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Fat Joe - Me, Myself & I

Tuesday, November 28, 2006



Overall, Me, Myself & I was a decent CD. I can't say that I've heard all of Fat Joe's albums. I've heard the singles, but that's about it. For my first time, I will say that I wasn't disappointed and found at least four songs that I really like and will download to my mp3.

Make It Rain featuring Lil' Wayne
Breathe & Stop featuring The Game
Jealousy
No Drama


"Me, Myself & I proves that Fat Joe is still in the game." ~ Shelia M. Goss, author of My Invisible Husband & Entertainment Writer for e-Spire Entertainment & BellaOnline Women in Music

Fat Joe "Jealousy" from Me, Myself & I

Windows Media
Real Media

www.myspace.com/fatjoe
http://www.fat-joe.com/
posted by Shelia, 8:21 AM | link | 1 comments |

The Beatles Love Album

Monday, November 27, 2006


Lady Madonna (LOVE Version)
Windows Media
Real

Octopus's Garden (LOVE Version)
Windows Media
Real


Apple Corps Ltd/Capitol Records released the Beatles LOVE album in stereo and 5.1 on November 21st. This is the first Beatles album available in 5.1

The stereo CD contains 78 minutes of music. The DVD surround sound version on DVD disc album is a slightly extended version with 81 minutes of music.

After being asked by the remaining Beatles, Ringo and Paul, along with Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, to make experimental mixes from their master tapes for a collaboration with Cirque du Soleil, Sir George Martin, The Beatles legendary producer, and his son Giles Martin have been working with the entire archive of Beatles recordings to create LOVE. The result is an unprecedented approach to the music. Using the master tapes at Abbey Road Studios, Sir George and Giles have created a unique soundscape. The release of this album, which is also featured in the Cirque du Soleil/Apple Corps collaborative production of the same name at The Mirage in Las Vegas, has been much anticipated.

"This album puts the Beatles back together again, because suddenly there's John and George with me and Ringo," said Paul McCartney. "It's kind of magical."

The 5.1 disc is a DVD-Audio/DVD-Video hybrid. The audio is presented in high-resolution 96/24 5.1 surround on the DVD-Audio part of the disc. The DVD-Video part carries 5.1 surround in DTS and Dolby Digital as well as a PCM stereo mix. This DVD album is designed to be played on DVD video equipment but will carry no video component.

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Bow Wow The Price of Fame CD

On December 19, 2006 Bow Wow will release another CD "The Price of Fame."



Shortie Like Mine feat. Chris Brown (audio)
http://www.sonymusic.com/clips/selection/fu/BowWow/Shorty_01_01_full_56.asx

Shortie Like Mine feat. Chris Brown (video link & embed code)
http://musicbox.sonybmg.com/bow_wow/shortie_like_mine_featuring_chris_brown

Bow Wow
The Price of Fame - December 19, 2006
Sony Urban

http://www.myspace.com/bowwow
http://www.bowwow87.com
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Strictly The Best Volumes 35 and 36

Strictly The Best Series Presents Volumes 35 and 36
Another Full Installment of the Most Progressive Hits in Dancehall, Roots and Lover’s Rock

"The hard-hitting Strictly the Best series is overflowing with top flight performances and talent."- J. McCallister, New York Daily News

Audio Streams (Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder, Tony Matterhorn, & Da'ville)
http://www.vprecords.com/mediaplayer1.php?pl=stbpromo


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Celtic Woman's A Christmas Celebration CD



Hear Audio Streams before buying:

Silent Night

Let It Snow

Official Celtic Woman Site:
http://www.celticwoman.com/
posted by Shelia, 12:34 PM | link | 0 comments |

The Cure’s Festival 2005 DVD


Never Enough Streaming Audio:
Windows
Real

The Cure Official Website:
http://www.thecure.com/
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Music Nation Global Online Music Talent Competition

Beta Site is now Live. Learn how you can possibly win a global recording contract with Epic Records, by clicking on the link: www.musicnation.com.
posted by Shelia, 12:18 PM | link | 1 comments |

Hear Mark Newman's "Must Be a Pony"



Hear Must Be A Pony:
http://www.v-room.info/MN/beapony.mp3

New York, NY-Mark Newman plays a mean slide guitar, sings his heart out and writes the kind of songs that resonate with universal longing. His Must Be A Pony debut (Danal Music), released today, features 13 originals by Newman and some of his friends (including Sam The Sham) plus a vaguely disquieting yet profoundly effective cover version of Barry and Robin Gibb's 1967 hit New York Mining Disaster 1941.

With a shifting cast of musicians-including Steve Holley (ex-Wings) on percussion and Anton Fig (David Letterman Band) on drums--Newman creates musical environments that surround his poetic lyrics in tasty soundscape vistas that accentuate but never intimidate his message, mainly that no matter how cynical the adult in one gets, the answer lies in attempting to rediscover the unbridled optimism of childhood.

Newman's the ultimate stringmaster (he picks guitar, lap steel mandolin and dobro) and his sense of soul is innate (so much so that R'n'B legend Sam Moore has him in his band).

posted by Shelia, 12:10 PM | link | 0 comments |

U.G.K. Underground Kingz



New York, NY -Jive recording artist UGK returns after a long hiatus with their long awaited seventh album U.G.K. Underground Kingz. Group members Bun B and Pimp C return with a double album that features twenty new tracks.

