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Jimmy Page & Joe Elliott to Appear at 2016 “Classic Rock” Roll of Honour Ceremony in Tokyo

Jo Hale/Getty Images; Paul Archuleta/FilmMagicLed Zeppelin‘s Jimmy Page and Def Leppard‘s Joe Elliott have joined the lineup of the 2016 edition of the Classic Rock Roll of Honour ceremony, which for the first time ever will be held in Tokyo. The awards show will take place on November 11 at Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium, which is considered the spiritual home of sumo wrestling.

The event, which is organized by U.K. magazine Classic Rock, also will feature previously announced appearances by Jeff Beck, Cheap Trick, Joe WalshDef Leppard‘s Phil Collen, and ex-Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and his current collaborator and girlfriend, Orianthi.

Beck will be presented with the evening’s highest honor, and will be giving a special performance with a one-off backing band featuring Stone Temple PilotsDean and Robert DeLeo, Alice Cooper guitarist Tommy Henriksen and Korn drummer Ray Luzier.

Billy Anderson, chief executive of Classic Rock parent company TeamRock, says, “Rock musicians don’t come much more ‘classic’ than Jimmy Page and to have him and Jeff Beck — two masters of their trade — together at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour in Tokyo will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” Anderson adds that Elliott “is an international rock icon and we are thrilled that he will be there with us in Japan.”

Nominees for this year’s Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards include David Gilmour, Def Leppard, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Iggy Pop, Fleetwood Mac, Queen and The Ramones.

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The Who’s Roger Daltrey Auctioning Collection of Rare 19th Century Mechanical Figures

ABC/Richard CartwrightWho singer Roger Daltrey and his wife, Heather, are preparing to sell an assortment of unique 19th century collectibles at an auction taking place this week in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Daltreys’ collection of seven French-made automata — that is, mechanical figures and dioramas depicting various characters and scenes — will go on the block Wednesday at the Lyon and Turnbull auction house.

The items are estimated to fetch collectively as much as 52,500 pounds, or about $68,000. The automaton expected to sell for the highest price — between 12,000 and 18,000 pounds, or about $15,600 to $23,300 — is a mechanized model depicting the clown character Pierrot playing a lute while sitting on a crescent moon. The clown figure strums the lute and sticks his tongue in and out, while the moon blinks its eye and moves its mouth.

Among the other automata that the rock legend and his wife are auctioning is a male figure playing a mandolin, a model of an Asian woman who sips tea while twirling a parasol, and a glass-encased diorama depicting a waterside scene featuring a mill and a small sailboat.

In a promotional video, Lyon and Turnbull specialist Douglas Girton says the Daltreys’ automata collection is a highlight of the upcoming auction. In the clip, Girton explains that the mechanized collectibles were all made by respected artisans from France’s “Golden Age of Automata,” while noting that it’s rare for multiple automata to be auctioned at the same time.

“What is so exciting about this collection is not only the breadth of it, but also the condition,” says Girton, “providing the people who are interested in this a real chance to observe this really unique French art of the late 19th century in one sale.”

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New Compilation Collects Ike & Tina Turner’s Late-’60s Pompeii Label Recordings

Goldenlane RecordsA new box set featuring the recordings Ike & Tina Turner made for the Pompeii Records label in 1968 and 1969 has just been released. The Complete Pompeii Recordings 1968-1969 is three-CD collection that includes the famed soul duo’s 1968 album So Fine and the 1969 release Cussin’, Cryin’ and Carryin’ On, as well as A Black Man’s Soul, a 1969 record that Ike made with his backing group The Kings of Rhythm.

The compilation features 33 tracks, including the 1968 single “So Fine,” and covers of such tunes as “Shake a Tail Feather” and “Poor Little Fool.” Each disc is packaged in a sleeve replicating the artwork of the original albums.

Here’s the full track list of The Complete Pompeii Recordings 1968-1969:

Disc 1
“Bet’cha Can’t Kiss Me (Just One Time)”
“Ain’t Nobody’s Business”
“It Sho Ain’t Me”
“Too Hot to Hold”
“A Fool In Love”
“I Better Get ta Steppin'”
“Shake a Tail Feather”
“So Fine”
“We Need an Understanding”
“You’re So Fine”

Disc 2
“Cussin’, Cryin’ and Carryin’ On”
“Poor Little Fool”
“So Blue over You”
“Nothing You Can Do Boy (To Change My Way)”
“I’m Fed Up”
“You Got What You Wanted”
“Make ‘Em Wait”
“Beauty Is Just Skin Deep”
“Thinking Black”
“Black Beauty”
“I Better Get ta Steppin'”

