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The MITCH RYDER Conversation

By at 26 November, 2018, 2:33 am

Hollywood (Herald de Paris) ‚ÄĒ ¬†¬†Of the many gifts given to the world by the Detroit music scene, from the compositions of Duke Ellington to the raw punk power of The Stooges and Hall of Fame nominees The MC5, one of the most enduring has been the unforgettable voice of Mitch Ryder. Whether performing with […]

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INTERVIEW: Rock and Roll’s Hall of Fame’s Bill Bruford, of King Crimson and Genesis

By at 22 July, 2018, 11:42 pm

By Dr. Alan Carlos Hernandez HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) ‚ÄĒ¬† Former Yes, King Crimson and Genesis drum master, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Bill Bruford has a new box set Bruford 1977-1980: Bruford is perhaps most famous for having revolutionized drumming through the use of Simmons electronic drums and his melodic drumming, though in […]

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Music Legends Enthrall at White House

By at 14 October, 2015, 10:44 pm

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A Photo Essay by Anna Wilding
WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) — A crowd of excited and musically gifted Middle School students, from three schools in Maryland and Virginia, gathered to greet First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House today to mark the 50th Anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts.
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On stage to celebrate with the First Lady, and to give their valuable time to the children by way of helping them to compose a Song, were Motown legend, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and Kennedy Center Honoree Smokey Robinson, multi Grammy Award Winner Esperanza Spalding, Grammy Nominee Troy “Trombone Shorty”Andrews, one of hip hop’s first pioneers and the former President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy MC Lyte, and three-time Grammy Winner Keb’ Mo’.

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HBO LATINO¬ģ TO AIR AWARD WINNING MUSIC FILM ‚ÄúTHE POET OF HAVANA‚ÄĚ BASED ON RENOWNED CUBAN SINGER-SONGWRITER CARLOS VARELA ON OCTOBER 23

By at 3 October, 2015, 1:38 pm

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New York, NY‚ÄĒSeptember, 23, 2015‚ÄĒ The Poet of Havana pulls back the curtain on internationally renowned Cuban singer, songwriter, and lyricist Carlos Varela as he celebrates his 30th anniversary as an artist. Filmed in Havana, this moving documentary reveals how Varela was influenced by his country, politics and people, and how he has influenced them […]

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THAILAND, CHINA: Violinist Vanessa Mae’ ski ban lifted

By at 20 June, 2015, 10:21 am

THAILAND, CHINA: Violinist Vanessa Mae’ ski ban lifted The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday overturned a four-year ban from competing in skiing imposed on renowned violinist Vanessa Mae when she was accused of manipulating results. The 36-year-old pop violinist and longtime skier, Vanessa Mae, represented Thailand, in Krvavec, Slovenia, in January. Creative […]

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NOMINEES COMMON AND JOHN LEGEND TO PERFORM TOGETHER AT THE OSCARS¬ģ

By at 28 January, 2015, 1:10 am

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LOS ANGELES, CA ‚Äď Musical artists Common and John Legend will perform their Oscar¬ģ-nominated song ‚ÄúGlory‚ÄĚ at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. ‚ÄúCommon and John Legend are artists who have always lifted […]

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Music Legend Dionne Warwick … duets with granddaughter Cheyenne

By at 23 December, 2014, 2:08 am

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Iconic soul singer Dionne Warwick became a superstar with early hits like Walk On By and I Say a Little Prayer and later with albums like Dionne and Heart Breaker. Regarding her musical longevity she says, ‚ÄúI really attribute it to remaining who I am and not jumping ship, being completely cognizant of what the people … are accustomed to hearing from me.”
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One of Ms. Warwick’s latest endeavors is working with her granddaughter, Cheyenne Elliott to release the Narada Michael Walden produced singles and an EP in 2015.
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According to Herald de Paris friend Walden, ‚ÄúA brand new star has appeared on the US music scene; her name is Cheyenne Elliott.‚ÄĚ
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In early 2014, producer Walden discovered her impressive vocal talent and invited her out to Tarpan Studios in San Rafael, California, where Whitney, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey and many other artists recorded some of their biggest hits. Cheyenne was signed to Narada’s Tarpan Records. She will initially release a string of dance music mixes in the winter of 2014-15. Her debut EP is slated for release in early 2015.
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Cheyenne is following in the socially conscious footsteps of her grandmother, whose 1985 charitable recording of ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs What Friends Are For‚ÄĚ raised awareness and funds all over the world to help people suffering from the plight of AIDS.
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Cheyenne is also featured on Dionne’s brand new release Feels So Good.

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One Direction introduces newest member, Ray Fraker, at AMA’s

By at 24 November, 2014, 11:02 pm

HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) — ¬†Billboard was quick to catch the scoop backstage at the AMA’s last night, about the newest member of One Direction, Ray Fraker. ¬†The lovable former rock and roll concert producer joined the group for their backstage interviews, at the guys’ insistence, last night in Hollywood. ¬†Who is Ray Fraker? ¬†The […]

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Robert Levon Been

By at 27 October, 2014, 1:42 am

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HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) — Robert Been is an American indie rock bass guitarist, guitarist, and singer. He is currently a member of the Los Angeles-based band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. He is the son of Michael Been of The Call and appeared as bassist on his father’s 1994 solo album On the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough.
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Robert Been used the pseudonym ‘Robert Turner’ on Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s first two records in an attempt not to be linked to his father. He later dropped this identity when promoting their third album Howl. In 2013, BRMC covered his father’s song Let The Day Begin on their album Specter at The Feast. Later that year he appeared in two concerts with a reunited The Call, taking his father’s place on bass and vocals.
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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club was formed in 1998, originally called The Elements. After discovering that another band had the same name, the members changed the name to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, after Marlon Brando’s motorcycle gang in the 1953 film The Wild One.

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The Eclectic and Amazing Skateboard Icon turned Musician, Tommy Guerrero

By at 20 October, 2014, 12:25 am

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By Dr. Al Carlos Hernandez, Special Contributor to the Herald de Paris HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) — ¬†As a teenager, Tommy Guerrero was one of the most prominent members of the¬†Bones Bregade, Powell Peralta’s¬†professional skateboarding¬†team that was successful during the 1980’s. He was well known for his relaxed style in street skateboarding and his¬†Bones Brigade¬†footage […]

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