The album lists production by UGK's own Pimp C, as well as Atlanta hit makers Jazzy Pha and Lil Jon. New York super producer Swizz Beats adds some East Coast flavor to the double package. Scarface produced 3 tracks. Pimp C's production is filled with the live instruments that always distinguishes the groups original sound. The album features a fleet of guests that includes Rick Ross, Slim Thug, Sleepy Brown, Three Six Mafia, Willy D and others. On the Marley Marl's produced "H-Town" Bun B and Pimp C team up with New York's veterans Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane.

The first single will be the Jazzy Pha's produced Stop & Go. The b-side will feature the songs 2 Kind Of B*****s and Chrome Plated Woman.

UGK put the South on the map in 1988 with their first album release The Southern Way. Since then, the group has maintained a presence in the rap world with albums, mixtapes, indi releases and cameos on numerous prominent artists' tracks. In 2000, they made a high-profile appearance on Jay-Z Big Pimpin. In 2005, Bun B released his first solo album Trill. The CD debuted at # 6 on the Hot 200 Billboard Charts, peeked at # 1 on Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop album Chart and has been certified gold. Pimp C released his solo album Pimpalation in Summer 2006.

Hear Stop N Go - CLICK HERE.
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Clipse e-Card

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Norah Jones Not Too Late CD

BLUE NOTE RECORDS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM NOT TOO LATE ON JAN 30



On January 30, 2007, Blue Note Records will release Norah Jones' third studio album, Not Too Late. The album features thirteen new songs, all written or co-written by Jones. Not Too Late was produced by Lee Alexander, Jones' songwriting partner and bassist.

Not Too Late features many of Jones'longtime collaborators including guitarists Adam Levy, Jesse Harris, Kevin Breit and Robbie McIntosh, drummer Andy Borger, and singer Daru Oda. Other album guests include singer M. Ward, organist Larry Goldings, and Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler.

Not Too Late was recorded in 2006 at various locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, including Jones and Alexander’s home studio.

NOT TOO LATE TRACK LISTING:
1. Wish I Could
2. Sinkin' Soon
3. The Sun Doesn't Like You
4. Until The End
5. Not My Friend
6. Thinkin' About You
7. Broken
8. My Dear Country
9. Wake Me Up
10. Be My Somebody
11. Little Room
12. Rosie's Lullaby
13. Not Too Late

Jones' last release, 2004's Feels Like Home (Blue Note) is certified four times platinum in the U.S. The album's lead single "Sunrise," earned Jones a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, bringing her career total to eight, including two Grammys for Here We Go Again, her 2004 collaboration with Ray Charles, and five for her 2002 debut album Come Away with Me. Jones' career sales total over 15 million in the U.S. and over 30 million worldwide, making her the best-selling female artist of the 21st century.

http://www.norahjones.com

http://www.bluenote.com
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Jessi Malay "Gimme" feat. Lil Scrappy

posted by Shelia, 10:21 AM | link | 0 comments |

Hear Huey's Pop, Lock & Drop It

posted by Shelia, 10:08 AM | link | 0 comments |

Small Town Girl Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickler's SMALL TOWN GIRL is the Best-Selling Debut By A New Country Artist This Year




NASHVILLE, TN - After a season on American Idol, Kellie Pickler knows firsthand the power of the vote, and with the release of her debut album, Small Town Girl, she debuts at Number One on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and at Number 9 on the all-genre Billboard 200. In addition, Small Town Girl becomes the best-selling debut album this year by a new country artist, with fans snapping up more than 79,000 copies in its first week of release.

These are big-dreams-come-true for the native of Albemarle, NC, where just over a year ago she was a roller skating waitress trying to chart her course to Nashville, a record deal and the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.

"2006 has been the best year ever," Kellie enthused. "I'm so excited to be on the country charts, let alone Number One! Thanks to everyone who helped make the album and to all the fans who are still picking Pickler!"

And when asked, "now that your album has not only released, but debuted at Number One, and you've played the Opry and criss-crossed the country on radio and television and appeared on the CMA Awards, what's next," she responded in her perky Southern accent, "Well, I guess it's time to get busy!"

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Dionne Warwich My Friends & Me CD

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

"Dionne Warwich's My Friends & Me is not just for your mama." ~ Shelia M. Goss, author of My Invisible Husband & Entertainment Writer for e-Spire Entertainment & BellaOnline Women in Music



I truly enjoyed hearing Dionne sing some of her classics. She didn't mind sharing the spotlight with other artists. The collaborations brought a different spin. I eagerly await another CD from the legendary singer.

"My Friends & Me" duets with singers such as Gladys Knight,Reba McEntire, and others brings Dionne Warwich back in the eye of her adoring fans and introduces her to a new generation. ~ Shelia M. Goss, author of My Invisible Husband & Entertainment Writer for e-Spire Entertainment & BellaOnline Women in Music
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The Gospel According to Patti Labelle

Monday, November 13, 2006

November 21, 2006 will mark the day that Patti LaBelle fans have been waiting on for decades. On this day, the legendary entertainer journeys back to her church roots to release her highly anticipated, first-ever gospel album released by Umbrella Recordings entitled The Gospel According to Patti LaBelle. As one of the most celebrated and recognizable voices in music, Patti teams up with Grammy Award winning artists Kanye West, Mary Mary, Yolanda Adams, and CeCe Winans for an inspirational album like none other.

