But the effect is less magical and heartwarming when we know the act in question already has hordes of screaming fans and has appeared on a bill with Miley Cyrus.
Elton John 'rescues Ukrainian boy he tried to adopt'
Sir Elton John reportedly helped to rescue six-year-old Ukrainian boy Lev Ageyev, who he once tried to adopt, from the conflict in Ukraine.
Elton John helps rescue boy, 6, from Russian tanks
The singer failed to adopt the boy from an orphanage in Ukraine 2009 and declared at the time: "He has stolen my heart."
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Elton John at Westpac Stadium a " for one night only in November next year
News from Capital C Concerts After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium in Wellington for one spectacular concert at the end of next year.
Young groups impress X Factor judges
The X Factor judges were impressed by the young group performances during Sunday's audition show, leaving the usually difficult category looking to be one of the strongest for the competition ahead.
Joan Rivers 'on life support'
JOAN Rivers is reportedly on life support. The 81-year-old comedian is "completely reliant" on the machines to stay alive.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Why wasn't Mark at Donnie's wedding?
DONNIE Wahlberg married Jenny McCarthy on the weekend but his brother Mark was nowhere to be seen, sparking rumours of a rift.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Watch New Trailer for "Led Zeppelin IV" Reissue; Robert Plant Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
A new teaser trailer has premiered online offering a short preview of the forthcoming reissue of Led Zeppelin 's classic 1971 album, Led Zeppelin IV .
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Love is..., Hello, Yellow Brick Road and More Highlight Season 37 at...
Today, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Artistic Director, Dr. Timothy Seelig, announced the lineup for their 37th season, Journey.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Elton John and the Imminent Death of the CD
The other day I revisited Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album, one that was sure to bring back some memories for me.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Three More Adorable Same-Sex Couples Give Love A Good Name
Love Is Strange is a film about a same-sex couple whose resilience pulls them through the toughest life situations, this we know .
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Elton John Distances Himself From Controversial Politician
A representative for Sir Elton John has moved to distance the star from one of Britain's most controversial political parties after the group's leader claimed to have enjoyed a private dinner with the music legend.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Music Review: Just Walden - 'High Street Barton Blues'
Hailing from Austin, Texas, band members Taylor Eichenseer , Danny Ferraro , and Alex Margolin have put together an alternative, pop rock, piano-driven album in High Street Barton Blues , a collection of 14 songs ranging from a little over a minute to almost five minutes.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Andrew Pierce: Is Elton coming out for Ukip?
There was another breakthrough for Ukip last week when for the first time they amassed more cash than the Liberal Democrats.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
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Elton John and partner furnish bar with own works
Las Vegas champagne bar Fizz features photographs from Elton John and partner David Furnish's private collections.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Picnic with the Pops rocks with Elton John tribute
Singer and pianist Michael Cavanaugh will bring a program of songs by Elton John and more to the 2014 edition of Picnic with the Pops with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, Aug. 15 and 16 at Keeneland.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Where to Now St. Peter? - Due Diligence Going Forward in China
Whatever you might think of where his career went, Elton John had some great early stuff.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano
For the past decade or so, pop superstar Elton John has been in residence at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
'This was one record that saved my life': Sir Elton reveals how a...
'This was one record that saved my life': Sir Elton reveals how a Kate Bush track helped him kick his addiction to drink and drugs Sir Elton John has revealed how a Kate Bush song 'saved his life' by helping him kick his addiction to drink and drugs.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Crocodile Crock: Sir Elton Attacks Christian Missons - and We're Paying for It
Sir Elton John is world famous, deservedly so. This billionaire singer is one of the most creative talents we have.