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Amanda Seyfried: 'I want to play songbird Eva Cassidy'

August 28th, 2013 3:01am EDT
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Mamma Mia! star Amanda Seyfried has her sights set on portraying tragic singer/songwriter Eva Cassidy on the big screen.

As she promotes her new movie portrayal of former porn queen Linda Lovelace, the actress admits she has another biopic or two on her mind.

She says, "I'd like to play Eva Cassidy, I'd like to play Hillary Clinton."

The 27 year old is the perfect age to portray Cassidy, who died of melanoma in 1996, aged 33.

Seyfried adds, "Eva has an amazing story and then she was gone. She has this whole catalogue of music - she's amazing. It's tragic. I love singing too, I love her ...
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Eva Cassidy Sells Millions From Beyond The Grave

December 27th, 2008 6:00pm EST
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Late singer Eva Cassidy has scored a gold record in the U.K. and sold more than 3.5 million albums - 12 years after her death. The star's latest LP, Somewhere, has shifted 100,000 copies in Britain, rising to number four on the U.K. album charts.

Although she only released one LP in her lifetime, another 10 discs featuring Cassidy - including compilations and live shows - have hit shelves since her death.

And her overall sales figures in the U.K. have now topped 3.5 million.

Singer Katie Melua says, "Eva Cassidy is one of the greatest voices of our generation. The way she use...
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Blues-Rock Trio Back Door Slam To Release Debut CD This Summer; Tour With Rusted Root

June 20th, 2007 5:00pm EDT
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Blix Street Records, best known for the catalog of recordings by the late Eva Cassidy, has signed dynamic young blues-rock trio Back Door Slam and will release the band's debut recording, Roll Away, in early summer, with distribution in the U.S. through Ryko.

Hailing from the United Kingdom's Isle of Man-- hardly a bastion for the blues-- Back Door Slam is fronted by 20-year-old singer, songwriter and guitar prodigy Davy Knowles, and has already begun to develop a following in the U.S. via high profile performances at SXSW in Austin and the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis. Fr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 2

February 2nd, 2007 3:00am EST
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Happy Birthday to "8 Simple Rules" actor Martin Spanjers (1987), Columbian booty-shaker Shakira (1977), singer Eva Cassidy (1963; d. 1996), former supermodel Christie Brinkley (1954), "Star Trek TNG" actor Brent Spiner (1949), "Charlie's Angel" Farrah Fawcett (1947), British singer/songwriter Graham Nash (1942), Smothers Brother Tom Smothers (1937), Jazz saxophonist Stan Getz (1927; d. 1991), "The Lucy Show" actor Gale Gordon (1906; d. 1995), "Atlas Shrugged" author Ayn Rand (1905; d. 1982), and Irish writer James Joyce (1882; d. 1941).
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 2

February 2nd, 2006 3:00am EST
Shakira
Happy Birthday to "8 Simple Rules" actor Martin Spanjers (1987), Columbian booty-shaker Shakira (1977), singer Eva Cassidy (1963; d. 1996), former supermodel Christie Brinkley (1954), "Star Trek TNG" actor Brent Spiner (1949), "Charlie's Angel" Farrah Fawcett (1947), British singer/songwriter Graham Nash (1942), Smothers Brother Tom Smothers (1937), Jazz saxophonist Stan Getz (1927; d. 1991), "The Lucy Show" actor Gale Gordon (1906; d. 1995), "Atlas Shrugged" author Ayn Rand (1905; d. 1982), and Irish writer James Joyce (1882; d. 1941).
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