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Lloyd Webber Honoured For Arts Contribution

British theatre composer and producer Andrew Lloyd Webber was one of five international stars honoured last night for his contribution to the arts.Other artists awarded the honour from the Kennedy Centre, a US organisation supporting...

By on 04 December 2006

Us Legends Honoured For Cultural Contributions

Producer STEVEN SPIELBERG was among a group of American showbiz legends who were honoured for their contribution to the arts last night.The Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in Washington DC also bestowed accolades on...

By on 04 December 2006

Kennedy Center Honours Spielberg, Parton And Robinson

STEVEN SPIELBERG, DOLLY PARTON, SMOKEY ROBINSON, SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER and ZUBIN MEHTA have been awarded Kennedy Center Honors for their lifetime contributions to the arts and American culture. US Secretary of State CONDOLEEZZA RICE...

Blige + Franklin Duet For Bobby

Soul queens MARY J BLIGE and ARETHA FRANKLIN have teamed up for the soundtrack of EMILIO ESTEVEZ's much-anticipated new movie BOBBY. The singers have recorded BRYAN ADAMS tune NEVER GONNA BREAK MY FAITH. The soundtrack...

Mills Joke Stuns Stars At Q Awards

British talk show host JONATHAN ROSS stunned the star-studded guests of the Q Music Awards in London yesterday (30OCT06), when he declared HEATHER MILLS was "a f**king liar". Awards host Ross attacked Mills - who...

Oasis, U2 And Arctic Monkeys Dominate Q Awards

OASIS, U2 and ARCTIC MONKEYS all emerged triumphant at the 2006 Q Music Awards in London today (30OCT06), taking home two awards each. Oasis was named Best Act In The World Today while the band's...

Kennedy Center To Honour Webber, Parton, Robinson And Spielberg

SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, SMOKEY ROBINSON, DOLLY PARTON, STEVEN SPIELBERG and conductor ZUBIN MEHTA have all been selected to receive this year's (06) Kennedy Center Honors. The awards will be bestowed on 2 December (06),...

Little Richard To Judge Duets

Fifties legend LITTLE RICHARD has signed up to be a judge on new US talent show CELEBRITY DUETS. British music mogul SIMON COWELL is producing the new programme for American network Fox, which, similar to...

Khan, Black And Bolton To Sing Celebrity Duets

MICHAEL BOLTON, CLINT BLACK and CHAKA KHAN are set to sing a duet with an unknown artist as part of a new reality show on US TV network Fox. CELEBRITY DUETS will debut with a...

Smokey Warns R+b Stars To Stay In Shape

Soul great SMOKEY ROBINSON is urging modern R+B stars to take care of their health after discovering you can only maintain a good voice if you're fighting fit. The I SECOND THAT EMOTION singer, who...

Gest Hopes Jackson Can Make Smokey Tribute

Music promoter DAVID GEST is hoping to persuade MICHAEL JACKSON to return to America for a tribute to soul great SMOKEY ROBINSON. Gest, who organised Jackson's one-off 30th anniversary TV special in 2001, has been...

Smokey Stuns The Stars

Veteran soul singer SMOKEY ROBINSON wowed a star-studded crowd at London's Grosvenor House hotel yesterday (24MAY06) with a rare appearance to mark his 50 years in the music industry. The TEARS OF A CLOWN star...

Gest To Reveal Jackson Secrets

LIZA MINNELLI's estranged husband DAVID GEST is planning to expose some "bombshell revelations" about MICHAEL JACKSON in his forthcoming autobiography. The concert producer, 53, has teamed up with writer MARK BEGO to collaborate on the...

Checker, Redding And Gordy Set For Top R+b Honours

CHUBBY CHECKER, the late OTIS REDDING and Motown Records founder BERRY GORDY will be among those honoured at the 14th annual R+B Foundation Pioneer Awards Ceremony in June (06). Soul group THE DELFONICS will also...

