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Ariana Grande tears up as she recalls Manchester tragedy
NEW YORK (AP) — The very mention of Manchester still brings Ariana Grande to tears.
The singer cried during an interview Friday with Ebro for Beats 1 on Apple Music as she shared thoughts on the 2017 concert in England, when a suicide bomber killed 22 people.
She said that terrorists “want you to be afraid,” adding that those who just heard about it in the news had moved on. But for her and others, the challenge became just to “live in the moment” and not be overwhelmed by fear.
Her album “Sweetener” includes a song for Manchester survivors, “Get Well Soon.” It was released Friday.
Grande also spoke of fiancé Pete Davidson, of “Saturday Night Live.” She said she hoped to be married within five years, and that she’d “probably” like to have 3 children.
Comedian Andy Gross stirs outrage at Purdue University
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Comedian Andy Gross stirred outrage at Indiana’s Purdue University, which says the Los Angeles-based performer’s act during a student orientation was inappropriate.
The Indianapolis Star reports that some students walked out of Saturday’s performance and accused the comedian of harassing a female student who was called on stage to assist with part of his routine. They say he made a crude reference to his own genitalia and requested that the student touch his leg, among other comments they found distasteful.
Backstreet Boys fans treated for injuries after storm
THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma casino says 14 people suffered cuts and bruises when a powerful rainstorm toppled entrance trusses and disrupted the start of an outdoor concert by the Backstreet Boys.
Kym Koch-Thompson, spokeswoman for the WinStar World Casino and Resort, says the concertgoers were treated at the scene following Saturday’s storm, then taken to hospitals in Oklahoma and Texas. She says they were all treated for minor injuries and released. The casino in Thackerville is about 70 miles (110 kilometers) northwest of Dallas.
The casino says a storm packing winds of up to 80 mph (128 kph) struck the venue about 5:30 p.m. and blew down entrance trusses on about 150 concertgoers who didn’t heed earlier evacuation warnings.
Colts’ longtime radio
announcer to retire
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bob Lamey is retiring as the Indianapolis Colts’ longtime radio voice.
In a statement issued Sunday by the team, Lamey said in part, “it’s time.”
He served as the Colts’ play-by-play announcer for 31 seasons, from 1984 through 1991 and again from 1995 through 2018.
Lamey also broadcast games for the Indiana Racers from 1974 through 1977 and the Indiana Pacers from 1977 through 1984. And he worked as the sports director for WIBC radio in Indianapolis.
Lamey was inducted into the Indiana Sports Broadcasters and Writers Hall of Fame in 2008.
He will be replaced by Matt Taylor for Monday night’s preseason broadcast.