29 for a special show. Post to Facebook Celine Dion to perform NYC concert for superfans on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1g6Cxb2 Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Celine Dion to perform NYC concert for superfans Haley Blum, USA TODAY 2:40 p.m. EDT October 11, 2013 The free Pandora-sponsored show in New York City will celebrate her new album, ‘Loved Me Back to Life.’ Celine Dion performs on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City on July 27, 2013. (Photo: ClEment Allard, AP) SHARE 293 CONNECT 30 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE If you’re 21 or older, live in the tri-state area, have added a Celine Dion station on Pandora and consider yourself a passionate fan of the Canadian singer you may be in luck. Internet radio Pandora is bringing Dion to New York City’s Edison Ballroom on Oct. 29 for a special show in its Pandora Presents series. The concert, in anticipation of Dion’s upcoming album, Loved Me Back to Life, is free. The catch? You need to meet the qualifications above in order for Pandora to consider handing you an invitation.
Lower attendance, concert participation at HOT Fair
Lower attendance, concert participation at HOT Fair By REGINA DENNIS email@example.com Waco Tribune-Herald A Heart O Texas Fair & Rodeo official says rain once again is the primary culprit for lower attendance at this years fair. Overall attendance for the fair, which ended Saturday, reached 185,000, a 5 percent drop from last years numbers. This is the second consecutive year of decreased attendance. Wes Allison, CEO of Extraco Events Center, which organizes the fair, said gate admission was on track to surpass last years total of 198,552 fairgoers until rain showers on the final Saturday slowed participation. We were rolling along pretty good, but I cant control the weather and Im not going to try because I havent figured out how to do that, Allison said. I probably wouldnt be in the fair business if I could control the weather. Allison said the fair also used to pass out about 5,000 free admission tickets to participants in the annual downtown HOT Fair parade, which was canceled this year because of safety concerns, and that would have boosted attendance. The events center this year also ended an annual promotion with Cefco convenience stores that would distribute about 6,000 free admission passes to the opening Sneak-a-Peek night. That event brought in about 5,400 visitors this year, nearly 3,000 less than the number of people who typically would attend the Sneak-a-Peek. Allison said the decision to end the free Cefco coupon was to weed out residents who would come only to cause trouble with no intention of actually participating in the carnival. Gang activity also has become a concern in recent years, Allison said. Those adjustments were among a number of changes that impacted turnout for some fair attractions. The fairs HOT Concert Series covered only two nights this year and brought in about 2,500 participants, compared to 4,500 concert attendees during three nights during the inaugural series last year. The coliseum of the Extraco Events Center can accommodate as many as 4,000 people for concerts, Allison said. HOT Concert Series tickets are not included in fair admission.
Seasoned performer Selena Gomez fell off stage during her Oct. 10 concert in Fairfax, Va., while singing her new single, “Slow Down.” The former Disney star’s misstep happened towards the end of the tune and she recovered quickly, shaking fans’ hands as she got up. PHOTOS: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez: The way they were Gomez is currently in the middle of her Stars Dance Tour, promoting her album of the same name, which was released in July 2013. After the album produced excellent record sales, scoring a No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart for the first time, Gomez went back on her former claim that she would be taking a hiatus from music to focus on acting. Selena Gomez falls on stage in recent concert. Credit: Harry Woods/WireImage PHOTOS: Selena Gomez’s red carpet style “I was just telling everyone that I’m probably going to release another record next year,” the 21-year-old told Idolator in August 2013 . Stars Dance sold 97,000 copies in its first week. It is her solo debut album and by far the most successful one she has released thus far. Prior to going solo the “Come & Get It” singer was in the group Selena Gomez & the Scene, which released three records. PHOTOS: Celebrity PDA In her personal life, Gomez is best known for dating pop star-turned-bad boy Justin Bieber on and off for the past two years. The now-single star had little time for a dating life with her hectic schedule, but she did recently admit to having a major crush on rapper Drake . The Stars Dance Tour wraps up in late November 2013.