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  • Celeb birthdays for the week of March 1-7
    March 1: Actor Robert Clary ("Hogan's Heroes") is 89. Singer Harry Belafonte is 88. Actor Robert Conrad is 80. Singer Mike D'Abo of Manfred Mann is 71. Singer Roger Daltrey is 71. Actor Alan Thicke ("Growing Pains") is 68. Actor-director Ron Howard is 61. Country singer Janis Oliver Cummins of Sweethearts of the Rodeo is […]
  • Music industry moves to Friday global album release
    The music industry has announced an agreement to release albums globally on Fridays, ending divergences among regions that have fueled piracy in an age of instant music. Thursday's decision, after nine months of consultation, is expected to go into effect by summer in the Northern Hemisphere, said Frances Moore, chief executive officer of the music […]
  • Kendall Jenner struts for Fendi, Kate Mara cozy in Max Mara
    MILAN (AP) — Shape and color engaged designers on the second day of Milan Fashion Week of womenswear previews for next autumn and winter, featuring shows by Fendi, Max Mara, Just Cavalli and Prada.
  • Sugar Ray rocker sorry for 'gruesome death' hoax
    Plenty of celebrities have been enraged by rumors of their deaths, but when a story emerged of a particularly grisly end for rocker Mark McGrath he was the one apologizing. In a PR stunt that largely fell flat, a press release Thursday announced that the lead singer of Sugar Ray -- the band popular in […]
  • ABC's Sawyer does prime-time prison special
    NEW YORK (AP) — For her first big assignment after leaving as ABC "World News Tonight" anchor, Diane Sawyer went behind bars.
  • New cable show offers sex in a box as therapy
    NEW YORK (AP) — A relationship therapy TV show that premieres Friday gives most participating couples the same prescription: Go into a modular, windowless room onstage and have sex while the studio audience waits until they're done. Not surprisingly, "Sex Box" has attracted some negative attention.

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  • Music industry moves to Friday global album release
    The music industry has announced an agreement to release albums globally on Fridays, ending divergences among regions that have fueled piracy in an age of instant music. Thursday's decision, after nine months of consultation, is expected to go into effect by summer in the Northern Hemisphere, said Frances Moore, chief executive officer of the music […]
  • 'Mad Men': Matthew Weiner Talks Midseason Finale, Music and Dream Sequences (Q&A)
    The creator and showrunner tells THR about the surprising sendoff before the AMC drama's final episodes: "I'm a person who frequently sees things that aren't there. I don't know if they're as elaborate as that, but I don't question the reality of the emotion."
  • Music streaming: free is the key
    Competing music streaming services are beginning to discover that the best way to get consumers to sign up and to start paying a monthly subscription is to offer a free tier, too. On Wednesday, Google announced that Google Play Music subscribers can now upload and store 50,000 tracks to the cloud free of charge that […]
  • Ed Sheeran wins best British record at top UK music awards
    By Liisa Tuhkanen LONDON (Reuters) - The top British music awards went to young men on Wednesday as Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith bagged the most important trophies in a star-studded Brit Awards show in London. English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was the biggest winner of the night, walking away with two of the four Brit […]
  • Thalassa Space Grows Up with Craft Beer, Live Music
    The former pool hall will become a full bar, restaurant and live music venue by the end of the year. Berkeley's nightlife scene continues to evolve (and possibly mature), with the reconfiguration of the former Thalassa space as a music venue and craft beer garden. As a result, the 12,000 square-foot space, will transform from […]
  • McCartney to headline Firefly music festival in Delaware
    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Organizers of the Delaware's Firefly Music Festival say former Beatle Paul McCartney will headline this year's event.