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The Eagles To Be Honored By Berklee College

3/30/2012 11:46am EDT
Iconic rockers The Eagles are to receive honorary degrees from Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music.

The music school, based in Boston, Massachusetts, has awarded honorary doctorates to influential musical figures for over 40 years, with past recipients including Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, David Bowie and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler.

This year's honorees are the Hotel California stars, as well as bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke.

They will receive their degrees at a ceremony on May 12th at Boston University's Agganis Arena.

Eli Finds Love (Again) On 'Eli Stone'

10/22/2008 11:05am EDT
Eli Stone
Things are somewhat back to normal in San Francisco on Eli Stone. Eli (Jonny Lee Miller) has the aneurysm (and thus the visions) once more, pretty much everyone thinks he is crazy, and the city still has a fake baseball team (seriously guys, you can't pay a little extra to use the Giants?). Alas, the fake Barry Bonds from last season is nowhere to be seen.

A new vision, new case, and new love

The episode gets started with Eli and Nate jogging through a park. Eli mentions to Nate (Matt Letscher) that he finds it strange that he hasn't had another vision since getting the aneurys...

Up And Coming Music: The Soul-Sational Pairing Of Bubbles & Cheesecake

11/4/2007 11:00am EST
Bubbles & Cheesecake
As with any great duo, the soul-sational pairing of Bubbles & Cheesecake is a delicately balanced tightrope act - two distinct elements in a yin-yang harmony that enhances its partners' similarities and orchestrates their contrasts. Think of Ella & Duke, Lennon & McCartney, Sam & Dave, peanut butter & jelly - new power flows out of their togetherness.

As cool as that complementary magic is for Renaissance woman/multi-media artist Allee Willis - a GRAMMY-winning, Emmy and Tony-nominated composer whose songs have sold over 50 million records including Earth, Wind & Fire's "September" an...

Soundtrack Of 'The War, A Ken Burns Film' Inspires Three Companion CDs; Box Set

10/8/2007 8:00pm EDT
The War
In addition to The War soundtrack album - an eclectic mix of vintage era jazz, pop singers of the time, contemporary classical recordings, plus three previously unreleased performances by Wynton Marsalis and a previously unreleased performance by Norah Jones - Legacy will also issue three companion collections:

-Sentimental Journey: Hits From The Second World War: 20 tracks starring Frank Sinatra, the Mills Brothers, and the orchestras of Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Teddy Wilson, and others, with vo...

Double Bassist Art Davis, Who Played With Jazz Greats Such As Coltrane, Dies At 73

8/4/2007 9:15am EDT
John Coltrane
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Art Davis, the renowned double bassist who played with John Coltrane and other jazz greats, has died. He was 73.

Davis died of a heart attack Sunday at his home in Long Beach, his son Kimaili Davis told the Los Angeles Times for a story in Saturday's editions.

Davis was blacklisted in the 1970s for speaking up about racism in the music industry, then later earned a doctorate in clinical psychology and balanced performance dates with appointments to see patients.

''He was adventurous with his approach to playing music,'' said pianist Nate Morgan, who ...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 29

4/29/2007 3:00am EDT
Uma Thurman
Happy Birthday To "Kill Bill" star Uma Thurman (1970), tennis star Andre Agassi (1970), singer Carnie Wilson (1968), rapper Master P (1967), hockey goalie Curtis "CuJo" Joseph (1967), "The Brady Bunch" actress Eve Plumb (1958), "White Oleander" actress Michelle Pfeiffer (1958), "Gangs of New York" star Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), "Star Trek Voyager" captain Kate Mulgrew (1955), eponymous TV star Jerry Seinfeld (1954), "SNL" alum Nora Dunn (1952), race car driver Dale Earnhardt (1951; d. 2001), pop singer Tommy James (1947), film director John Waters (1946), Motown singer Tammi Terrell (1945; d...

Christina Aguilera Talks About Her 'Back To Basics' Tour (Part 3); Win Her CD

4/26/2007 8:00pm EDT
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera recently chatted with fans about her North American Tour. Each Thursday at 8pm Starpulse will post one of four portions of the interview, with the final part going live on Thursday, May 3, just days before Christina's 'Back To Basics' tour comes to a close. We're also giving away copies of her Back To Basics CD throughout this final leg of her tour. You can enter to win a copy here. This is Part 3:

How you doing, Christina?

Christina Aguilera: I'm well. How are you?

I'm cold, but doing OK other than that.

Christina Aguilera: Oh, no.

I've hear...

Jazz Vocalist Extraordinaire Kurt Elling's Debut 'Nightmoves' Set For April 3 Release

4/1/2007 2:00pm EDT
Kurt Elling
With seven Grammy nominations already to his credit, vocalist Kurt Elling has attained elite status in the jazz world before reaching the age of 40. Riding to international prominence on the strength of his critically acclaimed performances as well as a string of stellar recordings for the Blue Note label, the perennial poll-winner has become the voice of a new generation of jazz fans. He's been called "the most flamboyantly creative jazz singer to emerge in the last decade" by the San Francisco Chronicle and was recently named Down Beat's Male Vocalist of the Year in both Critics and Reade...

