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2016 4-H Livestock Show and Sale

The road crew from Classic hits 92.5 KVPI will be broadcasting live on remote this Saturday from 12-2 at the Chauncey Pitre Ag Arena for the 2016 4-H Evangeline Parish Livestock Show and Sale. KVPI's Stephanie Ware and Carly Chaumont will be there covering it and talking with the agents and some of the exhibitors. Come join us.


Make Plans to Attend the Savoy Cancer Mardi Gras Social Feb. 8

Make plans to attend the 10th annual Mardi Gras social across from Fred's Lounge on Sixth Street in Mamou Mardi Gras eve at the plaza "La Cabon" for the benefit of the Savoy Cancer Foundation to help pay expenses for cancer patients. Tickets  available at Savoy Cancer Center at 468-3099 and talk to Natalie. Enjoy the great food, adult beverages, party atmosphere, live music from De Ja Vu and a live auction.


Join Steph in the Non-Blonde Cafe Tuesday Morning for a Special Interview

 

 

Tuesday morning on the Non-Blonde Cafe, Steph will have WENDY LEIGH, author of BOWIE: THE BIOGRAPHY on the show.


Join us in Celebrating the Birthday of Elvis with our Elvis CD Giveaway

Join us Friday night 6-midnight for the Party Time Show as we spotlight The King for his birthday on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI!


Get Ready To Win in the Non Blonde Cafe this Holiday


Enjoy the Sounds of the Season now through Christmas Day on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI


Turkey Shoot Contest

 

Classic Hits 92.5 is giving you a chance to win a turkey for Thanksgiving. Starting today, we are running our Turkey Shoot contest. Whenever you hear the hear the shotgun blast, call us up on the contest line at 506-2444 and be caller five. Our DJ will put you on the air and join you in a special turkey hunt. Be careful, you may end up shooting another critter. Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI.


Win a free download of the new Lynyrd Skynyrd live Album


The Legends of Swamp Pop Show tickets will be given away Friday on Classic Hits 92.5

Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI will qualify listeners Friday to give away five sets of tickets for the Swamp Pop Revue show at Paragon Casino Saturday November 28. Just call us up and be caller five when you hear Johnnie Allan's whistle sound at 506-2444. Our drawing is set for 3;00pm Friday. One caller per family and you must 21 or older. The show will feature Johnie Allan, Tommy McLain, Warren Storm, T.K. Hulin, G G Shinn, Willie Tee, Cypress and Louisiana Express. Good luck from Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI.


Get Ready To Win Tickets to the K C and the Sunshine Band Concert at Paragon Casino

 

Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI  is giving our lucky listeners a chance to win tickets to attend one of the hottest dance bands of the 1970's: K C and the Sunshine Band. Beginning now,  you can qualify  for our big drawing  on Friday  by texting the word "KC" to our text to win number at 337-459-6021. One qualifier per family. You must be 21 or older to qualify. We will draw the names of five winners Friday at noon where each winner  will win a pair of tickets to the November  13 show  at Paragon Casino. Good luck from the station that has more winners: Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI!

 

 

 


Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI Monster Mash. Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween from Elvis and the LaSalle Street Undertakers

Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI had a visit from Elvis and the LaSalle Undertakers today. Be watching for their new video coming out in the next few days in time for Halloween on Facebook, Twitter and our other sites.


Listen to Halloween themed hits all this week and all day Halloween Day on Classic Hits 92.5

Tune in all this week as we air Halloween themed songs. All day Saturday, we will program hit songs from our Halloween Hall of Hits with Josh in the morning and Carly i n the afternoon. Happy Halloween!!!


2015 Louisiana Cotton Festival This Week and KVPI will be there

COTTON FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

OCTOBER 18, 2015

 

    The 62nd Annual Louisiana Cotton Festival kicks off tonight and runs all the way through Sunday at the civic center grounds in Ville Platte.

     Tonight (Monday)  at 6:30 it is the Contredanse (French Square Dance) and the Crowning of the King and Queen of Heritage Manor Nursing Home. Admission $5 adults and $2 for children. KVPI FM will be there for the broadcast of the event.

    Tuesday at 3:30pm, it is the 4-H Cotton Food Fest inside the civic center with judging beginning at 4;00pm and at  4:00pm, it is the 4-H Cotton Picking Pet Show in the Civic Center Pavilion. KVPI FM with Becky and Emily will be there broadcasting live for the Pet show at 4:00pm.

    Wednesday and Thursday- Carnival Bracelet Hours from 5-10pm.

     Friday- Only day where there is an admission charge for the fairgrounds $6 adults and children 13 and up and $2 for kids 12 and under. 1-5pm- Carnival bracelet hours; Street Dance- 6:0pm- Ashton Dupre; 8:00pm- Chubby Carrier and 90 Degrees West- 90 Degrees West.

   Saturday- Bracelet Hours at carnival from 1-5pm; 5:30pm- Coronation of the new Cotton Festival Queen to replace Queen Cotton Karlee Farris and the crowning of the Cotton Festival King- Troy Hebert, Commissioner of Alcohol and Tobacco Control. Col. Cotton-Brenda Saucier; Angie Rozas- Grand Parade Marshal. Admission $5 per person at the civic center.

   Sunday- 8:30am- Cotton Harvest Mass at Our Lady Queen of All Saints; 12 Noon- Grand Parade of Cotton starting at Citizens Bank to Sacred Heart on Main Street; 1-5pm- Bracelet Day at Carnival; 2;00pm- Running of the Tournoi at Industrial Park. Admission $5. Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI with Stephanie and Carly will be broadcasting the Tournoi live.


KVPI Will Give 2 Lucky Listeners A Pair of Tickets to The 13th Gate and Necropolis in Baton Rouge Each Week Until Halloween

It's that time of the year again!! KVPI will give 2 lucky listeners a pair of tickets to The 13th Gate and Necropolis in Baton Rouge each week until Halloween. Are you ready to be scared out of your skin? Then, LIKE the Facebook post, SHARE it with others, and COMMENT "SCARED" on the post. Good Luck from all of us here at KVPI.


Join Us For Our Album of The Week Spotlight This Saturday, October 3rd

Join us this Saturday, October 3rd from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. for our Album Of The Week Spotlight. Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI FM will spotlight Fleetwood Mac's Rumors album. We hope you join us Saturday. We will air all the hits from each week's album through out the morning with Josh (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.) and through out the afternoon with Carly (12 p.m. - 6 p.m.) keep checking back often to find out which album we will spotlight each Saturday on 92.5 KVPI.


Join Us For Our Album of The Week Spotlight This Saturday, September 26th

 

Join us this Saturday, September 26th from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. for our Album Of The Week Spotlight. Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI FM will spotlight Hootie and the Blowfish's Cracked Rear View album. We hope you join us Saturday. We will air all the hits from each week's album through out the morning with Josh (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.) and through out the afternoon with Carly (12 p.m. - 6 p.m.) before and after the LSU game. keep checking back often to find out which album we will spotlight each Saturday on 92.5 KVPI


The St. Edmund's High School Booster Club will hold its Annual Auction on Wednesday September 23, 2015

The St. Edmund's High School Booster Club will hold its Annual Auction on Wednesday September 23, 2015, from 6:00pm through 10:00pm from LSU Eunice. The auction will be broadcast live on KVPI (FM 92.5) as well via its online app and on LSUE's Channel # 197. Due to the Blue Jay Radio Auction on KVPI FM Wednesday night, our weekly coach's show will air at 6:30pm Wednesday on KVPI 1050 AM this week only.


