MusiCares Person of the Year http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26578/all en Paul McCartney re-records song for animated YouTube clip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/mccartney-re-records-song-animated-youtube-clip Former Beatle Paul McCartney did not say why he re-recorded the song, but people who posted comments on YouTube speculated that the clip and accompanying music would be used for a new advertisement for Linda McCartney's line of vegetarian food products.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/mccartney-re-records-song-animated-youtube-clip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Heart of the Country Knights Bachelor Linda McCartney MusiCares Person of the Year Paul McCartney Paul McCartney Entertainment United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:30:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735811 at http://www.globalpost.com Singer Gloria Estefan, husband, plan Broadway show of their lives http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/singer-gloria-estefan-husband-plan-broadway-show-their-lives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan and her music entrepreneur husband, Emilio, are developing a new Broadway show based on their lives, the show's producer said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The couple is working with the Nederlander Organization on the show that will trace their lives from leaving Cuba to international stardom.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/singer-gloria-estefan-husband-plan-broadway-show-their-lives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuban exiles Gloria Estefan MusiCares Person of the Year Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:00:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746873 at http://www.globalpost.com Gloria Estefan's take on American Songbook due out in September http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130501/gloria-estefans-take-american-songbook-due-out-september <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Miami, May 1 (EFE).- Gloria Estefan's "The Standards," a celebration of the American Songbook, will go on sale Sept. 10, Sony Masterworks said.</p> <p>Reflecting the international nature of her audience, the disc features songs sung in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French.</p> <p>Estefan, who contributed to Frank Sinatra's 1993 "Duets" album and, more recently, to Tony Bennett's "Viva Duets," sought out singer-songwriter Laura Pausini, violinist Joshua Bell and saxophonist Dave Koz to collaborate on the project.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a 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Gershwin Prize for popular song and then saluted in two concerts, one in the White House.</p> <p>King is becoming the first female songwriter to win the prize, which was won by Stevie Wonder in 2009, Paul McCartney in 2010, and the songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David in 2012.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130522/carole-king-hits-dc-gershwin-salute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Music MusiCares Person of the Year Nationality Politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 23 May 2013 00:16:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5844293 at http://www.globalpost.com Singer Aretha Franklin cancels Michigan concert http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130712/singer-aretha-franklin-cancels-michigan-concert <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Soul music superstar Aretha Franklin on Friday canceled an upcoming concert in Michigan, citing recovery from health issues that forced her to postpone concerts earlier this year.</p> <p>Franklin, 71, said in an open letter to her fans that she was canceling her July 27 show at the DTE Energy Pine Knob Theater in Clarkston, Michigan, due to "miscalculation" of the end of her treatment.</p> <p>"It would be totally disruptive to stop them now and go into concert with total success right at the door," Franklin said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130712/singer-aretha-franklin-cancels-michigan-concert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Grammy Legend Award MusiCares Person of the Year Thomson Reuters Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:02:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5882823 at http://www.globalpost.com U2 frontman Bono receives France's highest cultural award http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130716/u2-frontman-bono-receives-frances-highest-cultural-award <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS (Reuters) - Irish rock star and anti-poverty activist Bono received France's highest cultural award on Tuesday for his contribution to music while being praised for using his fame to battle for humanitarian causes.</p> <p>The frontman of the rock band U2 was presented with the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by French Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti in a ceremony in Paris.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130716/u2-frontman-bono-receives-frances-highest-cultural-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bono Human Interest Music MusiCares Person of the Year Thomson Reuters Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:33:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5885725 at http://www.globalpost.com Stevie Wonder to boycott Florida over 'stand your ground' law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130716/stevie-wonder-boycott-florida-over-stand-your-ground-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Rhythm and blues singer Stevie Wonder said he will not perform in Florida until the state discards a "stand your ground" law that played a prominent role in the defense of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman who was acquitted in a racially charged murder trial.</p> <p>The black Rock and Roll Hall of Fame enshrinee made his comments at a concert on Sunday in Quebec City, Canada, according to a video posted on YouTube.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130716/stevie-wonder-boycott-florida-over-stand-your-ground-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MusiCares Person of the Year Stevie Wonder Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:33:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5885728 at http://www.globalpost.com Singer Carole King to get Grammys honor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130919/singer-carole-king-get-grammys-honor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Legendary US singer-songwriter Carole King was named Thursday as the recipient of an annual honor by organizers of the Grammys, the music industry's annual awards show set for January.</p> <p>King, whose 1971 album "Tapestry" stayed in the US music charts for six years, will be serenaded by artists including former partner James Taylor, as well as Lady Gaga, Bette Midler and the Dixie Chicks, when she is given the MusiCares Person of the Year award.