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Garth Brooks will "Dive" into his "Bar" tour at Joe's on Weed Street in Chicago

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Garth Brooks will kick off his seven-city Dive Bar Tour next Monday at Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago. And the only way to get tickets is to win them through your local country radio station in the tour stop town.

You won’t even have to leave your home to see Garth do the inspiration for the tour, however. Jimmy Kimmel Live! will televise his performance of “Dive Bar” live from the Windy City on Monday night’s show. You can tune in to watch starting at 11:35 p.m. on ABC.

The single is a duet with Blake Shelton. So far, Garth hasn’t said if Blake will join him on the inaugural Dive Bar concert.  He will be along, however, to perform “Dive Bar” at Garth’s stadium show in Boise, Idaho on Friday, July 19, where they plan to capture both audio and video of the performance.

Stay tuned to find out the remaining six dates on the Dive Bar Tour, which Garth plans to announce via country radio. While he hasn’t yet revealed the cities, he has said he’d like to play St. Louis and Layla’s in Music City.

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NYC hate crime probe underway after latest Pride flag burning at gay bar

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WABC-TV(NEW YORK) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo asked state authorities to open a hate crime investigation on Monday after an arsonist set fire to a rainbow flag outside of a Harlem gay bar.

Cuomo said he was “appalled” by the incident at Alibi Lounge, the only gay bar in the neighborhood around 139th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, and directed the state police’s hate crimes task force to assist local authorities with the ongoing investigation.

“This act of hate is repugnant to our values of equality and inclusion, and we will not stand by and allow these cowardly acts to continue in New York,” he said in a statement. “I am once again directing the State Police Hate Crimes Unit to assist the NYPD with its investigation and hold those responsible accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”

“In New York we have zero tolerance for this despicable behavior,” he added.

Alibi’s owners posted images of the torched flag to Twitter early Monday morning, noting that it had been targeted by arsonists twice in five weeks.

“Evil has struck again! Someone set our new pride flag on fire,” the owners tweeted. “There is no words to express what we’re feeling.”

The lounge was also targeted on May 31, just ahead of the city’s Pride Month kickoff, when surveillance cameras caught a man lighting two rainbow flags on fire at the club. The suspect had not been caught as of Monday afternoon, but the New York City Police Department said the incidents are being investigated as a possible bias incidents. NYPD officials tweeted a grainy photo of a suspect on Monday evening who they said was wanted to anti-LGBTQ criminal mischief in connection to the case.

“About a month ago we had the first incident, we did put out some video that was recovered but honestly the video was far away. We believe there’s a good chance the individual resides somewhere in that community,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea told reporters Monday. “We are out there canvassing as we speak and we are relying on the community here as well anyone with any info.”

The incident comes as the city battles with an spike in hate crimes across the board, with anit-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ crimes jumping 90% and 20%, respectively, from a year ago as of June 2, the NYPD said.

On Monday, the department said it had recorded 220 reported hate crimes year-to-date, a 48% increase from the same period last year, as overall crime decreases. The total of reported hate crimes were listed at 184 on June 2, when the city released its most-recent monthly crime report.

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Watch now: Newcomer Jon Langston spins a "Jukebox" tribute to Alan Jackson

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EMI Records NashvilleNewcomer Jon Langston’s commemorating the twenty-eighth anniversary of “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” hitting number one on the country chart by releasing his cover of the Alan Jackson classic.

Jon grew up in Loganville, Georgia, just an hour from Alan’s hometown of Newnan. For Jon, he was a pivotal influence.

“When I was a kid, my granddaddy gave me my first country CD, Who I Am by Alan Jackson,” Jon recalls. “Alan Jackson is the reason I fell in love with country music.”

Jon’s also just put out a new video for his own song, “Dance Tonight.” His new single, however, is the track “Now You Know.”

This week, he continues on the Sunset Repeat Tour with fellow Georgia natives Luke Bryan and Cole Swindell. Thursday night, they kick off four shows in New York State in Saratoga Springs.

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Whoopi Goldberg says after ten years, 'The View' "isn't enough" anymore

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ABC/Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) — Whoopi Goldberg has been on The View for a decade now, and in a new interview with The New York Times magazine, she admits that appearing on the successful morning talk show alone isn’t satisfying anymore.

Asked if The View allows her to fulfill her creative impulses, she says flatly, “No.”  Asked, “What creative fulfillment do you get from doing it?” she simply responds, “It’s my job.”

Whoopi continues, “What you’re asking is ‘Is The View enough?’ It’s not. Ten years is a long time, and now I’m starting to do other stuff. I’m doing books. I’m [venturing] into THC products. I’m creating…clothes.”

Whoopi was referring to the company she and a friend started in 2016 that sells cannabis products for pain relief purposes; and to the clothing line, DubGee, that she started this year.

When asked how The View became a show famous for presenting different, often dissenting points of view, the Oscar-winner tells the magazine, “I don’t really watch the show, so I don’t know. And I didn’t watch the show before I was on.”

“I guess there’s nothing else like it. And because it’s live, I’m always surprised when people say the things they say,” she adds. “But you know, it’s five people talking, and then there’s this fascination with women and fighting.”

When asked her opinion of that fascination, Whoopi responds, “I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. Grow up. It’s a show. This is what we do for a living.”

She does make one thing clear, though.

“When everybody says, ‘Oh, Whoopi is a liberal’ — I don’t stand for either party,” she explains. “Because for me, back then, they were both full of bleep.”

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'Stranger Things' tops second wave of Teen Choice nominees

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Fox(LOS ANGELES) — The second wave of Teen Choice nominees has been revealed.

Stranger Things, which debuted its third season on Netflix July 4, leads the TV categories with six nominations. The show was nominated for Choice Summer TV Show and the cast — including Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo and Noah Schnapp – also scored individual nods.

Spider-Man: Far From Home, which brought home record-breaking box office totals this weekend, snagged three nods in the film categories, tying with Netflix’s Murder Mystery and The Last Summer. Shawn Mendes tops this round of music nominees with three nominations.

Teen Choice 2019 airs on Sunday, August 11 at 8 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed on Fox. Voting is now open on Fox.TV/TCA19 and on Twitter.

Here are the second wave of TV and movie nominees:


Choice Summer Movie
Late Night
Murder Mystery
Spider-Man: Far From Home
The Last Summer
Toy Story 4

Choice Summer Movie Actor
Adam Sandler – Murder Mystery
Charles Melton – The Sun Is Also a Star
Corey Fogelmanis – Ma
Himesh Patel – Yesterday
K.J. Apa – The Last Summer
Tom Holland – Spider-Man: Far From Home

Choice Summer Movie Actress
Jennifer Aniston – Murder Mystery
Maia Mitchell – The Last Summer
Mindy Kaling – Late Night
Selena Gomez – The Dead Don’t Die
Yara Shahidi – The Sun Is Also a Star
Zendaya – Spider-Man: Far From Home


Choice Summer TV Show
Cobra Kai
Nailed It!
So You Think You Can Dance
Stranger Things
The Bold Type

Choice Summer TV Actor
Caleb McLaughlin – Stranger Things
Diego Tinoco – On My Block
Finn Wolfhard – Stranger Things
Gaten Matarazzo – Stranger Things
Luka Sabbat – grown-ish
Noah Schnapp – Stranger Things

Choice Summer TV Actress
Chloe Bennet – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Hilary Duff – Younger
Jessica Marie Garcia – On My Block
Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things
Rose McIver – iZombie
Yara Shahidi – grown-ish

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