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Lady Antebellum added to comedy lineup

Thursday, June 3, 2010 – Lady Antebellum was added to the lineup of specials being taped for TBS at the second-annual edition of TBS "A Very Funny Festival: Just for Laughs" this June in Chicago. Three specials - Ellen's Somewhat Special Special, Cedric The Entertainer's Urban Circus and Team Coco presents Conan's Writers Live hosted by Andy Richter - are set to be taped at the Festival for premiere on TBS. A fourth special for TBS, How to Build the Perfect Grown Up, is slated to be screened at the Festival prior to its on-air premiere. TBS and Just For Laughs' Festival in Chicago takes place Tuesday, June 14 - Saturday, June 19, with all four specials slated to premiere on TBS the following week.

Ellen DeGeneres returns for Ellen's Somewhat Special Special, her fourth spectacular variety special for TBS. The show will feature Lady Antebellum; Australian magician James Galea, who combines illusions and comedy; The Catwalk Acrobats, making their U.S. television debut; gymnast, acrobat and vertical-pole performer Dominic Lacasse, also known as The Flag Man; and the Japanese group Kabuki Expert, appearing in the U.S. for the first time to perform the viral-video sensation Matrix Ping Pong.

Ellen's Somewhat Special Special will also include standup comedy and an audience Q&A session with Ellen. DJ Nick Cannon will provide the beats for the production, which is scheduled to tape at the Chicago Theatre Wednesday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. central. The one-hour special will premiere Sunday, June 27, at 9 p.m. Eastern/Pacfic on TBS.

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747 CD review - 747
Six albums into its career, Lady Antebellum pretty much has the formula down pat. Either Hillary Scott or long and lanky Charles Kelley assumes lead vocals with Dave Haywood also providing vocals plus guitars and mandolin in a bunch of songs easy on the ears with a story often involving a lust for love. The typical song ("Lie With Me," for example) starts with Kelly or Scott taking a stanza, followed by the other with both then tackling the chorus together. This has worked quite well »»»
Golden CD review - Golden
Lady Antebellum probably needed a change in direction after "Own the Night" dropped in 2011. The material was overly geared towards taking dead aim at the radio jugular and not the best material. That isn't the case this time out on the trio's fifth release because most of the songs veer away from being obviously radio fodder (except for the current singleDowntown with its soulful beginning and strong vocals from Hillary Scott), but that also doesn't man that this was the right change. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures – After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set. As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
Concert Review: Rawlings easily moves out of the shadow – Every once in awhile David Rawlings moves out of the shadow of musical mate Gillian Welch to launch his own tour. While Welch, for whom Rawlings plays guitar, has the more prominent career, nights like this ably confirm that there is a reason does his own thing as well. Rawlings, who released the very fine "Poor David's Almanack" in... »»»
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