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Catch the '2006 UK Music Hall of Fame' Ceremony on VH1

11/25/2006 9:16am EST
Bon Jovi
The "2006 UK Music Hall Of Fame" premieres on VH1 as a two-hour extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 9:00 p.m. Prince, Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin, Rod Stewart, Bon Jovi and James Brown participated in a star-studded evening full of musical legends. These seven joined George Martin, who received this year's Honorary Membership in recognition of his exceptional contribution to British music.

The "2006 UK Music Hall of Fame" took place at the famed Alexandra Palace in London on November 14 and included a rare public appearance by Led Zeppelin, founding member and 'guit...
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Elisabeth Withers' "It Can Happen to Anyone" Hits Stores Jan. 30, 2007

11/12/2006 10:00am EST
Elisabeth Withers
It all starts with the voice. A soulful instrument that is both powerful yet strikingly vulnerable; an engaging gift that transcends musical genres and industry trends. For acclaimed singer/performer Elisabeth Withers, that voice and a fierce spirit garnered her a prestigious Tony Award nomination for her role as the seductive scene-stealer Shug Avery in the Broadway mega-hit The Color Purple. Now the Joliet, Illinois-born singer/songwriter is set to release her debut solo album It Can Happen To Anyone on the legendary Blue Note Records.

"My music is a reflection of my life," says a ma...
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Vocal Powerhouse & Living Legend Patti LaBelle To Release First Gospel Album Nov. 21

11/10/2006 12:54pm EST
Patti LaBelle
November 21, 2006 will mark the day that Patti LaBelle fans have been waiting on for decades. On this day, the legendary entertainer journeys back to her church roots to release her highly anticipated, first-ever gospel album released by Umbrella Recordings entitled The Gospel According to Patti LaBelle. As one of the most celebrated and recognizable voices in music, Patti teams up with Grammy Award winning artists Kanye West, Mary Mary, Yolanda Adams, and CeCe Winans for an inspirational album like none other.

The Gospel According to Patti LaBelle which features production by music v...
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Fox Reveals the Stars of 'Celebrity Duets'

8/15/2006 3:11pm EDT
Hal Sparks
WWE World Champion Chris Jericho, actress Lucy Lawless, actor Cheech Marin, 2004 Olympic Gold Medal-winning gymnast Carly Patterson, actor/director Alfonso Ribeiro, pop culture guru Jai Rodriguez, actor/comedian Hal Sparks and actress Lea Thompson are the eight celebrities who will compete weekly on "Celebrity Duets" premiering Tuesday, Aug. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Wayne Brady will host the show.

Each week, the celebrity competitors as long as they remain in the competition will be paired with a different recording superstar among Grammy Award-winning and No. 1 artists Clint ...
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Superstars Chosen for FOX's 'Celebrity Duets'

7/24/2006 4:21pm EDT
Macy Gray
Cyndi Lauper, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Randy Travis, Brian Mcknight, Macy Gray, Patti Labelle, Kenny Loggins, Chaka Khan, Richard Marx, Michael Bolton, Clint Black and Aaron Neville are among the Grammy-winning and number-one artists scheduled to perform on Celebrity Duets this fall on Fox.

Celebrity Duets pairs recording superstars with celebrities not famous for singing in hopes of their making beautiful music together. Each week, celebrity participants - as long as they remain in the competition - will be paired with a different recording superstar. The show will follow the ...
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Sarah Chalke To Star in Lifetime's 'Why I Wore Lipstick To My Mastectomy'

7/20/2006 10:44am EDT
Sarah Chalke
Sarah Chalke and Jay Harrington will star in the Lifetime Original Movie “Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy,” based on the delightfully feisty memoir of the same name by Geralyn Lucas, breast cancer survivor and Lifetime’s Director of Corporate Communications who works on the network’s breast cancer awareness campaign.

