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2008-07-16 12:01:05

By Jim Harrington, The Oakland Tribune, Calif. Jul. 16--Most of the names on the list of the world's best-selling music artists make sense to Americans: The Beatles, Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson "... all good. The head-scratching begins, at least for some music lovers, with the act that ranks No. 8: ABBA. The Swedish pop act has sold more than 400 million records to date, which is more than Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, the Eagles and other...

2008-07-14 09:00:43

"Mamma Mia!" is a pajama party of a musical, a stay-up-too-late, sing-in-front-of-the-mirror/hairbrush-as-microphone, giggle-with-your-girlfriends, worry about the mess afterwords romp. It gets by on the featherweight golden oldies of ABBA and the treat of seeing and hearing some golden oldies of the cinema break character and belt out a song. This took some guts. Pierce Brosnan risked life and limb many an outing as James Bond. But he's never been braver than he is here, wooing the old...

2008-07-11 12:00:00

By Alison Rowat MAMMA MIA! (PG) 1/5 Dir: Phyllida Lloyd With: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Julie Walters I'll admit, the mass suicide bids came as a surprise. With the regularity of tides, everywhere you looked in Phyllida Lloyd's adaptation of the stage smash Mamma Mia! , characters were chucking themselves off cliffs and piers. Then again, if you were part of this sloppy travesty of a musical featuring the songs of Abba you might make like a lemming too. And that's even...

2008-07-06 18:00:20

By GORDON BARR MAMMA Mia! Not even Bjorn from Abba can get his own facts right. Anyone who knows me knows I am an Abba "freak". The other half says it would be my specialist subject on Mastermind, no less. Which is why whenever there is an Abba special on TV, I'm sat there on the sofa, watching and listening intently, and, for the most part, enjoying it. Invariably I also get a little hot under the collar when said shows get the facts wrong!When one of the Abba members themselves...

2008-07-02 00:00:18

Stars Meryl Streep and Julie Walters greet each other at the world premiere of Abba film musical Mamma Mia! in Leicester Square, London, last night. Thousands of fans turned out to catch a glimpse of the stars, including former James Bond Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth. The film tells of a young bride-to-be who invites three men, one of whom she believes to be her father, to her wedding in Greece. The stars perform such Abba classics as SOS and Waterloo. Executive producers...

2006-05-04 15:45:51

By Clover Hope NEW YORK (Billboard) - R&B singer Rihanna's "SOS" surged 33 places to seize the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thursday, ending the five-week run of Canadian singer Daniel Powter's "Bad Day," which slipped to No. 2. The giant leap was fueled by the song's new availability for purchase at digital download retailers. Much like Def Jam labelmate Ne-Yo's recent chart-topper, "So Sick," the song was withheld until its accompanying album hit stores....

2006-05-04 13:14:24

By Clover Hope NEW YORK (Billboard) - R&B singer Rihanna's "SOS" surged 33 places to seize the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thursday, ending the five-week run of Canadian singer Daniel Powter's "Bad Day," which slipped to No. 2. The giant leap was fueled by the song's new availability for purchase at digital download retailers. Much like Def Jam labelmate Ne-Yo's recent chart-topper, "So Sick," the song was withheld until its accompanying album hit stores....