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12/13/2001
Destiny's Child Squash Breakup Rumors; Multi-Platinum Female Vocal Group Plans World Tour for Spring 2002

The following release was issued today by Columbia Records: Destiny's Child is not disbanding, the group announced today in response to rumors recently reported in the press. Destiny's Child's...

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12/12/2001
MEDIA ALERT! Steve Tyrell To Perform At Lincoln Center Tower Records In-Store Thursday, December 13th

WHO: Columbia Records recording artist Steve Tyrell WHAT: An in-store performance and fan meet-and-greet to sign copies of Standard Time WHERE: Tower Records - Lincoln Center (1961 Broadway at...

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12/11/2001
John Mellencamp on The Bob & Tom Show Columbia Records Artist Joins Nationally Syndicated Radio Team This Week

Columbia Records artist John Mellencamp has joined the nationally-syndicated radio team Bob & Tom this week, making his first appearance as co-host on the "Bob & Tom" show on Monday, December 10....

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12/11/2001
Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax's Orange County - The Soundtrack Features Exclusive New Singles From The Offspring & Foo Fighters

MTV To Premiere Videos Of New Singles By The Offspring & Foo Fighters In December Soundtrack Album In Stores Tuesday, December 18 NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax is...

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12/10/2001
Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo to Address the Students at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts With Welcome From Singer Tony Bennett On Tuesday, December 11

Legendary performer and ten-time Grammy winner, Tony Bennett will Welcome former New York State Governor Mario Cuomo to the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts on Tuesday, December 11 at 10:15 p.m....

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12/10/2001
EverQuest®: The Shadows of Luclin™ Sells More Than 120,000 Units In the First Day

Sony Online Entertainment Inc., today announced that EverQuest®: The Shadows of Luclin™ sold more than 120,000 units in the first day at retail, making this one of the largest PC game debuts in...

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12/07/2001
Initial Holiday Sales for PlayStation® Business Outperforms Category And Exceeds Company Expectations

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. today announced stronger than expected sales during Thanksgiving week, exceeding its original product forecasts despite the current economic conditions....

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12/06/2001
ALI Premiere - Wednesday, December 12th Grauman's Chinese Theatre

With wit and athletic genius, with defiant rage and inner grace, Muhammad Ali forever changed the American landscape. Fighting all comers, Ali took on the law, conventions, the status quo and the...

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12/05/2001
Naughty Dog Inc.'s Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy™ Provides the Next Generation in Action-Adventure Gaming

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the release of the much-anticipated action-adventure game, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy™, created exclusively for the...

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12/04/2001
Alicia Keyes, Gwen Stefani, Eve, *NSYNC and Other AAAW Supporters Put Global AIDS Pandemic as a #1 Priority for US Politicians at the Billboard Awards

Hot on the heels of its award for "Best Collaboration" at the VH1 Awards, Artists Against AIDS Worldwide is taking its call for urgent action to The Billboard Bash and Music Awards, to mark World...

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12/04/2001
All New and Redesigned NFL GameDay™ 2002 Now Available for Gridiron Action On the PlayStation®2 Computer Entertainment System

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that the all-new NFL GameDay™ 2002 from the 989 Sports™ development team is now available in stores, marking the debut of the popular...

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12/04/2001
Sony Computer Entertainment America Announces Six Exclusive Titles For PlayStation®2

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) Inc. announced today its first party software release calendar for the coming months for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Over the...

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12/03/2001
Sony Online Entertainment Takes EverQuest® Players to the Moon With EverQuest: The Shadows of Luclin™

Sony Online Entertainment Inc., a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, announced today that EverQuest®: The Shadows of Luclin™ will be available at retail stores tomorrow....

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11/30/2001
PlayStation®2 Brings 989 Sports'™ NFL GameDay™ 2002 To the 49ers Goldmine at 3 Com Park

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that NFL GameDay™ 2002 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system will be previewed at the 49ers Goldmine at 3 Com Park for...

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11/28/2001
Media Alert!

Who: Columbia Records artist Pete Yorn What: An special in-store live performance and autograph signing of musicforthemorningafter Where: Tower Records - Lincoln Square (1961 Broadway at 66th...

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11/28/2001
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Debuts $129, Five-Inch LCD Screen For PS one™ Game Console

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the latest device to its peripheral arsenal, the LCD Screen (for PS one™), for the re-designed, compact videogame console. The new...

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11/27/2001
TWISTED METAL® Small Brawl™ Delivers a Mischievous Twist To Car Combat on the PS one™ This Holiday Season

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the release of TWISTED METAL® Small Brawl™ exclusively for the PS one™ and PlayStation® game consoles. Developed by Incog Inc....

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11/20/2001
Gamers and Music Lovers of All Ages Experience Music Mixing First-Hand With World Renowned Music Acts in Frequency™ for Playstation®2

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the release of Frequency™, a unique interactive music title, exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Developed...

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11/20/2001
Holiday Poll Reveals Spending on Home Entertainment Is on the Rise

Consumers plan to spend more money improving their home entertainment environments, hoping to build personal "entertainment castles" this holiday season, according to a nationwide independent...

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11/19/2001
Sony Pictures Family Entertainment and the Kids' WB!'s 'Jackie Chan Adventures' Packs Online Punch: New Features Draw Over One Million Page Views per Month to Site

The official online destination -- http://www.jackiechanadventures.com/ -- for the children's action-adventure "anime-style" comedy television show "Jackie Chan Adventures," high-kicks into gear...

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11/15/2001
Frequency™ Mixes It Up With New Music and Video Content From Major Recording Artists: No Doubt, Jungle Brothers, Curve and Akrobatik

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that four additional major recording artists have agreed to provide music and video content for the upcoming interactive musical game,...

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11/14/2001
All New NFL GameDay™ 2002 Kicks Off Another Season on the PlayStation®2 Computer Entertainment System

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that the all new NFL GameDay™ 2002 from the 989 Sports™ development team will hit stores on December 4, marking the debut of the...

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11/14/2001
Sony Computer Entertainment America Representatives Available for Comment On the State of the Gaming Industry

WHAT: The pending mid-November launches of consoles from Nintendo and Microsoft have increased attention on the gaming industry, however despite these new entries into the marketplace,...

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11/13/2001
NCAA® Final Four® 2002 Delivers All the Madness of College Hoops To the PlayStation®2 Computer Entertainment System

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that NCAA® Final Four® 2002 from the 989 Sports™ development team is now available, marking the release of the latest installment of...

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11/09/2001
Mythodea - Music for The NASA Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey

A few short weeks ago, NASA's Odyssey spacecraft arrived at Mars and began orbit. Odyssey will circle the planet approximately once every 11 hours for 917 days, a full Mars year, and will send...

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