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2009-02-09 05:00:00

Special Guest Artists Include Sting, Josh Groban, Steven Tyler, Yo-Yo Ma, John Mayer, Katharine McPhee, Lucia Micarelli, Sy Smith and More Performing with Keith Lockhart & the Boston Pops Orchestra "Chris Botti In Boston" Available Everywhere On CD, CD/DVD, and Blu-ray On Tuesday, March 31 NEW YORK, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, September 18 and Friday, September 19, 2008, American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, one of the world's top-selling instrumental artists, invited an...

2008-08-23 09:00:35

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot Hey! I once went to a party at the Playboy Mansion and, yeah, Hef was there . Chalk it up to research. Finally, the movie has come along that allows me to verify that the swimming pool grotto and the fountain out front are the real things. Critics should know such things. Right? All 12 of that year's Playmates were there, too, but they wore high-necked, business-type blouses . The party was PG-13, and so is "The House Bunny," a new...

2008-08-21 21:00:25

By STEPHEN SCHAEFER Katharine McPhee is one "American Idol" finalist who is forging a career beyond the microphone. Even though she sings "I Know What Boys Like" as the final credits roll in "The House Bunny," McPhee, 24, said when she signed on to play Harmony, a pregnant sorority sister, the plan was for her to act - and nothing else. "The (song) producer is a friend and he asked," McPhee said, "and we said, `Sure,' but we all worked on it." Emma Stone and Rumer Willis play her...

2008-08-12 12:01:05

Girls everywhere, get set to sparkle... when KOCH Records introduces "Barbie(TM) & The Diamond Castle," a shiny-new collection of upbeat pop songs based on the first "best friends"-themed Barbie(TM) musical movie! The new movie and CD release features "Connected" performed by Katharine McPhee. "Barbie(TM) & The Diamond Castle" soundtrack makes its national retail debut September 12, 2008. Continuing to win the hearts of girls, Barbie Entertainment offers something exciting and new...

2006-07-07 21:10:10

By Fred Bronson LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - "The Wizard of Oz" had its world premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood on August 15, 1939. Exactly 65 years and 11 months later, one of the songs from that film reaches its highest position ever on a Billboard pop singles chart. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (RCA) by fifth-season "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee has entered the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 12. The song, written by Harold Arlen and E. Y. "Yip" Harburg (and...

2006-06-06 19:40:53

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Like "American Idol" champ Taylor Hicks, runner-up Katharine McPhee has signed to series creator Simon Fuller's 19 Recordings Limited and RCA. The 22-year-old's interpretations of "Over the Rainbow" and "My Destiny" will comprise her first single, due June 27 digitally and in stores. Another song from the Los Angeles native, a cover of Aretha Franklin's' "Think," was made available two weeks ago on the "American Idol Season 5: Encores" compilation. The RCA set...

2006-05-25 03:44:49

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Gray-haired soul singer Taylor Hicks won the 2006 "American Idol" contest on Wednesday, capturing the hearts and votes of millions of viewers in the fifth edition of America's top-rated TV show. Hicks, 29, who was told in auditions that he was too gray to be a pop star, beat balladeer Katharine McPhee in the climax of a nationwide contest that attracted tens of thousands of wannabe performers. "Thank you America! I'm living the American...

2006-05-24 21:32:09

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Gray-haired soul singer Taylor Hicks won the 2006 "American Idol" contest on Wednesday, capturing the hearts and votes of millions of viewers in the fifth edition of America's top-rated TV show. Hicks, 29, who was told in auditions that he had the wrong image for a pop star, beat balladeer Katharine McPhee in the climax of a nationwide contest that attracted tens of thousands of wannabe performers. Hicks and McPhee sang for the title and the...

2006-05-23 08:48:15

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "American Idol" finalists Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee sing for the hearts and votes of television viewers on Tuesday in a nail-biting showdown that pits passion against poise. After months of auditions and performances showcasing virtually everything from country to hard rock, millions of fans will choose between the soul stylings of the gray-haired Hicks and the shimmering voice of the ballad-belting McPhee for the title of America's...


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