Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
Stamp honors Rosa Parks
The U.S. Postal Service has issued a special Rosa Parks stamp on what would have been the late civil rights icon's 100th birthday.
The Rosa Parks Forever Stamp went on sale Monday, and its issue was one of several events throughout the day to honor Parks.
The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, Mich., hosted a 12-hour celebration featuring speeches, music and presentations.
Event-goers also were given the opportunity to take a seat on the Rosa Parks bus, which is on permanent display inside the museum.
Parks was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus to a white man, an act that helped bring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to prominence.
Parks later moved to Detroit. She died in 2005.
Sting, Rihanna and Bruno Mars will hit the stage for a special performance at next week's Grammy Awards.
The Recording Academy announced Monday that they will perform together at Sunday's awards show. Triple nominee Kelly Clarkson also will take the stage.
Beyonce, Prince, Jennifer Lopez and country singer Hunter Hayes will be presenters at the Grammys, which will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Six acts tie for the most nominations with six each, including Ocean, The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, Kanye West, Jay-Z, fun. and Mumford & Sons.
Previously announced performers include Ocean, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, Elton John and fun. Taylor Swift will kick off the show, to be hosted by rapper-actor LL Cool J.
Beyonce was just warming up at the Super Bowl: The singer has announced a world tour.
"The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" will kick off April 15 in Belgrade, Serbia. The European leg of the tour will wrap up May 29 in Stockholm, Sweden.
The tour's North American stint starts June 28 in Los Angeles and ends Aug. 3 in Brooklyn, N.Y.