ENTERTAINMENT NEWS | Neal McCoy concert at Mountaineer


Neal McCoy concert at Mountaineer


Country singer Neal McCoy will come to The Harv at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort on May 7.

Tickets are on sale at moreatmountaineer.com, etix.com, at the Mountaineer Players Club, or by calling Mountaineer at 800-804-0468, ext. 8297. Seating is general admission by section with prices set at $49.99, $39.99, $29.99 and $19.99.

Kings Island settles suit over coaster


A final lawsuit has been settled against Kings Island amusement park nearly five years after its Son of Beast wooden roller coaster ride injured more than two dozen people.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the suit was settled Monday, averting a trial scheduled for this week in Warren County. The newspaper reports that terms were not disclosed.

Injured rider 20-year-old Jonathan Yanik of Ashland, Ky., had sued the Mason, Ohio, park over a shoulder injury. His was the last remaining of five suits brought against the park.

Three others were settled, and a fourth ended with a judgment of about $76,000 in compensatory damages against the park followed by a settlement.

The coaster has been closed on-and-off since it opened in 2000. It most recently has been closed since 2009, when a woman said a blood vessel burst in her brain while she was riding.

Elton John, Mirren set to host ’SNL’


NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” has lined up Elton John and Helen Mirren for hosting duties on back-to-back shows in April.

The network announced Tuesday that John will pull double duty on April 2. He’ll host and share the stage with fellow musical guest Leon Russell. John will debut as host. It’s his first return to the show in nearly three decades.

On April 9, the Oscar-winning Mirren will make her “SNL” debut, with musical guest the Foo Fighters.

“Saturday Night Live” airs on Saturdays at 11:30 p.m.

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