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Health and safety concerns over Elton John

Health and safety concerns over Elton John Shrewsbury concert

Monday 7th March 2011, 11:30AM GMT.
Health and safety concerns over Elton John Shrewsbury concert
The brakes have been put on a bid to rush through planning permission for Elton John’s big concert in Shrewsbury later this year – by a councillor who today claimed he had “serious” health and safety concerns.
The sell-out concert, which is predicted to attract a crowd of more than 17,000, is due to take place at Shrewsbury Town’s Greenhous Meadow on June 12.
But Councillor Jon Tandy said today he had “big concerns” about issues including parking, pedestrian safety and disruption to local residents.
Plans were due to be given the stamp of approval by officers on Friday – but Councillor Tandy’s action means they will be brought before the council’s planning committee on Thursday as an urgent matter.

Watch Elton John & Friends Share Their Support for His Aids Foundation!

March 7th, 2011 4:52 pm / Author: Brittany Talarico

Elton John, with partner David Furnish by his side, threw another successful gala for a good cause. His 19th annual Elton John Aids Foundation Pr-Oscar Party went off without a hitch and drew in a big celebrity crowd from Sharon Osbourne, to Seal and Heidi Klum to Kim Kardashian. Catch all the red carpet action below! “This is the biggest fundraiser we do in American for our U.S. foundation,” Elton shared with Give Back Hollywood on the red carpet at his fundraiser. It’s become a bigger event every year and a more successful event every year.”
“I get so much enjoyment through coming here and all the enjoyment I get and yet people get helped from it because of the money you pay to come here,” Sharon gushed. “So what could be better, its a win win situation, its the best.”
Kim loves getting dolled up for events, especially when they have a special purpose!
“It’s cool that Elton john puts his name with a cause that is so close to his heart at a huge event like this,” she said. “The glitz and the glam is fun and it’s great to be here, but when you come to an event to a good cause it makes it even better.”
“If you average 4 million dollars a year, over 19 years that’s a pretty hefty some for an incredible cause and we’re really happy to be here,” Seal shared with wife Heidi beaming at his side.
Catch more celebs in the red carpet clip below!

Antigua Sponsors Tony-Award Winning Musical

Monday, 07 March 2011 06:55 caribarena news Antigua Entertainment -

Antigua Sponsors Tony-Award Winning Musical
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Antigua & Barbuda featured prominently during the opening of the Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot: The Musical at the Canon Theatre in Toronto on March 1. Sir Elton John attended opening night and wrote the music for the show. The Toronto premiere also attracted the likes of sportscaster Brian Williams, So You Think You Can Dance Canada judge Tre Armstrong, and Canada AM host Seamus O’Regan.

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Office in Canada, headed by Erica Henry-Jackman, has embarked on a host of ambient marketing activities for Antigua & Barbuda’s upcoming 2011 Spring-Summer tourism campaign. Ambient marketing is also called place-based marketing; it is marketing or advertising that occurs wherever customers happen to be, it is memorable because it is usually unexpected and unconventional.

This marketing approach for the Spring – Summer Campaign was chosen due to the growth in Canadian arrivals for Antigua and the announcement by Air Canada Vacations that it will continue its twice-weekly winter service into Antigua for summer 2011.

According to Henry-Jackman, “As we embark on promotions for the celebration of our Pearl Independence Anniversary the Billy Elliot Musical provided a great platform for Antigua & Barbuda to celebrate America’s first black director, Mr Egbert Austin Williams, born in Antigua in 1875. Egbert Austin Williams, known as Bert Williams, the legendary comedian, is considered by many to be the greatest vaudeville performer in the history of the American stage.”

Sir Elton John set to rock Hatfield House

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By debbigg | Monday, March 07, 2011, 22:03
It’s been announced earlier today that Sir Elton John is to headline a day-long music event at Hatfield House this summer. The event ‘Magic Summer Live’ is being launched by London radio station, Magic105.4, in association with BT, and will be held in the grounds of the historic house on Sunday 17th July 2011.
As well as the multiple Grammy and Brit Award winner, confirmed acts include pop-soul act Rumer and American duo, The Pierces. And in the run-up to the event, more acts will be added to the bill.
Tickets for the event are on sale now, with the cost of a standard entry ticket costing £60 plus booking fee and postage, and VIP tickets, with fast-track entry and grand stand seating on sale at £95 plus booking fee and postage.
The doors to the event will open at 12 noon, with the first act on stage at 2pm, and the event will finish at 10.30pm. There is no age restriction on the event, although under 16’s must be accompanied by and adult, and under 5’s will not be admitted in to the VIP area. However, under 5’s go free so this does appear to be an event that the whole family can enjoy.
Sir Elton John is no stranger to Hertfordshire. His support of Watford Football Club, led him to become Director and Chairman of the club in 1976, and although he relinquished the job to a full-time Chairman he remains the club's life-long president with a significant financial interest in the club.

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Sir Elton John to rock La Crosse Center

LA CROSSE, Wis. - Elton John is coming to town. Don't adjust your bifocals - it's true. Elton John is coming to the La Crosse Center at 8 p.m. April 19.
John will appear with his band - Davey Johnstone on guitar, Bob Birch on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums and Kim Bullard on keyboards - in a "Greatest Hits Live" concert, featuring No. 1 chart hits and classic album tracks from throughout John's five-decade career.
Before you rush to the La Crosse Center and start camping out, tickets don't go on sale until 11 a.m. March 14. And most tickets likely will be sold over the Internet.
La Crosse Center Director Art Fahey said he's been working with Fred Frank of Frank Productions for more than a year to make the show happen, but was never sure it would.
"There's probably no bigger touring act in the world who sells out wherever he goes," Frank said. Tickets were gone in an hour for shows Frank promoted last year in Duluth and Mankato, Minn.
"In Mankato, we had over 300 people in line and not all of them got a ticket," Frank said. He recommends ordering tickets online.
The La Crosse Center will release more details about tickets later this week.
So get ready for "Your Song," "Daniel," "Rocket Man," "Bennie and the Jets" and many more, including selections from "The Union," John's and Leon Russell's collaboration.
"This will be one incredible evening," said Brent Smith, president of the La Crosse Center board of directors. "Sir Elton John ranks arguably as one of the top artists to play our downtown venue. I am sure we are in for one amazing night when this world-renowned artist performs in La Crosse."

