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Bob Dylan Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music

2/3/2015 10:34am EST
Bob Dylan Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music
With January 2015 being a much more robust musical release month than expected (thanks Meghan Trainor and Fall Out Boy), surely February 2015 has to be chocked full of musical goodness. Can 2015 be a brighter year for album sales? Well let’s not jump to conclusions or get too excited, but February 2015 begins with some excellent musical choices to check out, led by veteran rock singer/songwriter Bob Dylan. He’s not alone, as he’s in good company with girl group Fifth Harmony, rapper Kid Ink, jazz vet Diana Krall, and a compilation of pop’s biggest hits in the latest installment of the Now...

2012 Grammy Awards Fashion: Some Wore Colors While Most Wore Black On A Bittersweet Evening

2/13/2012 12:54pm EST
2012 Grammy Awards
The 2012 Grammy Awards will forever be remembered for one reason: the event took place the night after the music industry lost one of their biggest stars in an untimely fashion: Whitney Houston.

Despite the somber undertones of host LL Cool J's opening prayer for the late singer and a rousing performance of her hit song "I Will Always Love You" by Jennifer Hudson; the night was about the music and the attitude that the show must go on.

As always with award shows, the night is also about the fashion. While many stars wore black - perhaps in honor of the late Houston - many stars let the c...

Get In The Mood With A Little Holiday Music

12/22/2008 9:47am EST
Harry Connick, Jr. What a Night! A Christmas Album
Some old, some new, there's no other way to spice up the holidays with a little music. Check out a few of our December favorites below, and let us know some of your season picks!

Faith Hill - Joy To The World

Given the longevity of her career, Joy To The World is Faith Hill's debut holiday release. Hill covers holiday standards with a very disciplined approach. Her vocal talent, orchestral backdrops, and singing choir are highlights.

Keith Sweat - A Christmas Of Love

Keith Sweat provides a groovilicious holiday with the funky smooth sounds of...

Starpulse's Christmas Music Guide

11/23/2007 11:00am EST
Mannheim Steamroller
Okay, as of today the holiday season is officially upon us. Traditionally known as 'Black Friday' to shoppers across the U.S., the day after Thanksgiving marks the biggest shopping day of the year in the country. There will be sales galore and alarm clocks will be ringing in the wee hours of the night to get the masses ready to hit their local Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Toys R Us, Target, etc., to hunt for those earlybird specials-- rewards for those who line up early to catch those 5-9am one-time-only superdeals while the rest of us are having breakfast.

As the hustle and bustle of the seaso...

Celebrity Birthdays, November 16

11/16/2007 3:00am EST
Diana Krall
Happy Birthday to actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (1977), figure skater Oksana Baiul (1977), actress Martha Plimpton (1970), Cosby kid Lisa Bonet (1967), Canadian jazz singer Diana Krall (1964), pitcher Dwight Gooden (1964), CSI Marg Helgenberger (1958), and acting great Burgess Meredith (1907; d. 1997).

Montreal Singer-Songwriter Chantal Chamandy To Perform At Egypt's Pyramids

9/5/2007 7:00pm EDT
Chantal Chamandy
Montreal, August 2007— A team from Quebec will be leaving for Cairo in the next few days to produce a unique show on September 7th in front of the pyramids on the Giza plateau.

The Egyptian government has granted permission for Chantal Chamandy, Beladi, A Night at the Pyramids, featuring the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, to be presented before an audience of several thousand people. Chantal Chamandy one of only a handful of artists, which includes Sting, Shakira, Julio Iglesias, The Grateful Dead and Egyptian stars Fairouz and Magda al-Roumy, to have access to this majestic site for a liv...

Stars Praise Ella Fitzgerald With 'We All Love Ella: Celebrating The First Lady Of Song'; Out June 5

5/29/2007 12:47pm EDT
Ella Fitzgerald
A sensational assemblage of stars honors the incomparable songstress Ella Fitzgerald on the Phil Ramone-produced 'We All Love Ella: Celebrating The First Lady Of Song' (June 5, Verve Records). These stars' love of Ella shines through on their musical performances, but they also cite Ella's artistry and music as moving and influential to their own careers.

You can almost hear Natalie Cole smile as she sings Ella's famous hit "A Tisket A Tasket." This was the first jazz song Cole ever learned and she practiced it so she would sound exactly like Ella. "When I was seven, I was singing like...

Diana Krall Announces Summer Tour

4/27/2007 12:38pm EDT
Diana Krall
Grammy® Award winner and multi-platinum selling jazz artist Diana Krall is set to return to the road in support of her latest release - From This Moment On (Verve).

Released in the fall of 2006, Moment debuted at #7 on The Billboard 200 Chart, and spent 9 consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard's Top Jazz Chart. Though Krall is known to "summon heartbreak with the best of them" (USA Today) this "sunnier than usual" (Entertainment Weekly) set is said to be her "finest hour" (Billboard).

Having taken some time off with husband Elvis Costello to celebrate the birth of their twin boys, ...

Celebrity Birthdays, November 16

11/16/2006 3:00am EST
Diana Krall
Happy Birthday to actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (1977), figure skater Oksana Baiul (1977), actress Martha Plimpton (1970), Cosby kid Lisa Bonet (1967), Canadian jazz singer Diana Krall (1964), pitcher Dwight Gooden (1964), CSI Marg Helgenberger (1958), and acting great Burgess Meredith (1907; d. 1997).

Diana Krall Says New Album Has A "Personal Connection;" Win A Copy!

