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2011-05-07 05:54:15

A bidding war for Warner Music Group has Russian-born American billionaire Len Blavatnik's company Access Industries as the winner in a $1.3 billion all-cash transaction for the company. The sale of the music company comes at a challenging time for music industry with CD sales on the decline and digital piracy running amuck. Even with these trying times, the deal has Warner Music valued at $3 billion, which includes the company's debt as well as cash "“ this is higher than the $2.6...

2010-12-08 14:30:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- OVERVIEW: Arrives just in time for Black History Month, Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx (Law Abiding Citizen, Dreamgirls) stars as the one-of-a-kind innovator of soul who overcame impossible odds to become a music legend. Ray is the triumphant and remarkable story of one of America's true musical geniuses, Ray Charles. From his humble beginnings in the South through his meteoric rise to the top of American music...

2010-03-11 06:06:00

HONOLULU, Hawaii, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Hiromi Kanda doesn't just sing the standards, she embodies them. On her new album, Hiromi in Love--to be released March 16th on the Music Gate label --and the sensational videos that accompany the recordings, due April 13th on DVD, the stirring vocalist transforms each classic into a work of art. With an elegant visual style that matches the grandeur of the songs--timeless Great American Songbook gems such as "My Funny Valentine," "In the Wee...

2009-12-31 15:30:00

DETROIT, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sheila Ray Charles, daughter and female namesake of the world renowned singer Ray Charles, will be singing and sharing her telling and revealing testimony on Sunday, January 3, 2010 during the 10:45 a.m. worship service of the New Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 11241 Gunston @ Gunston, Detroit, MI 48213. Ms. Charles' book, "Behind the Shades" is her personal and reflective memoir of the rich life and proud legacy of her father, Ray Charles,...

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2009-08-27 10:42:18

The music of the late Ray Charles will be featured exclusively during the seventh season premiere of the U.S. police drama Cold Case, CBS said. Ray Charles is a national treasure with a career that spanned multiple decades, making him the perfect artist to complement the epic nature of our season premiere, series executive producer Greg Plageman said in a statement. When a body is discovered deep within the bowels of one of the last great transatlantic ocean liners dry docked in Philly, the...

2006-06-06 14:35:27

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Keyboardist Billy Preston, a so-called "fifth Beatle" who also played with the Rolling Stones and enjoyed solo success in his own right, died in Arizona on Tuesday after a long illness. He was 59. Preston had been in a coma at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea in Scottsdale, Arizona, since last November after suffering kidney failure and related illnesses, the legacy of a longtime battle with drugs that landed him in prison in the late 1990s. His...

2006-02-06 02:10:25

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Hot on the heels of hit films about Ray Charles and Johnny Cash, a project about the final years of Marvin Gaye is set to begin production in May. "Sexual Healing," an independently financed drama starring "Law & Order" cop Jesse L. Martin as the late Motown icon, will shoot in Hungary and Germany. Lauren Goodman will direct from her own script. The movie chronicles Gaye's self-imposed exile in Europe after years of battling...

2006-02-06 02:02:33

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Hot on the heels of hit films about Ray Charles and Johnny Cash, a project about the final years of Marvin Gaye is set to begin production in May. "Sexual Healing," an independently financed drama starring "Law & Order" cop Jesse L. Martin as the late Motown icon, will shoot in Hungary and Germany. Lauren Goodman will direct from her own script. The movie chronicles Gaye's self-imposed exile in Europe after years of battling...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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