Posted: Mar 07, 2011 10:36 AM Updated: Mar 07, 2011 11:00 AM
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Elton John and his band will appear in concert at the La Crosse Center on Tuesday, April 19th at 8:00 p.m. They will be performing their "Greatest Hits Live" concert, featuring number one hits and classic album tracks.
Tickets will go on sale Monday, March 14th at 11:00 a.m.
Elton John's band includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, Bob Birch on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums, and Kim Bullard on keyboards. They will be playing classic songs such as "Your Song", "Daniel", "Rocket Man", "Bennie and the Jets" and many more, including selections from "The Union," Elton's and Leon Russell's collaborative album.
"This will be one incredible evening. Sir Elton John ranks arguably as one of the top artists to play our downtown venue. I am sure we are in for one amazing night when this world renowned artist performs in La Crosse," said Brent Smith President of the La Crosse Center Board of Directors.
He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. John holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, "Candle in the Wind '97," which sold 37 million copies. Since his career began in 1969, he has played almost 3,000 concerts worldwide.
Tickets are $29.00, $79.00, $129.00 each. Tickets will be available at, at all Ticketmaster Outlets, the La Crosse Center Box Office and charge-by-phone (800-745-3000).

Magic joins forces with Elton John for first live event
Be the first to comment Radio station Magic has signed up Sir Elton John and Rumer to play at its inaugural Magic Summer Live event at Hatfield House on Sunday 17 July.
The event, which is being produced in association with BT, will feature Sir Elton John's only London date this summer.  He said: "I’m really excited to be headlining the first ever Magic Summer Live."
BT group marketing and brand director said: "BT is delighted to be sponsoring the first ever Magic Summer Live. It’s an ideal environment to bring the BT brand alive for our customers and their families.’’

Joining John on stage at the event space will be Rumer and American duo The Pierces.
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George Michael helps others make money

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British singer George Michael.
George Michael is happy for people to profit from his stint in prison.
The troubled singer served four weeks of an eight-week sentence for driving under the influence of drugs in September 2010 and admits he encouraged the inmates at Suffolk’s highpoint prison to get his autograph in order to sell it on later.
He said: “The strange thing about it is the whole wing had been told they couldn’t come anywhere near me for an autograph, I did absolutely every single one of them – and every staff member as well. I used to say, ‘Go and get a bit of prison paper and then it will be worth something, especially years down the line – get a bit of HMS prison paper with a George Michael signature’, so I used to do that.”
The ‘Careless Whisper’ hitmaker – who is rumoured to have split from long-term partner Kenny Goss – admits he was boosted by the letters he received from other celebrities, including Sir Elton John, Boy George and his former Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley, while he was behind bars.
He told BBC Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans: “Elton wrote to me in the nick, which was nice, and so did Boy George, he wrote me a lovely letter. We spoke a few days ago, and I got a letter from Paul McCartney, which was lovely. George got through to me on which I thought was fantastic. There’s a service where you can pay £5 a letter to write to a prisoner you know.
“Andrew got through to me from regular channels.”
George – whose former lover Anselmo Feleppa died of an AIDS-related brain haemorrhage in 1993 - admitted he is now “completely clean” of drugs and hinted his problems stemmed from unresolved grief.
Speaking about his prison sentence, he said: “I just felt it was a logical conclusion to a whole period of very confusing times for me. I’ve never done anything in my life that I was so ashamed of, and I’d done this thing repeatedly which I didn’t understand. But having understood it, I still felt like I had a bill to pay.
“I was terribly ashamed, every time it happened. Even though it was a mistake, rather than a decision each time, I didn’t understand why it wasn’t hitting my subconscious hard enough to stop it.
“And then I went in to proper, proper therapy and I’m now clean, of anti-depressants as well. Though they are miraculous in situations, sometimes they can really cloak what’s going on and for the first time I had proper therapy about bereavement without anti-depressants.” - Bang Showbiz

Video: Billy Joel Plays 'Summer Highland Falls' at Shea Stadium

Tomorrow Billy Joel is releasing his 2008 Shea Stadium concert on CD and DVD – and we've got the exclusive video of his 1976 classic "Summer Highland Falls" from the show. The concert – which was the last concert ever held at Shea Stadium– features many of Joel's most famous songs as well as duets with Tony Bennett, John Mayer and Paul McCartney.
This summer Bill Joel is releasing his long-awaited memoir The Book of Joel, which was co-written by Fred Schruers. Joel hasn't performed a concert since a short run of shows with Elton John in early 2010. He is currently recovering from a double hip replacement and devoting much of his time to his new motorcycle shop in Osyster, Bay Long Island.
In 2007 Joel told Rolling Stone that he could definitely see the day coming when he'd stop touring for good.  "I don’t want to make one of those grand retirement speeches," he said. "I see pictures of myself and I'm like, 'Oh God. You never looked like a rock star, but now you look like a rock star’s grandfather.' There is a physicality to it. Once you get to a certain age, you just aren’t going to be able to do it, grandpa."

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