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By Rich Heldenfels Published: March 6, 2014

Those of you who remember David Bianculli from his print days, including here at the Beacon Journal, may be amused by this profile.

Hitfix.com notes that today is the 16th anniversary of the premiere of "The Big Lebowski." That, of course, reminded me of Medina Sod, and a column I did on it some years ago. You can find that here.

Lindsay Lohan has set a guest shot on "2 Broke Girls" on April 14. According to CBS, "She will play Claire Guinness, a soon-to-be-bride who asks Max and Caroline to make her wedding cake.  As Max and Caroline get to know her, it quickly becomes clear that Claire has trouble making decisions."

This announcement comes as Lohan's reality series for OWN is set to premiereon Sunday. Here's an illuminating clip of that project:
 

 

 

Queen and Adam Lambert have announced a summer tour. No Northeast Ohio dates yet. But here's the announcement and the schedule as of now:

Queen + Adam Lambert will reign over a highly anticipated North American summer tour starting at the United Center in Chicago on Thursday, June 19. Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert will come together for the first time in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Dallas and more. The 19-date tour wraps Sunday, July 20 in Washington, DC at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, their only outdoor summer concert. The tour is presented by Live Nation.

 

Tickets will be on sale beginning Friday, March 14 through the Live Nation mobile app and at Livenation.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, March 10 at 10am local time in the USA and Tuesday March 11th at 10am local time in Canada.

 

Queen + Adam Lambert received glowing reviews for their performance together at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last September, triggering a conversation between Adam, Roger and Brian to take the show on the road. Rolling Stone said, “Lambert astounded the audience on songs like ‘We Will Rock You’ and the closing ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’. It was the most anticipated act of the night.” Billboard claimed, “…Queen effectively stole the show, with timeless songs that music fans of all genres can sing along to” and the Hollywood Reporter exclaimed, “Adam Lambert, Queen bring down the iHeart house. With the perfect mix of rock attitude mixed with style, theatricality, sex appeal and impressive vocal gymnastics, [Lambert] took the band’s music to new heights.”

 

The threesome first shared the stage during American Idol in May 2009 for a performance of “We Are The Champions”. They teamed up again in 2011 at the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast, Ireland for an electrifying eight-minute finale of “The Show Must Go On”, “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions” and in the summer of 2012, Lambert performed a series of shows with Queen across Europe as well as dates in Russia, Ukraine and Poland. They also performed three sold-out gigs at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

 

"Let's ROCK those beautiful arenas JUST ONE MORE TIME!” said Brian May. “I'm completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon,” added Lambert. “The thought of sharing the stage for a full set in North America is so beautifully surreal. I'm honored to be able to pay my respects to Freddie's memory; he's a personal hero of mine, and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for fans of this legendary band. I know this tour will be a huge milestone for me, and with the support of Brian, Roger and the rest of the band, I feel like magic will be on display.” ...

 

 

TOUR DATES

6/19 Chicago United Center

6/21 Winnipeg MTS Centre

6/23 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre

6/24 Edmonton Rexall Place

6/26 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome

6/28 Vancouver Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

7/1 San Jose SAP Center

7/3 Los Angeles The Forum

7/5 Las Vegas The Joint

7/6 Las Vegas The Joint

7/9 Houston Toyota Center

7/10 Dallas American Airlines Center

7/12 Detroit The Palace of Auburn Hills

7/13 Toronto Air Canada Centre

7/14 Montreal Bell Centre

7/16 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center

7/17 New York Madison Square Garden

7/19 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

7/20 Washington, DC Merriweather Post Pavilion


 

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