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POSTED January 12, 2012 7:01 p.m.

COUNTRY STAR KEITH URBAN RETURNING TO STAGE: NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Keith Urban will return to the stage on Feb. 3 at the Grand Ole Opry following vocal surgery.
The country superstar had a polyp removed from a vocal cord at Vanderbilt University Medical Center late last year and has been on vocal rest.
His appearance at The Ryman Auditorium next month will be his first public performance since he recorded a song for the "CMA Country Christmas" television special in mid-November.
He was forced to postpone his "All For The Hall" benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame that was originally scheduled for Jan. 18. He also rescheduled the tail end of his 2011 concert tour for later this year.
The Grand Ole Opry also announced Urban will perform in March.
FOO FIGHTERS, SWIFT, MINAJ TO PERFORM AT GRAMMYS:: NEW YORK (AP) — Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars both have six Grammy nominations, including album of the year. And now both acts will perform at the award show.
The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson will also hit the stage at 54th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12.
Kanye West leads with seven nominations. Adele is also up for six Grammys, including album, song and record of the year. She's currently recovering from surgery on her vocal cords and her sophomore album, "21," was last year's top seller.
Other multiple nominees include Skrillex, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Chris Brown, Bon Iver and Mumford & Sons.
The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
2 BANDS, CELEBRITY CHEF HEADLINE SUPER BOWL PARTY: INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jane's Addiction and The Roots will headline the third Rock & Roll Super Bowl Fan Tailgate Party on Feb. 5 in Indianapolis.
Rolling Stone magazine announced the acts Thursday.
Music begins at 1 p.m., a little more than five hours before the Super Bowl kickoff.
Jane's Addiction, an alternative rock band, has sold more seven million records in the U.S. since forming in 1985. Hip-hop artists The Roots are the house band on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," which will broadcast from Indianapolis that week.
Peter Wentz, the bassist for Grammy-nominated band Fall Out Boy, will be the disc jockey, and celebrity chef John Besh will cook food.
Tickets costing $500 can be purchased at www.rollingstonerockweekend.com.
SHOWTIME MAKING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT DICK CHENEY: PASADENA  (AP) — The Showtime television network says it is preparing a new documentary on former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Showtime said Thursday that filmmaker R.J. Cutler, who made "The War Room" about Bill Clinton's presidential campaign in 1992, will make the film. No date was set for airing.
Cutler called Cheney, who was George W. Bush's vice president, "perhaps the single most influential non-president in the nation's political history." He promised a balanced and multi-dimensional look at Cheney.
Last weekend, Cutler placed ads in the Casper Star-Tribune newspaper asking residents if they had any footage or still pictures of Cheney. The former vice president lived in Wyoming as a teen and attended the University of Wyoming. He represented Wyoming in Congress from 1979 to 1989.
"Maybe somebody has a home video somewhere that we haven't heard about that we'd just like to see," said Ryan Gallagher, as associate producer at Actual Reality Pictures, Cutler's production company.

 

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