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Thursday, June 06, 2019 1:00 am


Foellinger concert on Friday free

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Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation has made Friday's concert at Foellinger Theatre a free community event.

The 8 p.m. concert features Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels with Duke Tumatoe and the Power Trio. Previously unreserved seats will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

People who had previously purchased tickets for the show will still get their reserved seats. Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at the Foellinger ticket office, they can redeem Mitch Ryder tickets for one of Foellinger's upcoming tribute band performances:

• Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles, June 14

• Gabriel Sanchez presents the Prince Experience, July 6

• Leonid & Friends: a tribute to the band Chicago, July 11

• Just Imagine (The John Lennon Experience) Starring Tim Piper, July 13

• Stayin' Alive: The World's Best Tribute to the Bee Gees, July 20

• Rumours – A Fleetwood Mac Experience, Aug. 3

• Billy the Kid – The Definitive Billy Joel Tribute, Aug. 10

For more information, call 427-6000.

Morgan car accident

A Manhattan driver involved in a fender bender with comedian Tracy Morgan's new Bugatti says she “got scared” when the entertainer reacted by pounding on her window and yelling.

Jocelyn Madulid of Jersey City, New Jersey, told the New York Post on Tuesday that she initially didn't know who the other driver was.

Madulid says an officer told her it was a “famous guy.” A tour guide on a double-decker bus remarked, “Oh, that's Tracy Morgan!”

The Bugatti is reportedly worth $2 million.

In 2014, the former “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live” star was seriously injured when a truck hit the limo van he was riding in. Comedian James McNair was killed.

Spade pledge met

A year after Kate Spade took her own life, the foundation that bears her name has announced the completion of a $1 million pledge to support mental health services.

The Kate Spade New York Foundation said in a statement Wednesday it is donating $200,000 to The Jed Foundation, which partners with schools to strengthen mental health programs. The fashion brand will match public donations to JED through Wednesday, up to $100,000, at

The donations follow money already given to other organizations, including the Crisis Text Line.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today:  Actor Robert Englund is 72. Singer Dwight Twilley is 68. Playwright-actor Harvey Fierstein is 67. Actress-comedian Sandra Bernhard is 64. Comedian Colin Quinn is 60. Actor Jason Isaacs is 56. . Actor Paul Giamatti is 52. Singer Damion Hall is 51. Singer Uncle Kracker is 45.