Overnight Sensation …

No St. Patrick’s Day would be complete without reading the following items, scheduled to post between now and sometime tomorrow morning:

Chicago’s Ravinia Festival Takes Shape – The annual summer concert series features performers across the spectrum including James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, Feist, Dave Brubeck, Dianne Reeves and Betty Buckley.

Discos Across The States – The Scottish electro-wiz heads to the U.S. for a month-long run.

Link-O-Rama …

Diddy denies Los Angeles Times’ story linking him to Tupac Shakur shooting – Newsday

Donny and Marie Osmond to host Miss USA pageant – Associated Press

Britney Spears ordered to pay Kevin Federline’s legal bills in ex-couple’s custody dispute – Associated Press

Is there a Beatles “Guitar Hero” in the near future? – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Jill Scott to play gumshoe in BBC drama – The Times Online U.K.

Founding member of The Foundations sentenced to 6 years for sexually assaulting young girl, downloading child porn – Wales On Sunday

Dates, Dates & More Dates

Kind of folky, kind of bluesy Tom Rush updates with new show listings for both 2008 and ’09. New dates for this year include stop sin Wimington, DE (August 1), Newburyport, MA (September 14), Kirkland, WA (October 3) and Chatham, NJ (November 8). 2009 additions include Twin Falls, ID (March 27), Kent, WA (March 28) and Glendora, CA (April 24).

The Roots get busy in April with new listings for Boston (April 12), Pittsburgh (April 17), St. Louis (April 18) and Charlotte (April 25). Other towns include DC, Towson (Maryland), Killington (Vermont) and Durham (North Carolina).

Acoustic Alchemy schedule a multi-night stand in Seattle for the first week of July. Now is the time to contact your travel agent.

And Foghat fills in some June avails with shows scheduled for Lancaster, CA, and Des Moines, IA. On June 6 the band plays that ever-popular Chicago venue known as “TBA.”

During the day we also updated the schedules for Van Halen, Kathleen Edwards, Iron Maiden, Hooverphonic, Joey Belladonna, Toad The Wet Sprocket, W.A.S.P., Bob Dylan, BulletBoys, Backstreet Boys, Zappa Plays Zappa, Bernard Allison, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Confide, Tracy Grammer, Will Bernard, Spyro Gyra, Tab Benoit, Tim Reynolds And TR3, X, Stereophonics, Bryan Adams, Curtis Salgado, Chris Rock, They Might Be Giants, plus more artists and bands than we can possibly mention in this space if only because it’s St. Patrick’s Day and we can hear that corned beef & Guinness calling our names.

And that’s the story for today. Thank you for letting us hang out with you today and we hope we can all hang together tomorrow. Good night!