Disc 3
“Thinking Black”
“Black Beauty”
“Ghetto Funk”
“Blacks’ Alley”
“Getting Nasty”
“Black Angel”
“Funky Mule”
“Philly Dog”
“Scotty Souling”
“Up Hard”
“Nuttin’ Up”
“Freedom Sound”

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Priyanka Chopra Ready to Take On The Rock in “Baywatch”

ABC/Stephen Iervolino(NEW YORK) — Priyanka Chopra is getting her share of big-time movie offers, but the Bollywood superstar-turned Quantico lead found one script she knew she HAD to do: a big-screen adaptation of Baywatch.

“There were a lot of interesting movie offers that came my way but nothing that sort of blew my mind,” she tells ABC Radio’s GMA After Hours, “…because whatever was coming to me was sort of stereotypical of what either a ‘pretty girl’ would be, or ‘a girl from Bollywood’ would be.”

Chopra wants, “to always do something from the left, not expected,” she explained. “So when I took on Baywatch,I was most excited about the fact that it was written for a man, my part. And then after I spoke to Seth Gordon, who is the director, he just loved the idea of me being the villain.” 

“And Baywatch is one of my favorite shows! It’s a full circle to be back in it! I’m just so evil that it’s delectable,” she smiles. “It’s like [playing] Snow White’s evil stepmom.”

Chopra joked, “America will hate me after Baywatch,” considering how many fans love The Rock and his co-starZac Efron. 

Baywatch dives into theaters May 19, 2017.

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Travolta Nearly Literally Walked in the Shoes of Mob Boss John Gotti for Film

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) — John Travolta, who TV viewers last saw as Robert Shapiro in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, is now stepping into the shoes of another iconic real-life character, this time a notorious mob boss, in the new film The Life and Death of John Gotti.

To portray the flashy figure, Travolta nearly literally walked in the man’s shoes. “I got to wear his real jewelry. In several of the scenes I’m wearing his real ties,” the actor told ABC News’ Mara Schiavocampo.

Travolta, 62,  called getting into Gotti’s skin “an evolution. ” 

In a case of art imitating life, Gotti’s wife, Victoria Gotti, is played in the movie by Travolta’s real-life wife, Kelly Preston.

Preston described the movie as full of “fabulous fashion” and “big hair.” She said she believes the infamous couple made it through John Gotti’s crime-filled life by compartmentalizing.

“She knew what was going on,” Preston said of her character. “But she said, ‘When he would come in, the door would close and that life would end.’”

The Gottis’ own son, John Gotti Jr., was a frequent visitor to the set and key adviser for the movie, which is directed by Entourage star Kevin Connolly.

“There’s always two sides to a story,” Travolta said of why he was drawn to portraying Gotti on the big screen.
“They had a very human other side of existence, which is their family and their trials and tribulations.”

Travolta and Preston have faced their own tribulations in real-life, most notably the unexpected death of their teenage son, Jett, in 2009. The couple now have a 5-year-old son, Ben, and 16-year-old daughter, Ella.
“We certainly have bonded together,” Travolta said. “And certainly, having little Ben has been a beautiful kind of glue for us to re-bond after tremendous loss.”

Ben and Ella joined their parents in Cincinnati for the filming of the movie which saw parts of the Midwestern town transformed into 1980s New York.

When asked if there was any part of the 1980s that he would like to bring back, Travolta had a quick answer.
“I danced with Princess Diana in 1986 and that was one of the highlights of my life,” he said, referring to their dance at the White House that resulted in an iconic photograph.

The Life and Death of John Gotti is scheduled to hit theaters in 2017.

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Lupita Nyong’o Knew Right Away She “Had to Be a Part” of “Queen of Katwe”

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Lupita Nyong’o stars in the new film, Queen of Katwe — based on a true story about a chess prodigy overcoming all odds.

The Oscar-winning actress plays the girl’s fiercely protective mother and said today on Good Morning America that when she first read the script, she broke down just a few pages in.

“On the pages. I found interesting, real complex, layered, inspiring characters,” Nyong’o said. “I could tell that in less than 10 pages. I just knew I had to be a part of this film.”

Nyong’o added, “It was such a rewarding labor of love … to get to tell this true, inspiring story in Uganda, in East Africa where I’m from, and to do it with [director] Mira Nair, a woman of color who has lived there for over 20 years, who knows the place and really told the story from inside out.”

