People in the News: VetsAid to feature ZZ Top, Paisley, Crow, Joe Walsh

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VetsAid to feature ZZ Top, Paisley, Crow

Joe Walsh will be joined by ZZ Top, Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow, and Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit at his VetsAid music festival to benefit veterans.

The award-winning musician announced Monday that tickets for the Nov. 10 concert at the Toyota Center in Houston will go on sale Friday.

In its first two years, net proceeds have allowed VetsAid to disburse nearly $1.2 million in grants. Grants this year will go to Houston-area organizations.

In a statement, Walsh says "all are welcome to celebrate the things that unite us as Americans: good friends, open hearts and great music!"

Walsh's father died while stationed on Okinawa, Japan, when the musician was 20 months old. He offers free guitar lessons to wounded veterans at Walter Reed National Medical Center, outside Washington.

'Shawshank Redemption' cast to celebrate film

Some cast members of the "The Shawshank Redemption" movie will reunite in Ohio for the film's 25th anniversary celebration.

The Aug. 16-18 celebration of the film shot almost entirely in and around the northern Ohio city of Mansfield will feature various events, including panel discussions with crew and cast members.

Organizers say TV personality and film critic Ben Mankiewicz will lead one discussion Friday in Mansfield at the Renaissance Theatre, where the movie premiered in 1994. It will precede a screening of the film starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.

The host of Turner Classic Movies also will moderate another discussion Saturday at the Ohio State Reformatory that served as Shawshank State Prison in the movie.

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A schedule of activities can be found on the Shawshank Trail website.

Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth split

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have separated after less than a year of marriage.

A representative for the singer said Saturday the pair decided a break was best while they focus on "themselves and careers."

Cyrus and Hemsworth, who starred in "The Hunger Games" films, have been an on-and-off again couple for more than a decade.

They married in December.

The representative said the pair will remain "dedicated parents to all of their animals they share." They requested privacy.

The entertainers both starred in the 2010 romantic drama "The Last Song."

The split was first reported Saturday by People magazine.

Today's birthdays: Actor Kevin Tighe ("Emergency," ''Murder One") is 75. Actor Danny Bonaduce ("The Partridge Family") is 60. Actress Debi Mazar is 55. Country singer Andy Griggs is 46. Actress Kathryn Fiore ("Reno 911!") is 40. Actor Sebastian Stan ("Captain America") is 37. Singer James Morrison is 35. Actress Lennon Stella ("Nashville") is 20.

— The Associated Press


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