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Barbra Streisand's PARTNERS Album Out Today

Columbia Records releases Barbra Streisand 's "Partners" album today, September 16th, 2014, featuring 12 inimitable new Streisand duets with the world's greatest male vocalists. "Partners" is comprised of 12 songs, many of which are regarded as Streisand classics.


Related Topix: Vocal, Barbra Streisand, The Way We Were, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Duets, Comedy Movies, Music!, Michael Buble

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Ray Liotta Defends The Identical After Box Office Mauling

Actor Ray Liotta is baffled his latest film The Identical flopped at the U.S. box office, insisting: "It's a great movie." The Goodfellas star plays a U.S. preacher named Reece Wade in the drama musical and he was convinced it would be a hit with film fans as it is a wholesome family movie and features religious themes.


Related Topix: The Goodfellas

Naperville Sun

Cherry Poppin' Daddies swing into The Mac

One of the '90s premier swing-ska bands salutes the music of the Rat Pack Sept. 12 in Glen Ellyn.


Related Topix: Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Vocal, The Rat Pack, Glen Ellyn, IL, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Sammy Davis Jr.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Singing wartime hits with a touch of glamour

TO MARK the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, The D-Day Darlings will take to Cheltenham's Bacon Theatre stage on Sunday, October 19 at 2.30pm. The three stunning songbirds will be packing up their troubles in their old kit bag and marching to the Dean Close School venue, to perform their musical concert, The Songs that Won the War Sing-a-long Show.


Magic City Morning Star

How to Manage Your Talent: Five Realistic Tips for Success

Each year approximately 43,000 demos are being sent to approximately 35 major labels. Out of those 43,000 demo submissions, roughly 30 get that rare multi-album deal of yesteryear, which includes a large advance and all the perks.


Related Topix: Canada, Michael Buble

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Washington Blade

Odd pairings

Barbra Streisand will release her 34th album, "Partners," on Sept. 16. It is her second duets album and features performers such as Michael Buble, John Mayer, Josh Groban and Elvis Presley.


Related Topix: Michael Buble, Jazz, Tony Bennett, Dance, Pop/Rock, Erasure, Gay/Lesbian, Hip-Hop

Braintree and Witham Times

The Jive Aces to perform in Chelmsford streets tomorrow lunch time

The band, who've played the prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and for the Queen, be perform outside the Meadows Shopping Centre at 1pm, as part of the Say No To Drugs, Say Yes To Life campaign. Their song Bring Me Sunshine was prescribed by a doctor in Seattle to cheer up patients suffering with depression.


Nottingham Evening Post

Time and Memory season at Nottingham Playhouse

The three plays by British writers all use two time frames to explore the impact of the past on the present. The opener is Time And The Conways, JB Priestley's tale of a wealthy family from Yorkshire over a 19-year period between the wars.


Related Topix: Louise Jameson

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Workers brave bees to save home in 1964 - Almanac Sept. 9, 2014

In 2013, four days of vehicular gridlock began near the George Washington Bridge when two of three approach lanes from Fort Lee, New Jersey, were blocked off; the traffic jam was later blamed on loyalists to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie over the refusal of Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich to endorse Christie for re-election. Actress Sylvia Miles is 80. Actor Topol is 79. Singer Dee Dee Sharp is 69. Actor Hugh Grant is 54. Actor Adam Sandler is 48. Model Rachel Hunter is 45. Pop-jazz singer Michael Buble' is 39. The moon sets 7:11 a.m. today, rises 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Fort Lee, NJ, Chris Christie, US Governors, R-N-B, Michael Buble, Fire

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Cherry Poppin' Daddies salute Rat Pack

What would the Rat Pack have thought of "Zoot Suit Riot"? The ska-swing jam became a hit on the Billboard charts the summer of 1998, after Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. had passed. The band behind "Riot," the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, loves the Rat Pack and recently dropped a Rat Pack tribute album, "Please Return the Evening."


Related Topix: Vocal, The Rat Pack, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Frank Sinatra, Jazz, Celebrities, Hartford, WI, Entertainment

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Inside Bay Area

On Tap: East Contra Costa County theater, arts and other events

Liberty Playmakres presents "The Arabian Nights" Sept. 5-18 at Allen E. Jones Performing Arts Center at Liberty High School, 850 Second St. At the focus of the classic story is Shahryzar, an Arabian king, who, because of an unfaithful wife, marries a new woman each evening and sentences her to death at sunrise.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Contra Costa County, CA, Antioch, CA, Pop/Rock, The Carpenters

PRLog US Entertainment

Noel Blanc, Larry Storch, Edd 'Kookie' Byrnes Among September 2014 BearManor Radio Guests

Highlights: Noel Blanc about his dad Mel Blanc, tributes to Laurel & Hardy, the music of Benny Bell, The Ink Spots Meet the Andrew Sisters, and the premier of the new Aroma Thyme Radio and more! voices Meet Joe Bevilacqua, a man of many voices "Bevilacqua said he fell in love with voice acting 40 years ago, when he started using a cassette recorder ... (more)


Related Topix: Jazz, Theater, Arts, Home Gardening, Home, The Andrews Sisters

Mon Sep 01, 2014

This is Gloucestershire

Britain's Got Talent stars The Jive Aces perform anti-drugs...

Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists and the nation's Number One Jive and Swing band The Jive Aces will be performing in Gloucester on Saturday at The Cross between 1pm and 2pm, spreading their good cheer and encouraging passers-by to Say No To Drugs, as part of their nationwide tour.


Thu Aug 28, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Music Review: Cherry Poppin' Daddies - 'Please Return the Evening:...

Capturing the musical vibe of a bygone generation, even when done well, isn't always a step up the ladder of success.


Related Topix: Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Music, Entertainment

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Blackpool Today

Crooner Mikey is next best thing for Blackpool fans of star Buble

Singing superstar Michael Buble will be celebrating his 39th birthday on September 9 with a concert in Santiago - making it an expensive round trip for his British fans to join in the party.


Related Topix: Michael Buble, Dean Martin, Vocal

Portsmouth Today

Britain's Got Talent band will stop off in Portsmouth

A JIVE band that featured on Britain's Got Talent will be performing in Portsmouth urging people to say no to drugs.


Related Topix: Scientology, Religion

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Contra Costa Times

On Tap: East Contra Costa County theater, arts and other events

The beloved fairy tale by Vera Morris is directed by Bryan Anthony and is fun for all ages.


Related Topix: Theater, Contra Costa County, CA, Arts, Antioch, CA, Pop/Rock, The Carpenters

Sofia News Agency

Cherry Poppin' Daddies To Play In Sofia Again

The US swing ska band Cherry Poppin' Daddies will perform in Sofia on September 26 in the Terminal 1 club.


Related Topix: Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Michael Buble working on 'secret' recording studio project

Michael Buble fans can expect some new music in the near future. The charismatic Canuck crooner has revealed he is back in the recording studio, working on a "secret" project.


Related Topix: Michael Buble

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Sullivan Wins 48th District Special Eleciton

Richard "Rip" Sullivan is the newest member of the state General Assembly after soundly defeating Republican Dave Foster in tonight's special election.


Related Topix: Fairfax County, VA, Delegates, Bob McDonnell, US Governors