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Go to our Face Book Page at Classic Hits 92.5 and share the photo of one of the two CD's we're giving away and you're qualified to win. Winners will be announced Feb. 4. Good luck!!!

 


Fred's Lounge, Gravy and the Southern Foodways Alliance Documentary Special

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


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.


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.


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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

 

  • The Edge, Patti Smith Among Music Stars Featured in Chef Mario Batali's New Cooking-Themed Web Series

    Paolo Pellegrin; Angelo CricchiU2 guitarist The Edge and Patti Smith are among the stars who appear on Feedback Kitchen, a new web series that features celebrity chef Mario Batali, um, grilling various famous musicians about their creative process and how it relates to their passion for food.

    All five episodes of the series -- including shows featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell and crooner Josh Groban -- premiere on Monday, January 26, on Daily Motion.  During each episode, Batali cooks up a special meal inspired by his guest.  Each artist also performs a song on the show.

    In a preview clip of The Edge's episode, the Irish rocker reflects, "Music is so eloquent an art form in expressing human emotions."  He also is seen strumming an acoustic guitar while singing his band's 1992 song "Running to Stand Still."  In addition, the preview shows Batali cooking up a fresh scallop and pasta dish, which he and The Edge share along with some white wine.

    In a clip promoting Smith's episode, the Godmother of Punk says of the motivation to create music or art, "I think all artists enjoy their process.  It's inherent in you.  You have a creative impulse and the impulse isn't to do it for yourself but for others."  She also performs an acoustic version of "Grateful," a tune from her 2000 album, Gung Ho.  As for the cooking aspect of the program, the preview shows an ecstatic Patti observing Mario shave a large truffle in to a pasta dish he's preparing.

    Check out previews for all five shows at DailyMotion.com/FeedbackKitchen.

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  • Paul McCartney Releases New Single with Kanye West and Rihanna

    Westbury Road Entertainment/Roc Nation RecordsEarlier this month, Paul McCartney and Kanye West teamed up to release a new single called "Only One."  It was promised as the first of several collaborations between the two artists.  Now, a new collaboration has been released -- with Rihanna added to the mix.

    The melodic acoustic track, featuring Rihanna, Kanye and McCartney, is called "FourFiveSeconds," and you can hear it at Rihanna's official website and via iTunes now.

    Rihanna described the song on Twitter as "FIRST GLIMPSE AT MY NEW MUSIC!" The singer hasn't released a new album since 2012'S Unapologetic, but has been teasing the imminent release of new music for quite some time now.

    "Now I'm four, five seconds from wildin'/And we got three more days 'til Friday," Rihanna sings.  "I'm just tryna make it back home by Monday, mornin'/I swear I wish somebody would try me/ Ooh, that's all I want/And I know that you're home tonight, thinkin' how could I be so selfish/but you called 'bout a thousand times wondering where I've been." 

    Kanye also sings on the track; we assume that McCartney is the one playing acoustic guitar.

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  • Patti LaBelle to Perform at 2015 BET Honors

    Credit: Carlo Dalla ChiesaPatti LaBelle is part of the entertainment lineup for the 2015 BET Honors, which will be held tonight at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.  Other artists scheduled to perform during the eighth annual gala include Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson, Jill Scott, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz and K. Michelle.

    Among the celebrities who will be recognized at this year's BET Honors are Kanye West, Usher Raymond and Phylicia Rashad.  West will be bestowed with the Visionary Award, Usher will be presented with the Musical Arts Award and Phylicia will receive the Theatrical Arts Award.

    Wayne Brady will host the event, while Bobby Brown, Diahann Carroll and Anthony Anderson will serve as presenters.  The 2015 BET Honors will air on the BET network on Monday, February 23, at 9 p.m. ET.

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  • Bob Dylan to Give 50,000 Free Copies of His New Album to "AARP" Magazine Readers

    Columbia RecordsOn Thursday, a lengthy new interview Bob Dylan gave with AARP magazine that focused mostly on his upcoming standards album, Shadows in the Night, premiered online at AARP.org.  Now, the AARP organization has announced that the folk-rock great will be giving away free copies of the album to 50,000 of the magazine's readers.

