PEOPLE: Taylor Swift announces tour dates; late journalist Gwen Ifill honored by alma mater; Shakira postpones European tour

Singer 'ready' for stadium tour

Taylor Swift is going to bring her new album to life when she hits the road next year.

The pop star has announced the first of dates for her "reputation Stadium Tour." It kicks off May 8 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Tickets for general public go on sale Dec. 13.

Swift announced 27 shows stretching through October, with stops in Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami and Houston.

Swift released her sixth album, "reputation," last week.

College to name school for late journalist

A college in Boston will name one of its schools after the late Gwen Ifill, a co-host of PBS' "NewsHour" and veteran journalist who moderated two vice presidential debates.

Simmons College announced Tuesday the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts and Humanities in honor of Ifill, who graduated from the private college with a communications degree in 1977.

A former reporter for The New York Times and The Washington Post, Ifill switched to television in the 1990s and covered politics and Congress for NBC News. She moved to PBS in 1999 as host of "Washington Week" and also worked for the nightly "NewsHour" program. She and Judy Woodruff were named co-hosts in 2013.

Ifill died of cancer last year at age 61.

A formal launch of the school is planned for 2018.

Shakira delaying European tour

Shakira is postponing her European tour until next year after suffering a vocal cord hemorrhage.

The 40-year-old Colombian sensation took to Twitter on Tuesday to apologize to her fans, saying she has a "heavy heart" but must stop singing to recover.

"All the years I've been signing, I've never been faced with a situation like this," she wrote in statements in both English and Spanish. She says she can't wait to be back onstage and "hear your voices singing along with mine."

Today's birthdays:
Actor Ed Asner is 88. Singer Petula Clark is 85. Actor Sam Waterston is 77. Singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad of ABBA is 72. Actress Beverly D'Angelo is 66. Rapper E-40 is 50. Singer Chad Kroeger of Nickelback is 43. Rapper B.o.B is 29. Actress Shailene Woodley is 26.

                                                                                                                                       — The Associated Press


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