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12/18/2008
Sony Updates ACIDplanet.com Social Networking Web Site for Independent Musicians

Sony Creative Software, a leading provider of professional video and audio production applications, has unveiled its newly redesigned ACIDplanet.com Web site, the Internet's premier destination...

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12/17/2008
Rory Bruer Named President, Worldwide Distribution

In a move that consolidates Sony Pictures' worldwide theatrical distribution activities under one roof, Rory Bruer has been promoted to president of worldwide distribution, it was announced today...

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12/16/2008
Sony Teams With FOX Sports to Simulcast Live 3D Coverage of FedEx BCS Championship Game at CES and Theaters

Sony Electronics is teaming with FOX Sports and an all-star roster of technology providers to deliver the first live 3D presentation of next month's college football FedEx Bowl Championship Series...

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12/15/2008
Sony Pictures Entertainment Promotes Andrew Gumpert to President, Business Affairs and Administration for Columbia Pictures

Andrew Gumpert has been promoted to President of Business Affairs and Administration for Columbia Pictures; it was announced today by Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures...

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12/15/2008
Myth Becomes Reality: Award-Winning Franchise Makes Debut on PLAYSTATION®3 With God of War®3

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced today, the unveil of God of War®3 -- the last installment of the multi-million unit franchise -- exclusively on the PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™)...

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12/12/2008
America's Cellphones Are Ringing in the Yuletide With the Best-Selling Seasonal Sounds of Holiday Ringtones from Sony Music Entertainment

America's cell phones are ringing with the festive sounds of holiday ringtones from Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Legacy is celebrating the 2008 holiday season with a...

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12/12/2008
AC/DC Add Stadium Dates to the Black Ice World Tour

AC/DC add stadium shows to their Black Ice World Tour beginning in Leipzig, Germany on May 13, 2009 and running through June 30, 2009 in Glasgow, Scotland. AC/DC kicked off their hugely successful...

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12/11/2008
Renowned Top Designer and Director Thierry Mugler On-Board as Creative Advisor and Costume Designer for Beyonce's 'I Am...' World Tour

The world-renowned top designer, director and photographer Thierry Mugler will work as creative advisor and costume designer for Beyonce on the international superstar's upcoming world tour slated...

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12/10/2008
European Dates Announced for Beyonce's 'I Am...' World Tour

European dates have been announced for Beyonce's "I AM..." World Tour, beginning Sunday, April 26 in Croatia and running through Sunday May 31 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast (please see itinerary...

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12/10/2008
Pearl Jam Announces the Reissue of Band's Debut Album, Ten: Four Special Edition Packages in Stores March 24, 2009

Ten, the debut album that sold 12 million copies and introduced the world to Pearl Jam in 1991, will be reissued in four (4) new and expanded editions. Pre-orders of the Super Deluxe Edition begin...

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12/10/2008
Britney Spears' 'Circus' Bows at #1

This week, Britney Spears secures her status as an iconic superstar with the release of her newest album, Circus (Jive Records). Additionally, Spears makes music history by becoming the first...

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12/10/2008
PlayStation®Home Beta Service Will Become Available to All PLAYSTATION®3 Users on December 11

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that its highly anticipated PlayStation®Home Beta service for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3®) will become available for all PS3 users around the...

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12/09/2008
Sony to Discontinue Westmoreland Operation

Sony Electronics employees at its Pittsburgh Technology Center were advised today that the company will be discontinuing all of its operations at the Westmoreland County facility over the next 16...

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12/05/2008
Contemporary R&B Master Raphael Saadiq Scores Three Grammy Nominations with The Way I See It

It's been a big week for R&B performer Raphael Saadiq, whose critically acclaimed new album, The Way I See It, has just been named iTunes #1 Best Album of 2008. With an average customer rating of...

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12/05/2008
'Beyonce & Solange: Hope For The Holidays' Concert Cancelled Due to Scheduling Conflicts

"Beyonce and Solange: Hope For The Holidays," a benefit concert scheduled for December 9 at Houston's House of Blues, has been cancelled until further notice, due to a set of irresolvable...

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12/05/2008
Sony Unveils Another World First: The BRAVIA-drome

Sony today announced its first worldwide creative campaign for Sony BRAVIA® televisions. The company built the BRAVIA-drome, the centerpiece for Sony's latest marketing campaign, to provide...

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12/04/2008
UK Singing Sensation Adele Garners Four Grammy Nominations

20 year old, London born singer-songwriter Adele has received four Grammy Award nominations in association with her XL/Columbia Records debut album 19. Adele has been nominated in the categories...

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12/04/2008
Kristin Chenoweth Soars to the Top on Billboard's Chart With New Holiday CD A Lovely Way To Spend Christmas

Sony Masterworks is pleased to announce that Kristin Chenoweth's recently released holiday recording, A Lovely Way To Spend Christmas, has garnered the highest sales and chart ranking in her...

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12/02/2008
Sony Pictures Classics Took an Impressive 18 Nominations for the 2009 Film Independent's Spirit Awards

Sony Pictures Classics took an impressive 18 Spirit nominations (in a addition to "Synecdoche, New York" winning a special Robert Altman Award) which were announced this morning in Los Angeles for...

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12/02/2008
SingStar® Lets You Be the 'Dancing Queen' This Holiday Season With SingStar® ABBA

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today announced the release of this season's latest SingStar® sensation, SingStar® ABBA, available for both the PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) and the...

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12/01/2008
Steve Winwood -- Recently Named One of Rolling Stone's '100 Greatest Singers of All Time' - Celebrating the New Year with Select East Coast Concert Performances in January 2009

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Steve Winwood, recently named one of Rolling Stone magazine's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time," will ring in the New Year with a series of East Coast concert...

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12/01/2008
New Sony SXRD Projector Brings Life-Like Imagery to Simulation Industry

ITSEC BOOTH #3527 -- Sony is introducing the VPL-GH10, the first SXRD® high-resolution professional projector specifically designed for the simulation, training and industrial visualization...

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12/01/2008
Contemporary R&B Artist Raphael Saadiq Set to Perform at the Legendary Philadelphia International Records Gamble Huff Recording Studios for Special Radio Program Hosted by DJ Butterball for WDAS Radio FM - Philly's Best R&B & Classic Soul Station

'Tis the season to celebrate the classic soul sounds of Philadelphia International Records, the groundbreaking hit-making record label founded by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff in 1971. A fantastic...

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11/28/2008
Sony Computer Entertainment America Gives Reason to Stay Warm this Winter with Titles for PLAYSTATION®3 Computer Entertainment System, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) System, and PlayStation®2 System

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today unveiled comprehensive line up of software for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™), PSP® (PlayStation®Portable), and PlayStation®2 available during the...

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11/26/2008
'Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia,' Part One of a Two-Part PBS Television Special Celebrating the Classic Philly Soul of Gamble & Huff, Set to Premiere Thanksgiving Weekend

Part one of "Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia" -- a two-part PBS television special celebrating the enduring musical legacy of the mythic musical production/songwriting duo Kenny Gamble &...

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