    According to the AARP, a U.S.-based interest group for people aged 50 and over, the CDs will be sent out to randomly chosen subscribers.

    During the interview, Dylan's first in nearly three years, he talked about his desire to give away copies of the album, which features renditions of 11 songs recorded by the late Frank Sinatra.

    "A lot of [the magazine's] readers are going to like this record," he said.  "If it was up to me, I'd give you the records for nothing and you give them to every [reader of your] magazine."

    Dylan, who is now 73, also discussed how the themes of his own songs have matured as he's aged. "Look, you get older.  Passion is a young man's game," he maintained.  "Young people can be passionate.  Older people gotta be more wise.  I mean, you're around a while, you leave certain things to the young.  Don't try to act like you're young.  You could really hurt yourself."

    Shadows in the Night will be released on February 3.

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  • Mike Tyson Explains His "Crazy" Contribution to Madonna's New Song "Iconic"

    InterscopeMany were left scratching their heads when news broke that boxing legend Mike Tyson would be featured on a song on Madonna's upcoming album, Rebel Heart.  Now the nature of his contribution to the track “Iconic” has been revealed. 

    "Madonna calls you and tells you to come somewhere, you go," Mike tells Rolling Stone.  "I didn't know what the hell I was going there for.  I'm just there having a good time and hanging out with Madonna.  She has her producer there and I go into the studio and I didn't know if she wanted me to talk or rap.  I just go in there and start talking.  I'm talking about my life and things that I have endured.  I'm saying some really crazy stuff.  It was really intense."

    He said he ad-libbed his part of the song in one take and was inspired by an unlikely source: Italian fascist Benito Mussolini.

    "When I did it, I think about being some guy like Mussolini and they're really arrogant, but you try to come from a positive perspective and be uplifting," he explained.  "You watch Mussolini on television -- even though we don't understand what he's saying -- he is so mesmerizing.  I look at myself in that way."

    Though he hasn't heard the finished song yet, he's pretty confident that he nailed his part.  "Doing the song with Madonna makes me think this [music career] could really happen," Mike said.  "Most guys that come in there drink a bunch of liquor or smoke 100 blunts.  I just went in and boom, one take.  Everyone thought it was cool."

    "Iconic" marks the first time Mike and Madonna have collaborated, but the two go way back.  Mike first met Madonna in 1988, during a double-date with his then-wife Robin Givens and Madonna's then-husband Sean Penn.

    We'll get to hear Mike's part in "Iconic," which also features Chance the Rapper, when Rebel Heart is released on March 9.  Unless, of course, it leaks before then.

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  • Carlos Santana's Nephew Advances to "American Idol" Hollywood Round

    Courtesy Rubén Martin/RCA RecordsIs Carlos Santana the uncle of the next "American Idol"?  Could be!  The guitar legend's nephew Adam Lasher was among the contestants that were shown trying out for Fox's singing competition show on Thursday's American Idol episode, which was taped in New Orleans.

    Lasher, who hails from Danville, California, chose to sing an original song for the audition, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar.  Judge Keith Urban loved his voice and his artistry.  Fellow judges Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. agreed and all three voted "yes" for Adam to advance.

    Prior to his audition, Adam told host Ryan Seacrest that his uncle taught him how to play guitar.

    "Sometimes the proverbs or the wisdom that he's saying is just like a deeper lesson than just like, 'Hey, this is a barre chord and this is this scale and this is that scale,'" Lasher explained. "He's just like a Jedi with a guitar."

    The segment, which has been posted on the American Idol YouTube channel, also included a clip of Adam performing onstage with his Uncle Carlos.

    Incidentally, Lasher performs with his own group, which has several gigs lined up in the coming days in Southern California.  You can find out more information at AdamLasherBand.com.

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  • Star-Studded 2005 Tribute to Pink Floyd's "The Wall" Reissued with Bonus Tracks

    Cleopatra RecordsIn 2005, a tribute to Pink Floyd's 1979 concept album The Wall titled Back Against The Wall was released that featured an extraordinary lineup of rock stars, including past or current members of Yes, Styx, Toto, The Doors, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Deep Purple and more.  To mark its 10th anniversary, the two-CD set was reissued this week with new artwork and several bonus tracks, while the collection also has been released on vinyl for the first time.

