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Saldana to play singer Nina Simone


August 17th, 2012 - 4:03 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) "Avatar" actress Zoe Saldana has joined the cast of "Nina", a biopic on iconic singer Nina Simone. She will play the lead role.Actor David Oyelowo ... Read more...

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Singer Bjork joins Pussy Riot supporters


August 11th, 2012 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iceland's singer-songwriter Bjork has expressed her support for three jailed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot and suggested that they should be set ... Read more...

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Views of Madrid in Pitbull, Shakira music video


August 3rd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 3 (IANS/EFE) Madrid's Callao Square, a train station and even the capital's tunnels serve as the stage for the new video by US rapper Pitbull and Colombian ... Read more...

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Jessie J an inspiration for Britons, says Picton


July 28th, 2012 - 6:52 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Welsh singer-songwriter Jay James Picton thinks pop star Jessie J is an inspiration to British artistes."She's amazing. I'm very rarely complementary towards certain artistes, but Jessie ... Read more...

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Carey, highest paid judge!


July 25th, 2012 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS)Singer Mariah Carey has become the highest paid reality show judge after she signed a one-year deal worth about $18 million with the "American Idol".The ... Read more...

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Juanes to perform in Peru, visit Machu Picchu


June 29th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Lima, June 29 (IANS/EFE) Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes will give three concerts in Peru in September and also visit the famed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, organizers of the Movistar Musica ... Read more...

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Estefano relives shooting in a song


June 12th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, June 12 (IANS/EFE) Colombian singer-songwriter Estefano returns to the world of music with a number on his new disc to be released in September and in which he ... Read more...

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Alejandro Sanz unveils album-title game for fans


June 6th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, June 6 (IANS/EFE) Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz, one of the most active artists on the social networks, is using an Internet game to get his fans to "guess" ... Read more...

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Music evolving at faster pace: US record producer Timbaland (Interview)


May 27th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) His musical productions have helped create career-defining moments for artists like Ludacris, Snoop Dogg and Jay Z, and with a decade of experience working ... Read more...

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Pitbull wins pop songwriter prize


May 18th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 18 (IANS/EFE) Cuban-American rapper Pitbull was named as one of three pop songwriters of the year at the BMI Pop Music Awards, handed out each year by ... Read more...

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Nayer grateful to Pitbull for career boost


May 4th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, May 4 (IANS/EFE) Singer-songwriter Nayer says she's grateful to rapper Pitbull for putting her in a position to be recording an album with famed producer RedOne.Nayer Regalado, a ... Read more...

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Enrique Iglesias returns to Madrid after 12 years


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 3 (IANS/EFE) Pop idol Enrique Iglesias returns to his native Madrid to offer his first concert in Spain in more than a decade, an event to ... Read more...

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Swift to play Joni Mitchell?


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift is in talks to portray iconic singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell in the big screen adaptation of Sheila Weller's book "Girls Like Us".The story ... Read more...

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Mexican singer kidnapped, shot for refusing to sing


April 9th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Culiacan (Mexico), April 9 (IANS/EFE) A singer with the nortena band Los Ciclones del Arroyo was kidnapped and shot in the leg after refusing to perform a song requested by ... Read more...

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Former Miss Universe says she’s blessed


March 6th, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 6 (IANS/EFE) Former Miss Universe Amelia Vega says she is "blessed by God" for having made her dream to record her first album and start her own ... Read more...

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Juan Luis Guerra to launch new album


February 27th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Santo Domingo, Feb 27 (IANS/EFE) Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra will release his new album "Coleccion Cristiana" with 11 songs, his office said.The new album by the international artist contains ... Read more...

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Jon Secada calls himself a `workingman of music’


February 15th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Cancun (Mexico), Feb 15 (IANS/EFE) Cuban-American singer-songwriter Jon Secada has said that his 20-year musical career has convinced him that "it's the song that rules" and so his role is ... Read more...

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Cuban singer-songwriter dies


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 3 (IANS/EFE) Singer-songwriter Sara Gonzalez, one of the original voices of the New Cuban Song Movement, has died in Havana, official media reported. She was 60.The artist revealed ... Read more...

