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Lynyrd Skynyrd to Perform First Two Albums at Special Hometown Concerts in February
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 4:20 pm

Credit: Clay Patrick McBrideLynyrd Skynyd has scheduled a pair of special hometown shows in Jacksonville, Florida, early next year that the Southern rock legends are planning to capture for a television special and home-video release.  The concerts will take place at the Florida Theatre on February 12 and 13, and will feature the band performing, respectively, its first two albums, 1973's Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd and 1974's Second Helping.

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ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Allmans Drummer Butch Trucks to Be Honored at L.A.-Area Benefit Concert
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Image Courtesy of Adopt the ArtsZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks will be honored for their contributions to American art and culture at a star-studded benefit concert scheduled for January 12 at the famous Sunset Strip venue the Roxy in West Hollywood, California.  The event will raise money for Adopt the Arts, a charity co-founded by ex-Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum that helps fund music-education programs in L.A.-area elementary schools.

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Billy Joel Reportedly Looking for Pad in Palm Beach, Schedules 21st Show at MSG
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 12:04 am

Lloyd Bishop/NBCAll the cash that Billy Joel made after his home sales this year must be burning a hole in his pocket: He's reportedly looking for a new property in Palm Beach, Florida.

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Van Morrison to Release New Album in Early 2015 After Signing Deal with RCA
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 12:04 am

Exile ProductionsVan Morrison currently is finishing up a new studio album that will be released early next year, the first the acclaimed singer/songwriter will issue as part of a new deal with RCA Records.

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2015 Wanee Festival Lineup Features Allman Brothers Members, Cheap Trick, Hot Tuna
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 12:04 am

Image Courtesy of Wanee FestivalThe Allman Brothers Band may have retired after its October 28 concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York, but nearly all the group's members will be on hand to perform at the 2015 edition of the Wanee Music Festival, scheduled for April 15-17 in Live Oak, Florida.  Listed separately on the just-announced lineup for the event are frontman Gregg Allman, drummer Butch Trucks and bassist Oteil Burbridge, as well as guitarist Warren Haynes' and drummer Jaimoe's respective bands -- Gov't Mule and Jaimoe's Jasssz Band.

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Entertainment

Stephen Colbert's Portrait to Hang Between Bathrooms at the Smithsonian Once Again
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 5:05 pm

Photo Credit: Scott Gries/PictureGroup/Comedy Central(WASHINGTON) -- Following the end of his nine-year run on Comedy Central, and in advance of his move to CBS to take over The Late Show, Stephen Colbert will have a portrait hung in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery for the second time.

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Why Natalie Portman Says "Star Wars" Actually Hurt Her Career
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 5:05 pm

Merrick Morton/Lucasflim Ltd.(NEW YORK) -- When Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace came out in 1999, it became one of the highest grossing movies of all-time, but fans of the Star Wars franchise were torn about the series of new prequels.

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Angelina Jolie Opens Up About Directing Brad Pitt in Love Scene
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 5:05 pm

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will be back on screen together in By the Sea, which is set to be released next year and features the famous duo as a couple -- much like their debut movie together in 2005's Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

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George Clooney Speaks Out About Lack of Sony Support
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 5:05 pm

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — In an interview with Deadline published Thursday, George Clooney explained why he feels no one else in the industry stood up for Sony in the wake of the hack attack.

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The Colbert Report Signs Off
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 5:05 pm

Comedy Central(NEW YORK) -- After nine years of truthiness, justice, and the American Way, Stephen Colbert signed off as the host of Comedy Central's award winning spoof news show The Colbert Report.

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