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Foo Fighters, Urban lead Pilgrimage Fest

After rain and lightning caused a cancellation last year, the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival is hoping for a rebound in its fifth year with headliners Foo Fighters, The Killers and Keith Urban.

The festival, which is co-produced by Justin Timberlake and co-founded by Better Than Ezra's Kevin Griffin, is returning to the Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tennessee, about 20 miles south of Nashville, on Sept. 21-22. Severe weather last year resulted in evacuations and refunded tickets and most of the scheduled headliners, including Jack White, Chris Stapleton and Dave Matthews, did not perform.

Co-founder Brandt Wood told The Associated Press that they have evolved their plans for sheltering people, managing traffic and managing egress and ingress in bad weather situations.

"We learned a lot about how to communicate," Wood said. "We've really broken it down into what we did right and what we can do better."

Additional performers this year include Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Head & The Heart, Live, Jenny Lewis, Lauren Daigle, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real.

Tickets go on sale Friday.



Britney Spears' musical stage comedy set

Britney Spears is the latest pop star throwing her fedora onto the stage.

Producers of the new musical stage comedy "Once Upon a One More Time" say their show will use Spears' hit songs, which include "Oops!... I Did It Again," ''... Baby One More Time," ''Toxic" and "Stronger."

The show will have its world premiere this fall in Chicago at the James M. Nederlander Theatre. Previews begin in October.

The show's story centers on classic fairytale princesses like Cinderella and Snow White learning that being happy ever after may take some work.

In a statement, Spears says: "This is a dream come true for me!"

She joins other pop heavyweights such as Tina Turner, Donna Summer, Carole King and Cher to have their music used in a stage musical.



Howard Stern is No. 1 — on best-seller list

Howard Stern fans are clearly up for his new book.

The shock jock's "Howard Stern Comes Again" will be published May 14, Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday. It's his first book in more than 20 years and was No. 1 on Amazon.com within hours of its announcement. Stern's previous books, "Private Parts" and "Miss America," both spent months on The New York Times' best-seller list.

The publisher didn't immediately provide details about the new book. Since the 1990s, Stern has divorced and remarried. He also logged hours of interviews with a pre-presidential Donald Trump that became newsmakers in 2016. Trump spoke crudely about his daughter, Ivanka, and about Kim Kardashian. He acknowledged that he had initially supported the Iraq War, but as a candidate insisted he always opposed it.



Today's birthdays: Singer Phil Phillips is 93. Actor Michael Caine is 86. Comedian Billy Crystal is 71. Actress Tamara Tunie ("Law and Order: SVU") is 60. Actor Gary Anthony Williams ("Boston Legal," ''Malcolm in the Middle") is 53. Actress Betsy Brandt ("Breaking Bad") is 46. Actor Ryan Cartwright ("Kevin Can Wait") is 38. Actor Ansel Elgort ("Insurgent," ''Divergent") is 25.



— The Associated Press








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