It’s “The Gambler’s Last Deal” at Thunder Valley Friday, June 24, a milestone in the world of country and pop music as Kenny Rogers performs in what he’s calling his final tour. Rogers has been a stalwart of live casino performances for 50 years dating back to the days when he was best known as the lead singer of The First Edition.
The Village at Squaw Valley offers its free outdoor concert series, Bluesdays, starting Tuesday, June 14, and continuing weekly through Sept. 6 with music, food and beverages. Among the talent booked this summer are the Blues Monsters, Chris Cain, Lloyd Jones, David Jacob-Strain and Kenny Neal. 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley; 6-8:30 p.m. 800-403-0206, squawalpine.com
Bernie Worrell, the ingenious "Wizard of Woo" whose amazing array of keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire and influenced performers of funk, rock, hip-hop and other genres, has died.
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Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died Thursday after a long illness. He was 76.
Chicago rookie Imani Boyette has been a huge fan of 50 Cent since she was young. She's spent the first half of the season using social media to get the rapper to show up to the Sky's game on Friday night in New York.
The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.