    Among the interesting collaborations that appear on Back Against The Wall are a version of "Don't Leave Me Now" featuring Styx's Tommy Shaw and The Doors' Robby Krieger; a rendition of "Hey You" with Asia/ex-King Crimson singer/bassist John Wetton, Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, Yes drummer Alan White and Shaw; and a version of "Comfortably Numb" featuring White and Yes bassist Chris Squire.

    The project was the brainchild of one-time Yes guitarist Billy Sherwood, who has overseen the creation of numerous all-star tribute albums over the last decade or so.  A digital version of the reissue also is available.

    The bonus tracks, which don't appear on the vinyl version of Back Against The Wall, include four different remixes of "Another Brick in the Wall Part 2," as well as a remix of "Comfortably Numb."

    Here is the complete track list of the Back Against The Wall reissue, including the key artists who contributed to each song:

    Disc 1
    "In the Flesh?" (featuring Adrian Belew, Alan White & Steve Porcaro)
    "The Thin Ice" (featuring Ian Anderson & Tony Levin)
    "Another Brick in the Wall Part 1" (featuring Steve Morse & Billy Sherwood)
    "The Happiest Days of Our Lives" (featuring Billy Sherwood & Vinnie Colaiuta)
    "Another Brick in the Wall Part 2" (featuring Fee Waybill, Ronnie Montrose & Mike Porcaro)
    "Mother" (featuring John Wetton, Adrian Belew & Alan White)
    "Goodbye Blue Sky" (featuring Steve Howe & Billy Sherwood)
    "Empty Spaces" (featuring Billy Sherwood & Robby Krieger)
    "Young Lust" (featuring Glenn Hughes)
    "One of My Turns" (featuring Tommy Shaw)
    "Don't Leave Me Now" (featuring Tommy Shaw & Robby Krieger)
    "Another Brick in the Wall Part 3" (featuring Steve Lukather & Tony Levin)
    "Goodbye Cruel World" (featuring Billy Sherwood & Tony Levin)

    Disc 2
    "Hey You" (featuring John Wetton, Steve Lukather, Tommy Shaw & Alan White)
    "Is There Anybody Out There?" (featuring Adrian Belew & Billy Sherwood)
    "Nobody Home" (featuring Rick Wakeman)
    "Vera" (featuring Tommy Shaw & Steve Howe)
    "Bring the Boys Back Home" (featuring Billy Sherwood & Jay Schellen)
    "Comfortably Numb" (featuring Chris Squire & Alan White)
    "The Show Must Go On" (featuring Adrian Belew & Vinnie Colaiuta)
    "In the Flesh" (featuring Billy Sherwood, Steve Porcaro & Vinnie Colaiuta)
    "Run Like Hell" (featuring Jason Scheff, Dweezil Zappa & Tony Kaye)
    "Waiting for the Worms" (featuring Billy Sherwood, Tony Levin & Vinnie Colaiuta)
    "Stop" (featuring Billy Sherwood)
    "The Trial" (featuring Malcolm McDowell)
    "Outside the Wall" (featuring Billy Sherwood)
    Bonus Tracks
    "Another Brick in the Wall Part 2" (Electro Remix)
    "Another Brick in the Wall Part 2" (House Remix)
    "Another Brick in the Wall Part 2" (Radio Remix)
    "Another Brick in the Wall Part 2" (Dub Remix)
    "Comfortably Numb" (Blackburner Remix)

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  • Mötley Crüe Adds Second L.A. Date to Farewell Tour

    Paul BrownMötley Crüe will wrap up their farewell tour on New Year's Eve with a concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. If you can't make it to that show, which is nearly sold out, you'll have the opportunity to see them live in the same venue the night before.

    The band has announced they'll perform at the Staples Center on December 30. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Saturday morning at 10 a.m. local time. At that same time, a limited number of tickets for the New Year's Eve concert will also be released.

    Complete ticket information is available on Motley.com.

