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  • Marcus Anderson... And Coffee

    Saxophonist Marcus Anderson has created the ultimate music and beverage experience by merging great music with great coffee.

    Marcus has combined a new album and his own line of coffee, both titled And Coffee. Each track gives you the good feeling of relaxing at your favorite coffeehouse, sidewalk café or spending time enjoying your favorite coffee at home. Marcus brings with him great collaborations with the musical talents of guitarists Darnell “Showcase” Taylor and Matt Marshak, trumpeter Lin Roundtree, keyboardist Nicholas Cole and Midwest bassist Julian Vaughn.

    Marcus serves up musical delightful songs such as “Expresso Shot”- has the energy of a strong Espresso Shot. “Coffee Cocktails” invites listeners to enjoy a coffee cocktail when listening to Marcus playing for you, while “Vanilla Mocha” lifts and gently releases you into musical relaxation. The bonus track, Marcus’ gift to listeners, is “Passion Blend”. Listening to it is like going on an adventure, awakening all your senses.

    Purchase Marcus Anderson's And Coffee album and coffee now at his store.

     

  • Prince Dead at 57

    The artist known as Prince has died ... according to TMZ. The singer, who's full name is Prince Rogers Nelson, was 57. 

    Prince's body was discovered at his Paisley Park studio in Minnesota early Thursday morning. Multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he had passed.

    He had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his plane to make an emergency landing in Illinois. But he appeared at a concert the next day and assured his fans he was alright. His people told TMZ he was battling the flu.
    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/21/prince-dead-at-57/#ixzz46TvVy54x

  • Michael Lington Exclusives

    Michael Lington has partnered with PledgeMusic to offer unique experiences and cool stuff. 

    When you get the AccessPass you will get a digital download of the new album and automatically get access to exclusive behind the scenes photos, videos and other updates about the recording sessions and touring.

    Visit here: http://found.ee/MichaelLington_PledgeMusic

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  • Linda Ronstadt opens up about Parkinson's

    Legendary singer Linda Ronstadt recently made a rare public appearance in San Jose, Ca. KGO was at her sold out show where she discussed her Parkinson's diagnosis. 

    "I can't sing anymore. That's that. I can still sing in my brain but I can't sing. It's just the way it is. If you're going to have Parkinson's you better have a sense of humor. Because somebody wants to surprise you with Mr. Toad's wild ride -- you wake up in the morning and you have this collection of symptoms, you don't know what's going to show up," said Ronstadt.

    The show was a retrospective, focusing on memories of her successul career and how she has been coping with Parkinson's  disease.

     

  • Lenny Kravitz, Interior Designer

    Musician Lenny Kravitz has added interior designer to his resume. The Hollywood Reporter reports that his firm Kravitz Design, has been hired to handle the interior design of a luxury condo building at 75 Kenmare Street in New York. The project marks Kravitz Design’s first New York luxury condo.

    Frederik Eklund and John Gomes of Douglas Elliman will head sales, expected to price between $1.7 million to over $12 million. “We’re going after creative people, especially those with homes in more than one city,” Eklund said. The Million Dollar Listing New York star also touted a Nolita boom — it appreciated the most of any Manhattan neighborhood last year.

     

  • Janet Jackson pregnant?

    Janet Jackson has announced she will be cancelling the rest of her Unbreakable tour. She indicated it was due to doctor's orders and her desire to start a family with her husband.  See her personal message to her fans below.

     

  • Sara Bareilles- The Little Mermaid

    The classic animated Disney movie 'The Little Mermaid' will be performed live with the film and an orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl. Billboard.com reports that Sara Bareilles will play Ariel, the mermaid, and Rebel Wilson will be Ursula, the evil sea witch. The cast also includes John Stamos, Tituss Burgess, and Darren Criss. The cast will perform the songs from Disney’s The Little Mermaid as the film plays backed by a 71-piece live orchestra.

