NEW YORK (AP) - 98 Degrees, New Kids On The Block and Boyz II Men plan on spending the summer together. They will hit the road as The Package Tour beginning May 31 in Uncasville, Connecticut. It's the first time 98 Degrees has toured in 12 years.
SEATTLE (AP) - Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello are giving their music-by-mail project another go. The Postal Service will reunite this spring to mark 10 years since the release of "Give Up." A deluxe version of the album will include two new songs, "Turn Around" and "A Tattered Line of String." The Postal Service are also working on concert dates but have not confirmed them yet. The band took its name from Gibbard and Tamborello working on tracks and mailing them to each other.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Did Beyonce' lip-sync the national anthem at the inauguration, or didn't she? A spokeswoman for the Marine Band initially said Beyonce' did, but now the U.S. Marine Corps says no one in the band is in a position to say for sure. A Marine Corps spokesman says there was no opportunity for Beyonce' to rehearse with the Marine Band. He confirms the band did not perform live. All the music for the inauguration was recorded in advance in case of a problem. Kelly Clarkson's representative says Clarkson sang live for "My Country 'Tis Of Thee." Beyonce's representative has not responded to requests for comment.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities in California say the voice actor who portrayed Charlie Brown in many "Peanuts" shows was arrested on charges that include stalking. U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman Angelica de Cima said Peter Robbins was arrested Sunday at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. She told that a background check yielded a warrant against Robbins from the San Diego County sheriff's department. A sheriff's spokeswoman said she did not have details about the warrant. The 56-year-old is set to be arraigned Wednesday on counts of making a threat to cause death or great bodily injury and of stalking. His manager has declined to comment. Robbins was the voice of Charlie Brown for TV specials, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Mayer, Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson are among the stars set to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. Mayer will perform in honor of Albert King with Gary Clark Jr., then induct the late bluesman. Aguilera and Hudson will salute Donna Summer. Foo Fighters Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins will induct Rush and hall of fame member Don Henley will induct Randy Newman at the April 18 ceremony in Los Angeles. Public Enemy and Heart will also enter the hall of fame, along with lifetime achievement award winners Quincy Jones and Lou Adler. More performers and presenters will be announced later. Tickets for the ceremony go on sale to the public Feb. 1. It will be broadcast May 18 on HBO.
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