Carpenter Tribute Leaves Dionne Fighting Back Tears

THE CARPENTERS star RICHARD CARPENTER stunned pal DIONNE WARWICK by comparing her to his late sister KAREN at a Hollywood tribute show on Thursday night (26JAN06). Carpenter was a last-minute addition to the star-studded...

Gest Calls On The Stars To Pay Tribute To Warwick

LIZA MINNELLI's estranged husband DAVID GEST is planning a major tribute to DIONNE WARWICK featuring some of the world's biggest soul and gospel names. The promoter has lined up SMOKEY ROBINSON, the O'JAYS, STEVIE...

Stars Pay Tribute To Warwick

MYA, JILL SCOTT and STEVIE WONDER are among the stars set to pay tribute to DIONNE WARWICK at her upcoming 45th anniversary show. The show, which will take place at Hollywood's Kodak Theater on...

Smokey Sells Up His Dream Home

Soul legend SMOKEY ROBINSON is giving one rich fan the chance to live just like him - by selling off his Chatsworth, California, home complete with furnishings. The TEARS OF A CLOWN singer and...

Boone Adds Atkins' Last Waltz On New Album

Crooner PAT BOONE plans to release what he believes to be guitar great CHET ATKINS's last recorded performance on his upcoming 60th anniversary album. Boone co-wrote and recorded WALTZ FOR THE LONELY just before...

Stars' Sing-a-long For Elton

JOSS STONE and kd lang (corr) were among the stars honouring ELTON JOHN by performing his tunes as the British singer/songwriter was presented with an Ella Award on Monday night (10OCT05). The highlight of...

Reeves To Honour Motown Legends

Motown legend MARTHA REEVES is determined to pepper downtown Detroit with statues of Motown greats if she attains a place on the Michigan city's council. The HEATWAVE songbird, 64, insists the figurines will boost...

Smokey Launches Soul Food Line

Soul legend SMOKEY ROBINSON has teamed up with top soul food chef LEON ISAAC KENNEDY to create a new frozen food line. The duo are the men behind the new Robinson/Kennedy food line, which...

Robinson's Food Company Raises Money For Poor Kids

MOTOWN legend SMOKEY ROBINSON is urging inner-city youngsters to realise they don't have to be celebrities to be a success. The TEARS OF A CLOWN singer is raising cash through a food company he...

Robinson Fell In Love Over Shrimp

Soul singer SMOKEY ROBINSON's secret for a successful romance is a simple meal of coconut shrimp. The BEING WITH YOU star had been firm friends with his now wife FRANCES for over 20 years...

Smokey Robinson Renames Joss Stone

Soul veteran SMOKEY ROBINSON is so impressed with British singer JOSS STONE's talents, he now dubs her "ARETHA JOPLIN". Stone, 17, teamed up with Robinson to perform I SECOND THAT EMOTION at record label...

Joss Stone: I Almost Hid From Motown Greats

British soul sensation JOSS STONE was so nervous about performing alongside veterans GLADYS KNIGHT, LIONEL RICHIE and SMOKEY ROBINSON recently she nearly fled in fear. The FELL IN LOVE WITH A BOY singer, 17,...

Clapton Receives Rockwalk Honour

GRAMMY-winning musician ERIC CLAPTON has had his handprints and signature set in stone, after being inducted into Hollywood's Rockwalk yesterday (09AUG04). Clapton, 59, received a commemorative plaque and had imprints of his hands and...

Robinson In Fierce Slogan Dispute

Soul legend SMOKEY ROBINSON is being sued by a chef for trademark infringement over a catchy slogan he says he has used for years to sell soup and other food. JOHNNY "JAMBALAYA" PERCLE...

Drugs Turned Smokey Into The Walking Dead

Soul great SMOKEY ROBINSON risked his career and his voice by going on a secret drug binge. The TRACKS OF MY TEARS hitmaker, who insists he has been clean since 1986, used to sprinkle...

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