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Notable 2010 Celebrity Deaths

December 31st, 2010 8:00am EST
2010 Celeb Deaths
Fortunately, 2010 wasn't a big one for celebrity deaths. In 2009, several notables died, including Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze and Farrah Fawcett.

May was a particularly bad month, in which stars such as Gary Coleman and Dennis Hopper passed away.

Casey Johnson, Johnson & Johnson heiress and fiancee of reality star Tila Tequila, died January 4 from diabetic ketoacidosis.

"All My Children" patriarch James Mitchell died on January 22, weeks shy of his 90th birthday. The cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease complicated by pneumonia.

"Poltergeist" star Zelda Rubenstein di...
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Jewel's Emotional Emmy Tribute

August 30th, 2010 8:44am EDT
Jewel
Jewel led a touching in memoriam tribute at the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, playing an unrecorded song she wrote for a close friend who recently died of cancer.

The singer took to the stage to play an acoustic version of The Shape Of You as a montage of tributes to stars who recently passed away played in the background.

Beloved stars Jimmy Dean, Gary Coleman, Rue McClanahan, Dixie Carter, Lynn Redgrave, Lena Horne and Dennis Hopper were among those included in the Emmy in memoriam segment.

Jewel revealed the song's personal nature during the Emmy pre-show, confessing ...
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Lena Horne Dies At 92

May 10th, 2010 8:29am EDT
Lena Horne
Actress/singer Lena Horne has died. She was 92. The star passed away at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday, but her cause of death was unknown as WENN went to press.

Horne shot to fame in 1943 when she starred in film musical "Stormy Weather" and the title track became her signature song.

During her career, she became a voice for the civil rights movement and was one of Hollywood's first black pin-ups.

She was struck by tragedy in the early 1970s when her husband, son and father died within a period of 12 months.

Horne announced her retirement in 1980, but in 1981 she put on an aw...
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Universal Studios Hollywood To Honor Michael Jackson At CityWalk

July 8th, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Universal Studios Hollywood To Honor Michael Jackson At CityWalk
Universal CityWalk will become "Universal MoonWalk" for one night with Southern California's largest outdoor public celebration of Michael Jackson's life and music on Thursday, July 9, as part of CityWalk's ongoing Summer Block Party free summer marathon of movies and music.

CityWalk's tribute to the King of Pop will begin at 7:00 pm and will include screenings of "The Wiz" and "Michael Jackson's Thriller," plus a "live" dance retrospective of Michael Jackson's phenomenal musical history, from his days as the youngest sibling in The Jackson 5 to his history-making solo career as the worl...
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Full Album Listening Party For Natalie Cole's 'Still Unforgettable'

September 20th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Natalie Cole
The follow-up to her seminal album Unforgettable...With Love, Still Unforgettable features Natalie Cole re-joining her father, Nat King Cole, in a duet on "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," as well as Natalie's loving renditions of 13 other classics from the Great American Songbook.

When Natalie Cole's seminal Unforgettable...With Love came out in 1991, the jazz collection set a new standard for reinventing the Great American Songbook. The CD, which captured six Grammys , including Album and Record Of The Year, spent five weeks at No. 1 and sold more than eight million copies in the U.S. al...
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Chaka Khan: 'Funk This' In Stores September 25

July 31st, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Chaka Khan
Say the name "Chaka" and most folks in the know instantly think of a woman who has made an indelible and lasting impression on the music scene of the past three decades. First, as the lead singer of the massively successful R&B, funk and pop band Rufus, then as a solo artist in her own right who has influenced an entire generation of female vocalists (think Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Maysa among others). Like Aretha, like Joni, like Tina, a first name will do. For there's only one Chaka, woman of fire, possessed of a powerhouse, unforgettably distinctive trademark vocal style who ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 30

June 30th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Vincent D
Happy Birthday to Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps (1985), "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino (1984), Pantera singer Phil Anselmo (1968), boxing star Mike Tyson (1966), Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen (1963), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" star Vincent D'Onofrio (1959), "In Living Color" comedian David Alan Grier (1955), The Supremes singer Florence Ballard (1943; d. 1976), actress/singer Lena Horne (1917), and jazz clarinetist Harry Shields (1899; d. 1971).
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 30

June 30th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Yngwie Malmsteen
Happy Birthday to Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps (1985), "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino (1984), Pantera singer Phil Anselmo (1968), boxing star Mike Tyson (1966), Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen (1963), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" star Vincent D'Onofrio (1959), "In Living Color" comedian David Alan Grier (1955), The Supremes singer Florence Ballard (1943; d. 1976), actress/singer Lena Horne (1917), and jazz clarinetist Harry Shields (1899; d. 1971).
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Nearly 8 Hours of Music Featured on MGM Musicals Anthology; Out April 25

April 17th, 2006 12:20pm EDT
Singin In The Rain
Movie music fans rejoiced in 1995 when Turner Classic Movies Music and Rhino Movie Music partnered for an exhaustive five disc collection featuring indelible musical performances from MGM's golden age. A decade and more than 200 classic movie soundtrack releases later, Turner/Rhino revisits the centerpiece of its successful ongoing partnership to create a truly definitive collection of MGM musical magic.

"That's Entertainment!" The Ultimate Anthology of MGM Musicals" expands the original landmark release with an entire disc of never-before-released music, and uses new technology to up...
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