Join Us For The First Ever Album Of The Week Spotlight This Saturday, September 19th Starting at 8 a.m.

 

Join us this Saturday, September 19th from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. for the first ever Album Of The Week Spotlight. Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI FM will spotlight Michael Jackson's Thriller album. We hope you join us Saturday. We will air all the hits from each week's album through out the morning with Josh (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.) and through out the afternoon with Carly (12 p.m. - 6 p.m.). keep checking back often to find out which album we will spotlight each Saturday on 92.5 KVPI.


Basile High Cheerleaders Visit KVPI Studios

The Basile High Cheerleaders visited KVPI studios Friday Sept. 11 to record special cheers to air throughout the football season. Good luck to the Basile High Bearcats!!


Pine Prairie High Cheerleaders Visit KVPI Studios Sept. 2

The Pine Prairie High Cheerleaders visited KVPI studios to record special cheers during football season. Here they are surrounding KVPI DJ Emily O . They are:Kaitlyn Roddy, Regan Carraway, Paige Whittington, Payton Whittington, Sammy Fusilier, Malene Guillory, Shelbi Rials, Sara Vidrine, Taylor Olson, Tori Johnson, Madison Welch, Bailee Deville, Blaire Fontenot and Kasey Roddy.


The Sacred Heart Trojan Cheerleaders Visit the KVPI Studios

 

 

Boom! The Sacred Heart Trojan Cheerleaders were in the house today recording cheers for our high school football action. Pictured below with Steph are Laura Manuel, Megan Morein, Olivia Vollman, Logan Shipp, Baylee Veillon, Eve Fontenot, Caroline Duplechin, Dori Monier (Mascot), Olivia Brignac, Mallory Fontenot, Kaylie McCoy, Sara Reilly, Joanie Dupre', Madison Jordan, Caroline LaHaye and Hallie Daire. Thanks for coming in girls!

 

 

 

                 


KVPI AM FM Staff 2015

KVPI Staff August 13, 2015: John Lafleur, Annona Balfa, Becky Vidrine, Emily Oliver, Carly  Chaumont, Stephanie Ware, Cheryl DeBaillon, Jim Soileau, Charlie Manuel, Josh Godwin, Gene Swabby Soileau and Micah Chatman. Seated: Bonnie Fontenot and Mark Layne.


Classic Hits 92.5 salutes Elvis Presley Thursday

It's Elvis Day on Spotlight Thursday as we remember The King of Rock and Roll who died this week in 1977 at his home in Graceland. Hear 50's Elvis, Movie Elvis from the 1960's and his great live recordings from the 1970's all day Thursday and on Party Time Thursday night.


Dixie Youth World Series Action Live from South Carolina on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI

Tune in to our live coverage of the Dixie Youth World Series from Lexington, South Carolina this week as KVPI Sports covers our Ville Platte Dixie Majors team competing in the tournament. Sports Announcer Chris Bordelon will be doing the play by play each night. Thanks to our KVPI Sponsors.


Plenty of Baseball Action Right Now On KVPI AM and FM

KVPI Sports will be bringing you live play by play action live from Ponchatoula as we cover Dixie Youth Regional Tournament Action this weekend. KVPI Sports Announcer Tracy Jagneaux will be covering our Ville Platte Dixie Majors 12 year old all stars while Sports Announcer Thomas Scully will be covering the Ville Platte Super Ten All Stars. Also we are covering the Ville Platte 8 year old All Star girls competing in the National Pony League Softball Tournament in Highland, Texas with James Shiver and Gene Swabby Soileau.


Summer is here! Be listening for the cue to call on Classic Hits 92.5

Register your Father registered today!

Every Friday for the next five weeks we will be giving you a chance to win a family four pack of tickets to Blue Bayou/Dixie Landing in Baton Rouge. To qualify for the weekly drawing, just call us at 506-2444 when you hear the cue to call, the Blue Bayou water slide spash. You must be 18 or older and one qualifer per family. Good luck from your friends at Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI.


Snap Snap Snap! Get your pics in or come by and we'll snap it for you!

Keep listening as we will be giving you the chance to win sheets of tickets for the Cajun Heartland State Fair on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI!!


Be sure to tune in Thursday, May 7 @ 8 pm (CT) on GAC for a very special feature on


Congratulations to KVPI's Jennifer Meylian-Ville Platte's Co-Woman of the Year 2015

 

Congratulations to KVPI's Program Director Jennifer Meylian named as 2015 Co-Ville Platte Woman of the Year along with Linda Lebsack. Shown next to Jennifer is her daughter, Lindsey.


Win Crawfish Festival Tickets This Week on Classic Hits 92.5

 

Be sure to tune in all this week as we give you a chance to win free passes to this weekend's Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival!!


KVPI FM Sponsors Radio Thon Friday


KVPI Fan Appreciation Night Saturday Night to Benefit Evangeline Community Autism Network


KVPI Fan Appreciation Night Saturday Night to Benefit Evangeline Community Autism Network


KVPI Fan Appreciation Night Saturday Night to Benefit Evangeline Community Autism Network


Congratulations to our winners in our Jazz Fest Ticket Contest

The 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is about to kick off and Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI gave you a chance to win tickets to attend!
Monday, we started taking text messages with the word “JAZZ” in them… we received A LOT! Close to 300!
Today… we have our winners!
Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner, Melanie Courville! She won TWO weekend passes good for either weekend of the Jazz Fest!
And Congratulations to our Runner Up, Brenda Vidrine! She won TWO one day passes good for either weekend as well!
We hope you both have a great time… take pictures and sing your hearts out! It’s going to be an awesome Jazz Festival this year!
Thank you to all that sent us those text messag


We have Disney on Ice Prize Packs for that Little Princess in your life!


DORA THE EXPLORER AT THE ZOO OF ACADIANA & Classic Hits 92.5 is giving you a chance to win tickets!


Congratulations to our two Grand Prize winners in our "Bud and Boilin" Contest

Congratulations to our two grand prize winners: Louis Muse in the left and Tammy Johnson in the right photo. Both of our winners are greeted by Rodney Moras with Southwest Beverage Budweiser and KVPI Program Director Jennifer Meylian. Happy Easter!!


Congratulations to our Easter Contest Winner

Congratulations to our Easter Egg Contest Winner, Lori Guillory, for finding our golden egg in the Teen Room in the Evangeline Parish Library based on the clues we gave. KVPI's Stephanie Ware is congratulating our winner. Lori wins a $100 Wal-Mart Gift Card.


KVPI FM-2015 Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Radio Station of the Year

Members of our staff accepting the award: Cheryl DeBaillon, Ville Platte Broadcasting President Dr. Rhonda Pucheu, Bonnie Fontenot, Mark Layne, Becky Vidrine, Stephanie Ware, Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Executive Director Polly Johnson and Jennifer Meylian.


