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KVPI Fan Appreciation Night Saturday Night to Benefit Evangeline Community Autism Network


KVPI Fan Appreciation Night Saturday Night to Benefit Evangeline Community Autism Network


KVPI Fan Appreciation Night Saturday Night to Benefit Evangeline Community Autism Network


Congratulations to our winners in our Jazz Fest Ticket Contest

The 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is about to kick off and Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI gave you a chance to win tickets to attend!
Monday, we started taking text messages with the word “JAZZ” in them… we received A LOT! Close to 300!
Today… we have our winners!
Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner, Melanie Courville! She won TWO weekend passes good for either weekend of the Jazz Fest!
And Congratulations to our Runner Up, Brenda Vidrine! She won TWO one day passes good for either weekend as well!
We hope you both have a great time… take pictures and sing your hearts out! It’s going to be an awesome Jazz Festival this year!
Thank you to all that sent us those text messag


We have Disney on Ice Prize Packs for that Little Princess in your life!


DORA THE EXPLORER AT THE ZOO OF ACADIANA & Classic Hits 92.5 is giving you a chance to win tickets!


Congratulations to our two Grand Prize winners in our "Bud and Boilin" Contest

Congratulations to our two grand prize winners: Louis Muse in the left and Tammy Johnson in the right photo. Both of our winners are greeted by Rodney Moras with Southwest Beverage Budweiser and KVPI Program Director Jennifer Meylian. Happy Easter!!


Congratulations to our Easter Contest Winner

Congratulations to our Easter Egg Contest Winner, Lori Guillory, for finding our golden egg in the Teen Room in the Evangeline Parish Library based on the clues we gave. KVPI's Stephanie Ware is congratulating our winner. Lori wins a $100 Wal-Mart Gift Card.


KVPI FM-2015 Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Radio Station of the Year

Members of our staff accepting the award: Cheryl DeBaillon, Ville Platte Broadcasting President Dr. Rhonda Pucheu, Bonnie Fontenot, Mark Layne, Becky Vidrine, Stephanie Ware, Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Executive Director Polly Johnson and Jennifer Meylian.


KVPI Staff

New photo of part of the KVPI Staff: From left in the front, Bonnie Fontenot, Jenn Meylian, Becky Vidrine and Mark Layne. In the second row, from left, Emily O, Annona Balfa, Josh Godwin, "Swabby" Soileau and Stephanie Ware. Be  looking for more of these new photos on our website and Facebook pages compliments of Emily Rose Photography.


Happy New Year From All of Us at KVPI AM/FM


Fox News Radio comes to Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI Beginning December 15


Join the legendary Scott Shannon hosting the new "America's Greatest Hits" Sundays 2-6pm on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Have you subscribed to The 2 Non-Blonde's Cafe' on YouTube?

                                 

  The 2 Non-Blonde's Cafe' with

Jenn & Steph on YouTube!

 

           https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0wXudspNZLOSJYzgTsKO8g


Candice Bennatt, Miss Ville Platte USA!

 

Candice Bennatt, Miss Ville Platte USA, joined Jenn & Steph in the

2 Non-Blonde's Cafe' this morning.  Her interview will be posted on their YouTube page soon so be sure to check it out!  

Thank you for stopping by, Candice!  

You are making Ville Platte proud!

 

 

 


Nina Blackwood's "Absolutely 80's Spotlight" is Coming to Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI

Join original MTV Host Nina Blackwood as she spotlights a certain 1980's song weekday mornings at 11:30am on the 2 Non Blonde's Cafe on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI beginning Sept. 22.


Pine Prairie High Cheerleaders record Cheers at KVPI Studios

Classic Hits 92.5's Jenn Meylian welcomes members of the Pine Prairie High School Cheerleading Squad as they record special cheers we will air throughout football season.


American Top 40-The 80's will be heard on Classic Hits 92.5 Sundays at 10:00am


The Basile High Cheerleaders Visit KVPI Studios

KVPI DJ's Josh and Micah welcome the Basile High Cheerleaders who came to our studios to record special cheers that our listeners will be hearing throughout football season.


Check out our NEW t-shirts! Classic Hits 92.5 FM and The Legend 1050 AM KVPI


The McNeese State University Women's Volleyball Team visited Jenn & Steph in the Cafe' this morning!

These young women volunteered their time to help with the 

Boys & Girls Club in Ville Platte.

Pictured above...

Members of the Women's Volleyball Team, Coaches, t

heir Trainer, Mayor Jennifer Vidrine, Jacob "Timbo" Fontenot 

along with Jenn & Steph.

