Headlines: MTV Video Awards Performers, Kelly Clarkson, Lee DeWyze

MTV UNVEILS STAR-STUDDED PERFORMER LINE-UP FOR 2017 “VMAs” – MTV Unveils Star-Studded Performer Line-Up for 2017 “VMAs” Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, Fifth Harmony, Lorde, Katy Perry, The Weeknd, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Shawn Mendes are all on tap. – See Videos at TheFutonCritic

LPL’s Focus conference draws nearly 5,000 people to Boston – LPL Financial’s CEO is no longer based in Boston. But he still knows how to throw a party here. The Boston financial services firm held its Focus 2017 conference at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center last week, drawing nearly 5,000 clients, employees, sponsors, and other guests. Among the speakers on the agenda: “Shark Tank” star Lori Greiner; WBZ-TV anchor Lisa Hughes; marketing guru Seth Godin; and Life is Good cofounder Bert Jacobs. Singer Kelly Clarkson provided the musical entertainment. – Read more at Boston Globe

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One 8 year old boy gets the surprise of his life from country singer Bucky Covington – One 8 year old birthday boy had the chance to not only sing with Bucky Covington, but the country singer also attended his birthday party earlier that day. 8 year old Austin who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy finds comfort in listening to music according to his mother. Christina Weaver says, “As soon as Bucky came out on stage, he spotted Austin and kinda waved his hand at him. Later that night at the concert, he had Austin up on stage. He pulls Austin up on stage every time we see him. I wish there were more people out there like Bucky Covington.” – Read more at the NewsCenter TV

Lee DeWyze, American Idol winner, coming to OSR – DeWyze toured OSR earlier this year when he had some free time. He said “The Shawshank Redempion,” filmed at OSR and throughout central Ohio, is his all-time favorite movie. “It was amazing,” said DeWyze, adding OSR staff allowed him to perform inside the prison chapel on his guitar and even videotape the session. He knew he wanted to come back. “The acoustics are unlike anything I’ve heard,” he said of the chapel. “It was unbelievable.” At DeWyze’s OSR show, he plans to play a lot of new music he’s written. – Read more at Mansfield News Journal

‘They want someone with spark and charisma’: Gavin Rossdale ‘is AXED from The Voice UK’ after just one series… and Danny Jones is favourite to replace him – The Voice UK coach Gavin Rossdale is ‘to be replaced’ by McFly star Danny Jones after ‘parting ways’ with the troubled talent show amid claims he lacked the right spark and charisma. The Bush star, 51, originally filled the space left by Culture Club singer Boy George as part of a major overhaul following its defection to ITV from network rival BBC1 in 2016. But producers have reportedly told Rossdale his services will no longer be required after failing to impress during his first series, with Danny Jones front-runner to take his place following a recent coaching role on spin-off show The Voice Kids. – Read more at DailyMail.uk

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