MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JULY 4, 2017
FOURTH OF JULY - CONCERT
The Beach Boys have been a constant feature at the Fourth of July concert in Washington, D-C for years now. But there was a time they were deemed unwelcome at the event and that caused a big controversy. Back in the early days of the Reagan administration, U-S Interior Secretary James Watt declared the Beach Boys ``unsuitable'' for such a patriotic event. And that year 1983 the group was replaced by Wayne Newton to perform the Fourth of July event. They have been back many times since. Others who will be performing at today's event include the Four Tops and Trace Adkins.
Actor John Stamos will be the host.
RAPPER - ARRESTED
Authorities in Arkansas say a rapper shot a person in the neck days before performing a concert in Little Rock that was the scene of a shooting that left 28 people injured. A federal prosecutor says the rapper, known as Finese2Tymes, got into a beef with someone he thought was blocking his way out of a club in Forrest City, Arkansas. Before it was over, authorities say the rapper shot the other person. Just a few days later, Finese2Tymes performed at a club in Little Rock when gunplay occurred 28 people were hurt. The rapper remains in custody over the shooting in Forrest City.
ADELE - CONCERT
Will they get the show they paid for or will they get their money back? It's a question Adele fans hope to get the answer to shortly. She cut out of the last two shows on her ``Hello'' tour saying she was under doctor's orders not to perform because her vocal cords were damaged. She says in a statement on social media she had even toyed with the idea of lip-synching through the shows, but said she had never done that before _ and wasn't about to start now. What makes the status of the shows even more interesting is that she hinted along the way that her current tour would be her last. Those holding tickets to those last two shows will hope Adele has it in her to do them, rather than issue refunds.
The sound came from Memphis. But it sure traveled well. That was evident in 1967 when a group of American musicians from the Stax label took their musical gifts to Europe, including stops in London and Paris. The original tour featured Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd and Booker T. and the M-G's. Many of them are no longer with us but their musical spirit lives on. And now, artists educated at the Stax Music Academy are making a return trip to Europe. The series of shows is to begin on July 9th and run through the 22nd. Among the tops will be England, France and Ireland.
TICHINA ARNOLD - MUSIC
She's known for her work on TV sitcoms like ``Martin'' and ``Everybody Hates Chris.'' But actress Tichina Arnold says she has a new something-something up her sleeve: music. The actress says she plans to start showing off her singing voice. She says she plans to drop a single before the year is out. She says it's just one step in bringing to the public the music she already has ready to go.'' Arnold says the biggest challenge now is ``to figure out how to package it.''
(The Associated Press)