Rick Springfield is coming to town to help out a worthy cause.
The '80s pop radio icon will headline Hot Summer Bike Night - Get Down and Give Back, set for 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Knoxville Convention Center.
The evening will include a dinner buffet and an auction featuring a new 2012 orange Softail Deluxe Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Springfield will be showcased in an acoustic set.
Tickets are $100 for open seating, and a limited number of reserved tables of 10 for $1,200.
Proceeds are earmarked for the University of Tennessee Medical Center's Cole Neuroscience Center and support the diagnosis and care of patients with degenerative neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, epilepsy and more.
For more information and to purchase tickets, call 865-305-6611.
Springfield, who turns 63 in August, is best known for his hits such as "Jesse's Girl" and "Don't Talk To Strangers." He also has a recurring role as Dr. Noah Drake on the ABC soap opera "General Hospital."
Sticking around. Seems like even booting out a popular lady like Ann Curry won't sway Knoxville viewers.
The day after Curry tearfully announced on air that she was leaving the anchor position on "Today" — bringing the show lots of negative criticism — the NBC morning show ratings were as strong as ever. For the two-hour block (7 a.m. to 9 a.m.), the show averaged a 7.5 rating, fairly typical for the audience around here.
"Good Morning America" had a 3.1 rating, and CBS's what's-its-name show could only muster a 1.6. Fox's locally produced morning news show attracted a 0.6 rating.
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