“I’m very, very proud of this film,” Nyong’o said.

This year, Nyong’o received a Tony nomination for best leading actress in a play for her role in Eclipsed.
“That was a fully, immersive experience, being on Broadway for so long and having to do the same thing every day” she said. “I mean, it was so inspiring and I worked with such a great group of women, and to have taken that African story to a completely other side of the continent and brought it to New York, that was really amazing.”

Queen of Katwe opens nationwide Friday.

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Debate Creates Carnival Atmosphere at Hofstra

Meghan Keneally/ABC News(HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.) — The 2016 presidential race has turned Hofstra University into something of a campaign carnival Monday ahead of the first debate of the general election.

There was a marching band performing for cable news, cheerleaders doing routines among reporters, and college students — many of whom are going to be voting in their first election — were transported back to their childhoods with free turns in a White House-shaped bouncy castle.

The lively, fun-filled atmosphere here in Hempstead, Long Island, doesn’t hint at this year’s rather acrimonious political climate.

Erin Daley and Monica Feijoo, both 19-year-old sophomores, are planning to vote for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton respectively, but their different political allegiances didn’t stop them from enjoying the free ice cream and T-shirts being handed out near the school’s student center today.

“Peace is possible,” Feijoo joked.

Another set of sophomore roommates, Abby Salamon and Hadas Hayun, were more politically aligned, telling ABC News they’re both planning to vote for Trump.

“Even though it doesn’t seem like he has all of the knowledge or information he may need right now … I think he’ll grow into the position [once elected],” Hayun said.

Though college campuses tend to skew liberal, it comes as little surprise that the Republican scene at Hofstra is fairly vibrant. In the 2012 presidential election, President Obama did win Nassau County with 52.9 percent of the vote, but Mitt Romney was right behind him with 46.9 percent. Trump has had several large rallies on Long Island.

For an even more old-school effect, many of the students have turned to sidewalk chalk to air their opinions. Some opted for politically charged statements — “Let Gary Debate” was one, while Black Lives Matter supporters also made their mark. There were also a number of Harambe shout-outs that served as a reminder that this is all taking place on a college campus.

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Obama Tells Standing Rock Demonstrators: ‘You’re Making Your Voice Heard’

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama weighed in on the Native American movement to block a disputed oil pipeline Monday as he hosted more than 500 Native American leaders for his eighth and final White House Tribal Nations Conference as president.

“I know many of you have come together, across tribes and across the country, to support the community at Standing Rock and together you’re making your voices heard,” the president said to applause.

“And in a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect, we’ve made a lot of progress for Indian country over the past eight years, and this moment highlights why it’s so important that we re-double our efforts to make sure that every federal agency truly consults and listens, and works with you, sovereign-to-sovereign,” Obama continued.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe sued to block construction of the four-state Dakota Access pipeline earlier this summer, citing concerns over potential water contamination and destruction to what they deemed to be culturally sacred sites. The tribe also argued that they were never meaningfully consulted on the project before construction began.

While a judge in Washington denied the tribe’s request for a temporary injunction, the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and the Department of the Interior intervened with an unprecedented joint statement requesting “that the pipeline company voluntarily pause all construction activity within 20 miles east or west of Lake Oahe.”

Kelcy Warren, chairman and CEO of Energy Transfer, denied the tribe’s claims, writing in an internal memo that “concerns about the pipeline’s impact on the local water supply are unfounded” and “multiple archaeological studies conducted with state historic preservation offices found no sacred items along the route.”

Last Friday, the Department of the Interior, Department of Justice, Department of the Army and other federal agencies officially invited the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe for consultations on “how the Federal Government can better account for, and integrate tribal views, on future infrastructure decisions throughout the country.”

The movement to block the 1,172-mile pipeline, being built by the Texas-based company Energy Transfer, has united tribal groups and environmental activists from across the nation, with hundreds still camped out near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation in North Dakota.

Chairman Dave Archambault II of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe praised the Obama administration’s relationship with Native American tribes, saying, “Along with the ongoing review of this pipeline, the Administration has taken a major step forward by initiating consultation on nationwide reform on the protection of tribal interests regarding infrastructure projects. We will continue to advocate for the protection of our water, lands and sacred places, and the necessary respect as Indigenous Peoples.”

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Florida Woman Jumped on Purse-Snatcher’s Car as He Tried to Get Away

iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — Surveillance video from a South Florida gas station caught the moment a woman jumped on top of a man’s car after he allegedly stole her purse, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO).

