Hank Williams Jr., Gregg Allman, Alabama to perform in Dayton area

Published: Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 11:06 AM
Updated: Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 2:01 PM

“Bocephus” is coming to town and he’s bringing Gregg Allman along.

Hank Williams Jr., who was given that nickname by his legendary father Hank Williams, will perform with Allman as part of their “Anything Goes” concert at Fraze Pavilion 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29.

“These American legends will bring the sounds of American blues and country to the Fraze stage,” a press release from the venue located at 695 Lincoln Park Boulevard in Kettering says.

Tickets go on sale 9 a.m. Saturday, April 13.

ALABAMA will perform at the Fraze 8 p.m. Friday, July 26. Tickets for that show go on sale 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20.

ALABAMA’s show is the day before the Fraze’s Cajun-zydeco music festival Swamp Romp.

Although born in to a well-known musicians, Hank Williams Jr. long ago made his own name with hits that include “Family Tradition,” “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound, ” and “All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down).”

The winner of the 2006 CMT Music Awards Johnny Cash Visionary Award, released the album “Eleven Roses”“Old School New Rules” last year. It includes the songs “We Don’t Apologize for America” and “I’m Gonna Get Drunk and Play Hank Williams.”

Rock and blues singer-songwriter and guitarist Gregg Allman is a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band. His solo endeavors include “I’m No Angel” and “These Days.”

Allman’s was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2011 for his solo album “Low Country Blues.”

ALABAMA’s long list of hits include “Mountain Music,” “Feels So Right,” “Dixieland Delight,” and “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band).”

Tickets can be purchased Fraze FanFare Store at Town & Country Shopping Center, 300 E. Stroop Road in Kettering; Online at etix.com or by calling 1-800-514-3849.

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Musician Robert Knight, best known for 'Everlasting Love,' dies at 72

Published: Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 10:19 AM

Singer/ Songwriter Robert Knight performs at Music City Roots: Night Train To Nashville 10th Anniversary in Liberty Hall at The Factory on July 30, 2014 in Franklin, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum)
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Singer/ Songwriter Robert Knight performs at Music City Roots: Night Train To Nashville 10th Anniversary in Liberty Hall at The Factory on July 30, 2014 in Franklin, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum)(Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The Country Mus)

Singer Robert Knight, best known for recording the original version of "Everlasting Love" in 1967, has died, according to The Tennessean. He was 72 years old.

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The newspaper reported Knight died “after a short illness.”

'SNL': Larry David stirs controversy with concentration camp jokes in opening monologue

Published: Sunday, November 05, 2017 @ 9:28 AM

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 04:  Larry David speaks onstage during Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 4, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 04: Larry David speaks onstage during Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 4, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)(Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Larry David's controversial "Saturday Night Live" opening monologue apparently curbed some Twitter users' enthusiasm for the comedian's stint as host.

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David, who won over “SNL” fans with his portrayal of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential campaign, kicked off Saturday's episode with a stand-up bit that included jokes referencing the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the Holocaust.

“A lot of sexual harassment stuff in the news of late, and I couldn’t help but notice a very disturbing pattern emerging, which is that many of the predators — not all, but many of them — are Jews. And I have three words to say to that: Oy vey iz mir (woe is me)," David said.

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The "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star also joked about hitting on women in concentration camps.

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"I've always been obsessed with women, and I've often wondered if I'd grown up in Poland when Hitler came to power and was sent to a concentration camp, would I still be checking women out in the camp? I think I would," David quipped, adding, "Of course, the problem is, there are no good opening lines in a concentration camp."

Critics took to Twitter to blast David. Check out some of the comments below:

Many fans, however, spoke in David's defense:

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Weezer and Pixies going on summer 2018 joint tour

Published: Thursday, November 02, 2017 @ 3:02 PM

Musician Rivers Cuomo of musical group Weezer performs during Arroyo Seco Weekend at the Brookside Golf Course at on June 25, 2017 in Pasadena, California.  Weezer announced a joint summer 2018 tour with the Pixies.
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Musician Rivers Cuomo of musical group Weezer performs during Arroyo Seco Weekend at the Brookside Golf Course at on June 25, 2017 in Pasadena, California. Weezer announced a joint summer 2018 tour with the Pixies.(Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Arroyo Seco Weekend/Getty Images for Arroyo Seco Wee)

Weezer is going on a joint tour next summer with the Pixies. 

