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2013-05-28 12:24:37

Debuts June 1, 2013 on PBS (check local listings) LOS ANGELES, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For over half a century, the immensely popular and immediately identifiable melodies of composer Burt Bacharach have touched millions of music lovers around the world. Bacharach established himself in the 1960s as a topical successor to his Tin Pan Alley predecessors, creating some of the most beloved and successful pop music ever to grace radio, television and film. Hosted by Robert Wagner,...

2011-09-07 09:44:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-award winning lyricist Hal David will be honored with a musical tribute, in celebration of his 90th birthday, Monday, October 17, at the Music Center of Los Angeles County. "Love, Sweet Love" features a star-studded evening of music and dining, benefitting The Blue Ribbon of the Music Center and The ASCAP Foundation. Paul Williams will emcee. Legendary performers paying tribute to David in a once-in-a-lifetime concert include long time...

2010-06-21 10:16:00

NEW YORK, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- MASTERWORKS BROADWAY proudly announces the upcoming release of the New Broadway Cast Recording of PROMISES, PROMISES. The recording is available nationwide physically and digitally on June 22, 2010 and is produced by Grammy Award winners David Caddick and David Lai. For the first time in over forty years PROMISES, PROMISES returns to the stage starring Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes and Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth. Directed and...

2010-02-16 09:29:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Leonard Cohen, Jackie DeShannon, David Foster, Johnny Mandel and Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Larry Dunn and Al McKay will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year, SHOF Chairman/CEO Hal David announced today. The organization, which is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of those composers and lyricists who create popular music around the world, returns for its highly anticipated 41st annual...

2005-11-06 23:34:22

By Jim Bessman NEW YORK (Billboard) - Bacharach and ... Bacharach? It's true. The celebrated composer, whose surname is usually paired with Hal David's, has -- for the first time in six decades of writing love songs -- penned his own lyrics. And Burt Bacharach has a lot to say on his new Columbia album, "At This Time," which came out November 1. "The reason I came up with the album title is because at this time in my life, I basically think we're all screwed!" says the usually...

2005-10-20 07:12:38

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - It could be just what the world needs now -- Burt Bacharach writing lyrics. The legendary, 77-year-old composer has found his voice in a politically charged album "At This Time" that features his first lyrics ever in a nearly 50-year career creating some of pop music's best-known love songs. "You could say, 'How does a guy who has written love songs his entire life suddenly decide to rock the boat?"' Bacharach says about the album that will be...