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10 songs we really hope to hear at boy band tribute event at Fraze this week

This event is going to be larger than life. This we promise you.

For those who grew up loving boy bands, this event will definitely have the right stuff.

This Wednesday, June 13, at Fraze Pavilion, for $10 in advance or $15 at the gate you can sing and dance your heart outs to some of the biggest boy band hits of the 90s, from New Kids on the Block, to the Backstreet Boys to NSYNC in this tribute concert.

The Boy Band Review concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

We’re guessing there will be hip thrusts and matching outfits, too. 

Here are 10 songs we really, really, really hope to hear!

1. “Everybody” by Backstreet Boys

2. “The Right Stuff” by New Kids on the Block

3. “Quit Playing Games” by Backstreet Boys

4. Tearin’ Up My Heart by NSYNC

5. “I Want it That Way” by Backstreet Boys 

6. “Please Don’t Go Girl” by NKOTB

7. “I Want You Back” by NSYNC

8. If they sing a 98 Degrees song, and we think that would be appropriate given the Lachey brothers are from Cincinnati, please let it be: “I Do.”

9. “I’ll Be Loving You Forever” by NKOTB

10. “Bye, Bye, Bye” by NSYNC. Seems like the perfect closer to us!

WANT TO GO?

What: Boy Band Review tribute concert to 90s boy bands including New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys and NSYNC

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Where: Fraze Pavilion

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the gate

More info: Fraze website | Facebook

Eminem criticized for using gunshot sounds during Bonnaroo performance

Rapper Eminem has come under fire after he used realistic gunshot sound effects during his performance at the Bonnaroo music festival Saturday night in Manchester, Tennessee, Billboard reported.

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Fans, remembering the deadly mass shooting outside a Las Vegas casino last October, screamed and ducked for cover when the gunshot-like sounds were heard during Eminem’s performance of “Kill You,” from his 2000 album “The Marshall Mathers LP.”

Social media star Andrea Russett attended the annual festival in middle Tennessee and tweeted that using those kind of effects at the end of the song was “extremely irresponsible and distasteful.”

“I have grown up loving eminem and his music but i was extremely triggered to the point of tears,” Russett tweeted. “To hear a gunshot sound effect and see the entire crowd drop to the floor out of instinct is not funny, cute, or amusing. this is the sad reality that we are living. this is not funny or even something to be joked about.”

Several fans defended Eminem’s actions, noting that the performer has used the gunshot sound effects for a long time.

"Eminem has ended ‘Kill You’ with the gun shot effects for (at least) 6 years now and this is the first time someone ever complains," one Twitter user wrote.

Eminem has not commented, Billboard reported.

‘Goldbergs’ actor Jackson Odell dead at 20

Actor and singer-songwriter Jackson Odell was found dead in California on Friday, E! News reported Sunday. He was 20.

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Odell, who played Ari Caldwell on the ABC comedy series “The Goldbergs” from 2013 to 2015, was found unresponsive at his Tarzana residence in San Fernando Valley, a Los Angeles County Coroner’s spokesman confirmed to Variety. The cause of death has not been released, pending an autopsy, E! News reported.

Odell also starred in the 2011 movie “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer,” Variety reported. He also appeared on “The Fosters,” “Modern Family,” “Private Practice,” “Arrested Development,” and “iCarly.” He had acted in films since he was 12, Variety reported.

Related: Who was Jackson Odell, ‘The Goldbergs’ actor?

As a songwriter, Odell wrote songs for the soundtrack of the 2018 romantic drama film “Forever My Girl,” Variety reported. One song was “Wings of an Angel,” which “American Idol” contestant Lauren Alaina sang for the film. 

Kenny Chesney brings Super Bowl champion Eagles onstage during Philadelphia concert

Country music star Kenny Chesney surprised Philadelphia fans by bringing several members of the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles onstage during his concert at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday night, WPHT reported.

