Katy Perry Is Flirty And Feminine In A Floral Minidress As She Supports Boyfriend John Mayer At His Hollywood Bowl Concert
Along with the sound engineers and roadies who help stage a concert, insurance underwriters play a large role in making sure a star can get onstage and grab the microphone. Insurers are also key during those times when stars do not show and concerts get canceled. On Wednesday afternoon, a Los Angeles jury found AEG Live was not liable in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of late pop singer Michael Jackson, in a case where lawyers in court papers had suggested the damages could exceed $1 billion. The fact that AEG Live found itself at the center of the wrongful death suit had sent shockwaves through the music world in past months, with concert promoters as well as well-known entertainment insurers like AON/Albert G Ruben and Lloyds of Londonexpected to beef up policies for acts they insure and potentially raise some prices. Even though AEG was not held responsible, insurance experts believe the case has spurred the industry to re-think policies and find ways to prevent similar situations down the road. The role of Dr. Conrad Murray, convicted for manslaughter for his role in administering a fatal dose of the surgical anesthetic propofol to Jackson, is already prompting changes, say underwriters. In the future, the star or his promoter may be required to carry separate insurance on his entourage. “The biggest stars all have doctors and their own staff,” said Lorrie McNaught, senior vice president at Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services Inc, a large entertainment insurance firm, which has handled many of the world’s biggest tours over the last 12 months. “If you have a security guard who winds up punching someone in the face or kills someone, who is responsible? “Is it the artist, the bodyguard, the promoter? I think promoters will require stars to indemnify their own staff,” said McNaught.
Concert review: The Botzer Project Yellow Submarine, Jerusalem September 23
The 28-year-old singer looked pretty as a picture in a figure-hugging floral dress with Peter Pan-style collar as she headed in to watch the musical event. Katy finished off her ensemble with black tights and heeled black boots, highlighting her slim waist with a thin black belt around her middle. Flirty in floral: Katy Perry looked cute in a patterned minidress as she supported John Mayer at his Hollywood Bowl concert on Saturday night Feminine style: Katy looked cute in the outfit, but toughened up her look with black tights and heeled boots Adding to her feminine look, Katy left her raven hair in loose curls, completing the look with a cute barette. According to reports, Katy was joined at the concert by her parents Keith and Mary Hudson, who were no doubt thrilled to be able to enjoy their daughter’s love’s talent – following her former marriage to controversial comedian Russell Brand. Katy’s night out comes as she gears up for the release of her new album PRISM on October 18th. But in a recent interview, Katy revealed she thinks a natural progression for her will be leave behind the cheeky pop and dance tunes she’s famous for. Instead, the musician – who did release one self-titled LP under her real name Katy Hudson before becoming Katy Perry – plans to make an acoustic record in the style of Big Yellow Taxi songwriter Joni Mitchell. Keeping things simple: Katy opted for a bronze smoky eye and wore her raven hair in loose curls Belting it out: John Mayer seen here performing earlier in the week Speaking to Billboard, Katy said: ‘I’ll probably turn into more of a Joni Mitchell. As I inch towards my 30s, I think my fourth record will be more of an acoustic guitar album.’ Although PRISM will be similar in style to her previous releases, Katy insists all the tracks are about her life, with By The Grace of God chronicling the suicidal thoughts she had after her marriage to Russell ended in December 2011. She said: ‘I can only write autobiographically. I put all the evidence in the music. I tell my fans if they want to know the real truth about stuff, just listen to the songs.’ PRISM is to be released on October 18.
VH1’s ‘You Oughta Know’ Concert To Feature The Lumineers, Lorde, Ed Sheeran
| Getty Get Entertainment Newsletters: Subscribe Follow: Ed Sheeran , Ed Sheeran You Oughta Know , Matt Nathanson , The Lumineers , VH1 You Oughta Know , Emeli Sande , Haim , Johnnyswim , Lorde , Lorde You Oughta Know , The Lumineers You Oughta Know , You Oughta Know , You Oughta Know Concert , You Oughta Know Show , Entertainment News NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) The Lumineers, Lorde and Ed Sheeran will perform at a concert Nov. 11 to celebrate VH1’s “You Oughta Know” campaign. “You Oughta Know” highlights emerging musicians and launched in 2005. VH1 announced Friday that Scottish R&B singer Emeli Sande and rock sister trio Haim also will perform at New York’s Roseland Ballroom for the event. The concert will stream live online and will premiere Nov. 21 on VH1. Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson and married duo Johnnyswim also will hit the stage. Past “You Oughta Know” artists include Adele, Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse and Mumford & Sons. New Zealand singer Lorde currently has the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Royals,” and Sheeran and the Lumineers earned nominations in top Grammy categories earlier this year. ____
ELIEZER BOTZER (center) and his Botzer Project. Photo: Brian Blum For over 30 years, the name Botzer has been synonymous with the founder of the Livnot ULehibanot (To Build and be Built) work-study program that began in the Old City of Safed. So it was a bit perplexing when posters began appearing around Jerusalem advertising the performance of Botzer at the Yellow Submarine music club. It turns out that the Botzer in question was not program founder Aharon but his son Eliezer who, at 32, is trying his hand as a fledgling rock star. Botzer the band plays an exuberant mix of religious rap and rock, with soaring guitar solos balanced by passionate ballads that sometimes call out directly to the heavens and, at other times, in the best Song of Songs tradition, play out on multiple levels: evocative poems lingering on the love between a man and woman, with the never-far-from-consciousness hint of God lingering in the background, like a hidden camera in the Big Brother house. Botzers song Mi Atah (Who Are You?) is a good example. The video clip is filled with scenes of urban America and birds soaring through clouds; the lyrics can be easily read both as individually contemplative or religious allegory. Again you are afraid to deal with the unknown, with yourself, putting on a face, as if youre in control of whats happening. Another era of denial. Botzers eponymous lead singer is a beast of a man a hulking giant at well over six feet tall, dressed in an all-black suit thats a couple sizes too tight, a black shirt and charcoal grey tie, with a velvet black kippa perched high on his head betraying the Breslov hassid he still is. While many ultra-Orthodox religious men sport some kind of peyot (sidelocks), Botzers are a wonder a cascading wall of hair that, if he didnt turn around to reveal a closer-cropped back story, one would not be entirely mistaken in assuming was the long hair of an 80s metal rocker. Add to this a long pointy beard and various scraggly bits and Botzer is, well, a bit scary on stage. First impressions aside, Botzer clearly has a talent for communicating his lyrics are multifaceted with infectious rhymes and he frequently sits himself down on a tall stool to tell stories between sets, mostly of a religious nature. Then hes back on his feet whirling like a man about to have an epiphany, epileptic fit or perhaps to reveal himself as the Messiah.