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2011-05-03 09:30:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- R.E.M. has teamed with Capitol/I.R.S. for the July 12 release of an expanded 25th Anniversary 2CD and digital edition of the band's 1986 album, Lifes Rich Pageant. The new edition features the digitally remastered original album, plus 19 previously unreleased demo recordings cut prior to the album's studio sessions. The commemorative release also adds new liner notes by music journalist and author Parke Puterbaugh, with the 2CD package...

2010-05-18 09:00:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- R.E.M. has teamed with Capitol/I.R.S. for the July 13 release of an expanded 25th Anniversary 2CD and digital edition of the band's 1985 album, Fables Of The Reconstruction. The new edition features the digitally remastered original album, plus 14 previously unreleased demo recordings, cut prior to the album's studio sessions, including one long-sought track that has never been released. The commemorative release also adds insightful new liner...

2009-05-04 12:03:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Reckoning "confirms R.E.M. as one of the most beautifully exciting groups on the planet," wrote NME in 1984. R.E.M.'s second full-length album also prompted The Washington Post to proclaim that "there isn't an American band worth following more than R.E.M." Twenty-five years later, Reckoning remains a fan favorite for capturing R.E.M. during the youthful freshness of a new, fiercely independent American music scene. The two-CD Reckoning - Deluxe...

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2009-04-20 08:34:44

Michael Stipe, Stanley Tucci and Mario Batali have agreed to help out with the Food Bank for New York City's 6th annual Can-Do Awards Dinner, organizers said. Rocker Jon Bon Jovi and the Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger are to be honored at Tuesday's event at Abigail Kirsch's Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. Stipe is to serve as honorary dinner chair, Tucci as master of ceremonies, Batali and Susan Cahn as co-chairs and Billy Harris as auctioneer. Other celebrities expected to attend...

2008-06-14 15:00:16

By RICK MASSIMO MANSFIELD, Mass. -- Bands who haven't been around as long as R.E.M. are getting judged on whether they've "still got" what they had all those years ago, whereas it seems an inept question in R.E.M.'s case -- particularly after they tore through the speedy "Living Well Is the Best Revenge," from this year's Accelerate album, to open their show last night at the Comcast Center. The work of the Athens, Ga.-based band (with permanent and original members singer Michael Stipe,...

2006-03-21 20:39:56

By Katie Hasty NEW YORK (Billboard) - Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainwright, Moby and surprise guest James Iha marked the third anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq Monday during a concert in New York interspersed with speeches by anti-war advocates like Public Enemy's Chuck D and activist Cindy Sheehan. The Bring 'Em Home concert, held at the Hammerstein Ballroom, kicked off with Steve Earle, who sang "Rich Man's War" and "F the CC," both drawn from his highly political 2004...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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