Posts Tagged Music

Going after the A-list: Businesses pursue celebrity clients

In this June 30, 2013 file photo, R. Kelly performs onstage at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre  in Los Angeles. The owners of 5001 Flavors knew when they started the company 23 years ago they wanted to sell custom-made clothes to rap and R&B musicians. They sought out artists and record company executives at parties and music industry events. They looked in particular for up-and-coming artists. Now musicians like R. Kelly and Kid Rock are among their fans. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a dream for many small business owners: A-list celebrity clients.

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Obamas to host White House celebration of gospel music

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story April 14 about a gospel music celebration at the White House, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Loretta Lynch would be the first female U.S. attorney general. She would be the first black female attorney general.

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Michael Cerveris on the ‘draining, exhausting’ ‘Fun Home’

In this May 16, 2014 file photo, Michael Cerveris attends the Drama League Awards in New York. Cerveris will appear in "Fun Home," a musical based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel memoir. The show, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a hit with most of the same cast downtown last year, opens this month at Circle in the Square Theatre in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — As a kid, Michael Cerveris was a big fan of black-and-white monster movies. But his loyalties weren’t always with the humans.

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Duff admits to playing catch up in fast-paced music biz

In this March 30, 2015 file photo, actress and singer Hilary Duff poses for a portrait in New York. Duff stars in the new comedy series "Younger" and released a new single, a dance track called "Sparks." (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Though Hilary Duff is 27, when it comes to the music industry, she’s first to admit she’s trying to make up for lost time in the seven years since she last released an album.

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Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat to get BMI honor

In a Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, Alexandre Desplat accepts the award for original score in a feature film for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” at the Oscars, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Broadcast Music, Inc. announced Wednesday, April 15, 2015, that the French composer will be honored at its 2015 Film & Television Awards on May 13. Desplat won the Academy Award for best original score for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” in February. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexandre Desplat, who won his first Oscar this year, will receive the BMI Icon Award next month.

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