The incident happened on Sept. 17, while Janelle Della-Libera, 32, was pumping gas, according to the BSO incident report obtained by ABC News Monday. Della-Libera heard someone open and close the driver’s door of her vehicle and then saw a man running with her purse in his hand.

As the suspect got in his car and attempted to drive away, Della-Libera “jumped on top of his vehicle’s hood, attempting to prevent him from fleeing,” the incident report said. As the suspect “started accelerating,” she was “forced from the hood to the windshield and then to the front part of the vehicle’s roof.”

The suspect then “made a sharp right turn,” and Dell-Libera “lost her balance and fell down between the vehicle’s body and the opened driver’s door,” the incident report added. “The suspect’s vehicle then ran over the victim’s left ankle and fled the area.”

Emergency personnel checked Della-Libera at the scene before she was transported to a hospital by her husband, according to the report.

Della-Libera told ABC News Monday that she suffered a severely sprained ankle, in addition to multiple cuts and bruises.

“It literally feels like I’ve been hit by a bus,” she said. “I was actually hit by a car, so I guess that’s pretty close.”

“While it was going on, every single second, I was just like, ‘I can’t believe this is happening, I can’t believe this is happening!'” she added.

After watching the surveillance video more than 50 times, Della-Libera said she thought she “could have handled the situation better” but she does want other women to know that “they have the power to fight back.”

“My instincts just took over and I did everything I could to try to not be taken advantage of,” she said. “If anything, I hope this reminds people to always stay vigilant. We’re a generation of multitasking and doing a million things at one time, but it leaves us vulnerable to people like this. So just always be aware of who and what’s around you.”

The suspect caught on the surveillance video was not identified nor located as of this afternoon, according to BSO public information officer Joy Oglesby.

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LAPD Continues to Investigate Derrick Rose Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles police are continuing to investigate allegations of sexual assault against New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose.

Police said there was no timetable for the conclusion of the investigation, according to ESPN, after a woman filed a civil sexual assault case against the NBA star on Aug. 26, 2015.

The suit alleges Rose and two friends raped the woman after slipping a drug into her drink in August 2013, according to ESPN.

Rose said Monday he was not aware of the investigation.

“I’m not worried about it, but if I do have to miss time it’s a part of it,” he said at Knicks media day according to ESPN. “Of course, I don’t want to be in this position, but it is what it is. I’m going to let my lawyers handle that, let my team handle it.”

The trial is set to begin next week after a federal judge in July denied Rose’s motion to dismiss the case.

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Pat Riley on Chris Bosh: ‘Heat Career Is Probably Over’

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(MIAMI) — Miami Heat president Pat Riley doesn’t appear to believe that Chris Bosh will play for the team again.

“We feel that, based on the last exam, that his Heat career is probably over,” Riley told reporters Monday.

Riley was referring to Bosh’s pre-season physical, which the power forward failed. Bosh, 32, has been plagued by blood clots.

“The Miami HEAT and Chris Bosh, in consultation with team doctors and other physicians, have been working together for many months with the mutual goal of having Chris return to the court as soon as possible,” the team said in a statement last Friday. “Chris has now taken his pre-season physical. The Miami HEAT regret that it remains unable to clear Chris to return to basketball activities, and there is no timetable for his return.”

When asked by reporters Monday if Bosh’s career in the NBA was over, Riley said that is “up to him.”

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Marlins Pay Tribute to Jose Fernandez by Wearing No. 16 Jersey

Joe Skipper/Getty Images(MIAMI) — The Miami Marlins paid tribute Monday to star pitcher Jose Fernandez, who died in a boating accident early Sunday, by wearing No. 16 jerseys in the first game since his death, ESPN reported.

A moment of silence was held at Marlins Park, where the Miami players on the field stood surrounding the pitcher’s mound, which had the number 16 printed on it.

Some Marlins embraced their teammates in tears as “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” was played on the trumpet during the moment of silence. The entire Marlins lineup then rubbed the dirt from the mound and rubbed it on the side of their pants, a tactic Fernandez would use to keep his hands dry, according to the Fox Sports commentator calling the game.

It was an emotional Monday night at Marlins Park, where Miami players are still in shock and mourning over the death of their 24-year-old teammate. Marlins infielder Dee Gordon wore a T-shirt with the letters “RIP” and an image of Fernandez standing at the pitcher’s mound under his uniform during the game against the Mets.

