Briefly: Paula Abdul, Kenny Rogers, Art Garfunkel, Bacardi B-Live
Though she's currently known best for her role as a judge on the Fox-TV hit "American Idol," Virgin/EMI Records will give former pop-singer Paula Abdul's past a nod with a forthcoming best-of set titled "Greatest Hits: Straight Up!"
Set for release on May 8, the collection will feature 18 tracks, among them all six of Abdul's No. 1 singles, which include "Forever Your Girl," "Cold Hearted" and title track "Straight Up."
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The life of light-country legend Kenny Rogers is documented in the PBS special "Kenny Rogers: The Journey," which premieres this month. The one-hour presentation features concert footage filmed last April in Indiana, along with classic concert footage from the '70s, '80s and '90s that includes duets with Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Sheena Easton and Kim Carnes, according to a press release.
Fans--who can get showtimes from their local PBS affiliates--will also be able to buy the program in DVD form, according to Janson Media.
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Art Garfunkel and his band will be featured on cable-television channel A&E's "Breakfast with the Arts," which airs March 18. The group will perform material from Garfunkel's recently released collection of American standards, as well as hits from the Simon & Garfunkel catalog, according to a press release.
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DJ Paul Oakenfold; Camp Freddy (featuring Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney of Jane's Addiction; Alanis Morissette; Scott Weiland and Matt Sorum of Velvet Revolver; Billy Morrison of The Cult and Donovan Leitch, along with special guests Mark McGrath, Jerry Cantrell, Duff McKagan and Billy Duffy); and DJ AM with Travis Barker (+44, Blink-182) will headline a St. Patrick's Day (3/17) concert in Miami.
Dubbed "Bacardi B-Live," the concert is sponsored by the rum distributor, which plans to donate the proceeds to Miami's Lyric Theater "in an effort to help support, preserve and promote Miami's rich musical history," according to a press release, which goes on to say that the theater is "a part of the Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida."
Ticket information and other details are available at the event's website.