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09/26/2006
Beyonce Set to Headline Nigeria's First Annual THISDAY Music Festival on October 7

Pop culture icon Beyonce will make her first-ever trip to West Africa to headline the first night of the first annual THISDAY Music Festival in Lagos, Nigeria, on October 7. Held in celebration of...

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09/26/2006
Sony and Sprint Deliver First Integrated EV-DO Revision A Mobile Broadband-Capable Notebooks

Sony Electronics will soon be offering the first ultra-portable computers to include integrated broadband-capable wide area network technology, from Sprint for ultra-fast Internet access. (Photo:...

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09/25/2006
Joshua Radin On-Board Hotel Cafe Tour

The emerging young singer-songwriter Joshua Radin is on-board this year's Hotel Cafe tour launching October 2 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles (see itinerary following). Television audiences...

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09/25/2006
Platinum R&B Sensation Frankie J Honored by RIAA on Monday, September 25, for Platinum Success With His Chart Topping Single 'Obsession' and Hit Album, 'The One'

Today, in Washington DC, The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) will present R & B Sensation, Frankie J with an RIAA Award for Platinum ringtone success with his chart topping...

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09/25/2006
Octone/Legacy/RCA Music Group Set to Release 'Ricky Jay Plays Poker'

Ricky Jay, the world-renowned sleight- of-hand expert, author, actor, historian and consultant, has personally compiled 21 of his all-time favorite card-playing songs -- "a mix of blues, folk,...

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09/25/2006
A Virtual Sixth Man Arrives as NBA '07 Launches for the PlayStation®2 and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) System

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced the release of NBA '07, exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. Shipping...

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09/25/2006
Columbia Records Releasing 'A Decade,' Ten Years' Worth of Hit Singles From Our Lady Peace

Columbia Records will release "A Decade," the definitive collection of biggest hits from Our Lady Peace, the band with more #1 rock singles in Canada than any other Canadian artist, on November...

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09/22/2006
John Mayer's New Album, 'CONTINUUM,' Sells 300,000 Copies in First Week

Two years in the making, Grammy winning singer/songwriter John Mayer's third studio album, CONTINUUM (Aware/Columbia Records), has sold 300,000 copies since its release on September 12. The...

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09/22/2006
PLAYSTATION®3 HDD 20GB Equipped With HDMI as Standard

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3) with 20GB hard disk drive (HDD) will come equipped with HDMI(*) (Ver 1.3/supporting Deep Color) output as standard...

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09/21/2006
Columbia Records Releasing New Edition of Chris Botti's Best-Selling Seasonal Album, 'December'

Columbia Records is releasing a new edition -- featuring four newly-recorded tracks and two brand-new songs -- of Chris Botti's best-selling seasonal album, "December," on Tuesday, October 10....

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09/21/2006
G.O.O.D./Sony Urban Music/Columbia Records Announce the Release of Once Again, the New Album From Grammy-Winning Best New Artist John Legend

G.O.O.D./Sony Urban Music/Columbia Records will release Once Again, the much-anticipated second solo album from the multi-platinum Grammy-winning artist John Legend, on Tuesday, October 24. John...

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09/20/2006
Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds Enters the Billboard Top 200 as the #1 Album in the Country

Jive Recording artist Justin Timberlake debuts at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart with his sophomore release FutureSex/LoveSounds. Selling more than 684,400 copies in its first week,...

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09/19/2006
Sony Online Entertainment Launches The Serpent's Spine™ Expansion for EverQuest®

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE), a global leader in the online games industry, today announced EverQuest® The Serpent's Spine™, the twelfth expansion for the Massively Multiplayer Online...

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09/19/2006
Ciara Returns With Her Highly Anticipated Sophomore Album Ciara: The Evolution, in Stores December 5, 2006

Multi-platinum R&B star Ciara returns with her highly anticipated sophomore album, Ciara: The Evolution (La Face/Zomba Label Group), due out December 5, 2006. Ciara has evolved from a teen who...

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09/19/2006
Fred Hammond Celebrates 25th Recording Anniversary With New Album in Stores October 3, 2006

Since his days as a founding member of the classically soulful group Commissioned, Fred Hammond has been a chief architect of urban praise & worship. Next month he drops Free to Worship, his 8th...

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09/19/2006
Columbia Records Platinum-Selling Rock Band Crossfade Announces Tour With Buckcherry

Columbia Records platinum-selling rock band Crossfade announces a Fall 2006 tour with Buckcherry beginning October 10 in Las Vegas, NV at the Empire Ballroom and continuing into December. (See...

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09/18/2006
Sony Pictures Releasing Makes Industry History With Record 10th Number 1 Opening for 2006

With the #1 opening of Columbia Pictures' inspiring drama "Gridiron Gang" starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Sony Pictures Entertainment's distribution arm Sony Pictures Releasing has launched...

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09/18/2006
ACME announces first orders for new HD sets from China

PRNewswire -- ACME is pleased to announce that it has received its first order for its VScan TB test kit from China. Medical Services is now shipping VScan TB test kits to 5 major hospitals in...

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09/18/2006
Sony Style Shops Offer Exclusive Products and Services

Expressing oneself got just a bit more stylish with Sony's new My Style service. Starting today, Sony Style® online and retail store customers can choose from an array of designs and colors, as...

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09/18/2006
Seventeen Magazine Gives Teddy Geiger Fans a Chance to Hang With the Rising Star and Hear a Private Mini- Concert at Exclusive Pre-Show Parties on His Upcoming Tour

Columbia Records artist Teddy Geiger will meet 50 lucky fans in select cities on his upcoming tour (itinerary below) courtesy of Seventeen magazine, which will feature the rising young superstar...

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09/13/2006
Pink Floyd's Nick Mason to Meet Fans & Sign Copies of 8x Platinum Selling DVD, 'Pulse,' at Midtown Best Buy on Thursday, September 14

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason will make a rare in-store appearance at the Midtown Best Buy (529 5th Avenue at 44th Street) on Thursday, September 14, beginning at 6 p.m. (MEDIA CALL: 5:30 p.m.)....

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09/13/2006
Sony Unveils Chic Notebooks for the Home

Designed to compliment any home's motif, Sony today unveiled the VAIO® N Series notebook computer line featuring cool colors, smooth lines and a simple sense of style for people who want to...

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09/12/2006
Sony Computer Entertainment America Launches PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) Entertainment Pack for $249.99(SRP)

Sony Computer Entertainment America today announced the PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) Entertainment Pack, a new "all-in-one" offering for portable gaming and entertainment. Available beginning...

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09/12/2006
ACIDplanet.com Launches Kevin Cahoon and Ghetto Cowboy's 'Fashionista' Track Remix Contest

Kevin Cahoon and Ghetto Cowboy, along with ACIDplanet.com®, one of the Internet's premier sites for user-generated music and video content and computer-based recording and remixing tools, have...

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09/12/2006
Columbia Records & Burgundy Records Announce the Release of Romantic Classics, the New Album from Julio Iglesias

Columbia Records and Burgundy Records announce the release of Romantic Classics, the new English language album from Julio Iglesias -- the best-selling Latin singer of all time and one of the...

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