out now. If you pre-order the album, you'll get a free download of the track.
The video for "Medellín" will premiere April 24 during a globally-televised MTV special on April 24 at 4 p.m. Madonna and British DJ Trevor Nelson will introduce the video live from London, and the Queen of Pop will discuss the making of the new album. Maluma will join live from Miami, and Madonna will take questions from fans on site in London and via satellite from fans in New York City.
The 15-track album features guest appearances by rappers Swae Lee and Quavo, as well as vocals sung in Portuguese, Spanish and English. It was produced by Madonna's longtime collaborator Mirwais, as well as by Mike Dean, Diplo and others. The entire project was inspired by Madonna's experiences living in Portugal, where she moved last year.
"Lisbon is where my record was born," Madonna says in a statement. "I found my tribe there and a magical world of incredible musicians that reinforced my belief that music across the world is truly all connected and is the soul of the universe."
There will be both standard and deluxe versions of the album. A Target CD version will include the deluxe version of the album with two extra tracks. Special bundles will come with limited-edition merchandise, plus vinyl and cassette versions of the album. You can pre-order those now at Madonna's online store.
Here's the track listing for Madame X:
"Medellín" with Maluma "Dark Ballet" "God Control" "Future" ft. Quavo "Batuka" "Killers Who Are Partying" "Crave" ft. Swae Lee "Crazy" "Come Alive" "Extreme Occident" **deluxe version only "Faz Gostoso" ft. Anitta "B**ch I'm Loca" ft. Maluma "I Don't Search I Find" "Looking for Mercy" **deluxe version only "I Rise"
RCA RecordsNow you can relax with some help from Pink…and all the other colors in the rainbow.
The singer has teamed up with Color Therapy, an app that promotes relaxation and mindfulness through coloring. A coloring book inspired by her new album Hurts 2B Human is available now on the app.
“Excited to announce my collaboration with @CTappOfficial !” Pink tweeted. “Start coloring the 'P!nk - Hurts 2B Human' book via http://get.colortherapy.me Look out for the #PinkXct coloring challenge starting soon!”
Hurts 2B Human, featuring the single “Walk Me Home,” comes out April 26.
Meanwhile, when Pink isn't coloring, she's cleaning. The singer specifically seems quite dedicated to keeping her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in pristine condition.
She was apparently spotted on her hands and knees on the street Tuesday night, scrubbing her star clean. According toET Canada, it’s thought she was filming a music video.
ABC/Image Group LATaylor Swift and Lady Gaga aren't just influential pop superstars: They're among the 100 most influential people in the world.
That's according to Time magazine, which has put together its annual list of the biggest influencers across a number of categories, including Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, Titans and Icons.
Taylor and Lady Gaga are included in the Icons category, among names like Michelle Obama and Spike Lee. Other pop stars on the list, included in the Artists category, are Ariana Grande, South Korean boy band BTS, and chart-topping R&B star Khalid.
Shawn writes of Taylor, "[She] makes the job of creating music for millions of people look easy. It all comes from her — her belief in magic and love, and her ability to be as honest and raw as possible."
After opening for her, Shawn writes, "I quickly learned that the magic of Taylor Swift doesn’t come from the lights, dancers or fireworks...but from the electrifying connection that she has with the people who are there to see her....Taylor makes anyone older feel young again and anyone young feel they can do anything."
As for Gaga, Celine writes, "She marched to the beat of her own drum, knowing that her message of individuality was a way to express her inner strength. What makes her even more special, and such a powerful influence on society, is that she empowers her fans to adopt the very same values in their lives."
Taylor will perform at the 2019 Time 100 Gala, taking place April 23. Three days later, she'll release something...most assume it'll be a new single.
John Legend performs on "The Voice"; Tyler Golden/NBCTheVoice on Tuesday announced results from America's votes for the winners of Monday night's Live Cross Battles -- but thanks to a flurry of steals and saves, only a few artists were actually sent home.
In this format, the coaches give their singers some potential parting words and then the vote results are announced. The coaches then have a 10-second window to save or steal the losing artist.
Before the winners were announced, John Legend performed his emotional new single, "Preach."
Dueling contestants Kim Cherry and Betsy Ade met center stage to learn their fates, joined by host Carson Daly. Their coaches, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson, offered them words of encouragement -- and then the winner was announced. America saved Kim Cherry. "No regrets" said Kim, as she and Blake embraced.
