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2011-08-08 05:05:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 8, 2011: /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Cropper, the Grammy-nominated, Rock Hall of Fame guitarist who has played with Booker T. and the MG's as well as Otis Redding and Carla Thomas during the Stax era, is set for the release of his 429 Records debut project, "DEDICATED"-- a heartfelt tribute to fellow guitarist Lowman "Pete" Pauling and his pioneering R&B group The 5 Royales. A legendary and influential musician in his own right, Cropper pays homage to the...

2011-07-25 05:30:00

LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For this project, music icons and pop culture visionaries JAY-Z and Kanye West have joined their extraordinary talents to form the group 'THE THRONE' and confirm the most anticipated album and touring event of the year, WATCH THE THRONE. On Monday, August 8th 'THE THRONE'S' extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam Recordings / Roc Nation album collaboration, WATCH THE THRONE, will be available worldwide exclusively on iTunes....

2009-09-24 09:53:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Big "O" Youth Educational Dream Foundation and the Woodruff Arts Center of Atlanta will host a star-studded musical tribute to honor the music and legacy of the immortal Otis Redding, it was announced today by Zelma Redding, founder of the Big "O" Youth Educational Dream Foundation, and Joe Bankoff, President and CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center. In addition, The Big "O" Recognition & Awards Banquet will precede the tribute and will honor Kyle and...

2009-05-26 14:06:00

FEATURES SELECTIONS FROM UPCOMING U.S. DEBUT "LIKE IT LIKE THAT" GUESTS INCLUDE JOHN MAYER, STEVE CROPPER AND DAVID RYAN HARRIS "Guy is one of the best singers I've ever worked with."--legendary guitarist and songwriter Steve Cropper NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Already a bona fide superstar in his homeland of Australia, pop-soul singer and songwriter GUY SEBASTIAN is poised to conquer America with his U.S. debut LIKE IT LIKE THAT coming in January 2010. The EP, released today on all...

2008-07-10 09:00:55

By Ashley Tusan Joyner, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Jul. 10--The budding stage stars have a few run-throughs to make before the real deal Saturday night. Ezra, the lead tech, will tighten up his fades to black. A Bandana Girl will decide what to do about the hole in her fishnets. The emcee needs to memorize those last few lines and remember: Stay. In. Character. If Mr. D. hears any more whispers behind that curtain, someone's in trouble. Campers at the Stageworks-Kidz Tech theater...

2006-09-01 17:13:04

By Tamara Conniff MACON, Georgia (Billboard) - You can taste the air in Macon, Ga. -- a mix of fresh-cut grass, humidity and barbecue. On a recent hot summer afternoon, Zelma Redding was keeping busy at Dreams, a boutique she and her daughter Karla operate just off Macon's main drag. The mother-daughter team also owns Karla's Shoes, one block away. "I gotta do something," Zelma says, shaking her head. "I'm sure as hell not just gonna sit on my ass." Zelma is Otis Redding's widow. In...

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