The Gospel According to Patti LaBelle which features production by music veterans Gordon Chambers, Sami McKinney, Troy Taylor, and Nisan Stewart, is bound to be a classic in inspirational music. The up-tempo first single "Anything" features beloved gospel duo Mary Mary, and celebrated multi-platinum rapper Kanye West. Additional guests on the album include CeCe Winans on heart-felt single "Walking Away," Winona Judd on the soul-stirring ballad "Everything," Yolanda Adams on refreshing "Where Love Begins," and The Soul Seekers on foot-stomping "God Ain't Through." Patti's renowned voice resonates throughout the disc with 12 harmonious spirit-filled tracks that are bound to fill audiences with joy.

Patti is currently on "The Gospel According to Patti" tour presented by Chrysler and American Airlines. During the 14-city tour which kicked off in Dallas, TX on October 7th, Patti will perform songs from her from The Gospel According to Patti LaBelle. For more information on the tour, please visit www.pattilabellegospel.com.



With a career that spans nearly fifty years, Patti has garnered countless achievements. The two-time Grammy Award winner is the author of four books: the NY Times bestsellers, Don't Block the Blessings and LaBelle Cuisine: Recipes to Sing About; the inspirational book, Patti's Pearls and Patti LaBelle's Lite Cuisine with healthier recipes for those living with diabetes like herself. Patti also has a hit television series "Living It Up With Patti LaBelle" which airs on the TV One Network. Patti is also stays busy touring around the world, serving as a spokesperson for various charitable organizations and initiatives and working on her successful clothing line that is available through HSN and HSN.com.
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The History Boys Movie Soundtrack



After winning five Tonys earlier this year-including honors for Best Play - The History Boys is set to conquer the big screen this November with Fox Searchlight's film adaptation of the Broadway phenomenon. Rhino Records brings together the film's biggest musical moments with a soundtrack that features classic alternative rock cuts from the '80s, cast recordings, and more. The History Boys Original Soundtrack will be available November 21 at all retail outlets and at www.rhino.com.
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Music Nation to Launch Global Music Talent Search

NEW YORK, NY - Committed to uncovering genuine, fresh music talent through emerging channels and connected communities, artist development company Music Nation is launching an online video music competition to empower both new and established musicians across the globe. Agreements have been reached with Clear Channel Radio, Epic Records (U.S.), Typhoon/EMI (Asia) and Mercury Records (Europe and Latin America).

Music Nation will accept entries for the U.S. competition in mid-November for free - inviting musicians and bands ages 13 and older to submit their video entries in the rock, pop and/or urban genres at www.MusicNation.com or local radio station websites for a chance to be among three winners of a recording contract with Epic Records. Beginning January 1, 2007, entrants will submit $25 with their videos to compete. In addition, the winners will be showcased on STRIPPED, Clear Channel Radio’s exclusive in-studio performance series.

Local radio personalities will drive artist participation, host weekly webisodes, promote local performances of contestants and provide on-air support, tapping into Clear Channel Radio's audience of 110 million weekly listeners and network of 1,200 stations.

"The music space has evolved. Music fans are online and they find music virally and through communities. They cannot be told what to listen to - word of mouth determines what becomes a hit," said Daniel Klaus, CEO Music Nation, Inc. "These partnerships will help us make a difference to bring more music to the forefront that people want to hear."

"We are committed to artist development and the role that our listeners play in finding new music. The Music Nation team has chosen an innovative approach that works well with what radio does best - foster local communities," said Evan Harrison, executive vice president of Clear Channel Radio and head of the company's Online unit. "This competition is a tremendous opportunity for listeners to uncover and champion local musicians.”"

"Partnering with Music Nation's expertise in emerging technologies will enable us to find talent in a more organic and natural fashion," said Charlie Walk, President of Epic Records. "This will truly be a powerful scouting tool for untapped talent and is a modern step towards revamping the way we find great artists."

"The creativity and consumer-driven concept behind Music Nation will help Typhoon/EMI to enhance, evolve and extend its current business model in a new and exciting way," said Norman Cheng, Chairman, Typhoon/EMI Music Asia. "It will also provide us with a unique audio and visual opportunity, something that will introduce consumers to a new generation of artists."

Music Nation has created a business model that harnesses emerging channels such as IPTV and a connected community to cultivate and empower new and established musicians. The company's founders bring extensive experience in the record industry, artist management/development, Internet media and e-commerce technologies.

After the U.S. launch, Music Nation competitions in other markets will roll out throughout 2007.
posted by Shelia, 9:54 AM | link | 0 comments |

The Ying Yang Twins Chemically Imbalanced



Ying Yang Twins feat. Wyclef Jean - Dangerous Video Streams
Windows High

Dangerou ECard

Ying Yang Official Site

Ying Yang Twins MySpace

Ying Yang Twins - "Jiggin'" Audio Streams
Windows
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Loreena McKennitt

