Willie Nelson concert canceled

The concert by Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss scheduled for Wednesday at Charlottesville’s John Paul Jones Arena has been canceled, the arena announced Friday.

Refunds will be available at the point of purchase. Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster.com will be refunded automatically, and there is no need to contact customer service to request a refund.

Ticketmaster refunds should be received within seven to 10 business days.

New documentary looks at Yelchin’s life

PARK CITY, Utah — Anton Yelchin died in a freak accident at age 27, but a new documentary seeks to put the focus back on the actor’s extraordinary life.

“Love, Antosha,” which arrives in theaters Friday, premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, to tears and applause. His parents, Viktor Yelchin and Irina Korina, the driving force behind the documentary, were there as well.

The film is a heartfelt and unusually revealing tribute to the creative force of nature that was Yelchin. It is told through home videos, archival footage, personal letters and interviews by those who knew him, from his “Star Trek” companions Chris Pine, John Cho and J.J. Abrams, to Jennifer Lawrence, Martin Landau and Kristen Stewart, who said that he, “Kind of, like, broke my heart” at 14. It’s a complex portrait of an artist, who liked to take provocative photographs at sex clubs in the Valley and was also, unbeknownst even to most of his closest friends, managing cystic fibrosis.

Gulf Coast bar sues MTV show

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A landmark beach bar on the Florida-Alabama state line is suing MTV’s popular “Floribama Shore” show for trademark infringement.

Companies that run the Flora-Bama Lounge on Perdido Key filed suit this week in Pensacola, Florida, against Viacom Inc. and producers of the MTV show.

The federal lawsuit contends the show’s name is so similar to the bar that it’s confusing.

The suit says operators of the 55-year-old bar refused to let the show use its name, so producers adopted a show title that’s just one letter and a hyphen mark off.

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