Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment:
More than $2,300 was raised Saturday at Up a Creek Tavern in Howland at the Fourth Breast Cancer Benefit Reunion Concert & BBQ.
Louise Damstoft-Hathaway, better known in music circles as Madam Weez, said there were 182 paid admissions. With T-shirt sales, raffles and donations, that left $2,303 after expenses, and the proceeds were presented this week to Beverly Brunker, manager of the St. Joseph Cancer Center.
Damstoft-Hathaway, who served as host for the event when founder Tommy McCoy had to cancel due to medical issues, said she believes the unpredictable weather Saturday hurt this year's attendance. Crowds of about 500 people turned out the first two years for the event at Up a Creek, and last year it expanded to a two-day affair with shows at the Howland bar/ restaurant and Packard Music Hall.
Live Nation announced Wednesday it is moving the Sept. 16 Gotye concert from Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica to Lakewood Civic Auditorium. According to the press release, the show was moved ''due to logistical issues.'' Considering the capacity for Lakewood Civic is no more than half the size of Jacobs Pavilion and since tickets still are available even with the venue change, I'm guessing the ''logistical issue'' is that not enough people were willing to pay $40 to $75 to see a guy essentially known for only one song.
All tickets purchased for the Jacobs Pavilion show will be exchanged for comparable seats at the indoor venue. Fans can exchange their tickets at Jacobs Pavilion between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m this Saturday and Sept. 15 or they can be exchanged at the Lakewood Civic Auditorium box office the day of the show starting at 2 p.m.
Metal act Lamb of God was forced to scrap its summer tour when lead singer Randy Blythe was arrested in Prague and charged with manslaughter in conjunction with the death of a concertgoer at a 2010 show. Blythe now is out on bond after spending more than a month in jail, and Lamb of God is able to resume touring, at least in the States.
The tour, which starts Oct. 30, includes a Nov. 27 date at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, where the band was supposed to play in August. Because of the conditions of Blythe's bond, the band can't reschedule any of the Canadian dates that were canceled.
Tickets in Pittsburgh will go on sale Sept. 22 through Ticketmaster.
Opening Sept. 19 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will be ''Just Can't Get Enough: The Photography of Robert Alford.''
Alford was the sole staff photographer for Creem magazine, and he shot several album covers for ZZTop. His work has appeared in numerous books, including ''Rock Style'' by Tommy Hilfiger, ''Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin'' by Jon Bream'' and ''AC/DC: High Voltage Rock and Roll'' by Phil Sutcliffe.''
The Rock Hall exhibition will include images of such artists as The Cars, ZZTop, The Clash, The Police, the B-52s, The Go-Gos, INXS, Iggy Pop and Prince.
Alford will be interviewed by Rock Hall Curatorial Director Howard Kramer at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Foster Theater. Admission is free, but tickets are required for admission. Tickets will be available Monday for Rock Hall members and at 10 a.m. Tuesday for the general public at tickets.rockhall.com.
Andy Gray is the entertainment writer for the Tribune Chronicle. Write to him at grayareas@