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Celebrity Birthdays, December 7

12/7/2005 3:02am EST
Aaron Carter
Happy Birthday to "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" actress Emily Browning (1988), teen singer Aaron Carter (1987), NFL loudmouth Terrell Owens (1973), "The Outsiders" actor C. Thomas Howell (1966), Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird (1956), singer/actor Tom Waits (1949), baseball hall-of-fame catcher Johnny Bench (1947), singer/songwriter Harry Chapin (1942; d. 1981), stage & screen actress Ellen Burstyn (1932), prolific actor Eli Wallach (1915), Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather (1873; d. 1947).

Medeski, Martin & Wood Bassist Finds Brotherly Love

12/1/2005 12:36pm EST
Medeski, Martin & Wood
After intermittent musical collaboration that dates back to their childhood, brothers Oliver and Chris Wood (Medeski Martin and Wood bassist) have created 'Ways Not To Lose' (due March 7 on Blue Note Records), a stunningly spare and raw debut album of original songs.

The saying that artists have their entire lives to make a debut album has never been more true than with The Wood Brothers. Growing up in Boulder, CO, Oliver and Chris were encouraged to play music from an early age by their father Bill Wood, an alumnus of the storied Cambridge, MA folk scene of the late 1950s. Oliver reca...