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Josh Groban’s Departure From Broadway Felt At The Box Office

Question: How much of a marquee star is Josh Groban? Answer: About half a million dollars a week, based on the Broadway box office numbers logged by “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” in its first batch of

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What’s Next For Josh Groban After The Great Comet? A Coffee Table Book Of Course!

Josh Groban will retell the experience of acting in the Tony-nominated Broadway debut in ‘Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812’ in words and pictures in a new coffee table book; Stage to Stage: My Journey to Broadway. He

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Paul McCartney Finally Secures Rights To Beatles Songs

In 1969, Paul McCartney and John Lennon attempted to buy Northern Songs, which was the original publisher of the Beatles catalog, but lost out to ATV Music. Some 15 years later, ATV Music went up for sale, offering yet another

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Tony Bennett To Be Honored With The Gershwin Prize For Popular Song

Tony Bennett’s chart-topping career spans seven decades. His interpretations of great American standards have put him in the history books and now he’s being honoured by The Library of Congress with this year’s Gershwin Prize for popular song. The lifetime

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Song Writer Burt Bacharach Turns 89 Today!

Happy birthday to one of the greatest living song writers! Burt Bacharach was born today in 1928, which makes him 89. The songwriter, pianist and arranger has written hundreds of hit songs, including “The Look of Love”, “This Guy’s in

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[Video] The Oddest Music Instrument I’ve Ever Seen

While doing some research for an upcoming night in The Lounge, I came across the oddest musical instrument I have ever seen. Presenting the glass armonica, invented by none other than Benjamin Franklin. When Ben patented his new musical device

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Happy Birthday Engelbert Humperdinck!

Happy 81st birthday to Arnold George Dorsey, born on May 2nd, in Madras, India in 1936, when the country was still under British rule. His family moved to Leicester, England when he was 10 and he soon started showing an interest

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[Video] Expo 67 Opened 50 Years Ago Today

Today marks a significant anniversary. Fifty years ago today, the 1967 International and Universal Exposition or Expo 67, as it was commonly known, opened officially to the public. The Category One World’s Fair was held in Montreal, from April 27th

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[Video] Happy Birthday Barbra Streisand!

One of the most successful personalities in show business is celebrating her birthday today! Barbra Streisand was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 24th in 1942. She was raised in a middle-class family and grew up dreaming of becoming

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[Video] Former Main Ingredient Lead Singer Cuba Gooding Sr Found Dead

Sad news. Sad circumstances too, by the sound of it. Cuba Gooding Sr, the lead singer of 70s soul group Main Ingredient and father of actor Cuba Gooding Jr, has died at the age of 72. Gooding Sr was found

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[Video] Cutting The Rug With Nellia & Dietmar

Get your groove on! A video of an elderly German couple is going viral after they showed off some mad dancing skills. 64 year old Nellia Ehrentraut, and her 70 year old husband Dietmar, certainly cut a rug with their

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Barry Manilow Opens Up About His Sexuality

Barry Manilow has been talking to the media this week, explained his longstanding reluctance to come out as gay, after secretly tying the knot with Garry Kief, his manager and longtime love. In 2015, the news broke that Barry and Gary

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City Of Ottawa Proclaims “Elvis Presley Day”

It’s Elvis Presley Day in Ottawa! Mayor Jim Watson made the proclamation to recognize the anniversary of The King’s performance in the Nation’s Capital on April 3, 1957. That ties in nicely with a concert Tuesday at the National Arts

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Happy 95th Birthday to Doris Day!

We’re shining the birthday spotlight on Doris Day tonight in The Lounge – the most popular and acclaimed singers of the 20th century. She was born Doris Mary Ann Von Kapplehoff in Cincinnati, Ohio, on this day in 1922. Her

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Dame Vera Lynn Will Celebrate Her 100th Birthday Later This Month!

“The Forces’ Sweetheart” – renowned World War II singer Vera Lynn will celebrate her birthday on March 20th by becoming the first singer in history to release a new album at age 100! “Vera Lynn 100” will feature her original

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