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Starpulse's Christmas Music Guide

November 23rd, 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...
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Mannheim Steamroller To Honor Veterans and Share Christmas Music With Troops

November 21st, 2007 12:56pm EST
Mannheim Steamroller
U.S. troops overseas and veterans here at home will get an early "present in their holiday stocking" as Mannheim Steamroller, along with their fans and the VFW Foundation partner for a week-long promotion to bring America's favorite Christmas music to military service members and their families.

To celebrate Thanksgiving and the approaching holiday season, beginning Monday, Nov. 19 running through Sunday, Nov. 25, for every purchase of the new holiday CD, Mannheim Steamroller: Christmas Song, the band will donate a Christmas CD to the VFW Foundation, who will deliver them to active m...
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Jazz Vet Eric Marienthal Delivers His Most Pop Influenced Instrumental Effort To Date

October 11th, 2007 2:58pm EDT
Eric Marienthal
After over 20 years since first breaking onto the contemporary jazz scene as a member of Chick Corea's Elektric Band, Eric Marienthal is a true global phenomenon.

One of the most in-demand session musicians in Jazz, Marienthal has worked with a wide variety of pop superstars, including Elton John, Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick and Johnny Mathis.

On his latest solo effort Just Around The Corner, Marienthal's passion and versatility shine with tracks such as "Times Square," which features the keyboards and programming of co-writer Lu, and the old schoo...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 30

September 30th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Candice Michelle
Happy Birthday to Sugababes singer Keisha Buchanan (1984), actor Kieran Culkin (1982), "Party of Five" actress Lacey Chabert (1982), Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis (1980), WWE Diva Candice Michelle (1978), "Krippendorf's Tribe" actress Jenna Elfman (1971), Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac (1964), "The Matrix Reloaded" actress Monica Bellucci (1964), Phish singer/guitarist Trey Anastasio (1964), actress Crystal Bernard (1961), "Pulp Fiction" actor Eric Stoltz (1961), "The Nanny" actress Fran Drescher (1957), "The Brady Bunch" actor Barry Williams (1954), British actor Jack Wild (1952), T....
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Deniece Williams Returns After A Decade With 'Love, Niecy Style,' Out April 24

March 30th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
Deniece Williams
Deniece Williams will forever be one of the great all-time R&B divas. Processing an infectious, angelic and soulful honey -coated voice with an awe-inspiring range, Deniece Williams set the bar high for R&B singers back in the 70s and to this day her influence can be heard on everyone from Mariah Carey to Beyoncé. Her songs have been sampled by dozens of artists including Will Smith and Master P. Deniece's pure, rich and spine-tingling vocal quality, along with her impeccable diction and ability to honestly connect with any song has resulted in a vast catalog of hits. Some of her timeless a...
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New Holiday Releases From Chris Botti, Bette Midler, James Taylor and Mary Mary In Stores Now

November 5th, 2006 8:00pm EST
Chris Botti
-Special 2006 Edition of Classic Holiday Collection Premieres Four Newly-Recorded Never-Heard-Before Chris Botti Yuletide Tracks

Columbia Records released a new edition -- featuring four newly-recorded tracks and two brand-new songs -- of Chris Botti's best-selling seasonal album, December, on Tuesday, October 10.

Produced by Bobby Colomby, the yuletide 2006 edition of December premieres two new songs: a breathtaking interpretation of Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria," featuring the Choir of St. John's, Smith's Square, and "I Don't Really Want Much For Christmas" (featuring Eric Benét)...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 30

September 30th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Candice Michelle
Happy Birthday to Sugababes singer Keisha Buchanan (1984), actor Kieran Culkin (1982), "Party of Five" actress Lacey Chabert (1982), Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis (1980), WWE Diva Candice Michelle (1978), "Krippendorf's Tribe" actress Jenna Elfman (1971), Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac (1964), "The Matrix Reloaded" actress Monica Bellucci (1964), Phish singer/guitarist Trey Anastasio (1964), actress Crystal Bernard (1961), "Pulp Fiction" actor Eric Stoltz (1961), "The Nanny" actress Fran Drescher (1957), "The Brady Bunch" actor Barry Williams (1954), British actor Jack Wild (1952), T....
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Johnny Mathis - First UK Concert Dates In Over 12 Years

March 25th, 2006 10:00am EST
Johnny Mathis
2006 is a major year for Johnny Mathis, with the legendary singer-songwriter celebrating his 50th anniversary as a recording artist. The voice of romance who was one of the last and most popular in a long line of male vocalists who emerged before the rock-dominated 1960s, will be arriving on UK shores this September where he will play three arena dates – his first British dates this century; London Wembley Arena on September 20, Birmingham NEC Arena on September 21, and Manchester’s MEN Arena on September 23.

Mathis, best known for his romantic readings of jazz and pop melodies, will b...
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Barry Manilow Is Back At Number One

February 8th, 2006 11:45pm EST
Barry Manilow
In a career spanning more than 30 years and over 75 million albums sold worldwide, Barry Manilow broke brand new ground this week when his new Arista Records album, Greatest Hits of the Fifties (click for review) debuted in the Number One position on the Nielsen SoundScan charts, moving a remarkable 155,630 copies in its first week of release.

This is the first time in the singer's career that one of his albums has debuted at Number One and marks only the second time a Manilow album reached the top spot on the chart --1977's Barry Manilow Live was the first. The 29-year stretch betwee...
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CD Will Accompany Upcoming Christmas Special

November 3rd, 2005 11:49am EST
Alicia Keys
An unscripted holiday special entitled "Dear Santa" will premiere on FOX on Dec. 9. An album is also being produced in conjunction with the special, which will include both original Christmas songs and four of the top 10 most-played Christmas classics of all time. Alicia Keys, Nick Lachey and American Idol finalist Vonzell Solomon are among the stars featured on the CD.

Also on the album are Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song,” Andy Williams’ “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” Jose Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad” and Johnny Mathis’ “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.” ...
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