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Bruce Springsteen will be interviewed by Tom Hanks on April 28th at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre. The chat, which takes place at 5:00 pm, is part of the “Tribeca Talks” series at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, which will run from April 19th through 30th. The New York Times reported, “Other participants include Jon Favreau in conversation with Scarlett Johansson, Noah Baumbach with Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand in conversation with Robert Rodriguez,” among others. The full lineup and tickets are at

Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees will air on CBS on April 16th. The show, which was taped last February 14th at L.A.’s Microsoft Theatre, follows the previous three annual Grammy televised salutes — Stevie Wonder: ‘Songs In The Key Of Life’; The Beatles: The Night That Changed America; and Sinatra 100 – An All-Star Grammy Concert.
Vintage Vinyl News posted the setlist for the special:

“Medley: Stayin’ Alive/Tragedy/How Deep Is Your Love/Night Fever” – Demi Lovato, Tori Kelly, Little Big Town, & Andra Day
“To Love Somebody” – Keith Urban
“Massachusetts” – Ed Sheeran
“Lonely Days” – Panic! At The Disco
“Tragedy” – Tori Kelly
“How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” – John Legend & Stevie Wonder
“Islands In The Stream” – Kelsea Ballerini & Thomas Rhett
“Immortality” – Celine Dion
“Night Fever” – DNCE
“If I Can’t Have You” – Demi Lovato
“More Than A Woman” – Jason Derulo & Tavares
“How Deep Is Your Love” – Little Big Town
“Love So Right” – Andra Day
“I Just Want To Be Your Everything” – Nick Jonas
“Too Much Heaven” – Pentatonix
“Emotion” – Katharine McPhee
“Jive Talkin'” and “You Should Be Dancing” – Barry Gibb

Coming in May is an official Queen version of Monopoly. Like the recent Beatles version, the Queen game will feature the group’s history within the playing rules “from their very first (show) at Imperial College in 1970 to their last with Freddie Mercury at Knebworth Park in 1986.” The new Queen rules include “buying gig locations and hit singles.” Ultimate Classic Rock reported, “original game pieces are replaced with iconic items from the band’s history, including the robot from the News Of The World album cover, a bicycle from ‘Bicycle Race,’ a vacuum cleaner from the ‘I Want To Break Free’ video, a hammer for ‘Hammer To Fall’ and, of course, Brian May’s guitar.”

Photo Courtesy of Danny Clinch

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