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Congratulations to Randy Newman, winner of the PRS for Music Special International Award at the 58th Ivor Novello Awards in London last night. The awards, which honor excellence in music writing, are presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and judged by the writing community. Peter Gabriel presented Newman with his award at the ceremony. The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, at which Newman was inducted into the Hall of Fame last month, will be presented on HBO this Saturday night.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News TelevisionTelevisionMonday, May 13, 2013|0 commentsAudra McDonald's Lincoln Center Gala Concert "Absolutely Thrilling," Raves New York Times; Airs May 24 on PBS
Audra McDonald, whose first solo album in seven years, Go Back Home, is due May 21, performed songs from the album and more at Lincoln Center's spring gala last week. The concert will be telecast on PBS presented by Live From Lincoln Center on May 24. "Absolutely thrilling," raves the New York Times' Stephen Holden. "The very sound of the word 'thrilling,' with its suggestion of an embedded trill, evokes qualities inherent in Ms. McDonald’s soprano, which seemed to unfurl in ever-richer textures as she imbued songs with a sense of bursting possibility ... A defining voice of our time."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News Reviews TelevisionTelevisionWednesday, May 8, 2013|0 comments
Iron and Wine was the musical guest on Conan last night. Singer-songwriter Sam Beam and his band performed "Low Light Buddy of Mine" off their Nonesuch Records debut album, Ghost on Ghost. They also gave a web-exclusive performance of two other album tracks, "Caught in the Briars / Sundown." Watch the performances here. Iron and Wine kicks off an eight-city US tour at the Bottle Rock Napa Valley festival in Napa, California, this Saturday, followed by a run of shows along the East Coast with special guests The Secret Sisters.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video TelevisionTelevisionMonday, April 29, 2013|0 comments
Iron and Wine was the musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Friday night. Singer-songwriter Sam Beam and his band gave what Consequence of Sound calls a "spirited rendition of 'Grace for Saints and Ramblers,'" a track off the new album Ghost on Ghost. They also gave a web-exclusive performance of another album track, "Grass Widows." Watch both performances here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News TelevisionTelevisionFriday, April 26, 2013|0 comments
Iron and Wine is the musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC tonight at 12:35 AM. Sam Beam and his band perform “Grace for Saints and Ramblers,” off the just-released album Ghost on Ghost. Beam stopped by New York public radio station WNYC yesterday to perform a few songs from Ghost on Ghost on Soundcheck and talk with host John Schaefer about the new album, which was recorded over two weeks in Brooklyn. You can listen to the complete episode, including solo acoustic performances of three album tunes, here.