11, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (Patrick R. Murphy/Getty Images) Watch your step! The Selena Gomez fan base (she has 16 million Twitter followers) held their collective breath when the singer took a tumble last week at the end ofher concert in Fairfax, Va. Gomez, 21, wearing a shiny outfit andknee-high boots,was jumping up and down during the song Slow Down and while streamers began to fly in the air, she hit the front end of the stage and fell forward. Read: Selena Gomez on Turning 21, Justin Bieber Dont worry fans. The lyrics of thetrack say, Baby, slow down the song, butGomezignored those wordsand went right back to dancing! Gomez is now touring through New York, then Pennsylvania and New Jersey promoting her new album. She wraps up the Stars Dance Tour at the end of November in Michigan. A fan was able to shoot a video of the on-stage mishap. Watch below.
Liza Minnelli performs with broken wrist at benefit concert in New York
Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton NEW YORK | Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:34pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former Beatle Paul McCartney performed a surprise mini-concert in New York’s Times Square on Thursday to the delight of throngs of workers, tourists and fans. McCartney, 71, and his band sang tracks from his upcoming album, “New,” which is due to be released in the United States on October 15. “Wow! Really excited to be playing New York Times Square at 1 p.m. this afternoon!” McCartney tweeted about an hour before the packed mini-concert. “Come on down to Times Square. It’s all going to be happening there!” he added. Security guards at the site said the 15-minute, lunch-time concert was kept a secret until shortly before its start. “I loved it. It is hard not to like this band. They have been playing together for so long; they just make perfect music every time they hit a stage,” Said Hamdan, 51, a teacher in New York who learned about the concert through Twitter, said.
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But that didnt stop the diva from performing with her sister for the first time in 20 years. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Comment Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Despite a broken wrist, Liza Minnelli performed with her sister, Lorna Luft, for the first time in 20 years during The Actors Fund And Tower Cancer Research benefit concert on October 14 in New York City. The show went on for Liza Minnelli. A spokesman for the 67-year-old entertainer said she performed Monday night with a broken wrist at a benefit concert in New York. Liza Minnelli reportedly broke her wrist in three places during a rehearsal at her home Sunday. Minnelli broke her wrist in three places while rehearsing at home Sunday. The “Cabaret” star performed with her sister, Lorna Luft. The event marked their first performance together in 20 years since their duet at the 1993 Tony Awards. Minnelli returned to the hospital for further treatment immediately after the performance at the jazz club Birdland benefiting the Women’s Health Initiative and the Dr. Philomena McAndrew Fund of Tower Cancer Research Foundation.
And you know whats truly miserable? The other ten percent. Starting today on Paste, were going to turn our attention to the darker side of live music. Forget the ecstatic moments when you felt transformed by the spiritual power of watching your heroes perform; we want to hear about the soul-killing misery. I know from personal experience, and from numerous first-hand accounts from friends and family, that there is a treasure trove of awful, traumatic concert stories out there. We want yours. Typically, a bad show has very little to do with the music. The real problem can best be expressed by a famous Sartre quote: Hell is other people. Theres nothing quite like a concert for attracting the cretins, douchebags, drunks, lechers and sadists of our world. And you cannot escape them. If you attend enough shows, the probabilities will absolutely find you. Youll be enjoying a pleasant night at some amphitheater, soaking in the energy, and suddenly youre being tackled to the ground by an angry dude with a leather jacket and a blood-curdling scream whos high on angel dust and has convinced himself that youre the devil. Weve all been there. So for this feature, were turning to you, the reader.