Cher Brings “Classic Cher” Show To Las Vegas

cher, classic cher, las vegasa Oscar and grammy award winning actress come singer, Cher, goes classic for her new project, the “classic cher” show.

The singer who had dabbled into various musical genres over the years, from dance, pop and rock, as well as a number of high profile films, has announced that she is returning to Las Vegas.

The tour will open in¬†February for three weeks at the Park Theater in Las Vegas’ Monte Carlo venue and will then move to Maryland in March before returning to Las Vegas in May.

You Never Reinvent Yourself

Sharing about her career so far, she says you try to take the most important things from each decade and merge them into a story about yourself and you try to make it as entertaining as you can.

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Cher says all you need is to believe in yourself

Although the singer has performed thousands of times, she admits that she still suffers from stage fright before her performances.

Despite undergoing several career changes while still in the entertainment industry, the artist dislikes anyone saying she re-invented herself.

In her opinion, she says, you never reinvent yourself, you just pick something right. And maybe you’ve not done something new in a long time, and people realise how much they liked you.

She says a lot of people may not believe in your dreams but “you have to stiffen your back bone and believe in yourself and just do it”.

Some of the greatest stars have come from what doesn’t look good on paper, she highlighted.

Earth, Wind & Fire Band Founder, Maurice White Dies

Maurice WhiteFounder of R&B funk band, Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White, has died in Los Angeles at age 74.

According to White’s publicist, Mark Young, the singer died in his sleep on Thursday morning. He suffered from Parkinson’s Disease.

Earth, Wind & Fire was founded by White, in 1969 after he moved from Chicago to Los Angeles and he was active until 1994 when he stopped touring with the band due to Parkinson’s disease.

His band had a series of hits including September, Boogie Wonderland, Shining Star and After the Love has Gone.

The singer-songwriter was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1992 but his condition was reported to have got worse in recent months.

Earth, Wind & Fire were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, and White was individually inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010.

Popularly known by his nickname of Reese, he worked with various well-known recording artists such as The Emotions, Barbra Streisand, Cher and Neil Diamond.

Michigan Water Contamination: Obama Declares Emergency

Obama on Water ContaminationUS President, Barack Obama, has declared a state of emergency in Flint, Michigan, where corrosive water leaked lead from old pipes into the water supply.

The water became contaminated with lead, after a change in supplier in 2014.

The emergency declaration will now make available $5m (£3.5m) in federal funding.

Earlier in the week, Governor Rick Snyder had requested $31m from the Federal Government.

He said the need in the city of almost 100,000 people “far exceeds the state’s capability” and sought a disaster declaration.

But reports in Michigan said President Obama denied that request, that would have freed up more than the $5m, as such declarations are only made for natural disasters.

The city switched its water source from the city of Detroit to the Flint River in 2014. It has since switched back to Detroit’s water.

Michigan’s Attorney, Bill Schuette, had said he would investigate the water crisis to see whether any state laws were violated.

The lack of clean water in Flint “is a human tragedy in which families are struggling even with the most basic parts of daily life”, said Michigan’s Attorney General.

Mr Snyder had already declared an emergency in Flint due to the water situation. Local officials deemed it a public health emergency in October.

He has been criticised for his handling of the water crisis, with protesters calling for him to resign.

As a result of President Obama’s announcement, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will co-ordinate the response in Flint.

On Saturday, the singer, Cher, said she would donate bottled water to Flint residents, with some 180,000 bottles to be shipped.

“This is a tragedy of staggering proportion and shocking that it’s happening in the middle of our country,” she said.