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Celebrity Birthdays, October 7

October 7th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Simon Cowell
Happy Birthday to Notebook star Rachel McAdams (1976), singer Toni Braxton (1968), American Idol nice-guy Simon Cowell (1959), Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith (1957), Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres (1956), cellist Yo-Yo Ma (1955), singer/songwriter John Cougar Mellencamp (1951).
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GMA Announces Performers And Presenters For Dove Awards At Grand Ole Opry On April 25

April 11th, 2007 1:35pm EDT
Toby Mac
Toby Mac, Kirk Franklin, Mandisa, Take 6, The Crabb Family, MercyMe and Chris Tomlin are among the first performers announced for the 38th Annual GMA Dove Awards, today announced John W. Styll, president and CEO of the Gospel Music Association and executive producer of the Doves. Michael W. Smith, Brenda Lee and Bob & Larry from VeggieTales are among those slated as presenters.

The Dove Awards (www.doveawards.com) is Christian/Gospel music's biggest night of the year, where top artists from every style of gospel music come together for a national night of music and celebration as the ...
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Michael W. Smith Heads Up 'World Premiere Saturdays' During April On The Gospel Music Channel

April 7th, 2007 9:15am EDT
Michael W. Smith
Gospel Music Channel (GMC), the nation's first and only 24/7 all Gospel/Christian music television network, gives rise to a new month of programming in April. The network presents A Commercial-Free Easter, says farewell to a legendary group while saying hello to a new one, presents four World Premiere Saturday Nights featuring premieres of new episodes of its popular Front Row Live and Hot List series, and features a daylong marathon of its first season of The Best of the Doves and more.

Gospel Music Channel will observe Easter Sunday, the most significant day on the Christian calenda...
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Starfield Is Today's Most Award Winning Canadian Band; Juno To Be Broadcast Awards April 1

March 20th, 2007 11:00pm EDT
Starfield
Honored as "Group of the Year" by the 2006 Covenant Awards and 2007 Shai Awards, Starfield continues to garner accolades, becoming today's most awarded Canadian Christian band. At the beginning of the month, they received a 2007 Juno nomination, the Canadian equivalent to the Grammy Award, for "Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year" for its current, acclaimed album, Beauty in the Broken. The album was also named "Contemporary/Pop Album of the Year" by both the 2006 Covenant Awards and 2007 Shai Awards, as well as received the 2006 Covenant Award for "Album of the Year."

The...
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New CD Reviews, November 7, 2006 (Keith Urban, Josh Groban, Eric Clapton, Frank Zappa & more)

November 6th, 2006 9:58pm EST
JJ Cale & Eric Clapton - Road to Escondido
CD releases this week include new albums from Eric Clapton & J.J. Cale, Keith Urban, Josh Groban and Sugarland; a previously unreleased Frank Zappa album; box sets from Frank Sinatra and The Bee Gees; and much more. Continue reading for reviews, info and tracklistings...

Frank Zappa - Trance-Fusion
When Frank Zappa died in 1993, he had spent much of his remaining time and energy completing a number of projects before the end finally came. Why the majority of them are still unreleased as of late 2006 is anybody's guess, but perhaps the long awaited release of Trance-Fusion is a good sig...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 7

October 7th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Simon Cowell
Happy Birthday to Notebook star Rachel McAdams (1976), singer Toni Braxton (1968), American Idol nice-guy Simon Cowell (1959), Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith (1957), Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres (1956), cellist Yo-Yo Ma (1955), singer/songwriter John Cougar Mellencamp (1951).
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