The Monkees postpone dates after Nesmith is ill


The Monkees postpone dates after Nesmith is ill

PHILADELPHIA

The Monkees have postponed the last four dates of their tour after guitarist Mike Nesmith became ill.

The band posted on Facebook on Thursday that Nesmith had “a minor health issue” before a show in Philadelphia and was advised to “rest for the next week.” The 75-year-old has returned to his home in California.

Nesmith has been performing past hits in “The Monkees Present: The Mike & Micky Show” tour with 73-year-old bandmate Micky Dolenz.

The group says shows in Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey will be rescheduled.

The Monkees were formed in 1965 for a television series and included Peter Tork and Davy Jones. Their hits include “Daydream Believer,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday” and “Last Train to Clarksville.”

McCartney drives down memory lane for ‘Carpool Karaoke’

NEW YORK

It had been a magical mystery tour as Paul McCartney led James Corden through his hometown of Liverpool during a “Carpool Karaoke “ segment on CBS’ “The Late Late Show.”

Thursday’s program wrapped up a weeklong stay in London, and the 76-year-old Beatles legend joined Corden for a drive.

In between songs, McCartney autographs the Penny Lane wall and visits his childhood home. Corden chokes up as McCartney explains how a dream about his late mother led to the lyrics for “Let It Be.”

The pair ends up at a pub, where Corden serves as bartender and encourages patrons to use the jukebox. When one does, a curtain dropped and revealed McCartney on stage with a band. He sings some of his old hits before inviting Corden onstage for “Hey Jude.”

3 Md. schools to revoke Cosby’s honorary degrees

BALTIMORE

The University System of Maryland says three universities are rescinding honorary degrees awarded to Bill Cosby.

The Baltimore Sun reports the System’s Board of Regents announced the revocations Friday. The board says it received requests to revoke the degrees after Cosby was convicted in April of multiple counts of sexual assault. The requests were submitted by the University of Baltimore, the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

System Chancellor Robert Caret says the revocations send a message that “sexual misconduct will not be tolerated, much less honored.”

Cosby faces sentencing Sept. 24 on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004.

Associated Press

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