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2012-05-29 02:23:13

NEW YORK, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, best known as 2CELLOS, have just released another YouTube video. Done in their signature style, the Croatian cellists perform a unique rendition of Trent Reznor's "Hurt." The 2CELLOS became a viral sensation last year after their video of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" caught the attention of Sony Masterworks who signed them to a record deal, and legend Elton John who immediately invited them to join him on tour....

2012-03-06 07:00:00

MANHASSET, N.Y., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuesday's Children, the leading non-profit working with children and families affected by the events of September 11, 2001, is pleased to welcome Stephen Daldry to its Board of Directors. Mr.Daldry is a three-time Academy Award nominated and Tony Award winning director. His films include Billy Elliot (2000), The Hours (2002), The Reader (2008) and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011). During the filming of the Oscar-nominated...

2011-07-13 06:32:00

NEW YORK, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Living in a small town in Croatia, 24-year-old music students, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, are living a dream come true - and quickly! After posting a self-made music video of them performing Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" on their cellos, the longtime friends received more attention than they ever expected. Within days, the video became a viral sensation and received millions of views. It got the attention of Sony Masterworks who signed...

2011-01-31 13:04:00

On Sale in The Hangar February 5: The Music of Abba: Arrival from Sweden (July 15), Elton - The Early Years (July 16) & Hapa with Special Guest TUPUA (July 17) On Sale in the Action Sports Arena February 5: Speedway Fair Derby (July 15), X-treme Freestyle Moto-X (July 16) & OC Fair Kart Racing Challenge (July 17) Tickets on Sale Saturday, February 5, at 10 a.m. COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The OC Fair (July 15-August 14, 2011) returns this summer...

2011-01-25 05:00:00

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Buena Vista Records is set to release the soundtrack for the Touchstone Pictures animated comedy adventure film "Gnomeo & Juliet" on February 8, 2011. The 14-track album features nine new and classic songs by one of pop music's all-time greatest songwriting teams, Elton John and Bernie Taupin, and performed by Sir Elton himself. Among the key tracks are two new songs, "Hello Hello" and "Love Builds a Garden," as well as a sensational...

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2009-09-15 13:11:37

British pop star Elton John did not file a request to adopt a Ukrainian boy after a recent visit to an orphanage in the Donetsk Region, a city official said. Media reports said the 62-year-old singer planned to adopt a 14-month-old boy he met while on a humanitarian mission with his Elton John AIDS Foundation last week. John reportedly was told he would be unable to take legal custody of the child, however, because the Ukrainian government doesn't recognize his marriage to longtime partner...

2009-09-13 13:37:24

British pop singer Elton John says he wants to adopt a Ukrainian boy he met while visiting an orphanage in the Eastern European country. The BBC said Saturday that the 62-year-old singer announced his adoption plans at a news conference, saying he decided to forgo his personal opposition to becoming a parent via adoption after meeting a 14-month-old Ukrainian boy called Lev. David and I have always talked about adoption, David always wanted to adopt a child and I always said 'no' because I am...

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2009-07-15 22:57:25

Elton John, Billy Crystal, Tony Bennett and Gladys Knight helped the Starkey Hearing Foundation raise more than $5 million at a Minnesota gala, organizers said. The celebrities took part in the foundation's ninth annual So the World May Hear awards ceremony Sunday at the St. Paul RiverCentre. The money raised will enable the foundation to distribute 50,000 hearing aids to children around the world who need them, the organization said. What a line-up, and what a magnificent evening of...

2009-06-07 22:33:18

Billy Elliot, The Musical won 10 Tony Awards, including one for best musical, at the 2009 Tony Award presentations in New York Sunday. The musical, based on the 2000 feature film, Billy Elliot, had more nominations than any other Broadway production, with 15. A trio of juvenile performers, David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, and Kiril Kulish, won the Tony for best lead actor in a musical for Billy Elliot, The Musical. Alice Ripley won the Tony for best lead actress in a musical for Next to Normal....

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2009-05-15 21:12:29

Broadway's Billy Elliot: The Musical won the Drama League Award for distinguished production of a musical in New York Friday. God of Carnage won the league's top prize for a play, while Hair took the revival of a musical honor and Blithe Spirit the revival of a play accolade. Australian actor Geoffrey Rush won the distinguished performance award for his work in the play Exit the King. The awards were presented at the 75th annual Drama League Awards ceremony and luncheon at the Marriott...