Headlines: Central Park Concert Halted Midway, David Archuleta a Day

Central Park Concert Officially Canceled After Two-Hour Rain Interruption – After a two-hour-plus rain and lightning interruption, the “We Love NYC Homecoming Concert” staged in Central Park and airing on CNN has officially been canceled. Despite the best intentions of CNN host Anderson Cooper vamping for time and phone interviewing Barry Manilow, The Killers (both of whom performed impromptu backstage musical numbers), Steven Colbert and Patti Smith, the outdoor stage performance fell victim to ongoing bad weather related to the incoming Hurricane Henri. Grammy winner Manilow was on stage performing the song “Can’t Smile Without You” when an announcement was made, telling those on the scene to exit the venue and seek shelter. While artists including Andrea Bocelli,, LL Cool J, Jennifer Hudson, Journey, Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas, the New York Philharmonic, Jon Batiste, Earth, Wind and Fire and Wyclef Jean,had already gotten their stage time before the concert shutdown, other headliners including Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Paul Simon and Elvis Costello had not yet performed. – Read more at Deadline

Kelly Clarkson Rocks Out at Blake Shelton Concert with Friends: ‘Livin’ Our Best Lives’ – Kelly Clarkson is showing her love for her fellow The Voice coach, Blake Shelton. The “Since U Been Gone” singer, 39, shared a photo of herself and two friends attending a concert Friday night, tagging Shelton, 45, on the stage behind them. In the snap, Clarkson flashes a wide grin as her friend posing in the middle captures a selfie of the trio. “Get it @blakeshelton we are LIVIN’ OUR BEST LIVES!!! THANK YOU,” Clarkson captioned the photo. Shelton is currently on the road for his Friends and Heroes Tour, which kicked off in Omaha, Nebraska, Aug. 18 and features guests Martina McBride, Tracy Byrd, Trace Adkins, and Lindsay Ell. – Read more at People

David Archuleta: Inside a Day in My Life – Doing what he loves! David Archuleta followed his dreams when he auditioned for American Idol, and he continues to pursue them more than a decade later. The 30-year-old singer quickly won over fans when he appeared on season 7 of the reality show in 2008. Still a teenager at the time, he made it far in the competition, finishing in second place behind David Cook. Despite not winning the season, Archuleta and his former costar remained close. In fact, the “Crush” crooner shared a TikTok video in July that showed him holding an American Idol card with Cook on it listed as the “Season 7 Winner.” Want to see Archuleta’s day in action? Keep scrolling through the photos below to discover how he spends his time. – Read more at US Magazine

Carson Daly Knows Which Coach’s Team He Would Join on ‘The Voice’ (Video) – It’s every contestant’s dream on “The Voice” to get all four judges to turn their chairs around. But when it happens, a difficult choice must be made: whose team do they join? For host Carson Daly though, the decision is actually pretty easy. “I would choose John Legend,” the host revealed to TheWrap. “You probably thought I was gonna say Blake [Shelton], because we’re close, but that’s why I wouldn’t want to be on his team. Because I know him too well. He offers me nothing.” – Read more at The Wrap

Mount Prospect native Lee DeWyze tells ‘Stories’ with his new album, Evanston tour stop – “We’ve heard a lot over the past year or so (that) it’s OK to not be OK,” he said. “I truly believe that, and I think it’s more normal than anything for me. I guess I just felt like some of the walls or barriers that were up, over the years I’ve become more vulnerable in my writing. And I think a lot of people experienced this thing, and I want to write about it.” – Read more at DailyHerald.com

Carrie Underwood Performs in the Pouring Rain

Carrie performed at the Barefoot Country Music Fest in Wildwood NJ. With Henri bearing down on the Northeast, she wound up getting rained on. That does not look like fun.



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