Thank you all for coming in to visit!

Best of luck to you in the upcoming Volleyball Season!


KVPI AM/FM is looking to hire Sales Account Representative

We are growing!  

 

Ville Platte Broadcasting Company, the parent company of legacy stations KVPI AM/FM, is now seeking a sales account executive to join our sales team. We offer solutions to our business clients through local radio, web and live events. KVPI radio has been serving the Acadiana  area for more than 60 years in providing news, weather, sports and music programing .

 

We are looking for an experienced, outgoing, organized, responsible creative outside  advertising sales person .Your primary duty will be to develop new business by being the primary client contact in the Eunice, Opelousas, Crowley areas of our listening area.

 

The ideal candidate will possess the following: outside sales experience, good communication skills and a strong work ethic, dependable transportation and an eagerness to work hard and be part of a growing sales team dedicated for success.

 

Benefits include a monthly base salary plus a generous commission based on sales. You will have the opportunity to work for a great company who treats its employees as members of their family. Most of our employees have been with the company for more than 20 years.

Please apply in person with General Manager Mark Layne at 809 West Lasalle in Ville Platte, phone 337-363-2124 or email your resumes to kvpiamfm@gmail.com.  KVPI AM/FM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


KVPI will cover the Ville Platte 8u girls All Stars in the National Pony League Tournament

KVPI Sports will follow the Ville Platte 8u girls All Stars in the National Pony League Softball Tournament in Youngsville. The team includes:Carlee Soileau, Aubrey Vidrine, Harlie Arnaud, Gracie McCauley, Lyndsey Vallet, Emily Stagg, Kaisyln Lafleur, Victoria Chaddrick, Peyton Guillory, Lilly Fontenot, Madison Monier and Sophia Scully. Manager is Lance Vidrine and Coaches are Chad Arnaud, Nasen Soileau and Walter Mire. The team's overall record on the summer is 20-4. Best of luck to our all stars in this tournament!


Arrest has been made in fatal shooting that took place on Monday, July 28 in Ville Platte.

 

 

Teamwork and quick response has resulted in an arrest for yesterday’s homicide.

 

The Ville Platte Police Department responded to an armed robbery call on July 28, 2014 which ended in a homicide.  Upon arrival at K&T Grocery Store on West Lincoln Road, detectives learned that the female business owner had been shot multiple times and had died as a result of her injuries.

 

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Ville Platte City Marshals’ Office and the Louisiana State Trooper working the Evangeline Parish Area and the Evangeline Parish District Attorney’s Office responded to assist in the investigation. Working from leads, evidence, witness information and informants, the suspect was identified and located attempting to leave the area.  Coushatta Police and the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office  assisted in locating the suspect and the arrest. The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office placed the suspect under arrest at approximately 2:30 a.m. July 29, 2014.  

 

With the joint efforts of these agencies was a valuable tool in solving this case quickly and he appreciates those who stepped up and worked alongside the detectives and officers of the Ville Platte Police Department.  “Without being asked these agencies showed up and jumped in to gather information as quickly as possible and help solve this case.”  “Their assistance is greatly appreciated.”

 

 

Arrested was Samuel Anderson, 30 of Laran Street, Ville Platte.  Anderson was booked into the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Jail on charges of armed robbery and first degree murder.  Anderson is currently being held without bond.


KVPI Sports is covering the Mamou 8 Year old All Stars in the State Dixie Youth Tournament

KVPI Sports will be in Pineville covering the Mamou 8 Year Old in the State Dixie Youth Pitching Machine Tournament. Best of luck to our All Stars!


KVPI Sports will cover the Ville Platte Super Ten's in District Tournament Play


James Dupre Visits KVPI Studios

Country Entertainer James Dupre visited KVPI studios today just before his performance at the 2014 Smoked Meat Festival. He was interviewed by our own Stephanie Ware.


Ugliest Tie Father's Day Contest

 

Congratulations to our winners: Grand Prize-Mike Cloud, winner of the $400 recliner from Cester Youngs Furniture; Second Place-Junior Perrodin, winner of a $100 gift certificate from Ace Hardware and Third Place- Ernest Anderson, winner of the $50 gift certificate from Ace Hardware. Happy Father's Day from Classic Hits 92.5!!


KVPI-FM Named 2014 Radio Station of the Year

 

    The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters awarded KVPI-FM the prestigious “Radio Station of the Year” award on Wednesday during their Prestige Awards luncheon held in Baton Rouge. KVPI-FM, Oldies 92.5, was recognized for its dedication to community service programming to Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish and all of South Central Louisiana.

