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2014-05-20 16:24:32

Award-Winning Actor, Comedian, Author and Musician Paul Reiser Hosts LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The UCLA Longevity Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing and extending productive and healthy lives through research and education, will honor UCLA Chancellor Emeritus and Professor Albert Carnesale and his wife Robin Carnesale; singer, songwriter and composer Randy Newman; Lockton Insurance Brokers President and CEO Timothy J. Noonan; and film, stage and...

2009-11-18 07:05:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Only genuine passion for an extraordinary and powerful project could bring together artists ranging from Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Randy Newman and Eddie Vedder to John Legend, Jackson Browne and Lupe Fiasco for exclusive live performances. They and others are heard on The People Speak (Verve/UMe), the soundtrack of the documentary being released December 8, 2009, in conjunction with the December 13 broadcast of the film set to air on History....

2009-01-07 13:26:00

New Album in Stores March 24, 2009 NEW YORK, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Certain exceptional musical matches are unquestionably made in Heaven. The day that ubiquitous keyboard journeyman - and PRA Records recording artist - Joe Sample arrived at the studio to lend his distinctive piano touch to singer extraordinaire Randy Crawford's debut album Everything Must Change in 1976, one of the finest pairings in contemporary jazz was born. *(PHOTO 72dpi:...

2008-10-02 21:00:14

By Dan Craft After a career that began at age 18 some 46 years ago, there probably aren't a lot of items left on Randy Newman's "to-do" list.But performing in Central Illinois, we're happy to report, is one of them. Or so we hope. The interviewer has just received an itinerary of Newman's 19- city tour promoting his first album in a decade - the merrily mordant "Harps and Angels," which takes the Devil, and others, by the horns for a little musical shakedown. The interviewer mentions...

2008-09-28 12:00:10

By John Christoffersen Associated Press WESTPORT, Conn. -- Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning superstar who personified cool as the anti-hero of such films as "Hud,""Cool Hand Luke" and "The Color of Money" -- followed by a second act as an activist, race car driver and popcorn impresario -- has died. He was 83. Newman died Friday at his farmhouse near Westport following a long battle with cancer, publicist Jeff Sanderson said. He was surrounded by his family and close friends. In May,...

2008-09-25 21:00:25

By Jim Harrington Despite the international flavor of the 26th annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, American artists are still well-represented. Here are some of our picks for the best homegrown talents at this year's festival. -- Mavis Staples, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, $20-$60. Listen to Top 40 radio long enough and you might forget that the label "soul music" once meant something. Let Staples remind you. The highly decorated vocalist, a member of the Rock and Roll...

2008-09-18 15:00:24

By JIM BECKERMAN, STAFF WRITER WHO: Randy Newman. WHAT: Singer-songwriter. WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday. WHERE: Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and 7th Avenue, Manhattan; 212- 247-7800 or carnegiehall.org. HOW MUCH: $35 to $89 Warning: Randy Newman's new album contains explicit lyrics. No, not that kind. In "Harps and Angels," his first album in nine years, the master of oblique, equivocal, does-he-or-doesn't-he-mean-it satire spells out his views ... bluntly. "The leaders we have, while...

2008-08-10 15:00:25

Randy Newman, "Harps and Angels" (Nonesuch) **** Randy Newman skewers the Supremes on his new album, and it's not Diana Ross he's singing about. "Harps and Angels" targets the Supreme Court troika of Scalia, Alito and Thomas in a verse sure to draw the ire of the PC police. Newman's first album of new material in nine years also includes a blues song about his discovery of the afterlife, a peppy tune for immigrants, a Weill-style discordant take on the State of the Union and two lovely...


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