News …

TobyMac and Casting Crowns win big at Dove Awards – Associated Press

British judge says Snoop Dogg no threat to the U.K., overrules government’s decision to ban him from country – The Guardian U.K.

Emilio Navaira transferred to rehabilitation facility but “still has a long way to go in his recovery” from tour bus accident – Houston Chronicle

Eyewitness to Jam Master Jay slaying sentenced to 17 years for robberies – Associated Press

Friends, fans and musicians gather at Asbury Park’s legendary Stone Pony for Danny Federici tribute – The Star-Ledger

The stars come out for Quincy Jones tribute – Associated Press

Views …

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss in Knoxville – ” … felt like one of those historical moments.” – Knoxville News Sentinel

Dolly Parton in Pittsburgh – “All of the grandeur of the Benedum Center couldn’t hold a candle to the truckload of rhinestones Dolly Parton rolled in with …” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige in Oakland – ” … Show why they’re on top.” – San Jose Mercury News (registration may be required)

Story Of The Year in St. Louis – ” … delivered the fire its fans expect.” – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

tapes ‘n tapes in Philadelphia – “The Minneapolis ensemble stole some election-night thunder … ” – The Philadelphia Inquirer

They Say It’s Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)

Richard Sterban (The Oak Ridge Boys) is 65

Doug Clifford (Creedence Clearwater Revisited) is 63

Rob Hyman (The Hooters) is 58

David J (Love and Rockets, Bauhaus) is 51

Billy Gould (Faith No More) is 45

Patty Schemel (Hole) is 41

Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors) is 40

Kelly Clarkson is 26