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Hilarious photo of woman's reaction to Beyoncé takes internet by storm

Beyoncé fans shared a relatable moment on social media after some noticed a woman in the background of the star’s Instagram photo.

>> PHOTOS: 2018 Grammys: Red carpet

The pop singer posted a few pictures of herself and her husband, Jay-Z, at the Grammys.

>> See the post here

>> PHOTOS: 2018 Grammy Awards

But fans spotted another person of interest in one of the photos Beyoncé posted.

>> Grammys 2018: Bruno Mars makes magic, Kendrick Lamar scores, Jay-Z shut out

They found the woman’s look of shock more than relatable.

>> 2018 Grammys: Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar among winners

Others focused on the fact that the woman remained in the picture, despite the crop feature on Instagram.

>> Read more trending news 

Either way, we hope she’s recovered from the interaction.

(H/T Twitter)

Grammys 2018: Backstage with Childish Gambino, Chris Stapleton and Logic

Backstage at the 60th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night, neither of the night’s two biggest winners – notoriously press averse Bruno Mars or Kendrick Lamar – appeared to talk about the armload of awards they each won.

>> Grammys 2018: Bruno Mars makes magic, Kendrick Lamar scores, Jay-Z shut out

But the press room was still a busy place.

Here are some snippets from our visitors:

Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino – aka Donald Glover – said he would tell his younger self that “nothing is what it seems and you have to control your destiny.” The Georgia native reminded reporters that the new season of “Atlanta” begins March 1 on FX and “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” in which he plays a young Lando Calrissian, arrives in May. Glover also confirmed that his comments last year about saying goodbye to Childish Gambino haven’t changed after winning his first Grammy Award.

>> PHOTOS: 2018 Grammys: Red carpet

“I stand by that. I really appreciated this, but I like endings,” he said. “I think they’re important to progress. I think if a lot of things had death clauses, we wouldn’t have a lot of problems in the world.”

Alessia Cara

Best new artist winner Alessia Cara fiddled with the microphone stand and joked, “You guys overestimated the height!”

>> PHOTOS: 2018 Grammy Awards

The singer said she’s working on a new album (“I’m proud of it – it’s honest”) and further explained her comment while accepting her award that all artists should be given a chance.

“In the music industry I think there are amazing artists who have started awesome trends who don’t get the same shot because they aren’t mainstream or not on the charts. Everyone should get one of these (a Grammy) and get acknowledged for the amazing work that they do.”

Rachel Bay Jones

Broadway actress Rachel Bay Jones, who played Ben Platt’s exasperated mother in “Dear Evan Hansen,” had nothing but love for her former co-star.

>> 2018 Grammys: Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar among winners

“Ben’s performance was gorgeous,” she said. She also had a good reason for preferring the Grammys be held in New York.

“We all did a matinee today, and L.A. would have been a little bit far for us to travel!”

“Dear Evan Hansen” won the Grammy for best musical theater album.

Chris Stapleton

A typically humble Chris Stapleton talked about his love of Tom Petty and performing a tribute to the singer during the telecast.

>> Kendrick Lamar, U2, Dave Chappelle open 2018 Grammys with political performance

"'Wildflowers' is my favorite album of all time. I judge all other things by that,” he said. “I got to be on tour with Tom this past year and the last thing he said to me was, ‘I hope we can do more of this again,’ and that was such a big thrill to me. It was really a hard for me to do tonight – I was tearing up a little bit before I walked out (to perform). We lost a lot of great artists last year. It’s been a rough year.”


Although Logic has captured millions of hearts with his “1-800-273-8255” suicide prevention anthem, the rapper was loose, jovial and candid backstage.

“I never in a million years though that song would take me here. I like to make fun songs. I always thought it was something like that kind of vibe that would get me on that stage.”

>> PHOTOS: Kendrick Lamar opens 2018 Grammys with The Edge, Bono, Dave Chappelle

Logic said the Recording Academy suggested he make some kind of speech during his live performance. “I’m not Tupac. I’m not this prophetic dude. I just want to make music and have fun; however, I have a power that a lot of people in this world don’t and I’ve been given a stage that 1 percent get, and I decided if I have this power, I’m going to use it for positivity and everybody is beautiful and the world isn’t equal – and I thought we should fight for that.

