Music & Entertainment News – Friday 9/15/17

Music & Entertainment News – Friday 9/15/17

Fans have been complaining that they’re seeing too much of the “J-LAW”!

Jennifer Lawrence -Photo Credit: PR Photos /

Jennifer Lawrence -Photo Credit: PR Photos /

While promoting her new movie, Mother!, on the Today show, Jennifer Lawrence,the actress from Louisville, KY, said she’s taking two-year break from acting.
The star doesn’t have any plans how she’ll spend her time off, but she does have one thought. “Start making pots,” she joked.
Still, J-Law isn’t disappearing completely. A trailer just dropped of her next movie, Red Sparrow, and she’ll be back in the spotlight soon promoting next year’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix. She ended the interview by quipping, “I’ll see you in six months.”
The parking lot of a Burger King restaurant in Denville, New Jersey, was extra busy last week as two babies were delivered by police officers there just one day apart.

burger king baby
The first baby – a boy – was born last Friday evening when the parents got stuck in heavy traffic on the way to the hospital and had to pull over into the parking lot. They called 911, and a short time later, two police officers – along with local firefighters – arrived to help the woman give birth.
Then, about 25 hours later, police received a similar call. Another woman was in labor in the same Burger King parking lot.
The couple was also on the way to a local hospital when the mother-to-be began to experience severe contractions. The same two police officers responded to the call and assisted in the birth of this baby … another boy! (People)
James Taylor will serve as one of the headlining acts for the upcoming Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas benefit concert, set for September 22 at Austin’s Frank Erwin Center.
Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, and Bonnie Raitt will also perform, and a number of celebs will be in attendance, including Matthew McConaughey, Dan Rather, Renee Zellweger, and Luke Wilson. The benefit concert promises “exclusive performances and rare collaborations.”Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief will broadcast live on 11 Texas-area channels with an hour-long live YouTube stream also planned; during the stream, Google will match donations up to $500,000. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund.

James Taylor - Photo Credit: Celebrity PR  /

James Taylor – Photo Credit: Celebrity PR /

Willie Nelson - Photo Credit: gotpap /

Willie Nelson – Photo Credit: gotpap /

Donald Fagen Cancels Shows Due To Illness
Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen has been forced to cancel a number of upcoming performances in the Bay Area due to illness.

A statement on the Mountain Winery website reads “Due to illness, Donald Fagen must regrettably cancel his Bay Area performances on September 15th at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga and September 16th at The Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco. Refunds are available at place of purchase.”

On The Masonic’s website, a link to Live Nation’s Donald Fagen And The Nightflyers page also alerts visitors the event has been cancelled. Their tour starts back up and runs through Japan on September 20th in Osaka.

Fagen recently announced a number of tour dates with the Steely Dan band in the wake of the passing of Walter Becker. The 11-day tour will start in Thackerville, Oklahoma on October 13th and conclude in Dublin, Ireland on October 30th.

 Donald Fagen -  Photo Credit: Paul Froggatt / PR Photos

Donald Fagen – Photo Credit: Paul Froggatt / PR Photos


British art dealer Jonathan Poole has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing from his clients, one of whom was Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood. Poole also represented the estates of Miles Davis and John Lennon.

Jonothan Poole

Poole pleaded guilty to 26 charges of fraud and theft made between 1986 and 2013, from which he earned $664,000 overtime. The majority of the pieces he stole were portraits or caricatures of celebrities. Among Wood’s paintings were portraits of Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr and Marilyn Monroe. According to the Guardian, Poole also pilfered pieces by Lennon, German artist Sebastian Krüger and famed French sculptor Auguste Rodin.

Wood will publish a new collection of his own artwork, Ronnie Wood: Artist, later this year. The new collection will be released on October 17.


Don Henley will host the annual Global Environmental Leadership Award Dinner tomorrow night (Friday) at Boston Symphony Hall. Paul Simon will perform a 30-minute set at the event, which benefits Henley’s Walden Woods Project.

Farm Aid, which takes place Saturday in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, will stream live at starting at 3:00 p.m. ET. The concert, which features John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, will air on AXS-TV starting at 7:00 p.m. ET.
The new season of Dan Rather’s The Big Interview on AXS-TV will feature quite an array of classic rock personalities. Sharon Osbourne kicks it off on October 10th. Also stepping up to the microphone are Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons and John McFee of The Doobie Brothers on October 17th; Steve Miller on November 14th; Peter Frampton on November 21st; and E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt on December 5th.

The recently released Stories We Could Tell: The Very Best of John Sebastian collects 16 songs from his post-Lovin’ Spoonful career. Highlights include his near-hit “She’s a Lady” and the TV theme “Welcome Back.”

Frank Sinatra’s Ultimate Christmas packs 20 of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ seasonal favorites, such as “The Christmas Waltz,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and a version of “The 12 Days of Christmas” with his children Nancy, Tina and Frank Junior. It goes on sale in CD, digital and vinyl formats October 6th.


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