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Talib Kweli Releases Sixth Album, 'Eardrum,' On Warner Bros. Records/Blacksmith Music; Aug. 21

July 18th, 2007 4:56pm EDT
Talib Kweli
New York, NY (July 2007) – Talib Kweli, the Brooklyn wordsmith, returns with his eagerly awaited sixth album Eardrum, in stores on August 21 on Kweli's own label, Blacksmith Music and Warner Bros. Records. With this career defining new album, Kweli mixes hard hitting beats with inventive rhymes that serve to not only entertain, but also to educate.

Hailed by USA Today as "Hip-Hops most inventive lyricist" the MC's penchant for being a lyrical mastermind is reflected in his album title, aptly called Eardrum. Talib explains, "The image of the ear and of the drum are powerful enough by t...
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Talib Kweli To Release 'Ear Drum' July 24th

May 3rd, 2007 12:10pm EDT
Talib Kweli
Talib Kweli will release his eagerly awaited new album -- "Ear Drum" -- on July 24th. A career-defining work that showcases the Brooklyn rapper's advanced lyricism and faultless musical taste, "Ear Drum" is Kweli's first album released on his own label, Blacksmith Music and Warner Bros. Records.

Kweli says the album's title comes from "the image of the ear and of the drum, which are powerful enough by themselves, but put them together and it's an instrument in your body that helps you hear. They're also two very simple, yet powerful words. I wanted to focus on finding a sound that make...
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EMI Music To Sell Digital Catalog Without DRM

April 2nd, 2007 11:43am EDT
Norah Jones
EMI Music today announced that it is launching new premium downloads for retail on a global basis, making all of its digital repertoire available at a much higher sound quality than existing downloads and free of digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.

The new higher quality DRM-free music will complement EMI's existing range of standard DRM-protected downloads already available. From today, EMI's retailers will be offered downloads of tracks and albums in the DRM-free audio format of their choice in a variety of bit rates up to CD quality. EMI is releasing the premium downloads ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 30

March 30th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Eric Clapton
Happy Birthday to singer Anna Nalick (1984), rapper Paul Wall (1980), jazz singer Norah Jones (1979), Canadian singer Celine Dion (1968), "90210" actor Ian Ziering (1964), American singer Tracy Chapman (1964), rapper MC Hammer (1962), "Mad About You" star Paul Reiser (1957), "Harry Potter" actor Robbie Coltrane (1950), new wave singer Lene Lovich (1949), Cream guitarist Eric Clapton (1945), Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto (1940), "Bugsy" actor Warren Beatty (1937), "Addams Family" actor John Astin (1930), Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh (1853; d. 1890), and Spanish painter Francisco Goya (1...
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Listen To Norah Jones' New Single, "Thinking About You," Right Here On Starpulse

January 23rd, 2007 12:16pm EST
Norah Jones
Norah Jones' new album Not Too Late comes out next Tuesday, January 30 on Blue Note Records. Check out the first installment in the Not Too Late video podcast to watch exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the new album. Jones' third studio album features thirteen new songs, all written or co-written by Jones. Not Too Late was produced by Lee Alexander, Jones' songwriting partner and bassist. Also, have a listen to the first single, "Thinking About You" and preview the album below...

Not Too Late Podcast (1/5): Quicktime Streaming Video Link

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Starpulse.com's Music To Look For In 2007

January 4th, 2007 2:21pm EST
50 Cent
Once again, it’s time to look ahead to the upcoming year in entertainment. A long list of distinguished music acts will be releasing albums this year, with some great releases just weeks away. It looks to be quite an interesting selection, no matter your tastes in music. Here’s some of the music you need to look for in 2007:

50 Cent prepares his third full release, after an unsuccessful dip into the pools of the video game and movie industries.

Jennifer Lopez will have an all-Spanish album for her sixth release.

Rap/R&B group Pretty Ricky tries out their sophomore album.

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Starpulse Top 10 of 2006: #9 Gone But Not Forgotten

December 25th, 2006 9:00am EST
Peter Boyle
2006 was a great year in the entertainment world; however, let us not forget those who entertained us for generations but have moved on. We look back on those entertainers and cultural icons who left us in 2006 to pay our respects...

