John Baez at Walter Reed?

Published May 4, 2007

Singer and antiwar activist Joan Baez says she doesn't know why she was banned at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. In a letter to the Washington Post published Wednesday, she said rocker John Mellencamp had asked her to perform with him last Friday and that she accepted his invitation. Walter Reed spokesman Steve Sanderson said the medical center received the request for participation by Baez just two days before the concert, reported on Rollingstone.com: "These additional requirements were not in the agreement/contract and would have required a modification."

Correction The Clearwater Fun 'N Sun Parade will begin at 7 tonight at Crest Lake Park in downtown Clearwater. Calendars in Thursday's Weekend and today's Floridian listed a different day.