KVPI Staff

New photo of part of the KVPI Staff: From left in the front, Bonnie Fontenot, Jenn Meylian, Becky Vidrine and Mark Layne. In the second row, from left, Emily O, Annona Balfa, Josh Godwin, "Swabby" Soileau and Stephanie Ware. Be  looking for more of these new photos on our website and Facebook pages compliments of Emily Rose Photography.


Happy New Year From All of Us at KVPI AM/FM


Fox News Radio comes to Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI Beginning December 15


Join the legendary Scott Shannon hosting the new "America's Greatest Hits" Sundays 2-6pm on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Have you subscribed to The 2 Non-Blonde's Cafe' on YouTube?

                                 

  The 2 Non-Blonde's Cafe' with

Jenn & Steph on YouTube!

 

           https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0wXudspNZLOSJYzgTsKO8g


Candice Bennatt, Miss Ville Platte USA!

 

Candice Bennatt, Miss Ville Platte USA, joined Jenn & Steph in the

2 Non-Blonde's Cafe' this morning.  Her interview will be posted on their YouTube page soon so be sure to check it out!  

Thank you for stopping by, Candice!  

You are making Ville Platte proud!

 

 

 


Nina Blackwood's "Absolutely 80's Spotlight" is Coming to Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI

Join original MTV Host Nina Blackwood as she spotlights a certain 1980's song weekday mornings at 11:30am on the 2 Non Blonde's Cafe on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI beginning Sept. 22.


Pine Prairie High Cheerleaders record Cheers at KVPI Studios

Classic Hits 92.5's Jenn Meylian welcomes members of the Pine Prairie High School Cheerleading Squad as they record special cheers we will air throughout football season.


American Top 40-The 80's will be heard on Classic Hits 92.5 Sundays at 10:00am


The Basile High Cheerleaders Visit KVPI Studios

KVPI DJ's Josh and Micah welcome the Basile High Cheerleaders who came to our studios to record special cheers that our listeners will be hearing throughout football season.


Check out our NEW t-shirts! Classic Hits 92.5 FM and The Legend 1050 AM KVPI


The McNeese State University Women's Volleyball Team visited Jenn & Steph in the Cafe' this morning!

These young women volunteered their time to help with the 

Boys & Girls Club in Ville Platte.

Pictured above...

Members of the Women's Volleyball Team, Coaches, t

heir Trainer, Mayor Jennifer Vidrine, Jacob "Timbo" Fontenot 

along with Jenn & Steph.

Thank you all for coming in to visit!

Best of luck to you in the upcoming Volleyball Season!


KVPI AM/FM is looking to hire Sales Account Representative

We are growing!  

 

Ville Platte Broadcasting Company, the parent company of legacy stations KVPI AM/FM, is now seeking a sales account executive to join our sales team. We offer solutions to our business clients through local radio, web and live events. KVPI radio has been serving the Acadiana  area for more than 60 years in providing news, weather, sports and music programing .

 

We are looking for an experienced, outgoing, organized, responsible creative outside  advertising sales person .Your primary duty will be to develop new business by being the primary client contact in the Eunice, Opelousas, Crowley areas of our listening area.

 

The ideal candidate will possess the following: outside sales experience, good communication skills and a strong work ethic, dependable transportation and an eagerness to work hard and be part of a growing sales team dedicated for success.

 

Benefits include a monthly base salary plus a generous commission based on sales. You will have the opportunity to work for a great company who treats its employees as members of their family. Most of our employees have been with the company for more than 20 years.

Please apply in person with General Manager Mark Layne at 809 West Lasalle in Ville Platte, phone 337-363-2124 or email your resumes to kvpiamfm@gmail.com.  KVPI AM/FM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


KVPI will cover the Ville Platte 8u girls All Stars in the National Pony League Tournament

KVPI Sports will follow the Ville Platte 8u girls All Stars in the National Pony League Softball Tournament in Youngsville. The team includes:Carlee Soileau, Aubrey Vidrine, Harlie Arnaud, Gracie McCauley, Lyndsey Vallet, Emily Stagg, Kaisyln Lafleur, Victoria Chaddrick, Peyton Guillory, Lilly Fontenot, Madison Monier and Sophia Scully. Manager is Lance Vidrine and Coaches are Chad Arnaud, Nasen Soileau and Walter Mire. The team's overall record on the summer is 20-4. Best of luck to our all stars in this tournament!


Arrest has been made in fatal shooting that took place on Monday, July 28 in Ville Platte.

 

 

Teamwork and quick response has resulted in an arrest for yesterday’s homicide.

 

The Ville Platte Police Department responded to an armed robbery call on July 28, 2014 which ended in a homicide.  Upon arrival at K&T Grocery Store on West Lincoln Road, detectives learned that the female business owner had been shot multiple times and had died as a result of her injuries.

 

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Ville Platte City Marshals’ Office and the Louisiana State Trooper working the Evangeline Parish Area and the Evangeline Parish District Attorney’s Office responded to assist in the investigation. Working from leads, evidence, witness information and informants, the suspect was identified and located attempting to leave the area.  Coushatta Police and the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office  assisted in locating the suspect and the arrest. The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office placed the suspect under arrest at approximately 2:30 a.m. July 29, 2014.  

 

With the joint efforts of these agencies was a valuable tool in solving this case quickly and he appreciates those who stepped up and worked alongside the detectives and officers of the Ville Platte Police Department.  “Without being asked these agencies showed up and jumped in to gather information as quickly as possible and help solve this case.”  “Their assistance is greatly appreciated.”

 

 

Arrested was Samuel Anderson, 30 of Laran Street, Ville Platte.  Anderson was booked into the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Jail on charges of armed robbery and first degree murder.  Anderson is currently being held without bond.


KVPI Sports is covering the Mamou 8 Year old All Stars in the State Dixie Youth Tournament

KVPI Sports will be in Pineville covering the Mamou 8 Year Old in the State Dixie Youth Pitching Machine Tournament. Best of luck to our All Stars!


KVPI Sports will cover the Ville Platte Super Ten's in District Tournament Play


James Dupre Visits KVPI Studios

Country Entertainer James Dupre visited KVPI studios today just before his performance at the 2014 Smoked Meat Festival. He was interviewed by our own Stephanie Ware.


Ugliest Tie Father's Day Contest

 

Congratulations to our winners: Grand Prize-Mike Cloud, winner of the $400 recliner from Cester Youngs Furniture; Second Place-Junior Perrodin, winner of a $100 gift certificate from Ace Hardware and Third Place- Ernest Anderson, winner of the $50 gift certificate from Ace Hardware. Happy Father's Day from Classic Hits 92.5!!


KVPI-FM Named 2014 Radio Station of the Year

 

    The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters awarded KVPI-FM the prestigious “Radio Station of the Year” award on Wednesday during their Prestige Awards luncheon held in Baton Rouge. KVPI-FM, Oldies 92.5, was recognized for its dedication to community service programming to Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish and all of South Central Louisiana.

