Toby Keith reveals his Fourth of July plans, Ricky Martin is going to Broadway, the Country Thunder festival announces some exciting news for young country music fans, and Elvis is reincarnated as Mr. Potato Head.
Toby Keith Teams With Boston Pops
Toby Keith is celebrating Fourth of July in the land of baked beans and cream pie by joining conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops for its annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks show.
Stagecoach Festival, Indio, Calif.
April 25, 2010
The show takes place on the banks of Boston’s Charles River. Fans that can’t make it to Beantown can catch the performance on CBS by watching the “Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular,” hosted by Craig Ferguson of “The Late Late Show.”
Keith’s most recent album is 2009’s American Ride. His hits include “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” “You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like That” and “Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue.”
Don’t Cry For Me Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin has joined the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical “Evita” and will play the character Che.
ALAS Foundation concert, Zocalo Square, Mexico City.
May 17, 2008
The revival of “Evita,” which tells the story of Eva Peron, Argentina’s controversial first lady,” is scheduled to open in spring 2012. This marks the first new Broadway production of the musical since its 1979 New York debut.
Evita will be played by Argentine actress Elena Roger, who took on the role in London back in 2006. Michael Grandage will direct and Rob Ashford will handle choreography.
Calling All Mini Country Fans
There’s still time to get your tickets to Wisconsin’s Country Thunder – and the even better news is that children 12 and under won’t need tickets because they’ll get into the event absolutely free.
The fest announced the new children’s admission policy this week along with information about a quiet, family oriented campground. Country Thunder is offering over 150 campsites geared specifically towards families and children.
Brooks & Dunn’s “The Last Rodeo” tribute concert, Las Vegas, Nev.
April 19, 2010
The fest takes place July 22-25 at Twin Lakes, Wis., with artists including Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Miranda Lambert and Gloriana.
For more information, click here for the official Country Thunder website.
Introducing Mr. Presley Head
Elvis Presley fans and Mr. Potato Head diehards will be pleased to hear that the singer’s estate is teaming up with Hasbro Inc. and PPW Toys to release an Elvis version of Mr. Potato Head, complete with the King’s black pompadour and lip curl.
The King lives on, immortalized as a member of the Mr. Potato Head family.
The first version of the toy will wear Elvis’ signature white jumpsuit and be released in August to correspond with Elvis Tribute Week. A second version of the loveable plastic potato will be dressed in black leather and hit stores in time for Christmas.
Elvis Presley Mr. Potato Head can be preordered for $20.
A spokesman for Presley’s Graceland estate told The Commercial Appeal the toy is one of 15,000 Elvis-licensed products.