Regarding his bleeped comment, Logic said, “Regarding the president …I’m not a politician, but if that man can call those beautiful places [expletive], then I can say they are not [expletive] and they are amazing.”

Neil Portnow

Recording Academy president and CEO Neil Portnow said, when asked how he felt about Sunday’s ceremony, “If you put this show in a time capsule and you put it away and someone 50 years from now wants to say, ‘What was in like in America in 2017-18? What was the vibe? What were people thinking? I would say you could put this 3 ½-hour show on and you would know what people are thinking."

>> Maren Morris, Eric Church, Brothers Osborne pay tribute to Manchester, Las Vegas victims at Grammys

Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire is thrilled to be the first female Col. Sanders in new ads for Kentucky Fried Chicken.

>> Hillary Clinton, Cardi B, others read ‘Fire and Fury’ at 2018 Grammys

“When they asked, I said heck yeah, who wouldn’t want to be Col. Sanders? I grew up with KFC my whole life and then I saw the scripts and the concepts and I thought it was hysterical.”

Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett isn’t letting the fact that he’s 91 even nudge him toward retirement.

>> Jay-Z honored, stars celebrate at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala

“I’m still in top shape and when I get onstage to perform, I can’t wait. I’m going to keep going until I cut out.”

Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell bested the deceased Gregg Allman in both of his winning categories. But Isbell has the highest regard for the Southern rock icon.

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“His influence was huge on me. Some of the first music I learned to play were Allman Brothers records … Gregg and my wife (Amanda Shires) became really good friends, and when she got pregnant with our daughter, he still let her tour. He put his hand on her stomach and said, ‘It’s going to be a girl – I’m never wrong about these things.’”

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Grammys 2018: Bruno Mars makes magic, Kendrick Lamar scores, Jay-Z shut out

The 60th annual Grammy Awards were poised to be a showdown between hip-hop heavyweights Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z, who came in with a leading eight nominations to Lamar’s seven.

>> PHOTOS: 2018 Grammys red carpet

But it was more of a KO by Bruno Mars and Lamar, as Jay-Z left Sunday’s ceremony empty-handed and Mars and Lamar carried six and five trophies, respectively.

>> PHOTOS: 2018 Grammy Awards

Mars landed the high-profile album and record of the year (“24K Magic”), song of the year, best R&B performance and best R&B song (“That’s What I Like”) and best R&B album (“24K Magic”), while Lamar scored with best music video, best rap performance and best rap song for “Humble,” best rap/sung performance featuring Rihanna on “Loyalty” and best rap album for “Damn.”

>> 2018 Grammys: Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar among winners

“Rap music … showed me the true definition of what being an artist was. I thought it was about the accolades, but it’s about putting that paint on the canvas. Hip-hop has done that for me,” Lamar said from the stage at Madison Square Garden, before flashing a smile and adding, “Jay for president!”

>> Kendrick Lamar, U2, Dave Chappelle open 2018 Grammys with political performance

Lamar opened the show — in New York for the first time in 15 years — with a blistering medley of “XXX,” “DNA,” “New Freezer” and “King’s Dead.”

His fiery set, which offered pyro, marching soldiers and plenty of social commentary, scored pop-ups from Dave Chappelle, as well as U2’s Bono and The Edge.

>> PHOTOS: Kendrick Lamar opens 2018 Grammys with The Edge, Bono, Dave Chappelle

Host James Corden — back for a second year — aimed some city-centric jokes at Brooklyn native Jay-Z; presenters Tony Bennett and John Legend vamped on “New York, New York” (and the camera cut to a beleaguered-looking Jerry Seinfeld); and Sting, Shaggy and Corden engaged in a humorous takeoff of Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” feature with “Subway Karaoke.”

