News & Views

Grammys, congressmen calling for probe into Springsteen onsale, Ticketmaster / Live Nation merger and Apple co-founder to dance with the stars in News. John Legend, Arlo Guthrie, Bret Michaels, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Davy Jones in Views.

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T.I., left, and Kanye West perform at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

News …

Grammy slideshow brings you all the glitz and glamour you’ve come to expect from the awards show, but in the comfort of your own home – The New York Times

Two congressmen call for probe into Ticketmaster’s Springsteen onsales – Associated Press / Star-Leger /

Huh? Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak on “Dancing With The Stars?” –

Will Ticketmaster and Live Nation officially announce their merger today? Will the new company be called Live Nation Ent. Inc? Are you excited? The Wall Street Journal

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Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino is interviewed at his office in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Views …

John Legend in Mashantucket – ” … the 30-year-old Ohio native worked out his catalog in sleek, soulful fashion.” – Hartford Courant

Bret Michaels in Dubuque – “The show had all the energy and excitement of a white-hot young band’s debut tour, despite the fact that Michaels has been performing for about 25 years.” – Gazette Online

Arlo Guthrie in London – “Arlo clearly had other things going for him. His droll sense of humour and personality aside, he was also an engaging singer and an accomplished guitarist.” – The Times Online U.K.

Beth Nielsen Chapman in Charleston, West Virginia – “Chapman sings with a voice that makes her words clear and emphasizes the powerful simplicity of her songs.” – The Charleston Gazette

Davy Jones in Duluth – “Still jockeying for the public eye and ear, Jones was a welcome treat to February in Duluth, melting away a lot of winterized moods and encouraging a long-lasting thaw. Everyone went home with a broad smile.” – Duluth News Tribune

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

Carole King is 67
Barbara Lewis is 66
Joe Ely is 62
Dennis “DT” Thomas (Kool & the Gang) is 58
Travis Tritt is 46

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Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

Danni Leigh is 39
Chad Wolf (Carolina Liar) is 33
Richard On (O.A.R.) is 30