Spin reported that the band made the announcement for the North American tour Thursday on Twitter.

The rock bands are co-headlining the 29-date tour. 

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“It is our distinct pleasure to welcome the Pixies to the stage for this tour,” according to a news post on Weezer’s official site. “Weezer’s origin was in fact very closely linked to the Pixies – no other band had the impact they did on the band’s early sound. We’ve played with them on a handful of occasions since they reformed in the early 2000’s and it’s always been an honor. Sharing a stage with them for a whole summer is going to be mindblowing. We can’t wait to see them, and you!”

Rolling Stone reported Weezer released its latest studio album, “Pacific Daydream,” Oct. 27. The Pixies released their latest, “Head Carrier,” in September 2016.

Tickets for the tour go on sale Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. local time. The tour dates are below. Rock band The Wombats will be special guests on some tour dates. Another guest will be announced at a later date.

June 23 - Tampa, Florida, at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 26 - New Orleans at Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
June 27 - Dallas at Starplex Pavilion
June 29 - The Woodlands, Texas, at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 30 - Austin, Texas, at Austin360 Amphitheater
July 6 - Cincinnati, Ohio, at Riverbend Music Center
July 7 - Tinley Park, Ilonois, at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 8 - Noblesville, Indiana, at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 10 - Burgettstown, PA at KeyBank Pavilion
July 11 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH at Blossom Music Center
July 13 - Clarkston, MI at DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 14 - Toronto at Budweiser Stage
July 15 - Syracuse, New York, at Lakeview Amphitheater
July 17 - Mansfield, Massachusetts, at XFINITY Center
July 18 - Wantagh, New York, at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
July 20 - Holmdel, New Jersey, at PNC Bank Arts Center
July 21 - Camden, New Jersey, at BB&T Pavilion
July 22 - Bristow, Virginia, at Jiffy Lube Live
July 24 - Raleigh, North Carolina, at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
July 25 - Charlotte, North Carolina, at PNC Music Pavilion
July 27 - Atlanta at Lakewood Amphitheatre
July 28 - Nashville, Tennessee, at Ascend Amphitheater
July 29 - Rogers, Arkansas, at Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
July 31 - Greenwood Village, Colorado, at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
August 1 - West Valley City, Utah, at USANA Amphitheatre
August 4 - Auburn, Washington, at White River Amphitheatre
August 7 - Mountain View, California, at Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 11 - Chula Vista, California, at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
August 12 - Phoenix, Arizona, at Ak-Chin Pavilion 

Watch: Offset of Migos proposes to Cardi B at concert

Published: Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 1:08 PM

MIAMI BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 06:  Rappers Offset of Migos and Cardi B attend the BET Hip Hop Awards 2017 at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on October 6, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)
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MIAMI BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 06: Rappers Offset of Migos and Cardi B attend the BET Hip Hop Awards 2017 at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on October 6, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)(Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

Migos rapper Offset took the stage with his bandmates at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia to perform during Power 99’s Powerhouse concert Friday night.

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But it was the Atlanta rapper’s proposal to fellow emcee Cardi B that riled up the crowd the most, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

While the artists, who were both on the show’s roster, were on stage, Offset dropped to one knee and presented his girlfriend with an 8-carat diamond ring. 

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Cardi B jumped up and down in excitement while fans applauded wildly, and they cheered even louder when Offset stood to place the rock on his lady’s finger after she appeared to say yes. 

The two, both 25, have been publicly dating since earlier this year, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Here’s a closeup of the bling: 

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It was a good day for the couple. Earlier Friday, they released a new song together, along with Nicki Minaj, titled “Motor Sport.”

Now they’re celebrating their new music and their engagement.

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