Madonna is Paris bound as the material girl books a one-off in an intimate venue. Place and date is Olympia on May 6.

New July and August listings for Sara Evans greeted us when we arrived at the campus this morning. Today’s update includes July 4 (Houston, TX), July 24 (Grand Rapids, MI), August 9 (Atlanta, GA) and August 13 (Harrisonburg, VA). Ms. Evans also adds a September 11 date for Puyallup, WA.

We also received a few new dates for The Benjy Davis Project. May 30 is Jackson, MS; June 28 and August 23 is Auburn, AL; October 24 is Knoxville, TN; and October 25 is Ashland, VA.

And BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet update today with August 15 for New York City at the “Rockin’ The River Cruise” and September 19 in Beloit, WI, at Beloit College.

During the first 90 minutes of biz we also updated the schedules for Bruce Bruce, Buckwheat Zydeco, Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, Marcia Ball, Odetta, Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas, Josh Ritter, Itzhak Perlman, Carolina Chocolate Drops, C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band and Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.

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