Meanwhile, Betsy continued her interesting path on The Voice. In the blind auditions, she chose John as her coach, then was eliminated in the battle rounds but stolen by Kelly. This time it was John and Adam Levine who hit their steal buttons, almost immediately, for the right to have her join one of their teams. No surprise from John, who previously had Betsy on his team and all but promised a steal during Monday's show. But Betsy chose Adam, explaining that the chance "to work with three different coaches on a show like this is an amazing opportunity."
Next, it was Team Kelly's Matthew Johnson vs. Team Adam's Domenic Haynes. Before their result was announced, Adam told Domenic he couldn't imagine not having him on his team, and proceeded to live up to those words. When Matthew was named America's winner, Adam used his save to keep Domenic. It also meant no more saves or steals are left for Adam to use.
One of the early favorites in the competition, Team Legend's Maelyn Jarmon, won her battle against Team Adam's country singer, Rod Stokes. But Kelly used her steal on Rod, taken by his Monday-night performance and comparing his voice to Michael McDonald's.
Celia Babini from Team Adam and Oliv Blu from Team Blake both gave impressive performances Monday, but Oliv won the vote. Blake gushed over her afterward, calling it fate that they get to work together. John jumped at the chance to steal Celia, though ,who almost left the stage to go hug him before Carson Daly reminded her to stick around to hear John's explanation. John pointed out that he turned for her during her blind audition and promised that for her next performance they were going to "knock it out the park."
At this point, we were halfway through the show and so far, no one had been sent home -- but it couldn't last. In the battle of the precocious 16-year-olds, Presley Tennant from Team Kelly defeated Kayslin Victoria from Team Legend. Unfortunately, no coach used their save or steal, making Kayslin the night's first artist sent home.
The energetic Lisa Ramey from Team Legend won the vote over Team Kelly's bilingual artist, Karen Galera.
Before the result was announced in the battle between Selkii and Team Adam artist Mari, Blake told Selkii she's been one of his favorite artists, ever, to work with on The Voice. Mari won the battle, but Blake used his save on Selkii because he wanted to keep his team as intact as possible through their journey together.
The last vote announced was Team Adam's country singer, Andrew Jannakos, vs. Team Blake's country singer, Dexter Roberts. Given Adam and Blake's playful rivalry, the two coaches were tied 1-1 in their cross battles. Time for a tie-breaker. Blake called Dexter one of the best country singers to walk the Voice stage -- and America agreed. Andrew was sent home, giving Blake the edge over Adam in their personal battle.
The Voice returns Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC with more Live Cross Battles.
Rob Thomas' latest hit, "One Less Day (Dying Young)," from his forthcoming album Chip Tooth Smile, is about treating every day as a gift. Rob says it's not about getting old; it's about getting older -- as opposed to the alternative.
"People are like, "Ah, getting old...it sucks,'" Rob tells ABC Radio. "And I'm like, 'The alternative is so bleak!' There's only two options in the world: It's either getting older or not getting older."
"We lost some people that we're really close with over the last few years," Rob continues. "And it puts a lot of perspective on getting older, because when you realize that it's a privilege that's not afforded to everyone, then it puts a different spin on it."
"One Less Day" is one of three songs Rob's released so far from the album; the others are "I Love It" and "Timeless." All three are very different, but Rob says he's been "really fortunate" to have fans who are open to change.
"The fans in general, from [Matchbox Twenty's first hit] '3AM' to, say, 2004, to 'Lonely No More'...that was a big jump musically and stylistically," he tells ABC Radio. "But they allowed me to do it and they came with me. And so, I think they know that I'm gonna try different things."
Chip Tooth Smile comes out April 27, and Rob's tour kicks off May 28. This summer is also the 20th anniversary of his biggest hit, "Smooth." Rob says he and Carlos Santana are trying to schedule a show together to celebrate the milestone.
"We want to connect somewhere on the West Coast [or] East Coast," Rob says. "Like, on a day that I have off, I'll just come and open up for him when we're in the same place."
Craft RecordingsJames Taylor's 2007 live album, One Man Band, will be issued on vinyl for the very first time on June 7.
The two-LP set, which boasts newly remastered sound, will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl, with the discs housed in a gatefold sleeve.
One Man Band was recorded during a three-night stand at the historic Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The shows feature Taylor accompanying himself on guitar, along with keyboardist Larry Goldings and a drum machine. Two songs -- "My Traveling Star" and "Shower the People" -- include pre-recorded accompaniment from the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.
