Springsteen to play First Niagara Center
The Boss is back.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band bring the "Wrecking Ball Tour" to Buffalo in a concert at 7:30 p.m. April 13 in the First Niagara Center. Tickets are $100.50, $70.50 and $38.50 and go on sale at 11 a.m. Saturday at the FNC box office, through www.livenation.com and by calling (888) 223-6000.
Performing with Springsteen in the E Street Band are Roy Bittan, piano and synthesizer; Nils Lofgren, guitar and vocals; Patti Scialfa, guitar and vocals; Garry Tallent, bass guitar; Stevie Van Zandt, guitar and vocals; and Max Weinberg, drums. Also: Soozie Tyrell, violin, guitar, vocals, and Charlie Giordano, keyboards.
The "Wrecking Ball," Springsteen's 17th studio album, will be released March 6 on Columbia Records; the first single is slated to be "We Take Care of Our Own."
-- Toni Ruberto
Leno has Sikhs seething
India's Sikh community isn't finding Jay Leno so funny.
Members of the religious group said they were outraged when the "Tonight Show" host showed a photo of a glittering gold building and claimed it was Republican Mitt Romney's summer home.
It was meant to be a joke about the Republican presidential candidate's wealth. But the building in the photograph is the Golden Temple, the holiest site in the Sikh religion.
Dalbeg Singh, a top Sikh leader, said Tuesday that community leaders would seek an apology from Leno. India's foreign minister says the government would take the issue up with U.S. authorities.
No laughing matter
Two Kentucky men who say they were sexually assaulted by comedian Andy Dick at a West Virginia nightclub two years ago have filed a lawsuit against him.
The 26-year-old from Ashland and the 35-year-old from Catlettsburg are also involved in a pending criminal case against Dick, their attorney said Tuesday. Dick's trial on two counts of felony first-degree sexual abuse is set for May 1 in Cabell County Circuit Court in Huntington.
Dick pleaded not guilty last summer to charges he grabbed a bouncer's crotch, and groped and kissed a patron while performing a series of shows in Huntington at a comedy club. The alleged acts occurred Jan. 23, 2010, at Rum Runners nightclub.
Hasty Pudding honors Segel
Actor Jason Segel can add a Hasty Pudding pot award to his career highlights.
Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals on Monday named Segel its Man of the Year.
The student group is the nation's oldest undergraduate drama troupe. It will host a parade and roast for Segel on Feb. 3.
Segel got his start in the short-lived but critically acclaimed television series "Freaks and Geeks."
He later wrote and starred in the 2008 movie "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," which earned more than $100 million worldwide. And he co-wrote and starred in last year's "The Muppets."
He plays Marshall Eriksen on the CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother."
-- From News and wire services