     In 2013, KVPI-FM aired 53 “Let’s Talk about It” community service interview shows of 15 minutes or more. The shows ranged from the 4-H Livestock Show with County Agent Todd Fontenot in January to a special interview show featuring local ministers airing on Christmas Day.

     KVPI-FM was involved with many community events in 2013. Among the live remotes we covered include: 4-H Livestock Show in January, Swamp Pop Museum and the Mamou Mardi Gras in February; Boggy Bayou Festival, Autism Walk and the Folk Roots Festival in April; Election Returns and Senior Day remote in May; Live all day radio auction for Dixie Youth, Smoked Meat Festival  and the French Showcase in Chataignier in June; Mamou Cajun Music Festival in September; Cotton Festival, High School Career Day and the St. Edmunds Radio Auction in October; Swine Festival in Basile in November and the Food for Families Food Drive in December.

    The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters also noted that KVPI-FM continues its tradition of local Cajun French language programming including local newscasts, La Tasse De Café live call-in shows and the Tradio program all conducted in French.

    KVPI-FM continues to promote and support our unique form of South Louisiana rock and roll known as “Swamp Pop”. We program Swamp Pop music all day on Fridays. Every year, we co-sponsor a Swamp Pop dance for the benefit of the Louisiana Swamp Pop museum located in Ville Platte.

    During 2013, KVPI Sports was very busy covering local sports. We covered more than 175 local sporting events in 2013 including high school football, basketball, baseball and softball, LSU Eunice basketball, baseball and softball along with Dixie Youth baseball and Pony softball. Our coverage also included LSU football, baseball and basketball. Travel wise, KVPI-FM was again all over the state and the country. We followed the LSU Eunice softball team to Mississippi and Texas, LSU Eunice baseball team to Oklahoma and the Mamou and Ville Platte Pony softball teams to Texas. KVPI-FM followed the Fairview Lady Panthers basketball team to the state tournament where they won another state championship

 

  • Janis Joplin Documentary Soundtrack Released Digitally Today; CD Version Due Out in March

    Legacy RecordingsThe soundtrack to the acclaimed Janis Joplin documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue was released as a digital album today, February 12, though you'll have to wait until Friday, March 4 if you want it on CD. The 17-track collection features a mix of classic studio recordings and concert performances spanning the late singer's entire career, including rare live versions of her tunes.

    Janis: Little Girl Blue includes a previously unreleased rendition of her hit "Piece of My Heart" that was recorded in April 1968 at a tribute concert for Martin Luther King Jr., held at the Generation Club in New York City. The song can be heard in the movie and also was featured in a 1991 short film titled "Comin' Home," but has never been available as an audio release.

    The Janis: Little Girl Blue soundtrack also features the original studio versions of well-known Joplin songs like "Down on Me," "Summertime," "Maybe," and her posthumous chart-topping hit "Me and Bobby McGee," as well as live performances of "Cry Baby," "Tell Mama" and "Ball and Chain." The album includes songs Janis recorded as a solo artist, as a member of Big Brother & the Holding Company and with her backing groups The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt Boogie Band.

    Janis: Little Girl Blue, which premiered September 2015 at Italy's Venice International Film Festival, was directed by Amy Berg, whose previous work includes West of Memphis and the Oscar-nominated Deliver Us from Evil. The movie takes a raw, uncensored look at the lauded singer's turbulent life, her path to stardom and her tragic death from a heroin overdose at age 27. It's narrated by veteran indie-rock singer/songwriter Chan Marshall, a.k.a. Cat Power, who reads passages from Joplin's personal letters to family, lovers and friends throughout the film.

    The documentary also includes interviews with Joplin's family members, friends and fellow music stars, as well as previously unseen footage and archival scenes from Janis' appearances such landmark events as the Monterey Pop and Woodstock festivals.

    An extended cut of Janis: Little Girl Blue is scheduled to get its broadcast premiere Tuesday, May 3, at 9 p.m. as part of the PBS series American Masters. That edition of the film will feature extra performance footage and new segments.

    Here's the complete track list of the Janis: Little Girl Blue soundtrack:

    "Careless Love" -- Janis Joplin
    "Down on Me" -– Big Brother & the Holding Company
    "Women Is Losers" -- Big Brother & the Holding Company
    "Ball and Chain" (live) -- Big Brother & the Holding Company
    "Piece of My Heart" (live) -- Big Brother & the Holding Company*
    "Catch Me Daddy" (live) -- Big Brother & the Holding Company
    "Magic of Love" (live) -- Big Brother & the Holding Company
    "Summertime" -- Big Brother & the Holding Company
    "Raise Your Hand" (live) -- Janis Joplin with The Kozmic Blues Band
    "Maybe" -- Janis Joplin
    "Work Me, Lord" (live) -- Janis Joplin
    "Trust Me" -- Janis Joplin & The Full Tilt Boogie Band
    "Cry Baby" (live) -- Janis Joplin
    "Tell Mama" (live) -- Janis Joplin
    "Get It While You Can" -- Janis Joplin & The Full Tilt Boogie Band
    "Me and Bobby McGee" – Janis Joplin & The Full Tilt Boogie Band
    "Little Girl Blue" -- Janis Joplin

    * = previously unreleased.

    Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

  • Fleetwood Mac to Release Three-LP Set of Live Recordings from 1979-1980 "Tusk" Tour

    Warner Bros. RecordsLast year, Fleetwood Mac released a deluxe reissue of its 1979 double album Tusk that included a variety of live recordings captured during the band's 1979-1980 world tour in support of the record. Now, the group is to make those recordings available as a separate three-LP vinyl collection titled Fleetwood Mac: In Concert, which will be released on March 4.

    The live album features performances of 21 songs culled from shows that Fleetwood Mac played in four cities during the Tusk tour -- London; St. Louis; Tucson, Arizona; and Omaha, Nebraska. In addition to versions of a variety of tunes from Tusk, including the title track, "Sara" and "Sisters of the Moon," Fleetwood Mac: In Concert features renditions of such well-known earlier songs as "Don't Stop," "Dreams," "Oh Well," "Rhiannon," "Landslide," "You Make Loving Fun," "Go Your Own Way" and "The Chain." Eleven of the tunes were recorded during a six-night stand at London's Wembley Arena in June of 1980.

    The discs will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl and housed in a tri-fold jacket. It sells for a suggested list price of $59.98.

    Here is the track list of the three-LP Fleetwood Mac: In Concert set:

    Side One
    Intro (Wembley, 6/26/80)
    "Say You Love Me"(Wembley, 6/26/80)
    "The Chain" (Wembley, 6/20/80)
    "Don't Stop" (Wembley, 6/27/80)
    "Dreams" (Wembley, 6/20/80)

    Side Two
    "Oh Well" (Wembley, 6/20/80)
    "Rhiannon" (Tucson, 8/28/80)
    "Over and Over" (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
    "That's Enough for Me" (Wembley, 6/21/80)

    Side Three
    "Sara" (Tucson, 8/28/80)
    "Not That Funny" (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
    "Tusk" (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
    "Save Me a Place" (St. Louis, 11/5/79)

    Side Four
    "Landslide" (Omaha, 8/21/80)
    "What Makes You Think You're the One" (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
    "Angel" (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
    "You Make Loving Fun" (Wembley, 6/20/80)

    Side Five
    "I'm So Afraid" (St. Louis, 11/5/79)
    "World Turning" (Wembley, 6/22/80)

    Side Six
    "Go Your Own Way" (Wembley, 6/22/80)
    "Sisters Of The Moon" (Wembley, 6/22/80)
    "Songbird" (Wembley, 6/27/80)

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  • Woodstock 50th Anniversary Show In the Works?

