Heart have canceled an upcoming appearance at SeaWorld, following the airing of CNN's documentary Blackfish, which chronicles the lives of captive orcas. "Heart has chosen to decline their forthcoming performance at SeaWorld on 2/9/14 due to the controversial documentary film Blackfish," the band wrote on its Twitter page.
Lyrics to "Born to Run," handwritten by Bruce Springsteen pulled in $197,000 at a Sotheby's auction, topping the estimated auction price ($70,000-$100,000) by a lot. The lyrics, much different from the final version of the song, were taken from a spiral bound notebook that belonged to the Boss. However, the manuscript does include "a nearly perfected chorus," according to the house.
Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves were among the names in country music to receive Grammy nominations. Swift scored nods for Best Country Album, Best Country Song ("Begin Again"), Best Country Duo/Group ("Highway Don't Care" with Keith Urban) and Album of the Year (Red). Kacey will face off in the Best Country Song with Swift with her hit "Merry Go Round."
Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin joined the Obama family to help throw the switch on the U.S. national Christmas tree in Washington, D.C. over the weekend. Mimi introduced her daughter Monroe to the President while remarking that it is an "honor to kick off the holiday season with the First Family."
Carlos Santana and Billy Joel were both honored at the Kennedy Center Honors over the weekend. Santana was feted at the event with a performance of his hit "Oye Como Va," performed by Juanes and Tom Morello. Other honored at the event were Shirley MacLaine, Herbie Hancock and Martina Arroyo.