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01/24/2002
989 Sports® to Put 6-0 Super Bowl Record on the Line in New Orleans at The Seventh Annual 'Game Before the Game®'

989 Sports® will put its unprecedented 6-0 "Game Before the Game®" record on the line Thursday, January 31, 2002 at the Coca-Cola and America Online Present The NFL Experience at Super Bowl...

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01/23/2002
Sony Online Entertainment and NCsoft Join Forces To Expand the World of EverQuest® in Asia

Sony Online Entertainment Inc., a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, and NCsoft™ Corp., the world's largest independent online game company, announced today a strategic...

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01/23/2002
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Introduces PS one™ and LCD Screen Combo Unit for $199.99

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that it shipped the new PS one™ and LCD Screen Combo, a package including the PS one™ game console and LCD Screen (for PS one™),...

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01/22/2002
Sony Online Entertainment, Gateway and Intel Offer Cutting-Edge Technology and Content to Gaming Enthusiasts

Sony Online Entertainment Inc., a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, announced today a joint effort with Gateway Inc. and Intel Corporation to promote EverQuest®, the...

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01/22/2002
The Creators of the Music Videogame Genre Return With Parappa the Rapper® 2 Exclusively on PlayStation®2

Original Rap Star's Back in the House in an All-New Adventure From Acclaimed Development Team FOSTER CITY, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today...

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01/21/2002
Columbia Records Releasing the Essential Barbra Streisand

Columbia Records is releasing The Essential Barbra Streisand, the definitive career-spanning overview of the artist's 40 years on the label. The Essential Barbra Streisand brings together for the...

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01/18/2002
PlayStation® Touring Attraction Comes to Atlanta

40-Foot 'PlayStation GameMobile' Brings Free Videogaming Fun And Entertainment to Atlanta at the Perimeter Mall WHO: Industry leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., maker of the world's...

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01/17/2002
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Sponsors ESPN Winter X Games VI

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that it is one of the associate sponsors of the sixth annual ESPN Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado, January 17-20, 2002. The company joins...

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01/16/2002
Renowned Virtuoso Jazz Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval Showcases His Prowess as a Pianist on Debut Album for Crescent Moon/Columbia Records

Sandoval's Piano Trio Performs Spirited New Compositions As Well as Distinctive Takes on Jazz Standards My Passion For The Piano in Stores Tuesday, March 12 NEW YORK, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- On My...

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01/15/2002
Are You Man Enough to Light Up the Stage? 'Ricki Lake' Is Spanning the Globe in Search of the World's Most Magnificent Men to Participate in 'Ricki's International Hunk Showdown'

Join Hunks from Israel, Holland, Ireland, England and Canada as They Vie For The Crown of 'Hottest Hunk in the World' "Ricki Lake" has seen its fair share of beautiful men during the past nine...

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01/14/2002
Five-Time Oscar-Winning Composer John Williams Premieres His Official Theme For The 2002 Olympic Winter Games on Sony Classical's 'American Journey' - The Official Album of The Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games

Williams To Conduct 'Call of the Champions' With Utah Symphony and Mormon Tabernacle Choir At Opening Ceremony on February 8, 2002 CD Released on January 15, 2002 NEW YORK, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ --...

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01/11/2002
Court Dismisses Copyright Lawsuit Against Marc Anthony

The court has dismissed a lawsuit filed last year against singer Marc Anthony, which alleged that his award-winning hit song "I Need to Know" was not written by Anthony and composer/producer Cory...

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01/10/2002
PlayStation® Touring Attraction Comes to St. Petersburg

40-Foot 'PlayStation GameMobile' Brings Free Videogaming Fun and Entertainment To St. Petersburg at the Tyrone Square Mall WHO: Videogame industry leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.,...

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01/09/2002
/C O R R E C T I O N -- Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc./

In the news release, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Posts Record-Breaking PlayStation®2 Holiday Sales Due to Buoyant Software Market, issued earlier today by Sony Computer Entertainment...

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01/09/2002
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Posts Record-Breaking PlayStation®2 Holiday Sales Due to Buoyant Software Market

With retailers proclaiming landmark holiday sales in the games sector, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. today announced that it contributed significantly to the overall selling season with...

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01/08/2002
Gracenote and Philips Announce Agreement to Bring CD Music Recognition To Latest Home Audio Devices

Gracenote today announced an agreement to bring music recognition to Philips' Streamium MC-i 200 broadband-connected micro hi-fi system. This agreement gives Philips access to Gracenote's global...

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01/08/2002
Mac Users of All-Ages Can Now Experience the Best In Online Entertainment at station.com

Sony Online Entertainment Inc., (SOE) announced today that its top games at The Station® ( http://www.station.com/ ) are now available to the more than 25 million Mac users. In addition, SOE will...

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01/08/2002
Screenblast Executives Available for Comment 2002 International CES / Las Vegas January 8 - 11, 2002

WHAT: The 2002 CES will bring more than 2,000 exhibitors and 110,000 attendees together to showcase the latest innovations in digital video, high-end or "extreme" audio, wireless communications,...

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01/07/2002
Muhammad Ali to Be Honored With 'Muhammad Ali Day' Proclamation in Los Angeles

Your Coverage is Invited at the Following Two Events On Tuesday, January 8, 2002 MAYOR JIM HAHN AND LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL "Muhammad Ali Day" Proclamation TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2002 Press...

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01/07/2002
Screenblast Executives Available for Comment 2002 International CES / Las Vegas January 8 - 11, 2002

WHAT: The 2002 CES will bring more than 2,000 exhibitors and 110,000 attendees together to showcase the latest innovations in digital video, high-end or "extreme" audio, wireless communications,...

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01/04/2002
Train Pulls Up With Five Grammy Nominations For Title Track From Double Platinum Drops of Jupiter

Columbia Records rock group Train has garnered nominations in five categories--including Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year -- for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards it was announced today....

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01/04/2002
John Ondrasik & Five For Fighting Earn Grammy Nomination For 'Superman (It's Not Easy)'

Columbia Records -- John Ondrasik and his band, Five For Fighting, have been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal category it was announced today...

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01/04/2002
Legendary Performer Tony Bennett Nominated for Grammy Award in Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals Category for Duet With Billy Joel on 'New York State Of Mind'

Bennett to Appear on 'The Today Show' on January 14 for the Program's 50th Anniversary The King Center in Atlanta to Honor Bennett with 'Salute To Greatness Award' on January 20 NEW YORK, Jan. 4...

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12/26/2001
Columbia Pictures' 'Ali' Packs a Punch With The Biggest Christmas Day Opening Ever

Columbia Pictures' "Ali," starring Will Smith as the charismatic boxing champ and directed by Michael Mann, debuted yesterday with $10,216,625 in box office receipts, claiming the title as the...

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12/26/2001
Post-Holiday Story / Interview Opportunity From Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment

WHAT: So, it's the day after Christmas, now what? Millions will have unwrapped a digital camera, camcorder, MP3 player or other digital device. And far too many consumers will be left scratching...

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