posted by Shelia, 9:46 AM | link | 0 comments |

Ali Lohan "Lohan Holiday" CD

posted by Shelia, 9:45 AM | link | 1 comments |

The Goo Goo Dolls US Tour Schedule



Wed
Nov-22
Bangor, ME
Bangor Auditorium

Fri
Nov-24
Portland, ME
The Dome

Sat
Nov-25
Albany, NY
Palace Theatre

Sun
Nov-26
Syracuse, NY
Landmark Theatre

Tues
Nov-28
Baltimore, MD
Lyric Opera House

Wed
Nov-29
Upper Darby, PA
Tower Theatre

Fri
Dec-1
Boston, MA
Orpheum Theatre

Sat
Dec-2
New York, NY
Hammerstein Ballroom

Sun
Dec-3
New York, NY
Hammerstein Ballroom

Tues
Dec-5
Erie, PA
Warner Theatre

Fri
Dec-8
Chicago, IL
Chicago Theatre

Sat
Dec-9
Atlanta, GA
Arena at Gwinnett Center

Mon
Dec-11
Poughkeepsie, GA
Mid Hudson Civic Center

Tues
Dec-12
Hartford, CT
Hardford Civic Center Coliseum

Fri
Dec-29
Niagara Falls, NY
Seneca Niagara Casino

Sun
Dec-31
Anaheim, CA
House of Blues

Let Love In Streaming Video:
Quicktime

Windows Media

Goo Goo Dolls Official Website:
http://www.googoodolls.com
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ONLY HITS 2006



Only Hits Track Listing:

1. (When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me - Sean Paul & Keyshia Cole
2. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
3. I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! At The Disco
4. Me & U (remix feat. Diddy & Yung Joc) - Cassie
5. U And Dat - E-40 featuring T-Pain & Kandi Girl
6. It's Goin' Down - Yung Joc
7. Show Stopper (remix feat. Diddy & Yung Joc) - Danity Kane
8. What You Know - T.I.
9. Shoulder Lean - Young Dro featuring T.I.
10. Laffy Taffy - D4L
11. Kick Push - Lupe Fiasco
12. You're Beautiful - James Blunt
posted by Shelia, 9:30 AM | link | 0 comments |

Lady Sovereign talks to Elle Girl

Lady Sovereign
Love her or hate her




This pint-sized female rapper from the UK has gotten comfy in the US after wowing Jay-Z, and her first single "Love Me or Hate Me" (we think it's tres Eminem) shot straight to #1 on TRL. Her whole bit is way in-your-face and after being a little difficult to pin down for an interview, she even responded to one question with a "That's none of your business!" Lucky for Lady Sov, playing hard to get kinda won us over. Public Warning is available now on Def Jam, and we'd like to warn the public, this ain't some gimmicky throwaway album; it's full of clever rhymes, tight beats and a side-ponytail we can't get enough of.

By Joanna Douglas

ELLEgirl: How did you come up with the name Lady Sovereign?
Lady Sovereign: I took a sovereign ring [traditional English jewelry] from the boyfriend of a mate of mine who was being nasty to my mate. I punished him! I kept the ring and named myself after it.

EG: Geez! Okay, well, you call yourself "The biggest midget in the game.' How tall are you really?
LS: 5'1". Not a real midget. A big midget!

EG: What artists did you grow up listening to?
LS: First off, I listened to what my mum and dad played who were punks, and then I started listening to jungle, techno and UK garage.

EG: How did you get started rapping?
LS: Out of boredom. School didn't really interest me, so I had plenty of time to write lyrics at home.

EG: How did you meet your longtime partner, DJ Frampster?
LS: On an internet forum for the UK garage act So Solid Crew. He was looking for MCs to join his crew, I wrote back to him and that's how it started.

EG: Have you always been able to talk really fast? Is that smoothness something that comes with practice?

READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE at : http://www.ellegirl.com/article/7196
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Robert Plant's Nine Lives

Driven by an insatiable artistic curiosity, Robert Plant has spent his life as a singer and songwriter chasing new sounds, rediscovering ancient ones and bringing them both together to create something original. Throughout his career - first as a member of Led Zeppelin and then as a solo artist for the past 25 years ­ Plant has tapped a multifarious array of inspirations that span the globe and the ages including Celtic and English folk, American blues, early rock 'n' roll, psychedelic rock and jazz as well as Arabic, Moroccan, West African and Indian music. After nine acclaimed solo albums - seven with Atlantic Records - Plant remains a restless spirit destined to a life of musical wanderlust.

Rhino Records captures each of Plant's musical reincarnations with Nine Lives. The boxed set features all nine of Plant's solo albums remastered and expanded with bonus tracks that include previously unreleased material. The collection also contains a DVD compilation of Plant's solo music videos along with a career-spanning interview and rare bonus footage. The boxed set is available November 21 at regular retail outlets and at http://www.rhino.com/ for a suggested price of $99.98.

E-Card:
http://www.rhino.com/flashcards/robertplant/
posted by Shelia, 9:24 AM | link | 0 comments |

Interview with Marion Raven

Please introduce yourself.
My names is Marion Raven. I play guitar and piano and music is my passion.

How long have you been singing?
I've been singing all my life, before I could even talk. My parents told me I would never shut up!

If you had to compare yourself with another singer who would you say
your style is similar to?

I hate comparing myself to other singers. I wouldn't really know.
People keep saying I'm something in between Alanis Morisette and Avril Lavigne.

When someone picks up your CD what should they expect to hear?
My EP is all about fun, catchy rock songs. They can expect a lot of attitude and personal lyrics.

Are any of the songs reflective of your real life experiences?
All of them do. My poor ex boyfriends and enemies :)

Who are some of your favorite singers?
I love 60's and 70's music. Singers like Janis Joplin and Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac.

What's been one of the hardest obstacles you've faced thus far?
It's a long way to the top if you want to be in rock, especially if you are a young girl.

What would your best friend say about you?
Hopefully she would say that I am a loyal, nice and a good friend.
Someone she can trust and seek for comfort and support.

