Thousands of flag-waving fans gathered Monday to watch Paul McCartney, Elton John and other musical royalty celebrate Queen Elizabeth II with a Buckingham Palace concert featuring acts from throughout her 60-year-reign. But the joy was tempered by news that the queen's husband, Prince Philip, was hospitalized with a bladder infection.
Palace officials said the prince, who turns 91 on Saturday, was taken to King Edward VII Hospital in London from Windsor Castle on Monday as a precaution and will remain under observation for a few days.
On Sunday, Philip joined the queen and senior royals on the River Thames in cold and blustery weather for a pageant in honor of Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne
The prince, who married then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947, has been at the queen's side during engagements across Britain to mark the jubilee, and appeared in good spirits as he traveled down the river on a barge Sunday, despite the harsh weather.
Broadway dominates Tonys
The Tony Awards will be heavy on showcasing works on Broadway this season, with performances from Ricky Martin, Raul Esparza, Audra McDonald, Matthew Broderick and the casts of "Godspell" and "Ghost The Musical," among many others.
Producers revealed Monday a list of performances that include all four new musicals -- "Newsies," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "Once" and the now-closed "Leap of Faith" -- but also the revivals "Follies," "Evita," "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" and "Jesus Christ Superstar."
The Tonys air live Sunday on CBS from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Neil Patrick Harris returns as host.
Boortz to retire from radio
Conservative talk radio host Neal Boortz announced his retirement Monday after four decades at the microphone, saying he will be replaced by former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain.
Boortz said during his morning talk show that his last day will be Jan. 21, 2013, the day of the presidential inauguration. The 67-year-old Boortz said he is in good health and plans to enjoy retirement by traveling with his wife.
"This has been a stress-free job for me. It's just been a total and absolute joy," he said. "I'm going to miss everything associated with doing a talk radio show."
Boortz's show airs in Memphis from 9 a.m. till noon on KWAM-990 AM.
Jarreau cancels shows for illness
Grammy-winning jazz musician Al Jarreau has canceled part of a French tour after being diagnosed with pneumonia.
The singer's press team said in a statement Monday that Jarreau's doctors had recommended that he not travel while he recovers.
Jarreau, 72, had been scheduled to give concerts in France on June 7, 9 and 10.
Country singer Don Reid of the Statler Brothers, 67; singer Laurie Anderson, 65; saxophonist Kenny G, 56; actor Ron Livingston ("The Practice," "Band of Brothers"), 45; singer Brian McKnight, 43; actor-singer Mark Wahlberg, 41; actor Chad Allen ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"), 38; bassist P-Nut of 311, 38; actress Navi Rawat ("Numb3rs"), 35.