DUBLIN IR – ENTERTAINMENT – Garth Brooks has canceled a planned series of concerts in Ireland. Brooks was set to perform five shows in a park in Dublin starting July 25. However, the concert series received opposition from locals who were upset about the number of shows being permitted. Promoters notified fans that all five concerts were canceled with no plans of rescheduling.
Idina Menzel will sing the U.S. national anthem before Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game on July 15. The Broadway and “Frozen” star will also sing as part of a pre-game ceremony, covering Bob Dylan’s ‘Forever Young.’
Harry Potter has returned – this time in a short story posted online by J.K. Rowling. The story features Potter at a school reunion, approaching the age of 34 and showing a few gray hairs. The 1,500-word story also features the two other main characters in the Harry Potter trio, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley – now married to each other.
Ringo Starr Celebrates Fashion
With a little help from his friends, Ringo Starr has entered the fashion business, teaming up with John Varvatos for the American designer’s Fall ad campaign.
The launch outside the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles, kicks off a multi-pronged marketing initiative that will support the Ringo Starr Peace & Love Fund.
On the charitable end, for every person who shares a photo of themselves flashing the peace sign via social media accompanied by the hashtag PEACEROCKS, one dollar will be donated to help people suffering from epidemic levels of chronic stress.
SOUNDBITE: Ringo Starr, singer, saying (English):
“I really, I love John for coming and getting involved with this and supporting us and, David, who’s outside, you know, it’s like a little tree. Tree of peace and love.”
The fundraising aspect goes through the end of 2014.
Source: Reuters/Daily Motion