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Nashville honky tonk to celebrate 50 years

Kris Kristofferson will help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, a landmark honky tonk in Nashville, Tenn.

The country music icon and actor will headline a Nov. 7 show at the Ryman Auditorium, across the alley from the back door at Tootsie's.

In a way, he's repaying a debt: Kristofferson stayed in a room above the bar before his career took off in the early 1970s.

Hundreds of country music's biggest stars have slipped out the back door at the Ryman to play and party at Tootsie's over the years. Artists like Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton and George Jones could be found there on Saturday nights after Grand Ole Opry performances.

Today it's one of Nashville's top tourist attractions. It was spared in last month's record flooding.

Morissette, rapper wed

Alanis Morissette is officially off the market. The singer and rapper Souleye (real name Mario Treadway), 30, tied the knot in an intimate ceremony with family present at their Los Angeles home on May 22, a source tells People magazine. Morissette's rep confirms the news. It is the first marriage for the couple, who wed a week before Morissette's 36th birthday.

Crow adopts a second son

Sheryl Crow is the mother of another baby boy. The singer-songwriter announced Friday that she has adopted another son, Levi James, who was born April 30.

The 47-year-old Grammy winner shared the news on her website, and her publicist confirmed the adoption.

She wrote that "Wyatt has a new little brother!" referring to her 3-year-old son, who is also adopted.

R&B singer Monica to perform at NBA game

Monica may be singing to football player Chad Ochocinco in her latest music video, but tonight, she'll be singing to basketball stars instead.

The R&B singer is set to perform the national anthem at Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Boston. The Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics are tied 1-1 in the best-of-seven series.

Monica released her fifth CD, the gold-selling "Still Standing," in March.

Another year older

Today's birthdays: Former first lady Barbara Bush , 85... actor-comedian Jerry Stiller , 83... comedian Joan Rivers , 77... actor James Darren , 74... singer Nancy Sinatra , 70... musician Boz Scaggs , 66... country musician Tony Rice , 59... "Dilbert" creator Scott Adams , 53... actor-director Keenen Ivory Wayans , 52 ... actress Julianna Margulies , 43... rapper Kanye West , 33.

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