     In 2013, KVPI-FM aired 53 “Let’s Talk about It” community service interview shows of 15 minutes or more. The shows ranged from the 4-H Livestock Show with County Agent Todd Fontenot in January to a special interview show featuring local ministers airing on Christmas Day.

     KVPI-FM was involved with many community events in 2013. Among the live remotes we covered include: 4-H Livestock Show in January, Swamp Pop Museum and the Mamou Mardi Gras in February; Boggy Bayou Festival, Autism Walk and the Folk Roots Festival in April; Election Returns and Senior Day remote in May; Live all day radio auction for Dixie Youth, Smoked Meat Festival  and the French Showcase in Chataignier in June; Mamou Cajun Music Festival in September; Cotton Festival, High School Career Day and the St. Edmunds Radio Auction in October; Swine Festival in Basile in November and the Food for Families Food Drive in December.

    The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters also noted that KVPI-FM continues its tradition of local Cajun French language programming including local newscasts, La Tasse De Café live call-in shows and the Tradio program all conducted in French.

    KVPI-FM continues to promote and support our unique form of South Louisiana rock and roll known as “Swamp Pop”. We program Swamp Pop music all day on Fridays. Every year, we co-sponsor a Swamp Pop dance for the benefit of the Louisiana Swamp Pop museum located in Ville Platte.

    During 2013, KVPI Sports was very busy covering local sports. We covered more than 175 local sporting events in 2013 including high school football, basketball, baseball and softball, LSU Eunice basketball, baseball and softball along with Dixie Youth baseball and Pony softball. Our coverage also included LSU football, baseball and basketball. Travel wise, KVPI-FM was again all over the state and the country. We followed the LSU Eunice softball team to Mississippi and Texas, LSU Eunice baseball team to Oklahoma and the Mamou and Ville Platte Pony softball teams to Texas. KVPI-FM followed the Fairview Lady Panthers basketball team to the state tournament where they won another state championship

 

  • The Who, Elton John, Chicago & More Featured on AXS Jazzfest TV Coverage

    Ross Halfin/Universal Music GroupFans of Elton John and The Who unable to get to New Orleans for the popular New Orleans Heritage and Jazz Festival can get all of the action with AXS TV's live broadcast next weekend.

    The network will be airing 21 hours of live and recorded performances from this year's fest, taking place May 1-3.  Besides Elton and The Who, the AXS broadcast also will feature Chicago, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, Steve Winwood, Lenny Kravitz, The O'Jays and more.

    AXS' coverage begins at 4 p.m. daily during Jazzfst.  Viewers also will be able to access special festival-specific content on an special interactive website at Axs.tv/festival/JazzFest.

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  • Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Announces New Project, Delta Deep, with STP’s Robert DeLeo

    Image Courtesy Mad Ink PRDef Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen is exploring his passion for blues in a new project, Delta Deep, whose self-titled debut is scheduled for release in June.

    Delta Deep features Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo, with vocals from Debbi Blackwell-Cook and drummer Forrest Robinson. The album is peppered with guest stars galore, including Def Leppard lead singer Joe Elliot, Whitesnake's David Coverdale, Sex Pistols/Manraze drummer Paul Cook, and Girl/Manraze bassist Simon Laffy.

    The idea for project dates back to 2012, when Collen and Cook -- who's the godmother of Collen's wife, Helen -- got together to sing blues classics in the guitarist's home. Soon after, all three began to write original music, and recorded the tracks in Collen's home studio. Others joined the project in quick succession, and Robinson's suggestion to get DeLeo in the lineup was the fit the group needed.

    "We really wanted Robert in this band," Collen says. "He had the added firepower of being the premiere pioneer and most "badass bass player" to come out of the alternative rock explosion."  He adds of Blackwell-Cook, "When I hear Debbi sing, I can hear the pain.  She’s an incredibly beautiful 62-year-old black woman who has been through things and she can sing through her pain. Not everyone can do that and not everyone sounds like Debbi.

    Delta Deep will be out June 23.

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  • Stevie Wonder, Peter Cetera to Join David Foster at Foundation Miracle Gala & Concert

    Image Courtesy of Eddie WolflStevie Wonder and Peter Cetera will perform at the David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala & Concert in Canada this fall.

    Wonder and the former Chicago singer will join the Grammy-winning writer/producer onstage Sept. 26 at the Mattamay Athletic Centre in the Gardens, Toronto.

