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Published: Tuesday, 12/18/2012

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Kid Rock to bring tour to Toledo on March 22

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Kid Rock performs a concert before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., on Nov. 18. Tickets for his Toledo show go on sale Friday. Kid Rock performs a concert before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., on Nov. 18. Tickets for his Toledo show go on sale Friday.
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Michigan’s Kid Rock is bringing his Rebel Soul tour to Toledo on March 22 and tickets go on sale to the general public Friday at 10 a.m.

Rock’s show at the Huntington Center will feature new material from his 2012 release “Rebel Soul.” His shows at the Huntington Center in 2011 were high-powered incendiary concerts and he is pretty much a guaranteed sell-out in Toledo, which is a stronghold of Rock fans.

His current single “Let’s Ride” is climbing the radio chart while the video for that single and “Cucci Galore” debuted on KidRock.com. The album debuted a week ago at number five on the Billboard chart.

Opening acts for the concert are Buckcherry and Hellbound Glory.

Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, and the Huntington Center Box Office. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show range from $59 to $85.

Clarkson engaged

Kelly Clarkson, who became the first contestant to win American Idol a decade ago and went on to several chart-topping successes, has gotten engaged to her boyfriend, the singer said in a Twitter message on Saturday.

Clarkson, 30, previously revealed she had been dating talent manager Brandon Blackstock since early this year. Blackstock is the stepson of country singer Reba McEntire.

Clarkson’s album “Stronger” hit No. 2 last year on the Billboard 200 sales chart, and she in previous years topped pop charts with her songs “My Life Would Suck Without You” and “A Moment Like This.”

Clinton documentary

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese is making a documentary on Bill Clinton for HBO.

HBO announced Monday that Scorsese is producing and directing the film, with Clinton’s cooperation.

The network did not announce an anticipated air date for the show on the nation’s 42nd president, who was in office from 1993 to 2001.

Earlier this year HBO aired a documentary on Clinton’s immediate predecessor, George H.W. Bush.

Millennial network

Participant Media plans to launch a cable network aimed at viewers 18 to 34 years old with programming it describes as inspiring and thought-provoking.

The as-yet-unnamed network is set to start next summer with an initial reach of 40 million subscribers, the company announced Monday.

Targeting so-called millennials, Participant is developing a program slate with such producers as Brian Graden, Morgan Spurlock, and Brian Henson of the Jim Henson Company.

Parent company Participant Media has produced a number of fiction and nonfiction films including Charlie Wilson’s War, An Inconvenient Truth, and Steven Spielberg’s current biopic Lincoln.

‘SNL’ gets serious

Saturday Night Live made a rare departure from its comedic opening to pay tribute to the children and adults killed at a Connecticut elementary school.

Not known for treating anything seriously or tenderly, the show made a fitting exception during the first moments of its show Saturday. Rather than the usual comedic sketch, a children’s choir appeared on camera and angelically sang “Silent Night,” with the touching refrain, “Sleep in heavenly peace.”

Then the members of the New York City Children’s Chorus shouted out the NBC show’s time-honored introduction: “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”

Later, the chorus returned to join musical guest Paul McCartney in a rendition of his “Wonderful Christmas Time.”

Stars dropping by for the special Christmas SNL included Samuel L. Jackson, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, Kristen Wiig, Jimmy Fallon, and Tina Fey. The guest host was Martin Short.



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