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2010-09-30 10:32:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, November 8th, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation will honor, a living legend, Julie Andrews along with previously announced Grammy® Award Winners John Legend, John Mayer and The ASCAP Foundation. Paul Williams, the legendary songwriter, and now president of ASCAP, will accept on behalf of the Foundation. Natasha Bedingfield, a member of the VH1 Save the Music Alumni Ambassador Group is scheduled to perform. The program for the...

2009-11-02 06:34:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 16, 1959, The Sound of Music - the last musical collaboration of composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II - made history when it opened at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theater. Masterworks Broadway celebrates that milestone with a special 50th anniversary edition of the musical's beloved original cast recording, starring Broadway legend Mary Martin. The 50th anniversary edition of the original cast recording of The Sound of Music...

2009-04-21 18:39:07

The Dutch organization Imagem Music Group says it is acquiring the rights to the songs and musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Imagem describes itself as the music publishing investment fund of ABP, the Netherlands-based world's third largest pension fund, and CP Masters BV, one of Europe's leading independent music publishers. The pact Imagem announced Tuesday that it signed also includes the rights to all works owned by The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, such as the popular stage...

2009-04-21 06:00:00

NEW YORK, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagem Music Group, the music publishing investment fund of ABP, the Netherlands based world's third largest pension fund and CP Masters BV, one of Europe's leading independent music publishers, is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement to acquire the rights to the songs and musicals of the legendary Rodgers & Hammerstein as well as The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization (RHO). The transaction confirms Imagem Music Group as the world's...

2009-04-01 21:06:51

U.S. President Barack Obama and his family gave Queen Elizabeth II an iPod when they arrived Wednesday at London's Buckingham Palace. The New York Times reported that a White House aide said the first family gave the queen an iPod loaded with video and photos of her 2007 trip to the United States, as well as Broadway show tunes. The Obamas also gave the queen a rare songbook signed by Richard Rodgers, of Rodgers and Hammerstein, the newspaper reported. In exchange, the queen gave the Obamas a...

2008-12-19 19:45:03

The estate of Andre Kostelanetz has donated the Russian-born conductor-arranger's papers and artifacts to the Library of Congress. Kostelanetz, who immigrated to the United States in 1922 at age 21, was an influential figure in the development of music recording and broadcasting. He is credited with discovering microphone placement, sound mixing and other techniques that allowed listeners to hear recorded and broadcast music more as it would sound in a live performance. Kostelanetz died in...

2008-09-25 15:00:35

By JIM BECKERMAN, STAFF WRITER OKLAHOMA! The musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, directed by James Brennan. At the Paper Mill Playhouse, Brookside Drive, Millburn, through Oct. 19. With Adam Monley, Brynn O'Malley, Andrew Varela, Louisa Flaningam, Megan Sikora, Brian Sears. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 8 p.m. Fridays and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays. Tickets: $25 to $92. 973-376-4343 or papermill.org. Before there were red states and blue...


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