Singer and songwriter Jackson Browne will join members of the Eagles in a tribute to the band’s founding member Glenn Frey during Monday’s 58th annual Grammy Awards.
Frey died Jan. 18 at age 67 of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. Browne will join the Eagles’ Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit and Bernie Leadon during a special performance during the show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Browne and Frey wrote together early on in their careers, including the Eagles’ first single in 1972 and one of their signature songs, “Take It Easy.”
The Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on CBS at 8 p.m. EST.
The next Harry Potter book: the play
The new Harry Potter play will become a new Harry Potter book. Scholastic Inc. announced Wednesday that a “script book” of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” will be published July 31. The book is a based on the two-part stage collaboration of J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany and arrives just after the play premieres in London on July 30. Rowling’s Potter website www.pottermore.com will release an edition. The first seven Potter books have sold more than 400 million copies worldwide, said Scholastic, the series’ U.S. publisher.
apology: An Indian-American actor and designer who wasn’t allowed to board a Mexico City-to-New York flight after refusing to remove his turban said he is satisfied with an apology from the airline. Waris Ahluwalia, known for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “The Darjeeling Limited,” said he is now waiting for Aeromexico to implement training on how to treat Sikh passengers.
on Broadway: Harper Lee’s classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” — and its now-somewhat sullied hero Atticus Finch — are heading to Broadway in a new adaptation written by Aaron Sorkin. Producer Scott Rudin said Wednesday the play will land during the 2017-2018 season under the direction of Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, who is represented on Broadway now with the brilliant revivals of “The King and I” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” Sorkin’s plays include “A Few Good Men” and “The Farnsworth Invention.” He won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his screenplay for “The Social Network,” which Rudin produced, along with Sorkin’s other films “Steve Jobs” and “Moneyball.”
New director: The former publisher of the literary magazine Guernica has been named executive director of the National Book Foundation, which presents the National Book Awards. Lisa Lucas succeeds Harold Augenbraum, who is stepping down after heading the foundation since 2004.
Accidental death: A medical examiner has determined NFL quarterback Jay Cutler’s brother-in-law’s death was accidental, saying Michael Cavallari died of hypothermia after he crashed his car while passing through a rocky and rural part of southern Utah. The 30-year-old Michael Cavallari is the brother of reality TV personality Kristin Cavallari.