    The David Foster Foundation supports the non-medical expenses of Canadian families with children undergoing life-saving pediatric organ transplants. Non-medical expenses include gas and groceries, mortgage payments, car payments, and travel. The average cost to support one family is $10,000 a year. Last year's gala in Calgary -- which featured Steven Tyler, Jennifer Hudson, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Jackie Evancho -- raised $8 million for the foundation.

    Canadian dance-pop artist Kiesza will also join Wonder and Cetera during the show.

    The announcement coincides with Canada's National Organ & Tissue Donor Awareness Week. Tables are available at  $20,000 and $30,000 and may be purchased through the Foundation's offices directly.

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  • Paul McCartney Announces Philly Show, Hints More North American Dates to Follow

    Credit: MJ KimPaul McCartney is coming to the City of Brotherly Love.

    The Beatles legend announced that he will perform at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center on June 21.  It will be Paul’s first appearance in Philadelphia since 2010.  The show is being billed as the first North American arena date of the rocker's Out There tour, with the implication of more to come.

    Advance tickets will go on sale Monday for registered users of McCartney's website, with sales to the general public beginning  Friday, May 1 at noon Eastern.

    Currently on tour in Japan and South Korea, McCartney is already confirmed for headline slots at the Firefly Music Festival on June 19 in Dover, Delaware, and Lollapalooza on July 31 in Chicago.

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  • Report: Grateful Dead Tour in the Works with John Mayer

    J. Shearer/WireImageThe surviving core members of The Grateful Dead have insisted that the group's Fare Thee Well shows in Chicago and Santa Clarita, California, will be their last, but according to Billboard a tour could be in the works with pop guitarist John Mayer filling in for the late Jerry Garcia.

    Although a rep for the Dead tells Billboard talk of a tour is "premature," the magazine cites unnamed sources as saying Mayer already has begun jamming informally with Dead guitarist/singer Bob Weir and other band members, and that an October kick-off is being eyed for a full-fledged tour.

    As previously reported, The Grateful Dead's five Fare Thee Well shows will take place on June 26 and 27 in Santa Clarita, and July 4-6 in Chicago. Those shows will feature surviving members Weir, bassist Phil Lesh and drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart performing with Phish's Trey Anastasio, one-time Dead keyboardist Bruce Hornsby and Rat Dog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.

    Billboard estimates ticket sales for those five shows will top $50 million, which may in part explain the attraction of taking the show on the road with Mayer.

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  • Elton John Voices Support for Bruce Jenner

    ABC/Randy HolmesElton John is voicing his support for Bruce Jenner.  The former Olympian turned reality star's 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer airs Friday night, during which Jenner will presumably address his gender transition for the first time.

    "It's an incredibly brave thing to do, especially when you're older," Elton told Access Hollywood Thursday night during a charity event in L.A. The singer added, "I admire him for doing it and I support him 100 percent.”

    Elton’s husband, David Furnish, agreed. “People should support him,” he said.

    Other celebrities have spoken out in support of Bruce's reported transition, too. Boy George told People earlier this month: "I applaud what he's doing. I think it's very brave. And it actually makes me quite emotional.”

    In a promo for the interview, Bruce expressed that one of his biggest concerns throughout his journey was his family. He has six children, including Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and he’s a stepdad to the Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian.

    Bruce Jenner: The Interview airs tonight at 9/8c on ABC.

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  • Loverboy Teaming Up with Rick Springfield, The Romantics for Late Summer Tour

    Credit: Mick RockLoverboy will be working all over North America this year, as the Canadian rockers have a wide variety of tour dates lined up, including a series of co-headlining shows with fellow '80s stars Rick Springfield and The Romantics.  Loverboy's upcoming 2015 itinerary kicks off with a show this Saturday in Pompano Beach, Florida, and is mapped out through an October 1 concert in Yakima, Washington.

    The band will team up with Springfield and Romantics in late summer for more than a dozen shows stretching from an August 29 gig in Atlanta through a September 22 performance in The Woodlands, Texas.  Loverboy and Springfield also are slated to play a couple of additional shows together without The Romantics.

    Loverboy also is scheduled to open for Styx at an August 9 show in Lincoln, Nebraska, and in late September the band is scheduled to play its first concert in the Los Angeles area in many years.

