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Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1:00 am


Rocker Roth latest to go to Las Vegas

Associated Press

David Lee Roth – the high-kicking lead singer of the rock band Van Halen – is jumping to Las Vegas.

The rocker will have a mini-residence at the House of Blues in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. He'll be performing Jan. 8, Jan. 10 to 11 and March 18, March 20 to 21, March 25 and March 27 to 28.

Tickets go on sale Saturday.

Roth said in a statement: “A weekend with me is interactive way beyond just music. It starts with the best food on Earth. The fellas smoke their three cigarettes for the year and we all stay up way past our bedtime!”

He'll join a long list of artists with Vegas residencies that includes Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Aerosmith, Pitbull and Gwen Stefani.

TCM makes hiring 1st

Turner Classic Movies has hired its first black host, naming film academic Jacqueline Stewart host of its silent movie program “Silent Sunday Nights.”

Stewart is a cinema and media studies professor at the University of Chicago who has specialized in the racial politics of film preservation. She will make her TCM debut Sunday.

For many years, Robert Osborne was the sole host on TCM. Ben Mankiewicz joined in 2003 and, until Osborne's death in 2017, they were the two faces of the network. Last year, Alicia Malone became the first female host at the classic movie channel.

'Riverdale' honor

The cast and creators of “Riverdale” will receive an award from a gay rights education group for the show's portrayal of LGBTQ relationships in a high school setting.

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network announced Monday that “Riverdale” will be honored with its Gamechanger Award. The group cited the show's “groundbreaking storytelling about LGBTQ relationships” as why it was chosen to receive the honor

The GLSEN Respect Awards will be bestowed Oct. 25, and will also honor Octavia Spencer.

Previous Gamechanger Award honorees include Yara Shahidi and Zendaya.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Philip Baker Hall is 88. Actor Greg Mullavey is 86. Jazz vibraphonist Roy Ayers is 79. Actor Tom Ligon is 79. Singer Danny Hutton is 77. Singer Jose Feliciano is 74. Actress Judy Geeson is 71. Guitarist Joe Perry is 69. Actress Amy Irving is 66. Actor Clark Johnson is 65. Actress Kate Burton is 62. Director Chris Columbus is 61. Singer Siobhan Fahey is 61. Actor Colin Firth is 59. Singer-guitarist David Lowery is 59. Actor Sean O'Bryan is 56. Drummer Robin Goodridge is 54. Singer-guitarist Miles Zuniga is 53. Rapper Big Daddy Kane is 51. Director Guy Ritchie is 51. Singer Sara Groves is 47. Actor Ryan Phillippe is 45. Actor Jacob Young is 40.

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