‘Wango’ welcomes young fans
Wango Tango alumnus Adam Levine welcomed a new generation of concert-goers to the annual, daylong music festival Saturday.
Before performing his hit “Pay Phone,” the Maroon 5 frontman recalled his Wango debut in 2004.
“Half of you guys weren’t even alive. So welcome,” said Levine.
Colombian singer Shakira, British rocker Ed Sheeran and EDM producer-DJ Tiesto were the final acts at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera sang their emotional ballad “Say Something.”
The pregnant pop star, who arrived late and breathless, said she had kicked off her heels and sprinted for the stage.
Other performers included Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, One Republic and Paramore.
‘Neighbors’ knocks off Spidey
Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron have bested the web-slinger at the box office.
Rogen and Efron’s comedy “Neighbors,” was the top draw for moviegoers this weekend, unseating last week’s champ, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”
The R-rated “Neighbors” debuted with $51 million in ticket sales, pushing Spidey to second place with $37 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak, follow.
1. “Neighbors,” $51 million.
2. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” $37.2 million.
3. “The Other Woman,” $9.25 million.
4. “Heaven Is for Real,” $7 million.
5. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” $5.6 million.
6. “Rio 2,” $5.1 million.
7. “Moms’ Night Out,” $4.2 million.
8. “Legends of Oz,” $3.7 million.
9. “Divergent,” $1.7 million.
Page gets an honorary degree
Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has been honored with a doctoral degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Page delivered the commencement address Saturday to nearly 900 graduates of the private college known for its music program, telling them that their love of music will sustain them through the un- expected twists and turns that lie ahead.
The school also presented honorary doctorates to Motown and R&B songwriter Valerie Simpson, jazz pianist and educator Geri Allen, and American Music Program youth jazz orchestra founder Thara Memory.
Page was the guitarist for the English band that fused blues, R&B and rock ’n’ roll for a new hard rock sound in the 1970s. It disbanded in 1980.
Jackman has cancer removed
Hugh Jackman, 45, has had another cancerous growth removed.
The actor attended the premiere of his latest film, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” on Saturday night with a bandage over his nose. He said that he had had a basal-cell carcinoma removed two nights earlier.
Jackman was treated for the same disease last year but said the prognosis was good: “It’s all out now.”
— From News and wire reports