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Norah Jones Collects Ravi Shankar's Posthumous Grammy Award

February 10th, 2013 11:48am EST
Norah Jones
Singer Norah Jones stepped up to accept a special posthumous Grammy Award on behalf of her late father Ravi Shankar at a special ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The celebrated sitar player was publicly announced as the recipient of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement honor just hours after his death at the age of 92 in December, and the prize was given out ahead of the main show on Sunday.

The musician's daughters, Jones and Anoushka Shankar, stepped up to accept the trophy on their father's behalf during the pre-Grammy Awards ceremony at L.A.'s Wilshire Ebell Theatre.

Jones, who has won ...
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Gone But Not Forgotten: Remembering The Celebrities Who Left Us In 2012

December 31st, 2012 3:00pm EST
Whitney Houston
As 2012 comes to a close please click through to take a look back and remember all the actors, actresses, musicians, singers, writers, directors, producers and others who have entertained us over the years but left us during the past year.

They may be gone but their legacies will live on... R.I.P.

Etta James the "At Last" singer died of complications from Leukemia on January 20 at age 73.

Welcome Back Kotter star Robert Hegyes, who played Juan Luis Pedro Phillipo de Huevos Epstein on the show, died of a heart attack at age 60 on January 26.

Singer & reality TV star Leslie Cart...
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Norah Jones Breaks Her Silence On Her Father Ravi Shankar's Death

December 12th, 2012 3:19pm EST
Norah Jones
Jazz singer Norah Jones has broken her silence following her father Ravi Shankar's death on Tuesday, insisting the celebrated sitar player will be "greatly missed."

The Indian musician passed away in San Diego, California at the age of 92, and his wife of 23 years, Sukanya, and music composer daughter, Anoushka Shankar, have already taken to his official website to mourn their loss.

A post reads, "We were at his side when he passed away. We know that you all feel our loss with us, and we thank you for all of your prayers and good wishes through this difficult time. Although it is a time...
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Sitar Legend Ravi Shankar Dies At Age 92

December 12th, 2012 8:13am EST
Ravi Shankar
Celebrated sitar player Ravi Shankar has died in a California hospital, aged 92.

The Indian musician passed away on Tuesday at Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego, where he was admitted last week after suffering breathing problems.

Shankar became known around the world in the 1960s after developing a friendship with Beatles guitarist George Harrison, who once branded him "the godfather of world music."

His daughters, sitar player Anoushka Shankar and Grammy-winning singer Norah Jones, have also found fame as musicians.

He is credited with popularizing the sitar, a long-necked str...
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'Ravi Shankar: The Concert For World Peace Live At Royal Albert Hall' Hits DVD Nov. 20

November 4th, 2007 9:28am EST
Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar, the internationally acclaimed sitar virtuoso, performer, composer, and master of Indian classical music has enlightened a generation of music fans around the world.

Now for the first time, Shankar's legendary Concert For World Peace, performed at London's Royal Albert Hall on November 9, 1993, will be available on DVD.

The music, three enchanting Rajas, has been remixed in lush Dolby 5.1® surround sound specifically for the DVD release. In addition, the DVD includes "Ravi Shankar: The Soul of Tradition," a 20 minute documentary featuring never-before-seen photos...
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VH1 Rock Docs Celebrates The 40th Anniversary Of The Monterey International Pop Festival

June 7th, 2007 12:33pm EDT
Janis Joplin
The original documentary "Monterey 40" Premieres Saturday, June 16 AT 9 PM ET/PT. The film is set to premiere on VH1 Classic and will be simulcast on VH1. The Monterey International Pop Festival was nothing short of a defining moment in rock and roll history. The three-day event, held June 16-18, 1967, ushered in the Summer of Love and featured an unprecedented bill of racially, musically diverse acts that showed rock's power to change the world.

"Monterey 40" will tell the story of this historic event from conception to event to aftermath to lasting impact from the perspective of mu...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 7

April 7th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Russell Crowe
Happy Birthday to NFL twins Tiki (RB, New York Giants) and Ronde (CB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers) Barber (1975), actor/comedian Bill Bellamy (1965), "Cinderella Man" Russell Crowe (1964), Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett (1954), Honk Kong action star Jackie Chan (1954), singer/songwriter Janis Ian (1951), musician John Oates (1949), "Godfather" director Francis Ford Coppola (1939), "Maverick" star James Garner (1928), Nigerian drummer Babatunde Olatunji (1927; d. 2003), Indian musician Ravi Shankar (1920), jazz singer Billie Holiday (1915; d. 1959), and Canadian composer Percy Faith (1908...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 7

April 7th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Russell Crowe
Happy Birthday to NFL twins Tiki (RB, New York Giants) and Ronde (CB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers) Barber (1975), actor/comedian Bill Bellamy (1965), "Cinderella Man" Russell Crowe (1964), Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett (1954), Honk Kong action star Jackie Chan (1954), singer/songwriter Janis Ian (1951), musician John Oates (1949), "Godfather" director Francis Ford Coppola (1939), "Maverick" star James Garner (1928), Nigerian drummer Babatunde Olatunji (1927; d. 2003), Indian musician Ravi Shankar (1920), jazz singer Billie Holiday (1915; d. 1959), and Canadian composer Percy Faith (1908...
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