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Music, movies to look forward to in 2016

Take a look at some of the most highly anticipated music, movies, TV shows and celebrity news of 2016.

From "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" to Adele's "25," 2015 was a big year for music and movies.

But as we begin a new year, there's still plenty to look forward to in 2016.

Here are some of the highlights.


With some of the most popular album releases of the year, Adele and Justin Bieber will be some of the hottest concerts to see in 2016. But if you wanted tickets, you had to act fast. Adele’s Sept. 9 and 10 Philadelphia shows are already sold out. However, Beliebers are still in luck. Tickets are available for his July 7 show at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore.

Other concerts to see in 2016 include Rihanna (April 9 at Royal Farms Arena) and Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas (July 16 at Hersheypark Stadium).


Be on the lookout for the following album releases in 2016: Rihanna’s “Anti,” Kanye’s “Swish,” Drake’s “Views from the 6” and Ariana Grande’s “Moonlight.”

Celebrity News

Ever since Lady Gaga got engaged to Lancaster native Taylor Kinney on Valentine’s Day of 2015, we’ve been anxiously awaiting wedding details. What will she wear? Have they set a date? Where will it be held? But so far, the celebrity couple has remained tight-lipped. On an October episode of “The Meredith Vieira Show,” Kinney said the couple hasn’t set a date yet due to their hectic schedules, but we’re hoping 2016 will be the year. And if we’re really lucky, maybe we’ll spot them at a hometown ceremony in Lancaster! (We can dream, right?)

Other celebrities who will tie the knot this year include Kevin Hart and fiancée Eniko Parrish and possibly Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill. We can only assume wedding bells are in their future after Minaj tweeted “RT for beach wedding. Fave for church wedding” on Dec. 27.

And we can’t forget about celebrity babies.  Anne Hathaway, Chrissy Teigen, Kelly Clarkson and Michael Buble’s wife Luisana Lopilato are all expecting in 2016.


There’s no denying 2015 was a big year for movies.  “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” alone, made $1 billion in a record 12 days. But superhero flicks like “Captain America: Civil War” and “X-Men: Apocalypse,” another “Star Wars” and more are hoping 2016 will be just as big for the film industry. Here are three to look forward to.

“Finding Dory (June 17): Ellen DeGeneres voices Dory in this sequel to the 2003 Pixar movie “Finding Nemo.”

“Ghostbusters” (July 15): This reboot of the classic comedy stars “Bridesmaids” actresses Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (Nov. 18): This Harry Potter spinoff, written by J.K. Rowling, revolves around the wizard Newt Scamander, played by Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne.


Live television musicals aren’t anything new. Since 2013, we’ve seen live productions of “The Sound of Music,” “Peter Pan,” and “The Wiz.” They didn’t all get the best reviews, but when “Grease: Live” airs Jan. 31 with a cast including Julianne Hough as Sandy, Aaron Tveit as Danny, Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo and Carly Rae Jepsen as Frenchy, we’re hoping for the best.

2016 will also mark the final seasons for “American Idol” and “Downton Abbey.” New shows to look forward to include “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” on FX,  “The Catch” on ABC, “Shades of Blue” on NBC, “Vinyl” on HBO and “Fuller House” on Netflix