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Cornyn, Josh Abbott Discuss Save Our Stages Act

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Josh Abbott joined Facebook Live this afternoon to discuss the Save Our Stages Act, Sen. Cornyn’s bill to provide relief to music venues forced to close down because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  In mock funerals and ’42′ jerseys, kids mourn Black Panther

Smile!: Katy Perry gives birth to a baby girl named Daisy

DeGeneres apologizes to show’s staff amid workplace inquiry

Drake bests Madonna for most Top 10 hits

Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future

Amid pandemic, Live Nation announces drive-in concert series

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Billie Eilish gets 3-year restraining order for trespasser

`That 70s Show’ actor Danny Masterson charged in 3 rapes

Oscars to set best picture noms at 10, commits to new phase of equity and inclusion standards

Kelly Clarkson seeks divorce from husband of nearly 7 years

Bonnie Pointer, early member of Pointer Sisters, dies at 69

Buddy Holly Hall announces inaugural Broadway series

Chris Stapleton Lubbock concert pushed back to 2021

The Chris Stapleton concert originally scheduled to take place inside the United Supermarkets Arena in October will now be pushed back one year.

Livestreaming with Rolling Stones, Sarah Brightman, Motörhead

Viewers can help support musicians undergoing financial hardship by giving to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund or MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider-Esleben dies aged 73

Florian Schneider-Esleben had been suffering from cancer, German news agency dpa reported.

NASA is working with Tom Cruise to shoot a film in space

Jim Bridenstine, the head of NASA, says the space agency and actor have teamed up.

Pat Green to host live stream concert to benefit child abuse non-profit

Entries wanted for Lubbock Music NOW 2020

Snoop Dogg’s April Lubbock concert canceled

Dylan puts out 17-minute ode to Kennedy

  Coronavirus can’t stop them; Artists perform for fans online

Rapper Mac Miller’s posthumous album ‘Circles’ to be released

Moonlight Musicals announces audition dates for ‘The Little Mermaid’

Lubbock Moonlight Musicals has announced audition dates for “The Little Mermaid,” which will show throughout February. Parts are open for adults, teens and younger children.

David Lee Roth added to KISS End of the Road Tour, additional concerts included

KISS has announced rock legend David Lee Roth will join its End of the Road Tour. The tour will start in February and includes a stop in Lubbock, inside the United Supermarkets Arena, on March 10.

Nickelodeon’s Jojo Siwa schedules Lubbock concert date

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Nov. 22 at 12 p.m.

Dave Grohl rocks it on Sesame Street for show’s 50th season

Big Bird, David Grohl and Elmo sing their way across America in “Here We Go Song.”

‘Days of Our Lives’ cast released from contracts, show going into hiatus, reports claim

The producers of the popular daytime soap opera ‘Days of Our Lives’ have released the entire cast from their contracts, with the show’s production going on hiatus at the end of the month.

Apple TV Plus joins streaming wars

The company is reportedly spending $6 billion on content to get you to sign up for the $4.99 a month service.

It’s a Halloween miracle: My Chemical Romance announces reunion show

The band’s first concert in seven years will be Dec. 20 in Los Angeles.

  Jeers for Harvey Weinstein at NYC actors showcase

Harvey Weinstein was mocked from the stage and jeered by attendees at a New York City actors showcase this week.

Guy at Tool concert asks Eddie Van Halen to take his picture; he has no idea who it is

To be fair, at 64, the elder Van Halen is less recognizable than he was at the height of his career in the 1980s.

Quiet Riot drummer reveals stage 4 cancer diagnosis

Frankie Banali made the announcement on the Facebook page of radio personality and podcaster Mitch Lafon.

  Vinyl records expected to outsell CDs in 2019 for the first time since 1980s

The co-owner of Roundabout Music Company said many people from various generations visit her store to buy old records.

Alex Trebek says he’s not afraid to die as he faces stage 4 cancer

Trebek, who’s hosted "Jeopardy!" for 35 years and more than 8,000 episodes, is undergoing chemotherapy for stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

.38 Special and Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Larry Junstrom dies at 70

Larry Junstrom helped found Lynyrd Skynyrd before joining .38 Special.

