Music

Mid-Columbia Symphony cancels Fourth of July concert

RICHLAND, Wash. — After more than a year of waiting, the Mid-Columbia Symphony has been forced to postpone its 'Celebrate Freedom' outdoor concert slated for the Fourth of July. Record-setting temperatures and the extension of an excessive heat warning were…

Elton John adds dates to final tour, including stadium shows

Elton John has announced the final dates for his farewell tour, which includes stops at big stadiums in the U.S. “Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour” will visit Frankfurt, Germany, on May 27, 2022, and will make several stops throughout Europe, including Milan, Liverpool and Paris. John also announced dates in North America, kicking off those shows on July 15, 2022 in Philadelphia. He will wrap the North American trek with two shows in Los Angeles on November 19 and 20, 2022. In 2023 he will play in New Zealand and Australia before wrapping up the tour, which began in 2018.

New Gorge Amphitheatre documentary to be screened locally

A new documentary about the rich history of the Gorge Ampitheatre will hit theaters nationwide for one night only in July. “Enormous: The Gorge Story” was scheduled to be screened last year, but COVID safety restrictions put plans on hold. In celebration of movie theaters reopening, and live music returning to the Gorge, the…

'American Idol' crowns a winner

"American Idol" has named a winner. Down to the final three contestants, Grace Kinstler, Willie Spence and Chayce Beckham, performed for the last time on Sunday's nailbiter. "I can tell you, it's very close at the moment. You can't assume…

New concerts added to Washington State Fair

PUYALLUP, Wash. – The Washington State Fair has added five more concerts to its 2021 Columbia Bank Concert Series. Joining the ticket this summer are Roger Daltrey, Founding member/singer of The Who; Bishop Briggs and Noah Cyrus, pop acts boasting…

Northern Quest announces outdoor summer concert series

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. — Northern Quest Resort and Casino has announced the lineup for its outdoor summer concert series. Several concerts have been rescheduled from the canceled 2020 season, but Northern Quest has announced a few new ones. The series…

Pearl Jam guitarist McCready proud of 30 years of 'Ten'

Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready remembers the band was already great as it prepared to record its classic debut album “Ten.” Pearl Jam started recording sessions in late March 1991 and the album that launched the band out of Seattle’s meteoric rise was released five months later. Pearl Jam should be on the road celebrating 30 years of “Ten” with a tour.  Pearl Jam’s postponed European tour was rescheduled for June and July 2022. The delay not only put any plans to celebrate “Ten” on hold, Pearl Jam has still yet to tour in support of last year’s release, “Gigaton.” McCready says the band is ready to hit the road and tour again after a lengthy break.

'Nothing less than a giant': Rapper-actor DMX dies at 50

NEW YORK (AP) — DMX, the iconic hip-hop artist behind the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” whose distinctively gruff voice and thoughtful messages in his rhymes made him one of rap’s biggest stars, has died, according to a family statement Friday. He was 50.