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Sherwood Forest, remembered for rock concerts, for sale

Sep. 22, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

DAVISON, Mich. (AP) — Months before Woodstock, Michigan's Genesee County had "Wild Wednesday." The event was held at Sherwood Forest, a 73-acre park and concert venue near Davison. In the summer of 1969, AM radio station WTAC assumed sponsorship of the outdoor event called "Wild Wednesday," with DJ Pete...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Sep. 19, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of September 18, 2019: TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. The...

Benefit concert to feature "Supergirl" co-stars, newlyweds

Sep. 19, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Supergirl" co-stars and real-life newlyweds Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood will join performers Jane Lynch, Wayne Brady and Laurie Metcalf for a concert being livestreamed Saturday to benefit low-income migrants. The show will also feature Marcia Cross, Grant Gustin, Cheyenne Jackson,...

Review: Guitar czar Joel Paterson rules on retro Beatles ode

Sep. 18, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

Joel Paterson, "Let it Be Guitar!" (Bloodshot Records) Close your eyes, picture Chet Atkins pulling up a bar stool on the beach at Waikiki and coolly plucking out a surfy rendition of Paul McCartney's iconic "Michelle." That's just one of the sounds Chicago-based guitar wizard Joel Paterson conjures up on his new...

Pettersen putt wins Solheim Cup for Europe

Sep. 15, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Suzann Pettersen hit the final putt of the Solheim Cup, and as it turned out, the final putt of her career. Pettersen holed a 7-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole at Gleneagles as Europe won the last three matches to capture the Solheim Cup on Sunday, 14 1/2-13 1/2, in the most...

Detroit's Orchestra Hall celebrating centennial in many ways

Sep. 15, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An acoustical and architectural gem in Detroit is turning 100, and the milestone is being marked in numerous ways. Centennial celebrations for Orchestral Hall include a free concert on Oct. 23 by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which makes its home on the stage. Orchestra officials say the...

Niemann takes 2-shot lead into final round at The Greenbrier

Sep. 14, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Joaquin Niemann was an 18-year-old amateur when he arrived in West Virginia two years ago and tied for 29th in the only PGA Tour event he played outside of the U.S. Open. In 2018, he improved to a tie for fifth at the tournament. Now he has a chance to become the first...

Robbie Shelton shoots 8-under 62, leads at Greenbrier by 2

Sep. 12, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Scott Harrington enjoyed his long-awaited debut as a PGA Tour member. In his 17th year as a professional, the 38-year-old rookie shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday, leaving him two strokes behind first-round leader Robby Shelton in the A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier....

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Sep. 12, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of September 11, 2019: TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. The...

Rested and revived, The Black Keys return after 5-year break

Sep. 9, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When the Black Keys last played a festival together in 2015, there was no grand plan to go an indefinite hiatus. They just stopped booking shows and they went home to Nashville, Tennessee to sleep in their own beds. Now four years after their performance at Outside Lands in San...