Tickets go on sale May 6 for an event featuring New Kids on the Block, James Taylor, Aerosmith, and other performers with Boston roots. Proceeds from the May 30 Boston Strong concert will go to the One Fund Boston, set up for victims of the marathon bombings.
The NBC benefit concert to help Sandy victims drew $22.9 million in donations for the American Red Cross. Benefit concert performers included Steven Tyler, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, and Mary J. Blige.
A new biography details Barack Obama's use of marijuana in high school and college, not unusual for a young man at that time. As president, Obama has taken a tougher line on drug use, including marijuana for medical reasons.