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MTV announces Alicia Keys 'Unplugged'

Aug. 30, 2005 at 4:09 PM

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- MTV announced Tuesday it was kicking off a new generation of its "MTV Unplugged" series with a concert by Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys.

The music network will preview the first episode via broadband Sept. 15 on MTV.com and air the show on MTV Sept. 23. The concert was filmed last month at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Appearing with Keys were Common, Mos Def, Damian Marley and Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine.

The "Alicia Keys Unplugged" album and DVD will hit stores Oct. 11, MTV said in a news release.

"MTV Unplugged" debuted in 1989 and has featured such stars as Eric Clapton, Nirvana, Tony Bennett, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Alice in Chains and Mariah Carey.

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