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Sheryl Crow Joins 'Cougar Town'

February 8th, 2010 8:40am EST
Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow has landed a big TV role - as a regular on pal Courteney Cox's Cougar Town. The rocker will play the love interest of actor Josh Hopkins' divorced character Grayson.

It won't be Crow's first acting job - she appeared in TV sitcom 30 Rock and Cole Porter biopic De-Lovely.

It isn't known how many episodes Crow will appear in or when they'll start.

See more photos of Sheryl Crow here!

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Marilyn Scott Releases Set of Jazz Standards

July 3rd, 2008 9:00am EDT
Marilyn Scott
With Every Time We Say Goodbye, Marilyn Scott is taking her love for jazz to the ultimate place her heart has always desired, to make an acoustic jazz album in New York City the way the legends used to do it - with the singer and musicians all cutting and working out arrangements together in the studio.

Although the physical CD is currently only available as a Japanese import, jazz fans can download the album on iTunes or purchase the CD from Marilyn's website, though soon it will also be available on Amazon.com. The 10-song collection is comprised of standards such as the Cole Porter-...
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Alanis Morissette Returns With 'Flavors Of Entanglement,' Out June 10

April 22nd, 2008 9:59am EDT
Alanis Morissette
A dozen years after the breakthrough debut of Jagged Little Pill, an album which earned four Grammys and spawned a dedicated worldwide fan base, Alanis Morissette remains not only an enduringly popular artist, but one whose success stems from a fierce commitment to authenticity and, to an equal extent, vulnerability. Both of these traits enable her to climb to new ground with her forthcoming album, Flavors of Entanglement, due June 10, 2008 in the United States and June 2, 2008 internationally from Warner Bros. Records.

Serving as her newest sherpa guide is British electronica producer...
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Tony Bennett's 'The Ultimate American Songbook Vol 1.' And Christmas Album Reissue

September 13th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Tony Bennett
The Ultimate American Songbook Vol. 1 is a dream project for Tony Bennett, who personally chose the 15-song program from his Columbia repertoire. Literally hundreds of singers have recorded versions of these songs over the years, but Tony Bennett is in the rare class of artists who actually took part in many of the original presentations. The songs on this definitive collection of popular standards cover three distinct decades of recording by Tony Bennett on Columbia:

The 1950s: 1958's "Ev'ry Time We Say Good­bye" originally from the 1944 Cole Porter Broadway musical, Seven Lively Ar...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 9

June 9th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Natalie Portman
Happy Birthday to "Closer" star Natalie Portman (1981), New England Patriots defenseman Tedy Bruschi (1973), Canadian actress Gloria Reuben (1964), "Pirates of the Caribbean 2" star Johnny Depp (1963), director/producer Aaron Sorkin (1961), "Spin City" star Michael J. Fox (1961), Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord (1941), soul singer Jackie Wilson (1934; d. 1984), actor Joe Santos (1931), comedian Jackie Mason (1934), R&B singer Johnny Ace (1929; d. 1954), guitar pioneer Les Paul (1915), bandleader Fred Waring (1900; d. 1984), and legendary composer/lyricist Cole Porter (1891; d. 1964).
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U.K. Band The Feeling Delivers On Debut "Twelve Stops and Home"

November 14th, 2006 4:56pm EST
The Feeling
Talk about being hooked on The Feeling. This U.K. band delivers an amalgam of harmonic melodies and catchy choruses that reaches full fruition on its Cherrytree/Interscope debut, Twelve Stops and Home, which has already produced a pair of Top 10 international hit singles in "Sewn" and "Fill My Little World."

The quintet's sonic touchstones range from the classic (the Beatles, the Stones, the Kinks, Queen, The Carpenters and the Beach Boys) to the more esoteric (10cc, Abba, the Human League and the Pet Shop Boys) to the timeless (Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen).

"I'm very...
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Details On Diana Krall's New Album

July 1st, 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...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 9

June 9th, 2006 8:49am EDT
Natalie Portman
Happy Birthday to "Closer" star Natalie Portman (1981), New England Patriots defenseman Tedy Bruschi (1973), Canadian actress Gloria Reuben (1964), "Pirates of the Caribbean 2" star Johnny Depp (1963), director/producer Aaron Sorkin (1961), "Spin City" star Michael J. Fox (1961), Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord (1941), soul singer Jackie Wilson (1934; d. 1984), actor Joe Santos (1931), comedian Jackie Mason (1934), R&B singer Johnny Ace (1929; d. 1954), guitar pioneer Les Paul (1915), bandleader Fred Waring (1900; d. 1984), and legendary composer/lyricist Cole Porter (1891; d. 1964).
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Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute To Cole Porter Re-release To Benefit AIDS Research & Relief

April 19th, 2006 11:05am EDT
Cole Porter
Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute To Cole Porter is an eclectic musical homage to the legendary songwriter benefiting AIDS research and relief. On April 25th Shout! Factory will release the videos from this successful benefit project on DVD for the first time, combined with a newly remastered CD in the same package. Red Hot + Blue brings together a diverse group of A-list artists including U2, The Neville Brothers, Sinead O'Conner, Tom Waits, David Byrne (who also directs one of the videos) and more to cover Cole Porter gems such as "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Too Darn Hot," "I Get A Kick Out ...
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Catch Carly Simon on the Queen Mary 2 on PBS

November 22nd, 2005 10:00am EST
Carly Simon
Pop music legend Carly Simon meets legendary ocean liner Queen Mary 2 during the much anticipated broadcast of "Carly Simon: A Moonlight Serenade on the Queen Mary 2," airing nationwide on more than 100 PBS stations starting December 1. Simon's historic performance was recorded in QM2's Queens Room, the largest ballroom at sea, and marks the first time that a television special was taped during a transatlantic crossing.

The 90-minute program showcases Simon's inspired renditions of romantic standards from her chart-topping album, Moonlight Serenade, as well as some of her most-loved g...
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