Shaun's Music Minute 5-31-17

Artists Announced For Ariana Grande’s Manchester Benefit              

 Ariana Grande announced plans to return to Manchester to hold a benefit concert for the victims of last week’s attack. Well, now we know a few more details about the show.

Ari announced that the “One Love Manchester” concert will take place Sunday at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester, and will feature guest appearances by Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell, Usher, Take That, Niall Horan and more.

Tickets for the show on sale tomorrow and all net tickets proceeds go to the We Love Manchester emergency fund. Fans who were at last week's Manchester concert will be offered free tickets to the show. And those who don’t get tickets will still be able to experience it since it will air live on BBC TV, BBC Radio and Capital Radio Networks. 

Fifty survivors of last week's suicide bombing are still being treated in the hospital. According to the UK's health ministry, 17 of them are in critical care. The May 22nd incident left 22 dead. As you can imagine, security will be extra tight at the “One Love Manchester” show, and Ticketmaster is already advising fans on steps they can take to make the process easier. The site is urging folks not to bring any bags to the venue "for speed of entry." It’s not that they can’t bring bags, but those who do will likely have to wait in a long line to get inside.Billboard reports that all acts on the bill, with the exception of Coldplay will perform with Ari's band. In addition,  a school choir made up of Manchester students will be featured in the show.

Ed Sheeran Sets The Record Straight On Engagement Rumors              

Ed Sheeran is shooting down a report that claimed he was engaged to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.  the rumor got started when Russell Crowe gave an interview about his friendship with Ed and referred to Cherry as Ed’s “fiancée.” 

Well, Ed set the record straight during a Brazilian interview, explaining that it was all just a misunderstanding.

“He (Crowe) emailed me about it to say sorry,” Ed explained. “He’s only met Cherry once and I didn’t introduce her, I didn’t say anything... I think he just assumed, but no – we’re not engaged.”

Musical Based On Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” Headed To America              

A musical based on Alanis Morissette’s 1995 GRAMMY-winning album “Jagged Little Pill” is headed for America. The show is set to premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts next May.

A press release notes that the musical will center around a multi-generational family and touch on issues of race and gender. 

The musical, which Alanis calls her “musical theater dream come true,” features a script written by “Juno” writer Diablo Cody, and is being directed by Tony winning director Diane Paulus, who recently directed the musical “Waitress.”

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