Headlines: Katharine McPhee Debuts on Broadway, Christina Grimmie Lawsuit Can Move Ahead

Elliott Yamin to perform national anthem before NASCAR race at Richmond Raceway – Hometown hero Elliott Yamin is headed back to Richmond sing the national anthem before the Toyota Owners 400 race on Saturday, April 21 at Richmond Raceway. “We welcome Elliott Yamin back home to Richmond Raceway to honor our country by performing the National Anthem,” Dennis Bickmeier, Raceway president, said in a statement announcing the performance. As the Navy strike fighter squadron flies over the track, he added, “Yamin’s voice will resonate for all in attendance and those watching around the world.” – Read more at Richmond.com

Katharine McPhee Makes Her Broadway (4/9) Debut Tonight in Waitress

Sara Bareilles “passes the pie”

Katharine McPhee on Making Her Broadway Debut in Waitress – What does it mean for you to be performing on Broadway? It’s a lifelong dream that I have wanted, but I have also been really patient waiting for something that got me really excited. I love Sara [Bareilles]’s music so much and loved the movie. I was really fangirling over the soundtrack. I had never seen the show, but was immediately ecstatic. I knew it was a really well-suited part for me. – Read more at Parade

Judge Rejects AEG’s Bid to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Christina Grimmie’s Death – The family of Christina Grimmie, the 22-year-old singer who was fatally shot following a 2016 concert in Orlando, Florida, has taken a big step in a lawsuit against AEG Live and the owner of the concert venue where she died. On Friday, a judge rejected defendants’ motions to dismiss and allowed the family’s lawsuit to move forward. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Cassadee Pope’s Bold New Music Reflects Personal Evolution – “I feel like I’m in this place in my life where I care less about what people think, and I know who I am more than ever,” she tells CMT.com. “And so this was a great re-introduction because it’s just very me.” “All my songwriter friends told me to write through it because you will never feel that way again; that very specific feeling you had, you won’t be able to go back to that,” Pope tells CMT.com. “They told me that for a reason, and I’m really glad I did because I wrote a song a day by myself, and they are some of the most amazing songs I feel I’ve ever written.” – Read more at CMT

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