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  • Ex-Utopia Bassist Kasim Sulton Says He's "Very Proud" of New Solo Album, "3"

    Courtesy of Kasim SultonVeteran rock bassist Kasim Sulton recently released his third solo album, the aptly titled 3, a collection of finely crafted pop and rock tunes. The 59-year-old musician says he's "very proud" of the record, which he recorded with the help of some famous musical friends and associates.

    Sulton probably is best known as the longtime bassist for Todd Rundgren's old group Utopia, and he also has toured and recorded with such other artists as Meat Loaf, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, The New Cars and Blue Oyster Cult.  For 3, Sulton called on all of his former Utopia band mates -- Rundgren, keyboardist Roger Powell and drummer Willie Wilcox -- as well as Blue Oyster Cult guitarist Buck Dharma Roeser, Cars keyboardist Greg Hawkes and Billy Joel/Ringo Starr sax player and musical director Mark Rivera, among others.

    Kasim tells ABC News Radio that because of his many musical commitments, it usually takes him several years to finish a solo album, and 3 was no exception.  He also points out that the new record differs from his previous solo efforts, 1982's Kasim and 2002's Quid Pro Quo, in that he didn't have many guest musicians play on those earlier releases.

    Sulton says one of his favorite songs on the album is the first single, a melodic pop-rock gem called "Clocks All Stopped," which he co-wrote with frequent songwriting partner Phil Thornalley.  If the track sounds reminiscent of Kasim's old band Utopia, that's by design.

    "I sat down to write a real Utopia song," he explains.  "And I think that 'Clocks All Stopped' is a pretty good indication of what a Utopia record might be like if we were still making records."  To get that Utopia sound, Sulton enlisted Rundgren and Powell to play on the track.

    Sulton admits that Utopia and Rundgren, with whom he still tours, remain among his biggest influences as a songwriter.

    "I think that left an indelible mark on my creative process," he says of his tenure with the band.  "And certainly working with Todd, because Todd, I feel, is one of the greatest unsung songwriters of the last half of the 20th century."

    Other songs Kasim says he likes on 3 include "15 Minutes," which features Roeser, Rivera and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes pianist Jeff Kazee, and a cover of tune by founding Tubes guitarist Bill Spooner called "Too Much on Her Mind."  Hawkes and Wilcox played on the latter track.

    As for how he feels about 3 as a whole, Sulton says, "I never say this about my own stuff, but I'm very proud of my record, and I just hope that it has some longevity, that I can keep playing shows behind it for the next year or so."

    Sulton currently has just two concerts lined up in support of the album, a gig tonight at Joe's Pub in New York City, and a show on Sunday at the Tin Angel in Philadelphia.  Fans also will be able to catch Kasim playing with Blue Oyster Cult, who have plenty of 2015 tour dates lined up.  Visit BlueOysterCult.com to check out the band's full itinerary.

    You can purchase 3 and find out the latest news on Sulton at his official website.

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  • Bob Dylan Discusses Standards Album, Admiration for Frank Sinatra in New Interview

    PRNewsFoto/AARPIn his first interview in three years, Bob Dylan chats with AARP magazine at length about Shadows in the Night, his upcoming album of standards, which will be released on February 3.

    Dylan reveals he'd been thinking about making an album like Shadows in the Night, which features 10 songs that Frank Sinatra recorded during his career, "ever since I heard Willie [Nelson]'s Stardust record in the late 1970s."  He adds, "All through the years, I've heard these songs being recorded by other people and I've always wanted to do that."

    The 73-year-old singer/songwriter notes that it was important for him to do justice to the songs he covered for the project, which include such classics as "Autumn Leaves," "Some Enchanted Evening" and "What'll I Do."

    "I love these songs, and I'm not going to bring any disrespect to them," he maintains.  "To trash those songs would be sacrilegious."

    Dylan also suggests that the ultimate versions of the tunes were Sinatra's renditions, noting that the late crooner set the bar very high indeed.

    "When you start doing these songs, Frank's got to be on your mind.  Because he is the mountain," Bob tells the magazine.  "That's the mountain you have to climb, even if you only get part of the way there."

    Dylan says one of the things he admires about Sinatra is that "he had this ability to get inside of the song in a sort of a conversational way.  Frank sang to you -- not at you."