Jessye Norman, international opera star, dead at 74

Jessye Norman died Monday morning from septic shock and multi-organ failure secondary to complications of a spinal cord injury she had sustained in 2015.

Metallica’s James Hetfield enters rehab; tour dates canceled

Three of the heavy metal band's members posted a statement on Twitter Friday announcing the decision and apologizing to fans.

Third man charged with drug counts in Mac Miller’s death

Court documents show Stephen Walter is suspected of selling counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl that Miller possessed before he died last September.

Singer Eddie Money dies of esophageal cancer at 70

The 70-year-old whose real name is Edward Mahoney recently had learned that his cancer had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

Kurt Cobain royalty check from 28 years ago found in record store

Record store owner Matt Vaughan said the check was tucked into a box of Nirvana tour itineraries he bought back in 1993.

Country singer Kylie Rae Harris dies in New Mexico crash

Kylie Rae Harris was on her way to Taos when the crash happened Wednesday night along State Road 522. She was scheduled to take the stage Thursday afternoon at the annual Big Barn Dance Music Festival.

Maker of one of Prince’s most-iconic guitars fights to keep his design

The estate of Prince's record label is fighting for the trademark of one of Prince's most famous guitars.

Disney announces EPCOT overhaul

The theme park is undergoing "the biggest transformation of any park we've ever accomplished," said Bob Chapek, Disney's chairman of parks, experiences and products.

Singer Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer

The 70-year-old whose real name is Edward Mahoney learned that the disease had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

  Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case

Cook County Judge Michael Toomin's appointment of former U.S. attorney Dan Webb raises the possibility that the special prosecutor could bring new charges against the former "Empire" actor.

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her old songs

Swift said she plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun.

Sign language interpreter steals show from rapper Twista

Amber Galloway Gallego has some lightning-fast moves to go along with the rapper’s high-speed lyrics.

Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan over private jet use

Elton John took to social media to slam stories that suggested that Prince Harry and Meghan were hypocritical for accepting jet travel despite their devotion to eco-causes.

Adorable photo shows group of service dogs attending ‘Billy Elliot’ theater production in Canada

The service dogs were in training to help their handlers navigate a theater.

‘Easy Rider’ star and writer Peter Fonda dies at age 79

Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," has died.

White Sox, Yankees to play at ‘Field of Dreams’ in 2020

The Chicago White Sox will play the New York Yankees next summer at the site in eastern Iowa where the movie "Field of Dreams" was filmed.

Hiker scares away mountain lion with Metallica

Dee Gallant was out hiking late last month when she “felt a funny feeling.” She turned around to find a big cat stalking her and her dog Murphy.

Rare, 1st edition Harry Potter book sells for $34,000

The rare book had just been sitting - half-forgotten - in a closet until its owner realized she might be able to sell it to pay for a new bathroom.

Towering Broadway director and producer Hal Prince dead

Prince pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Cabaret," ''Company" and "Sweeney Todd." He won 21 Tony Awards,

Elton John marks nearly 3 decades of sobriety

The artist is nearly 30 years sober. He posted a picture of his Alcoholics Anonymous sobriety coin to social media.

  Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters coming to Lubbock

Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters will make their Cactus Theater debut Wednesday night, starting at 7:30 p.m. at 1812 Buddy Holly Ave.

Lil Nas X sets new Billboard record for most weeks at No.1

Lil Nas X sets a record this week as his country-trap song spends its 17th week on top of the Hot 100 chart.

Rutger Hauer, known for ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘The Hitcher’ and ‘Ladyhawke,' dead at 75

The Dutch actor died at his home in the Netherlands.

  Watch: Billy Joel invites blind, 14-year-old pianist to join him on Madison Square Garden stage

Ahead of his July 11 concert at The Garden, the pop star invited Logan on stage to play his piano.