    Here is Loverboy's full upcoming North American tour schedule:

    4/25 -- Pompano Beach, FL, Pompano Beach Seafood Festival
    6/13 -- Rothbury, MI, Sandy Corley Memorial Run
    6/20 -- Oswego, IL, PrairieFest
    6/27 -- Brainerd, MN, Lakes Jam
    7/3 -- Coralville, IA, 4th Fest
    7/4 -- Junction City, KS, Heritage Park
    7/10 -- Ft. Wayne, IN, Three Rivers Festival
    7/18 -- Victoria Beach, MB, Canada, Summerwinds Family Music Festival
    7/25 -- Hot Springs, AR, Timberwood Amphitheater
    8/1 -- Kenora, ON, Canada, Kenora Harbourfest
    8/8 -- St. Albert, AB, Canada, Rock'N August
    8/9 -- Lincoln, NE, Pinewood Bowl Theater^
    8/14 -- New Glasgow, NS, Canada, Pictou County Wellness Centre
    8/15 -- Bridgewater, NS, Canada, Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
    8/22 -- Baker, MT, Fallon County Fair
    8/29 -- Atlanta, GA, Chastain Amphitheater**
    8/30 -- St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheater**
    9/2 -- Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Casino**
    9/4 -- Raleigh, NC, Red Hat Amphitheater**
    9/5 -- Charlotte, NC, Uptown Amphitheater**
    9/10 -- Chicago, IL, Northerly Island**
    9/11 -- Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion
    9/12 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Borgata**
    9/13 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center**
    9/16 -- Westbury, NY, NYCB Theatre at Westbury**
    9/17 -- Bethlehem, PA, Sands Bethlehem Event Center**
    9/18 -- Detroit, MI, Freedom Hill**
    9/20 -- Cincinnati, OH, PNC Pavilion at Riverbend**
    9/22 -- The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Pavilion**
    9/23 -- Oklahoma City, OK, The Zoo Amphitheatre*
    9/25 -- Agoura Hills, CA, Canyon Club
    9/26 -- Beverly Hills, CA, Saban Theater
    9/27 -- San Juan Capistrano, CA, Coach House
    9/29 -- Bakersfield, CA, Kern County Fair
    10/1 -- Yakima, WA, Central Washington State Fair

    ^ = with Styx
    ** = with Rick Springfield and The Romantics
    = with Rick Springfield and Donnie Iris
    * = with Rick Springfield.

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  • Billy Joel to Play Final Show at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island Before Venue Closes

    Myrna SuarezBilly Joel has a monthly residency at New York's Madison Square Garden, but in August, he'll head East to his home base -- Long Island -- to play the final concert at that area's major concert venue: Nassau Coliseum.

    The venue is closing for an extensive renovation and won't re-open until December of 2016, possibly under another name.  Billy has played a total of 31 shows at the venue, and in 1998, he set a record for most sellouts in one run, when he sold out nine shows.  The final concert will take place August 4; tickets go on sale May 1 at 10 a.m.  If you're an American Express Card Member, you can grab tickets starting this Monday through Thursday.

    In a statement, the executive who'll oversee the renovation said, "Who else but Billy Joel could play the final show at Nassau Coliseum? Billy is the definitive voice of Long Island and has made a lasting impact on his community in so many ways."

    In addition to the Nassau Coliseum show, August will also find Billy playing Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Chicago's Wrigley Field and, of course Madison Square Garden.

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  • Aerosmith's Joe Perry & Def Leppard's Rick Allen Among 100 Celebrity Narrators in New Documentary, "Unity"

    Ross Halfin; Maryanne Bilham-Knight/Press Here PublicityAerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen are among the 100 celebrity narrators lending their voices to a new documentary that will premiere this summer.  The film, called Unity, explores what it means to be human and how we impact the world.

    The list of luminaries who contributed to the project boasts a variety of well-known stars from the worlds of music, film and television, including Adam Levine, Anjelica Huston, Ben Kingsley, Cloris Leachman, Dr. Dre, Edward James Olmos, Ellen Burstyn, Ellen DeGeneres, Helen Mirren, Jeff Goldblum, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Kristen Wiig, Martin Sheen, Pamela Anderson, Phil Donahue, Ryan O'Neal, Selena Gomez and Susan Sarandon.  It's not clear yet what parts they will be narrating, but the film will be divided into chapters.

    Written and directed by Shaun Monson, the ambitious documentary took seven years to make.  It hits select theaters beginning August 12.

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  • The Moody Blues' Justin Hayward Schedules New Solo US Tour Dates

    Eagle Rock EntertainmentDuring the last couple of years The Moody Blues' Justin Hayward has been alternating between touring with his famous band and playing shows in support of his 2013 solo album, Spirits of the Western Sky.  The singer/guitarist currently on the road with the Moodies for a series of U.S. spring dates, but he's just announced plans to return to the States in the late summer for some solo shows.