The movie includes a special cameo appearance by superstar Patti LaBelle as a fellow cancer patient. “Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy” will premiere in October on Lifetime Television during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“Why I Wore Lipstick to ...
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Rare and Unreleased Music Highlights "Soul Sisters" and "Soul Brothers" Discs

6/16/2006 12:31pm EDT
Aretha Franklin
Atlantic Records was home to many of the legendary singers, songwriters and producers who defined the sweet sound of the early 1960s and '70s soul. Rhino Records uncovers forgotten classics drawn from Atlantic's vast library and brings them together for a pair of single-disc compilations, Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Sisters and Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Brothers. Both albums feature remastered versions of hard-to-find singles---some making their CD debut, B-sides of hits, and previously unreleased music by the kings and queens of soul. The albums are available June 20.

Soul Sisters include...
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Hip-Hop/Gospel Film "Preaching To The Choir" On DVD June 6th

5/29/2006 10:00am EDT
Preaching To The Choir
Estranged since the death of their parents years ago, twin brothers, Teshawn and Wesley Tucker, have taken radically different paths in life. Wes (Darien Sills-Evans) has become a minister in a Harlem gospel church while Te (Billoah Greene) perpetrates the gangster lifestyle as Hip Hop star Zulu. They are forced into reconciliation when Te flees from LA to his childhood home in Harlem to hide from his enraged record producer, Bull Sharky ("Lost" star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje).

Te tries to disappear in his preacher brother’s world of the gospel church but becomes entrenched in the c...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 24

5/24/2006 3:00am EDT
Bob Dylan
Happy Birthday to country singer Billy Gilman (1988), basketball star Tracy "T-Mac" McGrady (1979), rapper Heavy D (1967), "Boogie Nights" star John C. Reilly (1965), "The English Patient" actress Kristin Scott Thomas (1960), country singer Rosanne Cash (1955), "The Da Vinci Code" actor Alfred Molina (1953), "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe" actor Jim Broadbent (1949), actress Priscilla Presley (1945), Lady Marmalade singer Patti LaBelle (1944), "M*A*S*H" actor Gary Burghoff (1943), legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan (1941), and Canadian actor/comedian Tomm...
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New CDs This Week (Nov. 22)

11/22/2005 11:15am EST
System of a Down
This week is a big one for CD releases with a number of new albums coming out in time for the holiday shoppping blitz. Some of the notable discs include new ones from System of a Down, Jamie Foxx, Chamillionaire, Enya and Juelz Santana; live albums from John Mayer, John Legend, Michael Buble, Bouncing Souls and Queens Of The Stone Age; some interesting collections from Notorious B.I.G., Britney Spears and Big Boi; and whole lot more. Check out this list of noteworthy releases for Tuesday, November 22nd...

Alexisonfire/Moneen - Split EP

Ana Bárbara - Dos en Uno

Bee Gees - Love Songs...
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Patti LaBelle Tribute To Air Nov. 8 on UPN

10/25/2005 1:49pm EDT
Patti LaBelle
UPN just announced that Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends) will host "An All-Star Salue to Patti Labelle: Live From Atlantis," a one-hour special event celebrating Grammy Award-winning artist Patti LaBelle's 45 years in the music industry, to be broadcast Tuesday, Nov. 8.

As a tribute to LaBelle on this exceptional night, her hits will be performed by Nelly, Kelly Rowland, Ashanti, Michael McDonald, Boyz II Men, Mario, Gerald Levert and Yolanda Adams, all from Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort, in the Bahamas.

LaBelle will also take part in a special performance of "Lady Marmalade...
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Patti LaBelle To Peform on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

10/17/2005 2:51pm EDT
Patti LaBelle
Ty Pennington and the gang will help turn the hazardous home of Veronica Ginyard and her eight children in Capitol Heights, MD, into “home sweet home,” on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Sunday, Oct. 30 on ABC. In addition, Grammy-winning singing superstar Patti LaBelle makes an appearance and performs at a candlelight vigil outside the Ginyards’ new home.

Veronica and her family have had a life of adversity and struggle. Having bought the first and only home she could afford, Veronica raises her eight children – including two sets of twins – in a home that would be cramped for a fam...
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