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Las Vegas DJs To Host Benefit Concert For Shooting Victims              

Some of today’s biggest DJs are coming together to help the victims of last week’s shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.  International hospitality company Hakkasan Group has announced a November 7th benefit concert at their OMNIA nightclub, which will feature appearances by Tiësto, Zedd, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Lil Jon, and NGHTMRE.

“We are all still feeling shock and sadness following last week’s attack, and of course the victims, their families and all of those impacted are at the forefront of our thoughts,” Hakkasan Group CEO Nick McCabe said in a statement. “With this event we hope that our company, partners and friends can not only give back to the community, but also show that we’re united, and stand together in the face of this tragedy.” 

Tickets for the show cost $30, with VIP packages also available, and all proceeds will be donated to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund through the non-profit Direct Impact Fund, which will take no fees or operating costs money raised. 

Gwen Stefani Talks New Christmas Album, And Reveals Blake Shelton’s Favorite Song              

Gwen Stefani just released the new holiday album “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” and she tells “Billboard” she got the idea to make the record while out for a run on boyfriend Blake Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch. 

“What if I did write a Christmas song? What would it be?” she thought and soon she wrote her first holiday tune, “Christmas Eve.”

Gwen says she’s wanted to make a Christmas album “for years” but could never find the time, but after finishing her last album “This Is What Truth Feels Like” she decided to go for it. “It was really a whim,” she says. “The way it works is you have to get it done really early, and I had no idea that I would be able to write so quickly, because I’m such a slow writer. It just came right out. I did six songs in three sessions.”

Gwen says her beau is jealous of the tune “Christmas Eve,” telling her, “This song is so incredible. I’d die for this song. I want to record this song for my record.” Blake actually did record the song with his band, as well as with kids from Children’s Hospital of Nashville. “The kids are singing on it, and when you hear the lyrics to the song and the kids singing it really takes on a whole new meaning,” she says. “So, I think that’s a pretty Christmas-y miracle.”

Amy Winehouse – The Musical?              

Amy Winehouse’s music soon be turned into a musical for London’s West End.  “A musical celebrating her life and music is being talked about for the near future,” Amy’s dad Mitch tells “The Sun. “It is something I’d really like to happen and I’ve said I’m happy for it to go ahead.”

He adds that the show would focus on remembering, “Amy for what she was," noting, "There’s so much more to her than just the drugs and the alcohol.” He adds, “We want to do something positive about how she developed her music. What we don’t hear is that she was clean of drugs for three years when she died.” 

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