    Justin's solo outing currently is scheduled to get under way August 19 in Plymouth, New Hampshire, and is plotted out through an August 30 concert in Morristown, New Jersey.  As with his previous tour, he will be accompanied by virtuoso guitarist Mike Dawes and Moody Blues touring keyboardist and backing singer Julie Ragins.

    "We are so looking forward to this tour," Hayward says. "Julie Ragins, Mike Dawes and I have been overwhelmed by the reception of our live shows during this last year in the USA.  To hear every nuance of my acoustic guitars (they are on the road for the first time) and our voices in these venues is a joy.  And the USA, like me, is discovering what a fabulous guitar player Mike Dawes is."

    The Moody Blues' stateside trek is scheduled to wind down with a May 10 show at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.  The band then will embark on a tour of the U.K. and Europe that kicks off June 6 in Plymouth, England, and is scheduled through a June 27 appearance at the U.K.'s fames Glastonbury Festival.

    In addition, prior to his summer solo visit to the U.S., Hayward will mount a U.K. trek in July.  Here are all of Justin's confirmed solo U.S. dates, according to his official website:

    8/19 -- Plymouth, NH, The Flying Monkey
    8/20 -- Salisbury, MA, Blue Ocean Music Hall
    8/21 -- Boston, MA, Wilbur Theatre
    8/22 -- Hartford, CT, Infinity Hall Hartford
    8/24 -- Philadelphia, PA, World Cafe Live
    8/25 -- Harrisburg, PA, Whitaker Center-Sunoco
    8/26 -- Bethlehem, PA, ArtsQuest Center
    8/27 -- Alexandria, VA, Birchmere Music Hall
    8/29 -- Annapolis, MD, Rams Head On Stage
    8/30 -- Morristown, NJ, Mayo Performing Arts Center

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    REESE WITHERSPOON TO NARRATE NEW HARPER LEE BOOK: Reese Witherspoon's next role will be to narrate Harper Lee's upcoming novel, Go Set a Watchman. The Wild star will be heard on the audio version of the book. She reacted to the news to USA Today saying, "As a Southerner, it is an honor and a privilege to give voice to the Southern characters who inspired a childhood love of reading, Scout and Atticus Finch. I'm eager for readers to be transported to a pivotal time in American history in the manner that only Lee's gorgeous prose can deliver." The novel and audiobook will be released on July 14th.

    TYLER PERRY ADDED TO 'NINJA TURTLES 2': Tyler Perry has been cast as scientist Baxter Stockman in the sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Baxter is an enemy of the turtles who eventually becomes a cyborg. Tyler joins the previously cast Stephen Amell who will be playing Casey Jones and returning cast members Will Arnett and Megan Fox.

    RAY ROMANO TO HOST DAVID LETTERMAN TRIBUTE: Ray Romano has been tapped to host a 90-minute special celebrating David Letterman. David Letterman: A Life on Television will air on May 4th and take viewers on a look back on the comedian's life and career. Letterman's final episode as host of Late Show will air on May 20th.

    MARTHA STEWART-INSPIRED CHARACTER HEADING TO 'ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK': A character similar to Martha Stewart will be appearing on the new season of Orange is the New Black. Creator Jenji Kohan broke the news to Time that it is one of the new changes to expect in season three. The episodes debut on Netflix on June 12th.

    NBC ANNOUNCES FINAL THREE 'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE' HOSTS FOR THE SEASON: Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, and Louis C.K. have been tapped to be the final three hosts for Saturday Night Live for this season. Scarlett will have Wiz Khalifa as her musical guest on May 2nd. Reese will host on May 9th alongside Florence the Machine. Louis C.K. will close out the year on May 16th with Rihanna.

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  • REPORT: KERRY WASHINGTON IS HAVING MARRIAGE PROBLEMS

    Kerry Washington is reportedly having issues in her marriage to former NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha.

    A source revealed to Radar Online, "The root of the problem is that Nnamdi feels threatened by Kerry's success. Nnamdi's bitter because he feels he should be the breadwinner." Another insider told the website, "Kerry's close friends with Gwyneth Paltrow. She's urged Kerry and Nnamdi to tackle their issues head on. She's hoping couples counseling can help them overcome their problems before things reach the point of no return."