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Chesney introduced team owner Jeffrey Lurie, coach Doug Pederson and players Carson Wentz, Zach Ertz and other team members. The team members also brought the Vince Lombardi Trophy onstage, which signified their Super Bowl LII victory against the New England Patriots in February.

Pederson led the crowd in an E-A-G-L-E-S chant, WPHT reported.

With the Eagles onstage, Chesney played “Boys of Fall” to honor the Super Bowl champions.

“We have not done this song on tour until tonight,” Chesney told the audience. “Because we did it on purpose. Because, the first time I played ‘Boys of Fall’ I wanted it to be in the stadium where they won the Super Bowl.”

JUST ANNOUNCED: Daughtry headed to town for summer concert

Grammy nominated and multi-platinum selling band Daughtry has announced more U.S. tour dates, including a Dayton-area stop.

Daughtry is headed to Huber Heights’ Rose Music Center on Wednesday, Aug. 15th.

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Tickets for the Huber Heights show will go on sale to the public beginning 11 a.m. Friday, June 22, at www.Ticketmaster.com, www.Rosemusiccenter.com and the Rose Music Center Box Office. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.

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For special fan club pre-sales and ticket information, visit www.daughtryofficial.com. For the newly announced dates in the U.S., every pair of tickets purchased online will include one physical CD copy of Cage To Rattle. Customers will receive an email from Ticketmaster with instructions on how to redeem their album. 

*Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice. All events rain or shine. 

NEW SINGLE, NEW ALBUM

Daughtry released their new single “Deep End” this week. The anthemic first single will be featured on the band’s forthcoming 5th studio album Cage To Rattle, which is set for release on July 27 via 19 Recordings/RCA Records and is available for pre-order now.

Daughtry have released four studio albums, scored four No. 1 hits and garnered 4 GRAMMY nominations. Additionally, the band has sold over 8 million albums and 16 million singles, as well as selling out concerts around the globe. At radio, the band has also earned four No. 1 singles, including the mulit-format hit No. 1 song “It’s Not Over.” Daughtry's self-titled album was the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history, and its follow up, Leave This Town, marked the quintet's second consecutive No. 1 album. The band’s third album, Break The Spell, was certified GOLD within four weeks of its release, and their last studio effort, Baptized, produced the certified GOLD single, “Waiting For Superman.”

Lead singer Chris Daughtry was the fourth-place contestant on the fifth season of “American Idol.”

>> See ‘American Idol’ finalists and a past winner together in Dayton this summer

Robert Kennedy assassination: Dion's 'Abraham, Martin and John' helped heal a nation in turmoil

Dion DiMucci touched a chord with Americans as they coped with the turbulent summer of 1968. His recording of the Dick Holler-written song, “Abraham, Martin and John,” was a poignant tribute to the assassinations of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy.

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But Dion almost didn’t record the song, the New York Daily News reported. He questioned whether the lyrics were too raw for a country still reeling from the assassinations of King and Robert Kennedy, and he didn’t like the arrangement.

“My first response was that it was exploiting or trying to cash in on these tragedies,” Dion, 78, told the Daily News. “And I thought it was kind of trite.”

But when he played the demo to his wife, Dion changed his opinion. 

“She said, ‘It sounds like a gospel to me. It’s about a state of love that does exist, and it’s for us to make it real,’” he told the newspaper.

The song was released in August 1968 and by December was No. 4 on the Billboard charts. It sold more than 1 million copies and was covered by artists from Bob Dylan to Whitney Houston, the Daily News reported.

Holler, distressed after hearing of Kennedy’s murder in June 1968, sat at his piano in St. Petersburg, Florida, and recorded a demo.

“It all happened simultaneously, the music and the lyrics,” Holler, 83, told the Daily News. “I just wrote it that fast. And I was a bit astonished by that.

“We returned to the office to get our bearings. And when I left that day, and went home, I had the song.”

Dion was an unlikely singer for the song. Although he was famous for songs like “The Wanderer” and “Runaround Sue,” he was a recovering heroin addict without a record contract and had not scored a big hit since “Ruby Ruby” reached No. 2 in February 1963.