Is there anything else you would like to say to the readers?
Check out my EP that's out right now and come to my MySpace page (www.myspace.com/marionraven). There you can watch my video for "Heads Will Roll," see the video I did with Meat Loaf and write me messages.

To order your copy: http://store.motleystore.com/marion-001.html
posted by Shelia, 9:12 AM | link | 0 comments |

Crime Mob VIDEO "Rock Yo Hips" featuring Lil Scrappy

Crime Mob
"Rock Yo Hips" featuring Lil Scrappy
Hated On Mostly
Coming January 2007



VIDEO Streams:

Quicktime

Windows
posted by Shelia, 9:06 AM | link | 0 comments |

The Doors Perception



Rhino and Elektra Records salute the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest rock bands of all time with the November 21 release of Perception. The 6-CD/6-DVD boxed set presents all of The Doors' classic studio albums with legendary vocalist Jim Morrison, each supplemented with rare and unreleased audio and video tracks.

Perception was produced in cooperation with surviving band members John Densmore (drums), Robby Krieger (guitar), and Ray Manzarek (keyboards), with The Doors' longtime engineer Bruce Botnick back behind the boards. Each of the six albums is presented with bonus audio - much of it previously unreleased - on a remastered CD along with an additional DVD including a 5.1 DTS encoded Surround Sound mix of the album and additional tracks as well as a photo gallery, lyrics, and discography, and two videos of songs from that album.

E-Card:
http://www.rhino.com/flashcards/thedoors/
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Ciara Live in Concert

See Ciara Live in Concert as she celebrates the release of her new album Ciara: The Evolution (La Face/Zomba Label Group).



Wed, Nov 15: The Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA
Sat, Nov 18: House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
Sun, Nov 19: Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ
Thu, Dec 7: Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
Sun, Dec 10: Nokia Theatre, New York, NY

Ciara – Promise Audio
Windows Media

Official Site: http://www.ciaraworld.com/
Official MySpace Page: http://www.myspace.com/ciara
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Drake Bell It's Only Time

For a 20 year old, Drake Bell is an old soul when it comes to the music he listens to and plays on his Universal Motown Records debut It's Only Time. Songs like the first single, I Know, which sounds like it could have come off Rubber Soul, and the empowering, Elton John like rocker Do What You Want boasts a bittersweet pop sound, with catchy harmonies and plenty of exuberant vocal hooks, which is no wonder considering the Newport Beach, CA, native, whose mother is two-time world champion pool player Robin Dodson, was raised on the classic rock of the 60s. Learning how to play guitar from The Who's Roger Daltrey, with whom he worked in the 1998 movie Changing Destiny, Drake proved a natural student.

A child actor who began appearing in commercial and feature films when he was 5, Bell says: "When I was a kid, I wanted to be Elvis Presley so I could star in movies and TV while also playing music." Bell went on to roles in the feature films High Fidelity and Yours, Mine and Ours as well as the TV series Seinfeld, The Drew Carey Show, The Pretender and Home Improvement while appearing in the cast of Nickelodeon's sketch comedy series The Amanda Show, which led to his starring role on the network's popular The Josh and Drake Show.

I Know Streaming Audio:

Windows Media
Real Player


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Courtney Love Pens Book Dirty Blond



DIRTY BLONDE is an eclectic composition of deeply personal artifacts—including letters, childhood records, poetry, journal entries, song lyrics, fanzines, show flyers, other original writings, and never-before-seen photographs-DIRTY BLONDE leads us through the unimaginable highs and the despairing lows of one of the most captivating and creative figures in the world of popular culture. Ranging from her upbringing in Oregon through her years of living in Japan, New Zealand, and London, from her career highs with Hole and as a Hollywood leading lady to her personal heartbreak and struggles, DIRTY BLONDE is Love laid bare—a wholly fascinating portrait of a fierce and insightful woman with an unblinking worldview and a determination to express herself no matter the cost.

Love writes in her introduction: 'I have always said that I would never write a book, and I really haven't.' It's true-- 'diaries' is something of a misnomer, as 'scrapbooks' would more accurately describe the collection of old photographs, hand-scrawled song lyrics and other documents that fill these pages.'
posted by Shelia, 8:39 AM | link | 0 comments |

Stacie Orrico Limited Edition CD/DVD

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Get the CD and the Behind the scenes DVD of the Beautiful Awakening.

Hear I'm Not Missing You Single

Real Player
http://www2.fanscape.com/stacieorrico/redirects/missingyouplayerreal.aspx

Windows Media
http://www2.fanscape.com/stacieorrico/redirects/missingyouplayerwin.aspx
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RIP Gerald Levert

Friday, November 10, 2006

I was saddened to hear that one of my favorite singers has died. Gerald Levert will be missed. I'm very sad about how his death. I only met him once, but that one encounter was unforgettable.
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eSpire Best of Polls - Cast Your Votes

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Click on each link to vote in each category.

Female Artist of the Year
http://www.vizu.com/poll-vote.html?n=16763

Male Artist of the Year
http://www.vizu.com/poll-vote.html?n=16765

Rap Album of the Year
http://www.vizu.com/poll-vote.html?n=16768

R & B Album of the Year
http://www.vizu.com/poll-vote.html?n=16769

New Artist or Group of the Year
http://www.vizu.com/poll-vote.html?n=16772

New Rapper or Rap Group of the Year
http://www.vizu.com/poll-vote.html?n=16771

Comeback Artist/Album of the Year
http://www.vizu.com/poll-vote.html?n=16773

Movie of the Year
http://www.vizu.com/poll-vote.html?n=16774

Please note the list of nominees in the polls appeared on the site of e-Spire Entertainment News or In The Know Entertainment News during the time period of November 2005 to November 2006.