    Clayton Call/Redferns2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark Woodstock Music & Art Fair, which drew nearly half a million people to upstate New York to see acts like The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Grateful Dead and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and became a symbol of the '60s. Now, original organizer Michael Lang says plans are in the works for an anniversary concert.

    Lang tells The Poughkeepsie Journal that discussions are underway with a number of potential partners and that various locations are being looked at, including the possibility of an overseas event.

    Lang, who called Woodstock "the original and most famous festival brand," also says he'd like to see the 50th anniversary event be the start of an annual Woodstock festival.

    Woodstock took place August 15-17, 1969 in Bethel, N.Y., about an hour east of Poughkeepsie.

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  • New Queen Documentary and Footage of Famous 1975 Concert to Be Screened in US Theaters Next Month

    Credit: Douglas PuddifootA new one-night-only cinema event focusing on Queen's historic 1975 Christmas Eve concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, and marking the 40th anniversary of "Bohemian Rhapsody," will be screened at hundreds of theaters across the U.S. on March 8.

    Queen: A Night in Bohemia will feature highlights from the famous show, including the first live recorded performance of "Bohemian Rhapsody," as well as a new documentary boasting archival footage and rare interviews with the band's four members.

    The concert originally aired live on the British television show The Old Grey Whistle Test, and was released in various video and audio formats and configurations in November under the title A Night at the Odeon. Besides "Bohemian Rhapsody," Queen also performed songs like "Killer Queen," "Keep Yourself Alive" and "Now I'm Here" at the show.

    The documentary tells the story of the group's rise to fame, and features outtakes of the recording sessions for "Bohemian Rhapsody," as well as recently rediscovered clips of Queen's first promo videos, for the songs "Liar" and "Keep Yourself Alive."

    Tickets for the Queen: A Night in Bohemia screenings go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 12. The event will be shown at 7 p.m. local time on March 8. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit FathomEvents.com.

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  • Bonnie Raitt Adds Late-Summer Dates to North American Tour

    Credit: Marina ChavezBonnie Raitt has just added a bunch of new dates to her 2016 North American tour. The singer has confirmed that she will now be playing 21 shows across the U.S. in August and September.

    The new run of dates kicks off August 12 in Wallingford, Connecticut, and is mapped out through a September 24 show in Berkeley, California. Among the major cities that Raitt will visit are Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Salt Lake City. All venues are yet to be announced. Ticket information for the new shows will be revealed on March 3, with pre-sales and general public sales unfolding throughout the month.

    Raitt also is planning to add an October-November leg to her North American tour itinerary, and she has listed the cities the trek will stop in on her official website, although no specific dates have been unveiled. Most of the as-yet-unannounced fall concerts will take place in the Southern U.S.

    The first leg of Raitt's North American tour will begin March 10 in Richmond, Virginia, and runs through a May 3-4 stand in Nashville. She also has lined up a trio of shows in Southern California in late July.  The tour is in support of Bonnie's latest studio album, Dig in Deep, which comes out February 26.

    Here are all of Raitt's confirmed 2016 North American tour dates:

    3/10 -- Richmond, VA, Carpenter Theatre at Richmond Center Stage
    3/12 -- Albany, NY, Palace Theatre
    3/13 -- Rochester, NY, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater
    3/15 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
    3/16 -- Detroit, MI, Detroit Opera House
    3/18 -- St. Louis, MO, Peabody Opera House
    3/19 -- Louisville, KY, Palace Theatre
    3/22 -- Chicago, IL, Chicago Theater
    3/23 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
    3/25 -- Philadelphia, PA, Verizon Hall - Kimmel Center
    3/26 -- Washington, DC, The Kennedy Center
    3/29 -- Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre
    4/1 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
    4/2 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
    4/17 -- Portland, OR, Keller Auditorium
    4/20 -- Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre
    4/22 -- Reno, NV, Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
    4/23 -- Oakland, CA, Fox Theater
    4/26 -- Dallas, TX, Winspear Opera House
    4/27 -- Austin, TX, ACL Live at The Moody Theater
    4/29 -- Houston, TX, Revention Music Center
    5/1 -- New Orleans, LA, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
    5/3 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
    5/4 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
    7/27 -- San Diego, CA, San Diego Civic Theatre
    7/29 -- Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
    7/30 -- Los Angeles, CA, Greek Theatre
    8/12 -- Wallingford, CT*
    8/13 -- Newark, NJ*
    8/15 -- Westbury, NY*
    8/17 -- Hampton Beach, NH*
    8/19 -- Portland, ME*
    8/20 -- Boston, MA*
    8/23 -- Hyannis, MA*
    8/24 -- Baltimore, MD*
    8/26 -- Philadelphia, PA*
    8/27 -- Vienna, VA*
    8/30 -- Kettering, OH*
    8/31 -- Grand Rapids, MI*
    9/5 -- Minneapolis, MN*
    9/6 -- Lincoln, NE*
    9/8 -- Morrison, CO*
    9/11 -- Salt Lake City, UT*
    9/13 -- Boise, ID*
    9/14 -- Spokane, WA*
    9/17 -- Portland, OR*
    9/23 -- Paso Robles, CA*
    9/24 -- Berkeley, CA*

    * = newly added show.

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  • Barry Manilow Postpones Two Concerts Due to Oral Surgery Complications

    Stiletto EntertainmentBarry Manilow has postponed two of his scheduled concerts, tonight in Highland Heights, Kentucky, and Friday in Nashville, after experiencing complications from oral surgery he had on Monday. The pop legend returned to Los Angeles to undergo another operation after playing a sold-out show on Wednesday in Memphis.

    The Highland Heights and Nashville concerts will be rescheduled soon. Those with tickets can hold on to them and redeem them on the new date. The current North American leg of Manilow's One Last Time -- One Last Tour is mapped out through a March 26 concert in Rockford, Illinois. The next show on his itinerary is scheduled for Friday, February 19, in Wichita, Kansas.

    Meanwhile, Barry is nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category for his My Dream Duets album. It's not known yet if the singer will be able to attend the ceremony, which takes place Monday, February 15, in L.A.

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  • Ace Frehley to Release New Covers Album in April Featuring Reunion with Paul Stanley

    Entertainment One MusicFounding KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has announced official details about his upcoming studio album, a star-studded covers project called Origins Vol. 1 that includes contributions from Frehley's old band mate, Paul Stanley, as well as from Slash, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, and Lita Ford.  The 12-track collection will be released on April 15, and features Ace's take on songs by bands that influenced and inspired him.

    Stanley lends his vocal talents to a rendition of Free's "Fire and Water," marking the first time he and Frehley have been featured on the same studio recording since the 1998 KISS album Psycho Circus.

