October 23, 2016
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Mary J. Blige doing double time for charities

By Roger Friedman
HollywoodNews.com: Mary J. Blige is one of the coolest performers out there. To prove it, she’s doing double time for charities over the next week.
This Thursday, Mary J. will join Sting, Elton John, Lady GaGa, and Shirley Bassey at the annual concert for the Rainforest Foundation at Carnegie Hall. Trudie Styler puts together this amazing show every other year, and has been for 21 years. Mary J, of course, has sung with Sting before, so there may be a duet on that program.
But then Mary J will o-”blige” AmFAR and be the special guest in Cannes next Thursday, May 20th at the Cinema Against AIDS gala at the Hotel duCap. Mary J finishes her shows with her anthem, “I See Colors.” The folks at the duCap have never heard anything so crazy. Be ready to be dazzled! Alan Cumming is the night’s emcee, and stars could run the gamut from Sean Penn to Mick Jagger to Naomi Watts.
To read more go to Showbiz411.com.


Sting’s album “The Soul Cages” heading to Broadway

By Roger Friedman
The cat is out of the bag. On his blog today, Mike Fleming writes about Sting making a deal to write a musical with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and composer Brian Yorkey, of “Next to Normal.”
I knew about this weeks ago, but was waiting until the rest of the story firmed up.
I will tell you the part that Mike doesn’t have: Sting and Yorkey are going to adapt Sting’s amazing 1991 album, “The Soul Cages,” for the theater. (That album included the hits, “All this Time” and “Mad About You” as well as the title track.) This autobiographical work will likely include other songs, maybe new music, and certainly encompass Sting’s memoir, “Broken Music.”
To read more go to Showbiz411.com.

Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Sting, Katy Perry to rock TODAY Show plaza

Some of rock, pop and country’s hottest acts are performing live this summer, and you won’t have to leave your living room to hear them.
The TODAY Show announced which musical acts will be performing as part of the “Toyota Concert Series on TODAY,” now in its 15th consecutive year. And the schedule is impressive. Sting launches the weekly series on May 14 with a 30 minute performance of his greatest hits. The appearance helps promote Sting’s upcoming concert with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, according to MSNBC.com.
But the music doesn’t stop there. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera, John Mayer, Carrie Underwood, Ke$ha and Katy Perry are the biggest names scheduled to perform. Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts shouldk satisfy the country crowd. Train and Maroon 5 will please the radio-friendly soft-rock audience. The winner and runner-up on this season of “American Idol” will perform on stage May 27.
The full schedule can be found here. Additional performances are expected to be announced as the season progresses.

Sting Will Make His Debut at NY’s Metropolitan Opera House

It seems like it should have already happened by now. Sting, the world renown rock star, is going to make his debut at the Metropolitan Opera.
He won’t be doing “Tosca” or “Aida,” though. Sting is going to bring himself and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra into the famed met for two nights — July 13 and 14– as part of his summer symphony tour. Those famous Chagalls in the front windows are going to get a taste of “Roxanne,” “Message in a Bottle,” and “Brand New Day” in bold new ways.
Well, nothing is new for Sting who has been in movies, on Broadway, led lute concerts, performed in sacred cathedrals, gone unplugged, plugged, you name it. He even performed in an opera in Paris written by Elvis Costello cohort Steve Nieve. Oh yeah, and he wrote a bestselling memoir.
To read more go to Showbiz411.com.


Sting’s “Winter’s Night” inspired by magical tales

“Sting’s “If on a Winter’s Night…” may feature holiday-inspired songs, but don’t call it a Christmas album. “The whole season is much broader than that,” he says. “Winter is about inspiration and imagination.””
(Editing by SheriLinden at Reuters) Read more from <a href=”http://www.postchronicle.com/news/entertainment/article_212269381.shtml” TARGET=”blank”>The Post Chronicle</a>

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