'Soundies: A Musical History,' Hosted By Michael Feinstein, Airs On PBS Throughout March

3/2/2007 8:00pm EST
Together, these experts tell the story behind the soundies and explain what made the programs so popular. For many people across the nation, the soundies started a musical revolution. The panoram allowed viewers to see for the first time many of the nation's greatest musicians - as well as the very first footage of black and white musicians performing together. This rare exception to segregation was an important milestone that foreshadowed the 1960s civil rights movement and underscored the fact that music is a catalyst for bringing people together.

This musical compilation of soundies...

PBS To Air Special About The Roots Of Music Videos

2/14/2007 8:30pm EST
Rare 1940s Music Videos Of Legendary Jazz, Swing, And Big Band Artists Unearthed And Restored In "Soundies: A Musical History"

Before MTV, there were 'Soundies.' First appearing in 1941, these three-minute "music videos" played in famous nightclubs and restaurants everywhere, featuring many of the legendary musicians of that era and of all time. For the price of 10 cents, audiences enjoyed artists such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Louis Jordan, Louis Armstrong and Cab Calloway all viewed through a special machine called a 'Panoram,' or movie jukebox. Not only were these unique class...

Legendary Jazz Pianist Oscar Peterson To Play Three Rare UK Concerts

6/13/2006 12:54pm EDT
Oscar Peterson
"One of the most brilliant pianists in the history of jazz, [his] prodigious technique and unparalleled swing makes him a master in every style… from boogie and stride to bebop and beyond." - BBC Radio 3

Universally acclaimed musician jazz pianist Oscar Peterson returns to the UK to play a series of three rare concerts - London Royal Albert Hall on Thursday June 29, Liverpool Big Top Arena on Saturday July 1, and Birmingham Symphony Hall on Monday July 3.

All three UK concerts will be performed as a quartet featuring Ulf Wakenius (guitar), David Young (bass) and Alvin Queen (drums...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 29

4/29/2006 3:00am EDT
Uma Thurman
Happy Birthday To "Kill Bill" star Uma Thurman (1970), tennis star Andre Agassi (1970), singer Carnie Wilson (1968), rapper Master P (1967), hockey goalie Curtis "CuJo" Joseph (1967), "The Brady Bunch" actress Eve Plumb (1958), "White Oleander" actress Michelle Pfeiffer (1958), "Gangs of New York" star Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), "Star Trek Voyager" captain Kate Mulgrew (1955), eponymous TV star Jerry Seinfeld (1954), "SNL" alum Nora Dunn (1952), race car driver Dale Earnhardt (1951; d. 2001), pop singer Tommy James (1947), film director John Waters (1946), Motown singer Tammi Terrell (1945; d...

Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) Tour Dates And Song Clips From Upcoming 3rd Solo Album

2/24/2006 11:20am EST
Donald Fagen
'Morph The Cat,' the eagerly anticipated new solo album from Steely Dan co-founder Donald Fagen, has been set for a March 14 release; and 'H Gang,' the first single taken from the album, is already available as a digital download. Featuring nine new songs written and arranged by Fagen, 'Morph The Cat' is the multi-Grammy winning artist's first solo album since 1993's 'Kamakiriad' and the final installment in a musical trilogy that originally began with the release of 'The Nightfly' in 1982.

Written and arranged by Fagen with engineering assistance courtesy of Elliot Scheiner (a regular...

Bob Dylan Gets His Own Show On XM Satellite Radio

12/13/2005 4:44pm EST
Bob Dylan
XM Satellite Radio announced today that Bob Dylan will host a new music show exclusively for XM, marking the first time the music legend has hosted a radio show. The weekly hour-long music show will feature an eclectic mix of music hand-selected by Dylan. In addition, Dylan will offer regular commentary on music and other topics, host and interview special guests including other artists and will take emails from XM subscribers. The show will debut in March 2006 on XM's deep album rock channel Deep Tracks (XM channel 40).

"Songs and music have always inspired me. A lot of my own song...

Diana Krall Christmas Album Due Nov. 1

10/22/2005 8:18pm EDT
Diana Krall
Diana Krall's first full-length Christmas album, 'Christmas Songs, Featuring the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra' (due on Verve Records November 1), was produced by Krall and longtime friend and fellow Grammy-winner Tommy LiPuma. Recorded with other good friends and respected musical associates Grammy-winning engineer Al Schmitt, guitarist Anthony Wilson, bassist Robert Hurst and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Krall has made a Christmas record inspired by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett and Ella Fitzgerald.

She proclaims, "This is the first time I ha...