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01/09/2012
THE ESSENTIAL KIRK FRANKLIN Celebrates 20th Anniversary For #1 Artist in Contemporary Gospel Music

Sanctified music in America has no greater voice over the past two decades than Kirk Franklin, the native Texan who revolutionized the gospel choir, and single-handedly brought Contemporary Gospel...

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01/09/2012
Grammy Winning Group Train Invites You To Enjoy "Drive By," The Group's Brand New Single from Columbia Records

Columbia Records is pleased to announce the arrival of "Drive By," the much-anticipated new single from Train, the Grammy-winning multi-platinum group from San Francisco whose iconic hits include...

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01/05/2012
Sony Unveils New, High-Speed XQD™ Memory Cards

Giving photo enthusiasts and professional photographers a new level of speed and performance, the new Sony XQD™ memory cards support the recently adopted XQD specification for high-speed,...

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01/05/2012
Beyonce Releases "Live At Roseland" App

Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records -- Beyonce's sold-out four nights at New York's famed Roseland Ballroom back in August was a resounding success with the first night's tickets selling out...

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01/03/2012
Melanie Amaro, Winner of "The X Factor" $5 Million Sony Music Recording Deal, is Signed By Epic Records

Announced today, Epic Records signs Melanie Amaro to a recording contract following her triumphant win on season one of "The X Factor." Her new home with Epic Records places her under the...

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12/22/2011
PlayStation Vita to Launch With Biggest and Best Software Lineup in Sony Computer Entertainment History

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC today announced software launch details for the highly anticipated PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) handheld entertainment system, which will boast the biggest...

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12/20/2011
Welcome Aboard "PAN AM" With Free Episodes on iTunes Starting Today

Starting today, television audiences can fly PAN AM at no cost with all nine available episodes from the first season of the ABC network drama available for free on the iTunes store at...

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12/19/2011
FEARnet Stuffs Stockings with FEAR this Christmas in Its Holiday Sweepstakes

FEARnet.com, the web's #1 genre site, guarantees fans will have a frightful Christmas and a happy new year with its Holiday Sweepstakes. Starting today through January 2, 2012 at 12 p.m. PT, you...

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12/19/2011
KNEW YOU WERE WAITING: THE BEST OF ARETHA FRANKLIN 1980-1998

The 70th birthday of Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin, winner of 15 Grammy Awards® and the first female ever to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, will be celebrated on March 25, 2012....

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12/16/2011
Best Animated Feature: ARTHUR CHRISTMAS Nominated for Golden Globe, Critics' Choice and Annie Awards

The 3D, CG-animated family comedy ARTHUR CHRISTMAS, an Aardman production for Sony Pictures Animation, added a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Animated Feature to a growing list of...

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12/15/2011
Legacy Recordings Celebrates Scorpions With Stateside Release of Two Essential New Titles: Comeblack, the New Studio Album of Covers & Classics From Germany's Seminal Metal Band, and Get Your Sting and Blackout - Live in 3D, a Mind-blowing State-of-the-a

Legacy Recordings is proud to announce the domestic release of two essential new titles from the seminal metal band Scorpions: Comeblack, a new album of classic rock covers and fresh performances...

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12/13/2011
Sony Music & Legacy Recordings Bringing the Ultimate Box Set Experience to Music Lovers of All Ages for the 2011 Holiday Season

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is bringing the box set experience to music lovers of all ages and tastes this holiday season with the release of incredible...

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12/13/2011
Share a Message of Support with the People of Japan This Holiday Season Through Sony's "Message to Japan" Web Site

In the midst of the holiday season, when thoughts often turn to those in need, Sony Corporation of America invites people around the world to share messages of encouragement and support with the...

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12/12/2011
"The Dr. Oz Show" Teams Up With the CDC to Underscore the Importance of Uncovering Your Relatives' Medical Background and Making the Pledge to Reduce Risk Factors for Heart Disease

The Emmy® Award-winning, nationally syndicated "The Dr. Oz Show" unveils the next step in Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation: Million Dollar You viewer health challenge, which is to learn your...

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12/12/2011
Interactive Health Technologies and Sony Team up to Bring Cutting Edge Technology into Schools to Increase Student Activity and Fitness

Interactive Health Technologies, LLC (IHT), an Austin-based technology company specializing in digital fitness systems that empower children and their families to improve their physical fitness,...

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12/10/2011
Sony Computer Entertainment America Announces The Last of Us™, a New PlayStation®3 Exclusive Developed by Naughty Dog

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC announced today The Last of Us™, a new franchise created exclusively for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Developed by Naughty Dog, the...

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12/08/2011
Sony Expands Radiology Product Offerings with Full Line of Diagnostic Displays

At the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Sony Electronics announced its plans to enter the radiology display space. The company is leveraging its proven expertise in...

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12/07/2011
EverQuest®II Is Now Free-To-Play

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced that massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) EverQuest(®)II (EQII) is now free-to-play. Beginning today, all PC users will be...

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12/07/2011
Simone Dinnerstein's Second Album on Sony Classical Traces the Shared Vocal Aspects in the Music of Bach and Schubert

Sony Classical will internationally release pianist Simone Dinnerstein's second album Something Almost Being Said: The Music of Bach and Schubert on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. The new album...

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12/06/2011
The Emmy® Award-winning "The Dr. Oz Show" to Feature Icon of Daytime Talk Oprah Winfrey in an Exclusive Interview About Transformation, Life After "the Oprah Winfrey Show", her New Series "Oprah's Next Chapter" and What's New on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Net

The Emmy® Award-winning, critically acclaimed and nationally syndicated "The Dr. Oz Show" features television pioneer and legend Oprah Winfrey as a guest of Dr. Oz on Wednesday, December 7th...

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12/06/2011
Dave Brubeck's 1959 Jazz Masterpiece Time Out Certified Double Platinum by RIAA

American jazz legend Dave Brubeck, who celebrates his 91st birthday today (December 6), reached another milestone recently when Time Out, his 1959 watershed masterpiece, was awarded Double...

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12/06/2011
"GIANT RECORD: PROFILE RECORDS RAP ANTHOLOGY" Charts the Dawn of Hip-Hop Culture in America and the Rise of Profile Records

At the peak of its success and influence during the 1980s and '90s, New York-based indie label Profile Records boasted an artist roster that read like the Who's Who of hip-hop and rap stars - from...

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12/06/2011
DC Universe™ Online Delivers Action-Packed Acceleration With New Lightning Strikes DLC Pack

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced that the second downloadable content (DLC) pack for DC Universe Online, Lightning Strikes, is now available. Featuring the scarlet speedster,...

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12/05/2011
Hotwire Reveals Special Holiday Edition of Travel Savings Indicator

Hotwire.com®, a leading discount travel site, today released a special 2011 winter holiday edition of the Hotwire® Travel Savings Indicator, which features the top five cities in North America...

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12/01/2011
Happy 91st Birthday, Dave Brubeck!

As family and friends around the world celebrate Dave Brubeck's 91st birthday on December 6, 2011, attention is also drawn to notable anniversaries of key albums in the Columbia Records...

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