    Asked whether he felt it was risky attempting to sing songs associated with Sinatra, Dylan fires back, "Risky?  Like walking across a field laced with land mines?  Or working in a poison gas factory?  There's nothing risky about making records."

    He adds, "Comparing me with Frank Sinatra?  You must be joking.  To be mentioned in the same breath as him must be some sort of high compliment.  As far as touching him goes, nobody touches him.  Not me or anyone else."

    With regard to what Sinatra might have thought about his album, Bob says he thinks that Frank may have appreciated his stripped-down approach to the material.

    "I think first of all he'd be amazed I did these songs with a five-piece band," Dylan says.  "I think he'd be proud in a certain way."

    Dylan also discusses the enduring nature of the standards he recorded for Shadows in the Night, admitting that he now feels a closer connection to those tunes than some of his own compositions.

    "It's easier for me to sing that song than it is to sing, 'Won't you come see me, Queen Jane,'" he says.  "Because 'Queen Jane [Approximately]' might be a little bit outdated.  But this song is not outdated.  It has to do with humane motion.  There's nothing contrived in these songs.  There's not one false word in any of them.  They're eternal."

    Visit AARP.org to read the full interview with Dylan, which features him talking about his musical influences, his admiration for soul/gospel legend Mavis Staples, his reasons for retreating from the limelight during the late 1960s, his love of touring and much more.

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  • CELEBRITY GOSSIP

    JENNIFER GARNER IS OVER DIETING FOR ROLES: Jennifer Garner is over the days of dieting for roles. The Danny Collins star recently told Yahoo Beauty, "I mean, believe me, there's always a point in the fitting where I feel like, 'Why didn't I just try to lose four pounds and then I could wear any dress?' I just can't though. I dieted for so long in the middle of doing Alias and being a superhero, that there's something in me that can't do anything that extreme." The mother of three also explains that she is good with her food about 80 percent of the time but has difficulty passing up pizza.

    PRINCE ANDREW BREAKS SILENCE ON SEX SCANDAL ALLEGATIONS: Prince Andrew stands by the Buckingham Palace statements claiming he has nothing to do with the allegations made by Virginia Roberts that she was his friend's sex slave and was involved in several sexual encounters with him. He said during an appearance at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, "I just wish to reiterate and reaffirm the statements already made on my behalf by Buckingham Palace. My focus is on my work." According to ITV, "You could hear a pin drop when he spoke." Lawyers for Virginia have sent a certified letter urging him to submit to questioning under oath but the letter was allegedly refused delivery.

    DUSTIN DIAMOND PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN STABBING INCIDENT: Former Saved By the Bell star Dustin Diamond has entered a "Not Guilty" plea in the case where he is accused of stabbing a man during a bar fight in Wisconsin over the holidays. The victim is claiming that he shoved Dustin during the argument but did not realize he had been cut until later on. Dustin's lawyer is arguing that nobody who was at the bar at the time of the fight reported witnessing the stabbing. The 38-year-old is currently free on bond. His fiancée, Amanda Schutz, is also facing charges.

    AMANDA BYNES WON'T BE PROSECUTED FOR RECENT DUI: The L.A. City Attorney has opted not to prosecute Amanda Bynes for her DUI arrest from back in September 2014. Amanda was under the influence of Adderall at the time of the arrest. The attorney has turned the case over to the D.A. because the infraction could be a violation of her probation from her 2012 DUI. Amanda could be facing jail time for the incident.

    RACHAEL LEIGH COOK IS PREGNANT: Rachael Leigh Cook and her husband Daniel Gillies are expecting their second child together. The couple told E! News, "We're as happy as we were surprised by this wonderful news! We haven't slept since 2013 and welcome advice from all parents who survived Two Under Two." They also have a daughter named Charlotte Easton Gillies who was born in September 2013.

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  • DENVER THEATER REFUNDS 1,200 TICKETS TO BILL COSBY SHOW

    Bill Cosby's tour might be staying on but not many people want to see it anymore. According to The Denver Post, nearly forty percent of ticketholders requested refunds for his recent shows in the area.

