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  • k.d. lang to Perform on the "Tonight Show" Tonight

    The US leg of k.d. lang's Watershed tour ended earlier this week with two shows at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, but today offers two chances to catch k.d. on TV.

    Tune in to Live with Regis & Kelly this morning for an encore broadcast of k.d.'s recent performance on the show. And tonight, k.d. and the band will perform live on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

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    The Oregonian: k.d. lang Performance "Simply Outstanding"

    This past weekend, k.d. lang's Watershed tour arrived in Portland, Oregon, for two sold-out performances at the Aladdin Theater, which the Oregonian sums up in one word,"wow," elaborating: "Her voice is simply amazing, controlled and powerful and rich, without seeming labored or strained ... She was simply outstanding." k.d. performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this Friday.

  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer: k.d. lang Finds "Secret Chord" That Pleased the Crowd

    This week, k.d. lang brought her Watershed tour to the West Coast, starting with two sold-out performances in Seattle. The Post-Intelligencer points to "the secret chord" referenced in Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," to explain: "That's just what fellow Canadian k.d. lang seems to have found ... Watershed, her aptly named new CD, finds lang achieving an effortless-sounding blend of the personal and the artistic, while adding Brazilian accents to her resolute torch and twang."

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    Seattle Times: k.d. lang's Latest Is "Incredibly Lovely"

    The tour continues for k.d. lang with two stops on the East Coast this weekend before heading west for two nights in Seattle. The Seattle Times says her new album, Watershed, "feels both reverent and fresh." A culmination of the many styles of music k.d. has incorporated into her repertoire over the years, Watershed also features k.d.'s famous voice, here "delicately restrained, smoky and intimate," says the Times. "The result is faintly nostalgic, incredibly lovely and seemingly effortless." The Seattle Post-Intelligencer calls Watershed "a dreamy, laid-back exploration of romance and passion."

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    k.d. lang Shares the Rewards of Travel

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    knows a thing or two about travel. She's been making her way around the world touring in support of her new album, Watershed, which brings her to Clearwater, Florida, tonight, and will have taken her from Glasgow, Scotland, through Sydney, Australia, to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in her native Canada, before winding down this summer. The spring issue of Out Traveler magazine features an interview with k.d., in which she shares a few travel secrets and favorite spots from around the world, as well as the impact her travels have had on her music-making.
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    NY Times: k.d. lang Brings One of the World's Most Beautiful Voices to Tour

    Last night, k.d. lang played the final performance of her three-night residency at New York City's Allen Room as part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook series. The New York Times posits that the Canadian singer's inclusion in an American-themed series may stem from the reputation she earned through her collaboration with Tony Bennett as "one of the two or three great under-50 interpreters of American popular standards." lang is "possessed of one of the world's most beautiful and steady pop voices."

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    Times (UK): k.d. lang's New Album "Marks the Return of a Singular Talent to the Top of Her Game"

    "How blissful, on a grey January day, to slip a crisp new disc into the stereo and find the silver lining to all these gloomy clouds." For the Telegraph (UK)'s Helen Brown, that silver lining is k.d. lang's latest Nonesuch release, Watershed. Brown calls this "beautiful album" "a stunning achievement." She writes:

    [k.d.'s] elegant, intelligent voice shines like shafts of sunlight through clear, bright skies of melody and twinkling, shifting rhythms. It's better even than her biggest selling, 1992 album, Ingénue.

  • SF Chronicle Recommends k.d. lang Performance in March

    The San Francisco Chronicle suggests that folks who'll be in the Bay Area March 25-26 pick up tickets for the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, where k.d. lang will perform songs from her upcoming Nonesuch release, Watershed, and "confirm she's in possession of the most sweeping, romantic, lovely voice in all of pop."

    To read the Chronicle listing, visit sfgate.com. For more tour information, click here.

  • k.d. lang Talks to Billboard About Recording New Album

    With Watershed, k.d. lang's first record of new, original tunes in almost a decade, set for release on February 5, k.d. tells Billboard.com a bit about the recording process and explains why she took on the added role of producing the new album. For her, it was all a natural part of the creative process this time around. It also meant greater mobility, allowing her to record in a number of different places, to capture the inspiration of the songs.

    To read the interview, visit billboard.com.

  • 2008 American Songbook Series to Feature k.d. lang, Punch Brothers

    Lincoln Center has announced the 2008 season of its popular American Songbook series, with tickets on sale to the public Thursday, October 25. Highlights of the season include three nights with k.d. lang, February 26–28, and an evening with Punch Brothers on February 20. Also featured are two shows on January 26 with Broadway star Kelli O'Hara, who earned a Tony nomination for her performance in Adam Guettel's Light in the Piazza .

    For more information on these events and the complete American Songbook series, visit lincolncenter.org.