NEW YORK (AP) ` Justin Timberlake will induct Madonna into
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.Â¶
The ââSexybackââ singer has been working with the Material
Mom on her upcoming album, expected to be released this year.Â¶
Madonna will be among those honored March 10 at the
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan. Other inductees include
Leonard Cohen, John Mellencamp, The Dave Clark Five, The
Ventures and Little Walter.Â¶
Tom Hanks will induct The Dave Clark Five, the '60s British
pop band behind the hit ââGlad All Over.ââ Billy Joel will pay
tribute to Mellencamp, and Lou Reed will honor Cohen.Â¶
Ben Harper will induct Little Walter, who produced 14 Top 10
hits on the R&B charts before his death in 1968 at 37. John
Fogerty will induct The Ventures, whose hits include ââWalk
Don't Runââ and ââHawaii Five-O.ââÂ¶
Singer-songwriter Jerry Butler will induct Kenny Gamble and
Leon Huff, founders of the Philadelphia International record
label that collaborated with R&B artists such as Butler, The
O'Jays, Patti LaBelle and Lou Rawls.Â¶
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Though Akron Duo The Black Keys next album Attack & Release isn't due until April, the duo has posted a new track Strange Times on their myspace page.
Area fans with decent memories may recognize the song as one of the tunes the band played during their December concert at The Civic Theatre.
Dig the synths and the more fleshed out arrangement.To read more or comment...
The 2008 Tri-C JazzFest lineup has been announced.
the 2008 festival will run from April 17-27 and will be a salute to "American Classics" and will feature several of the guest artists paying tribute to legends including Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye and Billy Holiday
The lineup includes:
Natalie Cole, John Pizzarelli & The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra paying tribute to Frank Sinatra, Nnenna Freelon paying tribute to Billy Holiday , Jason Miles paying tribute to Marvin Gaye and Motown, Rick Braun and Richard Elliot,The Joshua Redman Trio, The,Vijay Iyer Quartet, The Marcus Roberts Trio, Eddie Backus, Sr., The JD Allen Trio,The Ernie Krivda Trio, and Dominick Farinacci.
Hey, let's give Amy Winehouse hand collective hooray for pulling it together to show us all that she's there's still a an interesting singer and pop star under all that train wreck.
And she gets Record of the Year (and three others at this point) for the now ironic REHAB and looks completely shocked by her win.To read more or comment...
From the fine folks at Playhouse Square
Health problems have forced the iconic folk trio of Peter, Paul & Mary to cancel their Playhouse Square May 17th show (which had been rescheduled following a postponement of their Nov. 2, 2007 booking due to Mary Traversâ back surgery).
A spokesperson for the trio stated thatâ¦ âMary Travers has undergone two back surgeries. While her doctors anticipate a full recovery, the healing process is taking longer than hoped. On her doctor's advice, regrettably, the Trio will have to cancel their upcoming concerts.âTo read more or comment...