>> Maren Morris, Eric Church, Brothers Osborne honor Manchester, Las Vegas victims at Grammys

Ed Sheeran added two more Grammys to his collection, for best pop vocal album (“Divide”) and best pop solo performance (“Shape of You”), and the always-genuine Chris Stapleton scored a trifecta with best country album (“From a Room: Vol. 1”), best country solo performance (“Either Way”) and best country song (“Halos”).

>> Jay-Z honored, stars celebrate at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala

Politics entered more prominently later in the show, when Cuban-Mexican immigrant Camila Cabello introduced a U2 performance from a barge on the Hudson River, in view of the Statue of Liberty.

The Grammys also included a humorous bit of staged auditions for the spoken-word version of Michael Wolff’s controversial “Fire and Fury” book. Cher, Snoop Dogg, Cardi B and DJ Khaled read passages, but were upstaged by the final candidate — Hillary Clinton.

>> Hillary Clinton, Cardi B, others read ‘Fire and Fury’ at 2018 Grammys

Many performers also donned a white rose, which has been a symbol of the #TimesUp movement.

Janelle Monae introduced an emotional performance from Kesha, Cyndi Lauper, Julia Michaels, Andra Day and others with a powerful speech: “We come in peace, but we mean business. For those who would dare try to silence us, we have two words — time’s up!”

>> Inside the 2018 Grammys and its return to New York

Best new artist winner Alessia Cara said backstage that to her, wearing a white rose “means speaking up for women who don’t have a voice, who aren’t as lucky to have a platform like I do.”

As usual with the Grammys, live music provided the highlights, and while there were bright performances from newcomers SZA (“Broken Clocks”) and Cardi B with Mars (“Finesse”), the showstopping moment came from Broadway diva Patti LuPone, who rattled the rafters with a re-creation of her 1981 Grammy performance of “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” (in the original key, according to “Evita” mastermind Andrew Lloyd Webber).

>> Tina Turner and Queen among honorees for Lifetime Achievement Grammys

More impressive belting came from Lady Gaga, who played a white piano decorated with feathers and a giant set of wings, during “Joanne” and “Million Reasons,” while Pink also demonstrated that purity reigns with her “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken,” and Sting and bromance partner Shaggy added a touch of nostalgia with “Englishman in New York.”

The collective of Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris and Eric Church — who all performed during the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas in October — unveiled a heartfelt version of Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven” in honor of those gunned down during the last night of the event.

>> PHOTOS: 2018 Grammy nominees

And Logic, Cara and Khalid provided the coda to the In Memoriam segment with an affecting rendition of “1-800-273-8255,” their suicide prevention anthem, which ended with Logic ad-libbing, “Bring us your tired, your poor and any immigrant who seeks refuge.”

During the “Premiere Ceremony,” trophies for 75 of the 84 categories were distributed a few hours before the telecast in The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

>> Zac Brown Band is ready for its Grammy close-up

The Atlanta hard rock mainstay, Mastodon, scored its inaugural Grammy with “Sultan’s Curse” in best metal performance.

Backstage, drummer Brann Dailor, guitarist Bill Kelliher and bassist Troy Sanders cradled their Grammy gold (guitarist Brent Hinds wasn’t feeling well, Dailor said, and didn’t make the trip).

>> 2018 Grammys: Mastodon, the ‘weirdo heavy rock band,’ up for two awards

Childish Gambino — aka Donald Glover — also nabbed his first career Grammy for best traditional R&B performance for “Redbone.”

The singer/rapper/actor earned five Grammy nominations this year and impressed with his falsetto on a seductive performance of “Terrified.”

>> Alicia Keys hints at new music at Grammy event

Backstage, he said the evening felt “surreal” and confirmed his plans to say goodbye to Childish Gambino.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit bested the late Gregg Allman in two categories in which they shared a nomination — best American roots song (“If We Were Vampires”) and best Americana album (“The Nashville Sound”).

>> Grammys give R&B and hip hop some shine with 2018 nominations

Backstage, a respectful Isbell said Allman’s influence was “huge on me. … Some of the first music I learned to play were Allman Brothers records.”

Reba McEntire delivered one of the most memorable speeches of the ceremony after winning for best roots gospel album (“Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope”).

