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07/01/2002
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Strengthens Organization With Promotion of Key Top Executives

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. today announced strategic organizational changes and executive promotions designed to strengthen its North American operation and reinforce the company's...

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07/01/2002
Is Salvatore Licitra the 'Tenor of Tomorrow'?

Young tenor Salvatore Licitra made music history this year when he filled Luciano Pavarotti's shoes at the last minute for the Metropolitan Opera House closing night gala performance of Puccini's...

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06/27/2002
Sony Classical to Record Original Cast Recording of 'Hairspray,' a New Broadway Musical Based on the Film By John Waters

The cast of the new Broadway musical Hairspray will go into a New York studio on June 29 - July 1 following the successful Seattle run to record the original cast recording. Released by Sony...

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06/26/2002
New Our Lady Peace Album, Gravity, Debuts on U.S. Top 10

With Gravity, the group's latest critically-acclaimed release, Our Lady Peace has debuted on the U.S. Top 10 for the first time in a career now spanning five albums. Entering the Billboard Top 200...

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06/25/2002
Chris Botti and Friends - 'Night Sessions: Live In Concert' Set For Release On DVD on Tuesday, August 6

Columbia Records is set to release "Night Sessions: Live In Concert," the DVD featuring Chris Botti & Friends on August 6, 2002. Botti's star-studded performance -- featuring Sting and Shawn...

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06/24/2002
Sony Adds to Innovative Line of CLIE Handhelds

At a press conference today spotlighting a variety of product innovations, Sony Electronics added the new CLIE™ PEG-T665C model to its family of personal entertainment organizers. The new...

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06/24/2002
Sony Marks the Spot With New X Series of Flat Panel Computer Displays; New Display Line Offers a Treasure Chest of Features

Typically X marks the spot for buried treasure, but Sony put the gems on display with its new X series of feature-packed liquid-crystal displays, including a special discovery of the company's...

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06/21/2002
Sony Online Entertainment Takes Everquest Phenomenon on the Road; SOE Partners With Top Companies to Promote EverQuest Across America

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, announced today that it will be bringing, EverQuest, the world's most popular online role-playing...

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06/18/2002
Marc Anthony Embarks on North American Summer Tour Beginning July 6

International pop/salsa superstar Marc Anthony will embark on a North American concert tour of 30 cities in support of his latest best-selling album, Mended, beginning July 6 at the Tweeter Center...

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06/18/2002
Swing Into The Summer With MLB™ 2003 From 989 Sports®

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that MLB™ 2003 from the 989 Sports® development team is now available in stores, marking the availability of the only officially...

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06/18/2002
Sony Computer Entertainment America Releases Two Action-Packed Titles Based on Disney's New Animated Summer Feature Lilo and Stitch

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. and Disney Interactive today announced the release of two titles based on Disney's new feature film, Lilo and Stitch, which opens in theaters nationwide on...

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06/17/2002
Gracenote Acquires Cantametrix, a Leading Music Technology Provider

Gracenote, a leading provider of music infrastructure technologies, today announced that they have completed the acquisition of all technology and intellectual property from Cantametrix, a leading...

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06/13/2002
Critically Acclaimed Artists The Angel and Mystic To Perform in The Sony Style Store @ Metreon

WHAT: On Saturday, June 15, Screenblast will host a special LIVE performance in the Sony Style store @ Metreon. Innovative female producer, remixer and composer The Angel will take the Sony Style...

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06/10/2002
Columbia Records To Release O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits

Definitive Career-Spanning 2 CD Collection Combines The Absolute Best From America's Greatest Rock & Roll Band's Columbia Records and Geffen Records Catalogs PLUS Two Brand New Songs In Stores...

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06/05/2002
Sony Online Entertainment Leaps Into Wireless Gaming Market

Entering into the highly anticipated wireless gaming market, Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) Inc., a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, announced today that they will be...

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06/05/2002
The Derek Trucks Band On Tour

Columbia Records -- Joyful Noise, The Derek Trucks Band's eagerly awaited debut album for Columbia Records, will be in stores on August 27. The genre busting group, fronted by 22-year-old guitar...

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06/04/2002
Gracenote Extends Agreement With RealNetworks to Bring Digital Music Recognition to Consumer Electronics, PCs

Gracenote, a leading provider of music infrastructure technologies, today announced a multi-year renewal of its agreement with RealNetworks®, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK), the global leader in Internet...

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06/03/2002
New VAIO Desktops Help Create Personal Blockbusters

Sony's new summer line of VAIO® desktop PCs offers a variety of configuration options for people who are ready to dive into the world of customized DVD recording. With the novice-friendly Simple...

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05/31/2002
X-ecutioners Hit The Road With the Eminem & Ludacris 'Anger Management' Tour Supporting Best-Selling Breakthrough Album Built From Scratch

The X-ecutioners, the pioneering DJ crew who've spearheaded a revolution in "turntablism," will be touring with Eminem and Ludacris on the Anger Management tour which begins July 18 in Buffalo,...

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05/30/2002
PlayStation®2 Brings Rock 'N' Roll Entertainment Across the Country This Summer as Title Sponsor of Ozzfest 2002

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that its PlayStation®2 brand is the title sponsor for Ozzfest 2002. As the title sponsor for one of the most popular summer concert...

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05/23/2002
Derek Trucks Band on Tour Now

Columbia Records -- With "Joyful Noise," his eagerly-awaited debut album for Columbia Records, scheduled to hit stores on July 30, the 22-year-old guitar prodigy Derek Trucks has hit the road with...

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05/22/2002
Columbia Pictures Makes Pre-Emptive Bid to Acquire Films Rights To Robert Littell's Spy Thriller 'The Company: A Novel of the CIA'

Columbia Pictures made a pre- emptive bid to acquire the motion picture rights to Robert Littell's epic spy thriller "The Company: A Novel of the CIA," it was jointly announced today by John...

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05/22/2002
Jorma Kaukonen Celebrates the Release of His Columbia Records Debut Blue Country Heart

Masterful guitarist and renowned blues scholar Jorma Kaukonen will be joined on tour by Blue Country, a rotating ensemble which includes guitarists Sally Van Meter, (Taj Mahal, David Grisman)...

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05/21/2002
Columbia Acquires Rights to Develop Sci-Fi Action Film Based On Popular PC Game 'Deus Ex' for Producer Laura Ziskin

Columbia Pictures has optioned the rights to develop a science-fiction action-adventure franchise based on the award-winning PC game "Deus Ex," it was announced today by Peter Schlessel, President...

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05/20/2002
Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment's Screenblast™ and Quiksilver/Roxy Partner on Integrated Cross-Marketing Initiative

Screenblast™, an online creativity service by Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, and the Roxy division of Quiksilver Inc. (NYSE: ZQK) today announced plans to partner on an integrated...

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