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Reggaeton duo film documentary in Cuba


January 31st, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 31 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Calle 13 is currently filming a documentary in Cuba, official media said Monday, citing band member Rene Perez, a.k.a. "Residente"."We're filming a ... Read more...

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Madonna’s ‘Masterpiece’ wins Golden Globe award


January 16th, 2012 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Madonna's number "Masterpiece" from her directorial project "W.E.", won the best original song - motion picture at the Golden Globes ceremony here Sunday.The ... Read more...

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Feliciano’s new CD dedicated to Elvis Presley


January 12th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Jan 12 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Jose Feliciano will soon come out with a new album dedicated to Elvis Presley.Feliciano said Wednesday in an interview with EFE ... Read more...

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I’m proud of Daisy’s career: Gavin Rossdale


January 1st, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Singer Gavin Rossdale says he is "very proud" of his daughter Daisy Lowe's modelling career.The 46-year-old, who fathered Daisy after a brief relationship with ... Read more...

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Ex-Miss Universe Amelia Vega to marry NBA star


December 25th, 2011 - 4:11 am ICT by IANS
Santo Domingo, Dec 25 (IANS/EFE) Dominican singer and former Miss Universe Amelia Vega is getting married to compatriot and NBA player Al Horford.The ceremony was expected to be held Saturday ... Read more...

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Juanes to record acoustic music special for MTV


December 7th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, Dec 7 (IANS/EFE) Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes will take the stage in February on MTV Unplugged to record an album live, the Tr3s cable network said Tuesday."This means everything to ... Read more...

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Romeo Santos happy with success of first solo album


November 17th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Nov 17 (IANS/EFE) Dominican singer Romeo Santos said he is "happy and very proud" to have sold more than 60,000 copies of his first solo album, "Formula Vol. ... Read more...

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Singer gunned down in Mexico


November 15th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Culiacan (Mexico), Nov 15 (IANS/EFE) A singer-songwriter who performed "narcocorridos", ballads that recount the exploits and travails of drug kingpins, was gunned down over the weekend in Culiacan, the capital ... Read more...

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A Mexican shop making guitars since 1947


November 13th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Nov 13 (IANS/EFE) A Mexican family that set up a guitar workshop in Los Angeles in 1947 has carved out many such instruments for musical greats like Spanish ... Read more...

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Ellen DeGeneres: Glen Campbell’s Last Tour


October 13th, 2011 - 3:33 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As Ellen started her show, she shared that “they” have revealed that there are currently about seven billion people in the world. She had two questions... “How ... Read more...

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Juan Luis Guerra brings Caribbean rhythms to Chile


October 9th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Oct 9 (IANS/EFE) Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra brought his fusion of Caribbean rhythms to the Chilean capital in a fiesta of merengue and bachata.An icon of Latin music, ... Read more...

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Singer Julieta Venegas to perform at Miami festival


September 8th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Miami, Sep 8 (IANS/EFE) Singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas and techno merengue band Proyecto Uno are among the artists set to perform at Miami's first Rock and Pop en Espanol event.The Rola ... Read more...

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Ricky Martin, Julieta Venegas captivate Brazil


August 29th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Aug 29 (IANS/EFE) Ricky Martin, Julieta Venegas, Los Van Van and other Hispanic artists captivated their Brazilian audiences with a powerful, variegated dose of Latin music at a ... Read more...

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Lowe’s parents embarrassed by Playboy pics


August 23rd, 2011 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Model Daisy Lowe, who recently stripped nude for a Playboy photo shoot, says her parents weren't impressed when she agreed to bare all.The 22-year-old, whose mother ... Read more...

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Amaan, Ayaan’s new album - fusion of classical and country music


August 23rd, 2011 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Sarod players Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan have collaborated with American singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer to create their new album "Everything Is Everywhere", a mix of Indian ... Read more...

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Mexican singer Anahi says she’s unfazed by paparazzi


August 21st, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) Mexican singer-songwriter and actress Anahi, former member of the pop group RBD, said she is not bothered or intimidated by the tabloid journalism and paparazzi ... Read more...

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Singer Noel Schajris says he sees no sense in getting married


August 18th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS/EFE) Argentine singer-songwriter Noel Schajris has confessed that he does not believe in conventional marriage or in promising eternal love, something that he says strikes him ... Read more...

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