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  1. Battlefrog run gets underway in memory of journalist Steven SotloffRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | Local10.com

    Family and friends of journalist Steven Sotloff gathered for the Battlefrog obstacle course Saturday morning to honor journalist Steven Sotloff, who was killed by ISIS militants last year. FRIEND AND FAMILY OF STEVE VIN SOTLOFF ARE COMING TOGETHER THIS MORNING HOP NOR HIS MEM ROIMPLET SOUTH FLORIDA JOURNALIST WAS KIDNAPPED AND KILLED BY ISIS LAST YEAR.

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  2. Neil Diamond: From Sweet Caroline to Melody RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Canada.com

    ... music fans, it's a timeless classic. To the man who wrote it 45 years ago, with a photo of Caroline Kennedy in mind, it was a flash of brilliance that changed his life. "It's one of the most important songs I've ever written," said the 74-year-old ...

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  3. Brian Wilson's new music arrives at 'The Right Time'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Examiner.com

    Once you get past the stellar musicianship provided by Don Was, Dean Parks and Jim Keltner , the opportunity to enjoy Wilson's arrangement, along with longtime colleague Al Jardine 's voice - who continues to sound as good as he did over 40 years ago - it's pretty easy to get jazzed for the upcoming album . Al's voice lifts the song, and although it is uncredited, it sounds as though Al is joined by his son Matt Jardine, and it is also noteworthy that a third member of The Beach Boys - David Marks - plays the guitar intro and outro on the song.

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  4. Contact: Guitar Wunderkind Blake MillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Mother Jones

    The 28-year-old California native Blake Mills has been playing guitar with a singular focus since he was 10. As a high school kid he cofounded, with Taylor Goldsmith, the band Simon Dawes - which would reform as Dawes following Mill's 2007 departure. Over the years, Mills has established a rep as a top guitar talent.

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  5. Neil Diamond did not foresee the international popularity of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | NJ.com

    ... in that. Diamond -- who has worked with such famed producers as Robbie Robertson, Rick Rubin and, most recently, Don Was -- compared choosing the right producer to marriage. "You're living with that person daily and, sometimes, it's for a year and ...

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  6. Sunday Session: February 22, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | St. Louis Jazz Notes

    For your Sunday reading, some interesting music-related items that have hit StLJN's inbox over the past week: * Duke Ellington's Ode to the First Moon Landing * Steve Reich On Tape Loops, Repetition & Phasing * Critic's Notebook - Jazz singers bring new life to old standards * Narrowing the 90 Miles - How U.S.-Cuba relations may play out for musicians * Apple Doesn't Want to Compete -- It Wants to Own the Record Business * How the Music Industry Is Alienating Its Most Passionate Customers * Captain Beefheart's Failed Bid for Mainstream Success * Wizards of Sound - Retouching acoustics, from the restaurant to the concert hall * As the Village Vanguard Turns 80, It Remains New York's Most Cherished Jazz Club * Can New Orleans Save Its Brass Bands? * Don Was: Moving Blue Note Forward One Day at a Time * Jazz Saxophonist Branford Marsalis: Jay-Z Doesn't Know What He's Talking About * Too ... (more)

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  7. Jazz singers bring new life to old standardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | Pocono Record

    A British singer and piano player who emerged in the early 2000s as a precocious, messy-haired jazz star, Cullum spent the next decade inching ever closer to pop. He wrote original songs and covered "Don't Stop the Music" by Rihanna, and his previous record, 2013's beat-heavy "Momentum," was produced by Dan the Automator, known for his work with Gorillaz.

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  8. Kathy Kosins salutes great singersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | Village Life

    ... and alluring quality found in The Ladies of Cool. Kosins began singing and arranging background vocals for producer Don Was in the early 1980s, which led to her becoming one of the most sought after session singers. As a lead vocalist she recorded ...

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  9. Brian Wilson's 'The Right Time' from No Pier PressureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Examiner.com

    Once you get past the stellar musicianship provided by Don Was, Dean Parks and Jim Keltner , the opportunity to enjoy Wilson's arrangement, along with longtime colleague Al Jardine 's voice - who continues to sound as good as he did over 40 years ago - it's pretty easy to get jazzed for the upcoming album . Although it is uncredited, it does sound as though Al is doubled by his son Matt Jardine, and it is also noteworthy that a second member of The Beach Boys - David Marks - is credited as playing guitar on the track.

