June 12 Entertainment Briefs

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The circus is coming to Miles City

Circus Saurus is coming to Miles City on Wednesday June 26 at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds with showtimes at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. People are also welcomed to attend the free elephant bath at 3 p.m. The show will feature tumbling acrobats, jugglers, clowns, aerial artists, elephants, dinosuars and unicorns. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce. Adult tickets are $14 and children are $6. For more information visit bigtopshow.com or call 580-743-7292.

— by Star Staff

WaterWorks Art Museum to open new exhibit Saturday

The Miles City Photography Club will be featured in there first exhibit at the WaterWorks Art Museum. The opening reception will be held Saturday from 4-7 p.m at the museum at 85 Water Plant Road. The exhibit will feature 104 photographs.

— by Star Staff

‘Super fan’ buying childhood home of rocker Tom Petty

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A California real estate agent and self-proclaimed “super fan” says he’s extended an offer to buy the Florida home of rock legend Tom Petty. Kevin Beauchamp tells The Gainesville Sun he quickly made an offer of $175,000 for the nearly 1,200-square-foot (111-sq. meter) home after seeing the home’s current owner Brandy Clark mention on a Petty Facebook fan club that she might sell it. He says he has a contract for the home. Petty grew up in Gainesville. He died of an accidental overdose in October 2017 at age 66. Beauchamp says he is working with Petty fan Joanne Davis and Jeff Goldstein, president of the Gainesville Music History Foundation to have the property labeled a historic landmark. Clark says the home still has the original pink tile in bathroom.

Lincoln museum to offer tours on marriage of 16th president

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Abraham Lincoln history buffs will have the chance to learn more about the courtship and marriage of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is hosting tours over the summer that will let visitors learn about their unexpected romance. It’s called “Abe and Mary: Quite Contrary.” Tour guide Jen Brownell says Lincoln and Todd were different on so many levels from education to temperament, yet they seemed to complement each other. The free tours will be offered Tuesdays and Wednesday at 10 a.m. until Aug. 7. The tour covers 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) and will take about an hour. Visitors are encouraged to reserve a space online.

Film academy sets 2021, 2022 Oscars date for late February

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Oscars will be headed back to late February after next year’s show. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says Tuesday that the 93rd and 94th ceremonies will be held on Feb. 28, 2021 and Feb. 27, 2022 respectively. The 2020 show was moved up significantly on the calendar to Feb. 9, drastically truncating the awards season calendar. But the organization that puts on the show says that the following two shows will remain on the last Sunday of February to account for events like the 2022 Olympics, the Super Bowl and national holidays. The Oscars have in recent years faced declining viewership, but this year saw an uptick with a hostless show. They will air live on ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern.

Fox News hosts join John Rich on country song about politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fox News host Greg Gutfeld can now add songwriter to his resume after a song he cowrote with John Rich, which features his fellow co-hosts on the political talk show “The Five,” has debuted on the Billboard charts. The ironically named song, “Shut Up About Politics,” stands at No. 17 on the Hot country songs chart and No. 1 on the country digital song sales chart this week. That’s enough to land the track, which mentions the Green New Deal, dirty tricks and Rich’s whiskey, on the all-genre Hot 100 chart at No. 91. “The Five” features rotating Fox News personalities including Donna Brazile, Dana Perino, Jesse Watters and Juan Williams. Proceeds from the song go to Folds of Honor, which provides scholarships for children and spouses of fallen and disabled service members.

Lester Holt, colleagues to moderate first Democratic debate

NEW YORK (AP) — Lester Holt and four of his NBC News colleagues will share moderating duties for the first debate of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders. The debate, shown on NBC News networks, will unfold over two nights in Miami on June 26 and June 27. For each night, Holt will anchor the first hour, where he’ll be joined by Savannah Guthrie of the “Today” show and Jose Diaz-Balart of Telemundo. The second hour will feature MSNBC opinion host Rachel Maddow and “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd. The Democratic National Committee is expected to announce later this week which candidates meet the threshold for participation, and which night the candidates will appear on. The events will be held in Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center.