Rihanna was forced to cut short a concert in Dallas, Texas, on Friday night after a lighting rig caught fire mid-way through the show.
The hitmaker is currently wowing crowds across the U.S. on her Loud tour, but fans really felt the heat at the American Airlines Arena when a blaze broke out above the stage.
Organizers were forced to bring the set to an early end as sparks started raining down on the platform, prompting security to evacuate the venue, according to Sky News.
The singer, who promised to return to Dallas to finish the show on another date, took to Twitter after the incident and wrote, “DALLAS!!! We set the stage on FYAH (fire) tonight!!! LITERALLY!!!…I was havin so much fun wit yall (with you all) too!!! I
Rachel Taylor, the lead singer of pop duo He Is We, is sort of the anti-Taylor Swift.
He Is Wes Taylor, left, and Kelly
About the same age, the two both write songs mostly about relationships. And except for an occasional fiddle in Swift’s songs and stronger guitar in He Is We’s, they play roughly the same catchy pop music.
But while Swift’s bounce with middle school fairytale love or bitter revenge, Taylor’s have an earthy realness to which young adults can relate honestly.
Taylor made just that observation from stage Saturday at The Note in West Chester, where He Is We was on its first headlining tour on the strength of its debut album “My Forever.”
“Taylor Swift always talks about her white horse riding in,” Taylor said before the song “Prove You Wrong.” “There aren’t any songs about girls saving guys. So I wrote it.”
Singer, songwriter Sheryl Crow says she’ll donate part of the profits from an upcoming concert in Wyoming to a wild horse protection group that is suing the government to try to stop a big mustang roundup in Nevada.
Crow says the Colorado-based Cloud Foundation will get a share of the gate from her show with Kid Rock at Cheyenne Frontier Days on July 22.
The Grammy Award winner who grew up in Missouri says she shares the foundation’s dedication to the preservation of wild horses on public lands.
The group’s lawyers are due in federal court in Reno on Thursday. They’re trying to win an emergency injunction to block the Bureau of Land Management’s roundup of 1,700 mustangs scheduled to begin next weekend along the Nevada-Utah line.
Saturday it was rollergirls with plastic bats; Sunday it’s speed-walking waiters racing through the French Quarter with beverage trays. With apologies to fans of the Wiggles, that tops the list of must-do events in the New Orleans area Sunday.
Contestants fast walk down Decatur Street from St. Ann towards the finish line at the Gazebo Restaurant during the 2010 French Market Waiters Race. The 2011 event is Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
French Market Waiters RaceFrench Market. The annual race begins at Washington Artillery Park (across from Jackson Square) and ends at the Arch at Ursulines Street, 4 p.m.