    While the media has the perception that Frehley isn't on the best of terms with ex-band mate Stanley, Ace tells Rolling Stone that's not the case. "We've always been friends," he says. "The press seems to amplify negativity. I guess it makes good copy."

    Origins Vol. 1 also features covers of songs by Cream, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, Thin Lizzy, Steppenwolf, and The Troggs, as well as new interpretations of three KISS songs. Slash appears on a rendition of Thin Lizzy's "Emerald," Ford sings and plays lead guitar on a version of The Troggs' "Wild Thing," and McCready adds his guitar skills to a new take on the Frehley-penned KISS tune, "Cold Gin." Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 also is featured on a couple of tracks.

    Frehley tells Rolling Stone he's "really thrilled with the whole [Origins Vol. 1 album]," adding, "I'm excited about it, and probably somewhere down the road there'll be a second volume." You can check out Ace's cover of the Cream classic "White Room" now exclusively at RollingStone.com.

    Frehley will be supporting the album with a North American tour that's currently is mapped out from a February 26 concert in Houston through an April 16 show in Poughkeepsie, New York.

    Here is the complete track list of Origins Vol. 1:

    "White Room" (Cream)
    "Street Fighting Man" (The Rolling Stones)
    "Spanish Castle Magic" (Jimi Hendrix) -- with John 5
    "Fire and Water" (Free) -- with Paul Stanley
    "Emerald" (Thin Lizzy) -- with Slash
    "Bring It On Home" (Led Zeppelin)
    "Wild Thing" (The Troggs) -- with Lita Ford
    "Parasite" (KISS) -- with John 5
    "Magic Carpet Ride" (Steppenwolf)
    "Cold Gin" (KISS) -- with Mike McCready
    "Till the End of the Day" (Kinks)
    "Rock and Roll Hell" (KISS)

    And here's the list of Frehley's confirmed 2016 tour dates:

    2/26 -- Houston, TX, Scout Bar
    2/27 -- San Antonio, TX, Fitzgerald's
    2/28 -- Dallas, TX, The Bomb Factory
    3/2 -- Tempe, AZ, Marquee Theatre
    3/4 -- San Miguel, CA, The Ranch
    3/5 -- Beverly Hills, CA, Saban Theatre
    3/6 -- Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
    4/1 -- Ponte Vedra, FL, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
    4/2 -- Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theatre
    4/3 -- Sunrise, FL, Markham Park - Rockfest 80's
    4/5 -- Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse
    4/7 -- Danville, VA, Carrington Pavilion
    4/9 -- New Hope, PA, Havana New Hope
    4/11 -- New York, NY, B.B. King Blues Club
    4/12 -- New York, NY, B.B. King Blues Club
    4/13 -- Huntington, NY, The Paramount
    4/15 -- Wilkes-Barre, PA, The F.M. Kirby Center
    4/16 -- Poughkeepsie, NY, The Chance

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  • Carlos Santana Says Super Bowl Halftime Show Should Have Featured Bay Area Bands, Live Music

    Credit: Ruben MartinThis year's Super Bowl Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, was an entertaining multi-artist spectacle that brought together U.K. rockers Coldplay with pop stars Beyonce and Bruno Mars. However, legendary rock guitarist Carlos Santana feels that organizers of the extravaganza fumbled the ball by not inviting local artists from the Bay Area to take part in the big show.

    "I do feel compelled to point out to you that the Halftime Show should have included some of the local iconic bands that the World would have loved to see perform," Santana says in a note posted on his official Facebook page. "Bands like Metallica, Steve Miller, Journey and yours truly. We would have rocked the Half Time Show and done the [San Francisco] Bay Area proud."

    Carlos also suggests that the show should forgo the pre-taped tracks, noting, "Real live music, real live vocals, and give the audience real live chills."

    Having said that, Santana did thank the NFL and CBS for including him in the highlights reel of past Super Bowl performances that was shown during the Halftime Show. As ET Online points out, he played during a pre-game concert that took place at Super Bowl 37 in 2003.

    Journey posted a message on their own Facebook page thanking Santana for his supportive comments, while adding, "[Y]es we would have all Rocked it!" As previously reported, Journey and Santana's band will be playing a trio of shows together in mid-April in the northeastern U.S.

    Incidentally, Metallica did play an official pre-Super Bowl concert at San Francisco's AT&T Park that was streamed live for free online on Saturday. The band appeared to take a playful dig at the NFL by creating the Twitter hashtag #TooHeavyForHalftime in conjunction with their concert.

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  • Bruce Springsteen Autobiography, "Born to Run," Coming in September

    Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesYou could argue Bruce Springsteen has already written his autobiography, in the form of the dozens of deeply personal, confessional songs he’s shared with fans over the decades.  But now he’s putting the story of his life in one place, in an autobiography to be released this fall.

    The book, which will be titled -- of course -- Born to Run, will be available from Simon & Schuster September 27.  Springsteen spilled the news in a tweet Thursday morning that directs fans to his official website for details.

    Springsteen began working on the autobiography in 2009, right after his Super Bowl 43 halftime performance with the E Street Band in Tampa, FL.  “Writing about yourself is a funny business,” Springsteen notes in the book, according to a statement on his website.  “But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.”

    The book will cover Springsteen’s life and career, from his early days growing up in Freehold, New Jersey, through the rise of the E Street Band, and to the present day.

    “This is the book we’ve been hoping for,” says Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp. “Readers will see their own lives in Bruce Springsteen’s extraordinary story, just as we recognize ourselves in his songs.”

    More info, including pre-order dates for Born to Run, is promised soon.

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  • Jefferson Airplane's Marty Balin Says New Solo Album Has "Some of the Best Songs I've Ever Done"

    Buckjoy ProductionsFounding Jefferson Airplane and longtime Jefferson Starship singer Marty Balin will release a new solo album called The Greatest Love on Friday, February 12. The 15-track collection is filled with the kind of romantic-themed tunes for which Balin is famous, so its arrival on Valentine's Day weekend is well timed.

    "These are songs I've been doing live in concert that I've enjoyed doing and the audience seems to like them and they keep asking me when I'm gonna put them out," the 74-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer explains to ABC Radio. "So, I finally have put them on an album, and I think people are gonna like it…because [these are] some of the best songs I've ever done, actually."

    Balin says the album "runs the gamut" stylistically, from an "exotic song called 'Scheherazade' to a rocker called 'Rollin' Ball' to a big, epic song called 'Waves' to some good rockers like 'Superman.'"

    Marty tells ABC Radio that he loves all of tunes on the album, while noting that he was particularly proud of "Waves," to which he contributed a dynamic and powerful vocal performance.

    "I cut that in one take," he reveals. "I thought that was cool, you know, for a vocalist to catch one take through the whole song. And that's a big song."

    Balin was accompanied on the record by lead guitarist Chuck Morrongiello and stand-up bassist Lloyd Goldstein, who also back Marty up when he plays live. The singer will be supporting The Greatest Love with a handful of concerts he's lined up around the U.S. through July.

    It's a rather prolific time for Balin, who also released a two-CD set called Good Memories in December. The double-disc collection features unplugged versions of songs by the Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, as well as some older tunes from Marty's solo career.

