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Celebrity Birthdays, November 18

November 18th, 2007 3:00am EST
Owen Wilson
Happy Birthday to funnyman Owen Wilson (1968), Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett (1962), Weeds actress Elizabeth Perkins (1960), Dynasty actress Linda Evans (1942), classic comedienne Imogene Coca (1908; d. 2001), and Cuban musician and Buena Vista Social Club alum Compay Segundo (1907; d. 2003).
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'Los Zafiros – Music From The Edge Of Time' Chronicles The Cuban Vocal Group's Rise; On DVD July 31

July 25th, 2007 5:25pm EDT
Los Zafiros
For those whose lives they deeply touched, Los Zafiros are legends. Often referred to as The Beatles of 1960s Cuba, The Sapphires were a Cuban musical phenomenon molded by their time and place. Best described as world music before there was world music, they caused a sensation in Havana and beyond into the early 1970s with their brilliant mix of American-inspired doo-wop touched with Afro-Cuban rhythms, salsa, son and other traditional Latin forms.

Music, history and emotion fuel this dynamic, award-winning film tribute from producer-director Lorenzo DeStefano. Against the backdrop of...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 18

November 18th, 2006 3:00am EST
Owen Wilson
Happy Birthday to funnyman Owen Wilson (1968), Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett (1962), Weeds actress Elizabeth Perkins (1960), Dynasty actress Linda Evans (1942), classic comedienne Imogene Coca (1908; d. 2001), and Cuban musician and Buena Vista Social Club alum Compay Segundo (1907; d. 2003).
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The Cat Empire, Australia's Multi-Platinum Selling Band, Hits America In Early '07

November 5th, 2006 1:00pm EST
The Cat Empire
Multi-platinum Australian artists The Cat Empire have just signed to Velour Music Group -- the burgeoning NY-based independent label that's home to artists including Sonya Kitchell and Kaki King. The band will release a limited edition EP this fall, followed by their American debut full-length, Two Shoes, early next year.

The Cat Empire are: Felix Riebl (vocals, chariotti, percussion); Harry James Angus (vocals, trumpet); Oliver McGill (piano, keyboards, backing vocals); Will Hull-Brown (drums); Jamshid Khadiwala (turntable, clave); Ryan Monro (bass, backing vocals). Already a double-p...
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Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute To Cole Porter Re-release To Benefit AIDS Research & Relief

April 19th, 2006 11:05am EDT
Cole Porter
Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute To Cole Porter is an eclectic musical homage to the legendary songwriter benefiting AIDS research and relief. On April 25th Shout! Factory will release the videos from this successful benefit project on DVD for the first time, combined with a newly remastered CD in the same package. Red Hot + Blue brings together a diverse group of A-list artists including U2, The Neville Brothers, Sinead O'Conner, Tom Waits, David Byrne (who also directs one of the videos) and more to cover Cole Porter gems such as "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Too Darn Hot," "I Get A Kick Out ...
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Gorillaz "Demon Days Live" Airs on AOL

December 9th, 2005 4:38pm EST
Gorillaz, the world's most successful virtual band, have teamed with the first global multi-platform digital media company, Network LIVE, to bring fans access to an extremely rare opportunity – a live Gorillaz experience. The international cast of musicians that appeared on the award-winning 'Demon Days' performed the album in its entirety to sold-out crowds on November 1 - 5, 2006 at the Manchester Opera House in Manchester, England. Exclusively through Network LIVE, fans can experience the entire November 5th Gorillaz show through a custom designed interactive environment on AOLMusic.co...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 18

November 18th, 2005 3:00am EST
Kirk Hammett of Metallica
Happy Birthday to funnyman Owen Wilson (1968), Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett (1962), Weeds actress Elizabeth Perkins (1960), Dynasty actress Linda Evans (1942), classic comedienne Imogene Coca (1908; d. 2001), and Cuban musician and Buena Vista Social Club alum Compay Segundo (1907; d. 2003).
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