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130919/singer-carole-king-get-grammys-honor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grammy Legend Award Music MusiCares Person of the Year AFP Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:47:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5939109 at http://www.globalpost.com Emilio Estefan becomes the face of Botran rum http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140202/emilio-estefan-becomes-the-face-botran-rum <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Miami, Feb 2 (EFE).- Music producer Emilio Estefan told Efe that he agreed to be the face of Botran rum in the United States because the deal will benefit the South Florida economy and send a message of unity in the Hispanic community.</p> <p>The deal was attractive because Botran rum is produced by a Guatemalan "family that has tradition and has proven that it makes the best rums in the world," the 60-year-old musician and businessman said.</p> <p>Ads for the rum will feature Estefan's face, and the music entrepreneur said he felt the move was the right one to make.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140202/emilio-estefan-becomes-the-face-botran-rum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuban exiles Emilio Estefan Gloria Estefan Human Interest MusiCares Person of the Year Agencia EFE Sun, 02 Feb 2014 19:31:39 +0000 Agencia EFE 6059604 at http://www.globalpost.com U2 freebie rakes in $3 million to combat AIDS http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140204/u2-freebie-rakes-3-million-combat-aids <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rock group U2's new single "Invisible" raised more than $3 million for the fight against AIDS during the 36 hours it was available for free on iTunes, it was revealed Tuesday.</p> <p>It scored more than one million downloads in the hour after it premiered in a Bank of America commercial during Sunday's Super Bowl, then picked up two million more until the free offer ended Monday midnight (0500 GMT Tuesday.)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140204/u2-freebie-rakes-3-million-combat-aids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bono MusiCares Person of the Year Social Issues U2 AFP Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:47:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6061437 at http://www.globalpost.com Aretha Franklin wishes for a little more music on 72nd birthday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140326/aretha-franklin-wishes-little-more-music-72nd-birthday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alicia Powell</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - On her 72nd birthday on Tuesday, soul singer Aretha Franklin is hoping her next year brings a new album for herself and record deals for the musical members of her family.</p> <p>Franklin, known as the "Queen of Soul" for her powerful voice and range, celebrated the milestone at a star-studded birthday party in New York over the weekend, attended by Denzel Washington and record label executive Clive Davis.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140326/aretha-franklin-wishes-little-more-music-72nd-birthday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aretha Franklin Grammy Legend Award MusiCares Person of the Year Thomson Reuters Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:25:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6105000 at http://www.globalpost.com Sting says he's not leaving his 6 kids "much money" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140623/sting-says-hes-not-leaving-his-6-kids-much-money <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>London, Jun 23 (EFE).- British rocker Sting said in an interview with the press that he did not plan to leave "much money" to his six children and did not believe in "trust funds."</p> <p>"I told them there won't be much money left because we are spending it! We have a lot of commitments. What comes in, we spend, and there isn't much left," Sting told the Mail newspaper.</p> <p>The 62-year-old former The Police frontman, whose real name is Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, told the newspaper that he frowned on passing down wealth.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140623/sting-says-hes-not-leaving-his-6-kids-much-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business English singers MusiCares Person of the Year Schoolteachers Agencia EFE Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:16:58 +0000 Agencia EFE 6184944 at http://www.globalpost.com Stevie Wonder blends hits at Montreux for Quincy Jones http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140716/stevie-wonder-blends-hits-at-montreux-quincy-jones <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p>MONTREUX Switzerland (Reuters) - Motown legend Stevie Wonder gave a soulful two-hour concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival on Wednesday night, blending his hits with covers of the Beatles and Michael Jackson for an audience that included producer Quincy Jones.</p> <p>The African-American singer and songwriter, wearing lime green sunglasses and braids down to his waist, headlined the 48th edition of the prestigious Swiss festival, fulfilling a longtime wish of its late founder Claude "Funky" Nobs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140716/stevie-wonder-blends-hits-at-montreux-quincy-jones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Montreux Music MusiCares Person of the Year Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jul 2014 03:50:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6206994 at http://www.globalpost.com U2's Bono says glaucoma is reason for trademark sunglasses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/141017/u2s-bono-says-glaucoma-reason-trademark-sunglasses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - U2 frontman Bono has revealed the mystery behind his trademark sunglasses. The Irish rocker has glaucoma.</p> <p>Bono told British TV chat show host Graham Norton he had suffered from the condition for two decades, according to a preview clip released on Friday ahead of the latest episode of BBC's "The Graham Norton Show".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/141017/u2s-bono-says-glaucoma-reason-trademark-sunglasses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bono Music MusiCares Person of the Year Thomson Reuters Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:31:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6288980 at http://www.globalpost.com La Musa prizes draw Latin artists to Miami Beach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/141019/la-musa-prizes-draw-latin-aritists-miami-beach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Miami, Oct 19 (EFE).- Artists, including singer Gloria Estefan, composer Omar Alfanno and singer David Bisbal, turned out at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, for the La Musa prizes.</p> <p>The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, or LSHOF, handed out the prizes on Saturday night, honoring Estefan and Alfanno, as well as Mexico's Lolita De La Colina and Spain's Rafael Perez Botija.</p> <p>This year's ceremony was "superior to last year's," LSHOF creater and event organizer Rudy Perez told Efe.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/141019/la-musa-prizes-draw-latin-aritists-miami-beach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cuban exiles Gloria Estefan Human Interest MusiCares Person of the Year Agencia EFE Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:45:48 +0000 Agencia EFE 6290039 at http://www.globalpost.com