11/1/2006 10:37am EST
Diana Krall
Diana Krall's new CD 'From This Moment On' (September 19th, Verve) not only proves her signature smoky voice and stellar arrangements are at their swingin' best, but it also documents very personal sentiments.

"This album coincides with a happier time in my life. I think it's very obvious in the music. It reflects how I'm feeling now, the joy that I have in my marriage and family, and hopefully in the future."

Krall says the tone of the record was drawn from some of her musical influences like Nat King Cole, Count Basie Orchestra, Ray Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra. "I ...

Sarah McLachlan Releases Holiday Album, "Wintersong"

10/26/2006 11:52am EDT
Sarah McLachlan
At its best, the venerable pop music tradition known as "the holiday album" can capture all the sentiments of the season: the warm glow of friendship and family, the bittersweet reflections on the year gone by, the hopeful anticipation of the new year ahead.

Sarah McLachlan has created a true holiday classic with Wintersong. The Arista recording artist imbues this splendid twelve-song collection-the first holiday album of her multi-platinum career-with peerless interpretive skill and exquisite musicianship. Released on October 17, Wintersong is Sarah's first new studio album since Afte...

"Tony Bennett – Duets: An American Classic" In Stores Sept. 26; Preview Some Of It Here

9/18/2006 12:54pm EDT
Tony Bennett
Treasured jazz singer, Tony Bennett has continued to win over new generations of fans with his classic style every decade since he released his first record in the mid 1950s. After more than 60 releases in his career, his music has never gone out of style.

"Tony Bennett: Duets / An American Classic" features new versions of Tony's classic songs recorded with such legendary artists such as Barbra Streisand, Bono, The Dixie Chicks, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. The album will feature a total of eighteen duets with eighteen of pop’s biggest names.

This newest addition to ...

Hurricane Katrina Benefit Concert Hits DVD August 22; 100% Of Net Proceeds Will Go To Victims

8/21/2006 2:29pm EDT
From The Big Apple To The Big Easy
On August 22, 2006, Rhino Entertainment, in association with MSG Entertainment, will release a double disc DVD of the landmark Katrina benefit concert, "From The Big Apple To The Big Easy: The Concert For New Orleans," which was held on September 20th, 2005 at Madison Square Garden to support the long-term relief and rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Katrina. As the one-year anniversary of the disaster approaches (August 29), Rhino Entertainment and MSGE invite you to bring home the DVD of the live concert performance that has touched so many lives. "From The Big Apple To The Big Easy"...

Details On Diana Krall's New Album

7/1/2006 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...

Elvis Costello And Diana Krall Expecting Baby

6/26/2006 9:44am EDT
Elvis Costello
Elvis Costello and Diana Krall are expecting a baby. The Canadian jazz singer and her British rocker husband announced on Sunday that their first child together is due in December - which coincidentally coincides with their third wedding anniversary on December 6.

The happy couple confirmed the news via a New York-based spokesman. The 51-year-old Liverpudlian - ten year's his wife's senior - is currently on tour with Allen Toussaint to promote their album The River In Reverse.

The record was inspired by the Katrina disaster which devastated Toussaint's home city of New Orleans.


Diana Krall Completes Work On New Album

6/7/2006 4:15pm EDT
Diana Krall
Diana Krall has finished work on her new album, set for release September 12 by Verve Records. Recorded in Los Angeles at Capital Studios in spring '06, the as yet untitled album features a selection of standards including "It Could Happen to You," "From This Moment On," "How Insensitive," and "Little Girl Blue." Produced by Krall and Tommy LiPuma, the singer and pianist performs in a mix of quartet and large-band settings, joined by long-time cohorts guitarist Anthony Wilson, the Clayton / Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, and others. The album, Krall's 10th since her 1993 debut, was recorded and m...

Celebrity Birthdays, November 16

11/16/2005 3:00am EST
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Happy Birthday to actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (1977), figure skater Oksana Baiul (1977), actress Martha Plimpton (1970), Cosby kid Lisa Bonet (1967), Canadian jazz singer Diana Krall (1964), pitcher Dwight Gooden (1964), CSI Marg Helgenberger (1958), and acting great Burgess Meredith (1907; d. 1997).

New CDs This Week (Nov. 1)

10/31/2005 12:18pm EST
A look at notable new CD releases this week including fresh albums from Santana, Trey Anastasio, Terri Clark, Public Enemy, Rammstein and Bush; greatest hits collections from Blink-182, Nirvana, Motorhead and Montgomery Gentry; and Christmas songs from Diana Krall and James Brown. Check out this list of noteworthy albums released Tuesday, November 1...

2Pac - Live My Life

A.J. Croce - Early On

Blink-182 - Greatest Hits

Bobby Bare - Moon Was Blue

Burt Bacharach - At This Time

Bush - Zen X Four

Deep Purple - Rapture of the Deep

Diana Krall - Christmas Songs

Gilles Peterso...

Diana Krall Christmas Album Due Nov. 1

10/22/2005 8:18pm EDT
Diana Krall
Diana Krall's first full-length Christmas album, 'Christmas Songs, Featuring the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra' (due on Verve Records November 1), was produced by Krall and longtime friend and fellow Grammy-winner Tommy LiPuma. Recorded with other good friends and respected musical associates Grammy-winning engineer Al Schmitt, guitarist Anthony Wilson, bassist Robert Hurst and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Krall has made a Christmas record inspired by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett and Ella Fitzgerald.

She proclaims, "This is the first time I ha...