Neil Diamond to perform at Fenway Park
BOSTON - Neil Diamond will perform in concert this summer at Fenway Park.
The singer made the announcement in a big-screen broadcast at the Boston Red Sox home opener Tuesday, during the traditional eighth-inning sing-along of his 'Sweet Caroline,' which has become an anthem for Boston fans.
The Red Sox unveiled a new scoreboard video of Diamond in a Red Sox jacket singing his 1969 hit. Red Sox owner Tom Werner also appeared in the video.
The Aug. 23 concert will be part of Diamond's upcoming world tour.
Diane Arbus auction canceled amid lawsuit
NEW YORK - An auction house in New York City has canceled the sale of recently discovered photographs by Diane Arbus.
A Brooklyn collector has sued the photographs' current owner, saying he didn't know the images were the famed photographer's work when he agreed to sell them for about $3,500.
The owner says in court papers the collector's claims 'strain credulity.'
Phillips de Pury & Co.'s Web site says Tuesday's auction was called off and a private sale is in the works.
CalArts music school named for Herb Alpert after major donations
LOS ANGELES - California Institute of the Arts is naming its music school after Herb Alpert following a new $15 million donation from the Grammy-winning trumpeter.
The grant will pay for three faculty chairs, student scholarships and music programs - including a student-run record label - at the newly minted Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, school President Steven D. Lavine said Wednesday
Albert and his wife, vocalist Lani Hall, pledged the money through his Herb Alpert Foundation, which has already donated some $9 million to the school.
Dethroned Miss Nevada USA takes plea deal
LAS VEGAS - A dethroned Miss Nevada USA agreed Wednesday to pay fines for five misdemeanor traffic violations in exchange for prosecutors dropping a charge of resisting arrest.
Katherine N. 'Katie' Rees, 23, avoided trial by entering no contest pleas. If she had been convicted of the dropped misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest, she could have faced six months in jail.