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Michael Jackson Visionary - The Video Singles

Monday, November 06, 2006

Michael Jackson is set to release the box set Visionary - The Video Singles on November 17, 2006, through Epic/Legacy, a division of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.

Each Dual Disc single will feature an exact replica of the original 7" or 12" artwork which is presented in a limited and numbered card wallet. All the audio has been digitally re-mastered and will feature the original 7" or radio edit of the lead track plus a sought after remix or related song.

The must-have boxset includes:

* Michael Jackson's 20 Greatest Singles AND Videos + 20 bonus tracks!

* Each Dual Disc features the original audio version of the single along with a bonus audio track PLUS the single's corresponding video!

* All 20 discs are beautifully packaged in picture sleeve wallets featuring the original 7" or 12" cover art.

* Collectively, the reverse side of each inner wallet creates an exclusive collage image of Michael Jackson.

Audio Streams:

Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

Beat It

Billie Jean


E-card

Video Player
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Katt Williams The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1


By now I'm sure you've heard how hilarious Katt Williams was on the HBO comedy show "The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1." If you missed the performance, you can now catch it on DVD. This 60 minute DVD contains back to back laughs. The hour long special should come with a warning that you'll be laughing so hard, your side will hurt.

Katt Williams is a natural. For guarantee laughs, get your copy of The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1. ~ Shelia M. Goss, author of My Invisible Husband & Entertainment Writer for e-Spire Entertainment & BellaOnline Women in Music
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Elisabeth Withers It Can Happen to Anyone

"It Can Happen to Anyone" is a CD that takes you on a journey back to yesteryear when all the songs had a message. Elisabeth Withers reminds me of a younger Gladys Knight, but don't get me wrong, Withers has a distinctive voice of her own.

My favorite songs are tracks #1 Simple Things, #2 Heartstrings, #4 It Can Happen, #7 The World Ain't Ready and #9 Wind beneath My Wings.

Elisabeth Withers wooed audiences as Shug Avery in the Broadway production of The Color Purple, and now she is wooing listeners with her brand new CD "It Can Happen to Anyone." Withers debut CD is a soulful combination of songs that lets her voice shine on every track. It Can Happen to Anyone is a powerful display of Withers skills as a vocalist and I highly recommend it. ~ Shelia M. Goss, author of My Invisible Husband & Entertainment Writer for e-Spire Entertainment & BellaOnline Women in Music
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Gucci Mane Is Back



With 17 tracks (including the Intro/Outro), listeners shouldn't have a problem finding songs they like on Gucci Mane's "Hard to Kill."

I spoke with Gucci Mane earlier this year, read the interview by clicking on the link: http://www.sixshot.com/articles/5891
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A Mary Mary Christmas



Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell, the best-selling R&B/Gospel duo Mary Mary, are giving their fans "A Mary Mary Christmas," a brand-new spirit-filled album celebrating the Christmas holidays.

Official Site:
http://www.mary-mary.com

Track Listing:
1. 'Tis The Season
2. Only One
3. Merry Little Christmas (featuring Dontaé Winslow)
4. O Come All Ye Faithful
5. California Christmas
6. Still The Lamb
7. Call Him Jesus
8. The Real Thing
9. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
10. Carol Of The Bells
11. California Christmas Remix (featuring Damani)

Mary Mary - Merry Little Christmas

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Pretenders I & II The Collector's Item

"Pretenders fans don't want to miss either one of these collector's items." ~ Shelia M. Goss, author & entertainment writer for e-Spire Entertainment & BellaOnline Women in Music

Pretenders:

Released in 1980 and featuring the classic lineup of Chrissie Hynde, James Honeyman-Scott, Martin Chambers, and Pete Farndon, the band's raucous debut introduced the timeless tracks "Precious" "Kid," and "Brass In Pocket." A second bonus disc includes outtakes ("Cuban Slide"), BBC sessions ("Mystery Achievement"), and previously unreleased demos and live gems. An extensive booklet contains additional photos and new liner notes by James McNair.



Pretenders II:

Released in 1981 and featuring the classic lineup of Chrissie Hynde, James Honeyman-Scott, Martin Chambers, and Pete Farndon, the band's sophomore release delivered the hit single "The Adultress," as well as signature tracks "Message Of Love" and "Talk Of The Town." A second bonus disc includes previously unreleased demos ("Talk Of The Town"), outtakes ("I Go To Sleep," "Pack It Up"), and 13 tracks recorded live in 1981 at the Santa Monica Civic Center.

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Interview with Author Kendal S Turner

Please introduce yourself to the readers.My name is Kendal S. Turner and I am a poet/Author of two books. Broken Yet
Sustained by God
and Anatomy of The Soul.

How would you categorize your book?
It's kind of hard to categorize my book because I didn't write it for a certain
category. Broken Yet Sustained by God was more of an expression of my soul, my
experiences, my struggles and my journey to become the person who God made me
today. It was my testimony. But Anatomy of the Soul is written from an
observational standpoint of what I see others struggle with, and I try to give
guidance to the reader in how to come out of the struggles that they face. I
would say it is more of an inspirational/spiritual book written in poetic form.

