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'Circle Of Life' Marks John Bayless' First Album Release Since 1999

June 1st, 2008 4:00pm EDT
John Bayless
In 1985, pianist John Bayless began his recorded music career with Bach Meets the Beatles, an album where he brilliantly improvised on the songs of the Beatles in the style of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Twenty-three years later, Bayless remains one of the top classical crossover stars in the US — his albums have consistently topped the charts, and he has sold well into the hundreds of thousands. On his new album, Circle of Life, he once again fuses the music of Bach with popular tunes — though this time taking his melodic inspiration from the songs of Elton John.

The juxtapositions ar...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 26

September 26th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Christina Milian
Happy Birthday to tennis star Serena Williams (1981), pop singer Christina Milian (1981), rapper Ras Kass (1972), "Frequency" actor James Caviezel (1968), Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon (1967; d. 1995), tv host Jillian Barberie (1966), "Krull" actress Lysette Anthony (1963), actress Melissa Sue Anderson (1962), "The Terminator" actress Linda Hamilton (1956), Australian singer Olivia Newton-John (1948), bluegrass singer Lynn Anderson (1947), Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry (1945), "The Beverly Hillbillies" actress Donna Douglas (1933), television actor Richard Herd (1932), "Emergency" actress...
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Natalie Cole's First-Ever Collection of Love Songs Available January 30

January 18th, 2007 11:14am EST
Natalie Cole
Just in time for Valentine's Day, eight-time Grammy-winning superstar vocalist Natalie Cole sets the mood with her first-ever collection of love songs. Rhino Records celebrates romance with this unforgettable compilation featuring a trio of Grammy-winning hits. Love Songs will be available January 30.

Containing more than hour of Cole's amorous classics, the album spotlights 19 songs including a pair of duets with her legendary father, Nat "King" Cole - the Grammy-winning selections "Unforgettable" and "When I Fall In Love." Love Songs also features the Top 10 Billboard smashes "Miss...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 26

September 26th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Christina Milian
Happy Birthday to tennis star Serena Williams (1981), pop singer Christina Milian (1981), rapper Ras Kass (1972), "Frequency" actor James Caviezel (1968), Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon (1967; d. 1995), tv host Jillian Barberie (1966), "Krull" actress Lysette Anthony (1963), actress Melissa Sue Anderson (1962), "The Terminator" actress Linda Hamilton (1956), Australian singer Olivia Newton-John (1948), bluegrass singer Lynn Anderson (1947), Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry (1945), "The Beverly Hillbillies" actress Donna Douglas (1933), television actor Richard Herd (1932), "Emergency" actress...
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Classic Sublime Album Reissued and Expanded

July 19th, 2006 8:40pm EDT
Sublime
One of the greatest tragedies of recent musical history was Sublime singer-songwriter-guitarist's Bradley Nowell's untimely death, compounded by the fact that he did not live to witness the massive success of his band's third album, the now classic Sublime. The Long Beach trio's major-label debut, Sublime, was released in 1996, spawned the hits "What I Got," "Wrong Way," "Santeria" and "Doin' Time," and ultimately sold over five million copies in the U.S. alone.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Sublime's release and to pay tribute to Nowell's original vision, the two-disc Sublime D...
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Details On Diana Krall's New Album

July 1st, 2006 6:38pm EDT
Diana Krall
Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum selling musician Diana Krall returns to the standard songbook with a sensual, swinging set on From This Moment On, to be released September 19th on Verve. Krall is joined by the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on eight of the eleven tracks, and performs in a quartet setting for the rest: Anthony Wilson (guitar), John Clayton (bass), and Jeff Hamilton (drums). From this Moment On, Krall's 10th album, was produced by Krall and Tommy LiPuma, and recorded and mixed by Al Schmitt.

From This Moment On features selections of songs torn from Broadwa...
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Film and TV Stars Give Extraordinary Performances on Lullabye Compilation

April 24th, 2006 10:00pm EDT
Elton John
Who wouldn't want Hollywood's biggest stars to sing them to sleep? Some of the most surprising voices in Hollywood, accompanied by musicians of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, lend their talents to a new album, "Unexpected Dreams: Songs from the Stars," to be released by Rhino Records on April 25. It's the perfect soundtrack for quiet evenings at home, with your children…or without them.

The CD features 14 spellbinding tunes by composers including Elton John, Billy Joel, Sade, Bob Dylan and Lennon/McCartney, beautifully sung and lushly orchestrated. A portion of the proceeds will be...
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Teri Hatcher, Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor & Others SING(!)

January 30th, 2006 3:13pm EST
Teri Hatcher
Who wouldn't want Hollywood's biggest stars to sing them to sleep? Some of the most surprising voices in Hollywood, accompanied by musicians of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, lend their talents to a new album, "Unexpected Dreams: Songs from the Stars," to be released by Rhino Records on March 28. It's the perfect soundtrack for quiet evenings at home, with your children...or without them.

The CD features 14 spellbinding tunes by composers including Elton John, Billy Joel, Sade, Bob Dylan and Lennon/McCartney, beautifully sung and lushly orchestrated. A portion of the proceeds will benef...
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Rhett Miller To Release 'The Believer'

January 21st, 2006 3:46pm EST
Rhett Miller
Verve Forecast is proud to announce the release of Rhett Miller's second solo album, The Believer, due in stores on February 28th 2006. A follow-up to the highly acclaimed The Instigator, the new record is brimming with, as Blender said, "knock "em dead songs." Already widely-loved for his work as frontman and main songwriter of the hard-charging rock "n" roll quartet the Old 97's (of which he is still a member), The Believer takes its predecessor's achievements several steps further, with a dozen deeply felt, craftily melodic tunes that demonstrate the Texas-bred artist's knack for using a...
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'Elvis Has Left the Building' Microphone, Hollywood Memorabilia Up for Grabs

November 29th, 2005 11:05am EST
Elvis Presley
Auction house Profiles in History is holding a live public auction on Dec. 16 that includes over 350 pieces of Hollywood memorabilia worth $2 Million. The highlight of the auction is the original vintage Shure Brothers model 55S microphone from the Louisiana hayride used by Elvis Presley and through which the famous phrase “Please young people, Elvis has left the building” was first broadcast.

This auction will also include treasures from Hollywood classic films such as Gone With the Wind, Ben Hur, The Ten Commandments, Spartacus, My Fair Lady as well as contemporary favorites Star War...
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