>> Read more trending news 

“Our job in the entertainment business is to heal hearts and to help other people,” she said. “Music is so healing.”

The eligibility period for the 2018 awards was Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017.

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JAY-Z calls Trump’s Haiti, African comments ‘hurtful,’ Trump tweets response

After JAY-Z went on “The Van Jones Show” Saturday on CNN and called President Donald Trump’s alleged comments on Haiti and some African countries “hurtful,” Trump responded on Twitter.

Jones asked the rapper for his thoughts on Trump’s alleged comments, which JAY-Z also said were disappointing.

The rapper responded to Trump’s claims of lowering the African-American employment rate by saying that putting money in the pockets of African-Americans through a surging economy doesn’t excuse disparaging remarks.

“Money doesn’t equate to happiness,” JAY-Z said.

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“Everyone feels anger (about Trump’s alleged  comments), but after the anger it’s really hurtful because he’s looking down on a whole population of people and he’s so misinformed because these places have beautiful people,” JAY-Z said.

The rapper likened the problem of racism in America to trash.

“You don’t take the trash out. You keep spraying whatever over it to make it acceptable and then, you know, as those things grow, then you create a superbug. And then now we have Donald Trump, the superbug.”

“Donald Trump is a human being, too. Somewhere along his lineage something happened to him ... and he’s in pain and he’s expressing it in this sort of way,” he continued.

Trump reacted to the CNN interview early on Sunday.

“Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!” he tweeted.

Trump followed that with another tweet about the state of the economy.

Jay-Z honored, stars celebrate at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala

For decades, Clive Davis’ annual Pre-Grammy Gala has been one of the toughest tickets to score during the run-up to the awards show.

>> PHOTOS: 2018 Grammy nominees

At Saturday night’s bash at the Sheraton Times Square, fans clamored in the lobby of the hotel, craning to catch a glimpse of familiar New York faces including Jerry Seinfeld, Tina Fey and Paul Shaffer.

A few floors up, Davis, the 85-year-old music impresario and founder of Arista Records, presided over the event that kicked off with a performance from longtime friend (and, incidentally, the artist who gave Davis the idea to host a party before the Grammys all those years ago) Barry Manilow, who honored his Brooklyn roots with “This Is My Town,” from his current album of New York-themed songs, and the iconic “New York, New York.”

Others on the performance lineup included Atlanta rap trio Migos (nominated for two Grammys), the thrice-nominated Luis Fonsi (of “Despacito” fame), Logic and Gladys Knight.

>> Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, SZA among 2018 Grammy nominees

The Davis shindig has also served as the backdrop to the presentation of the annual Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award. On Saturday, the honor was bestowed on Jay-Z for his contributions to music and business.

The superstar rapper – who is nominated for a leading eight awards at Sunday’s Grammy ceremony – didn’t walk the red carpet, but slipped in to be seated with wife Beyoncé.

>> Grammys give R&B and hip hop some shine with 2018 nominations

Before the ceremony, Neil Portnow, president of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, said that typically, the Industry Icons awarded are those on the executive side of the business.

But, he said, “When I thought of this year, being in New York, being an anniversary (of the Grammys) ... Jay is left brain, right brain, a brilliant genius. Not only has he influenced music through his music, but he’s influenced the music business through his vision.”

Here are some other tidbits from attendees on the red carpet:

Charles Kelley

Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley said he will always be a diehard Georgia Bulldogs fan, but the team’s National Championship loss was “a bit of a gut punch.”

“I drove down with Jason (Aldean) on his bus and Thomas Rhett was in another bus behind us and we were all excited. It happened so fast. We were literally turning around high fiving when we sacked (Alabama’s) quarterback and we turned around and the ball was in the air, caught, and (the loss) happened so fast.”

>> Grammy Awards 2018: What time, what channel, who is nominated, who will perform

Kelley will be at the Grammys on Sunday with bandmate Dave Haywood, but not Hillary Scott, who is due to give birth to twins “any minute.”

