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Broadway shows to offer kids free tickets
NEW YORK (AP) — Great deals on Broadway are few and far between but in February — for one day only — kids get to go for free.
The annual Kids’ Night on Broadway will be held Feb. 28, allowing children 18 and under to attend participating Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult.
The shows available are: “Aladdin,” “Beautiful: the Carole King Musical,” “A Bronx Tale,” “Cats,” “Chicago,” “Come From Away,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “In Transit,” “Jitney,” “Kinky Boots,” “The Lion King,” “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,” “On Your Feet!,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “School of Rock the Musical,” “Significant Other,” “Waitress” and “Wicked.”
Tickets to participating shows go on sale Dec. 6.
Young drummer’s cover recognized by Metallica
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old Philadelphia drummer is receiving high praise for his cover of a Metallica song that was featured on the heavy metal band’s Instagram page over the weekend.
Daniel Krilov has been playing drums for only two years, but that didn’t stop him from responding to the band’s request for fans to send video of themselves covering a track off their new album.
Krilov, a School of Rock Philadelphia student, posted a one-minute recording of himself drumming to his favorite song on “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct” to his own page on the social media site last week.
WPVI-TV reports Metallica reposted the video to its official Instagram page Friday, telling the Holmesburg boy “Nice work dude!”
Krilov’s video was viewed more than 300,000 times on Metallica’s page in just one day.
Imagine a picture book inspired by Lennon song
NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine a new picture book based on a famous song.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt told The Associated Press on Monday that it was publishing “Imagine,” inspired by the John Lennon classic of the same name and authorized by his widow, Yoko Ono. With illustrations by Jean Jullien, the book will feature Lennon’s lyrics as it tells of a young pigeon’s mission to advocate for peace.
“Imagine” comes out Sept. 21, the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. It will be released in partnership with Amnesty International, which will receive some of the proceeds.
In recent years, Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Outlaw Pete” have also inspired picture books.
Celebration of Prince’s life to be held in 2017
CHANHASSESN, Minn. (AP) — Prince’s Paisley Park will host a four-day celebration of the “Purple Rain” megastar’s life next year.
The event, “Celebration 2017,” will be held April 20-23 during the anniversary of his death. Bands scheduled to perform include The Revolution, Morris Day and The Time, and members of the New Power Generation and 3RDEYEGIRL.
Four-day VIP and general admission passes are available online.
General admission tickets cost $499 and include up to five hours of event programming each day, including access to four concerts. VIP tickets cost $999 and include on-site parking, photo and autograph opportunities and a meal pass.
Prince died April 21 of an accidental overdose at Paisley Park, his home and recording complex in suburban Minneapolis.
Paisley Park opened as a museum last month.