WWII plane fly-past honors Captain Tom Moore at funeral
The coffin of Captain Sir Tom Moore is carried by members of the Armed Forces during his funeral, at Bedford Crematorium, in Bedford, England, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. Tom Moore, the 100-year-old World War II veteran who captivated the British public in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic with his fundraising efforts died, Tuesday Feb. 2, 2021. (Joe Giddens/Pool Photo via AP)LONDON – Church bells rang out and a World War II-era plane flew Saturday over the funeral service of Captain Tom Moore to honor of the veteran who single-handedly raised millions of pounds for Britain's health workers by walking laps in his backyard. Soldiers performed ceremonial duties at the private service for Moore, who died Feb. 2 at age 100 after testing positive for COVID-19. Singer Michael Bublé recorded a version of “Smile" for the funeral, and as requested by Moore, Frank Sinatra's “My Way” was played.
Dolly Parton to release first Christmas album in 30 years
Leave it to Dolly Parton to save us from 2020. According to Rolling Stone, the country music star is set to release her first holiday album in 30 years, titled A Holly Dolly Christmas.The album will feature solo songs and duets with Michael Buble, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson and Randy Parton. The LP is set to drop on Oct. 2. Partons album will include holiday classics in addition to some original songs. Below is a tracklist from A Holly Dolly Christmas:
Global concert industry in flux as coronavirus spreads
We don’t take sick days.”“Once you’re on a tour like this, you’re in contact with thousands of people. Andrew Cuomo said the state would ban all gatherings with 500 or more people to battle the coronavirus. That’s a concern for the festival business and destination festivals, where people come from all over the country, if not the world,” Waddell said. Pollstar’s Waddell said that people are going to concerts more than ever and the live performance industry is flourishing. ...It’s unfortunate that a wrench gets thrown into that scenario, which has been so positive for touring artists at a time when touring revenue is the most important part of a career,” he said.
Parents, proceed with caution: This Michael Buble video is a gut punch
Is it a coincidence, or not at all a coincidence, that this Michael Buble video is going viral -- right as school starts for so many children? At last check, the video had gotten more than 5.7 million views, and we can't decide what's more touching: the visuals shown in the video itself or the song. The video shows the transformation of a child's room -- from boxes to a nursery to a child's room back to boxes. The song starts lines, including, "First time I held you in my arms, I knew I'd love you all the way." Know any parents who need to see this sweet video?