Kelley is excited about Lady Antebellum’s two nominations, and even though the band is competing with fellow Georgians the Zac Brown Band in one category, Kelly isn’t too nervous.

“I love Zac Brown. Honestly, he’s so talented. But I’m just gonna sit back and watch Chris Stapleton win everything.”

Diane Warren

Songwriting maven Diane Warren is nominated for a Grammy AND an Oscar for “Stand Up for Something,” which she co-wrote with Common (who performs on the song with Andra Day).

>> Alicia Keys hints at new music at Grammy event

“The song’s really connected,” she said, noting its use with the NAACP, CNN’s “Heroes Tribute” and the “Time’s Up” and #MeToo movements. “There’s nothing like the power of music…It’s so timely with what’s going on with this administration and our rights – and it’s all kinds of rights. I’m also a big animal rights person.”

Shelly Peiken

Another top songwriter, Shelly Peiken (Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, Demi Lovato), is nominated for best spoken word album for “Confessions Of A Serial Songwriter” and said while rap isn’t one of her genres, it’s an “unbelievable art form.”

>> Inside the 2018 Grammys and their return to New York

“It’s loosened up the conversational nature of pop songwriting and it’s loosened up tight rhymes and given us so much more territory to explore. I think rap has been very liberating.” What’s changed in pop music, she thinks, is, “it’s very fast-paced, and we just move from song to song.”

Luis Fonsi

Luis Fonsi was inescapable last year with his Justin Bieber-guesting hit, “Despacito.” But he’s hardly the overnight sensation some might think, having toiled in the music business for two decades.

>> 2018 Grammys: Mastodon, the ‘weirdo heavy rock band,’ up for two awards

“It’s been a wild ride. I’m trying to take it all in and enjoy every second of it,” he said. “I talk about this every day – I’ve done 10 albums, tours, I’ve been through the ups the downs. You get to appreciate how hard it is to be at the top and how grateful you have to be to be given this opportunity. I’m very happy that it came at this point in my career, that I have a family that I can celebrate it with. My kids, even though they’re very young, I hope that one day when they grow up they’ll be proud of their Pops.”

Tony Danza

Tony Danza is starring in a new Netflix series, “The Good Cop,” in which he stars with Josh Groban.

>> Zac Brown Band is ready for its Grammy close-up

“Josh is terrific,” he said. “I just wrote him an email the other day that I was so impressed with not only his work, but his work ethic. He’s gonna surprise a lot of people because he’s funny and touching and smart and he does it all without singing.”

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber is excited to see a smidgen of Broadway make it to the Grammy stage, when Patti LuPone – with whom he famously feuded in the mid-‘90s – reprises her 1981 Grammy performance of “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” from “Evita.”

“I saw a run-through a couple of days ago. They’re taking an awful lot of trouble over it and I’m deeply grateful.”

>> Read more trending news 

Webber confirmed that his relationship with LuPone has been mended.

“I had to congratulate Patti that not only is she singing (the song) in the original key – which is something some of the Evitas of her time would not get anywhere near – but I think just based on the short time that we worked together, I think her voice is in the best shape I ever saw it. It’s lovely to have worked with her again.”

50 Cent 'forgot' about his bitcoin collection that's now worth millions

Rapper 50 Cent just realized he had more cash stashed away than he thought. He “forgot” about a bitcoin collection that’s now worth millions, according to reports.

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The artist is the first rapper to accept the cryptocurrency as payment for his 2014 “Animal Ambition” album, according to TMZ. At the time, each bitcoin was worth $662, leaving 50 Cent with 700 bitcoins valued at approximately $463,000 in sales.

He left the money in his account for years, and the current value of each coin is now $11,000. That brings the musician’s new total to $7 million. And apparently, he didn’t notice until recently.

In a now-deleted Instagram post of TMZ’s article, he wrote "Not Bad for a kid from South Side, I'm so proud of me." He also added a comment below the upload that read “I’m a keep it real. I forgot I did that.”

>> How 50 Cent spends his Sundays

Coincidentally, “Animal Ambition” was actually his lowest-selling LP, and he filed for bankruptcy a few years ago. He’s been in the clear since 2017 and has invested in several new business ventures, including Effen Vodka and the hit Starz TV show “Power.” His newfound stash is his latest. 

