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Kenny G's 'Rhythm And Romance' To Get Co-Release By Concord Records & Starbucks

January 13th, 2008 9:00am EST
Kenny G
Internationally celebrated recording artist Kenny G - acclaimed as the biggest-selling instrumental musician of the modern era will release Rhythm and Romance on February 5, 2008, via Starbucks Entertainment and Concord Records. The album marks Kenny's first ever CD of Latin love songs - arriving just in time for Valentine's Day. The album will be available in traditional retail outlets as well as Starbucks company-operated locations in the U.S. and Canada.

Rhythm and Romance marks his debut release for Starbucks Entertainment and Concord Records, the same team which co-released Ray Ch...
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Will.i.am Releases Third Solo Disc, 'Songs About Girls'; Win A Copy!

October 15th, 2007 11:21am EDT
will.i.am
First things first. The Black Eyed Peas are not breaking up. will.i.am, frontman and producer behind the multi-platinum group, wants to get that out of the way right from the start. "We're not going anywhere," he says, by way of introducing his new solo album, Songs About Girls. "I made the choice in high school to be with a crew and that's never going to change. It was just really important for me to try some things out on my own, with my own artistry and imagination."

Indeed. will.i.am has helped steer The Black Eyed Peas into one of the most popular groups in music. They have sold 1...
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Starbucks Entertainment and Concord Records Co-Release Ella Fitzgerald CD, "Love Letters From Ella"

August 8th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Ella Fitzgerald
SEATTLE and LOS ANGELES; - To celebrate what would have been Ella Fitzgerald's 90th birthday, Starbucks Entertainment and Concord Records are co-releasing Love Letters From Ella, a collection of never-before-released love songs. Recorded with some of her favorite collaborators, including Count Basie and his Orchestra, Joe Pass, and André Previn, "Love Letters From Ella" also pairs the singer with The London Symphony Orchestra for the first time. The CD will be available at Starbucks Company-operated locations in the U.S. and Canada and traditional music retail beginning on July 31, 2007.

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Renowned Vocalist Jane Monheit To Release her Concord Records Debut, 'Surrender'

April 2nd, 2007 9:00pm EDT
Jane Monheit
Critically acclaimed and Grammy nominated vocalist Jane Monheit returns with her seventh album, her first for Concord Records, on May 1. Surrender was produced by the illustrious Jorge Callandrelli (Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand and more) and the program features 10 tracks of beautifully sung ballads and romantic bossa novas. Songs include Stevie Wonder's "Overjoyed," Sergio Mendes' "So Many Stars," which he produced, arranged and guests on, and Johnny Mandel & Paul Francis Webster's "A Time for Love."

On Surrender, the 29 year-old Monheit worked with her regular, stella...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 11

February 11th, 2007 3:00am EST
Jennifer Aniston
Happy Birthday to "The New World" actress Q'orianka Kilcher (1990), Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland (1981), R&B singer Brandy (1979), Linkin Park singer Mike Shinoda (1977), soul singer/pianist D'Angelo (1974), America's sweetheart Jennifer Aniston (1969), wrestler/fighter Ken Shamrock (1964), singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow (1962), actress Carey Lowell (1961), Brazilian songwriter Sergio Mendes (1941), American actor Burt Reynolds (1936), "Gilligan's Island" movie star Tina Louise (1934), funnyman Leslie Nielsen (1926), Hungarian-born actress Eva Gabor (1919; d. 1995), boxing champ Max ...
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Shakira Dominates Latin Grammy Award Nominations

September 26th, 2006 1:02pm EDT
Shakira
The 7th Annual Latin Grammy Awards nominations were announced today, and Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira led the nominations with five. Shakira's five nominations include: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Short Form Music Video for "La Tortura," and Album Of The Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Album for Fijación Oral Vol. 1.

Ricardo Arjona, Gustavo Cerati and Julieta Venegas garner four apiece; Calle 13, Chayanne, Gustavo Celis, Fonseca, Cachorro López, and Joan Sebastian are among those who earned three nods each.

Cabas, Café Tacuba, Diego El Cigala, Alejandra Gu...
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Prolific Modern Jazz Guitarist Lee Ritenour's "Smoke N' Mirrors" Available Now

August 25th, 2006 1:12pm EDT
Lee Ritenour
True to its intriguing and provocative title, Lee Ritenour's latest CD Smoke N' Mirrors takes listeners on a magical, multi-faceted global journey unlike any other in the legendary guitarist's three decade, nearly 40 album career. Inspired by his very first trip to South Africa in 2005, where he performed five hugely successful concerts at festivals in Johannesburg and Capetown, with Smoke N' Mirrors, Ritenour takes an expansive, polyrhythmic approach, working with musicians from South Africa, Cameroon-West Africa, Brazil, Columbia, Peru and India. Also joining him on this recording is an e...
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Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Feb. 11

February 11th, 2006 3:00am EST
Jennifer Aniston
Happy Birthday to Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland (1981), R&B singer Brandy (1979), Linkin Park singer Mike Shinoda (1977), soul singer/pianist D'Angelo (1974), America's sweetheart Jennifer Aniston (1969), wrestler/fighter Ken Shamrock (1964), singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow (1962), actress Carey Lowell (1961), Brazilian songwriter Sergio Mendes (1941), American actor Burt Reynolds (1936), "Gilligan's Island" movie star Tina Louise (1934), funnyman Leslie Nielsen (1926), Hungarian-born actress Eva Gabor (1919; d. 1995), boxing champ Max Baer (1909; d. 1959), and inventor Thomas Alva Edi...
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New Sergio Mendes Album 'Timeless' Is Loaded With Guests

January 26th, 2006 12:00pm EST
Sergio Mendes
It's not often an album comes along that truly blends two distinct cultures in an innovative way. That album is Timeless (click for review) by Sergio Mendes, due out on February 14 as a co-release by Concord Records and Starbucks Hear Music. Produced by and featuring will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, Timeless is a wholly original blend of music from one of the most internationally successful Brazilian musicians of all time, Sergio Mendes, who--40 years ago--brought Brasil '66 and "Mas Que Nada" to the world.

Will and Sergio brought in the Black Eyed Peas, one of hip-hop's premier arti...
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