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  1. Kenny G Says He Basically Invented the Starbucks FrappuccinoRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | TIME.com

    You probably haven't thought about Kenny G in a while, but here's some fun new information about him: the smooth jazz legend says he's basically the reason Starbucks Frappuccinos exist. In a recent interview with Bloomberg , Mr. G reflected on his early days as one of Starbucks' first investors, when the store sold nothing but coffee.

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  2. Portland's most iconic dishes: Restaurant CrawlRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    ... sandwich, peanut butter and mayonnaise, mostly gone but not forgotten. ( Garden & Gun ) Pied piper: Smooth jazz man Kenny G claims to have had a hand in inventing the frappuchino. ( Bloomberg , via Eater ) No wrong answer: I had fun hashing out this ...

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  3. An Evening With Michael BoltonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Scoop

    ... songwriter, Michael has written for more than 100 artists and penned #1 hits for Barbra Streisand, Cher, KISS, Kenny G and Laura Branigan, collaborated with Lady Gaga, Ne-Yo and Dianne Warren and is one of the few to have co-written with Bob Dylan, ...

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  4. Kenny G Says You Can Thank Him for Starbucks FrappuccinosRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Spin

    How will Kenny G be remembered by history? Will he be honored for his contributions to smooth jazz, or for being a weirdly ubiquitous figure in Chinese culture ? Or, as he recently revealed, will he be hailed as the man responsible for Starbucks FrappuccinosA ? In an interview with Bloomberg , G-unit explained that he was an early investor in the coffee company, ever since his uncle introduced him to founder Howard Schultz. And Kenny G is a man with ideas.

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  5. Kenny G Clears The Air On The 'Misinterpreted' Photo At Hong Kong ProtestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Switched

    Though he may not be the platinum-album powerhouse he once was in this country, iconic jazz musician and noted hair pioneer Kenny G has found a rabid and gargantuan fan base in China. So it's understandable if the 58-year-old doesn't want to ruffle any feathers there.

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  6. Kenny G "Partially Responsible" for Creating Starbucks FrappuccinoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | E! Online

    Kenny G helped bring saxophones, smooth jazz and adult contemporary to the mainstream, and apparently, he also helped get sweet, sugary coffee beverages into Starbucks. Specifically? The Frappuccino ! The 59-year-old musician talked to Bloomberg News Tuesday about investing in the Seattle-based coffee chain early on thanks to a tip from his uncle.

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  7. Is Kenny G Responsible for the Starbucks Frappuccino?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Billboard

    "Part of the reason that they did Frappuccino was people like me giving them that kind of feedback," he says. Kenny G : saxophone god, adult contemporary icona blended beverage visionary? The best-selling jazz musician claims in a new interview that he is at least partially responsible for bringing the Frappuccino, a frozen coffee drink, to Starbucks back in the 1990s.

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  8. Kenny G’s new album? Blame it on the bossa novaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | Seattle Times

    The sax man's newest album, the pop-tinged "Brazlian Nights," is not what you might expect, writes critic Paul de Barros. Kenny G's music usually rings notoriously false, but his new bossa nova album comes across as surprisingly earnest.

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  9. Kenny GRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Dallas Observer

    ... totally true - but we know you know him and love him, if not just for his weird, curly hair. And luckily for you, Kenny G is joining the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra to play the hits that made him everyone's favorite sax player. We're talking about ...

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  10. Kenny G pooh-poohed a Depends commercial -- and 6 other random factsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Dallas Morning News

    You probably think you know enough about Kenny G. That's understandable. The G-Man's vanilla-smooth jazz was so ubiquitous in the '90s that he turned into a cultural punch-line and inspired a level of musical hatred rivaled by no one except maybe Michael Bolton.

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  11. Weekend happenings: January 22 - 26, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Examiner.com

    ... of the wine glass. Ticket will include class, 5 wine tastings and a complete set (4 glasses) of crystal stemware. Kenny G will be performing his soothing sounds with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. To purchase tickets, call (817) 665-6000. ...

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  12. The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa Introduces The Grooves at the WestinRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | OnlinePRNews

    World-class musicians in jazz and R&B genres perform under the stars: Hiroshima, David Benoit, Phil Perry, Jessy J, Brian Simpson, Gregg Karukas, Michael Paulo Online PR News 20-January-2015 Rancho Mirage, CA The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa debuts "Grooves at the Westin," featuring world-class musicians. With over 25 chart topping records and several Grammy nominations, David Benoit and special guest Phil Perry open the series February 14. Benoit has thrilled audiences with his unique piano style and beautiful compositions, having performed with Kenny G, Dave Koz, Faith Hill, David Sanborn, Brian McKnight and others; and at The White House for Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

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  13. New "Frozen" Game Lets You Deliver Anna's Baby...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | American Baby

    ... kiddo's gender is, since his/her genitalia is concealed by a trio of pink flowers. This is as inexplicable as the Kenny G slow jazz playing in the surgery suite. Is she delivering in a spa?) Finally, the happy family is together, and they look ...

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  14. Jamaicaa s affair with foreign musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | Jamaica Observer

    ... The list includes Al Green, Kenny Rogers, Air Supply, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Billy Ocean, Al Jarreau, Kenny G, Mary J Blige, and Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds. Barnett -- who is a disc jockey on radio station Kool FM -- was promoter of the ...

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  15. Saxophonist Kenny G to Appear on TODAY & More in Support of New Studio AlbumRead the original story

    Friday Jan 9 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Kenny G, one of the most successful artists in music history is set for yet another career milestone in support of his fourteenth studio album Brazilian Nights, due out January 27, 2015 via Concord Records. The renowned saxophonist will make a series of major media appearances the week of release including NBC's The Today Show, The Weather Channel's Wake Up With Al, MSNBC's Morning Joe and HuffPost Live.

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  16. Therea s a Japanese Girl Group with a Song Titled a oeWest PhillyaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 | Phillymag.com

    ... jazz, the J-pop sub-genre of city pop, and Muzak - a.k.a. elevator music (think easy listening and deliciously corny Kenny G saxophone riffs). Still, their sound extends even beyond that: "Foolish" features the kind of drive-by hip-hop groove of ...

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  17. SN&R's playlist issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 | NewsReview.com

    ... nasty traffic jam on Business 80 (good luck with that one - it's going to take more mellow horns than Yanni and Kenny G could order up on their best days). But here's the weird thing: Most of us don't go looking for a specific song. We're happy to ...

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  18. Tonight in Music: Dead Moon, Grammies, Petty Fever & MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 3 | The Pordland Mercury

    ... pretty awesome music as Grammies. Bernstein's horn sounds like a Max Headroom-type computer-degenerated version of Kenny G, and drummer Dan Sutherland pounds out mind-bending polyrhythms and stuttering breaks. The result - as evidenced on their ...

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  19. Kenny G's Seattle ChildhoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | Wall Street Journal

    Saxophonist Kenny Gorelick, 58, known professionally as Kenny G, has recorded 14 studio albums, including his latest, "Brazilian Nights" , due out Jan. 27. He spoke with Marc Myers. I'm probably the only person in Los Angeles who loves when it rains here.

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  20. Kenny G's Seattle ChildhoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | Wall Street Journal

    Saxophonist Kenny Gorelick, 58, known professionally as Kenny G, has recorded 14 studio albums, including his latest, "Brazilian Nights" , due out Jan. 27. He spoke with Marc Myers. I'm probably the only person in Los Angeles who loves when it rains here.

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