October 25, 2012 |
In returning near Hollywood, the Breeders' Cup has embraced the magnet of celebrity by starting an “ambassadors program.” The inaugural group includes former Dodgers manager Joe Torre, actress Bo Derek, pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek, sports talk host Jim Rome, singer Toby Keith and University of Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino. The group, joined by celebrity cook Bobby Flay, actress Elizabeth Banks, actress/singer Laura Bell Bundy and New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, will serve as spokespersons for the Nov. 2-3 event at Santa Anita Park and help with promotion.
October 9, 2012 |
Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum and the Zac Brown Band will anchor the 2013 edition of the country-focused Stagecoach festival, which once again will be held over three late April days at the Empire Polo Grounds in the desert city of Indio. Now in its seventh year, the Goldenvoice-produced festival takes a wide-open view of roots music, booking contemporary Nashville acts alongside legends and newcomers. The event will take place April 26-28, the weekend directly following next year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
July 8, 2010 |
One of the most electrifying moments at this year's Stagecoach country music festival had nothing to do with the high-wattage, big-budget stage productions that accompanied performances by the event's main attractions, Toby Keith, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland. In fact, it came as the result of a technological breakdown. Inside a tent with the noontime sun blazing above, Louisiana singer and songwriter Mary Gauthier was in the middle of a song from her new album, "The Foundling," when a loud pop was heard over the PA, and then the sound system died.
June 9, 2010
SERIES MythBusters: The team explores myths and misconceptions surrounding the flu (9 p.m. Discovery). I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant: The reality series returns with new episodes (9 p.m. TLC). Happy Town: Rachel (Amy Acker) is eager to flee Haplin after her terrifying kidnapping experience in this new episode of the mystery drama (10 p.m. ABC). Monsters Inside Me: The docu-medical series about parasites and the people who suffer them is back for another season (10 p.m. Animal Planet)
December 19, 2009
Top North American tours of the decade Band Gross Band Gross 1. Dave Matthews Band 529.1 26. Barry Manilow 173.9 2. Celine Dion 522.2 27. Bob Dylan 161.1 3. Kenny Chesney 455.6 28. "American Idols Live" 156.8 4. Bruce Springsteen 444.3 29. Ozzfest 154.9 5. Rolling Stones ...
December 12, 2009
Keith pulls for 'our team' There's no reason to apologize for supporting U.S. war efforts, American country singer Toby Keith said Friday, just hours before performing at the annual Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway. Keith, whose 2002 saber-rattling hit "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)" was inspired by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, said he stands by President Obama's decision to send 30,000 troops to Afghanistan. Keith's appearance at the downtown Oslo Spektrum arena had been questioned by Norwegians dismayed that a performer known for a fervent pro-war anthem was playing at a show focused on peace.
September 20, 2009 |
Former Dodger Brad Penny had already given up a grand slam, back-to-back homers, seven runs total, and the third inning wasn't over Saturday as he walked off the mound. Welcome back to Dodger Stadium, Penny having his way with the Dodgers in San Francisco six days ago, but now hearing from Toby Keith over the sound system singing, "I ain't as good as I once was." And now you know why I told Joe Torre he's nuts. The Dodgers are a different at home. They had the best record in baseball for much of this season because they are different at home.
December 27, 2007 |
Country singer Toby Keith, his mother and his siblings have been awarded $2.8 million in damages in the 2001 collision that killed the country music star's father. A jury returned the verdict against Elias Rodriguez and Pedro Rodriguez, operators of Rodriguez Transportes of Tulsa, Okla., and the Republic Western Insurance Co. According to evidence presented at trial, a charter bus owned by the Rodriguezes was "in urgent need" of brake repairs before H.K.