    The comedian performed two sets last week and the venue refunded 1,200 of the 3,100 tickets sold. The performances were also met with protesters outside the venue screaming things like "Rape is not a joke!" and "No means no!" People who chose to keep their tickets cheered as Bill took the stage.

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  • REPORT: SCOTT DISICK HAS SLIPPED BACK TO HIS PARTYING WAYS

    Scott Disick may have a new baby at home but rumors are circulating that he has slipped back into his hard-partying lifestyle. Us Weekly is reporting that his recent ski weekend pushed Kourtney Kardashian to put her foot down.

    An insider told the magazine, "Scott is in a very dark place. He's been partying nonstop." Another source added, "Kourtney is so sick of him. She has had enough. He goes out partying leaving her at home with a newborn. Everyone on the outside says she has to leave him."
    According to TMZ, management found Scott's room in Aspen littered with empty bottles, cigarette butts, and the smell of weed. He was allegedly charged $500 for damages on top the $1,840 bill he racked up on booze alone.

    • Scott was hospitalized over the summer for alcohol poisoning which he said at the time was the wake-up call he needed to stay sober for his family.
    • Scott and Kourtney welcomed their son Reign back in December. They are also parents to five-year-old Mason and two-year-old Penelope.

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    JAKE GYLLENHAAL NOT JOINING 'SUICIDE SQUAD': Jake Gyllenhaal has reportedly turned down a role in Suicide Squad. The actor was rumored to be the top pick to replace Tom Hardy who dropped out of his role as team leader Rick Flag. Sources say the casting shake-up will not delay production which is expected to begin in April.

    'GLEE' ACTRESS CAST AS 'SUPERGIRL': Glee actress Melissa Benoist has landed the lead role in CBS' Supergirl. Supergirl was first introduced to fans in 1959 as a denizen of Krypton who escaped before its destruction and hid her powers when she first arrived on Earth. CBS has already given the show a series commitment.

    ANNE HATHAWAY TEAMING UP WITH JULIE TAYMOR: Anne Hathaway is teaming up with director Julie Taymor for a new Off-Broadway play. The one-woman show is called Grounded and tells the story of a fighter pilot who gets reassigned to operate drone strikes after getting pregnant. It is told as a 70-minute monologue. Performances begin on April 7th and runs through May 17th.

    FOX ADDS TWO NEW JUDGES TO 'SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE': Jason Derulo and previously rumored Paula Abdul have been added to the judging panel for the next season of So You Think You Can Dance. Returning judge Nigel Lythgoe called reacted to the announcement calling it "a new and exciting panel of judges." Paula and Jason are replacing departing judge Mary Murphy.

    SIMON PEGG IS CO-WRITING NEW 'STAR TREK': Simon Pegg will co-star and co-write the third installment of the Star Trek reboot. He is collaborating with Doug Jung who previously worked on the HBO series Big Love. Simon has played Scotty in the first two films which were directed by J.J. Abrams.

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  • 'AMERICAN IDOL': NEW ORLEANS AUDITIONS

    Last night (January 22nd) on American Idol, the season 14 auditions moved on to Harry Connick Jr's hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Singer Jelly Joseph decided to perform Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" for her audition. The judges seemed to enjoy the performance and gave positive reviews. "I was really hoping that somebody like you would come in and not only represent with such a great voice, but such great style and elegance and great spirit." said judge Harry. The panel agreed she should advance in the competition.

    18 year old drag queen Dakota Suarez performed Florence and the Machine's "Dog Days Are Over". The decision was not unanimous but Dakota did receive a gold ticket to Hollywood. "Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to see a drag queen on Idol, coming in, like, one day, you're a guy, one day, you're in drag, like, that's really exciting to me, but the voice is an integral part of this competition, and I think you have a nice voice, but it's not a incredible voice" said Harry.

    Student Erica Washington impressed the judges with her rendition of Beyonce's "Halo". Judge Keith Urban said "People come in and they do a cover song, right? You do a song that you love, like Halo. I get to experience what it must feel like for you to hear that song, and you hear it beautifully." Erica was voted through to the next round.

