Sting’s Sundance Songfest
Sting was hard to miss at the Sundance Film Festival — and not just because of his massive beard. On Jan. 22, he performed a hip-hop-flavored version of his old band The Police’s hit “Message in a Bottle” at Cisero’s Ristorante. The next day, fans began lining up six hours early for his 5:30 p.m. performance at the ASCAP Music Cafe. His set included “Every Breath You Take” and “The Empty Chair,” a song he wrote for the HBO documentary Jim: The James Foley Story, about the American journalist slain by ISIS in Syria. Foley’s parents were among the crowd.
Jackson Estate Making HIStory?
At the Jan. 24 Sundance premiere of the Showtime documentary Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown to Off the Wall, John Branca, the co-executor of Jackson’s estate and a producer of the film, hinted that more may be coming. “I’d like to see a movie about the  HIStory album and tour,” said Branca. “It was [Michael’s] last tour and his most underappreciated album.”
The Jonas Brothers Jive
Nick Jonas, at Sundance promoting the film Goat, and brother Joe Jonas cut loose at Tao’s pop-up nightclub on Jan. 23. They danced on a table with two women while Kim Kardashian’s stepbrother Brody Jenner served as DJ.