    • Kerry and Nnamdi married back in 2013. They have one daughter named Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha who was born in April 2014.

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  • JEREMY RENNER AND CHRIS EVANS APOLOGIZE FOR CALLING BLACK WIDOW A SLUT AND WHORE

    Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner are attempting to do some damage control after giving an interview where they referred to the character of Black Widow as a "slut" and a "whore." The actors made the comments after being asked about Scarlett Johansson's character hooking up with the Hulk in the Avengers: Age of Ultron.

    Chris released a statement on Thursday (April 23rd) saying, "Yesterday we were asked about the rumors that Black Widow wanted to be in a relationship with both Hawkeye and Captain America. We answered in a very juvenile and offensive way that rightfully angered some fans. I regret it and sincerely apologize."

    • Jeremy also addressed the situation saying, "I am sorry that this tasteless joke about a fictional character offended anyone. It was not meant to be serious in any way. Just poking fun during an exhausting and tedious press tour."
    • Their original comments were attacked on social media for being offensive and misogynistic.

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  • RUSSELL CROWE CONSIDERED SCIENTOLOGY AFTER MEETING TOM CRUISE

    Russell Crowe admits that he considered the idea of Scientology after spending time with Tom Cruise. The Oscar winner opens up about the experience in the new issue of People.

    He tells the magazine, "From a young kid, I was quite interested in religion. When I met Tom Cruise when he was married to Nicole Kidman, we were spending a bit of time together so I thought I'd find out a little bit about what he was into. I found a video in the video store about Scientology and I watched it. It wasn't that informative. But I brought it up with Tom and I thought he was really cool. He didn't try to sell me a pair of shoes. He just said, 'If it's something that interests you, you'll pursue it.' And I think that happens with any kind of religion if you come to it by your own discovery." Russell continues, "I never ended up putting my two cents down on anybody's table. I've never graced Scientology's doorway."

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  • THREE MORE WOMEN ACCUSE BILL COSBY SEXUAL ASSAULT

    Three more women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. According to The Huffington Post, the three women are being represented by Gloria Allred. Allred held a press conference yesterday (April 23rd) with Janice Baker Kinney, Marchella Tate and Autumn Burns.

    Kinney has claimed that Cosby assaulted her in May 1982 when she was 24 and working as a bartender at Harrah's Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada. She has claimed that Cosby invited her to a party, but when she got there, there were only three people in attendance. She claimed that after the game of backgammon, Cosby gave her two pills and she passed out. When she came to, she was on a couch with her jeans unzipped and blouse opened and Cosby put his hand in her blouse. She woke up again the next morning naked in Cosby's bed and he allegedly told her, "This is between me and you."

    Tate has claimed that Cosby assaulted her in 1975 while she was working as a model in Chicago. They met through a mutual friend at a club and one day she agreed to pick him up from the airport and drop him of at the Playboy mansion. He invited her inside and offered her a glass of wine. The next thing she remembers is waking up in bed with Cosby, who was naked. She said in a statement, "I knew that I was in a sexual situation. I never intended to be in that situation...but because I was barely conscious and felt drugged, I was unable to do anything to get out of it."

    • The third victim, Burns said that she was assaulted by Cosby in 1970 when she was 20. She was working as a model and a game started at the Sahara hotel in Las Vegas. After spending some time with Bill, he offered to help her to find acting and modeling work. One night, he invited her back to his room and gave her a drink -- and asked her to come to the bedroom.
    • She said in a statement, "I started feeling woozy and not in control. ... He told me to sit on the edge of the bed. When I did he grabbed me by the back of my neck and stuck his erect penis down my throat. I remember my head was being pounded up and down and then he lifted me on top of him and had sex with me. When he was done I knew I had to leave the room and get home. I felt like everyone on the casino floor was staring at me and had known what happened."
    • This brings the total number of women accusing Cosby of sexual assault to 38.

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  • CELEBRITY GOSSIP

    GEORGE CLOONEY SIGNS HIS EMAILS AS BATMAN: The WikiLeaks reposting of Sony's hacked emails revealed that George Clooney uses Batman and other roles he has played as email pseudonyms. A source explained the habit to Us Weekly saying, "He signs emails to friends with a simple 'Danny Ocean' and he loves leaving voicemails saying, 'This is Batman.' George gets a kick out of the fact that he played Batman. He's so proud of all his movies" The insider also revealed that Clooney was late to get on the email bandwagon because he didn't trust that it would stay private.

