The reunited New Kids On The Block's first gig in 14 years will take place May 17 at New York radio station Z100's annual Zootopia concert.

The reunited New Kids On The Block's first gig in 14 years will take place May 17 at New York radio station Z100's annual Zootopia concert. The event at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., will also feature Miley Cyrus, Jordin Sparks, the Jonas Brothers, OneRepublic, Simple Plan, Sara Bareilles, Gavin DeGraw and Ferras.

The station's ZVIP members will get first crack at tickets beginning Friday (April 11). Fans can also enjoy a free, pre-show event prior to Zootopia in the Izod Center parking lot, featuring performances from Flyleaf, Bareilles and Metro Station.

The official Zootopia charity this year is DoSomething.org, which works to encourage young people to contribute to their local communities.


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.







Beloved indie rock act the Feelies will play their first show in more than 15 years on July 4, opening for Sonic Youth at New York's Battery Park as part of the annual River to River festival. The group influences scores of future indie outfits, from R.E.M. to Luna, before disbanding in 1992.

Other highlights for River to River include Ulrich Schnauss (June 24), the first American appearance by Icelandic musician Johann Johannsson (July 8), the Avett Brothers (July 9), St. Vincent (July 10), Fennesz and Ryuichi Sakamoto (July 15), Ted Leo and the Pharmacists (July 17), Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid (July 22), Akron/Family (July 24) and Atlas Sound (July 25).

For more information, visit RivertoRiverNYC.com.


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.







Details are still scant at deadline, but Emmylou Harris will on June 10 release a new album, "All I Intended To Be." The Nonesuch set is her first of newly recorded material since 2003's "Stumble Into Grace." Harris will also be inducted April 27 into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Harris told Billboard.com last summer she has secured assistance for the new album from the McGarrigle sisters and Seldom Scene lead singer John Starling. Harris duets with the latter on "Old Five and Dimers" ("I finally decided that I was old enough to cut that song, reaching the grand ole age of 60," she said).

"It's kind of a combination of some of my own songs, some songs that I've wanted to record for a long time and some new things that I came across," Harris said. "You'll get both Emmylou the interpreter and Emmylou the songwriter."


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

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