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Godsmack And Spoon Lead New Albums: This Week In Music

August 5th, 2014 9:00am EDT
Godsmack
Summer 2014, sadly, remains a lethargic time for new music. July definitely didn’t give folks much reason to pull out their billfolds or redeem those handy-dandy iTunes cards to purchase a full album. Honestly, everyone should be thanking 5 Seconds of Summer for providing a lift with their self-titled debut.

This first week in August isn’t exactly ‘hot’ either (still talking about albums here of course), but as The Temptations once sung, “beauty’s only skin deep, yeah, yeah, yeah!” While the industry could stand that Taylor Swift sized release about now, a pop compilation (Now 51) and ...
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Al Jarreau In 'Critical Condition' In France

July 23rd, 2010 11:06am EDT
Al Jarreau
Veteran jazz legend Al Jarreau is fighting for his life in a French hospital after falling sick with breathing difficulties.

The 70-year-old singer was admitted to a medical facility in the town of Gap in the south east of the country late on Thursday suffering from respiratory problems, and was said to be in a "critical" condition as WENN went to press.

The seven-times Grammy-winner, who was in France to perform at a music festival, is being treated in the intensive care unit and a statement from the hospital reveals doctors are "concerned" about the star.

The statement, obtained by ...
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Seven-Time Grammy Winner Al Jarreau Releases CD Featuring His Favorite Love Songs

January 25th, 2008 8:30pm EST
Al Jarreau
Al Jarreau's unique vocal style is one of the world's most precious treasures. His innovative musical expressions have made him one of the most exciting and critically acclaimed performers of our time with seven Grammy Awards, scores of international music awards and popular accolades worldwide. A heart-melting crooner who signed with Reprise in 1975, Jarreau remains the master of the ballad. The only artist to ever win Grammy awards in pop, jazz and R&B, Jarreau handpicks his favorite romantic tunes for Love Songs. Spanning three decades, this 14-song compilation will be available January ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 12

March 12th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Aaron Eckhart
Happy Birthday to British singer Pete Doherty (1979), English musician Graham Coxon (1969), "Erin Brockovich" actor Aaron Eckhart (1968), baseball notoriety Darryl Strawberry (1962), Jackson 5 singer Marlon Jackson (1957), Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris (1957), folk singer James Taylor (1948), singer/actress Liza Minnelli (1946), "Get Smart" actress Barbara Feldon (1941), singer Al Jarreau (1940), and beat writer Jack Kerouac (1922; d. 1969).
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Paul Brown's Latest Album, "White Sand," Set For Feb. 27 Release; Win One Of Three Signed Copies!

February 22nd, 2007 7:30pm EST
Paul Brown
His name is synonymous with smooth jazz - with a staggering 50 #1 charting airplay hits, and the unique experience in 2006 of scoring a #1 Radio & Records chart hit as both an artist and producer. He is Grammy® award winning mega producer, composer/arranger and recording artist Paul Brown, and he will make his label debut on Peak Records with the release of his latest solo CD White Sand, February 27.

Peak Records president Andi Howard stated: "We welcome Paul to our family of artists. His success is truly unparalled and we are very excited about the release of White Sand."

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Dixie Chicks Win Most Grammy Awards; Full Winners List

February 12th, 2007 10:37am EST
Dixie Chicks
The Dixie Chicks were the big winners at the Grammy Awards, scooping five awards. The country band fought off stiff competition from the likes of Justin Timberlake, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Mary J. Blige to win the prizes for album, song and record of the year as well as best country album and best group country performance. Full Winners List Below!

Lead singer, Natalie Maines, said: "I, for the first time in my life, am speechless."

Mary J. Blige, who received eight nominations cried as she accepted her award for best R'n'B album for Breakthrough. She said: "This is the fir...
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John Lennon's Legacy Continues

January 22nd, 2007 4:13pm EST
John Lennon
More than a quarter of a century after his untimely death, John Lennon's legacy lives on through the work of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, which begins its tenth anniversary of touring the country, providing free hands-on workshops, giving students a chance to express themselves through songwriting and music and video production.

The newly published book, Come Together: The Official John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Guide to Music and Video (Thomson Course Technology) is part how-to, part celebrity interviews, part technological showcase, and part travelogue. The book is fille...
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Grammy Winning Jazz Superstars George Benson And Al Jarreau Unite For First-Ever Collaboration

October 19th, 2006 12:36pm EDT
Givin It Up
On October 24th, the music world will be dazzled by a harmonic convergence of superstars when singer/guitarist/songwriter George Benson teams with vocalist extraordinaire/songwriter Al Jarreau for Givin' It Up. Friends and label-mates for over three decades, this outing marks the first time that the two artists, both multiple Grammy® winners with Gold and Platinum selling albums, have recorded together as equal partners.

This much-anticipated 13-track recording features each of the stars on a new arrangement of one of the other's biggest hits - Jarreau adding lyrics to and singing Bens...
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Jazz Returns to Weekly Network Television After 40 Years!

June 27th, 2006 4:32pm EDT
Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis began airing on public television stations nationwide in April. The much anticipated series, the first weekly network jazz related show in 40 years, features intimate conversations with and performances by some of the world's leading musicians. Grammy® Award-winning composer/pianist Ramsey Lewis hosts the series, which is produced in multi-camera HDTV and Dolby Surround 5.1 audio in association with WTTW, Chicago's premier public television station. The primary sponsor for the series is E*Trade Financial, with additional funding support from the National E...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 12

March 12th, 2006 3:00am EST
Liza Minnelli
Happy Birthday to British singer Pete Doherty (1979), English musician Graham Coxon (1969), "Erin Brockovich" actor Aaron Eckhart (1968), baseball notoriety Darryl Strawberry (1962), Jackson 5 singer Marlon Jackson (1957), Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris (1957), folk singer James Taylor (1948), singer/actress Liza Minnelli (1946), "Get Smart" actress Barbara Feldon (1941), singer Al Jarreau (1940), and beat writer Jack Kerouac (1922; d. 1969).
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