Police plan to ramp up security at Jackson Browne concert in Florida after threat

There will be increased security during singer-songwriter Jackson Browne’s concert Tuesday evening at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts after a threat was made at a northwest Indiana church known for its progressive stands on racial and social justice issues, the Orlando Police Department said.

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Police said banners with racist and anti-gay messages were discovered Sunday attached to a fence outside the Unitarian Universalist Church in West Lafayette, Indiana, which is about 70 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

The banners were discovered the morning after the church hosted a “Resistance Fair,” which included left-leaning groups that oppose President Donald Trump's agenda.

One banner included a slur against gays and lesbians; the second had slurs against racial minorities, gays and lesbians.

The second one also referenced Browne, while the other included the date Jan. 23 and the message "die Orlando just like Los (sic) Vegas,” referencing Browne’s appearance in Orlando.

The other wording appears to refer to the sniper who opened fire in October from a high-rise hotel in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and injuring more than 800 others.

West Lafayette police said they are investigating the incident and have notified the FBI.

Orlando police officials said they are in communication with police in Indiana.

“The safety and security of our guests, colleagues and artists is our highest priority,” Lorri Shaban, spokeswoman for the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, said in an emailed statement. “We were made aware of the situation Sunday night and have been working closely with law enforcement to ensure a safe, secure environment for the concert.”

Those who purchased tickets for the concert but don't feel safe may call the venue's box office for a refund, Shaban said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Migos producer arrested, accused of driving 125 mph on Georgia freeway

A record label co-owner and producer credited with the speedy success of Atlanta-based Migos is facing charges after his alleged speed behind the wheel caught the attention of Alpharetta, Georgia, police.

>> Watch the news report here

Dashcam video obtained by WSB-TV’s Mike Petchenik shows officers pulling over Pierre “Pee” Thomas last Sunday. Thomas, the chief executive of record label Quality Control, has produced records for rappers such as Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby and Rich the Kid.

The officer "observed a red SUV traveling at a high rate of speed,” said Officer Jason Muenzer. “He noticed the vehicle was going about 100 mph.”

Muenzer said the officer got on Ga. 400 near Old Milton Parkway and began following Thomas north.

“That officer tried to catch up to the vehicle, but he himself got up to about 120, 125 (mph) and even then, the officer noticed the vehicle was pulling away from him.”

Eventually, video shows Thomas pull over off McFarland Parkway in Forsyth County.

He told officers he was heading home from the studio.

>> Read more trending news 

“When the officer approached the vehicle, the driver acted as though he didn’t see the officer,” Muenzer said. “The only excuse he had was he didn’t see the officer and he wanted to get home.”

On the dashcam video, the officer questioned Thomas and his speed.

“What were you doing going that fast, man?” he can be heard asking. “You were pulling away from me. I was doing 120 (mph) just trying to catch up to you. You were pulling away from me.”

Officers would later handcuff Thomas and take him to the North Fulton Jail annex on reckless driving charges.

Police told Petchenik this arrest was just one of a series recently on the busy highway.

“It’s getting old,” Muenzer said. “Those speeds, the slightest crack, the slightest item in the roadway, road debris, you can lose control of your vehicle.”

Thomas’ attorney, Drew Findling, told Petchenik that his client was not impaired and complied with officers.

“We will go to court in the city of Alpharetta and look forward to putting this matter behind him,” Findling said. “We will resolve it in court.”

– The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contributed to this report.

Hall and Oates, Train to kick off summer arena tour together

First it was Journey and Def Leppard, now Hall and Oates and Train have announced the bands will be doing a tour together this summer.

According to Rolling Stone, both groups will play full sets before they both take the stage for the finale. 

Tickets go on sale for most of the North American tour dates on Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. on Live Nation.

>> Read more trending news 

Philadelphia’s May 26 date will also be the resurrection of “HoagieNation Festival,” a festival held by Daryl Hall and John Oates that is, according to Rolling Stone, a “celebration of food, music and culture.”

