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Memorable music

from Micky , 2004-08-13

Posted on Fri, Aug. 13, 2004

Memorable music

By the Mercury News

``AFI´s 100 Years -- 100 Songs,´´ 8 tonight, Ch. 5, 46.

Actor John Travolta will host a salute and countdown of the hundred greatest songs in American movies as compiled by the American Film Institute.

The songs were selected from a ballot of 400 songs submitted to 1,500 leaders in the film and entertainment industry. Among the criteria for songs to be included in the list were their ability to capture the nation´s heart, echo beyond the walls of a movie theater, and, ultimately, stand in the collective memory for the film itself.

Among the performers interviewed will be Clay Aiken, Isaac Hayes, Paul Simon, Debbie Allen, Julie Andrews, Bette Midler, Burt Bacharach, Brian McKnight and Celine Dion.

S&G´s new live CD & DVD release posponed

from Jimmie , 2004-08-17

According to some reliable sources from Sony-Columbia/Legacy label the forthcoming S&G´s new live CD and DVD release (recorded in MSG, New York last year 2003) is postponed due to economical disagreements between S&G and the label. Sony supposed as they were the owners of old S&G catalogue they would release this new stuff automatically and under the same economical conditions as usual. However both Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel consider it as a new stuff which is not linked or related to old catalogue, so they want new economical terms. In this moments Sony and both artists managers are on conversations about this one. The label says they do not expect any news about this one until next October. It is ignored if there is no agreement what label would release this new stuff.

Paul Simon Will Rock For Freedom

from Brandy , 2004-08-17

Reed, Simon, Mos Def Rock For Freedom (taken from Billboard.com)

Lou Reed, Paul Simon and Mos Def are among the acts confirmed to perform at the Freedom Concert, sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The event will be held Oct. 4 at New York´s Avery Fisher Hall and will be produced by composer Philip Glass.

Also set to perform are Patti Smith, Nancy Griffith and Lila Downs. In addition, actor/comedian Robin Williams and actors Sean Penn and Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaall will offer spoken-word performances to illustrate landmark Supreme Court rulings in which the ACLU has played a major role.