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Babelgum Launches Global Premiere Of Gorillaz Documentary 'Bananaz'

March 29th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
Gorillaz
Babelgum announced today that Ceri Levy's Bananaz, about virtual cartoon band Gorillaz, has been selected to screen on the new, Flash-driven Babelgum website as the first ever global, on-line premiere on April 20th prior to the film's subsequent theatrical release via EMI including DVD and broadcast rights worldwide.

"As an independent filmmaker it's exciting to be partnering with Babelgum and EMI, two companies who are able to connect and mobilize audiences on both a local and global level, allowing us to maximize revenues in an incredibly difficult distribution environment " - Produ...
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Buena Vista Social Club Singer Dies At 95

March 28th, 2007 9:44am EDT
Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club star Faustino Oramas has lost his battle with liver cancer in Cuba. He was 95. The singer's death was announced on Cuban state radio yesterday. Oramas, aka El Guayabero, was one of the last remaining members of the group of aged Cuban musicians, dubbed the Buena Vista Social Club.

Guitarist Compay Segundo and pianist Ruben Gonzalez died in 2003, Ibrahim Ferrer passed away in 2005 and singer/composer Pio Leyva lost his life last year. Oramas composed the track Candela for the soundtrack to the hit 1997 Buena Vista Social Club documentary.

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Celebrity Birthdays, February 20

February 20th, 2007 3:00am EST
Kurt Cobain
Happy Birthday to NBA star Stephon Marbury (1977), The Darkness drummer Ed Graham (1976), Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell (1975), late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain (1967; d. 1994), supermodel Cindy Crawford (1966), vocal basketball star Charles Barkley (1963), "Frasier" star Kelsey Grammer (1955), socialite Patty Hearst (1954), English actor Anthony Stewart Head (1954), actress/model Jennifer O'Neill (1948), "Peter Pan" actress Sandy Duncan (1946), English actress Brenda Blethyn (1946), "The Fifth Element" actor Brion James (1945; d. 1999), film director Mike Leigh (1943), songwriter/artist Bu...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 20

February 20th, 2006 3:00am EST
Kurt Cobain
Happy Birthday to NBA star Stephon Marbury (1977), The Darkness drummer Ed Graham (1976), Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell (1975), late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain (1967; d. 1994), supermodel Cindy Crawford (1966), vocal basketball star Charles Barkley (1963), "Frasier" star Kelsey Grammer (1955), socialite Patty Hearst (1954), English actor Anthony Stewart Head (1954), actress/model Jennifer O'Neill (1948), "Peter Pan" actress Sandy Duncan (1946), English actress Brenda Blethyn (1946), "The Fifth Element" actor Brion James (1945; d. 1999), film director Mike Leigh (1943), songwriter/artist Bu...
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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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