Related: Journey, Def Leppard joining up for North American tour

Train will be promoting “A Girl, a Bottle, a Boat,” the band’s 10th album and first top 10 album since “Bulletproof Picasso” in 2014.

Hall and Oates haven’t made an album since 2006’s “Home for Christmas,” but both have produced solo work. They toured North America with Tears for Fears last year, Spin reported.

Tour dates:

5/1 - Sacramento, Calif., Golden 1 - Center5/4 - San Jose, Calif.,  SAP Center5/6 - Anaheim, Calif., Honda Center5/8 - Salt Lake City, Vivint Smart Home Arena5/10 - Denver, Pepsi Center5/12 - St. Louis, Scottrade Center5/16 - St. Paul, Minn.,  Xcel Energy Center5/18 - Chicago, United Center5/20 - Detroit, Little Caesars Arena5/22 - Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arena5/24 - Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Arena5/26 - Philadelphia, HoagieNation Festival6/5 - Toronto, Air Canada Centre6/7 - Boston, Xfinity Center6/9 - Pittsburgh, PPG Paints Arena6/11 - Washington, DC,Capital One Arena6/14 - New York, Madison Square Garden6/18 - Charlotte, N.C., Spectrum Center6/20 - Atlanta, Infinite Energy Center 6/22 - Tampa, Fla., Amalie Arena6/24 - Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., BB&T Center6/26 - Orlando, Fla., Amway Center6/28 - New Orleans, Smoothie King Center6/30 - Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena7/13 - Montreal, Bell Centre7/15 - Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena7/18 - Omaha, Neb., CenturyLink Center7/20 - Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center7/22 - Oklahoma City, Chesapeake Energy Arena7/24 - Dallas, American Airlines Center7/26 - Houston, Toyota Center7/28 - Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center7/31 - Los Angeles, The Forum8/4 - San Diego, Viejas Arena8/7 - Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena8/9 - Portland, Ore., Moda Center8/11 - Seattle, KeyArena


Kendrick Lamar will return to Atlanta with SZA, Schoolboy Q and others on Top Dawg roster

Kendrick Lamar recently played Atlanta for the CFP National Championship concert. (Akili-Casundria Ramsess/Eye of Ramsess Media)


The Top Dawg Entertainment roster – Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Sir and Lance Skiiwalker – are taking to the road this summer for “TDE: The Championship Tour.”

The show will visit Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on May 25. Tickets will go on sale at noon Jan. 26 via or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Prices are TBA.

Lamar, who is nominated for seven Grammy Awards at this weekend’s ceremony in New York, will also perform on the broadcast. The lauded rapper recently made headlines as the first artist to perform during halftime at the College Football Playoff National Championship; he played a free, nine-minute set at Centennial Olympic Park.

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  TDE 2018 TOUR DATES: DATE CITY VENUE Fri-May 04 Vancouver, BC* Rogers Arena Sat-May 05 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre Sun-May 06 Portland, OR Sunlight Supply Amphitheater Tue-May 08 Oakland, CA* Oracle Arena Thu-May 10 Los Angeles, CA* The Forum Sun-May 13 San Diego, CA Mattress Firm Amphitheatre Mon-May 14 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion Tue-May 15 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater Thu-May 17 Dallas, TX Starplex Pavilion Fri-May 18 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater Sat-May 19 Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman Tue-May 22 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Wed-May 23 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre Fri-May 25 Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood Sat-May 26 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Sun-May 27 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach Tue-May 29 New York, NY* Madison Square Garden Wed-May 30 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater Fri-Jun 01 Bristow, VA (DC) Jiffy Lube Live Sat-Jun 02 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium Sun-Jun 03 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Tue-Jun 05 Boston, MA Xfinity Center Thu-Jun 07 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre Fri-Jun 08 Philadelphia, PA BB&amp;T Pavilion Sat-Jun 09 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center Tue-Jun 12 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage Wed-Jun 13 Detroit, MI* DTE Energy Music Theatre Fri-Jun 15 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Sat-Jun 16 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion


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