Why did you decide to write your book?
One word-Therapy! I wrote Broken as a release of the burdens and the pain that
I held onto for so many years. Broken was a healing process for me. I had no
idea of all the baggage that I was carrying until I put it all into words. These
words turned into poems that turned into a book, which has brought deliverance
to so many women. I wrote Anatomy of the Soul for the purpose of showing other
broken women that if I can be delivered, they could be delivered as well.
Anatomy of the Soul's poems are followed by a scripture, to reiterate the word
of God, and to give them a revelation of who they are in Christ. I wrote this
book to show people that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. There is
hope.

How can readers learn more about your books and get in contact with you?
They can contact me through my website www.kendalsturner.com. I'm on MYSPACE
too! They can sign my page or leave comments on www.myspace.com/kendalsturner
and I personally answer every email that I receive. They can write me at P.O.
box 32713, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123

How do you balance writing with your "every day life?"
When the concept or the idea for a poem comes, I try to get to my computer or
pull out a pen and pad to write it down as soon as I can. I have four boys, so
in between changing diapers, helping with homework or running back and forth to
football and basketball games, and spending time with my husband, I use the only
free time I have to do me. I write. Its what I do, I enjoy doing it so it
doesn't stress me out, it just feels good to see the fruit of my labor, but It
don't feel like labor. I would write poems for free just to see somebody else's
life be changed by something I wrote. That’s such a wonderful feeling.

Are you working on anything new?
Yes! I am working on my novel as we speak. My 3rd book will be a memoir titled
Thick Skin. God gave me the title for this book in a dream. In the dream, I
picked up a book that was written by me, with the title of Thick Skin and I knew
that would capsulize my life prior to being completely delivered from my past.
This book will go into explicit and raw detail of everything I've been through.
A person would have to have "Thick Skin" to be able to make it through all of
the struggles that I faced. This book will be raw and I'm not pulling any
punches. I'm going to speak on things in my past that other people might be
afraid to unveil. I'm letting all the skeletons out of my closet and it feels
good! I talk about being molested (that happened to me at age 8) and how that
has affected me to this day. I also talk about how God delivered me from
homosexuality, a stronghold that I kept hidden for years. I speak on my sister
who is battling with paranoia schizophrenia and being a mother of 3 children. I
also touched on my divorce and how my children were completely abandoned by
their father. That's just a glimpse of what the novel will entail.

Who are some of your favorite authors?
I love Joyce Meyers, Juanita Bynum is another one of my favorites, and Maya
Angelou is very inspirational to me.
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Bette Midler Cool Yule



Cool Yule, Midler's first new album since 2005's Top 10-charting "Bette Midler Sings The Peggy Lee Songbook," draws its name and upbeat spirit from the 1950s hipster holiday song, penned by Steve Allen, revamped by Midler for her holiday collection.

Official Site:
http://www.bettemidler.com

Track Listing:

1. Merry Christmas
2. Cool Yule
3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
4. Winter Wonderland / Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Duet with JOHNNY MATHIS)
5. I'll Be Home For Christmas
6. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
7. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
8. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
9. Mele Kalikimaka
10. From A Distance (Christmas Version)
11. White Christmas

Bette Midler - From A Distance
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Chris Botti December



Produced by Bobby Colomby, the yuletide 2006 edition of December premieres two new songs: a breathtaking interpretation of Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria," featuring the Choir of St. John's, Smith's Square, and "I Don't Really Want Much For Christmas" (featuring Eric Benet).

Official Site:
http://www.chrisbotti.com/

Track Listing:

1. The Christmas Song
2. Ave Maria
3. Winter Wonderland
4. The First Noel
5. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
6. Hallelujah
7. I Really Don't Want Much For Christmas (featuring Eric Benét)
8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
9. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
10. Silent Night
11. Little Drummer Boy
12. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
13. I'll Be Home For Christmas

Winter Wonderland (feat. Chris Botti, trumpet)
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James Taylor at Christmas

Classic Seasonal Music From A Classic Voice



James Taylor At Christmas, includes Taylor's heart-warming version of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," from the 1944 film Meet Me In St. Louis, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," as well as the premiere of a new recording of Joni Mitchell's composition, "River." Special guest performances on the CD feature jazz trumpeter Chris Botti on "Winter Wonderland," legendary harmonica player Toots Thielemans on "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) and with Natalie Cole on "Baby It's Cold Outside."

James Taylor - Jingle Bells
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Lisa Palleschi Released



"I think this album has two personalities," Lisa Palleschi says of her debut, Released. "Half the songs are really pretty ballads, love songs, and the other half are more in-your-face, rock songs."

"Learning How To Love Again" audio stream: http://www.lisapalleschi.com/music/learninghowtoloveagain.mp3

E-Card:
http://www.lisapalleschi.com/player.swf

Official site: http://www.LisaPalleschi.com

MySpace page:
http://www.myspace.com/LisaPalleschi

posted by Shelia, 8:13 AM | link | 0 comments |

Dionne Warwick - My Friends And Me



Dionne Warwick is back with a new CD "My Friends and Me."