  Moonlight Musicals to open ‘Mamma Mia’ Aug. 8, run through Aug. 24

Lubbock Moonlight Musicals is gearing up to perform its production of “Mamma Mia!” from Aug. 8-10, 15-17 and 22-24. Shows will start at 8 p.m. inside LMM’s Amphitheater at 413 E. Broadway.

Rock ‘n’ roll: Heavy metal fans help man in wheelchair crowd surf

Metal fans at Spain’s Resurrection Fest showed their compassion and inclusive-partying spirit last weekend, hoisting a man in a wheelchair into the air so he could crowd surf.

  Terry Crews looking to be cast as King Triton in live action “Little Mermaid”

Actor Terry Crews took to Twitter to campaign himself for the role of King Triton in the remake of "The Little Mermaid" after African-American singer Halle Bailey was announced to star as Ariel.

Garth Brooks announces ‘Dive Bar’ tour. Anyone surprised?

Garth Brooks announced a surprise, seven-city “Dive Bar” tour this week. It’s inspired by his new song with Blake Shelton of the same name.

Garth Brooks announces 7-city ‘Dive Bar’ tour

Famed country superstar Garth Brooks is going on tour, but he will not be found in stadiums or arenas. Brooks will play in dive bars in seven cities across the United States.

Dolly Shine to headline Muleshoe’s Mule Days & Kickin’ Nights Concert

Dolly Shine will headline the Mule Days & Kickin’ Nights Concert, which will take place on Saturday, June 29. Proceeds from the show will go to benefit Muleshoe Meals on Wheels, Muleshoe Volunteer Fire Department and Bailey County EMS.

  ‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming in 2020

A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem.

  Unusual plane featured in South Plains Airshow has Lubbock roots

The idea started with a phone call. That call ended with two Russian airplanes bolted together with a jet engine stuck in the middle.

Justin Bieber challenges Tom Cruise to a fight on Twitter

The 25-year-old singer tweeted the challenge to the 56-year-old actor on Sunday evening.

  Moonlight Musicals to put on ‘Annie’ throughout June

Lubbock Moonlight Musicals will host performances of the classic musical ‘Annie’ in the Moonlight Musicals Amphitheater, at 413 East Broadway, throughout June.

Country singer Granger Smith’s son dies in ‘tragic accident’

The ‘Background Song’ singer didn’t say how his 3-year-old son died.

  Dolly Parton wears her makeup to bed: Here’s why

The country star sleeps with her makeup on, just in case.

  Police were told deal was in works with Jussie Smollett

The approximately 460-pages of new documents show detectives investigating Smollett's claim he was the victim of a hate crime were told by Cook County prosecutors a deal with Smollett could include a $10,000 fine and community service.

  Robert Pattinson will be the next Batman

Variety said the star of the “Twilight” series is the top choice for the new film based on DC Comics’ Caped Crusader.

Singer Leon Redbone dies at 69

Leon Redbone, a singer who reveled in the ragtime music of vaudeville with his gravelly voice, died early Thursday. He was 69.

  Netflix will ‘rethink’ Georgia shoots if abortion law holds

Netflix is rethinking production in Georgia after the state's heartbeat bill was signed by the governor.

Tribute to Merle Haggard coming to Plainview on June 1

Marty Haggard, Son of Legendary Artist, Merle Haggard, will Perform His Tribute Show at the Fair Theatre in Plainview, TX Saturday, June 1, 2019

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

Lots of folks are getting a good laugh at signing a petition to make Danny Devito the next Wolverine.

  ‘Stranger Things’: New Coke, from 1985, to make comeback on TV show

Season 3 of the show will take place in the summer of 1985, when Coca-Cola changed its formula for Coke. New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time.

  ‘Game of Thrones': Water bottles join coffee cup in guest-starring roles

The series finale of “Game of Thrones” treated fans to another visual faux pas as two modern-day water bottles showed up in one of the scenes.

  Mick Jagger back with Rolling Stones after illness to start North American tour

Tickets sold for the original dates will be honored, but those who can't attend can get refunds by accessing their Ticketmaster accounts.