News Ticker: Pavement, Michael Jackson, “Spider-Man” Musical and Motown Records

November 9th, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

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  • The reunited Pavement will headline 2010’s Sasquatch! Music Festival at Quincy, Washington’s The Gorge on Memorial Day weekend, May 29-31. As of now, this will be the Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain band’s first reunion show in the U.S. after playing gigs in Australia and the U.K. The entire Sasquatch! lineup will be revealed February 16th.

  • Michael Jackson’s father Joe has filed court papers seeking a monthly allowance from his son’s estate, CNN reports. While Michael’s 2002 will named his mother Katherine and his three children among its beneficiaries, Joe Jackson was not included among the heirs. No word on how much Joe Jackson is seeking, but the court will hear his argument tomorrow, November 10th
  • Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark has found its Peter Parker, casting actor Reeve Carney to play the teenage webslinger. Carney will share the stage with the previously cast Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming, Variety reports. The show’s producers also announced they’ve reached their full financing and are back on track to bring the show to Broadway after a temporary shutdown months back.
  • Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin, two of the stars at the Rock Hall 25th anniversary concerts, will next celebrate the 50th anniversary of Motown Records at a November 21st gala in Detroit. The concert will feature tributes to Michael Jackson, the Four Tops’ Levi Stubbs and founder Berry Gordy Jr., the BBC writes.

Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily

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