Kane Brown to co-host “A Home for the Holidays” special spotlighting foster care and adoption

Kane Brown has been announced as a co-host for the holiday special A Home for the Holidays.  Brown’s co-hosts include Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara and Darren Criss.

A Home for the Holidays features performances from a number of different artists and was recorded at The Grove in Los Angeles. The special broadcast spotlights uplifting stories of American children who were adopted from foster care. For his segment of the show, Kane will introduce and perform for the Rodriguez family, including a young girl named Marjorie, who was placed in foster care as a toddler and lived in six different homes by the age of five. After finally finding a home with Jerry and Celine Rodriguez, Marjorie finally found her forever family.

Home for the Holidays will air on December 5 at 9:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Carrie Underwood adds new dates to her Las Vegas residency

Carrie Underwood kicked off REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency at Resorts World Las Vegas on Dec. 1. According to a press release, the show featured “dancers, aerialists, a virtual orchestra, a stunning array of one-of-a-kind costumes, a breathtaking finale centered on a brilliant [and] a never-before-seen water wall feature.”

Due to popular demand, Underwood has already added additional dates to the residency, which runs for dates throughout December as well as select dates in March and April. The country superstar just announced six new dates for May of 2022.  This marks the first Vegas residency for Underwood, following fellow country artists George Strait and Shania Twain with Vegas residencies. Strait launched Strait to Vegas in 2016, while Twain’s Let’s Go! residency kicked off in 2019.

Tickets are expected to go on sale Monday, December 6 at 10 AM PST.  For more information, head here.

Carrie Underwood Extends Las Vegas Residency

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Jennifer Aniston, Kathryn Hahn, Gabrielle Union and more to join ‘Facts of Life’ special for ABC

Jimmy Kimmel announced on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that Jennifer Aniston, Kathryn Hahn, Gabrielle Union and Allison Tolman will play ‘Facts of Life’ characters in the new special Live in Front of a Studio Audience. ABC previously aired Live in Front of a Studio Audience specials that recreated episodes of All in the Family, The Jeffersons and Good Times.

The special will feature characters from Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes. Aniston will play Blair (originally played by Lisa Whelchel), with Union as Tootie (Kim Fields), Hahn as Jo (Nancy McKeon) and Tolman as Natalie (Mindy Cohn). Ann Dowd was previously announced as Mrs. Garrett (Charlotte Rae), and  John Lithgow will play the Diff’rent Strokes character Mr. Drummond (Conrad Bain), with Kevin Hart as Arnold (Gary Coleman) and Damon Wayans as Willis (Todd Bridges).

Diff’rent Strokes was created by Jeff Harris and Bernie Kukoff and had an eight-season run from 1978 to 1986. The Facts of Life was created by Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon and aired for nine seasons from 1979 to 1988.

The new special will air Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC, and stream on Hulu the next day.

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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 4 coming in February to Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video announced that ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ will return for a fourth season in February 2022, and shared a release date (Feb. 18th) as well as a teaser for the season. Amazon also shared a poster for Season 4 on social media with the tagline “We’re just getting started.”

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel follows Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), a housewife who decides to pursue stand-up comedy in the late 1950s. Season 4 takes place in 1960, and an official description reads: “Looking to hone her act, Midge finds a gig with total creative freedom. But her commitment to her craft — and the places it takes her — creates a rift between her and the family and friends around her.”

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and co-stars Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen, Marin Hinkle and Tony Shalhoub. Gilmore Girls alum Kelly Bishop has joined the cast for Season 4.

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Takes Centerstage in Season Four

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TOTO announce headlining U.S. tour beginning February 2022

Toto has announced they will return to the road next year.   The band will begin the Dogs Of Oz World Tour in Las Vegas, NV on February 25; additional appearances will be announced in the coming weeks.

Toto will perform an additional 18 shows in US arenas with Journey beginning April 7.  In July and August, the band will be touring in Europe headlining festivals, alongside performing in arenas and large theaters which include an already sold-out appearance at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome.

General on-sale tickets will go sale for the headlining appearances beginning on Friday, December 3 at 10 AM.  Head to the link here for more information.

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Eddie Vedder announces 2022 ‘Earthling’ Tour

Eddie Vedder and bandmates the Earthlings will hit the U.S. for concert dates beginning February 2022. The shows kick off on February 3 in New York and wrap up on February 22 in Vedder’s hometown of Seattle. Special guest Glen Hansard will open the shows.

