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Digest: Norah Jones and Jimmy Fallon Pay Tribute to Kate McGarrigle; Adele Goes Gold in Second Week

Also: Sammy Hagar headlines Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp in Hollywood; Big Audio Dynamite schedule more reunion dates

March 9, 2011 11:10 AM ET
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Kate McGarrigle
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Norah Jones, Jimmy Fallon Pay Tribute to Kate McGarrigle
Norah Jones, Jimmy Fallon, Emmylou Harris and Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons will be part of a two-day concert tribute to singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle, who died last year after battling a rare form of cancer. The concert, which will be held at Manhattan's Town Hall, will also feature performances by McGarrigle's children Rufus and Martha Wainwright, as well as her sister and musical partner Anna McGarrigle. [EW.com]

Adele's '21' Goes Gold in Second Week
Adele's sophomore album 21 is Number One on Billboard's album charts for a second week. The record has sold 520,000 copies thus far, earning it a gold certification in only two weeks of release. [Billboard]

Win Tickets to See Big Boi at SXSW
Foursquare and Pepsi Max are hosting a special Big Boi concert at SXSW in Austin, Texas on Monday. Fans who want to catch the gig have to follow Big Boi on Foursquare and check in at SXSW to unlock a Golden Ticket badge that will allow entry to the show. [Foursquare]

Sammy Hagar Headlines Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp
Sammy Hagar, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen have been announced as guests at this year's Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp in Hollywood on May 10-15th. The camp will include evening jam sessions, studio time, and a performance at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip. [Press release]

Big Audio Dynamite Add More Reunion Dates
Big Audio Dynamite have added headlining concerts in Los Angeles and Manhattan in April in addition to their appearance at the Coachella festival on April 16th. The recently reunited band will also play a string of dates in the U.K. at the end of March through mid-April. [Brooklyn Vegan]

The Crass Postpone North American Dates
The Crass' Steve Ignorant has announced that the band will need to reschedule their upcoming dates in the United States and Canada due to visa issues. New dates have not been arranged, but tickets will be honored at the rescheduled gigs. [Daily Swarm]

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