Alicia Keys cancels Cleveland show
CLEVELAND — Singer Alicia Keys scrapped Thursday night’s concert in Cleveland, after canceling a show in Pittsburgh earlier in the week. A message posted on Keys’ Web site says the Grammy winner is sidelined with swollen vocal cords.
She still expects to play in Columbus Saturday night, and fans who were planning to see the show at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center will have their tickets honored at Value City Arena in Columbus. Or, they can get a refund at point of purchase.
Court overrules decision to deny Snoop a visa
LONDON — A British court has overruled the government’s decision to deny Snoop Dogg a visa after he was involved in an airport lounge brawl in 2006. The Guardian newspaper says a panel of immigration judges has rejected an attempt by Britain’s Home Office to keep the 36-year-old U.S. rapper out of the country. A lower court ruled in January that Snoop hadn’t started or been responsible for any public disorder.
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