Fans ventured to Marlins Park to leave items in a makeshift memorial for Fernandez.

The Mets paid tribute to Fernandez in their own way Sunday, by hanging a Mets jersey with his last name over their dugout at Citi Field in Queens, New York.

Fernandez died in a boating accident along with two others — 27-year-old Emilio Macias and 25-year-old Eduardo Rivero — from trauma, ESPN reported, citing Lorenzo Veloz, spokesman for the Florida Fish and wildlife Conservation. Speeding is suspected to be a factor, Veloz said. The investigation is ongoing.

The Marlins canceled Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Braves after the news of Fernandez’s death.

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Colombia and FARC Rebels Sign Historic Peace Accord

LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images(BOGOTA, Colombia) — The Colombian government and the country’s largest rebel movement signed an historic peace agreement Monday putting an end to a half-century of civil war.

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia leader Timoleon Jimenez, also known as Timochenko, signed the 297-page agreement both dressed in white to symbolize peace.

“We will achieve any goal, overcome any hurdle and turn our nation into a country we’ve always dreamed of – a country in peace,” Santos said according to BBC.

Timochenko added, according to BBC: “I would like to ask for forgiveness for all the pain that we have caused during this war.”

The Colombian people are set to vote in a referendum on the deal scheduled for Oct. 2 before it can pass into a law.

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William and Kate Take Canada by Storm

JONATHAN HAYWARD/AFP/Getty Images(BELLA BELLA, British Columbia) Driving rain and wind couldn’t dampen William and Kate’s enthusiasm while touring Bella Bella, British Columbia, Monday. The royal couple had to modify their plans and scrap an aerial float plane tour of the Great Bear rain forest because of torrential rains but received a traditional welcome by the Heiltsuk First Nations community.

Prince William was greeted by the elder chiefs, telling them “it wouldn’t be the rain forest without the rain. It’s very authentic. We’re very excited to be here.”

William and Kate were named hereditary chiefs Monday at a ceremony by elders welcoming them by the Heiltsuk First Nations community.

William and Kate are on a mission. This is their second royal tour to Canada. Their first tour was shortly after their wedding in 2011. They hope to get to know Canadians who they will one day rule as their king and queen. More importantly, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge want to highlight issues important to them: conservation, which is a primary focus of Prince William’s work; mental health; addiction and young people.

The world’s largest temperate rain forest is home to the Kermode bear, whales, otters and dolphins.

William and Kate will also observe a youth performance before traveling to McLoughlin Bay to see a walking trail.

They were also shown one of the most precious items owned by the First Nations community, a royal staff with a silver crown head given to the present chief’s great-grandfather by Queen Victoria.

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US Warns of Threats Against US-Branded Hotels in Adana, Turkey

Ayhan Altun/Getty Images(ADANA, Turkey) — In addition to a warning from the U.S. State Department about traveling to southeastern Turkey, the U.S. Consulate in Adana has a new security message for Americans.

The consulate said in a statement it had “obtained specific and credible threats of potential terrorist activity” against U.S. hotels in Adana, a major city in southern Turkey.

“U.S. citizens in Adana are advised to exercise caution when patronizing these establishments,” said the statement.

Some of the U.S.-branded hotels in the city include the Sheraton Grand Adana and the Adana HiltonSA. Adana is also home to the Sabancı Central Mosque, the largest mosque in Turkey.

The State Department continues to warn Americans about avoiding “travel to southeast Turkey and carefully consider the risks of travel to and throughout the  country.”

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day made Bob Dylan really mad! Because he had recorded a version and after the group you’re about to hear released their version, Bob’s was referred to as a cover…it’s not a song written by Dylan – in fact, nobody really knows who did! read more…

Happy Ending

Happy Ending

The Wild horses from Alto will be coming home! Thanks to the efforts of many area residents, the horses will be brought back

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day almost didn’t become a #1 because “Every Breath You Take” by The Police hogged up the top spot for eight straight weeks in 1983…today’s featured single was stuck at #2 but it hung on long enough to move up when the time came partly because of the singers’ androgynous look in the music video. read more…

Alto Wild Horses

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Residents say a woman lured some of Alto’s beloved wild horses into her corral and called authorities to haul them away to Santa Fe for auction because she saw them as a nuisance. Those who feel the horses should remain free on the land they have roamed for many years are trying to find a way to bring them home. The group, Cloud Riders, is on Facebook and has a rally planned for 5:30 today at the Sierra Blanca Boys and Girls Club.

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