People: Josh Groban plans to 'let go' in upcoming show


Josh Groban plans to 'let go' in upcoming show

Josh Groban has a date for Valentine's Day — with 6,000 or so of his fans.

The singer-songwriter said Tuesday he has booked New York's City's massive Radio City Music Hall for a Feb. 14 show that he promises will be a night of music with special guests and plenty of spontaneous, off-the-cuff segments.

"I am most fulfilled when I am most scared so I'm excited to have the opportunity to terrify myself," Groban told The Associated Press on the eve of the announcement. "As my tours have gone on, I have found that really where the good stuff lies is when you let go."

In addition to Valentine's Day, Groban has also booked Radio City for April 18 and hopes he will return to the venue for a new show every few months. Tickets for the first two shows went on sale Friday.

"This is something that's so fun an idea for us that if this winds up just being two shows, it still would have been an incredible experience. I'm just excited to get in there and do this," he said. "If it's something people love to see, I'll keep coming back."

While details are still being worked out, the show will have an orchestra, band and choir — "all the bells and whistles that go into a regular 'me' show," Groban said — plus guests and impromptu interactions with fans. He promised that no two shows will be the same.

Cuomo apologizes for remark at LGBTQ town hall

Chris Cuomo is apologizing for a remark at the top of a CNN town hall on LGBTQ issues that angered some members of the community and their supporters.

When Sen. Kamala Harris took the stage Thursday and told Cuomo that her personal pronouns were "she, her and hers," Cuomo answered "mine, too." He was swiftly criticized for appearing to make fun of the practice.

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Cuomo tweeted after the town hall that he shouldn't have said it.

He wrote that he was an ally of the LGBTQ community and is committed to equality.

The televised forum featuring the Democratic presidential candidates was held in Los Angeles.

Owners of Charlie Brown song sue Dollywood

The copyright owners of the "Charlie Brown Christmas" theme song have sued Dollywood in federal court for copyright infringement.

News outlets report the complaint says the East Tennessee theme park named for country star Dolly Parton has used the song without permission in live Christmas performances since 2007.

The lawsuit says Los Angeles-based Lee Mendelson Film Productions owns the copyright and is asking for $150,000 for every time the song has been used.

According to the suit, "Christmas Time is Here" was written by Lee Mendelson and Vince Guaraldi for the 1965 television special "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

Dollywood said it is aware of the lawsuit but declined to comment on pending litigation.

Today's birthdays: Country singer Melba Montgomery is 82. Singer Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues is 73. Actor Greg Evigan ("My Two Dads," ''B.J. and the Bear") is 66. Actress Lori Petty ("A League of Their Own") is 56. Actor Jon Seda ("Chicago P.D.," ''Homicide: Life On The Street") is 49. Singer Usher is 41. TV personality Stacy Keibler ("Dancing with the Stars") is 40. Actress Skyler Shaye ("Bratz") is 33. Comedian Jay Pharoah ("Saturday Night Live") is 32.

— The Associated Press


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