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The Black Keys will perform on NBC's Saturday Night Live on December 3, just days before the release of their latest album, El Camino, due out December 6. This is the band's second time this year as musical guests on the show, a "rare distinction," says Rolling Stone, which broke the news in an exclusive this morning. Steve Buscemi will host. The Black Keys will perform at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas extravaganza in LA on December 11; tickets go on sale tomorrow morning.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News TelevisionTelevisionMonday, November 14, 2011|0 comments
Randy Newman, whose new live performance CD+DVD Live in London is out now, made his Austin City Limits TV debut this past weekend with an hour-long episode on PBS. You can watch the first 20 minutes of the episode here and the complete show at video.pbs.org, available until December 10. The Independent and the Daily Mail give Live in London four stars; the Sunday Times calls it "essential listening for anyone who cares about the art of songwriting."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video TelevisionTelevisionThursday, November 10, 2011|0 comments
Randy Newman, whose new live performance CD+DVD Live in London was released this week, is set to make his Austin City Limits television debut when the show presents an episode dedicated exclusively to his work this Saturday, November 12, on PBS stations across the US. The set list features 17 songs from throughout Newman's career, including "Short People," "Political Science," and "You Can Leave Your Hat On." Read the complete set list and watch Newman's ACL performance of "You've Got a Friend in Me" here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video TelevisionTelevisionTuesday, November 8, 2011|0 comments
The Carolina Chocolate Drops are featured on the new documentary Give Me the Banjo, which premiered on PBS on Friday night and is now available online. Narrated by Steve Martin, Give Me the Banjo is a musical odyssey through 300 years of American history and culture by way of the banjo. Watch Carolina Chocolate Drops member Rhiannon Giddens perform a song from the film here. On a very different note, the band has launched a cookie recipe contest with proceeds from sales of the winning cookies donated to the Food Bank of North Carolina.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video TelevisionTelevisionThursday, October 13, 2011|0 comments
Randy Newman is the guest on this week's episode of On Canvas, the performing arts program from Philadelphia public television station WHYY. Newman's performance was recorded at the Scottish Rite Theatre in Collingswood, New Jersey, shortly before the release of his latest album, Songbook Vol. 2. Philadelphia-area fans can tune in tonight at 10 PM ET on WHYY. Fans around the world can watch the complete episode online starting Friday morning. Watch Newman perform "I'm Dead But I Don't Know It" in a preview of the show here.