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Singer Ariana Grande said she will hold a concert in Manchester to benefit victims of the May 22 bombing at her concert there.

Ariana Grande to hold concert in Manchester for bombing
victimsPop star Ariana Grande said on Friday that she will
hold a benefit concert in Manchester for the victims of Monday’s
suicide bombing at her show in the English city. Grande, 23,
said in a message on her Instagram account that a date for the
concert had not yet been worked out.Southern rock music pioneer Gregg Allman dead at 69Gregg Allman, whose soulful vocals made the Allman Brothers
Band one of rock’s top acts in the 1970s with songs such as
“Whipping Post” and persevered in a career marred by tragedy and drug
abuse, died on Saturday at the age of 69, his official website
said. “It is with deep sadness that we announce that Gregg
Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, passed
away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Ga.,” it said.Box Office: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Hooks No. 1,
‘Baywatch’ Belly FlopsDisney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”
is sailing into first place at the domestic box office this
weekend, but the story the numbers dictate is not one of
swashbuckling heroics. Johnny Depp’s fifth outing as Jack
Sparrow is looking at a three-day total of $62.2 million from
4,276 locations, and a four-day holiday weekend sum of $77
million. If not for international appeal, that would be a let
down for a movie riding on a $230 million production budget.