Jazz, R&B and pop singer Lou Rawls, lost a two year fight with brain and lung cancer (1/6). He was 72. Prolific film star of the 50s, 60s and 70s and star of such hits as Alfie and The Poseidon Adventure, Shelley Winters at age 85 (1/14). 60s soul star Wilson Pickett, who brought us such hits as Mustang Sally and In The Midnight Hour age 64; of a heart a...
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Listen To Norah Jones' Latest Single, "Thinking About You," From Her Forthcoming Album, "Not Too Late"

December 7th, 2006 12:17pm EST
Norah Jones
Norah Jones’ third studio album, ‘Not Too Late’ features thirteen new songs, all written or co-written by Jones. Her last release, 2004’s ‘Feels Like Home’ was certified four times platinum and the single “Sunrise” earned Jones a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, bringing her career total to eight.

"Not Too Late" hits stores on January 30, 2007. More info here...

Listen to “Thinking About You”:

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Norah Jones Returns With New Album 'Not Too Late'

November 6th, 2006 2:57pm EST
Norah Jones
On January 30, 2007, Blue Note Records will release Norah Jones' third studio album, 'Not Too Late.' The album features thirteen new songs, all written or co-written by Jones. 'Not Too Late' was produced by Lee Alexander, Jones' longtime songwriting partner and bassist.

'Not Too Late' features many of Jones' longtime collaborators including guitarists Jesse Harris, Adam Levy, Kevin Breit and Robbie McIntosh, drummer Andy Borger, and singer Daru Oda. Other album guests include singer M. Ward, organist Larry Goldings, and Kronos Quartet cellist Jeff Ziegler.

Jones' last release, 200...
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Mindy Smith's "Long Island Shores" Set For Oct. 10 Release

October 4th, 2006 8:00pm EDT
Mindy Smith
- Singer/songwriter's sophomore album is a follow-up to her stellar debut One Moment More.

On the heels of her critically acclaimed Vanguard Records debut, singer-songwriter Mindy Smith is back with her highly anticipated sophomore CD, Long Island Shores, a nod to her family and her heritage growing up in Smithtown, New York. The album is scheduled for release on Oct. 10.

Long Island Shores retains the raw, emotional intimacy of Mindy's songs and haunting vocals but adds some sharp edges both musically and lyrically, broadening the landscape of Mindy's storytelling. Mindy co-pro...
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Jerry Douglas Band To Open For Paul Simon

June 20th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Jerry Douglas
The Jerry Douglas Band has been confirmed for the opening position on the Paul Simon 2006 summer tour. Dates include the Montreal Jazz Festival, Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY and PNC Bank Arts Center. Jerry Douglas' newest CD on KOCH Records, "The Best Kept Secret," is in stores now.

Jerry Douglas, widely regarded as the world's best dobro player, was recently recognized again as Musician of the Year by the Country Music Association, his second such honor, adding to a long list of awards from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. He has also received 12 G...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 30

March 30th, 2006 3:00am EST
Eric Clapton
Happy Birthday to singer Anna Nalick (1984), rapper Paul Wall (1980), jazz singer Norah Jones (1979), Canadian singer Celine Dion (1968), "90210" actor Ian Ziering (1964), American singer Tracy Chapman (1964), rapper MC Hammer (1962), "Mad About You" star Paul Reiser (1957), "Harry Potter" actor Robbie Coltrane (1950), new wave singer Lene Lovich (1949), Cream guitarist Eric Clapton (1945), Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto (1940), "Bugsy" actor Warren Beatty (1937), "Addams Family" actor John Astin (1930), Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh (1853; d. 1890), and Spanish painter Francisco Goya (1...
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Norah Jones Side Project "The Little Willies" To Release Debut Album March 7

