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Garth Brooks performs surprise St. Patrick’s Day show in Texas

Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017 @ 2:58 AM

Country singer Garth Brooks played a surprise show Friday night at The Broken Spoke in Austin, Texas.
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Country singer Garth Brooks played a surprise show Friday night at The Broken Spoke in Austin, Texas.(Austin American-Statesman)

Garth Brooks doesn’t officially take the stage at the Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas, until Saturday, but he capped a day that included a South by Southwest keynote and the reveal of his new single with a surprise acoustic show at the Broken Spoke Friday night.

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Strolling on the stage promptly at 11 p.m. wearing a Lone Star Beer T-Shirt with a flannel and a Garth Brooks hat, the country superstar immediately launched into “Friends in Low Places.”

What followed was a speedy 40-minute set that included 17 songs, mostly his, that the capacity crowd of old fans and young Spring Breakers was all too happy to sing along and dance to.

Brooks looked ecstatic on stage, and some fans in the crowd happily lucked into the St. Patrick’s Day show, arriving without knowing he was even going to be there.

After closing with early hit “The Dance,” he returned to do a quick rendition of “Callin’ Baton Rouge.”

“If the honky tonks were like this that I was in, I never would’ve left them,” he said as he left the stage.

Brooks plays Saturday night. Tickets are sold out.

Gwen Stefani gets mani-pedi at Oklahoma mall nail salon

Published: Saturday, July 15, 2017 @ 8:24 AM

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21:  Singer Gwen Stefani introduces a performance by Cher during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Singer Gwen Stefani introduces a performance by Cher during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)(Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Customers and staff at Luxury Nails in Medill, Oklahoma, got a big surprise this week.

Music superstar Gwen Stefani stopped by the salon on Thursday. The owners of the salon posted a photo of her on Facebook.

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Technician Dung Nguyen said he didn't realize who Stefani was until a customer told him.

The salon is about 20 minutes outside Tishomingo, where Stefani's boyfriend, Blake Shelton, owns a ranch.

Nguyen said on Facebook that Stefani received a manicure and pedicure, choosing a neon orange shellac.

Jennifer Lopez releases music video for new single ‘Ni Tu Ni Yo’

Published: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 8:52 PM

Jennifer Lopez released a music video for her latest single,
Jennifer Lopez released a music video for her latest single, "Ni Tu Ni Yo."(Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images/Getty Images)

Jennifer Lopez has new music and this time, it’s ahead of her second solo Spanish album.

Billboard reported that the singer has released a music video to accompany her single, “Ni Tu Ni Yo.”

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The video features Lopez flirting with a photographer after being introduced to him by her manager, who is played by Marc Anthony, her ex-husband. People reported that since their split, the two have continued to work together. It had been previously announced that Anthony is producing Lopez’s new album, which is set for release later this year..

In between glamour shots and photo shoot scenes, Lopez can be seen dancing and having fun in the video’s island setting with Cuban reggaeton group Gente de Zona, who is also on the single.

Rolling Stone reported that “Ni Tu Ni Yo” is a follow-up single to “Mirate,” the lead single for her upcoming album, which does not yet have a title.

It’s been 10 years since Lopez released a Spanish album. Her last one, “Como Ama una Mujer,” was released in 2007 and was also produced by Anthony. 

Watch the music video below.

Prince's former drummer John Blackwell Jr. dies at 43

Published: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 @ 2:32 PM

Prince's Former Drummer John Blackwell Jr. Dies At 43

John Blackwell Jr., a drummer best known for his work with Prince, has died at the age of 43.

His wife announced his death Tuesday on Instagram.

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Blackwell was diagnosed with brain tumors in 2016, according to his wife, who posted on his social media accounts.

Blackwell began playing drums at the age of 3, inspired by his father, who was also a drummer. Blackwell performed with Patti LaBelle before joining Prince's band, The New Power Generation, in 2000. He played with Prince for 12 years before taking on other creative projects.

GoFundMe account was established last year to cover Blackwell's medical expenses. 

Bentley previously owned by George Strait up for sale

Published: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 1:42 PM

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: File image of a 2012 Bentley Silverlake Continental GTC Convertible. 
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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: File image of a 2012 Bentley Silverlake Continental GTC Convertible. (Michael Loccisano)

A Bentley convertible previously owned by country music legend George Strait is for sale.

According to the AutoTrader ad, the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC has less than 13,000 miles and is in excellent condition.

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The asking price of $159,000 includes the vehicle and a car manual signed by Strait.

Though it’s a nice car, there's no guarantee that it will get you to "Amarillo by Morning."