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Spring­steen plans se­ries of Broad­way fall con­certs

NEW YORK — The Boss is com­ing to Broad­way — but he’s ditch­ing the E Street Band.

Bruce Spring­steen said Wed­nes­day on his web­site that he plans to make his Broad­way de­but on­stage this fall at the Wal­ter Kerr The­atre in a solo show in which he per­forms songs from his ca­reer, in­ter­spersed with read­ings of his best­selling mem­oir “Born to Run.’’ “Spring­steen on Broad­way’’ be­gins pre­views Oct. 3 ahead of an Oct. 12 open­ing at the in­ti­mate 960-seat venue. The eight-week run is ex­pected to play through Nov. 26. Spring­steen will per­form five shows a week.

“I wanted to do some shows that were as per­sonal and as in­ti­mate as pos­si­ble,’’ the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer said in a state­ment. “My show is just me, the gui­tar, the pi­ano and the words and mu­sic. Some of the show is spo­ken, some of it is sung. It loosely fol­lows the arc of my life and my work.’’

Vern Gos­din, three oth­ers to join Nashville Song­writ­ers Hall

NASHVILLE — The late coun­try singer and song­writer Vern Gos­din, as well as veteran song­writ­ers Jim McBride, Walt Aldridge and Tim Ni­chols, will be in­ducted into the Nashville Song­writ­ers Hall of Fame this fall. Gos­din, who died at age

74 in 2009, was known for his songs “Set ‘Em Up Joe’’ and “I’m Still Crazy.’’ His “Chis­eled In Stone’’ was named the 1989 song of the year by the Coun­try Mu­sic As­so­ci­a­tion. McBride’s col­lab­o­ra­tions with Alan Jack­son re­sulted in hits like “Chas­ing That Neon Rain­bow’’ and the smash “Chat­ta­hoochee.’’ Aldridge wrote “(There’s) No Get­tin’ Over Me’’ by Ron­nie Mil­sap and Ni­chols won a Grammy for writ­ing “Live Like You Were Dy­ing’’ for Tim McGraw.

Am­ber Heard an­nounces breakup with Tesla mogul

LOS AN­GE­LES — Am­ber Heard says she has bro­ken up with bil­lion­aire SpaceX and Tesla mogul Elon Musk. The ac­tress writes on In­sta­gram that although she and Musk have ended their ro­mance, they “care deeply for one another and re­main close.’’

Heard says she is go­ing through “dif­fi­cult, very hu­man times.’’

Both Heard and Musk made their re­la­tion­ship pub­lic with In­sta­gram posts in April. Heard’s di­vorce from Johnny Depp was fi­nal­ized ear­lier this year. Musk has been mar­ried three times, twice to Bri­tish ac­tress Talu­lah Ri­ley.

Oprah branded mashed pota­toes, soups to hit su­per­mar­kets

NEW YORK — Oprah Win­frey is headed to the su­per­mar­ket aisle with her own line of re­frig­er­ated soups and side dishes.

The me­dia mogul teamed up with food gi­ant Kraft Heinz to launch the line af­ter cre­at­ing a joint ven­ture ear­lier this year.

The new brand, called O, That’s Good!, will of­fer com­fort foods with added veg­eta­bles, such as mashed pota­toes with cauliflower mixed in. A broc­coli ched­dar soup has but­ter­nut squash to re­place some cheese. “This prod­uct line is real, de­li­cious food with a twist,’’ Win­frey said in a state­ment Wed­nes­day.

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