Holler’s biggest success as a songwriter had been the 1966 novelty, “Snoopy vs. The Red Baron,” recorded by the Royal Guardsmen.

After being convinced to sing the song, Dion recorded it in one take.

“They wanted me to (try) another,” Dion told the Daily News. “I said, ‘Listen to it. I got it.’”

The song hit a nerve.

“The country was in a very restless period,” Dion told the Daily News. “That was one of the reasons for the arrangement. I felt it was a handle to some kind of salvation, to link us to a higher reality. To touch our hearts.”

Jeff Goldblum to release jazz album

A big-named actor is taking his love of music to a more professional level. Jeff Goldblum will release a jazz album later this year. 

The 65-year-old actor has signed with Universal’s classical label Decca Records. Executives spotted him performing alongside Gregory Porter last year. According to a press release, the executives were so impressed they signed him. 

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Goldblum was born in the Pittsburgh area has been performing with his own jazz band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. According to the release, Goldblum started playing the piano as a child and performed in cocktail lounges in Pittsburgh as a teen. 

Goldblum is best known for starring in movies such as "Independence Day" and "The Fly," and most recently, “Thor: Ragnarok” and this year’s “Hotel Artemis.” He is also set to reprise his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in the latest Jurassic Park movie, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" that will be officially released June 22. 

Luke Bryan announces 2018 Farm Tour; stops include Ohio, Florida, Georgia

Luke Bryan announced the official dates for the 10th annual Farm Tour 2018, with six stops in cities from Ohio to Florida.

This year, the “Sunrise Sunburn Sunset” country superstar will kick off the tour September 27 in Irwin, Ohio. 

“I can’t believe we’ve been doing this 10 years!” Bryan said in a statement on his website. “Our goal was to bring big-city production concerts into these small towns across the U.S. giving those communities the opportunity to attend shows that would never come their way.”

Tickets for the “Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour 2018” go on sale June 6. Presale ticket sales begin June 1, according to his website

Proceeds from the Farm Tour go toward college scholarships for students from local farming families who are attending local colleges or universities near their own town.

Over 100,000 people have attended the Farm Tour since it kicked off in 2009. Over 50 scholarships have been given out to date, according to Bryan’s announcement

Bryan, a Georgia native, told Billboard that the Farm Tour is a very personal experience for him. 

“My whole existence, and the reason that I’m in country music, was based on me being in an agricultural family,” Bryan told Billboard. “It taught me everything I know about life, and my work ethic. It has shaped who I am. I took all those values, and I brought them to Nashville, and used that hard work to get my career off the ground. I still go back home and talk to my dad, and talk about how the business is going. It’s still very present, and very important in my life.”

Luke Bryan 2018 Farm Tour dates:

  • Sept. 27: Irwin, Ohio – Springfork Farms
  • Sept. 28: Pesotum, Illinois – Atkins Farm
  • Sept. 29: Boone, Iowa – Ziel Farm
  • Oct. 4: Archer, Florida – Whitehurst Cattle Company
  • Oct. 5: North Augusta, South Carolina – Misty Morning Farms
  • Oct. 6: Ringgold, Georgia – Doug Yates Farms

T.I. rails against Houston's restaurant after actresses' arrests from bathroom

Renewed criticism is emerging for Houston’s restaurant in Atlanta as three actresses say they were wrongfully arrested and attacked at the Peachtree Road restaurant after using the restroom.

>> T.I. arrest: Petition urges police to drop charges against rapper

The Atlanta Police Department is investigating whether an off-duty officer working security at the restaurant used excessive force, the agency told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday

Gerald Griggs, an attorney representing the women, said they asked for and were given permission to use the restroom. They were in the process of leaving when the officer escalated the situation, Griggs said.

>> Police report details events leading to T.I.’s arrest outside gated community

The incident is the latest in recent months to lead to accusations of mistreatment of black people at the restaurant chain. The allegations led to calls for a boycott, including from Atlanta rapper T.I., who eventually met with the company and announced that he approved of a plan to address the concerns.

