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Adele Treats Young Grenfell Tower Victims To Private Film Screening

London's Sweetheart Adele Takes Kids Who Survived Grenfell Tower Fire To The Movies featureThe only thing bigger than Adele’s voice may be her heart. The singer showed as much recently for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. The blaze in the West London public housing building killed 80 and injured 74, rocking the U.K. and the world with its devastation.

Adele has been vocal about the tragedy in her efforts to help raise money for survivors. Whether she was attending vigils for those lost or trying to cheer up the emergency first responders, the London native has demonstrated her love for those effected again and again. Back when she was still touring, she even raised money on stage.

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Is It A Comeback? Adele Signs New Deal For Stateside Performing Rights

Is It A Comeback? Adele Signs New Deal For American Performing Rights featureAdele has made it sound like she’d never tour again. Adele announced that she was canceling the end of her last tour just days after a letter she wrote made it seem like she might stop touring forever. She’s been quiet since the cancellation–literally, she’s been using sign language to try and preserve her voice. Despite her struggles with the spoken word, Adele can clearly still sign her name.

The proof of that comes from a new report claiming Adele has signed a new deal with SESAC (the Society of European Stage Authors and Composers) for her performing rights representation in the United States. Apparently, SESAC will be handling all the legal business for Adele when it comes to performing live in the U.S., including live performances on stage, radio or TV. Anyone wanting to cover “Hello” or “Rolling in the Deep” has to go through SESAC to get the rights.

The move is a change for Adele, who was signed to BMI. SESAC, BMI and ASCAP are the three big performing rights names in the country, and Adele has moved to the smallest of the three. But does the move mean anything for her live performances?

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Speechless! Adele Is Making Up Her Own Sign Language To Save Her Voice

Speechless! Adele Is Making Up Her Own Sign Language To Save Her Voice featureAdele is willing to try anything when it comes to saving her voice. The singer cancelled the last two shows of her tour due to concerns about her vocal chords. Now, anonymous sources say they saw Adele taking drastic measures to save her voice. Apparently, Adele was checking out a posh prospective private school for her son but she couldn’t exactly ask any questions.

“Adele wasn’t making a sound, even if she was asked a direct question by people unaware of her vocal issues she wouldn’t be tempted to answer,” a source says. Adele’s husband, Simon Konecki, had to serve as an interpreter for Adele as she struggled not to speak but still tried to be understood.

“It was almost funny at times because he joked that it was her made-up sign ­language,” the source says of Simon. Adele apparently wasn’t so amused, though: “It looked like it was really frustrating her and she stroked her throat a few times as if it was hurting her.”

Apparently, looking for a school in London means that the couple is not moving their family to Los Angeles. As Adele considers retiring from touring, she’s apparently preparing to settle down in the British capital.

“They said pretty firmly that they were back in the UK now for good after spending some time in Los Angeles,” the source adds.

(Photo credit: Adele Instagram account)

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Adele Cancels The Final Two Shows Of Her Tour

Adele cancels tour-1Adele’s touring career may officially be over. Days after hinting at tour retirement, the singer has cancelled her remaining tour dates. On Friday, the singer issued an apology explaining that once again her vocal chords are becoming a problem.

After performing two nights in Wembley, Adele visited her doctor when her vocal chords didn’t open up and “it turns out I have damaged my vocal cords.” Due her current situation, Adele has decided to cancel her final two shows scheduled in London. “To say I’m heart broken would be a complete understatement,” she wrote in a statement.

The singer’s shows were expected to have a turnout of 100,000 concertgoers for each night and Adele admits she is struggling with the decision: “I’m sorry. I’m devastated.”

Read Adele’s full statement below.

(Photo credit: Adele Instagram account)

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Adele Hints At Her Retirement From Touring

Adele may be retiring-1For the fans who have been hoping to one day catch Adele on a future tour, prepare to be very disappointed. According to reports, the singer has begun putting notes into her concert programs announcing her retirement from touring.

“I wanted my final shows to be in London because I don’t know if I’ll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home,” the note allegedly reads. The letter continues to go into detail about how long her “25” journey has been before the tour officially comes to a close after 123 shows on July 2.

“Touring is a peculiar thing, it doesn’t suit me particularly well,” the singer admits. “I’m a real homebody and I get so much joy in the small things. Plus I’m dramatic and have a terrible history of touring. Until now that is!” The mother of one concluded her message with a thank you to the fans who she cites as the reason for the tour: “I will remember all of this for the rest of my life.”

Read Adele’s full letter below.

(Photo credit: Adele Instagram account)

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Adele Visits London Firefighters For A “Cup Of Tea And A Cuddle”

Adele Visits London Firefighters For A Cup Of Tea And A Cuddle featureIn the aftermath of the horrible fire that occurred in London at Grenfell Tower, many celebrities have been showing support to the victims who lost their lives. Gratitude has also been extended to the first-responders. The firefighters did everything they could to save as many lives as possible. Their heroic battle didn’t go unnoticed, especially by Adele.

Tuesday morning, she paid a visit to the Chelsea Fire Station for some tea and cakes with the firefighters. One of the firefighters, Rob Petty, shared some pictures via Facebook with the caption, “Not everyday the wonderfully grounded and caring Adele pops into Chelsea Firestation for a cup of tea and a cuddle. ”

The station manager commented saying, “She just turned up at the station and knocked on the window and said she has some cakes for us. So we opened the door to her and then she took her sunglasses off and said: ‘Hi, I’m Adele’. Everyone was so shocked. She came in, came up to the mess and had a cup of tea with the watch and then she joined us for the minute’s silence. We have had so much support for the local community and we cannot thank everyone enough.”

Check out the photos below.

(Photo credits: Adele Twitter account; Rob Petty Facebook account)

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