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  10. Brian Wilson's 'No Pier Pressure' Available for Preorder with Free Single DownloadRead the original story

    Friday Feb 20 | Guitar World

    ... Capitol Records, his original label home with The Beach Boys. Wilson reunited with longtime collaborator Joe Thomas, and was joined at Hollywood's Ocean Way Studios by talented musicians he personally invited to record with him, including his former ...

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  11. Late Night FDL: The Right TimeRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 19 | Fire Dog Lake

    ... Boys from 1962-3 and occasionally rejoined them on tour, also contributes to the song. In addition, session pros Don Was (bass), Dean Parks (guitar) and Jim Keltner (drums) are seen in the video. No Pier Pressure will be released on April 7. The ...

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  12. Brian Wilson, "The Right Time" from No Pier Pressure (2015): One Track MindRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Something Else! Reviews

    ... splash than creating one in your chest. Instead, "The Right Time," which also includes contributions by studio aces Don Was, Dean Parks and Jim Keltner, reconnects with a larger truth - and, in so doing, instantly places No Pier Pressure into a much ...

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  13. Van Morrison duets with Bobby Womack, Mavis Staples, on new albumRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Sunday Herald

    ... first single is Real Real Gone, with Michael Bubl . Duets: Re-working the Catalogue, Morrison's 35th studio album, was recorded by Don Was and Bob Rock and will be released in the UK on March 16. We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on ...

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  14. See Brian Wilson Relax With Some Beach Boys in 'The Right Time' VideoRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 19 | RollingStone

    ... adds the vocal harmonies that made him famous to the song's chorus and encourages the musicians, giving bassist Don Was a A-OK hand gesture and smiling at a story Jardine tells. Lushly orchestrated and relaxed sounding, right down to the ...

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  15. Check Out Lyric Video for Brian Wilson's New Song "The Right Time"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | WJZW-FM Washington

    ... reminiscent of their old band's. The clip also includes appearances by such well-known studio musicians as bassist Don Was , drummer Jim Keltner and guitarist Dean Parks . As previously reported, No Pier Pressure will be released on April 7. Fans ...

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  16. Van Morrison's New Duets Album Focuses on Deep CutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

    ... the title track from a 1988 Van Morrison project. Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue , Morrison's 35th studio album, was recorded in his hometown of Belfast and in London over the past year, using updated arrangements on the old songs. Don Was and Bob ...

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  17. Van Morrison enlists Michael Buble for new LPRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | ContactMusic.com

    ... extensive career, which have all been re-recorded in London and Belfast in the past year. Produced by Van along with Don Was and Bob Rock, the LP - which comes three years after 2012's 'Born to Sing: No Plan B' - will also feature the singer's ...

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  18. Men honored for saving life of stabbing victimRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | WESH-TV

    ... JEFF HOPKINS AND JOSH JULIANNEO ARE BEING CALLED HEROES. YOU SEEM LIKE RELUCTANT HEROES. WHY? WASN'T ALL ABOUT THIS. IT WAS JUST I SAW SOMEBODY IN NEED. HE SOMEBODY IN NEED AND WE JUST HAPPEN TO STOP AT THE SAME TIME IN THE SAME PLACE. JANUARY OF ...

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  19. Van Morrison Releasing New "Duets" Album Featuring Steve Winwood, Mark Knopfler and MoreRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 17 | WJZW-FM Washington

    ... is a new version of Van's 2002 "Whatever Happened to P.J. Proby ?" that Morrison recorded with Proby himself. Duets was co-produced by Van with Don Was and Bob Rock , and was recorded both in London and in Morrison's hometown of Belfast, Northern ...

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  20. Van Morrison | Duets - Re-Working The CatalogueRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | JamBase

    Steve Winwood, Joss Stone, Mavis Staples, Taj Mahal, Mark Knopfler and Natalie Cole are among the musicians who re-work some of the lesser-known gems in Van Morrison's catalogue with Van himself for the new release. The album was recorded in Belfast and London over the past year and was produced by Van along with Don Was and Bob Rock.

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