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Bonnie Raitt, T Bone Burnett honor Everly Brothers with pre-Grammys performance

Bonnie Raitt, T Bone Burnett honor Everly Brothers with pre-Grammys performance

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Bonnie Raitt and other Grammy Awards participants gathered for a pre-awards concert honoring the late Phil Everly.
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Celebrities send letter to Calif. Gov. protesting solitary confinement

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) -- Celebrities and political figures like Jay Leno and Jesse Jackson joined a hunger strike to call for an end to California's use of isolation in prisons.
Kennedy Center comics target Obama

Kennedy Center comics target Obama

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- President Obama and some of the seven award recipients were targets of comedians' jokes Sunday night at the Kennedy Center Honors program in Washington.

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Hollie Cavanagh gets the boot on 'Idol'

Hollie Cavanagh gets the boot on 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, May 11 (UPI) -- Hollie Cavanagh, an 18-year-old British-born singer living in Texas, was voted off "American Idol" in Los Angeles.

Jazz fest not tripped up by cancellations

NEW ORLEANS, April 28 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett and Cee Lo Green were announced as last-minute headliners for the New Orleans Jazz Fest after several cancellations.
'Tuskegee' still No. 1 on album chart

'Tuskegee' still No. 1 on album chart

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a second week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Lionel Richie tops U.S. album chart

Lionel Richie tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, April 18 (UPI) -- Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Raitt releases album on own label

Raitt releases album on own label

MARIN, Calif., April 7 (UPI) -- American blues singer Bonnie Raitt told Parade magazine she enjoyed the control she had by releasing her latest album, "Slipstream," on her own label.
Adele cleans up at Grammy Awards

Adele cleans up at Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- British soul singer Adele won six Grammy Awards, including the top prize of Album of the Year, in Los Angeles Sunday night.
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Chris Brown to return to the Grammys

Chris Brown to return to the Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Chris Brown is to perform at the 54th annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS said Tuesday.
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Jim Carrey's daughter tries out for 'Idol'

Jim Carrey's daughter tries out for 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Actor Jim Carrey's 24-year-old daughter Jane has auditioned for "American Idol" in San Diego.
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Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues singer-songwriter, born in Burbank, California. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of acclaimed roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country, but she is perhaps best known for her more commercially accessible recordings in the 1990s including "Nick of Time", "Something to Talk About", "Love Sneakin' Up on You", and the slow ballad "I Can't Make You Love Me". Raitt has received nine Grammy Awards in her career and is a lifelong political activist.

Raitt, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt and his first wife, pianist Marjorie Haydock, began playing guitar at an early age, something few of her high school female friends did. Later she would become famous for her bottleneck-style guitar playing. "I had played a little at school and at camp", she later recalled in a July 2002 interview. The camp Raitt refers to is Camp Regis-Applejack, located in the heart of the Adirondacks.

My parents would drag me out to perform for my family, like all parents do, but it was a hobby—nothing more... I think people must wonder how a white girl like me became a blues guitarist. The truth is, I never intended to do this for a living. I grew up... in a Quaker family, and for me being Quaker was a political calling rather than a religious one.

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