    Sadly, two fellow founding members of Jefferson Airplane, singer/guitarist Paul Kantner and vocalist Signe Anderson, passed away on January 28. Balin tells ABC Radio that both Kantner and Anderson were chain smokers, which he feels contributed to their deaths. Marty, who'd had a falling out with Paul a few years back, says he thinks that the Jefferson Starship's grueling tour schedule also was a factor in Kantner's demise.

    "They were gonna go around the world for the 40th anniversary of the Starship and he wanted me to play and sent me a schedule of his tour, and it was amazing," Balin recalls. "I mean, you had to be a 20-year-old to do this thing. And I called him up, I said, 'Hey man, I can't tour like that…that's crazy. You better watch yourself, watch your own health.' And he said, "Oh, I'm strong as a bull. Nothing can hurt me,' and went out and, bam!, right away he had a heart attack."

    Balin also praised Kantner's creativity as a songwriter, citing some of the epic sci-fi-themed tuned he came up with like "House at Pooneil Corners."

    "It was interesting to just get together and work on those things…try to get into them and really make them sing," he tells ABC Radio. "When they rocked they really rocked, 'cause he had that kind of march quality to his songs."

    Here is the track list of The Greatest Love:

    "Scheherazade"
    "Crazy over You"
    "Always"
    "The Greatest Love"
    "Wonderful"
    "Dance All Night"
    "Superman"
    "Rollin' Ball"
    "Stripper"
    "You Had Me at Hello"
    "Jamaican Me Crazy"
    "What Can I Do"
    "Surprise"
    "Horses"
    "Waves"

    And here are Balin's upcoming tour dates, according to MartyBalinMusic.com:

    3/12 -- New York, NY, The Cutting Room
    5/14 -- New York, NY, The Iridium
    6/18 -- Seattle, WA, The Triple Door
    6/25 -- San Francisco, CA, Throckmorton Theater
    7/16 -- Pomeroy, OH, The Fur Peace Ranch

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    PRODUCERS OF 'STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS' CHARGED FOR HARRISON FORD'S INJURY: The producers of Star Wars: The Force Awakens are facing criminal charges over the on-set incident which resulted in Harrison Ford breaking his leg. UK's Health and Safety Executive said that they found four breaches of workplace health and safety laws in their investigation of Foodles Production Ltd. -- a division of Walt Disney Company. A hearing is set for May.

    DONALD TRUMP SETTLES LAWSUIT WITH UNIVISION: Donald Trump and Univision have reached a settlement in the candidate's $500 million lawsuit against the network for breaking their contract with him. He said in a statement on Thursday (February 11th,) "I have known Univision's President and CEO, Randy Falco, for more than 20 years and I'm glad we are able to put these differences behind us." The details of the settlement have not been released.

    NBC RENEWS 'DAYS OF OUR LIVES': NBC's long-running soap opera Days of Our Lives has been renewed for a 51st season. The show's 50th season saw a big ratings spike back in November when it reached a 20-month high of 2.721 million viewers. Deadline is reporting that the renewal also includes the option for a 52nd season.

    WARNER BROS. UK NAMES RYAN COOGLAR CREATIVE TALENT AMBASSADOR: The UK branch of Warner Bros. has tapped Creed director Ryan Cooglar as the studio's first creative talent ambassador. Ryan said in a statement, "Having experienced firsthand the support and impact of program similar to Warner Bros. Creative Talent, it is fantastic to know that passionate young people of all backgrounds are being given the chance to follow their dreams here in the U.K. This can be a tough industry and so we need to do what we can to bring talented young people into it." The goal of the job is to find opportunities in various areas of the filmmaking industry to help nurture young talent.

    DISNEY XD ORDERS 'LEGO STAR WARS': Disney XD is adding a new Star Wars show onto their schedule. The comedy series Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures follows a family of scavengers who build and sell ships throughout the galaxy when the youngest member finds a connection to the Force with the help of an ancient artifact called the Kyber Saber. It will premiere this summer.

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  • RYAN REYNOLDS' RELATIONSHIP WITH BLAKE LIVELY STARTED ON A DOUBLE DATE

    Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively fell in love while they were on a double date with other people.

    The Deadpool star revealed during a radio interview, "About a year after Green Lantern had come and gone and we were both single we went on a double date -- she was on a date with another guy and I was on a date with another girl -- and it was like the most awkward date for the respective parties because we were just like fireworks coming across." Ryan added, "We were buddies for a long time, which I think is the best way to have a relationship, to start as friend."

    • Ryan and Blake got married in 2012 and welcomed their daughter James last year.

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  • ANDREW LINCOLN CALLS HIS 'LOVE ACTUALLY' CHARACTER A STALKER

    Love Actually might be considered one of the most successful romantic comedies but not every aspect of the film was so sweet and innocent. Walking Dead star Andrew Lincoln recently chatted with The Wrap about playing the role of Mark in the 2003 hit and why he had some reservations.

    Andrew told the website, "He is a stalker. That was my question to director Richard Curtis, 'Do you not think we're sort of borderline stalker territory here?' And Richard said, 'No, no. Not with you playing it, darling. You'll be alright.'" He added, "I quite like the fact that I'm in one of the most romantic movies playing the only guy who doesn't get the girl."

    • Mark is the character who is secretly in love with his best friend's new wife. He pines over her in the video he made for their wedding and then later shows up on her doorstep to deliver a silent monologue saying that she is perfect and that he will love her until the day she dies.

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  • MERYL STREEP DEFENDS WHITE JURY AT BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

    Meryl Streep is not concerned about the lack of diversity on the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival. The Oscar winner is head of the jury for the first time and assured reporters that they were committed to "equality and inclusion of all genders, races, ethnicities, religions."

    Meryl also said, "This jury is evidence that at least women are included and in fact dominate this jury, and that's an unusual situation in bodies of people who make decisions. So I think the Berlinale is ahead of the game." When asked if she understood movies about the Arab world and North Africa, she admitted to not knowing much about the region but added, "I've played a lot of different people from a lot of different cultures. There is a core of humanity that travels right through every culture, and after all we're all from Africa originally. Berliners, we're all Africans really."

    • The festival kicked off yesterday (February 11th) and will end on the 21st.

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  • 'AMERICAN IDOL' FIVE CONTESTANTS ELIMINATED

    Last night (February 11th) on American Idol, seven singers advanced in the competition while five were eliminated.

    The show featured returning Idol alumni performing duets with the contestants including current winner Nick Fradiani who teamed up with Thomas Stringfellow to perform Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror". Season 10's Scotty McCreery and Jeneve Rose Mitchell hit the stage with Montgomery Gentrys "Gone". Season 13's Caleb Johnson paired up with Sonika Vaid to sing Adele's "Skyfall" and Fantasia returned to perform "Summertime" with LaPorsha Renae.

    Lauren Alaina also made an appearance and performed with Emily Brooke, and MacKenzie Bourg. Season 2 winner Ruben Studdard performed with Stephany Negrete and Avalon Young.