The album features renditions of many of Taylor's best-loved tunes, including "Something in the Way She Moves," "Steamroller Blues," "Sweet Baby James," "Carolina in My Mind," "Fire and Rain" and his classic cover of Carole King's "You've Got a Friend," as well as several deep cuts from throughout his career.
The record also features some of James' intros to the tunes, in which he shares anecdotes and background on his compositions.
One Man Band reached #17 on the Billboard 200, and has been certified gold for sales of over 500,000 copies in the U.S. The original was released as a CD/DVD set, and the video portion also aired as an episode of the PBS series Great Performances.
In the album's original liner notes, Taylor reflects on the stripped-down nature of the live shows recorded for the album.
"I started out [playing shows with] just the guitar and a handful of songs," he explains. "As time went by, I added other musicians, because it's great playing in a big band. But from time to time…it's good to get back to basics and to present the songs in their original form."
Here's the One Man Band track list:
Side A "Something in the Way She Moves" "Never Die Young" "The Frozen Man" "Mean Old Man" "School Song" "Country Road"
Side B "Slap Leather" "My Traveling Star" "You've Got a Friend" "Steamroller Blues"
Side C "Secret o' Life" "Line 'Em Up" "Chili Dog" "Shower the People" "Sweet Baby James"
Side D "Carolina in My Mind" "Fire and Rain" "Copperline" "You Can Close Your Eyes"
ABC/Craig SjodinKaty Perry has been so busy with American Idol that she claims she hasn't even started planning her wedding to fiance Orlando Bloom. But when the wedding does take place, fellow judge Luke Bryan says he knows exactly which song he and the third Idol judge Lionel Richie should sing at the event -- providing they're invited, of course.
Asked about wedding plans, Katy told the TV show EXTRA, “Oh, my God. I'm not even in the mode. I'm just worried about my Top 10 right now.”
To which Lionel replied, “No matter what, I'm there."
Katy then joked that because Lionel had invited himself, he and Luke would "have to sing for free" at the reception.
Luke chimed in, "'Endless Love!' I'll be Diana. Lionel's Lionel. 'Endless Love,' baby.”
"Endless Love" was Lionel Richie's 1981 #1 duet with Diana Ross. Recorded for the Brooke Shields movie of the same name, the duet spent nine weeks on top of the chart and earned Lionel an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.
This weekend, Luke, Lionel and Katy will be back with the newly minted American Idol Top 10, who will sing for America's vote this Sunday night. It's Disney Night, featuring guest mentor Rebel Wilson, and a guest appearance by reigning Idol champ Maddie Poppe and her boyfriend, last season's runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson.
David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The V&ALast week, Elton John was photographed touring Florence, Italy's famed Uffizi Gallery in a wheelchair, after a sprained ankle left him unable to walk around and see the paintings. Now, the art-loving superstar has gotten an entire gallery named after him at yet another famous museum.
According to the BBC, London's Victoria & Albert Museum, which focuses on decorative arts and design, has named its new photography gallery the Sir Elton John and David Furnish Gallery, following what's described as a "significant" donation from Sir Elton.
In addition to having the gallery named after him and his husband, Elton now has a place to display his extensive private photography collection, which includes more than 7,000 works from acclaimed photographers like Man Ray, Dorothea Lange and Cindy Sherman.
According to the BBC, Elton said in a statement, "We are delighted to be part of this exciting moment and we hope that audiences will walk away with the same excitement and appreciation for photography as I did when I first started collecting."
Tristram Hunt, director of the V&A, added, "We are immensely grateful to Sir Elton John and David Furnish for their generosity in supporting our photography center and mission to make historic and contemporary photography available to the widest possible audience."
Mike ColucciIt's not every superstar singer who can headline New York's Madison Square Garden one day, and then help clean up his town the next.
Page Six reports that last Friday, Billy Joel did his usual monthly residency show at the Garden, where he welcomed his palTony Bennett as a special guest. Then, the next day, he was out helping his neighbors in Oyster Bay, Long Island, clean up the town's beach.
Town supervisor Joseph Saladino confirmed that Billy participated in the clean-up effort, and told Page Six, "He got up early and came out on a morning with not ideal weather, and was so gracious to everyone. He's a big supporter of the environment."
The annual beach clean-up is something that Billy's been participating in for years; in the past, he's been joined by his good pal, New York governor Andrew Cuomo.
Billy's next concert is Miller Park in Milwaukee on April 26. He'll be back at the Garden on May 9 for the next installment of his residency.