    ADAM SANDLER NETFLIX FILM SLAMMED AS OFFENSIVE TO NATIVE AMERICANS: Some of the Native American actors who were hired to work on Adam Sandler's new western comedy, Ridiculous 6, have publicly slammed the project for being offensive to their community. Actor Loren Anthony told the Native & American Indian News, "I was asked a long time ago to do some work on this and I wasn't down for it. Then they told me it was going to be a comedy, but it would not be racist. So I agreed to it, but on Monday things started getting weird on the set. We were supposed to be Apache, but it was really stereotypical and we did not look Apache at all. We looked more like Comanche. One thing that really offended a lot of people was that there was a female character called Beaver's Breath. One character says, 'Hey, Beaver's Breath.' And the Native woman says, 'How did you know my name?' They just treated us as if we should just be on the side. When we did speak with the main director, he was trying to say the disrespect was not intentional and this was a comedy." Netflix responded with their own statement which read, "The movie has ridiculous in the title for a reason: because it is ridiculous. It is a broad satire of Western movies and the stereotypes they popularized, featuring a diverse cast that is not only part of -- but in on -- the joke."

    LINDSAY LOHAN INSISTS THE BAD ARABIC TRANSLATION WAS A JOKE: Lindsay Lohan was mocked on Wednesday (April 22nd) for attempting to post an inspirational message in Arabic which actually translated as "You're a donkey" but the actress claims it was all just a joke. She deleted the post once it started getting attention but attempted to explain it on Instagram on Thursday (April 23rd) by writing, "FYI -- The funny thing is -- the Arabic photo I posted was an inside joke w/friend to test my Arabic w/out Google translation. So, was already known what it was." Many commenters did not believe her and some even called her out for "never owning up to anything."

    MARIO BATALI SAYS GWYNETH PALTROW PROBABLY WON'T MARRY AGAIN: Gwyneth Paltrow's pal Mario Batali revealed to the New York Daily News that he doesn't think she will marry again. The chef said at an event earlier this week, "She tried marriage once and I think that's it. She got everything she likes, and she and Chris still probably have a great relationship." Mario was also asked about Gwyneth's rumored new beau, Brad Falchuk, but denied knowing anything about him.

    JOHN OLIVER SAYS PEOPLE IN THE UK CARE LESS ABOUT THE ROYAL BABY THAN THE WORLD: Kate Middleton's upcoming baby is apparently not such a huge deal in the U.K. Last Week Tonight host John Oliver claims that other countries tend to make a bigger deal about royal babies than they do in England. He explained to Page Six, "I don't care. I think people around the world care more about royal babies than British people do. It's one of the only things we produce of international value anymore. It shows how far our empire has collapsed that people tend to look at us whenever members of the royal family are born, die or get married."

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  • KIM RICHARDS STORMED OUT OF HER DR. PHIL INTERVIEW

    Kim Richards was apparently not ready to face down her demons while taping her interview with Dr. Phil. Daily Mail is reporting that the reality star stormed out of their chat at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills when she felt it was turning into an intervention.

    Kim allegedly had enough of the interview when the topic of rehab came up and fled the room yelling, "You can forget this whole thing, here's your microphone I'm done, I'm leaving, I wanna talk to my family." She had three of her children with her -- 29-year-old Brooke, 22-year-old Chad, and 20-year-old Kimberly. A witness reportedly overheard Chad reveal that his mother is struggling with pills and pot on top of her relapse with alcohol. Another witness revealed, "The children urged their mom to return to the interview, but she wouldn't budge. Kim was furious. She had a complete melt down."

    • She is adamant that she not miss Brooke's wedding next month and kept having excuses for why she didn't need treatment.
    • Kim ultimately returned to the interview and said she would consider the idea of rehab after speaking to her life-coach and doctor.
    • Her sister, Kathy Hilton, was also there for support.
    • The interview airs on Tuesday (April 28th.)

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  • SANDRA BULLOCK ISN'T LOOKING TO EXPAND HER FAMILY JUST YET

    Sandra Bullock isn't ready for another kid just yet. The Oscar winner discusses the idea of growing her family in the new issue of People magazine where she has been dubbed the "world's most beautiful woman."

    Sandra tells the magazine, "I've always said that I could have a house full of kids. But at this time the only kids in my house, other than Louis, are the ones whose parents want them back at the end of the playdate. But if these drumbeaters know something that I don't, I'd appreciate a heads-up on the details so I can pick up some supplies. I'm wickedly unprepared if Louis is getting a sibling this week."

    • Sandra adopted her five-year-old son Louis back in 2010.

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