Country music pair to perform in Vegas
Country music power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are heading to Las Vegas.
They will be performing a 10-weekend run of shows at The Venetian starting Dec. 7. The couple announced the news Tuesday during a press conference at the hotel.
Sitting on a white leather sofa in the 1,800-seat theater where the show will take place, McGraw welcomed everyone to their part-time Vegas home. Hill said they were thrilled about the opportunity to be creative in a way they’ve never experienced together before.
“Being in this intimate environment, it will be ‘us,’ ” McGraw added. “I’m very excited.”
The Vegas shows will mark the first time in six years that McGraw and Hill have performed a full concert together in the United States.
Bands hope to spur fans into action
The Black Keys, Foo Fighters and Neil Young with Crazy Horse will headline one of this year’s hottest concerts, but don’t bother trying to buy tickets.
Fans will have to earn entry to Global Festival 2012 on Sept. 29 in New York City’s Central Park by taking action against extreme poverty around the world through a website and app designed to get people moving before a big event, not after.
“The scale of things that they’re trying do just felt really cool, and we’re trying to get the ball rolling,” said Patrick Carney, The Black Keys’ drummer.
Organizer Hugh Evans of Global Poverty Project calls the concert a “crescendo” to an ambitious anti-poverty effort that coincides with the United Nations meeting in New York.
Fans can attend through a special lottery of 54,000 tickets. They earn their way in with points awarded for charitable acts performed through the Global Citizen website, which launched Tuesday. Points can be earned by simple acts like posting information on social media, donating money to charity or signing a petition, among other simple activities.
The birthday bunch
Actress Esther Williams is 91. Actor Richard Anderson is 86. Singer Mel Tillis is 80. Actor Dustin Hoffman is 75. Actress Connie Stevens is 74. Actor Keith Carradine is 63. Rock musician The Edge (U2) is 51. Rock singer Scott Stapp is 39. Tennis player Roger Federer is 31. Actress Meagan Good is 31.