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Injured hip forces Gaga to end tour
Lady Gaga has canceled the rest of her tour dates due to a hip injury.
Live Nation Global Touring said in a news release Wednesday that Lady Gaga has a tear in her right hip that will require surgery, followed by a recovery period. The pop star's website showed 21 dates through March 20 remaining on her "Born This Way Ball" tour schedule. Fans who have already bought tickets will receive a refund beginning today.
Lady Gaga postponed four dates on Tuesday after experiencing difficulties Monday during her concert in Montreal. The singer's show is high energy with nonstop dancing. She explained to fans on Twitter that she'd hurt herself while performing some time ago.
She wrote: "I hid it from my staff, I didn't want to disappoint my amazing fans. However after last nights performance I could not walk and still can't".
Gaga has not tweeted since.
The tour, in support of her second album "Born This Way," began last April in Asia and was one of 2012's highest grossing.
The high school in Pete Seeger's upstate New York hometown has named its theater after the 93-year-old folk singer and his wife.
A ceremony held Tuesday night unveiled a bronze plaque outside the theater at Beacon High School in Dutchess County. The plaque identifies the venue as "The Seeger Theatre" and is adorned with an engraving of a banjo, Seeger's signature instrument.
The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that the school board voted in October to name the theater after Seeger and his wife of nearly 70 years, Toshi. The couple have lived in Beacon for decades and the folk singer helps out local students.
After the dedication ceremony, students performed a musical tribute to the couple, including such Seeger classics as "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" and "If I Had a Hammer."
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told Lehigh University students they need to confess they "don't know all there is to know" and that they should use their opinions to start discussions, not end them.
Albright spoke at the school in Bethlehem on Tuesday as part of a lecture series on understanding and tolerance. She now works with a global business strategy firm.
The Express-Times of Easton reports the first female Secretary of State told the students they must value critical thinking as a way of changing the world. She says a new era of global collaboration is near, but that people need to analyze their own thinking and search for truth.