    The seven contestants who advanced to the next round of competition included LaPorsha Renae, Sonika Vaid, Avalon Young, Gianna Isabella, Thomas Stringfellow, Mackenzie Bourg, and Jeneve Rose Mitchell. The journey ended for Emily Brooke, Stephany Negrete, Jenna Renae, James Vlll and Jordan Sasser.

    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL JENEVE ROSE MITCHELL PERFORMS GONE WITH SCOTTY MCCREERY
    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL LA PORSHA RENAE PERFORMS SUMMERTIME WITH FANTASIA
    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL SONIKA VAID PERFORMS SKYFALL WITH CALEB JOHNSON
    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL THE JUDGES ON JENEVE ROSE MITCHELLS PERFORMANCE OF GONE
    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL THE JUDGES ON LA PORSHA RENAES PERFORMANCE OF SUMMERTIME
    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL THE JUDGES ON SONIKA VAIDS PERFORMANCE OF SKYFALL
    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL THE JUDGES ON THOMAS STRINGFELLOWS PERFORMANCE OF MAN IN THE MIRROR
    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL THOMAS STRINGFELLOW PERFORMS MAN IN THE MIRROR WITH NICK FRADIANI

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  • CELEBRITY GOSSIP

    PARIS HILTON IS LOVING LIFE IN SWITZERLAND: Paris Hilton is the happiest she's ever been thanks to her relationship with boyfriend Thomas Gross. She discussed her new life abroad with E! News saying, "I've never been happier in my life. I just feel like I'm in a different place in my life. I live in Switzerland now. I'm in love. I don't know, I finally feel like myself. It's exciting. I'm genuinely happy." She also revealed her Valentine's Day plans saying, "My boyfriend's taking me on a surprise trip somewhere for my birthday and to celebrate our first Valentine's together. He said, 'Pack bikinis.' We're going to land somewhere tropical and beautiful and some place I've never been before, so I'm excited. I love surprises."

    CAITLYN JENNER IS SUING OVER 2015 CAR ACCIDENT: Caitlyn Jenner will not take the full blame for the fatal car accident on the Pacific Coast Highway back in February of 2015. She has filed a cross-complaint against the driver of the Prius that was also involved in the crash which was in front of Caitlyn's SUV. Caitlyn is currently being sued by the driver and passengers of a Hummer that crashed into Kim Howe's Lexus which resulted in her death. The E! star's lawyers are claiming that the driver of the Prius is partially to blame because she wasn't paying attention and just sat at a green light. The driver's attorney responded to Caitlyn's suit saying, "It's unfortunate that she continues to not take responsibility for a crash she clearly caused."

    DAKOTA JOHNSON FANTASIZES ABOUT LIFE AS A HOUSEWIFE: Dakota Johnson admits to having daydreams about living life as a housewife. She explains in the March issue of Marie Claire, "The idea of being at home and picking up kids from school and cooking dinner and then the husband comes home -- there's something that seems really nice to me 'cause I never had that growing up." Dakota grew up in a family of Hollywood royalty. Her mother is Melanie Griffith and her dad is Don Johnson. She is also the granddaughter of Tippi Hedren.

    LIAM NEESON IS NOT DATING A FAMOUS WOMAN: Rumors have been flying about who Liam Neeson is dating ever since he told the Irish Independent that he is in a high-profile relationship but it has all turned out to be a hoax. His rep said in a statement, "He was joking with an Irish journalist while conducting an interview promoting a documentary, and the humorous tone of that statement did not translate in the printed version of the interview." News outlets speculated that the mystery lady could have been Charlize Theron, Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone or even Madonna. Liam has not had any public relationships since the death of his wife, Natasha Richardson, back in 2009.

    'REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS' CAST MEMBER HAS PORN HISTORY: Bravo announced the cast members for The Real Housewives of Dallas on Thursday (February 11th) and things already seem to be heating up in the Lone Star State. Page Six has uncovered that cast member Tiffany Hendra has several adult photos and videos online that date back to 1999. She went by Tiffany Bolton at the time. Tiffany has been married to Aussie rocker Aaron Hendra for the past 12 years.

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  • REBEL WILSON EXPLAINS WHY SHE KEEPS QUIET ABOUT HER AGE IN HOLLYWOOD

    Rebel Wilson claims that she has nothing to hide -- specifically when it comes to her age. She appeared on Australia's Home Delivery earlier this week where she spoke about last year's tabloid story that she pretends to be younger than she is.

    The How To Be Single star explained, "If I was guilty of something, I mean, I don't really have any skeletons in my closet, which is why it's quite hard for people to write bad stuff about me. You know, I don't have a drug addiction or a secret child. But I think when I did go to America, I kind of just stopped saying my age." Rebel added, "The reality is when you work in America, you have to show your passport and your visa for every single job, so it's not like you can hide how old you were. So for the press to do a story that I was deliberately lying or whatever, no. I was just being a lady and not telling my age when I moved to America. That's not really a crime. Also, most actresses do that."

    • The story also alleged that Rebel went by a different name when she went to school which she acknowledged and said, "I went under one of my middle names, Melanie, and my father's surname. And also, Rebel, at a Christian girl's school, is not like the best name to have."
    • Rebel played the whole situation off as a joke back in May when it was first reported by the Australian press by tweeting, "OMG I'm actually a 100 year old mermaid formerly known as 'CC Chalice'...thanks shady Australian press for your tall poppy syndrome x"

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  • JAMES CORDEN HAD SOME RESERVATIONS ABOUT 'THE LATE LATE SHOW' GIG

    James Corden admits that he wasn't initially keen on the idea of hosting The Late Late Show. The 37-year-old Brit chatted with the website Mr. Porter about how he was busy writing for HBO and preparing for a role on Broadway when the job was first offered to him.

    James revealed, "I said no, and then it went quiet for a few weeks. Then I said no again." He went on to explain that Piers Morgan finally convinced him to accept the offer but he still had concerns. James added, "I was so convinced it wouldn't work that we rented all our furniture for a year. I mean, I've never hosted a chat show before. I'm not a stand-up. I'm not even a sketch comedian."

    • The Late Late Show has been averaging one million viewers a night since he started in March of 2015.
    • CBS recently extended his contract for an additional five years.
    • James took over the gig from Craig Ferguson who hosted from 2005 to 2014.

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This day in music history: Tuesday, February 9th

 

1985, Madonna started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Like A Virgin', a No.3 hit in the UK.


This day in music history: Wednesday, February 10th

 

1990, Paula Abdul started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Opposites Attract', her fourth US No.1, a No.2 hit in the UK.


This day in music history: Thursday, February 11th

 

1977, David Bowie released 'Sound and Vision' as a single, which was taken from his latest album Low. 'Sound and Vision' was used by the BBC in the UK on trailers at the time, providing considerable exposure, much needed as Bowie opted to do nothing to promote the single himself, and helped the song to No.3 on the UK charts.


This day in music history: Friday, February 12th

 

1994, Celine Dion started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Power Of Love', the singers first US No.1, a No.4 hit in the UK.


This day in music history: Monday, February 15th

 

1986, Whitney Houston started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'How Will I Know', which was also a No.5 in the UK.

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