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SV Staff Posted: Aug 17, 2007 0 comments
Or so the masses seem to be saying. The Compact Disc is indeed 25 years old today. On August 17, 1982, the first discs were born in Germany. They contained Richard Strauss's Alpine Symphony, but the first commercially available release would be...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2007 0 comments
Another big announcement today. Complete press release below. And how's this for an excellent new photo? -Ken Richardson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 16, 2007 Bruce Springsteen's Magic Set for October 2 Release on Columbia Records Magic, Bruce...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 16, 2007 0 comments
As you may recall, I landed a super-advance copy of Fear of a Blank Planet on DVD-Audio for an exclusive review in the May issue. Herewith, today's press release.-Ken Richardson Porcupine Tree Marks Fall 2007 with Biggest-Ever U.S. Tour and New...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 15, 2007 0 comments
Here's a tip of the Yankee cap - or whatever hat you're wearing, baseball fan - to Phil Rizzuto, the Bronx Bombers' shortstopping/broadcasting Scooter, who died Monday night at the age of 89. If you're looking for the sports story here . . ....
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 14, 2007 0 comments
As a follow-up to Ken Pohlmann's story on Apple and EMI vs. DRM: The Universal Music Group has announced that it, too, will begin selling its catalog online without Digital Rights Management. However, Universal won't be making its entire catalog...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 13, 2007 0 comments
"Diamond" David Lee Roth, that is - and to (cleanly) quote the T-shirt that Stella McCartney wore to her Dad's solo induction into the Roll & Roll Hall of Fame: About F---ing Time! Yes, the big Van Halen tour was announced just a...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 13, 2007 0 comments
The answer is: Dying within two weeks of each other, these three titans influenced visual media immeasurably. Who were Ingmar Bergman, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Merv Griffin? That's correct for $1,000! Ah yes, in the Arts & Entertainment...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 09, 2007 0 comments
How's this for a double bill - Vanilla Fudge and Deep Purple at Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday night (8/7). Or, to be more specific, the original Vanilla Fudge and Deep Purple Mark 8. Either way, it was a must-do event. Local Long Island boys...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 09, 2007 0 comments
Hot on the heels of the big Led Zeppelin announcement (see my post below) comes word that David Gilmour's imminent DVD, Remember That Night: Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Columbia), will also be available on both Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD. Each of...
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SV Staff Posted: Aug 08, 2007 0 comments
Of all the directors I've ever talked to, no two have ever taken the same approach to watching movies at home - which isn't too surprising, since each has had an extremely idiosyncratic approach to making movies.   Pete, with his son Bob...

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