The Earthlings are comprised of drummer Chad Smith, keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist Josh Klinghoffer, bassist Chris Chaney, guitarist/vocalist Glen Hansard, and guitarist Andrew Watt. The newly formed group gave their live debut at Vedder’s own Ohana Festival this September. Vedder’s new album Earthling will be available on February 11, 2022, and is the first album since Vedder’s 2011 Ukulele Songs.

A presale for Ten Club members is active now, and will be held through Ticketmaster’s Eddie Vedder Request page. The Ten Club presale registration is open now through Sunday December 5 at 5pm PT. All public tickets will be available through Ticketmaster Verified Fan Registration. Verified Fan ticket registration is open now through Sunday December 5 at 5pm PT. There will be no general public sale. For more tour information, visit Eddie Vedder’s official Ticketmaster page.

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Randy Travis & Drew Parker release new edition of “There’s A New Kid In Town”

Randy Travis has just released the “From The Vault” edition of his 30-year-old Christmas single “There’s A New Kid In Town.” The new version of the song features the country icon alongside rising country performer Drew Parker.

Said Parker of the collab; “I just remember getting to spend quality time with Randy and his family out on his ranch in Texas. Driving around the property and getting to take in all of God’s creation with one of my heroes. It was a very special day and one I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”  Parker added, “I hope [country music fans] can see that I plan on carrying on the kind of country music that Randy started years ago. The kind of music that I want to make [is] country music about fun, faith and family.”

The video for the song resonated with Parker, as Christmas is his favorite holiday and Randy Travis is a personal inspiration. He said: “Getting to feel those Christmas traditions and emotions while watching a video of me getting to spend time with Randy Travis is incredible. There’s a scene in this video of me and Randy sitting on a couch in his awards room at his house. We shot that scene one time and when we got done I told the director that whatever had just happened in that room couldn’t be replicated.”

Take a look/listen to the new edition of “There’s A New Kid In Town” – here.

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Keith Urban to kick-off the North America leg of ‘The Speed of Now’ tour in June 2022

Keith Urban announced on social media Wednesday the 2022 North American dates for his The Speed of Now world tour.

The 54-year-old Urban will kick-off the North American leg on June 17, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. before wrapping up Nov. 5 in St. Paul, Minn. Ingrid Andress will join Urban as his opening act. Urban will perform his hits and new songs from his album The Speed of Now Part 1, released in September.

Urban shared with People magazine that he’s looking forward to “re-igniting that person-to-person connection I feel with everyone that comes out to see our shows. It’s pure magic when you look out and see everyone just letting loose. I’ve really missed that! After two years we’re finally gonna get the chance to play some of the new songs we haven’t done live before. We’ll throw in a bunch of the songs that everyone comes to hear, a couple of which we’ll rework a bit, and it’s really gonna be tough to get us off the stage.”

For ticket and other information, head to keithurban.com.

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See the trailer for the Sex and the City revival ‘And Just Like That…’

HBO Max’s new trailer for “And Just Like That…”, the revival of “Sex and the City,” reveals where Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and the rest of her friends are more than 11 years after we last saw them in the movie “Sex and the City 2.”  “Sex and the City” ran for six seasons on HBO from 1998 to 2004, based on Candace Bushnell’s 1996 book of the same title.

Along with Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon have returned to their roles as Charlotte and Miranda, respectively.  Chris Noth, Mario Cantone, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler and Willie Garson (who passed away in September) also reprise their past roles.  Sara Ramírez, Sarita Choudhury, Nicole Ari Parker and Karen Pittman have also been added to the cast.

The 10-episode season of And Just Like That… will premiere on HBO Max on Dec. 9 with two episodes, and will then air weekly on Thursdays through Feb. 3. Take a look at the trailer – here.

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Judas Priest announce rescheduled 50th anniversary dates with support from Queensryche

Judas Priest postponed dates on their 50th-anniversary tour after guitarist Richie Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection (his aorta ruptured) during the band’s performance at the ‘Louder Than Life’ festival. Now that Faulkner is recovering and on the mend, the band have announced a new run of rescheduled dates. The six-week trek begins on March 4 in Peoria, Ill., and concludes on April 13 in Hamilton, Ont.

Queensryche will serve as support on all rescheduled dates; Queensryche were originally scheduled to open for Scorpions on their Las Vegas residency, however, they have pulled out of those shows and will be replaced by Skid Row.

You can see the new 2022 dates at the link below. Most tickets are on sale now on Ticketmaster, however a few shows will go on sale Dec. 3.

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