    Alan Menken, who co-wrote the music for the 1989 film, would like to tour The Little Mermaid film backed by live orchestras, but there are “no concrete plans yet,” he says. “For a lot of us, it’s wait and see how the Hollywood Bowl goes.”

    Tickets go on sale April 9 at 10 a.m Pacific Time via ticketmaster.com.

  • Saxman/ Composer Gato Barbieri Passes Away

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Latin Jazz saxophonist Leandro "Gato" Barbieri, who composed the Grammy-winning music for the steamy Marlon Brando film Last Tango in Paris and recorded dozens of albums over a career spanning more than seven decades, has died. He was 83.

    Laura Barbieri, his wife of nearly 20 years, said her husband died Saturday in a New York hospital from pneumonia. The musician recently had bypass surgery to remove a blood clot.

    The Argentine-born musician recorded some 35 albums between 1967 and 1982, when he stopped consistently making new records. He toured regularly and went on to record four more albums, including 1997's smooth jazz Que Pasa, which reached No. 2 on Billboard's contemporary jazz charts.

    Though in poor health, Barbieri, still sporting his trademark black fedora hat, had been performing monthly at the Blue Note jazz club in New York, since 2013. He last performed at the club on Nov. 23.

    Barbieri won a Grammy for best instrumental composition in 1973 for his music for Last Tango In Paris, the controversial erotic drama starring Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider that earned two Oscar nominations.

    After releasing the Last Tango album in 1972, Barbieri signed with the Impulse! label, releasing a series of mellower Latin-infused soul-jazz and jazz-pop albums, including Caliente! (1976), which included his rendition of Carlos Santana's "Europa," and four Chapter albums, which explored Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and Argentine rhythms.  "Europa" remains one of the most popular songs on Smooth Jazz radio to this day.

    In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be sent to The Reciprocity Foundation, a nonprofit that works to help homeless and foster youth in New York City.  Read about Gato's life at www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gato-barbieri-dead-last-tango-880121

  • Don Cheadle is Miles Davis

    Don Cheadle is directing and starring in MILES AHEAD, set for limited release on April 1st.  The film focuses on a small time in the legend’s career; during the downtime between his groundbreaking rock-fusion work in the early ’70s and his ’80s pop comeback. Don and trumpet player and composer Ambrose Akinmusire recently spoke to Billboard about what it took to bring the picture to the big screen.  

    Akinmusire: You may not remember this, but I was doing a record with [Davis’ longtime drummer] Jack DeJohnette about five years ago, and I looked up and you were in the sound booth. I was like, “Is that Don Cheadle?” When we got out of the session, you weren’t there anymore. Were you already doing research then?

    Cheadle: I was. It was about 10 years ago when this all began. The movie has gone through many different iterations since back when I was watching you and Jack in the studio.

    You learned to play trumpet for the role. Are you still playing? What has been the hardest thing about it?

    Yeah -- I have my trumpet with me right now. Other than making a sound that I can stomach, it’s the time away from it, how you feel like you have to start all over again every time. It’s much harder than anything I’ve ever tried before. Like with basketball, if I don’t play for a year I’ll be missing shots, but I’m not going to throw the ball over the backboard. With trumpet, if I pick it up and I haven’t been playing, it’s like, “Did I ever know how to make sound on this?”

    Yeah, man. And that doesn’t ever change. I make sure I touch that horn every 12 hours. If I skip a day and pick my horn up, it hurts for the first 30 minutes.

    Oh, my God, so I don’t have any shot! (Laughs.)

    Read the full interview on Billboard.com

  • Adele Dedicates 'Make You Feel My Love' Performance to Brussels

    At her performance at London's O2 Arena Tuesday night, Adele paid tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Belgium's capital. The singer performed an emotional rendition of "Make You Feel My Love." She dedicated the song by telling the crowd, "This is 'Make You Feel My Love' and this is for Brussels tonight. I want you to all sing it with me alright so they hear us."
     

    Read more: http://news.iheart.com/articles/trending-104650/watch-adele-dedicate-make-you-feel-14521668/#ixzz43l0I0bAA

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