    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL DAKOTA SUAREZ PERFORMS DOG DAYS ARE OVER
    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL DREW PLAISANCE PERFORMS PYT
    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL ERICA WASHINGTON PERFORMS HALO
    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL JELLY JOSEPH PERFORMS ROLLING IN THE DEEP
    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL THE JUDGES ON DAKOTA SUAREZ PERFORMANCE OF DOG DAYS ARE OVER
    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL THE JUDGES ON ERICA WASHINGTONS PERFORMANCE OF HALO
    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL THE JUDGES ON JELLY JOSEPHS PERFORMANCE OF ROLLING IN THE DEEP

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  • JAMIE DORNAN DISCUSSES FRIENDSHIP WITH ROB PATTINSON

    Jamie Dornan has seen how to deal with sudden fame by watching his friend/drinking buddy Rob Pattinson. The Fifty Shades of Grey actor discusses his friendship with the Twilight star and how his situation won't be the same as what Rob went through.

    Jamie said, "I've been round Rob long enough to see what it's been like for him. I don't know if it's been a benefit to witness that. Whatever that is." He added, "By the way, it's not the same thing. We're not the Twilight franchise. We're a different thing. Whatever my situation is, it's going to be different from Rob's. They are incomparable." The 32-year-old also said, "I'm astonished at how many people are telling me my life is going to change. Everyone that I meet, especially in L.A. People who run studios or other actors or people who are strangers. Everyone has been saying that to me, 'Are you ready?' I don't have a good answer to that, because I don't know what I'm meant to be ready for. Whatever happens, happens. I'll just roll with the punches."

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  • AMBER ROSE ACCUSED OF PHOTOSHOPPING PICS

    Amber Rose is a former stripper turned spokesperson and model. Recently the separated mom has been posting photos of herself in string bikinis on Instagram. Well now the naysayers are accusing Rose of photo shopping her pics before posting them on Instagram.

    • The group accusing the model of the misdeeds has adopted the Instagram name Amberhoez. They are also accusing Rose of getting some plastic surgery to improve upon her natural assets.

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  • HOLLYWOOD QUICK HITS

    STARZ RELEASES TRAILER FOR SEASON 2 OF 'POWER': Starz' hit show, Power, will be back on air this summer. The network recently released a trailer for Season 2 featuring the show's stars Omari Hardwick, Joseph Sikora and 50 Cent.

    ANTHONY MACKIE CATCHES HEAT FOR 'SELMA' SNUB COMMENTS: Anthony Mackie may have put his foot in his mouth with some recent comments he made when asked about the movie, Selma, not being nominated for any Oscars in the acting or directing categories. The actor said, "People are just tired of being bombarded with race right now, so everyone is shying away from certain topics and certain movies . . . If you look at all the movies that are nominated, all the actors that are nominated, they all gave a damn good performance. Me specifically, if that’s something I want, I have to step my game up. I have to do better movies and I have to act better."

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  • SHONDA RHIMES HAS IDEAS FOR A 'SCANDAL' SPINOFF

    Shonda Rhimes has revealed that she has been considering ideas for a spinoff of her hit show Scandal.

    She recently told The Hollywood Reporter, "I have my own obsessions with B613 that are probably unhealthy. I have like three versions of a B613 spinoff in my head that I obsess about constantly." Shonda went on to reveal that fans shouldn't expect to see the spinoff any time soon saying, "I have some jobs, as you may notice, and not a lot of time to do some new jobs. What I love is how supportive ABC is and how great ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee is. Paul says he wants Grey's to run forever and he'd love Scandal to run forever. I think I just got a 20-season pickup for all my shows!"
    B613 is the top secret agency run by Olivia Pope's father.

    • Shonda also oversees the freshman drama, How to Get Away with Murder.

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  • MARRIAGE ISN'T ON THE LIST FOR JESSICA CHASTAIN

    Jessica Chastain has many things on her to-do list but marriage isn't necessarily one of them.

    The star of A Most Violent Year says in the new issue of People, "I'm not quite sure of what I want in my life, and who knows if marriage is a part of it. So to me, marriage is not an important thing." Jessica also addressed her current relationship Italian fashion exec Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo saying, "Everything is fantastic."

    • Jessica and Gian Luca have been dating since 2012.

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