Here are 5 things you need to know this Wednesday, according to USA Today.
'Today' show to unveil Bush paintings
NBC's Today show unveils a unique art exhibit this morning: George W. Bush's paintings of world leaders. None of the subjects — which reportedly include Tony Blair, Vladimir Putin and the Dalai Lama — have seen their portraits, Bush says in an interview with daughter and Today correspondent Jenna Bush Hager. "I think they're going to be, 'wow. George Bush is a painter,'" the former president said.
Economists forecast sunny jobs report today
Economists expect a government report today to show strong job growth last month after adverse weather held down payroll gains most of the winter. Many forecasts anticipate the Labor Department will report the most monthly job gains since November. Many Americans who stayed home because of cold and stormy weather from December through February were likely back on the job in March, and employers who put off hiring should have brought on new employees, economists say.
50th anniversary of Beatles' Billboard coup
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's remarkable Billboard coup, when their songs occupied the top five slots of the singles chart, a feat never repeated. The Billboard Hot 100 ranking on April 4, 1964: 1. Can't Buy Me Love, 2. Twist and Shout, 3. She Loves You, 4. I Want to Hold Your Hand, 5. Please Please Me.
March Madness Music Festival kicks off in Dallas
A free three-day fest held in Dallas' Reunion Park, March Madness caters to sports and music fans alike. Held in conjunction with the NCAA tournament Final Four, the first-come, first-served event has a slew of rockers on its roster and will feature a live broadcast of the first national semifinal game on its second day.
TGIF! Gaga to take over MTV all day
What could possibly be better than happy hour on Friday? A Friday of Gaga. She's set to take over MTV, MTV Hits and Logo TV all day. Along with MTV's Sway Calloway, Gaga will interrupt regular programming with peeks of her preparation for Lady Gaga's artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour, which kicks off May 4 at the BB&T Center in Fort Lauderdale.