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Check Out Dolly Parton’s New Look as “The Painted Lady”

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Courtesy of NBC Publicity Dolly Parton has often joked that she patterned her look after the town trollop when she was growing up, but the country-pop legend is taking it one step further in her new TV movie. She’ll portray the character, renamed “The Painted Lady,” in the sequel to last year’s Coat of Many Colors. This week, NBC released …

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Classic Albums by Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, The Band Up for Special Canadian Music Award

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Elektra/Asylum; Reprise; CapitolThe Polaris Music Prize, established in 2006, is an annual award honoring albums by Canadian artists, based on artistic merit rather than sales. But what about all those great Canadian albums that came out before the Polaris Music Prize existed? Well, those records also get some love, courtesy of the Polaris Heritage Prize. The Heritage award, which was …

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The Eagles’ Timothy B. Schmit Says New Solo Album Is About “Trying to Live My Life to the Fullest”

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Benowen RecordsLongtime Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit‘s latest solo album, Leap of Faith, flies into stores this Friday, September 23. Schmit tells ABC Radio that he considers the record “a sister album” to his previous studio effort, 2009’s Expando, because both collections of tunes were written solely by him. While the album doesn’t necessarily have an underlying theme, Schmit says …

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Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington and Wife to Release New Collaborative Album in November

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Credit: Travis ShinnLynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington has teamed up with his wife, longtime Skynyrd backing vocalist Dale Krantz-Rossington, on a new blues- and soul-influenced album titled Take It on Faith that will hit stores November 4. The 12-track collection, which will be released under the moniker Rossington, features all-star contributions, including ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons, blues-rock veteran Delbert McClinton, …

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Olivia Newton-John to Serve as Grand Marshal of 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

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PRNewsFoto/The 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas ParadeIf you’re an Olivia Newton-John fan, you’re going to honestly love this year’s Hollywood Christmas Parade. The pop legend has been named the Grand Marshal of the 85th annual edition of the holiday event, which takes place on November 30 in Los Angeles. The festivities will get underway at 5 p.m. PT with a special …

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Chubby Checker Wants You to Observe “National Twist Day” to Fight Childhood Cancer

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Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesChubby Checker is celebrating “National Twist Day” today, September 21, and he’s teaming with non-profit Mascots for a Cure in the hope of raising money for and awareness of the battle against childhood cancer. On his Facebook page, Checker issued a “Twist Challenge” — not only trying to get as many people as possible to post videos and …

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Kenny Loggins to Receive Humanitarian Award at 2016 Little Kids Rock Benefit

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ABC/Tyler GoldenKenny Loggins will be recognized for his charitable work at the 8th annual Little Kids Rock Benefit in New York City next month, joining previously announced honoree Smokey Robinson. The “Footloose” singer will be honored with the non-profit’s Humanitarian of the Year Award for his decades of commitment to children’s causes, including his work with the Children’s Miracle Network …

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Giant John Lennon Painting to Be Erected in NYC’s Central Park Today

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Michael Putland/Getty ImagesToday, September 21, is the United Nations’ annual International Day of Peace, and one artist plans to celebrate it by erecting an enormous painting of John Lennon in New York City’s Central Park. Austin, Texas-based painter Eric Waugh‘s 2,500-square-foot “Imagine Again” will be unveiled at noon ET at Central Park’s Naumburg Bandshell. “It is my hope that people …

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Greg Lake Says New ELP Reissues “Represent the Band’s History in the Best Possible Way”

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BMGEmerson, Lake & Palmer has launched a reissue campaign that eventually will see the release of remastered versions of all of the influential prog-rock band’s albums. The initiative’s first installment, which arrived in late July, includes two-CD editions of the group’s first three albums — its 1970 self-titled debut and 1971’s Tarkus and Pictures at an Exhibition — as well …

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