Bringing 13 classic songs by famed songwriting team Burt Bacharach and Hal David up to date with cutting-edge production by Warwick's son, acclaimed producer Damon Elliott (Barry White, Destiny's Child, Pink, Eminem, Keith Sweat, Jessica Simpson), My Friends and Me pairs the legendary singer with such singular artists as Gladys Knight (I'll Never Love This Way Again), Olivia Newton-John (Wishin' and Hopin'), Mya (Close to You'), Gloria Estefan (Walk on By), Kelis (Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head), Reba McEntire (Say a Little Prayer), Cyndi Lauper (Message to Michael), Celia Cruz (Do You Know the Way to San Jose), Wynonna Judd (Anyone Who Had a Heart), Cheyenne Elliott (Love Will Find a Way), Lisa Tucker (Then Came You), Deborah Cox, Chante Moore, Angie Stone and Da Brat (Windows of the World). Warwick sings the 1979 Grammy winner Deja Vu solo.
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Babel The Movie and Soundtrack



Babel, the last film by Alejandro González Inarritu that completes his trilogy which began with Amores Perros and 21 Grams, weaves together three compelling stories united by something stronger than fate. In the course of just a few days, they will each face the dizzying sensation of becoming profoundly lost - lost in the desert, lost to the world, lost to themselves - as they are pushed to the farthest edges of confusion and fear as well as to the very depths of connection and love.

Gustavo Santaolalla, who wrote the score for Babel, won the 2005 Academy Award for Best Score for Brokeback Mountain, which sold 165,000 copies in the U.S. alone. To give his music for Babel an authentic Middle Eastern feel, Santaolalla taught himself to play the oud, an Arab lute with a distinct, percussive sound. His work for the soundtrack album includes solo oud meditations, folkloric recordings of the Gnawa brotherhoods of Morocco and orchestrated pieces that combine electronic percussion with the sounds of classical Arab music.

A global story needed a global soundtrack, but Inarritu didn't want a hodge podge of folk music or songs that sounded like incidental music for a National Geographic special. Inarritu, Santaolalla, Anibal Kerpel (Composer and Music Editor) and Lynn Fainchtein (Music Supervisor) locked themselves up in a recording studio both in Marrakech and Tijuana, where they listened to and recorded the music of the Gnawa and other traditional Arab musicians in Morocco, and delved into various Norteno sounds in Tijuana. In Japan, musician, producer and DJ Shinichi Osawa and musician, producer Cornelius guided Inarritu and his collaborators through the sights and sounds of Tokyo at night. The resulting soundtrack takes us on a journey with no beginning or end, with music that illuminates the film as well as the creative process behind it.

Audio Streams:

September
www.concordmusicgroup.com/audio/asx/Babel_Soundtrack_September.asx

Jugo A La Vid
www.concordmusicgroup.com/audio/ram/Babel_Soundtrack_Jugo_a_la_Vid.ram


Babel Official Site:
http://www.paramountvantage.com/babel

Babel Official MySpace Page:
http://myspace.com/babelmovie
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Tenacious D's The Pick of Destiny



Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny stars Jack Black and Kyle Gass as the power acoustic duo Tenacious D. The film tells the story of how "The D" became the self-proclaimed greatest band on Earth.
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The Bee Gees The Studio Albums 1967-1968



The Studio Albums 1967-1968 is the definitive collection of the five-piece Bee Gees lineup that rocketed to fame in the late 1960s: singing siblings Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb, and Australian instrumentalists Vince Melouney and Colin Petersen. The quintet's albums Bee Gees 1st, Horizontal, and Idea have been brilliantly revitalized, with remastered CDs of stereo and mono mixes of each title paired with second discs of rare and unreleased recordings from the period - the first time The Bee Gees have opened their vaults for extensive archival exploration.
posted by Shelia, 7:50 AM | link | 0 comments |

My Block Chicago

"My Block Chicago reminds me of why I like the music by these artists in the first place." ~ Shelia M. Goss, author & entertainment writer for e-Spire Entertainment & BellaOnline Women in Music

Last month, I mentioned the Asylum Records and MTV2 Presents My Block: Chicago "The Soundtrack." Since then I've received a copy in the mail. The CD showcases Chicago artists such as Lupe Fiasco, Twista, Shawnna, Common, etc. If you like these artists you will want to pick up the CD. Listed below is a full track listing.

I personally like the artists from Chi-town. Although I missed their performances on MTV2, I've been enjoying listening to the tracks on the CD.

Gemini "Got What You Need"
Lupe Fiasco
"I Gotcha"


Official Tracklist:
I Gotcha - Lupe Fiasco
Let's Get It Poppin' - GLC
Girl Tonight - Twista featuring Trey Songs
Candy - Gemini
Bullet - Rhymefest featuring Citizen Cope
Pills - Lupe Fiasco
Po Pimp - Do or Die featuring Twista
Gangsta - Speedknot Mobstaz
Overnight Celebrity - Twista featuring Kanye West
Hay - Crucial Conflict
Got What You Need - Gemini
In tha Chi - Shawnaa featuring Johnny P. and Syleena Johnson
Go - Common
South Side - Gemini
Money and Murder - Speedknot Mobstaz featuring Twista
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BlackMore's Night Winter Carols



Track Listing:

1. Hark The Herald Angels Sing / Come All Ye Faithful
2. I Saw Three Ships
3. Winter (Basse Dance)
4. Ding Dong Merrily On High
5. Ma-O-Tzur
6. Good King Wenceslas
7. Lord Of The Dance / Simple Gifts
8. We Three Kings
9. Wish You Were Here
10. Emmanuel
11. Christmas Eve
12. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
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