Taylor Swift will be opening the last dress rehearsal for her Speak Now Tour to fans as a fundraiser to benefit victims in the recent deadly tornadoes in the Southeast. 13,000 fans will get a first look at Swift’s new show almost a week early at Speak Now…..Help Now!, her final tour rehearsal, on May 21 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The North American portion of her Speak Now World Tour 2011 kicks off on May 27 in Omaha, Nebraska. Ticketing information and Speak Now….Help Now! event details will be available and updated beginning Monday, May 9 on www.TaylorSwift.com. 100% of ticket sales will go directly to help tornado victims.
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Tracy Lawrence and his friends in music, entertainment, sports and the arts raised nearly $15,000 for the Susan G. Komen Center–Greater Nashville at the inaugural Golf For A Cure Charity Golf Classic on Monday, May 2. Artists, celebrities, sponsors and VIPs took to the greens, despite the threatening, inclement weather, at Five Oaks Golf & Country Club in Lebanon. In a parade of 50 carts, teeing off along with paying patrons and event sponsors were Lawrence, Darryl Worley, Ira Dean (former Trick Pony member), Bryan White, Davis Daniel, Matt Gary, Ty Brown (of The Bachelorette fame), American Idol alum Lacey Brown, Cory Hildreath (One Night Rodeo), Elbert West, Lucas Hoge, Racing Country radio show host Cathy Martindale and Rockie “Rockstar” Shipes. After the 18-hole game, the Golf For A Cure outing concluded with a night-time reception where guests enjoyed up-close, acoustic performances by Tracy Lawrence, Darryl Worley, Ira Dean, Tiffany, Ty Brown, Lacey Brown, Brooke Burrows, One Night Rodeo accompanied by rolling thunder and bolts of lightning.
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The 2011 JDRF Golf Classic, benefiting the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, is set for May 9 at the Vanderbilt Legends Club. Slated to participate are WKRN News 2 sports anchor Joe Dubin, American Idol season nine Top 12 finalist Lacey Brown, hit songwriter Rivers Rutherford, up-and-coming country singer Eric Lee Beddingfield, members of the Adam Craig Band and surprise guests. Shotgun starts are at 8:00 am and 1:30 pm. A limited number of slots are still available. Click here for details.