“Absolutely unacceptable behavior!!!!,” he wrote Tuesday on Instagram, renewing his complaints about the chain.

The restaurant said in a statement that it is cooperating with Atlanta police on the investigation. The statement also said the women were asked multiple times to leave by employees because the restaurant was closed.

Griggs told the AJC that the women’s displeasure is with the restaurant as well as the off-duty officer. 

Brittany Lucio, Asia'h Epperson and Erica Walker, who described themselves as actresses, went to the restaurant on May 13, Mother’s Day, after attending an event nearby. 

What happened next is in dispute.

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The police report, which Griggs believes contains inaccuracies, said they went into the restroom at 10:26 p.m. and twice refused to leave before an employee asked Officer Jose Guzman to intervene. The restaurant closes at 10 p.m.

At 10:39 p.m., Guzman had a female employee open the door in case the women were using the toilet, the report said. He asked them to leave multiple times, but they ignored him.

The officer had a worker open the restaurant’s back door. Guzman said he grabbed Lucio’s wrist and said, “Let’s go,” but she told him not to touch her and still refused to leave.

Walker walked out of the restaurant.

>> LISTEN: 911 call released in rapper T.I.’s arrest

Guzman said Lucio punched him in the head. Once outside, he held Lucio and Walker to the ground while Epperson filmed with her phone before more police arrived and the women were arrested.

Griggs said the video and his clients’ statements don’t fit with the officer’s report.

First, the attorney emphasized, that despite the stated hours, the restaurant was not closed when the women arrived; it was a “full house.” 

They had been in the restroom 10 minutes or less when staff asked them to leave. The women said they would finish up in the restroom and leave.

“Next thing they know the police officer comes in,” Griggs said.

While the officer complained in the report of small lacerations on his face, Griggs said Lucio and Walker had markings on their bodies to prove they were attacked by the officer. 

The women were each charged with trespassing, and Lucio was also accused of obstruction. 

Griggs said he’s contacted the offices of the district attorney and solicitor to request that the charges be dismissed. He called for the officer to be placed on unpaid leave while the police department investigates the situation.

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The police department said it will review “all aspects” of the incident.

“The Atlanta Police Department is aware of the excessive force accusations made by the arrestees and the Office of Professional Standards has opened an investigation into entire incident for appropriate action and whether proper procedures were followed, the agency said in a statement.

Griggs has been in touch with the legal team at Houston’s in hopes of setting up new meetings to discuss what he said appears to be a “climate” of racial mistreatment at the restaurant.

Who won 'American Idol' 2018? Winner revealed in season finale

Maddie Poppe took home the “American Idol” crown Monday night, beating out Caleb Lee Hutchinson, a Georgia country singer.

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Poppe, a 19-year-old Iowa singer-songwriter, was so overtaken by emotion that she couldn’t finish her original song, “Going Going Gone.” The rest of the top 10 plus Katy Perry joined her on stage. Hutchinson even sang a few lines himself. 

>> On AJC.com: What’s up with the first 15 ‘American Idol’ winners?

And the cliche is right in a sense: Poppe and Hutchinson are both winners because they are dating. The revelation shocked the audience and the judges just minutes before Ryan Seacrest named the winner.

>> Watch the moment here

Keith Stell, Hutchinson's pastor, said in an interview Monday night that he had kept the secret for weeks and was surprised that they chose to reveal it on air. “They just made this connection during Hollywood week,” Stell said. “Their characters melded together. They share a lot in common.”

Indeed, they are both from small towns and are the same age.

Poppe is the first female to win since season 12 and only the second in the past 10 seasons. She is also the first quirky singer-songwriter type to take home the prize.

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At 10:16 p.m., the show eliminated Gabby Barrett. The versatile singer came in third. 

Poppe will appear on ABC's “Good Morning America” Tuesday morning, followed by “Live With Kelly and Ryan."

>> On AJC.com: Read the full recap of Monday's season finale

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