Jim Bessman

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    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST "The Rolling Stones Singles 1968-1971" CD boxed set includes MusicnotesXtra technology featuring digital sheet music and pick-hand view of proper technique for the guitar parts. Read Jim Bessman's col "The Rolling Stones Single ...

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    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jane Siberry introduces "Jane 101," a five-song career overview sampler, for her rookie fans. Read Jim Bessman's column. Jane Siberry introduces "Jane 101," a five-song career overview sampler, for her rookie fans. Read Ji ...

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    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST The ninth annual ASCAP Foundation Awards honors late lyricist Bob Russell during its Lifetime Achievement Award presentations. Read Jim Bessman's column. The ninth annual ASCAP Foundation Awards honors late lyricist Bob Russell during its Lif ...

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    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Algerian folk-rocker Souad Massi works on developing her career in the Unites States. Read Jim Bessman's column. Algerian folk-rocker Souad Massi works on developing her career in the Unites States. Read Jim Bessman's column. News Souad ...

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    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Freddie Gershon's "Broadway Junior Collection" program helps public schools mount musical theater productions. Read Jim Bessman's column. Freddie Gershon's "Broadway Junior Collection" program helps public school ...

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    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Melissa Manchester ends her 10-year recording hiatus with her Koch records album "When I Look Down That Road." Read Jim Bessman's column. Melissa Manchester ends her 10-year recording hiatus with her Koch records album "When I ...

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    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST England's Boosey & Hawkes and Germany's Schott Musik International team up as European American Music Distributors in New York. Read Jim Bessman's column. England's Boosey & Hawkes and Germany's Schott Musik In ...

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    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The title of Tony Bennett's new RPM/Columbia album, "The Art of Romance," harks back to "The Art of Excellence," the 1986 set that jump-started his career resurgence. Read Jim Bessman's column. The title of Tony Benne ...

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    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Marcy Drexler signs singer/songwriters Edwin McCain and Vaneese Thomas to her new company, Smoking Caterpillar Music. Read Jim Bessman's column. Marcy Drexler signs singer/songwriters Edwin McCain and Vaneese Thomas to her new company, Smokin ...

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    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT William Shatner has again teamed with alt-rock piano man Ben Folds to go where no artist has gone before with his Oct. 5 Shout Factory album, "Has Been." Read Jim Bessman's column. William Shatner has again teamed with alt-rock pian ...

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    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Murray Weinstock offers a dog's point of view on "Tails of the City," inspired by his late dachshund, Sparky. Read Jim Bessman's column. Murray Weinstock offers a dog's point of view on "Tails of the City," inspi ...

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    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mark Shoenfeld and Barri McPherson fuse their talents into a theatrical creation, "Brooklyn the Musical." Read Jim Bessman's column. Mark Shoenfeld and Barri McPherson fuse their talents into a theatrical creation, "Brooklyn th ...

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    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tony Joe White and Shelby Lynne cook up songs by the campfire for White's new album, "The Heroines." Read Jim Bessman's column. Tony Joe White and Shelby Lynne cook up songs by the campfire for White's new album, "The ...

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    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Next Decade extends its exclusive songwriting and co-publishing deal with "Queen of Trance" Jan Johnston. Read Jim Bessman's column. Next Decade extends its exclusive songwriting and co-publishing deal with "Queen of Trance&quo ...

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    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley distills Bill Anderson and Jon Randall's "Whiskey Lullaby" into a chart-topper. Read Jim Bessman's column. Brad Paisley distills Bill Anderson and Jon Randall's "Whiskey Lullaby" into a chart-topper. ...

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    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The ASCAP Foundation develops programs to preserve the works of Irving Caesar. Read Jim Bessman's column. The ASCAP Foundation develops programs to preserve the works of Irving Caesar. Read Jim Bessman's column. News Irving Caesar , Jim ...

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    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard Song Contest marks its 12th year by holding its first winners' showcase in Tulsa. Read Jim Bessman's column. The Billboard Song Contest marks its 12th year by holding its first winners' showcase in Tulsa. Read Jim Bess ...

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    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello recently introduced his orchestral work at the Lincoln Center Festival. Read Jim Bessman's column. Elvis Costello recently introduced his orchestral work at the Lincoln Center Festival. Read Jim Bessman's column. News Jim ...

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    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Richard Barone will celebrate "Not So Great" songs in his upcoming show at Central Park SummerStage. Read Jim Bessman's column. Richard Barone will celebrate "Not So Great" songs in his upcoming show at Central Park Summer ...

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    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In biopic "De-Lovely," contemporary artists introduce Cole Porter's work to a new audience. Read Jim Bessman's column. In biopic "De-Lovely," contemporary artists introduce Cole Porter's work to a new audience. R ...

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    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Songwriters Hall of Fame dinner in New York was just one major celebration in a week of publishing events. Read Jim Bessman's column. The Songwriters Hall of Fame dinner in New York was just one major celebration in a week of publishing e ...

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    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT American Film Institute presents "AFI's 100 Years . . . 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies." Read Jim Bessman's column. American Film Institute presents "AFI's 100 Years . . . 100 Songs: America� ...

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    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Graham Parker takes an abrupt musical turn on his Bloodshot set, "Your Country." Read Jim Bessman's column. Graham Parker takes an abrupt musical turn on his Bloodshot set, "Your Country." Read Jim Bessman's column. N ...

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    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Oh Boy Records releases three Kris Kristofferson titles, including the two-disc hits compilation "The Essential Kris Kristofferson." Read Jim Bessman's column. Oh Boy Records releases three Kris Kristofferson titles, including the t ...

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    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An animated representation of the legendary Beach Boy will star in a mid-summer episode of the Cartoon Network's hit series "Duck Dodgers." Read Jim Bessman's column. An animated representation of the legendary Beach Boy will s ...

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    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An animated representation of the legendary Beach Boy will star in a mid-summer episode of the Cartoon Network's hit series "Duck Dodgers." Read Jim Bessman's column. An animated representation of the legendary Beach Boy will s ...

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    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legendary African-American a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock is still going strong after 30 years. Read Jim Bessman's column. Legendary African-American a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock is still going strong after 30 year ...

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    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clay Aiken's rendition of Neil Sedaka's "Solitaire" proves the timelessness of the songwriter's material. Read Jim Bessman's column. Clay Aiken's rendition of Neil Sedaka's "Solitaire" proves the t ...

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    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Arc Music Group broadens its global catalog by signing Groovie Ghoulies and Jabali Afrika. Read Jim Bessman's column. Arc Music Group broadens its global catalog by signing Groovie Ghoulies and Jabali Afrika. Read Jim Bessman's column. N ...