February 3rd, 2006 12:42pm EST
Norah Jones
On March 7, 2006, Milking Bull Records will release the self-titled debut by The Little Willies, an album that perfectly distills the fun, down-to-earth spirit of this New York band's club shows. The group - Lee Alexander (bass), Jim Campilongo (electric guitar), Norah Jones (piano, vocals), Richard Julian (guitar, vocals) and Dan Rieser (drums) - tears through a mix of covers and originals, from the revved-up western swing of Fred Rose's "Roly Poly" and Willie Nelson's "I Gotta Get Drunk" to the cutting wit of Kris Kristofferson's "Best Of All Possible Worlds"; from the poignancy of Townes...
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Jesse Harris Readies New Album 'Mineral'

November 23rd, 2005 1:25pm EST
Jesse Harris
On February 21, 2006, Jesse Harris will release 'Mineral,' a strikingly elemental, intimate recording that heralds many firsts for the New York-based Grammy winner. Not only is it the debut release on his own independent label, Secret Sun Recordings, but after five albums with his beloved band The Ferdinandos, 'Mineral' marks Harris' first recording in a trio setting; backed by organ/piano master Larry Goldings (John Scofield, Maceo Parker, James Taylor), and long-time Harris collaborator Kenny Wollesen on drums, marimba and various percussion.

'Mineral' marks a stark departure from Ha...
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CMA Awards Rundown and Winners

November 16th, 2005 10:06am EST
Lee Ann Womack
The Big Apple provided a big night for some of Country Music's biggest stars. "The 39th Annual CMA Awards" was broadcast on Tuesday, Nov. 15 for the first time outside of Nashville, live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on the CBS Television Network. Keith Urban and Lee Ann Womack were the big winner's of the night. Read on for a complete recap of the evening and a full winner's list...

Keith Urban won his second consecutive CMA Male Vocalist of the Year and his first Entertainer of the Year Award, making him the only Country artist in CMA Awards history to win the Horizon, ...
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Star-Studded Benefit CD for Hurricane Relief To Drop Nov. 22

November 15th, 2005 2:21pm EST
Hurricane Relief
Responding to the overwhelming outpouring of support from musicians, writers and producers, EMI Group, SONY BMG, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Concord Music Group along with the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network

and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced the addition of new artists and songs to complete the double CD multi-artist benefit album Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now. The collection will feature new recordings and classic cuts from more than 80 artists and 35 songs, spanning a variety of generations and genres, and will be released N...
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Can Celebrities Sing? VH1 Will Find Out

October 27th, 2005 6:11pm EDT
Bai Ling
VH1 is launching a new addition to their Celebreality lineup with the premier of "But Can They Sing?" on Sunday, October 30 AT 10PM ET/PT. The cast includes Morgan Fairchild, Joe Pantoliano ("Sopranos"), Bai Ling ("Nixon"), Antonio Sabato, Jr., ("The Big Hit"), Michael Copon ("One Tree Hill"), model Kim Alexis, Carmine Gotti Agnello ("Growing Up Gotti"), former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes and Latin entertainer/journalist Myrka Dellanos. They will undergo grueling and intensive training with two prominent vocal coaches and one movement/dance instructor to prepare for their performance ...
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All-Star Performers Lined Up For CMA Awards

October 25th, 2005 11:44pm EDT
Bon Jovi
The star-packed line up for the 2005 CMA Awards continues to grow with performances added by Bon Jovi with Sugarland front woman Jennifer Nettles; Willie Nelson and Paul Simon, who will also present the Song of the Year Award; nominees Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas; and by Horizon Award nominees Miranda Lambert and Julie Roberts.

Other performers already announced include:

Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, CMA hosts Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Sugarland, Keith Urb...
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Stars To Perform for Johnny Cash TV Tribute

October 24th, 2005 10:11am EDT
Johnny Cash
Musical superstars Sheryl Crow, Foo Fighters, Shooter Jennings & Jessi Colter, Norah Jones, Kid Rock, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, U2 and Dwight Yoakam will perform on "I Walk the Line: A Night for Johnny Cash," a new entertainment special honoring country music legend Johnny Cash to be taped at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood and broadcast Wed., Nov. 16, on CBS.

Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon and Dennis Quaid are among the stars who will introduce the performances.

Cash will be celebrated in concert by artists who have...
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