'Dancing with the Stars' fires Harold Wheeler and his band for Season 18

"Dancing with the Stars" will sound a little different in Season 18. The long-running dancing competition series has fired band leader Harold Wheeler and his musicians and plans to replace them with recordings and a smaller group of live performers.BBC Worldwide (the show's producer) and ABC released the following statement on the decision:"Our talented Music Director, Harold Wheeler, will not be joining us for season 18 of 'Dancing with the Stars.' Since season one, Harold and his band have performed brilliant music in our ballroom for our dancers and the American viewers at home. We are grateful to him and his band for their amazing work and years of collaboration. We wish him the best of luck."The Harold Wheeler Orchestra and Singers consists of 28 members, with most participating in all previous 17 seasons of "Dancing with the Stars."President of the American Federation of Musicians, Ray Hair, released a statement on the issue via...



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